As I explained in a previous SPF review on sunscreens with added hydrating properties (DDF vs. VICHY review here), I like to use an ‘all-in-one’ sunscreen moisturizer for my morning walks with my two dogs. Well when I recently tried to purchase another bottle of my preferred moisturizing SPF “VICHY Aqua Thermal Hydrator SPF 30,” my local Walgreen’s was all out of stock. Instead of trying another drugstore for this VICHY product, I randomly decided to browse the aisles and see if there were any other suitable options. Maybe it was the aggressive labeling of “NEW PRODUCT” that encouraged me to pick up Cetaphil’s DERMACONTROL Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 or the promise of clear, acne-free skin – but whatever it was, I bought it and I ended up loving it!
I’ve been using this product every single morning for two weeks now and I have nothing negative to say about it. I have not a single blemish on my face and my skin feels smooth and well hydrated. Granted I only use it for an hour each day when I walk my dogs, but I do have sensitive skin, so if there was anything wrong with the formula my skin would tell me – even in the short time wearing it.
The consistency is just how I like it, not too thick and not too runny. See swatches below:
It dries quickly and is non-greasy, and the finish is semi-matte. Also, I found it to be quite easy to blend into my skin while leaving no white overcast; so it can be used under makeup as well. See product blended into my leg below:
New! Cetaphil® DERMACONTROL™ Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30
New lightweight moisturizer with SPF for acne-prone skin.
Hydrate, protect and control shine with this 3-in-1 moisturizer. Cetaphil® DERMACONTROL™ Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 is specifically formulated for acne-prone skin. Fortified with advanced zinc, ceramide and oleosome technologies, this moisturizer with SPF is clinically proven to manage oily skin. It provides broad spectrum sun protection and controls shine – without over-drying skin.
Developed and tested by dermatologists, this gentle facial moisturizer is part of a daily skin care regimen designed specifically for oily and acne-prone skin. When used after cleansing with Cetaphil® DERMACONTROL™ Oil Control Foam Wash, it absorbs quickly to restore your skin’s natural balance and provide a non-greasy, matte finish. Clinical testing has shown this regimen may be used to complement prescription acne treatments by helping soothe acne treatment effects, like dryness or irritation.
Cetaphil DERMACONTROL Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 – $16.99 (4 fl. oz)