Cetaphil UVA/ UVB Defense SPF 50+ Review

by Rati on December 1, 2012 · 29 comments

Cetaphil UVA/ UVB Defense SPF 50+

cetaphil uva uvb defense spf 50
Active ingredients: octinoxate 7.5%, octisalate 5%, octocrylene 7%, oxybenzone 6%, titanium dioxide 5.7%

Ingredients: water, propylene glycol, glycerin, dimethicone, VP/eicosene copolymer, cyclohexasiloxane, stearic acid, potassium cetyl phosphate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, aluminum hydroxide, dimethiconol, disodium EDTA, tocopherol, cyclopentasiloxane, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, ethylparaben, chlorphenesin, cetyl alcohol, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, methylparaben, xanthan gum.

Claims : Our highest SPF available in a moisturizer designed specifically for the face.

Specifically formulated as a facial moisturizer, Cetaphil® Daily Facial UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 provides broad-spectrum UV protection with an optimum blend of five filters. The moisturizing formula hydrates the skin for 8 hours and absorbs quickly. Micronized Titanium Dioxide leaves no filmy white residue. Non-greasy, lightweight, fragrance-free, non-irritating and non-comedogenic, this moisturizing product is ideal for daily facial use.

Price : Rs 900

My Experience :

Well! I have finally found my HG sunscreen. Finally! 😀 I am a regular user of Vichy Sunscreen. It’s nice but it’s not awesome. I have read Zeeba’s review on the same sunscreen HERE  but I was not sure if it was available here in India. I finally found this at my nearby medical store. I don’t think this product is available at the regular cosmetic shops. Anyhoo..

  • It is a moisturizer cum sunscreen. I feels is nice and smooth on the skin. For winters, it does not suffice as a moisturizer for my dry skin but for summers, I dont think I’d need a separate moisturizer.
  • It feels very lightweight on skin and gets absorbed within seconds.
  • Also does not make your skin greasy or sweaty . It just adds a bit if dewiness to the skin.
  • It does not leave any whitish cast behind . It goes on white on skin but within 10-15 seconds the sunscreen gets absorbed and your skin is ready for the makeup. It does not leave any residue behind on your skin.
  • Has SPF 50 and UVA 28 protection.
  • Has a medicinal smell but not bothersome. In fact it fades within a few seconds.
  • It is hypoallregenic
  • Never broke me out.
  • Comes in a non fussy tube . Easy to travel with.
I wouldn’t recommend this to those with very oily skin. This might be a bit heavy for their skin. It does not mattifies the face, rather adds a bit of dewiness. If you don’t mind that, I would highly recommend this sunscreen to you. Those with dry skin, definitely give this a shot.
I wish it was paraben free as well.
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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Rashmita December 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Got sample of this but never dared to try 🙁


Rati December 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm

why?… oily skin?


Rashmita December 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

No, I thought dad ko mila hai, medicine type ka hoga 🙁 dumbo!


Arja December 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Galderma`s products always rescued my skin during bad skin days – like their benzac AC works well for pimples – the best thing is – their products wont break most people out – they are safe. I was currently using the suncote gel from Curatio , it works well for oily skin.


Rati December 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

i am in love with this sunscreen arja . it’s just awesome. i mean finding a good sunscreen is such a task in itself. Most of the time are disgustingly greasy and all… thanks for the reco. :))


Arja December 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I`ll definitely give this a try , I dont think availability will be a problem. Yeah that is why most people skip sunscreen as much as they can – the garnier (moisturiser + sunscreen ) ones give that horrid white cast and turns one into a greaseball 😛 Kudos to you then – for a great find 😀


Rati December 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

oh this one does not have any issues at all. I forgot to add the swatch yesterday. just added. Check out how it looks after blending. pretty awesome. 😀 Hope you like it 🙂


siri December 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

is this better than la rocha posay wala sunscreen?


Rati December 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

for me, yes.


Priyanka December 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Rati, are you saying its better than la rocha posay bcoz its more moisturising?


jomol December 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Not for oily skin…..grrr….but so good for dry skin, I will suggest it to my fraands 🙂


Rati December 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm

please suggest this to me jomo.. i want to be fraands with you. 😛


Surabhi December 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm



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Surabhi @ Womanatics December 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I have a stupid question 🙁

Should we apply sunscreen pehle and then the makeup or vice versa..?


Rati December 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

before the makeup 🙂


Abeer Mubarak December 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

could u guys plzz help me with a good moisturiser for oily skin..i am having a v tuf time finding one


Rati December 2, 2012 at 11:46 am
sreya December 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm

i have combi to normal skin.. but i lovee dewy finish.. so surely i will give this a try. 😀 🙂


priyam December 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm

@surbhi.. we should always apply sunscreen before applying any makeup.. 🙂


Surabhi @ Womanatics December 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

okay.. cool..!! thanks Priyam 😀


Shweta December 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm

i will surely try this one. i have super dry skin…where can i get it in india??


Shruti December 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I feel the same about my fabindia sunscreen. 🙂 love it! But that is spf 30 though. I ll definitely try this after it finish mine.


Rati December 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

sweta, check this out at the medical stores.

whatever works shruti. SPF 30 is pretty good. 🙂


Nupur December 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm

arrrey waah, sitaphal ki sunscreen b aati hai, mooze aaaz hi pta chla 😀
congozz to u on finding ur HG ss 😀 but this is not for oily skin no 🙁 :\


Rati December 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

not realy nupuri.. it may make your skin oily,.. but you can then set it with powder. 😛


Sophia December 2, 2012 at 12:21 am

rati di will this work for combi skin??? the area around my mouth n nose is dry as well n even my bioderma cicabio has lost the battle against my stubborn dry skin:-(


Rati December 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

it could .. ..


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