Cetaphil : Moisturizing Cream

93 Reviews

Water (Purified), Petrolatum, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glycerin, Dimethicone (and Dimethiconol), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, PEG 30 Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol.

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May 15, 2018
A bit too thick for the face
10 years ago when I was 14 my dermatologist recommended I use this for a hydrating lotion to accompany my Aczone and Differin 0.3%. I used it until I was 20 and I'm not sure why I ever changed! This was before the blue to green bottle change. They've changed the formula and added face and body moisturizers. Unbeknownst to me, I grabbed the body hydrating cream. This stuff is magic, but might be a bit too thick now for my poor face. I have severe dryness from changing skin products and this is my miracle. I do notice clogged pores, but am not sure if it's from other products to try and restore hydration. I'm going to have to try the face hydrating cream or lotion, but Cetaphil had always been my go to during the most hormonal periods of my life.
September 9, 2016
A must have on my regimen
I initially didn't like this product as I thought the consistency was way too thick for regular applications. Turns out this is the only moisturizer that's strong enough to counter my flaking due to the use of BP. I now use this every night as a vital part of my regimen. I love my BP but it can really dry out my skin. This product makes sure that doesn't happen.
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January 31, 2015
Very moisturising
This moisturiser is very thick and yes it will take some time to get used to. I would recommend this to everyone to try since there isn't any ingredients that are unhealthy for your skin. It is a very simple moisturiser and is especially good when you have a very dry skin.
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August 28, 2013
Would've given it a 3.5 star rating. It's not the best but it gets the job done.


Keeps my face really moisturized, doesn't dry out.
Controlled my flaking to a great degree.
Doesn't smell bad.


Gets my face greasy after a few hours of application
Consistency makes it hard to smear around.

Since I'm using the benzoyl peroxide, I usually get dried out and flake. I've been using Celeteque moisturizer for a couple of months now but it doesn't moisturize as good as the Cetaphil moisturizing cream. I've been using it for 2 weeks and it really made a great difference on controlling my flakes and keeping my skin moisturized, now here are some things that I don't like about it. First, it's really hard to smear around my face, I don't know why but you're going to take more getting your face prepped with this. Second, it makes my face greasy. The consistency is really thick. Overall it's pretty good, not great but good enough.
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June 26, 2013
Flakes Be Gone!


Extremely Moisturizing
Non Irritating
A Little Bit Goes a Long Way


Difficult To Rub In

I bought this moisturizer back in December of 2012. After reading some reviews, I decided that it wouldn't hurt to give it a try; at this point, I would do ANYTHING to irradicate my flaky, dry skin for good. Because I was on the acne.org regimen, the amount of Benzoyl Peroxide I was using on my skin was really taking a tole on the well-being of my skin. let me just say, this is by far the most moisturizing moisturizer I have ever tried. It got rid of my flaking almost completely. However, the reason that this product gets four out of five stars from me is the fact that it's very thick and greasy. It's not good for the day time because it leaves residue on the skin, so it never completely absorbs. This is a great nighttime moisturizer, and I use it as such.
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January 19, 2012


- A lot for the price
- Moisturizing
- Goes on clear
- A little goes a long way


- Can make skin look shiny

I've just started on Dan's regimen and I've been having trouble with the flaky skin period. So I decided to use a moisturizer that would help balance that out. I agree with what others have said about the "shine" left on the skin after applying, so therefore I've decided to use it as just a night cream and use a different moisturizer during the day that doesn't have so much shine. However, this is a great one because it feels VERY moisturizing as soon as it's put on my skin, which is what I needed. So far I've really liked the results!
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December 30, 2011


Very moisturizing
Fragrance free
Good for sensitive skin


Oily for daytime

Use at nighttime to keep moisture in skin? Good for acne prone skin.
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October 13, 2011


Great for very dry skin
Can be used for hands
Does not break me out if not used all day long
I like the smaller 85 g bottle


Very thick / rich
Not for oily skin types
Have to wait until soaks in a little
Might clog pores
Little expensive
Hate the big jar without pump

I bought it from the pharmacy where they sell it cheaper ($12 for 85 g). Its great for very dry skin or long trips when my skin usually dries out and becomes flaky. This one is great for that purpose. However it might clog pores if used all day long.
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August 4, 2011




Makes you look oily
Weird smell (smells like blood to me)
No pump

This is a good product for dry skin, but just didn't do the trick for me to get 5 stars. It was pretty moisturizing to my Accutane-y skin, but just wasn't enough, even when mixed with Jojoba oil. It has a very thick, almost like ice-cream consistency. I also don't like that it isn't a pump bottle. It may work for you if you have somewhat dry, problem skin. I'd only use it at night though, because it makes you look oily for a while after you use it.
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June 24, 2011


easy to apply
protects dirt and other things from getting onto your skin.


looks oily

This is legit. I have been trying to find a good mix and this is the stuff. I actually apply BP with this so it does both jobs at the same time. I have seen good improvement, although probably not just from this step. Keeps my face nice and soft. Great stuff
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