Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash and Moisturizer for Oily Skin

Cetaphil has launched 2 new products that are targeted at oily or acne-prone skin. The products are called, take a breath; Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturiser SPF 30 and Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash.

The Oil Control Moisturizer is promoted as a lightweight 3-in-1 moisturizer for acne-prone skin. It is said to provide broad spectrum sun protection, control shine without over-drying. The SPF 30 protection is provided via the combination of 3 chemical sunscreens – avobenzone, octisalate and octocyrlene.

The Oil Control Foam Wash is promoted as being able to remove excess oil and impurities and contribute to soothing acne treatment effects like dryness and irritation.

Suitable for Rosacea?

It will be interesting to see how rosacea sufferers compare the Oil Control Foam to the popular Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.

I really like the combination of the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and Skin Moisturizing Lotion. Being a typical male I barely used any skincare products years ago. Now I have a simple but I think quite effective regime based on Cetaphil and Tinted ZincO.

If you have very oily skin then it might be worth trying these 2 new products and see if they might fit into your regime.

Do be aware though, that the moisturizer uses chemical sunscreens to give you SPF30. This might be an issue for extra sensitive skin.

The Ever Expanding Cetaphil Range

Cetaphil is now also making 2 products that are targeted at extra dry skin and may be suitable for rosacea sufferers who struggle with very dry sky skin – see Cetaphil RestoraDERM for comments.

You can see Galderma is trying to build on the success of the Cetaphil brand for problem skin. So far I think they are doing pretty well. offering a few choices for rosacea sufferers.

Cetaphil DERMACONTROL Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 Ingredients


Active ingredients: avobenzone 3%, octisalate 5%, octocrylene 7%

Inactive ingredients: water, isopropyl lauroyl sarcosinate, glycerin, dimethicone, diisopropyl sebacate, silica, polymethyl methacrylate, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, sucrose tristearate, dimethiconol, pentylene glycol, polysorbate 61, sodium stearoyl glutamate, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, tocopheryl acetate, glycyrrhetinic acid, panthenol, triethanolamine, allantoin, carbomer, potassium sorabte, zine gluconate, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, hydroxypalmitoyl sphinganine

Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash Ingredients


water, zinc coceth sulfate, glycerin, PEG-75, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, zinc gluconate, PEG-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium benzoate, masking fragrance, disodium EDTA

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The Cetaphil DermaControl range is available online from Amazon.com.

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4 Reader Comments

  1. DaveM81 says:

    I’ve only recently ‘discovered’ the original cetaphil range! But these do sound good.

  2. MsLux says:

    Are there any known irritants in these products?

  3. Susan says:

    I tried the Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturiser SPF 30 and found it would inevitable burn my eyes, usually when I got into the car. Despite being careful in applying it, it would always manage to migrate. I don’t have this problem with other sunscreens.

    It’s a shame because I find their other sunscreen (with Mexoryl) extremely greasy and unfortunately irritating after a few days, and on doing more research I found that this lighter SPF 30 doesn’t contain enough sunscreens to be very protective against UVA.

    The original Cetaphil SPF 30 contains parrafin wax high up in the ingredient list, as well as macadamia and other rich oils, which doesn’t exactly make it suitable for all skin type as they claim!

    If you can tolerate Cetaphil’s original SPF 30 it is supposed to be an extremely protective sunscreen.

  4. Sarah B says:

    I found that the Cetaphil DERMACONTROL Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 left me looking very greasy after application. It didn’t seem to hurt otherwise.

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