Cetaphil RestoraDerm® Eczema Calming Body Wash: Dermatocare Reviews




Cetaphil RestoraDerm® Eczema Calming Body Wash is worth trying for calming the dry skin, sensitive skin, and eczema-prone skin. It is a unique blend of mild surfactants, deep moisturizing ingredients, and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Will it work?

 Cetaphil RestoraDerm® Eczema Calming Body Wash has three mild and baby safe surfactant that helps in removing the dirt, dust and dead skin cells from your skin. However, all the surfactants no matter how mild might remove Natural moisturizing factors(NMF) from your skin; after all, they cannot differentiate between the natural and exogenous oils. Thus, to counteract the drying effect of surfactants, restoraderm has many moisturizing ingredients like Shea butter, glycerine, sunflower oil, sodium PCA. Restoraderm also soothes the irritated skin with the help of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients like Allantoin, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Vitamin E. Thus, it is worth trying!

For which skin type? 

Cetaphil RestoraDerm® Eczema Calming Body Wash is recommended for use in dry skin type, especially those that are prone to allergies, sensitivity, itching, and eczema.

Is it safe?

Yes, it is devoid of major toxic ingredients.

Will it irritate sensitive skin?

 Cetaphil RestoraDerm® Eczema Calming Body Wash is unlikely to irritate the sensitive skin. However, chances of reaction cannot be ruled out especially in severe cases of eczema.


Ingredient Type: Has both natural and synthetic ingredients.
Harmful Ing.: None (Parabens, Phthalates, Formaldehyde releasers, SLS, BHT free).
EWG : Not found
Comedogenic Ing.: None
Irritating Ing.: None
Fragrances: None
Active Ing.:
  • Sodium Trideceth Sulfate: Though Sodium Trideceth Sulfate belongs to the sulfate group of surfactants like Sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate etc.; it comes lower done in the irritation potential. Secondly, it comes after shea butter in the ingredient list, which means the drying effect of this surfactant is easily counteracted by emollients like shea butter and sunflower oil. The EWG.org gives green rating of number 1 to this surfactant.
  • Sodium Lauroamphoacetate: It is a gentle cleanser used in baby products. The EWG.org gives green rating of number 1 to this surfactant.
  • Cocamide MEA is also a surfactant that has concern over formation of nitrosmines. However, according to CIR report in Internationla Journal of Toxicicty: “Although DEA is readily nitrosated to form N-nitrosodiethanolamine, a known animal carcinogen, MEA has not been found to form a stable nitrosamine. Dermal application of Cocamide MEA at concentrations of 50% was nonirritating to mildly irritating in animal tests. For comparison, Cocamide DEA at a concentration of 30% was a moderate irritant.” Thus, we believe that Cocamide MEA is safe for use.


Base Ing.: Deep moisturising base with mild surfactants apt for dry and eczema prone skin.
Ingredient list: Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide MEA, Citric Acid, Niacinamide, Sodium PCA, Allantoin, Arginine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA.