I don’t normally have dry skin, but since I had heard about Cetaphil from every possible beauty guru in the world out there, I had to give it a try. I looked for it in some super markets and couldn’t find it in any of those. Finally I spotted this baby in my local pharmacy store. So if you’re planning on trying this one out, now you know the more probable places to find it. 🙂
Claims for Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Fragrance Free
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion is specifically formulated to soothe your chronically dry skin. Once applied, your skin feels soft and smooth. It is non-greasy, non–irritating and non–comedogenic (won’t clog pores), leaving you feeling more comfortable in your own skin.
Lightweight hydration for everyday use
This everyday, lightweight moisturizer is ideal for all over body hydration
- Helps restore skin’s natural protective barrier
- Keeps skin moisturized and hydrated
- Non greasy formula leaves skin immediately soft and smooth
Rs. 230 for 100ml
Purified Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Macadamia Nut Oil, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetostearyl Alcohol, DexPanthenol, Farnesol, Benzyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbic Acid.
In Detail Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Fragrance Free Review and My Experience
This product comes in a classic white opaque packaging with all the necessary details on the outer label around the bottle. There is a flip open top and because it is a plastic bottle, we can squeeze the product out in as much quantity as we need. Looks like such a down to earth no nonsense product for softer skin.
The consistency of this lotion is creamy, not very thick neither too runny. Just enough to spread the product properly on the skin. It does not have any fragrance to it essentially but when I get my nose really close, I can may be smell something like a cream. But basically you can’t really smell anything.
How I Use it
I have a combination to oily facial skin so I decided to try it on first on my hands. I did that for a week may be, and for a few days when I was home I used it on my face during the night as my mum likes to sleep with the room temperature 15 degree celcius which obviously was making my skin quite dry. Otherwise I normally apply it on my hands and legs everyday morning. Often I found myself reaching out to it as the night time elbow-heel cream.
Starting with its effects on my face, well broadly speaking this made my facial skin really soft. It did not break me out. But because this is an oil based product (contains Macadamia Nut oil), my face did look oily when I woke up the next morning. But that’s okay as I already expected something similar since I do have combination to oily skin. Speaking of its effects on my hands and legs. Well I have to say this is one of those products which looks so simple and yet works so amazing. It makes my skin really soft to touch. It is highly moisturising, still gets absorbed fairly quickly. Doesn’t make my skin feel oily or greasy. Just makes it so moisturised and healthy looking. Plain and simple, just like they claim.
Now I rather have somethings that I would like to share with all you fine ladies reading this. If you run through the ingredient list again, it has some controversial components it. For example- though Cetaphil claims this to be fragrance free, it contains farnesol. Farnesol is a component whose primary function is to add fragrance to products. (Source: International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th edition, 2006, page 864). Another ingredient I am worried about are Dimethicones which are synthetic silicone polymers. Now, the important fact about silicones is, they are used in almost all beauty products. However, some people with very sensitive skin do have allergic reactions to silicones. Since this product is marketed as a very hypoallergic product, I wanted to give it a special mention. Also, speaking of non comedogenic..well it is basically a marketing term. It does not have any proven effect of an ingredient about how is it going to affect your skin.
PROs of Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Fragrance Free
1. Simple packaging in a squeezable plastic bottle, travel friendly.
2. Easy to apply.
3. Hydrates the skin very well.
4. Does not irritate my skin.
5. Works very well on dry skin.
6. Decently priced.
CONs of Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Fragrance Free
1. I feel the ingredients could be improved.
2. Not suitable for oily-combination skin.
3. Cetaphil is not readily available in India yet.
1. Dry skin beauties are going to love this moisturiser.
2. If you have very sensitive skin, do a patch test before applying it generously.
3. My patients, often other people ask me if “non comedogenic” products will heal acne. Let me just inform all my friends here that “non comedogenic” is not synonymous with “anti acne”. Non comedogenic means a product is marketed as being less likely to cause new acne breakouts. It does not control the existing break outs. It just does non irritate the skin to cause newer breakouts (or so it claims).
4. This moisturiser will be specially helpful in the winter months.
5. Try this over elbows, knees and heels at night. It gets absorbed in the skin, and hydrates really well. Because gets absorbed decently, does not stain sheets as well.
Everything said and done, I have to say this is one of the most efficient moisturisers I have used. Love the way how it works on my skin. I guess this would be a staple for a lot of beauties with dry skin.
Will I Repurchase this?
I might want to try the other varieties from Cetaphil