So I had this whole post written, tried to add a link to a product and lost the whole thing. Arrrgh!
So on to the review. I recently watched a YouTube video where the girl mentioned a Cetaphil cleanser for oily skin. I can’t for the life of me remember what it was called or who made it. Only that she was from Canada. (I don’t know how I remember these little facts and not the important things!)
I was excited and thrilled by the idea that there was something on the market for me. I tried the original Cetaphil when I was a teenage with acne and VERY sensitive skin due to acne treatments and didn’t really like it. It felt like it didn’t get my skin clean enough. So I couldn’t wait to get my
oily hands on this new cleanser. It is the Cetaphil DERMACONTROL- Oil Control Facewash (found here). And I have to say I like it, so far. The price point wasn’t bad. I have paid a lot more for clensers that are now taking up space under my sink. I was able to find it at my local CVS.
The website says “Gentle, calming cleanser for acne-prone skin. Cetaphil® DERMACONTROL™ Oil Control Foam Wash is clinically proven to effectively remove excess oil, impurities and make-up that can clog pores and lead to breakouts.” I like the fact that it is a foam. For some reason foams actually make me feel cleaner. The foam in the Cetaphil was is literally a pump foam. Like the Bath and Body Works foaming antibacterial hand soaps. It has a decent scent to it. It reminds me of the other Cetaphil products. Not my favorite facewash smell but it doesn’t linger so it doesn’t bother me. I feel like it gets rid of the oil and preps my skin for moisturizer and make-up to follow. I use 2-3 pumps in the shower each morning. I have noticed that I have less breakouts. I have also noticed that when “that time of the month” rolled around I didn’t have ANY major breakouts. Major bonus! I will be sticking with this cleaner for a while. I wish they would make a scrub to use occasionally.
The full-sized bottle came with a sample of the Cetaphil DERMACONTROL- Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30. I used the sample in about a week. I lie. I went out and bought a full-sized bottle even before I opened the sample. But I did use the whole sample before I used the full-sized one. Promise! It can be found here.
Here is what the website says “Lightweight moisturizer with SPF for acne-prone skin. Hydrate, protect and control shine with this 3-in-1 moisturizer. Cetaphil® DERMACONTROL™ Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 is specifically formulated for acne-prone skin. Fortified with advanced zinc, ceramide and oleosome technologies, this moisturizer with SPF is clinically proven to manage oily skin. It provides broad spectrum sun protection and controls shine – without over-drying skin.”
I was stoked that I could have possibly found an oil controlling moisturizer with SPF 30. The moisturizer didn’t live up to my hopes. I noticed that it stings a little when I fist put it on (like sunblock) after I wash my face. I also noticed that there are these little pebbles (?) that don’t break up, no matter how much I rub my fingers and palms together before I put it on my face. I have also noticed that if I don’t wear a primer over it, it makes my face look really oily at the end of the day. I have also noticed that without a primer over it, it makes my make up float on top of my skin.
I did over the weekend mix one pump (as opposed to the two I normally use) moisturizer with a small amount of my regular foundation and was able to create a nice light coverage tinted moisturizer. I also noticed that when I did this I didn’t look too oily at the end of the day. Perhaps I have stumbled upon a new/quicker make-up routine?
Anyone else try new products this week? Tell me about your favorite facewash or moisturizer. I love trying new stuff!
***All products were purchased by me with my own money. This is NOT a sponsored post. Just my honest review of products I have tried.***