Hello my lovely readers, today’s post is a review of a face cream I have been using for quite a while now – the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. It is described as a 24-hour daily face moisturizer, which makes it perfect for the colder season, when my skin becomes very dry and dehydrated.
The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air. With continuous moisture replenishment throughout the day, it leaves the skin smooth, soft and healthy-looking.
It contains a multitude of ingredients which provide the nourishment and moisturization of the skin. Antarcticine (Glacial Glycoprotein Extract) – is a glycoprotein that helps hydrate skin and provides it with a noticeably smoother appearance while shielding skin from the damaging effects of free-radicals. It further helps to protect skin from extremely cold temperatures, facilitating the skin’s retention of natural water reserves.
Imperata Cylindrica (Desert Plant Extract) – its roots contain high concentrations of potassium which provides an immediate and lasting hydrating effect. In the cream formulation, Imperata Cylindrica helps skin to store and retain moisture efficiently – even in the driest weather conditions.
Squalane – is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. Because it’s easily absorbed, Squalane helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.
My face cream comes in a 50 ml/1.70 oz. jar and has a valability of 12 months. There is another bigger version of 125 ml/4.2 oz jar. I like the simple black on white packaging, it is very easy to read and understand.
It is very moisturizing! I simply love it in the colder season. Although it is very nourishing, it has a very rich but light texture, that is very easily absorbed into the skin, leaving it smooth, soft and happy. It does not leave a greasy film onto the skin, in the way other rich creams do, and I love it! My oily skin dehydrates quite a lot in the colder season and I can’t stand the greasy film on the skin. After the cream is absorbed into the skin the foundation sits very well and evenly on top of it.
It feels very soothing and comforting on the skin. I did not have any skin reactions to it, like reddening or itching. After using it in the morning, the nourishing effect lasted for many hours on the skin so I felt the need to moisturize in the evening after taking the make-up off.
I also really like the fact that is very money-saving. I only need a pea-size amount for the entire face. I have been using it for almost a month and I barely made a small dent in it. I am sure it will last me for at least 6 months. And I have the smaller cream!
Ingredients : AQUA, GLYCERIN, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SQUALANE, BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE, SUCROSE STEARATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, PEG-8 STEARATE, UREA, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE, PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA OIL, ORYZA SATIVA BRAN OIL, CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, IMPERATA CYLINDRICA ROOT EXTRACT, STEARIC ACID, METHYLPARABEN, CHLORPHENESIN, PALMITIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PROPYLPARABEN, CARBOMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TOCOPHEROL, PSEUDOALTEROMONAS FERMENT EXTRACT, HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL.
It can be found in the Keihl’s stores (AFI Cotroceni Mall and Baneasa Shopping City Mall in Bucharest, Romania) and online at the price of 115 ron/27.50 dollars – 50 de ml.
All in all, the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is a very good moisturizer for the colder season. It has a light but rich texture and a long lasting nourishing effect on the skin. It is also money saving because you only need a small amount for each use. The price is indeed not affordable for everyone but if you take into consideration the benefits it brings to the skin and the period of time it takes to finish it I think it is worth it. From me it gets the -A grade. Tell me Have you used it ? What are your impressions ? Until next time, Love, M
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