This comprehensive hydration range will keep you moisturised from head to toe

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about these winter skin and body care essentials

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / July 18 2022

The product

When winter rolls around, we’re focused on one thing and one thing only – hydration. 

And we don’t think we’re the only ones who are obsessed with moisturising formulas at a time of year when our skin is at its driest. 

The Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration range is a full body, head-to-toe hydration system that is set to overhaul your winter skin care routine for the better. 

This impressive team of hydrators are dry skin heroes as far as we’re concerned, and it seems our Review Crew® members agree with the sentiment. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about the Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration 48 Hour Activation Serum, Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum, Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Healthy Glow Daily Cream, Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Replenishing Body Lotion, and Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Body Spray Moisturiser.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent all five of the Cetaphil Optimal Hydration products to a panel of women aged 30 to 55 with dry, sensitive skin. 

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration range.  

Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration 48 Hour Activation Serum: Reviewers really loved the way the serum helped to plump fine lines and wrinkles. They found the formula to be nourishing and hydrating, thanks to the inclusion of ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, sunflower seed oil, shea oil, pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E. 

Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum: Our members were fans of the soothing and hydrating effects of the eye cream.  Many said it helped to minimise the irritation and itchiness they had been experiencing around their eyes.  

Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Healthy Glow Daily Cream: Members said they noticed a marked improvement in the overall tone and texture of their skin. Many commented that their skin felt smoother and looked more even after using the face cream regularly. 

Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Replenishing Body Lotion: Review Crew® members loved how hydrating the body lotion was without leaving their skin feeling greasy. It also left their skin feeling soft and smooth. 

Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Body Spray Moisturiser: Reviewers kept commenting on the non-sticky matte finish of the spray moisturiser. They really appreciated that they didn’t have to wait for the formula to dry before they could put their clothes on.

The verdict

“After using this cetaphil optimal hydration 48 hr activation serum for almost 2 weeks, it is now one of my favourite products. My face used to be super dry and flaky. After using this serum twice a day my face feels so soft and plump. My fine lines have reduced a lot and my skin just feels so hydrated now which I love. I can definitely feel the difference. I also love that this product does not contain any parabens or other nasties. I am loving cetaphil so much right now. I will gladly recommend it to all my friends and family.”
Karen Y
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I’m somebody who will normally just chuck some concealer under my eyes and on blemishes on those days I’m just taking the kids to school etc. Recently and since using this little beauty, I’ve paused and found myself not having to pop concealer on my bags at all. I’ve been left with hydrated and brightened areas under my eyes that are no longer obviously annoying to me. Best of all, due to the suitability for my sensitive skin and my reduction in the use of makeup, I find that I don’t spend evenings with horribly itchy and uncomfortable eyes interrupting my sleep.”
Krista W
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Me? I'm happy to wait a little longer for something that really works. Cetaphil Optimal Hydration Healthy Glow Daily Cream plumped my skin with moisture and hydration. I applied it to damp skin morning and night after washing my face and noticed that instantly, my skin felt refreshed and looked radiant and most importantly it felt nourished and comfortable. After one week, my sensitive skin looked smoother and more even toned. I'm really glad I found this cream because it's made such a difference in my life!”
Alexandra K
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Cetaphil Optimal Hydration Replenishing Body Lotion is a winner for me! Loved this lotion so much! I applied every morning and night after showering and it left my skin feeling soft, smooth, hydrated and glowing! Really loved the consistency as it’s quite sheer and lightweight which makes for a no fuss easy application. Not greasy or sticky at all which I love so you can moisturise, put your clothes straight on and go. Will continue to repurchase this lotion as it has become an everyday staple for me!”
Sarah S
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I absolutely love the optimal hydration body serum spray! It's by far my favourite moisturiser. I’ve never used a spray body moisturiser but after using this I will not be going back. It’s so easy to apply just spray it on and rub it in a little goes a long way. It lightweight but hydrates skin so well. It made my skin so glowy after I used it and even after a shower my skin still felt moisturised. I went on holiday and got way too much sun, this moisturiser helped my skin so much. I would highly recommend this to everyone it’s great for all skin types!’
Claudia R
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this moisture-boosting range? Read more Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration 48 Hour Activation Serum reviews, Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum reviews, Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Healthy Glow Daily Cream reviews, Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Replenishing Body Lotion reviews, and Cetaphil® Optimal Hydration Body Spray Moisturiser reviews

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Cetaphil to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members. 

*This combined average star rating for the Cetaphil Optimal Hydration Range is based on a combined total of 450 reviews submitted and is correct as of 19/07/2022. 

Main image credit: Are Media  

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).