There's been a pretty noticeable shift in skincare in the last few years. We've been moving away from the three-figure luxe creams with their layers and layers of packaging and heading to the drugstore. Gone are the days when we only believed that the higher the price tag, the more efficacious the product.
It's all about no-frills, fuss-free and effective skincare that also happens to be affordable. One such brand is Cetaphil. With all the hype amongst the beauty crowd, you'd be mistaken for thinking this drugstore brand is a new addition to the shelves.
Nope, it's actually been around for 70 years and everyone from Olivia Wilde, Charlize Theron, Zoe Saldana and Reese Witherspoon to top dermatologists are obsessed with the stuff.
Well, the beauty is in its simplicity. It ticks all the boxes for being soap and fragrance-free, plus it won't clog pores. So, it won't irritate most skin types. Honestly, there's not much going on and that's exactly what makes it so great. There aren't many ingredients and the gentle formula is effective for sensitive skin. Dermatologists usually recommend it for this reason, and its accessible price point means that everyone can get in on the action.
It's the kind of cleanser that your skin craves when you've overdone it on the retinol and actives and your skin is tired and in need of a serious break. As it's such a gentle cleanser and won't strip the skin, it's a great wash for the morning. If you're wearing makeup, it's worthwhile using a balm or makeup remover and using this as your second cleanse, to make sure you're getting a thorough wash.
For under £10, you can't beat it for gentle and effective cleansing that's kind to the majority of skin types. You can also use it on your body too.
The good news? This isn't the only product that Cetaphil has to offer, keep scrolling to shop the rest of the range.
Is there anything better than a rich, dense, luxurious feeling night cream? Probably not. This one somehow manages to deliver on all fronts but for a fraction of the price. Expect to wake up to smooth skin that can still breathe.
If the rest of your skincare routine is pretty intense and you want to keep things simple when it comes to moisturising, this makes for a great addition. It melts into skin easily and works underneath makeup and also includes hyaluronic acid for extra hydration.
If your skin leans to the oilier side, fear not, this cleanser is similar to the Gentle Skin Cleanser but works on removing a buildup of excess oil. Most importantly it won't have that pesky tighter than tight skin feel.