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Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
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Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion


Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Macadamia integrifolia Seed Oil (Macadamia Nut Oil), Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Stearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Farnesol, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid.

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So far so good
Reviewed on January 5, 2018

My skin is oily at tmes and dry at times but this moisturiser has been giving me relief from the irritation of topical lotions.

Only been using it a short time, but for now I'm happy.

I just use it once at night because unfortunately it does leave a very greasy look to the skin. A small amount is all that is needed.


I test patched this on my next and forehead..they have both broken out with pimples everywhere. Don't recommend.

Great overall moisturizer
Reviewed on August 5, 2017

I've used this moisturizer for a long time, I made the switch when the Acne.org moisturizer formula was changed several years ago. That change left my face super dry no matter how liberally I applied it, so I gave Cetaphil a try and fell in love.

I've found it doesn't irritate my skin or lend to causing breakouts. I can use it for morning or night, and I can use it on my hands, neck, etc. It's versatile.

The biggest drawback is that it can leave you with a sheen on your face, so if you prefer a more matte moisturizer you'll want to look elsewhere. I have dry skin and this leaves me looking a bit greasy.

Reviewed on July 23, 2017

DO NOT PUT THIS ON YOUR FACE IF YOU HAVE MODERATE TO SEVERE ACNE. I only used this product twice and I now have at least 5 more pimples. It's supposed to be non-comedogenic but my pores are ridiculously clogged right now. I started using the cetaphil oil control foam face wash and it seems to work fine, but it's a little drying so I wanted to try their moisturizing products. Huge mistake. I only recommend this if you are not acne prone because it WILL cause angry, clogged pores. I have never used any cetaphil products before so I didn't know what to expect. I may have used too much the first time, it left the greasiest sheen on my face. The second time I used a pea sized amount. A little goes a very long way with this product. it seemed to have soaked in fine but it felt super heavy and throughout the day my face just continued to get even more oily. Don't waste the 2 dollars that this costs.

Moisture moisture moisture
Reviewed on July 13, 2017

This product is great if you're looking for a deeply hydrating, sensitive moisturiser. Perfect to use while treating the skin with BP. However, I do find that it can leave the skin looking a little greasy. I have combination skin so I only use Cetaphil on my dry cheeks during the day. But at night I use it all over and find that it moisturises my face really well overnight, even though it looks a little shiny.

Very effective
Reviewed on June 14, 2017

Less seems to be more. At first I must have been applying on too much because this lotion was staying on my face for a long time, but when I started applying just a pea-size amount, my skin soaked it in no problem, and my face would feel very nice. I went through a lot of moisturizers that would combat dryness after applying BHA, but none have been effective as this product.

Reviewed on June 8, 2017

This is the one and only product that has worked for me. Seriously I've tried dozens of other moisturizers and none of them worked at all. I guess I just have super dry skin. If you're a super (and I mean super duper) dry guy like me you probably won't have that greasy feeling afterwards because your skin will absorb it all in a matter of seconds. I guess I'm lucky sense I don't get breakouts like everyone else in the comments keeps saying. If I could give this a 10 out of 5 stars I would. Cetaphil has saved my skin. My skin looked horrible prior to using this product. Everybody is different, if its giving you cancer and causing breakouts then stop using it but if its the perfect match for your skin then keep using it. I haven't had a problem with it at all so far and I've been using it for over 2 years now. Had all the tests and procedures done to check for cancer and guess what....I DONT HAVE CANCER! Honestly I prefer not having itchy scaly skin. Until I can find an "all natural" moisturizer that can handle my skin I'm just gonna stick to Cetaphil. I'm as dry as they come so that's why it works for me. Oh and a greasy face is easier to handle then a dry one. Just carry a paper towel in your pocket and bam just like that problem solved. But for us super dry guys we can't necessarily carry a bottle of lotion with us everywhere. So having it dry is worse. Avoiding breakouts is easier too just wash your face 2 times a day with warm water, use a cleanser brush and a cleanser bar.

Reviewed on May 30, 2017

This product seems good from an eyes point of view, but if you have dry and sensitive skin like me I recommend for you to not try this product because I makes your face red and irritated.

Greasy sh*t and overrated.
Reviewed on February 20, 2017

This moisturiser never absorbs at all, it leaves a nasty greasy sticky film on your face that stays like that for hours on end. I don't know why people think it makes your face smooth, when in reality it feels like putting cooking oil on your face. It doesn't feel satisfying to put on your skin at all, in fact, I'm always disgusted everytime I put this crap on. The worst part is that when you wake up, your face will feel even greasier than ever. I do not recommend, this product is completely overrated.

Broke me out terribly!!
Reviewed on February 6, 2017

I have been searching for a substitute moisturiser for when I'm using the acne.org regimen and I tried this. After first apply my skin was sooooo much more hydrated and it felt great. But only after 2 days of using it my skin broke out TERRIBLY. 7 new pimples in. my face, and they are not small....Pls. help if anyone has a good substitute that doesn't cause pimples.

Its good
Reviewed on December 30, 2016

This lotion is great because it wont break you out, has no smell, and is really moisturising. However, the bottle says that it is on the"light" side but the cream is actually quite heavy, almost like an eczema emollient. I can feel it on my skin hours after applying. I have no problem with this i just think that its a bit misleading to call it "light". When i put paper towels on my face after applying this, they will stick to my face (twice!) if i dont do this, ill be a little oily and my hair will look greasy the next morning from rubbing against my face. Other than that i like to use cetaphil on my dry acne prone back because it keeps the flakes away for a good day but the bottle is quite pricey for something so small.

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