I actually wasn’t planning on writing a post about the Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Wash (R290), as I’d briefly covered it before HERE. But, that changed last night when I ran out of body wash, and remembered I had a bottle of this in my beauty cupboard.

To put you in the picture, over past few months I’ve been swamped with body wash press drops. Because body washes and soap are essentials, my family and I try them all. Now, I have to be honest, none have really blown my socks off. While they all come in pretty packaging and do a decent job of cleansing the body, many are so overwhelmingly fragranced that I feel a bit ‘naar’ after using them. Also, because they foam so profusely (and are loaded with synthetic colour and fragrance), most leave me with VERY dry skin. Obviously this can be remedied by applying body lotion, but I’ve been so busy of late, that most nights I just don’t have the energy or inclination.


So, back to last night’s shower. I recall really enjoying using this body wash as I squeeze a bit onto my squeegee. The body wash itself looks a bit like moisturiser, but works into a good, gentle foam. While it does contain a sulphate (foaming agent), it also contains a whole host of skin-beneficial, nourishing ingredients like Shea butter, sunflower seed oil, allantoin and glycerin. It is also free from soap, so gently cleanses without irritating or drying the skin. Also included are ingredients that enhance the skin’s integrity and actually help rebuild its natural barrier function (arginine & Sodium PCA).


If you’re interested in how exactly the above ingredients work to actually heal the skin, take a look at how Leigh from www.lipglossismylife.com very articulately breaks it down HERE.

Another HUGE bonus is that is doesn’t contain fragrance or colourants – two of the WORST skin irritants. Because of this, it is very effective for sensitive, dry and even eczema prone skin.

I love how after towel drying myself, my skin doesn’t feel dry or itchy – allowing me to skip moisturising my skin on days that I’m just too bushed.


On the (very) rare occasion that I do find myself having to buy a body wash, this beauty is now top of my list. At R290, it’s not cheap (I see Clicks sells it for R275) – especially when compared to Lux, Dove, Radox and Nivea that all come in at under R80. However, the ingredients used in this beauty are FAR more superior, gentle, and kinder to the skin. So, if you have very dry, sensitive skin, suffer with eczema, or, like me, are just too damn lazy to apply a body moisturiser every night, try this.

Have you tried the Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Wash? I’d love to know your thoughts if you have, so please leave a comment below.

Cetaphil is available to purchase at Clicks, Dis-Chem and all leading pharmacies nationwide. Learn more about Cetaphil at swearbycetaphil.co.za


Thanks for the shout out hun! Ja, I’m loving Cetaphil’s washes too. For body and face! They’re fabulous.

I’m obsessed with this body wash and always reach for it when my eczema flairs up. It is great for sensitive skin

going to have to give it a try as excema flares up every summer!

Katafray extract 51years

Kiwi Extract-51

Awesome product. Won’t buy anything else for my daughter. Been using cetaphil since her birth 5 years ago and switched to the restoraderm range when it was launched.

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