Finding the perfect moisturiser for my combination skin has been a problem for me for so long! If a moisturiser hydrates my skin, it makes my face look and feel greasy. If it doesn’t make my face feel greasy, it doesn’t hydrate well enough.
Kiehl’s was a pretty foreign brand to me – I’ve heard of it, I’ve seen it in stores, but I’ve never tried anything from them prior to this. When Kiehl’s contacted me about this worldwide best-selling “oil free, fresh feeling, 24 hour hydration, 24 hour shine free” moisturiser, I was most definitely sceptical, but still a little bit hopeful. They sent me the Oil-Free range to try out.
Kiehl’s has been around for almost 160 years. All of their products are made with the finest, natural ingredients.
I’ve used these products for a little over three weeks now. The cleanser was so-so, the toner was good, but the hero is the moisturiser.
The Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser is a foamy cleanser which lathers up really well. This is an okay cleanser, but not the best. It does give that “squeaky clean” feeling to the skin where it feels a little dry. It makes sense, ’cause it’s an oil-free cleanser but since I have combination skin, the dry parts of my face gets drier. This cleanser would work better on someone who has full-on oily skin. Also, if I get this in my eye, it stings really bad.
The Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner is really really nice. The actual toner is yellowish in colour (you can’t really see in the picture because of my lights) which kind of puts me off a little but it feels very light, cooling and refreshing on the skin. This does put back some moisture into the skin after the cleanser so it all works out fine.
The Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream (RM100 / 50ml) is perfect! It’s amazing, it’s wonderful, it’s awesome, etc etc LOL. Like I said, it’s the hero of the entire range. I honestly thought “fresh-feeling, 24 hour hydration, 24 hour shine free” was a little bit gimmicky, but they actually turned out to be true. This cream is a medium consistency that feels light on the skin. Right after applying it, you can definitely feel the product on your skin. But give it a minute or two and it sinks into the skin so well, the skin feels silky smooth with no stickiness or greasiness. It doesn’t leave my face looking shiny. After using this for three weeks, I did notice that the dry, flaky skin on the dry parts of my face are gone. It also makes the skin feel really smooth. I apply this both day and night and waking up the next day after applying it at night, my skin still feels fresh and smooth. It’s almost like a gulp of water for my skin.
Three active ingredients in Ultra Face Oil-Free Gel Cream:
Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract – This is a desert plant and is prolific in the Australian Outback. Its roots contains high levels of potassium that help provide immediate and lasting hydration effect.
Antarcticine – A glycoprotein from Antartica that provides protection against dryness and helps hydrate skin. Provides skin a smoother look, while shielding skin from harsh aggressors. It also helps protect skin by facilitating skin’s retention of natural water reserves.
Glycerin – Pulls moisture from air to hydrate and replenish skin.
My skin LOVES the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream! It’s an absolute dream for my combination skin. It hydrates the dry parts and keeps them smooth, while also hydrating the oily parts without making them greasy. I never really splurge on skincare, but I might have to make an exception for this one. Kiehl’s also offer a range of Ultra Facial products for dry to normal skin types.
Have you tried the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Range? What do you think about them? Leave them in the comments below!
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*product was sent for review purposes. all opinions are 100% honest and my own.