Sunday, 30 August 2009

Sponsored Review and Giveaway: Cetaphil Skincare Regimen

Note: I used to put prices as a service for those who wanted to know, but I'm feeling this exposes my spendings abit too much, so I'm no longer going to put in prices. ^__^ Closed for comments. Winners to be announced at 9am on 06 Sep 09, Singapore time. Good Luck! :D I was very excited when a public relations representative of Galderma Singapore contacted me about providing Cetaphil products for trial and evaluation on my blog. I has previous positive experience using one of Galderma's star products, the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Whenever I have an allergy or ezcema breakout, I tend to turn to Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser to give my skin a "break". It was prescribed by my doctor and I usually find it provides the optimum amount of gentle cleansing with very little aggravating ingredients. As stated in Galderma's letter, "Cetaphil family cleansers, moisturisers and sunscreen is a widely recommended over-the-counter skin care range by doctors for people with dry, sensitive skin or various common skin problems such as eczema, contact dermatitis or acne vulgaris." Galderma's trial and evaluation package that was sent to me included generous samples for a give-away to my blog readers. So keep reading for how to enter this give-away. My Trial and Evaluation Although I have used Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser before, I decided I should do a week-long trial on all the products that Galderma provided in their package. It includes a complete skincare regimen for cleansing, moisturing and sun-protection.
According to Galderma, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is "specially formulated for people who have dry and sensitive skin. As Cetaphil Gentle Skin cleanser is a non-soap cleanser, it leaves a moisturising film on the skin after use. The skin will gradually feel smoother and supple."
As promised, the cleanser is emollient and much better for people with dry skin. My skin is mostly dry and highly reactive. I found that when using Cetaphil cleanser, I don't need as much moisturiser as I normally do. If I'm only using a thin film of powder, I can use Cetaphil cleanser for makeup removal as well. It can be used either with or without water.
The only reason I don't use this as a regular cleanser is because I use waterproof makeup and I'm used to using a oil cleanser combined with a foaming cleanser. Otherwise, Cetaphil cleanser is good enough for every day use. It might be a bit too heavy for people with oily skin, hence Galderma recommends their products for people with "dry and sensitive skin or aging condition".
After cleansing, I used Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. It doesn't feel heavy or oily but leaves a watery film that absorbs well into the skin. It moisturises well and I can feel it creates a barrier against the environment. Although it is non-comedogenic (does not clog pores), some people with oilier skin might find this a tad uncomfortable, but for me, it's actually a rather good thing.
Finally the Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50+ is applied over the sun exposed areas. I am new to this sun protection product from Cetaphil. I didn't realise they produce this! I'm so pleased to have the opportunity to try it and I'm adding it to my list of affordable and effective sun protection products to buy! It's very light and the fact that it contains 7 sun filters and 1 sun blocker makes me feel I am well-protected against the harsh sunlight.
Conclusions
Overall, I find Cetaphil to be one of the better drug store skin care products that delivers what it promises and is suitable for gentle and non-aggravating cleansing, moisturising and protection. In the days when I was on a budget, I used Cetaphil exclusively and now I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone with similar sensitive, dry or ageing and reactive skin.
Give-away: 5 Samples of Cetaphil Skincare Regimen
Galderma has provided 5 generous sized samples for readers. Since I will be paying for the shipping to readers and the samples are rather heavy, I must keep this give-away to Singapore readers only. Not to worry, I'll be doing some give-aways later for international readers, so you will not be left out. But for now, Singapore readers, please enter this give-away by doing the following:
  1. Follow my blog
  2. Post a comment beneath this post, on why you want to try Cetaphil's skincare regimen (do note that it's more suitable for readers with dry, sensitive or ageing skin concerns)

For the convenience of the lucky draw, I apologise that only comments for give-away will be allowed in this post and unrelated comments will be deleted.

Comments will be closed on 05 September 09, 0900PM Singapore time and five winners will be drawn by random number generator, and announced on 06 September 09, 1000AM Singapore time.

Good luck!! More exciting things will be unveiled on this blog in the coming weeks so keep a look out! :D
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16 comments:

izumi said...

i absolutely love using cetaphil.. my derm recommended it to me since MANY things are wrong with my face and apparently my other cleansers weren't gentle enough. it's kind of weird that it doesn't foam up on my face but i've gotten used to it and use it daily xD

i'd love to win but seeing as i already have it.. good luck to the other hopefuls!

adin_22 said...

I'm a follower....

I would like to win because me and hubby have been using cetaphil for a long time now!!!!and we love it...

Thanks...;)

joyce_crystal said...

i am new to cetaphil. in fact i have never heard of this until now that i have read your blog. i do have a rather dry and sensitive skin esp on my chin area..
i would love to win so that i can try out and hopefully work for me :)

ning * star said...

I'm new to cetaphil, but I want to get it for my bf to try. His skin is sensitive and dry, sometimes he will have severe rashes on cheek, I hope I can find some products which is suit to his skin type.

thank for holding this giveaway!

jenna said...

I have only used the gentle cleanser, but I love it! I'd love to try more! Thanks!

Hikaru said...

Hello~!!!

I love to read your blog even I'm not a person who ussually comment on any web.

I'll love to try cetaphil 'cause I've an extremely sensitive skin (dermatitis~! T^T) and I don't find a really good routine for skincare

Keep the good job that you made with this blog~! ^-^ Bye bye~!!

Tine said...

Cetaphil's great as a morning facial cleanser, where there's nothing dirty to remove from the skin, but you'd still want to cleanse it (especially for me, as I have oily skin, and want to remove that oily film formed on the corners of my nose when I'm sleeping).

Precious Moments said...

Hi,
I would like to try this product as I am facing dry and aging skin problem.

Thanks You:)

Karelessly in Love said...

I have always heard and read how good cetaphil is but never really had the chance to try it. Always swayed by others. I still want to try Cetaphil eventually.

sizbelle said...

hi Aichaku,

Wow that a nice giveaway, just in time, as i really needs a new cleanser for my combination skin, i;m not sure if its becoz of the weather or wat, my skin tends to be oily on T-zone and really dry on the frame like chin and side of my face. They are dry till the extend that i can notice some flaky which is really bad.

Now i'm using my hubby's Eucerin Derma cleanser which cure my acne but it seems too dry for the other portion of my face.

And cetaphil are really generous in offering like 5 sets haha...

Judy said...

I heart Cetaphil. I simply love Cetaphil Gentle Cleaner. Both my daughters are using it to cleanse their face even at their young age of 6 and 7. Cetaphil is so gentle that you can use it on baby skin.

Iris said...

Hi,

I have dry skin that tends to be itchy and get irritated easily.

Would love to try this drugstore brand to see it would help to alleviate my skin conditiion.

Tks.

rhaindropz said...

i haven't tried this product before =(

i followed you in facebook and here at blogspot (168th follower)

i checked out their site (www.cetaphil.com) and reviewed their product..

i would love to win so that i can try out and hopefully work for me :)

(i knew im not entitled to join im not residing in Singapore - but still im gonna spread the word at my page)

love lots,
rhain

sparklemidori said...

I really want to try this product because I have always heard good things about it.

Come check out blog
http://sparklemidori.blogspot.com

YN said...

I've not tried cetaphil before but have heard many good raves about this. Recently I read about this being a pretty good makeup remover.

My skin is dry (recently :( ) and dehydrated, hope to win and try this cleanser :)

Wai Yoke said...

I had sensitive skin but has yet to find a suitable product. I would love to give Cetaphil a try.