Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion

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What is Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is a specially designed formula to provide fast, long-lasting hydration with soft and gentle skin. It prevents skin dryness before it even starts, enhancing the natural moisture of the skin.

The skin on our body is our largest organ, and it is the one which is most exposed to the elements, so it is essential it is properly cared for. Lifestyles, diet, environmental factors, even the clothes we wear and the soap products we use can all affect the skin in different ways, sometimes resulting in dryness, mild complaints or skin conditions. These can include sensitivity, flaky or cracked dry skin, eczema and psoriasis amongst others, and Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is particularly effective at treating dry skin. Symptoms of this include:

  • Skin that looks and feels rough
  • Tightness, particularly after bathing, showering or swimming
  • Itchiness
  • Flakiness, a scaly appearance or peeling
  • Lined or cracked skin
  • Sensitivity

If the skin lacks moisture it will not be able to regenerate itself properly, it will reduce in elasticity, the natural lipids will also reduce meaning it can crack or damage more easily. Moisture also helps to limit bacteria growth on the skin and helps to maintain the level of protection provided to the rest of the body.

Skin conditions can cause sufferers some discomfort – they can lead to pain, itching and other problems. They can also look unsightly on occasion, which can lead to embarrassment. Keeping the skin well moisturised will not only keep it looking its best, but it can also help combat some of the symptoms of skin complaints and skin sensitivity too.

Caring for the skin properly needs a skincare regime that includes proper cleansing and aftercare such as moisturising with a proven product like Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion.

What dose should I choose?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is an emollient cream which does not have a specified dose as such. The complex range of ingredients are based around aqua for its moisturising properties. Because there is no active ingredient as such, Cetaphil can be applied to the skin as often as required. It can be used as a standalone moisturiser or as part of a broader skin care treatment routine.

What is the difference between Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion and Exorex Lotion / Cetraben Cream?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is an emollient which works to add moisture into the skin and keep it there. This can help dry skin which can be caused by conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. On the other hand, products such as Exorex Lotion are medicated with an active ingredient such as Coal Tar which will actually work to breakdown excess skin created by psoriasis and smooth and soften the affected areas.

Cetraben Cream works in a similar way to Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion in that it is an emollient that will reduce inflammation, prevent itchiness and will add moisture to soothe areas of dry or sensitive skin.

How effective is Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is clinically proven to provide therapy for the skin to keep it looking and feeling its best. From the first use, your skin will feel nourished and moisturised and will be softer.. Continued use will see greater benefits as it works to lock in moisture regularly and it effectively re-hydrates skin that has been damaged with a skin condition such as eczema. You will see your skin’s overall health improve over time when using Cetaphil as directed.

Can I buy Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion online?

Yes. Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is not a medicated product and as such does not require a prescription for purchase. It is readily available for purchase from online retailers such as Click Pharmacy who will deliver the product to your preferred address. If you require this product quickly, you can select next day delivery as one of the options at the checkout stage. If you require any advice about any skin condition you might be suffering from, contact the experts at Click Pharmacy who will be happy to help.

How does Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion work?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is a very gentle therapy to treat skin dryness and aid with other conditions as part of a wider skin treatment regime. Its main ingredient is water to provide the necessary moisture your skin needs, and this will be absorbed when the product is massaged into your face and body.

The lotion works to enhance the skin’s natural, in-built moisture-protection system and also helps to restore the skin’s natural protective barrier so that it does not dry out as easily in future.

Specifically, Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion works in a smart way to bind water to the skin to prevent any loss of moisture. It is designed specially to provide hydration to sensitive and/or dry skin too, which means it does not contain any fragrance or lanolin (lanolin is a type of animal fat commonly found in other moisturising products). Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is gentle on the skin and is non-comedogenic, so it will not clog your pores, allowing your skin to breathe and remain healthier.

How long do I use Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion for before I notice a difference?

Symptoms of dry skin will start to ease after the very first application of Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion. Redness can be reduced, itchiness and flakiness will also be eased. The formula is designed to help immediately as it will encourage moisture into the skin and the benefits will continue after as skin starts to repair and the barrier keeps the moisture in.

Continued use of this product will promote healthy, well-hydrated skin that is supple and as such further benefits will be realised such as the skin’s ability to protect the body, the reduction in bacterial growth and natural elasticity will be restored. Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion can be used as often as required.

What are the side effects of Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion?

As with any product, there can be some side effects which are mostly as a result of an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients or in rare cases, could be a skin irritation. Side effects can also occur if the product is misused, for example, if it gets into the eyes.

If there are any adverse reactions experienced after the use of Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion, discontinue using it immediately and contact your doctor or other medical professional. If you would like any advice before starting to use the product, contact the experts at Click Pharmacy who will be happy to guide you.

How should I use Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion should be used externally only and can be applied to all parts of the skin. Apply to the face and body every day, several times if required and massage gently into the skin until absorbed. To get the best results, apply Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion immediately after wetting the skin to assist with locking moisture in.

Avoid contact with the eyes. If this occurs, flush out immediately by rinsing with plenty of water.

When shouldn’t I use Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is exceptionally gentle so can be used on all parts of the body by individuals of all ages. It is suitable for anyone who has dry and/or sensitive skin, and it is recommended in order to rehydrate damaged skin that is associated with common skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis.

Do not use Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion if you are allergic to any of the ingredients which are:

  • Aqua/water
  • Glycerin hydrogenated polyisobutene
  • Celearyl alcohol
  • Macadamia ternifolia seed oil/ macadamia ternifolia nut oil
  • Celereth-20
  • Tocopheryl acetate
  • Dimethicone
  • Acrylates/C10-30
  • Alkyl acrylate cross polymer
  • Benzyl alcohol
  • Citric acid
  • Farnesol
  • Panthenol,
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Stearoytrimethysilane
  • Stearyl alcohol

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, there should be no adverse effects when using Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion but check with your GP to be sure.

What is Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion used for?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is a lotion used to provide relief from dry skin by hydrating the skin and locking in moisture.

Do I need a prescription to purchase Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion?

No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion. However if you are unsure whether this product is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.

Is Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion suitable to be used by people with oily skin?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion can be used by people who suffer from oily skin.

How long after using Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion does it take to notice an improvement in my skin’s condition?

You should begin to notice improvements in your skin’s condition within 10 days of using Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion. However for extremely dry skin it may take a bit longer.

How often should I use Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion should generally be used one to two times a day. It is suitable for long term and daily use.

How should I apply Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion?

After ensuring your face is cleansed you should apply a thin even layer of Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion and massage the lotion into your skin.

How does Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion treat dry skin?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion allows for moisture to bind to the skin providing hydration and soothing the skin.

Can I combine other skincare products with Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion?

Yes, it is safe to combine other skincare products with Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion.

Do I need to cleanse my face before using Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion?

It is important that you wash your face using a gentle cleanser before applying Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion. This is to ensure the skin is clean and there is moisture to bind to the skin.

Does using Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion clog pores?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion does not clog pores or cause any breakouts.

How should I store Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion?

You should store Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion in a cool dry place, out of reach from children and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.

What should I do if I get Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion into my eyes?

If you get Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion into your eyes, you should immediately wash your eyes with lukewarm water for two minutes.

Can I use Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion on my face and body?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is suitable to be used on the face and body to provide both moisture and hydration.

Does using Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion cause allergic reactions?

It is rare to experience an allergic reaction from using Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion. However if you are allergic to any of the ingredients you should not use this lotion.

After using Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion you are unlikely to experience any side effects. This is because Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion contains ingredients which are gentle to sensitive skin. If you experience any of the following after using Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion:

  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty breathing

You may be experiencing an allergic reaction. In this case you should stop using Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion immediately and seek medical advice from a professional as soon as possible.

Please read all the relevant patient information that will be found within your product packaging. You can find patient information leaflet here.

Authored by Jana Abelovska

Last reviewed 20 April 2021

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