Cetaphil Moisturising Cream Review

by - December 23, 2019

I don't really require a moisturiser staying in Mumbai. I use any lotion either received through collaboration or as a gift from my friends. But ever since the duration of my stays in Pune has widened, I started needing a moisturiser more than I thought I would. Unlike Mumbai, Pune has a dry climate. Forget winters, sometimes even in summers, you require some moisturising. So just imagine how dry the winters in Pune must be! But, I didn't want to moisturise my face with those body lotions so I thought of getting the right kind of moisturiser for the face (and I was okay to pay any price for it). I was looking for something that is not commercialised and is recommended by dermatologists.

Nowadays, I don't hunt on the internet for any recommendation. I just ask my best friends what they're using and I go ahead and buy the product. Of course, I read the ingredients and the features, and if they coordinate with my liking, I purchase the product straightaway. I've already bought three products purely on my friend's recommendations and they've been truly life-changing for me. 

One of my best friends applies full coverage makeup on a daily basis but I was unaware of her step-by-step makeup routine, or for that matter, her skincare routine. Eventually, I came to know she moisturises the face and then applies makeup on top of it. So when I was hunting for a face moisturiser, I thought of asking her since her makeup is always on point. She suggested the Cetaphil Moisturising Cream, which was prescribed by her doctor. I went ahead and purchased the cream.

So how is the Cetaphil Moisturing Cream? Worth the purchase? Read the review -


Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is a rich, fragrance-free moisturizer that delivers intense hydration and replenishes sensitive, dry skin. This is a unique formula with HELO* SYSTEM that binds water to the skin, preventing moisture loss. It’s designed to provide immediate and long-lasting relief. This non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and goes to work right away, helping to leave dry skin soft and smooth to the touch. (*H- Humectant; E- Emollients; L- Lipids; O- Occlusive)

The product comes in a tube (not to mistake it with the moisturising lotion that comes in a bottle). The branding is in blue and green and though the product bends towards the medicinal side more than the commercial side, the branding looks quite nice for that. 

There's a flip cover to open the tube and taking out the cream is an easy, smooth process.

After washing face, I applied the moisturising cream to only those areas of my face that felt stretched. I applied near my smile lines, i.e., on my cheeks, and a slight on my forehead. Just a little product is enough to cover the face. I have combination skin so I require less than a pea amount of the cream to cover my face. 

I truly liked the consistency and the opening of the product. I've been using lotion on my face all my life so it felt good to use cream instead of lotion. And the fact that you can squeeze how much ever product you want satisfies me as when you squeeze a lotion, a lot of it ends up on your palm leading to a greasy face! 

Like I told you, I was looking for a moisturiser on my face that does not have cosmetic features and is recommended by a doctor. I was done with using lotions on my face and ending up with that greasy, dark look. I have used this product quite less as it provides intense hydration. The fact that it does not contain fragrance makes me wanna jump with joy because I have an allergy to strong perfume smells. I can easily apply this on my face and sleep at nights without fearing sore throat. 

I cannot say the product doesn't make my face look oil-free, but it is better considering other products I have tried. And, if you top it up with a talcum powder/compact powder then you have a lovely looking face! Your skin becomes smooth to touch and have a nice matte yet moisturised look. The lasting power depends on the humid levels, but yes, you need to apply after every wash.

- Only a little product is required
- Intense moisturising
- Non-greasy
- No fragrance
- Non-comedogenic (doesn't clog pores)
- Recommended by dermatologists 

- Slightly expensive
- Usually not available at a local chemist 

I don't think I'll be needing one any time soon considering how frequently and how much of a moisturiser I use. But yes, I definitely will! It moisturises my skin without making it look greasy.  

Price: Rs 389
Weight: 80 g
Where can you get it: In multichain drug stores such as Wellness Forever or online

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