Redness Relieving Night Moisturizer
Cetaphil's Redness Relieving Night Moisturizer is a good option when it comes to gentle moisturizers; in fact, it's among the best available at the drugstore.
This lightweight moisturizer for normal to dry, sensitive skin comes in a convenient plastic container with a pump-style dispenser. The fragrance-free cream absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling hydrated and smoothed without a heavy feel.
As far as ingredients go, this one has the goods: Emollients and skin-replenishing ingredients such as ceramides accompanied by antioxidants. All of these ingredients are good for the dry, redness-prone skin that this product is designed to treat.
Even more welcome is the lack of irritants, and the inclusion of anti-irritants like allantoin and licorice extract (listed here as dipotassium glycyrrhizate). These will serve to soothe redness as claimed, giving skin a more even appearance.
We're happy to see this entry, as many drugstore products designed for redness-prone skin have small amounts of fragrance or other potential irritants that have the opposite effect—or they're just mediocre formulas. Cheers to Cetaphil for steering clear of these, and instead including what sensitive skin needs to look and feel better!
- Lightweight cream hydrates and soothes skin.
- Includes beneficial ingredients like emollients and antioxidants.
- Contains anti-irritants allantoin and licorice extract.
- Fragrance free.
This familiar, widely distributed skin-care collection is manufactured by Galderma, the same company that markets the prescription products Differin and MetroGel.Given the dermatology heritage of Galderma, it's surprising the Cetaphil line hasn't advanced beyond the basics. Yes, most of what's available is a safe bet for those with sensitive skin!
If you're in search of simplicity, this is a good line to consider. We should note that many of the formulas omit more complex anti-aging ingredients, but they can always be used alongside a serum or treatment of your choosing.
Strengths: Inexpensive; mostly fragrance-free products; affordable and widely available; offers complete ingredient lists on its website; the sunscreens offer sufficient UVA protection.
Weaknesses:A few formulas could be updated with more complex ingredients, but forgoing that there is a lot to like here.
For more information about Cetaphil, call (817) 961-5000 or visit www.cetaphil.com.
About the Experts
The Beautypedia team consists of skin care and makeup experts personally trained by the original Cosmetics Cop and best-selling beauty author, Paula Begoun. We’re fascinated by skin care and makeup products and thrilled when they meet or exceed our expectations, but we’re also disappointed when they fail to perform as claimed, are wildly overpriced, or contain ingredients scientific research has proven can hurt skin.
Our mission has always been to help you find the best products for your skin, no matter your budget or preferences. Beautypedia’s thorough and insightful reviews cut through the hype and provide reliable recommendations for all ages, skin types, and skin tones.