What I Learned From my First Cetaphil Experience
As someone who has recently started getting into skincare, I was really excited to be a part of this year’s Cetaphil Experience. I, along with my fellow blogger/influencers, and the Cetaphil PH team traveled to Phuket, Thailand last September 1 to 5 to spend a few days in Marriott Khao Lak resort celebrating 70 years of Cetaphil, learning more about skincare, participating in fun activities, and enjoying a little R&R in between.
I wanted to share with you 5 things I learned during the Cetaphil Experience, and hopefully you’ll learn something new too!
- Cetaphil (originally called Cetpahil Cleansing Lotion) was founded in 1947 by a pharmacist with dermatological needs in Texas, USA, and has been around for 70 years, making them one of the pioneers in skin care. Cetaphil is synonymous to “therapeutic skincare” which basically means it’s dermatologically approved due to It’s mild, yet effective, formula. It’s no wonder each dermatologist I’ve visited in my younger years (high school) has recommended Cetaphil! It’s great for all types of skin — be it normal, combination, sensitive or oily. Cetaphil caters to everyone, Including babies!
2. With Cetaphil, the very basic of skincare starts with the cleanser and moisturizer. Toners are no longer necessary due to Cetaphil’s cleansers containing a pH balance of < 7. Any cleanser that has a higher pH level than 7 will inevitably need a toner afterwards to bring back the pH levels of your skin back to normal. Cetaphil likes to keep it simple, yet effective.
3. There are 4 factors to great skin and they all work hand-in-hand:
- A regular skincare regimen
- Healthy lifestyle in the form of a good diet
- Mental health
4. Wearing SPF/Sunscreen should be/is mandatory. I already knew this. What I didn’t know was that even when you’re indoors you are still at risk to be exposed to harmful sun rays. Yes, The suns rays can be damaging even when you aren’t directly under it. If you didn’t already know, skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. The best way to prevent it is to wear sunscreen. For indoors, 15 SPF should suffice but if you’ll be spending some time outdoors it’s best to go for 30-50 SPF. I currently use Cetaphil’s 50 SPF sunscreen on my face, it’s lightweight and wearable under makeup.
5. There is no cure for wrinkles or fine lines. You can only prevent them, which is where sunscreen comes in. I started wearing sunscreen a little too late, so there isn’t much I can do with the current fine lines I have underneath my eyes — but if you’re reading this and you’re still quite young, it’s never too early to start wearing sunscreen religiously!
The things I’ve learned from the Cetaphil Experience were not only eye-opening, but inspiring. It inspired me to keep learning, to keep practicing good skincare, and to love and care for the skin I’m in — after all, it’s the only skin I’ve got.