Have you ever wondered what Cetaphil means? “Cet” comes from Cetearyl Alcohol, a hydrating agent. Meanwhile, “phil” comes from a Greek word meaning love. In essence, the brand’s name means the love of moisturizing and soothing skin.
That the word comes from a chemical should be no surprise. Cetaphil built its success on a product that filled a genuine dermatological need.
In 1947, a pharmacist created an effective skin cleanser that did its job, without fuss or frills. That product refers to the Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion. Many years later, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser remains a well-known product today.
This iconic product has a formulation made for all skin types and all ages. Plus, it hydrates as it cleanses after just one use. It soothes and replenishes the skin’s moisture, preserving its natural barrier. Clinically tested to remain gentle at removing dirt, makeup, and impurities. The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free.
Today, the brand has expanded to a line-up that includes a spectrum of everything you could want. Moisturizers, cleansers, skin brightening, sun care, and baby care. The brand commits to ensuring that users will always have gentle yet effective skincare. This proves to strengthen and protect sensitive skin.
That is why the brand is the authority in skincare. Cetaphil understands that healthy skin, despite skin sensitivities, remains integral to an overall healthy life. Every product works.
One such product is the Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion which is an example of the brand’s ethos of never settling when it comes to skincare. It remains an improvement that is always possible. The brand reformulated it with new ingredients like the following.
- Glycerin (to help prevent dryness)
- Niacinamide (to strengthen the skin barrier)
- Panthenol (to soothe and restore dry skin)
For those with very dry skin, the Cetaphil Moisturising Cream is ultra-rich and clinically tested to accelerate skin repair. It instantly rehydrates skin and maintains hydration for 48 hours after a single application. Aside from that, it also restores the skin barrier with complete recovery after one week.
The brand continued its practice of partnering with dermatologists. This way, they can ensure that the Cetaphil Moisturising line fulfills its promise of serving users with patients with sensitive skin. The product was studied in-vitro, evaluated across 23 clinical subjects, and tested on nearly 1,000 subjects.
Lightweight and fast-absorbing, the Cetaphil Moisturising line has clinically proven to fight the Five Signs of Skin Sensitivity: you no longer have to worry about a weakened skin barrier, dryness, irritation, roughness, and tightness. A single application provides 48-hour hydration and immediate relief.
To celebrate the re-formulation of the Cetaphil Moisturising line, The brand welcomed guests to the Sensitive Skin Lab last August 31 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC.
The lab has a sensorial and educational event for the benefit of users to know what products should use to target specific skin issues. Attendees learned why having healthy skin becomes the gateway to a healthy mindset.
Along with the Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion and Moisturising Cream, other products have the highlight points to the Gentle Skin cleanser and Cetaphil Sun SPF50+. In keeping with Cetaphil’s standing as the leader in the sensitive skin space, guests were able to chat with key Dermatologists about their specific skin needs and the ingredients needed to target these.
Angela Grace P. Baltan is a Communication graduate from Colegio de San Juan de Letran. She doesn’t hesitate to be opinionated in analyzing movies and television series. As a writer, she uses her articles to advocate for feminism, gender equality, and mental health among others.