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It's a while since I last did a 'The hype is real' post but when I started to use Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream*, I knew that this would be the first product in the comeback of this series! This has been around since 2006 however it was recently revamped and I really believe that this cult product will be around forever. It's the ultimate in hydrating creams, yet it's surprisingly lightweight so I think that this will suit a lot of skin types and conditions.
This moisturiser aims to provide 24 hour hydration to the skin, which may lead you to think that it would be rich and quite greasy however it is so lightweight in texture and instantly absorbs into the skin, yet the hydrating effects can be felt for hours after application. It's suitable for both everyday use but also for those who are scaling Mount Everest! It's ideal for sensitive skin - I know this as my skin is reactive and was so sore when I was ill with the flu and later pneumonia and Covid, and applying this was an instant relief and comfort.
It has been tested on people in extremely cold temperatures, plus very hot temperatures, whether humid or dry heat, and all reported more hydrated and smooth skin. I find that it's ideal during these colder months, however because it isn't greasy, I think I'll enjoy this as the temperature rises. It doesn't sit on the skin and is an ideal base for makeup, but also helps skin look fresh on no makeup days.
It doesn't contain any parabens (Kiehl's are aiming to remove parabens from all skincare products), but what it does contain is Glacial Glycoprotein, which is derived from sea glaciers and it aims to prevent water loss from the skin. It also contains Olive-Derived Squalane, which helps to protect and strengthen the skin's barrier function.
Have you tried this cream? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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