Written by Tim A. Davis on September 7, 2018
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 for Skin Moisturizer

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 - Does It Work?-Review

What is Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15?

This is a review for What is Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15, a skin care product and moisturizer that claims to protect the skin from UV and UVB rays. The damaging rays from the sun are leading contributors of aging and the weakened condition of the skin. As such, this product promises to boost the skin’s ability to retain moisture and reduce premature wrinkles and fine lines.

Ingredients & How It Works

  • Avobenzone
  • Octocrylene

This daily moisturizer is made up of many different ingredients, although the most focus has been placed on the possible benefits that its two key ingredients could provide. Avobenzone, as an ingredient, is oil soluble and has been used in sunscreens for its ability to absorb UVA rays that could damage the skin. Instead of blocking the effects of the sun, this absorption turns these rays into energy which is less detrimental to the skin and is therefore called a chemical sunscreen. Popularly used in both cosmetic products and sunscreens, Octocrylene is an organic compound that is characterized as a  viscous, oily liquid void of color and odor. While this is a common ingredient, our research did show some level of concern when not used in the correct dosages, or when used by people with sensitive skin as irritation can occur. Which is not in line with the manufacturer’s claim that this product is a non-irritant.


According to the manufacturer’s suggestion to get the best results, you should use this product  15 minutes before exposing your skin to the sun. Apply this SPF cream liberally and reapply after every two hours. The product information does recommend that children under six months of age should seek medical advice before using this moisturizing product.

The Cost

Unfortunately, you are unable to buy this product directly from the manufacturer but can purchase this SPF moisturizer from several different retailers, both online and in store. We did notice quite a vast price discrepancy between resellers, with Amazon selling this product at $23.52 for a pack of 2 4 oz bottles; Rite Aid selling it at $16.49 for a bottle and Walmart selling it at $11.76 for one unit.


As the manufacturer does not sell this product directly to the end consumer, they are not liable for any returns and have no satisfaction guarantee in place. If you are unhappy with your purchase you would have to query the reseller’s returns policy and terms of condition - in order to determine if you are able to get a refund.

Our Review Summary Of Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

In conclusion of our product review for Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15, we found that we liked that this product contained some known ingredients that have been closely associated with blocking the harmful UV rays that the sun emits and that customers have options of pricing. This being said we were concerned about the Octocrylene that was present in this SPF moisturizer and that the manufacturer had no guarantee or liability. With mixed reviews from past customers, we feel that other similar products could offer better outcomes for your skin.

Well researched reviews, from the experts at Research & You.