Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion and Moisturizing Lotion : Mini Reviews


Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion and Moisturizing Lotion

Hola Ladies,

How are you doing? I’m lazy and kinda not well 🙁 So I have taken leave from office and having rest at home. Today I’m here with mini reviews on most-raved about products in acne-solution world Cetaphil cleansing lotion. And when Cetaphil came up with a version of cleansing lotion for sensitive skin, there was a new wave again in acne-solution world 😛

I have received sample of Cetaphil cleansing lotion and moisturizing lotion in one of my fabbag long back. And I have decided to use them after a long time. I have finished using both the samples and I’m here with the reviews on them.

Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion and Moisturizing Lotion

Cetaphil cleansing lotion and moisturizing lotion both come in similar kinda packaging which is in white colored bottle with blue and turquoise fonts and prints. The packaging is simple no-nonsense type and gives medicated look to it which I don’t like (I like my facewash to look colourful 😛 ).

Full-size product comes with a pump which makes it non-travel-friendly. Moisturizing lotion bottle is opaque so you don’t get the idea about how much product is left and cleansing lotion bottle is semi-opaque so overall I’m not impressed with the packaging.

Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion and Moisturizing Lotion shelf life
Texture & fragrance:

Texture of cleansing lotion is gel-like while moisturizing lotion is quite thick for a lotion and more like a cream. Both have a mild fragrance similar to custard-apple (or may be it seems like it to me 😀 ) which doesn’t linger for long.

Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion and Moisturizing Lotion swatch

Cleansing lotion doesn’t seem to have list of full ingredients on the bottle. They have mentioned only Cetyl alcohol IP and stearyl alcohol IP in lotion base (They didn’t mention what all is there in lotion base). While moisturizing lotion bottle has detailed list of ingredients on the bottle itself.
Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion and Moisturizing Lotion Ingredients

Performance of Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion:

I have used the product in every possible way. So read on to know how it fared in which condition.

First day I have used it on my face with nothing but only moisturiser on, and it cleaned my face really well and was very mild on skin. I was pleased with the result.

Second day I have used it on my face with my bb-cream and compact on. It cleaned the face well and removed the makeup but the amount required was a little more and I had to wash my face twice to get squeaky clean feeling. It doesn’t remove your kajal or lipstick.

Third day I have removed my kajal with baby oil using cotton and then used the cetaphil cleansing lotion to wash my face and here came the disappointment. Despite washing my face 3 times with it, it was not able to remove the left-ver oil from my face and then finally I had to use my regular facewash to wash my face.

What I like:

  • Very mild on skin. Perfect morning cleanser.
  • Doesn’t break-out my sensitive combination skin.
  • It is a must-have product if you have irritated and severe acne problem.
  • Love the mild custard-apple fragrance.

What I don’t like:

  • Not-so-travel-friendly and opaque packaging.
  • Doesn’t remove any oily residue from face.

Final verdict for Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion:

4.5/5 for that I use it as my morning cleanser when my face has only overnight cream on and I like it that way the most because it is very mild so it doesn’t overrule the work which my overnight cream has done over the night 😛 and cleans my face properly. But if you use a heavy-duty cream in night then it may not work for you 😀 Definitely a repurchase for me 🙂

Performance of Cetaphil Moisturizing lotion:

I have used this lotion for the first time when winters were almost leaving. And that time also it felt really heavy on my skin. It made me sweat within 5 mins of application and I had to wash my face 🙁

I again gave it a try when I did my face clean-up and that time I usually use a little bit heavy-duty moisturiser for face, but still it made my combination face look like oil factory and I was scared and washed my face before going to sleep 🙁

Then I again gave it a try during day time and it broke me out. I can’t bear the hot and sweaty feeling it gives post application. So I had to finish the sample by applying it on my feet 🙁

What I like:

  • Nothing except fragrance.
  • May suit dry-skinned beauties.

What I don’t like:

  • Feels very heavy on skin.
  • Broke me out.
  • Irritated my skin a bit.
  • Made my skin sweat within 5 mins.
  • Made my combination and not-so-oily skin seem like an oil-factory within half an hour 🙁

Final verdict for Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion:

1/5 for oily and combination skin beauties. For dry-skinned beauties it may work and they should pick it up at their own risk but for me it is a dud and big no-no 🙁

Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion and Moisturizing Lotion final
So this was my experience with Cetaphil Cleansing lotion and moisturising lotion. Have you used any of these 2? Have you liked it?

Do share your comments and experiences in comment section.

Till next time…take care…xoxo

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Hello Anubhuti, I am sorry that this product gave you pimples and did not like it over all. I already stopped experimenting on skin care because I had cystic acne last summer. Now I am sticking to the products that my dermatologist recommended and they’re doing the good job so far. Anyway, get well soon!!!!!

Fiona Furtado

I have used the cleansing lotion and loved it and since moisturising lotion broke you out I will for sure skip it.


I use the Cetaphil facial moisturizer everyday and it works pretty well


Have used the cleanser in the past and liked it. The moisturizer was also on my mind for a try but now after reading your review m really happy I did not try!! Helpful mini review Anubhuti.


cleanser seems like a good buy, will skip the moisturizer for sure 🙄


ouch. I expected this work better on u.
Lovely honest review hun 🙂


i have only used the cleanser and really liked it.


nice detailed post dear 🙂 I am yet to try cetaphil but I will stay away from the lotion though 🙂


Nice products! Thanks for sharing them.

Charu Sharma

I swear by cetaphil cleanser but never tried moisturizer!! Will checkout..thanks for introducing! <3

Happy weekend 🙂


I love cetaphil products, their results are great, lovely reviews Anu..


Nice review dear 🙂

Margaret dallospedale

Hi sweetie
This review is so Great
Thank you for sharing
Maggie D.
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Nice review. Cetaphil products in general never really end up working for me.


I have used the moistursing lotion which i didnt liked much but I think the cleanisng lotion can be given a shot.. Nicely reviewed dear.. 🙂


i use cetaphil is very good
nice review
have a happy weekend


i totally loved cetaphil cleansing lotion. Will skip lotion as i have very oily skin. Lovely review dear 🙂


I have used these and didnt like them much.. 🙁


Sounds good, but I often use oily based BB creams and stuff! 🙁


I love the cleanser but the lotion sucks :p

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