Cetaphil branches out from their facewash origins to body care, with a pair of RESTORADERM products that are “clinically proven to soothe itchy, dry skin.” Do the claims of battling eczema hold up?
By Roxana Hadadi
There’s no real way to segue into this, so I’ll just say it: My elbows and knees are gross. They are not smooth, touchable skin, but rough, patchy, and pebbled. They feel like sand and rocks. It is not enjoyable.
I’m not sure if the condition is necessarily eczema, but I do know that the skin on my elbows and knees gets more easily and intensely irritated than other parts of my body, and in the summer—when I’m wearing skirts, shorts, and short sleeves—all that weird skin is on display. I’ve tried exfoliating and moisturizing, but nothing has really gotten rid of it. Blergh!
So, I tried to give two new products a try: Cetaphil’s RESTORADERM line, consisting of Skin Restoring Body Wash and Skin Restoring Moisturizer. Both products have been recognized by the National Eczema Association, receiving the NEA’s Seal of Acceptance for “products that have been created or intended for use by persons with eczema or severe sensitive skin conditions.” But does that mean they’re really that effective—and worth the approximately $15 price-tag?
For my review, read on!