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Our cetaphil ingredients

Cetaphil ingredients are selected following extensive research into the best ingredients to produce Cetaphil products that fulfill your specific skincare needs. They are specially formulated to provide a perfect blend of these ingredients to gently support sensitive skin and effectively cleanse and moisturize.

Cetaphil’s key ingredients

Cetaphil skincare products utilize the best ingredients such as niacinamide, panthenol, and glycerin each with unique features to produce highly effective skincare for a variety of skin types.

Niacinamide

Niacinamide or vitamin B3 is an essential vitamin for the skin with both antioxidants and hydrating properties. It locks in moisture effectively.

Niacinamide

Panthenol

Panthenol or pro-vitamin B5 is the active form of vitamin B5. This natural ingredient provides soothing effects to the skin. It also has natural moisturizing properties which help skin retain moisture and remain soft, smooth, and radiant.

Panthenol

Glycerin

Glycerin is a naturally occurring compound. It is a water-soluble emollient that softens and smooths skin. It also produces long-lasting moisturization by attracting water into the skin and helping to retain skin moisture, leaving it appearing healthy and youthful.

Glycerin

Tocopherol

Tocopherol or vitamin E has an antioxidant effect that helps protect the skin from surface free radical damage. It also soothes skin with a hydrating effect. 

Tocopherol

Shea Butter

Shea butter found naturally in the African shea tree is packed with vitamins and fatty acids, which benefits the skin greatly. It can restore and supplement the skin’s natural barrier, lock in moisture, and tackle dryness. 

Shea Butter

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally within the skin and gives skin natural plumpness and a silky-smooth texture. With age, natural hyaluronic acid decreases. Hyaluronic acid can boost skin elasticity and impressively retain moisture. 

Hyaluronic Acid

Ceramides

Ceramides are found in the outermost layer of the skin and form a vital constituent of the skin barrier. Locking in skin moisture and protecting it from irritants. In skincare products, ceramides promote skin rejuvenation, hydration and boost skin resilience.

Ceramides

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a succulent plant made of more than 95% water, providing excellent skin revitalization and has skin-soothing properties.

Aloe Vera

Urea

Urea occurs naturally within the skin as part of the natural moisturizing factors. It has a dual-action with both keratolytic (shedding the horny outer of the skin, only at specific percentages) and hydrating effects. This allows it to soften and moisturize, making it ideal for dry, roughened skin.

Urea

Bisabolol

Bisabolol is a naturally occurring substance with many skin benefits. These include a potent soothing effect.

Bisabolol

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil, from the avocado fruit, is rich in vitamins A, D, and E, fatty acids and antioxidants, essential ingredients for combating oily skin. These vitamins give nourishment to the skin while also providing a moisturizing effect to help tackle flaky, dry skin.

Avocado Oil

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil, made from almonds, has emollient properties which allow it to smoothen and soften dry, irritated skin and tackle rough skin textures. Other properties include moisturization and tackling skin aging. It also contains vitamin E for its antioxidant effects.

Sweet Almond Oil