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Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free 16 fl oz (473 ml)

 
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Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free, 16 fl oz
 
4.4

(based on 165 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizes well (79)
  • Goes on smoothly (72)
  • Absorbs quickly (68)
  • Softens skin (64)
  • Not greasy (62)

Cons

  • Greasy (15)
  • Doesn't absorb well (5)
  • Bad smell (4)

Best Uses

  • Winter dryness (56)
  • Dry/chapped skin (46)
  • After shower/bath (39)
  • Bedtime (39)
  • Deep moisturization (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (38), Budget shopper (38), Quality oriented (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

this is the perfect lotion!

I use retin-a on my face with the Obagi blender and Obagi Clear cream. Sometimes the Obagi acne serum as well. La Roche-Posay Anthelios sunscreen. I need a moisturizer which JUST MOISTURIZES. I...Read complete review

I use retin-a on my face with the Obagi blender and Obagi Clear cream. Sometimes the Obagi acne serum as well. La Roche-Posay Anthelios sunscreen. I need a moisturizer which JUST MOISTURIZES. I do not want any retinol, glycolic acids, anti-wrinkle ingredients, sunscreens, brightening agents or anything else. Just TRY and find one at the drugstore, it's impossible! What I use on my face is extremely powerful and I don't want to add anything on top of it. My skin is completely porcelain smooth, BUT it requires a LOT of maintenance, I actually break out really easily if I don't take care of it. I don't have sensitive skin, but I will break out with the wrong kind of lotion, usually after two or three days. I have been looking for just the perfect moisturizer for literally years! For a long long time I used the Mary Kay timewise moisturizer for dry skin, but it was never moisturizing enough, especially at night. I was at my boyfriend's house and when i got out of the shower there was a bottle of cetaphil there. I had a vague idea that it was a gentle facial moisturizer, so I put some on and absolutely loved it. The next day I went to use it again but then noticed that it said "perfect for use as an all-over body lotion." I was like, well, I better not use it on my face, and I used it all over my body instead and loved that. It feels very very similar to the Origins Precipitation - at a fraction of the cost. (I will admit Precipitation smells SO good it's worth the price to me.) I checked online and read a bunch of reviews and realized it IS used for the face. I LOVE IT! It is so moisturizing that I don't even need a separate eye cream. My nose tends to get quite oily, and this does not exacerbate it at all. During the day I mix just a dab with my sunscreen. I wear mineral makeup and it does not ball up the way it can over other creams with lots of moisture. If it doesn't break me out it will not break you out! It's so moisturizing, but doesn't make your face stick to your pillow and hair. It feels so good and I enjoy putting it on. Buy this!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Weird plastic smell, relatively moist

I used to use Cetaphil (France) moisturizer beforehand and find it being one of the best moisturizer that I had used, that is why I thought this would be the same thing that...Read complete review

I used to use Cetaphil (France) moisturizer beforehand and find it being one of the best moisturizer that I had used, that is why I thought this would be the same thing that I had used but it didn't turn out that way.

If anyone has a sensitive smell like me, you may not like this product. This gives off a weird plastic smell (and it does not come from the bottle) and kinda hesitate me if I should apply this on my skin.

About its moisturizing effect, it doesn't have a great one but I would recommend this to Eczema prone skin like mine. It is considered gentle and doesn't sting.

Although this product is relatively good (acceptable), but I believe there are other moisturizers out there provide a better moisturizing effect and better smell.

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Greasy,Stinky,Low-Water-M.D.Recommended

By LonelyBoy

from Denver, CO

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Pros

  • Dr recommended
  • Long Lasting
  • Nurse Recommended
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Low-Moisture
  • Too Greasy or Heavy

Best Uses

  • Deep Moisturization
  • Eczema
  • Winter Dryness

Comments about Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free, 16 fl oz:

My wound care doctor, and several nurses from my Home Health care agency, recommended Cetaphil for me over a year ago, to treat the stasis-dermatitis associated with my venous-stasis condition in my legs. My favorite nurse who stayed with me for 18 months, bought me a bottle, so I would try something different from my usual brands. I typically used lotions with lots water, parabens, and cetyl alcohols, from lack of knowledge, and my condition requires deep safe moisturizing, because I can develop deep ulcers if I don't do so often, and daily.

This lotion smelled horrible, like rotting protein. Another thing I noticed, was even though my skin felt greasy and heavy, it still felt itchy and dry underneath. Because the water content is so negligible, this lotion seals the skin, but doesn't trap enough water under the greasy barrier to relieve any dry itchy feeling. Some lotions are all water, and when the water dries (because of cetyl alcohols and other alcohols), you feel dry and itchy several minutes later. Cetaphil takes hours to absorb, and your skin maintains that lubricated sensation, but it just lacks because I want some water to cool and refresh that dry itchy sensation under the grease.

What I started doing was putting my water intensive lotion on first, and then before it has time to completely evaporate, put the Cetaphil over it, and the result was a reminder of the old adage, "water and oil don't mix." I still apply my water-intensive lotion, and make sure it is well absorbed, before applying a thin layer of Cetaphil to prevent rapid evaporation, and it is somewhat effective when used that way. Who has the time for a double application? While Cetaphil has been more medically recommended to me, my bottle has lasted me over 18 months, because I avoid using it unless I have really dry patches which need an extra layer of protection. A nurse this past summer told me that the Cetaphil in the tub provides better results than the Cetaphil in the pump, I haven't decided if I will buy it myself or not. A little bit really goes a long way.

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4.0

Great Daily Lotion

By Nicole

from ----CA

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Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedtime
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Dry/Chapped Skin
    • Winter Dryness

    Comments about Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free, 16 fl oz:

    Great for applying before bedtime...great for hands being dried out by latex gloves & handwashing all day!

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    5.0

    This is the only lotion that I use

    By Aunnie

    from Detroit, MI

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    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Dry/Chapped Skin

      Comments about Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free, 16 fl oz:

      Cetaphil unscented lotion is the only lotion I have used for at least the last 10 years. It was recommended to me by a dermatologist as a body lotion along with unscented Moisturelle for my face.

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      (1 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      What's in this stuff

      By marsanmar

      from Jersey City, NJ

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      Pros

      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Doesn't Absorb Well
      • Ingredients
      • Too Greasy or Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free, 16 fl oz:

        Bought this on the recommendation of our pediatrician to use on our baby's rashes, but I wish I had looked at the list of ingredients - nothing sounds natural, and after looking up some of the ingredients (Benzyl Alcohol) I questioning even my selection of pediatrician. We didn't even find it all that helpful.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works well

        By S

        from Sitka, AK

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        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free, 16 fl oz:

            This works well for my daughters eczema, but it is must about impossible to lock down the pump top if you want to take it with you. I've ended up opting for the cream/tub version instead.

            Be careful! The skin cleanser looks exactly the same. I bought some by mistake and now I'm wondering what to do with it. It has several paraben ingredients, unlike the lotion, so I don't want to use it on my daughters.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE

            By Vanessa

            from Louisiana

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            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free, 16 fl oz:

                This lotion actually works better that my laura mercier moisturizer

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Life is beautiful

                from Glen Ellyn, IL

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Shower/Bath
                  • Bedtime
                  • Deep Moisturization
                  • Dry/Chapped Skin
                  • Eczema
                  • Winter Dryness

                  Comments about Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free, 16 fl oz:

                  This product was recommended by my dermatologist when I was experiencing severe skin problems. I have very sensitive skin and have been using this product over 15 years with great satisfaction.

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                  (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Ceaphil DOESN'T Cause Blackheads!

                  By Value Shopper

                  from Portland OR

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                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free, 16 fl oz:

                      Noncomedogenic !!!

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                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Good, but has a major side effect

                      By Girl around the Corner

                      from San Jose, CA

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Absorbs Quickly
                      • Goes On Smoothly

                      Cons

                      • Too Greasy or Heavy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free, 16 fl oz:

                        I have dry skin, and I was so happy with I got this lotion. I have already used it for half a year, and the bottle is still filled with lotion! I use it in the morning and night. This lotion is applies smoothly and absorbs nicely. But I won't buy it again.

                        Because it is very, very oily and causes my face to shine (a lot). It makes my face feel very oily.

                        I think this is a good body lotion because it helped relieve my dry skin, but it is NOT a good face moisturizer.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The Best Lotion!!!!!!!

                        By budget77

                        from Jersey City, NJ

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Absorbs Quickly
                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Long Lasting
                        • Moisturizes Well
                        • Not Greasy
                        • Smells Great
                        • Softens Skin

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • After Shower/Bath
                          • Bedtime
                          • Deep Moisturization
                          • Dry/Chapped Skin
                          • Eczema
                          • Winter Dryness

                          Comments about Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free, 16 fl oz:

                          I have Eczema. Over the years, I have tried so many lotions to simply moisturize my skin without any side effects. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion is the best lotion for my sensitive skin. After I shower I apply it and my skin feels soft all day. The best lotion ever!!!!!!

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