Monday, February 10, 2014

Review: Cetaphil Restoraderm



Ah, winter. The good news is that we’re about halfway through. The bad news is that for eczema sufferers, we have another few months of battling dry air and, as a result, dry skin. After writing my article on How to Save Your Skin in Winter, Cetaphil contacted me to review their Restoraderm line. I’ve struggled with eczema and atopic skin for years. Every dermatologist I've seen has recommended I try Cetaphil, so I was more than happy to check out the complete Restoraderm line that has earned the Eczema Society of Canada’s Seal of Acceptance.

Cetaphil Restoraderm Nourishing Moisture Wash

The Nourishing Moisture Wash has converted me. I tossed my boring old bars of soap and now use this both in the shower and as hand soap. You don’t get a huge lather out of the wash, which I consider to be a good thing. When a product lathers, it usually means it has sulfates in it, which is not helpful for dry, sensitive skin.

After using the wash, my skin felt clean without that tight dry feeling. I followed up with the lotion to lock in the moisture.

Cetaphil Restoraderm Replenishing Moisture Lotion

The Replenishing Moisture Lotion is really the star in the Restoraderm line. It contains filaggrin proteins, which researchers have found is lacking in eczema prone skin. The lotion also has ceramides, which are naturally occurring lipids that strengthen skin. The combination of the two ingredients forms an advanced system that replenishes your skin and improves its ability to retain moisture.

After a few weeks, my skin felt less itchy and much softer. I really appreciated that the lotion sank in quickly and was non-greasy. As a testament to how much I liked the lotion, I bought a second bottle for my office so I could use it as a hand moisturizer throughout the day!

The nice thing about both Cetaphil Restoraderm products is that they are paraben, fragrance and nut-oil free. During winter, almost everything aggravates my skin, so it’s very important that my products be as pure as possible.

If you have dry, itchy skin, I would definitely recommend giving Cetaphil Restoraderm a try. For my readers, Cetaphil Restoraderm is giving away 16 sample kits containing both the body wash and moisturizer! To obtain a kit, you must be one of the first 16 people to comment below stating how you cope with dry skin in the winter. After commenting, send me an e-mail at allsheneedstoknow@hotmail.com with your full name, mailing address and telephone number. I will forward it to Cetaphil who will send you the kit directly!

Excuse me now while I return to hibernating until this awful season is over!

29 comments:

  1. Hi Joy, I've been trying to find something for my dry skin, especially my legs. I have very sensitive skin and it gets itchy.... I don't scratch that much but then my skin tear and it leaves marks. I would love to try it. Tired of buying product that doesn't work :( Please help!

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    1. I think Cetaphil Restoraderm would work really well! I have the same experience with itchy skin and my skin tearing :( I've now cut my nails super short to try and avoid making any damage!

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  2. Hi, I have rosecea and moisturizing in the winter is very challenging for me, this year especially! I try covering my face when I am outside so that the wind doesn't aggravate my skin problem!

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    1. Hi Kathleen, I too have experienced the same discomforting itchy skin from my rosacea. This winter has been particularly difficult. I go outside and when I come inside, my face is burning red and driving me crazy with the itchiness. It settles down after about 30 minutes. So, I decided to try Cetaphil Restoraderm Body Wash on my face and I have seen a remarkable improvement in the dry, itchy state I face when I go outside in the cold. The improvement has given me new hope that I can face the cold weather. I just started using it over a week ago so I will continue to see how it will work out.

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    2. You should see me when I go out! I look like an eskimo all covered up to protect my skin! :) I find mixing a few drops of an oil into the moisturizer really helps prevent any wind damage.

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  3. My skin is so dry during the winter months. I am hoping this will help me cracked skin. Thanks Joy!

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    1. Winter's almost over...we can get through it! :)

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  4. Hi Joy~ I wouldn't really call it "coping" more or less "combating" my dry skin during the winter! My skincare routine is to apply lotion to my skin while it was damp right out of the shower. I have also been known to apply a little bit of lotion to my curls as well...is it summer yet?

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    1. Almost, almost!! haha :) Lotion to your hair is smart!!

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  5. I am barely able to keep ahead of my dry skin, I have dry spots on elbows, legs, where pant seams rub, I can't stand it, I have been applying coconut oil, lotions and potions! I need some help!

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  6. I apply lotion at every opportunity - i have bottles of creams and lotions scattered all over my house!

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  7. I try to cope by using great products, not spending too much time in a hot shower and staying hydrated

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  8. My daughters and I both struggle with eczema, which flares up in the winter and again during the heat of summer. We use lotions constantly to ease the itching and inflammation and I try to reduce the time and temperature of our baths and apply lotion immediately afterwards to damp skin to seal in moisture.

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  9. I have dry skin and tried every cream nothing helps. Need help please

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  10. I apply lotion right after I have a shower or Bath and still I am suffering from dry skin, I have tried many types and would love to try a Cetaphil product or should I say Cure?

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  11. I apply lotion all over my body before going to bed. I wake up feeling nice and smooth.

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  12. Hi Joy: I try hard to keep my skin feeling and looking good because it's dry all winter. After washing, it will get very tight and dry so I need to moisturize right away just to try and keep it soft. Would love one of you sample kits to try and thank you.

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  13. I try to exfoliate regularly and moisturize twice a day. This winter has been brutal

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  14. This winter has been really bad. I have been using almond & olive oil cream baths, and using lots of shea butter.

    Annette Chai

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  15. This winter has been a crazy roller coster! my skin is always dry.

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  16. Lotion, lotion, lotion! The thicker, the better!

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  17. Glad to read your post :). It is very informative!

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  18. Very value able post, I read the whole story when I start reading it.

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  19. I have extra dry skin due to several health conditions and would like to try Cetaphil Restoraderm. My legs, feet, arms and hands are super dry and itchy ( yes, I sometimes scratch) - I've tried several creams without much success.
    (Jan C. )

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  20. i've heard so much about cetaphil as well.
    your post was very helpful.
    i'll definitely pick up some items the next time i'm out shopping!

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  21. I found your blog while searching in search engines, and it is a wonderful one.

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  22. Some blog are written in a way that cannot be forgotten, inface everyone reads it all, you're is one of them. Thanks for the nice post.

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  23. I just came across your posting as I was searching for something to help tame the eczema that I have recently gotten this year. Sometimes the itching has driven me so crazy that I have had to actually use an ice pack to make the itching stop.

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