Hey dolls! I hope you are all doing well :) I know it’s been a long time since my last post. I’ve been going through this phase in life where I need to figure out what I want to do in terms of career, and I have been meaning to revamp my blog for quite a while. So that’s why I have been neglecting this lovely space. I am hoping to completely redesign my blog in the coming month and have a clear focus and direction on what I want to write about in the near future. Meanwhile, please be patient with me and check out my instagram page @ranmakeup for makeup looks, if you’d like to of course. To make up for my absence, I have a review post for you, and the best part is I have a giveaway! I know, this is my first ever giveaway, and I really hope you guys would enjoy this.
So a while back, I was fortunate enough to receive the cleanser and moisturizer from the new Cetaphil DermaConrol line. This new product line is designed specifically for people with acne-prone, oily, or combination skin. While I don’t exactly have oily skin, especially not now due to the extremely harsh winter here in Toronto, my skin is definitely prone to breakout. Just a brief overview of what my skin is like: for the most part, it’s pretty normal as long as I properly moisturize it and avoid washing my face with hot water. However, my pores get clogged very easily and I usually have those bumps on my forehead (sorry for the TMI, I know, totally gross). Anyhow, so I have tested out the two products in conjunction for a month or so, to make sure that I can give a pretty comprehensive review on the products.
Let’s start with the cleanser – oil control foam wash. This cleanser comes in the foam format, so when you pump it, the foam would come out instead of your usual gel or liquid cleanser. I really like that because my usual cleanser that I am absolutely addicted to, is your conventional foam cleanser that you would have to rub/massage between your palms to create the foam. So this cleanser is definitely more convenient. I somewhat enjoy the scent of it, it’s quite clean and has your typical soapy smell. However, personally, it’s a bit too drying for my skin. My skin feels very tight right after, not in a good, squeaky-clean way. I have to follow up with the moisturizer soon after, and still, it’s not moisturizing enough for me.
Speaking of the moisturizer, I have very mixed feelings about it as well. It’s a day-time moisturizer, so it has SPF 30, which I do appreciate. However, with that, it also comes with the nasty sunscreen smell, unfortunately, I really can’t stand it. The cream is white, although it’s not thick, it’s very difficult to rub it in and get absorbed by the skin. For me, one pump is almost too much, and it leaves a white cast on my skin. Although usually the white cast would disappear after a while, the time it takes to rub it into my skin is quite frustrating, especially that I am always short on time in the morning.
As you can see, although I really appreciate the fact that I got to try out those products, and don’t get me wrong, I usually quite enjoy Cetaphil’s other products (e.g. the famous unscented cleanser), this product line isn’t for me. I didn’t see any significant improvement in terms of breakout, either. However, that doesn’t mean those products aren’t good at all. Perhaps if you have very oily skin, and enjoy skincare products with simple ingredients, you could still give it a go.
So that brings us to the giveaway, to enter, please
1. leave a comment down below with your e-mail address, and your instagram account
2. follow me on instagram @ranmakeup, follow me on bloglovin.
3. You can also like and follow Cetaphil’s social media pages:
Facebook Cetaphil Canada
it’s optional, but each would count as an extra entry.
The giveaway will run for 2 weeks, starting today January 19th, 2015 and ends on February 2rd, 2015. Sorry this giveaway is only open to Canadian readers. I hope in the near future, I would be able to do international giveaways as well.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!