Throughout my teenage years, I struggled with controlling the amounts of spots I would have. You know when you're younger and in secondary school, having those bad breakouts used to feel like your whole world was collapsing. Because my skin is so sensitive, its almost makes me frightened to use moisturisers and cleaners, in fear that it would break me out.
Cetaphil. The one skincare brand I have seen everywhere but have never tried until now. I have combination skin. During the winter season, you could say my skin is like the Sahara desert - always crying out for hydration, and plus, we all know dry skin never looks good underneath makeup. Lately, I've been using the Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser, moisturising cream and lotion. I'm always very sceptical about incorporating new products into my skincare routine, but here's what I thought of them :
As soon as I step in from work, I don't know about you but my makeup has to come off, it's literally impossible for me to sit around in the house with a full face on. This is where I whip the Cetaphil cleanser out. I do feel as though a little of this goes a long way, I take a tiny bit and massage it into my skin and then wipe off with a cotton pad. This cleanser is very gentle but does such a good job at breaking down and removing my makeup (it even removes my eyemakup really well). I then wash off any excess makeup and cleanser, my face is left feeling clean, nice and fresh.
The body lotion is a lighter formula in comparison to the moisturising cream, and I find this is absorbed into the skin very easily. I love using both, however, it depends on how my skin is feeling on that particular day, whether I need something a little thicker or slightly more light, if it's a good skin day then I opt for the lotion which I use all over my body. I like using the lotion after i have a shower or a bath, it locks in moister really well. I have bacne (acne on the back) and after a while, it becomes frustrating trying to find the right products that won't irritate the skin and cause it to flare up. Because this lotion is so lightweight and gentle I don't feel as though it clogs up my pores or lend to causing breakouts. I can use it for morning or night, and it just leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated.
I've fallen in love with this cream and I must admit, through this past month of rubbish freezing U.K weather, it has been one of my skins saviours. The cream is much thicker than the lotion and inevitably takes longer to soak into the skin. Although online Cetaphil has said that this cream is 'non-greasy' i beg to differ. The biggest drawback is that it leaves the skin with a sheen on it and also feels quite tacky to touch- whereas I prefer a matte finish. I would definitely say that if you want your makeup to last throughout the day, without getting too greasy, don't use this cream as a base. I do love that the cream isn't fragranced and therefore doesn't cause any irritation to the skin. I love carrying the cream in my handbag, it's really good for dry hands!
The best part about these products is that they don't cost an arm and a leg. If you're looking for affordable skincare that Cetaphil have your back!
This post is in collaboration with Superdrug and Awin. All thoughts and opinions are mines.