My thoughts on the Cetaphil Moisturising Cream | 9Lives
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Cetaphil is one of those brands I have been able to rely on ever since my teenage years. They aren’t exactly flashy, but I think that is what I like about them. Their formulations are simple and effective, and the products are affordable.

I have been trying the Cetaphil Moisturising Cream for the last two months now and I am really happy with it. It actually saved my skin in many ways. As a beauty blogger I get sent various products from different brands that I need to try. So I’ll use a cleanser from one brand, an exfoliant by another, followed by a serum from this one and a moisturiser from that. Recently I realised that because I’m not using lines from single brands, I am often layering active ingredients that might clash. Not good.

I think these days many of us will pick and choose products across brands, choosing the best serum here and a great face cream there. If you do this it is important to make sure your active ingredients can go together. For instance you shouldn’t use an AHA exfoliant and a Vitamin A serum on the same night since both stimulate cell renewal and combining them can potentially strain your skin.

For me a good, simple moisturiser is crucial because I can then build on it with other skincare products. It has worked wonders for me and I can recommend you try it if you are also combining various brands.

A good, simple moisturiser is crucial because I can then build on it with other skincare products

The Cetaphil Moisturising Cream is fragrance free and lanolin-free so it won’t irritate your skin, and it contains great moisturising ingredients like glycerin and almond oil. I found that my skin felt nourished but not greasy, and the cream was absorbed quickly so that it felt light on my skin.

A good moisturiser is so important in any skincare routine. When my friends complain about fine lines I often point to their moisturiser first since skin under 30 should still be regenerating at a healthy rate. Dehydrated skin will show lines quicker and appear dull, and it will also be more susceptible to irritation. So if you are starting to see early signs of aging, try adding more moisture to your skincare routine and see if this makes a difference. You can always build on your moisturiser with a good Hyaluronic Acid serum or a skin oil rich in fatty-acids.

Since my skin is always drier during winter time I thought it’s a perfect opportunity to highlight my go-to moisturiser. This one is affordable, simple and it works for me. Hopefully you will like it too.

The Cetaphil Moisturising Cream retails for R188 from select pharmacies, Clicks and Dis-Chem

This post has been sponsored by Cetaphil


I am a lifestyle blogger from Cape Town trying to find the best ways to spend my time, take care of my body and express myself. I am slightly obsessed with fragrances, sneakers, Jamie Oliver and Masterchef Australia. Oh, and I probably drink way too much wine.

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