About Cetaphil’s sensitive skincare range

About Cetaphil

Cetaphil was created in 1947 for Dermatologists. Sensitive skin has always been at the heart of Cetaphil’s heritage and we have more than 70 years’ experience with sensitive skin. The products were created to be gentle and well-tolerated which was, and still is one of the primary drivers of choice among dermatologists as consistent use of gentle skincare products are key to the health of sensitive skin. Cetaphil products offer effective cleansing and moisturising for all skin types that are prone to the signs of sensitivity.


Cetaphil and Sensitive Skin

Research from around the world and in the UK have shown that more of us are experiencing sensitive skin, which could be due to a weakened skin barrier from any of these four key causes of sensitivity:

  • ENVIRONMENTAL: External environmental factors such as sun, cold, wind and the rise in pollution and its effects on the skin, as well as stress due to increasingly busy lives
  • REACTIVE: More frequent use of skincare products with strong active ingredients such as AHA and BHA acids, retinols and other exfoliants. Also fragrance, Jewellery, food, hard water, friction, pressure etc
  • GENETICS: As a result of genetic predispositions, hormones
  • CLINICAL: As a result of inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea or dermatitis, some dermatological procedures, treatments and medicines.

If you have sensitive or temporarily sensitised skin but you’re unsure of what’s causing it, it may help to step back from any complicated regimes with lots of ingredients and processes for your skin barrier to deal with. Gentle cleansing and moisturising products formulated for sensitive skin may help to strengthen and protect your skin barrier when it’s weakened or compromised. If your signs of sensitivity are particularly uncomfortable, bothersome or worsening, please speak to your doctor or other healthcare professional for more advice.

Skincare products from Cetaphil help defend skin from the five signs of sensitivity which are: dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness and a weakened skin barrier. Our products are formulated and dermatologically tested to be gentle on skin that can be prone to irritation and can be combined to provide simple and effective cleansing and moisturising routines for all types of sensitive skin, whether dry, oily or combination.

Find out more about skin types here.

About Galderma

Galderma (UK) Ltd markets prescription medicines, self-medication products and aesthetic & corrective solutions within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland to a range of healthcare professionals, including Dermatologists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and Aesthetic Healthcare Professionals.  Our philosophy is ethical partnership, and we strive to work closely both with healthcare professionals and patients, to support the development and provision of world-class dermatology services within the UK.  A major focus is to be seen as the key educational partner in dermatology, offering high quality, accredited training and support to medical professionals both within the NHS and private healthcare environments.

Our drive and ambition to have patients and customers at the heart of everything we do means partnering with a variety of institutions, from the National Health Service through to national and independent retailers and pharmacists as well as private dermatology clinics.  Our three business units of prescription medicines, self-medication products and aesthetic & corrective solutions work in harmony to support lifelong challenges of skin conditions.