As some of you may know, I have a dry skin and thus bit of a criteria when it comes to facial moisturizers;
- Must use natural/organic ingredients
- Must have some sort of moisturizing agent including but not limited to: cocoa butter, coconut butter/oil, shea butter/oil, almond oil, argan oil, honey and avacado oil/butter.
Being the awesome and adventurous woman that I am (heh!), I thought i’d branch out and try something new and so I came across Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer while at Space: NK in Kingston a few weeks ago.
After testing a bit in the store, I opted for the 17ml version (as it was the cheapest..something i’ll touch on later) and have been using it for the last two weeks.
It was only after I purchased the moisturizer that I saw all of the negative reviews on this product. Yikes!
However I noticed that the majority of reviews belonged to users with combination/oil skin. Mine is dry so I thought i’d give it a bit of a chance. I use the cream twice a day and after the third day I noticed that my skin felt a lot softer in the morning, which was a lovely surprise!
As a very light product, I expected the moisturizer to stay on top of my skin however it actually absorbs pretty well and is light enough for use in the day. It’s also scent free which is great as I hate the smell of non-natural cosmetics. A little goes more than a long way so it is good value for money.
After the 10th day I noticed that my skin felt a LOT more hydrated and supple; it contains Antarcticine (a glycoprotein) and imperata cylindrica (desert plant) extract, which both add moisture while helping skin retain water. For someone like me who’s stuck to certain ingredients for years; this is both a surprising and exciting change! I find it the perfect way to sooth and protect dehydrated, winter-abused skin.
- Cost – I think the £17 price tag for 75ml is a little hefty! I understand that Kiehl’s is a high-end price and all but they could have included a couple (read: 10) more mgs for that price! That’s just my opinion though. The quality of the moisturizer is excellent though.
- Target Audience – While I personally think that the moisturizer is amazing, I don’t think that it should be aimed for “all skin types”; I’ve read no less than 30 reviews of this product on various blogs and nearly all of them do not recommend it for combination or oily skin. I think it should be aimed towards those with dry skin (especially as a night-cream…it’s amazing!)
In conclusion; outside of my normal creams, I LOVE this and now use it everyday. It’s definitely something I would purchase again ( bank account permitting!) and I think it’s perfect for the transitioning months ahead.
Have you used this or any product from Kiehl’s before?