Cetaphil Skin Care Products Review

My skin is far from perfect! It isn’t the worst I’ve ever seen but it surely isn’t the best. For many years, I figured that the more money I spent on skin care products, the better my skin would look. I’ve learned that spending more money doesn’t mean I’ll be getting a better product, or that my skin will look better!

I was familiar with Cetaphil products and through the years, at various times for either myself or a family member, a doctor or dermatologist has recommended using Cetaphil® products but it was always something that I would use ’til whatever problem area was cleared up, and then I would go back to something else.

Due to my rosacea-prone skin, I’m under the regular care of a dermatologist. Several years ago, I visited her with a serious flareup and she gave me a bag of samples of Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser and Cetaphil® Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15, and recommended that I exclusively use both as part of my daily skin care regimen. I was a bit concerned because my skin is oily, but I was so pleased with both products and since that day, I’ve used both the Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser and the Cetaphil® Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15, even to the point that if I’m traveling and forget one of them, I buy more instead of using something else. Another good thing about Cetaphil products is that they’re so readily available. Almost all drug stores carry the full line, big box discount stores carry the full line, even some grocery stores carry Cetaphil products!

The Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser is creamy, feels more like a lotion than a cleanser, but is effective at removing makeup and the oils on my skin. My skin never feels overly dry after cleansing, but it feels clean. For anyone with oily skin, you know the importance of having your face feel clean. The Cetaphil® Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 is light, fragrance-free, easy to apply smoothly, doesn’t feel greasy and my makeup can be applied almost immediately after using the moisturizer.

Since I’m one who believes in keeping extras of the things I love, these two Cetaphil products are also found in my “stock up” supplies.

Cetaphil products are the only brand recommended by more than 90% of dermatologists across all four major categories: body cleansers/body washes, facial cleansers, general body moisturizers, and facial moisturizers, and Cetaphil products are the #1 pediatrician recommended brand of cleansers and moisturizers.

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I use both of these products year round. I do not notice a need for more or less moisturizer as the seasons change. Do you find that you need to use one product for summer and a different product for winter? Of all the skin care products you own, which one could you not live without?

Also, do you find that as you age, you have a need for a different product? Something with more moisturizing ability?

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New Grill Has Been Ordered

For a while, I’ve been wanting a kamado type grill. The best known is probably the Big Green Egg. It’s definitely nice . . like the Cadillac of kamado grills, but it’s expensive and most of the accessories must be purchased separately.  Since I’m more of a Honda kinda of girl, instead of a Cadillac girl, we shopped around and checked out everything we could find and read all the reviews, made a few phone calls and made a decision. As I mentioned Monday, we would have to pick it up in Abilene and bring it home and it probably will not fit in the Highlander and if it does, it’s the ONLY thing that would fit so it would mean driving 2 hours, getting the grill and driving back. In addition to the Big Green Egg, we considered the Primo, Kamado Joe, the Vision Pro and the Bayou Classic.

We went with the Vision Pro.

The main reasons we went with the Vision Pro were (1) Everything we read talked about their customer service being amazing. (2) Home Depot will deliver it to our home and we don’t have to mess with picking it up anywhere. (3) It comes with almost all the accessories we would want . . all included in the price.

We did see some complaints about the Vision Pro having some air leaks around an opening where the electric starter can be inserted. This can cause a problem when trying to cook “low and slow”. There were a couple of fixes listed that Vince could easily do but since we have our Cookshack smoker that is so easy to use and works so well, I doubt we ever use the Vision Pro for smoking anything. I mainly wanted it for bread and pizza and cooking at the temps needed for those items, a bit of air leaking isn’t going to be a problem for us.

We’ve ordered the lump charcoal and will be ready to make bread and pizza as soon as the grill is delivered and set up . . in a week or so.

You know I’ll be posting about our experiences with the new grill.