Is Cetaphil good for acne-prone skin?


What is acne-prone skin?

Acne-prone skin is often characterised by the appearance of blemishes and blackheads and whiteheads (which are also known as types of comedones - blocked pores). Skin may appear shiny or oily, but acne-prone skin can also be normal or dry in some areas such as the cheeks. Acne-prone skin can vary in severity from an occasional blemish, or it can be frequent outbreaks of blemishes, or blackheads appearing on the skin. If you think you have acne or are worried about your skin, speak to your doctor or healthcare professional for more advice.

What are the key principles of skincare if you have acne-prone skin?

Firstly, cleansing your skin helps in removing excess oil, as well as dead skin cells, make up and impurities gathered throughout the day and overnight. It is generally recommended to cleanse skin twice daily, in the morning and at night. Acne-prone skin requires a cleanser that will remove excess oil but is still balanced and gentle on skin, so it doesn’t irritate or weaken the skin barrier - which may already be weakened. A compromised skin barrier can in turn lead to more oil production as your skin could try to produce more oil to moisturise itself and recover.

Secondly, try to use non-comedogenic products - this means products that will not block your pores and lead to more blackheads and blemishes. It’s also important to hydrate your skin with a light moisturiser as hydration may help production of oil from your skin. If your skin becomes oily very quickly, and your make up doesn't last on your skin due to shine, this could mean that your skin is dehydrated and producing oil to compensate. However excess oiliness may also be from another cause e.g. hormones.

Finally, UV protection may be useful if your skin becomes photosensitive. However, it is generally considered good practice to protect your skin from daily accumulation of UV rays all year round whatever your skin concern.

Is Cetaphil good for acne-prone skin?

Cetaphil is not a treatment for acne, but gentle skin care can help you to care for acne-prone skin as part of your daily regime. Cetaphil products are suitable for cleansing and moisturising acne-prone skin - they will help to remove dirt and oil, hydrate your skin and be respectful to and gentle on the natural skin barrier. All of the Cetaphil moisturisers are non-comedogenic, so they won’t block your pores.

What Cetaphil products are best for acne-prone skin?

The Oily Skin Cleanser is a soap-free, skin PH-friendly gel face wash which is lightly foaming. It’s a deep-cleansing gentle wash which helps remove excess sebum and oil by up to 65% without drying or over-stripping the skin. The Oily Skin Cleanser contains glycerin and panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) which help to hydrate and moisturise the skin while it cleanses.

The Gentle Foaming Cleanser is a soap-free instantly foaming cleanser which is suitable for sensitive skin - it foams on dispense to remove oil and sebum and will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean.

The Daily Hydrating Moisturiser is our lightest texture facial moisturiser so it won’t feel heavy on oily acne-prone skin and will give instant and long-lasting hydration. The Daily Hydrating Moisturiser contains on-trend super-hydrator Hyaluronic Acid which is a humectant - it finds water in the skin and retains it.

Daily Defence Moisturiser SPF 50+ is a non-comedogenic protective moisturiser with high UV protection.

Skin Type Acne-prone Oily/oil-combination skin