Sunday, June 20, 2010

Alternating Cetaphil with St. Ives Apricot Scrub

I've been using Cetaphil since high school and I've always loved how it can be carried around to clean your face, even without water. When I gave birth to Ella, I used it on her too 'coz the product is hypoallergenic. Surprisingly, my facial staple also came up with a variant for oily skin!

I've been seeing ads about it in magazines but never really spotted it on health and beauty stores until just a few weeks ago. I excitedly grabbed a bottle, not realizing that it was P527.75 for 125ml which is kinda steep.

This facial cleanser should be rinsed btw! It's not like good old Cetaphil soap-free cleanser. The bottle said it's a foaming variant, but the consistency is actually runny. I've never had luck in ever making a foam or lather with it, haha!

I have combination skin, so I feel tightness on some parts of my face after washing with this. That can be resolved by applying moisturizer though. The sort-of alcoholic smell needs some getting used to.

Tiny but painful whiteheads sparingly broke out on my face during the first week that I was using this. But learning that I would have to give a product time to actually work, I continued to use it. I wouldn't let such a pricey product go to waste no!

I'm on my 3rd week of using this and I can see that my face is a lot smoother. It doesn't do much about oil control, it didn't even claim to be. But I noticed that my face doesn't keep a lot of blackheads since.

I'll be on my late 20's this december, so I'd have to steer clear of overly exfoliating my face. This is a great alternate to my all time favorite St. Ives Medicated Apricot Scrub that does a very good job at exfoliating and fighting all-around skin blemishes!

It was silly of me to have replaced Cetaphil and Apricot scrub with newer skin solutions in the past. I should've learned by now that if a product works for me, I should stick with it. Well, I'm sticking to this routine now.

I'm interested...what do you use on your face?

your every woman,


  1. Hey, I use the apricot scrub, too! I actually tried cetaphil before, but I didn't like how it made my face feel too moist. It sucks to have oily/combination skin sometimes, haha.

  2. Hi dearie! I also use Cetaphil on my baby. I tried using it on my face but I found it too gentle (I have combination skin too) that I thought it wasn't effective in getting rid of the dirt and oil from my face. I also have St. Ives Apricot Scrub with salicylic acid. I don't use it anymore though because it just ends up aggravating my skin. :)

    Lots of love,

  3. Thanks for dropping by golden!

    Cetaphil's soap free cleanser could really be a bit too gentle for us...but this foaming variant could be worth a try!