Cetaphil in the UK

In 2004-2005 I lived in America and attended an American University (Louisiana State University to be precise – Geaux Tigers!) when I was there it was hard NOT to discover Cetaphil, it was such a staple. I spent most of the year using it as it was an ideal simple cleanser that just did the job without any fuss.
So I am really pleased to hear that six years down the line (eek) Cetaphil has now hit UK shelves! Whoop!

As a cleanser, it’s really quite simple – a light gel liquid. A small amount does the job of thoroughly cleansing skin without leaving it feeling totally stripped of moisture. It does leave skin feeling like it needs a touch of moisturiser after cleansing, but that’s pretty normal for me.

When I was living in the US I only used the cleanser, now in the UK market the cleanser is joined by a light moisturiser. I started out trying this and found it basic – no obvious scent, light and absorbs easily – but because it is so light I didn’t feel it’s really enough to deal with winter skin that needs a bit more moisture than usual.

But if you are looking for a straightforward simple moisturiser that cleanses skin, Cetaphil is a good bet!

Cetaphil is available from Boots for £9.18


Apparently it’s been available in the UK for a while! Doh! And you can pick it up for cheaper on various online stores!

PR sample.


  1. December 11, 2011 / 9:08 am

    I’ve always got mine from Lloyds pharmacies in the UK for the last few years, they have a stockist checker on their website. 🙂 Boots still doesn’t stock it where I live, they seem a bit slow like that. :-/

  2. Serenity of Beauty
    December 11, 2011 / 10:40 am

    This product I have seen mentioned loads of times over the past few years. But because the UK was very slow in getting it, haven’t had chance to get it. However @ £9.18 a pop, think I’ll pass when it’s in Asda for £4.00 and costs even less I think in the US!!!

  3. Ninni
    December 11, 2011 / 11:27 am

    You can also get it cheaper from feelunique.com.

  4. Marina
    December 11, 2011 / 11:28 am

    Yeah same as the comment above, I got mine in Lloyds pharmacies for years. It is a good cleanser apart from the nasty parabens x

  5. December 11, 2011 / 6:37 pm

    glad you have reviewed this; it sounds like it is best for younger skin than mine but nice that it is scent free.. quite unusual.

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