Skin Woes + Cetaphil Giveaway!

Cetaphil skincare product photo

I was really fortunate to team up with Cetaphil this month to bring to you their well known skincare duo for combating  skin irritations / concerns. They were kind enough to send me the Oily Skin Cleanser and Daily Facial Moisturizer to test out. I used these 2 products religiously for 1 month.

At the time I was sent the products, I was already looking at switching up my skin care routine. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that every season I switch up my routine by rotating in 1 or 2 new products. I do this for 2 reasons:

  1. I don’t want my skin to get used to a product and stop responding to the products active ingredients.
  2. The products I use in the Summer heat are not necessarily great for the Fall cold weather. I try to adjust my skin care routine according to my skin needs. In the Fall / Winter my skin is drier so I need to add on extra hydration.


Cetaphil skincare product photo

Cetaphil Cleanser, $10 CAD

First up in my new skin care line up is the Cetaphil facial cleanser. The Oily Skin Cleanser is for anyone that has normal to oily skin and not just for those with oily skin. It’s mild, soap-free (no foaming) and fragrance free. It removes excess oil, dirt and makeup with one application.

Cetaphil skincare product photo

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15, $13 CAD

The 2nd product I added to my routine is the the Facial Moisturizer. It’s a light oil-free formula with SPF 15.

As I said earlier, I used both products for a month. Before I started using these products I was going through a bit of a skin episode. I was studying late and eating way to much junk food and at times I would go to bed without washing my face.


How could  I treat my skin like this!

I started to have redness around my nose (more than usual thanks to the excessive sugar intake) and of course a few blemishes on my forehead and cheeks. I only have blemishes on my skin when I’m PMS’ing OR when I eat like crap! Overall my skin needed help!

Cetaphil to the rescue!

After only a week of using the products and not changing my eating habits ( lol) my skin calmed down. The redness completely diminished and my blemishes cleared up faster than I thought they would.

I really like that the cleanser is soap free as I hate that feeling of film on your face even after you’ve rinsed the product off completely. I felt absolutely no film with Cetaphil.  The formula is light, opaque and one pump of product was enough to saturate my entire face. The company claims that the product was created to not strip the moisture from your skin and protect your natural PH level. I would have to agree with their claim since after using the product I never felt that my skin was itchy or dry. It felt clean and very soothed.

Along with the cleanser I used the Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 to protect your skin from the suns harsh rays. I liked how the moisturizer felt on my skin. It was light, fragrance free and non-irratating to my sometimes delicate skin. My only drawback with this moisturizer is that I prefer using  SPF 30 +,  so next time I’ll have to pick up the Cetaphil Moisturizer with SPF 50. 

Overall, I really liked the Cetaphil Cleanser and Moisturizer and will continue to use them going into the Fall season! They are super affordable, well formulated and can be found at any drugstore. If you sign up to their email subscription on their site you will receive coupons for money off their products!

Oh and if Cetaphil wasn’t generous enough giving you coupons for becoming an email subscriber…we teamed up for my very first GIVEAWAY!!!

One lucky reader will receive a Cleanser + Moisturizer  specifically targeting to their skins needs! It’s super easy to enter! All you have to do is follow me @makeupbymahamatar on instagram and leave a comment on the Cetaphil photo. This automatically enters you into the contest. Contest closes Sept 1 2017.  




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  • Reply Fireside Quilter

    I use nothing else on my face but the Cetafil cleanser…it is so gentle and even if I get it in my eyes, it doesn’t irritate them!

    August 29, 2017 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Tori

    Yesss! I swear by the cetaphil moisturizer, it’s so lightweight and balances out by combination skin like nothing else!

    August 30, 2017 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Joyce Peart

    Is there another way to enter besides instagram? I don’t use much social media – just facebook. Bust I have used both the Cetaphil Cleanser and Moisturizer for 10 years. I have an ongoing battle with skin cancer and my dertamologist recommended Cetaphil. I love it and I use the Cetaphil SPF 50. Also I don’t know what country you live in (I’m in Canada and I don’t know if that would be an issue).

    August 30, 2017 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Melanie

    I’ve used the the moisturizer before and really liked it! Glad you were able to combat your problem skin with these!

    August 31, 2017 at 5:26 am
  • Reply Jill -Beauty Vixen

    Cetaphil is one of those classics isn’t it? I remember my brother using it back when he had bad acne. I am glad you had such good results even after just a week of using it.

    August 31, 2017 at 7:58 am
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