[REVIEW] Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Review:

Having a combination skin wasn’t really a worry for me when choosing for the best cream/ moisturizer, however, I have a combination PLUS sensitive skin so the latter part was pretty much the problem. I have heard tons of positive reviews (including celebrities) about the brand Kiehl’s, especially about this Ultra Facial Cream. When I had the chance to do some last minute shopping in Hawaii before heading back to our island, I didn’t hesitate to grab 2 of these and wondered if this would be a permanent for me.


+ With 24-hour hydration, this moisturizer immediately leaves skin 2.3 times more hydrated.

+ Its lightweight texture absorbs easily for softer, smoother, healthier-looking skin. Gentle and effective, this number one bestseller worldwide is ultra-clean.


Water, 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.

-Antarcticine (Glacial Glycoprotein Extract): Protects skin from extremely cold temperatures, facilitating skin’s retention of natural water reserves.

-Imperata Cylindrica (Desert Plant Extract): Helps skin to store and retain moisture efficiently, even in the driest weather conditions.

-Squalane: Helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Review

Volume: 28ml/ 0.95 fl. Oz (mini size)

How to Use:

1. After cleansing and toning, apply a dime-sized amount to your fingertips

2. Massage onto face in a circular motion

3. Can be used day and night as the ultimate complement to your skincare routine. In the daytime add SPF protection with Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30

My Skin Type: Combination and sensitive skin

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Review:

The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream became my ultimate favorite. I was a Korean-brand-skincare-girl, but this is by far the most amazing Western product I have ever tried. This product deeply hydrates and moisturizes my skin without the greasy feel.

I was kind of worried since I saw in the ingredients that it contained parabens (during the time I bought it around August of last year), but the feeling after using this product was beyond my expectations and so I still use this until this very day despite that.

The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream has 3 sizes. They have a 28 ml, a 50 ml, and a 125 ml containers. I personally opt mini sizes (28 ml) because I religiously follow the PAO (period-after-opening) symbols indicated in the products. The 28 ml has the 12 months PAO symbol.

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Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Review

This cream is absorbed in no time, and it leaves your skin feeling very smooth. It lives up to its description, that it is lightweight in feeling, although it is kind of thick and creamy. A little comes a long way, and so the mini size could last until 3 months with day and night use. When I first bought this product, I tried using it like how I put my typical step 9 (moisturizing) in Korean Skincare, or if I am lazy to do the 10 step Skincare, I use this as my step #4, after cleansing, toning, and eye cream.

The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream has the ability to protect and moisturize your skin in harsh or extreme weather conditions. I can attest to that, since I live in a tropical island that is sunny on this side of the road, and rainy on the other on normal days. The ingredient Imperata Cylindrica (Desert Plant Extract) helps my skin in maintaining the moisture it already has while the ingredient Squalane restores balance to my skin especially on super hot and dry weather conditions.

I didn’t experience any breakouts while I was using it. I’ve been using this for 7 months. I haven’t used it with heavy makeup, but with a simple BB cream, eyebrow pencil, mascara and lippie, it is more than fine. After I put this on daytime, I add my favorite SPF for more protection. The Ultra Facial Cream is certainly compatible with the products that I have used.

This little jar of goodness is a lifesaver (or should I say, “facesaver”). This is my second container, and definitely, I will repurchase this, because this cream has been a habit that is hard to remove in my skincare regime. The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is good for combination and sensitive skin like me.

This product is all about moisturizing and hydrating whether you are living on a hot island like mine, or in a place where there is nothing but dry climate. This product worked for me really well, and so I recommend this 100%! And oh, did I mention it’s worth the bucks? A mini size (28 ml) may seem not worthy of the $17, but every dot you put on your face creates wonders!

Where to buy:

Amazon | Sephora

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