I have heard a lot of talk in the beauty world about Cetaphil launching in the UK so when the company offered to send me some samples I was excited to find out what all the fuss was about! The range is super gentle and therefore suitable for all skin types including sensitive, dry and can even compliment prescription treatment for acne, rosacea and psoriasis. Having normal/combination skin myself I was not particularly concerned about how gentle the formula was however knowing that the ingredients are suitable for such sensitive skin types makes me feel better about what I am putting onto my face and how it will work with, instead of against, my skin.
I was sent the gentle skin cleanser, the only cleanser in the range, which is suitable for everyone and can be used daily without the risk of stripping the skin and can also be used on the body.
The size of the cleanser is 250ml which is impressive as I only found I needed a pea sized amount of the liquid to cover and clean my entire face and neck, therefore for £9.18 (www.boots.com) you are getting outstanding value for money with this product. The formula itself is a cloudy gel liquid which I rubbed into the skin and washed off with warm water. It felt soft and smooth on my face and created a milky texture and colour when mixed with water which washed off easily. I enjoyed the fact that the product had no smell and did not lather which assured me that the product was indeed soap and fragrance free. I found the product perfect for use in the morning in the shower because it was quick, easy and effective in cleaning the skin and left it feeling soft and hydrated.
The company also sent me the moisturising lotion, which claims to soothe and hydrate the skin without leaving greasy residue on the skin. I was pleased that I could apply my make up soon after without it slipping or being affected by any residue left behind as can often happen with moisturisers which are suitable for dry skin. The lotion was light in texture and was again perfect for morning routines because it sank into the skin without feeling heavy. The lotion is again great value for money at £9.18 for 250ml (www.boots.com) as I needed a very small amount to cover my face and neck and I like the fact that both cleanser and lotion are the same price as many moisturisers are priced higher than cleansers within the same range. I feel that these prices reflect that both products are as effective as one another and work well together to promote healthy skin.
The packaging is not as exciting as many other brands that I have used and I certainly wouldn't consider this range a gift brand as the colours and style of the range are simple and almost clinical. However if you are tired of picking up fancy packaged products and being disappointed with the results, then this is the range for you. I have to admit that at night I do prefer a slightly deeper cleansing routine such as a creamy cleanser used with a muslin cloth as I wear make up most of the time and like to remove every last trace so I would use this range purely for my morning routine or on evenings that I had not been wearing any make up.
It does exactly what it says on the bottle and even if the range isn't the prettiest, I got the results I hoped for and would definitely recommend this range to those who have sensitive skin or those who don't like gimmicks on their beauty products and simply want a product that works.
You can find out more information on the brand at www.cetaphil.co.uk