Thursday, August 30, 2012

Review: Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Hello Thursday!!!

I started this blog because of my enthusiasm for whatever thing related to HALLYU culture and everything adorable under the sun.  However, being a mom gives me the need to share stuff on child rearing and baby care too (expanding lol).  So for today's first post on baby care...the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Dry, Sensitive Skin.
Just an overview...my baby boy's skin has been innately super dry and "moreno", exactly my opposite (my skin is quite fair and pretty oily).  But, we both share the same level of sensitivity and prone-ness to skin irritations.
Product Description
"Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is clinically proven to provide immediate and lasting relief from extremely dry skin. Its unique formula and superior system of emollients and humectants binds water to the skin, preventing moisture loss." (from the tub)  

Main Features
Skin immediately feels hydrated and smooth.
Its is non-comedogenic, fragrance free and dermatologist recommended.

Ingredients:
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, Lactic Acid

Net Weight: 16 oz (453g)
Aside from hypersensitivity, my baby boy has been battling skin asthma too.  The folds of his arms and legs are extremely dry and itchy and his soles and palms are peeling excessively.  It is wearisome to see them sore from his involuntary scratching when exposed to heat and sweating. I have tried several baby products but nothing seem to work for his skin not until his pediatrician introduced this.  Cetaphil products are quite expensive in our country, one item ranges from PhP600.00 up.  Good thing though, my in-laws from the states generously send us tons of these product from time to time =).  I am sincerely grateful for their overflowing support and love. =)
The cream is pretty thick and creamy but it is easily absorbed by the skin.  I usually apply this to my kiddo's body twice a day, mornings and evenings (concentrating on severely dry and scaly areas like the folds on his arms, legs, nape,neck, soles and palms).  I am pleased by how lasting it keeps his skin moisturized / hydrated.  With constant application, the flakiness and dryness on his folds drastically improved and the itchiness ceased.  Aside from that, the excessive peeling of his soles and palms gradually stopped too.  I must say his skin now is normally smooth and soft with this as his maintenance. 
Swatched and tried it on my skin...it feels light despite the thickness of the cream.  And it instantly gave the supple feeling =).
It comes in a big tub.  It is honestly not ideal for travelling hehehe.  I wonder though if they got this one in a smaller tub =).  So, just imagine our luggage when going out of town with all the enormous stuff hahaha.
Frozen Blossoms' thoughts:
Definitely a high-five for this product!!!  Everything about it is much much loved.  This will always be a necessity in my household.  
I love that it is super mild and fragrance-free.  
The exceptional moisturizing properties improved my baby's poor skin condition. 
It gave him the instant relief from itchiness caused by the severe dryness.  
It is very suitable for dry and sensitive skin of any age.
It is dermatologist recommended.
It is locally available.
It is highly recommended!!!

Till here mommies!!!  Mwah!!!

6 comments:

  1. Currently i am hooked to Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser and i am loving it. How come that i just discovered this product lately!
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  2. I haven't this one yet but i am loving the Cetaphil Cleanser. Since this is non-comedogenic this might goes well as part of my best acne scar treatment.

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    1. Thumbs up on the moisturizing properties :)

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  3. Hi,
    How about the scent? Is it mild?
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Kallony

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  4. Where did you purchase this and how much?

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