The Powerful Moisturiser That’s Surprisingly Gentle On The Skin
It smooths, protects from free radicles, hydrates and hydrates some more. Is it any wonder that this cream has such a huge following?| June 20, 2017
Welcome to KULALA Beauty Club, where YOU our dear readers help us suss out the best in the beautysphere. This week, we brought back IT-specialist-by-day-beauty-and-accessory-hoarder by night Kris (@sfc_rp) to review Kiehl’s best-selling Ultra Facial Cream. Read her last review here.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is known to provide you 24-hour hydration and help your skin feel comfortable and visibly well balanced. I expected this cream to have a thick consistency judging by its name, but surprisingly, it is very light textured unlike other facial creams that I have tried.
The Ultra Facial Cream is a pure white cream with a texture that is somewhere between a gel and a regular cream. I tend to use a spatula for facial creams that come in a tub instead of my bare fingers so that I don’t bring bacteria into the rest of the cream. For this, I found that just one spatula is enough for the whole face.
When applied and massaged onto the skin, it absorbs very quickly and does not leave any stickiness or greasy feeling behind. It leaves my face soft when I use it in the day, and it works well under my makeup, absorbing just enough to help my cosmetics blend beautifully. However, as I personally love scented skincare, I would have preferred for this one to come with a fragrance.
Looking at the ingredients, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream contains antarcticine, which hydrates and smoothen skin while shielding it from damaging free radicals, Imperata cylindrical root for even greater hydration and squalene, a signature Kiehl’s ingredient that helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.
I have combination skin and sometimes break out when I use facial creams. I’m glad that Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream isn’t one of those!