Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Review

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Ah, it took a long time for me to pour my writings again. And, hello everyone.
Current issue that I want to talk lately is about moisturizer. My type of skin is normal to dry. In my teenager days I don't really use any specific skin care since I rarely have zit. Moments I got zit is where my menstrual days is near, so I know it right away. I’ve been using various drugstore moisturizer back at the day. Have no issues with that. A few years ago my issue started :  cold wind from nonstop Air Con makes side of my nose flakey and I realized that my old regime of moisturizer is no longer suffice. I need to get something new.

I remember complaining my issues to one of my friend at work and she recommends me to try Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream.

kiehls ultra facial cream

First time I heard this suggestion, I was like “Are you really recommend me that brand?” I am not lying, I am familiar with the brand. I mean, who wouldn’t curious for their laboratory theme? Every time I went to mall and passing by, I wonder why they look so competent and scientist? Their staff will always use a white lab coats, something that I will remember and differentiate from the others.
Aside of those sophisticated aspect : the price. From someone who using drugstore moisturizer to a high end brand. It was a huge step. I’ve been living with no needs of extra care for my face and then one day I had a dry skin and first recommendation was Kiehl’s? Hmm, interesting.

First thing first, I checked the reviews. At that time, no bad reviews, good point. Second step, I checked their official website in Indonesia. You know, even some of high end brand in Jakarta has lower price when you buy things in their website than in their official store. Based on my personal experience when I buy few things from L’occitane though.

As a skin care noobs, at that time, I was not confident enough to pick one of their selection into my cart. And I must remind you that their average price is not cheap. I don’t want to buy something that I regret. Plus, selling a preloved skin care seems difficult.

It all started when not that long after that browsing, I decided to try brow wax from benefit in Grand Indonesia. Not that far from benefit counter, I saw Kiehl’s. I roamed by myself and a staff approached me. Explained my issues and informed him that I want to see around to check which Kiehl’s item is suitable but no promise for buying anything. He assured me that it is not a problem and start explaining.

From his examination of my skin, indeed mine needs hydration but nothing too serious. For starters he offered me to try series of Ultra Facial. I interested and tried on the spot. Facial cleanser, toner, moisturizer, SPF cream, and lipbalm since I also had dry lips. Finally I chose to buy Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream for starters!

I had high hopes after almost spending 500k in one moisturizer only. Let’s start with the packaging. I am actually kind of surprised that it doesn’t have any outer box. Why though? For a save tree act? I am not sure. Oh, and I got bonus 2 sachets of their shampoo. They use a brown recyclable paper bag with Kiehl’s logo on it.  

kiehls ultra facial cream lid

It is comes with a round white plastic container with lots of black color wordings. Simple. Inside there is a divider between the lid. On the bottom you will see manufacturer date. One thing I wonder is : why Kiehl’s didn’t give a spatula though? I need it! With this kind of jar I prefer to use spatula though. Please Kiehl’s, next time add a spatula! *Talking like it might be heard somehow*

“Greenland First Ascent” 24 hour, everyday hydrating formula with extracts of glacial glycoproteins and desert plants.
inspired by our original beloved ultra facial moisturizer, this 24 hour, light textured daily hydrate leave skin comfortable and visibly well balanced, particularly in harsh weather condition.

Product Details  
This Kiehl’s classic face cream offers continuous moisture replenishment for dry skin throughout the day with adventure-tested protection from severe weather.
  • Replenishes skin hydration by drawing and absorbing moisture from the air
  • Leaves skin smooth, soft and healthy-looking
  • Formulated with nature-powered ingredients like Squalane, Glacial Glycoprotein Extract and Imperata Cylindrica
  • Formulated for all skin types
  • #1 Kiehl’s product
Key Ingredients 
·        Antarcticine (Glacial Glycoprotein Extract)
·         Antarcticine, sourced from Antarctica, is a glycoprotein that helps to hydrate dry skin and provide it with a noticeably smoother appearance while offering superb protection from the damaging effects of free radicals. The cryoprotective (protection against freezing) properties of these glacial proteins help to protect and moisturize skin in extremely cold temperatures by facilitating the retention of natural water reserves.
·      Imperata Cylindrica (Desert Plant Extract)
·         Imperata Cylindrica’s roots contain high concentrations of potassium which provides immediate and lasting hydration for dry skin. Native to many of Earth’s deserts, this plant is especially prolific in the Australian Outback and is believed to have been used as a substitute for salt by indigenous Australians of centuries past.
·         Squalane
·         A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. Squalane has an exceptional affinity to skin and absorbs easily to help restore skin’s moisture balance and to keep it soft and supple.

kiehls ultra facial cream desc

kiehls ultra facial cream ingredients
Ultra Facial Cream Ingredients :
Aqua. Glycerin. Cyclohexasiloxane. Squalane. Bis-peg-18. Ethyl ether dimethyl silane. Sucrose stearate. Stearyl alcohol. Peg-8 stearate. Urea. Myristyl myristate. Pentaerythrityl   tetraethyl hexanoate. 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

For result from COSDNA, please see here

How to Apply Ultra Facial Cream
  • After cleansing and toning, apply a dime-sized amount to your fingertips
  • Massage onto face in a circular motion
  • Apply day or at night or as needed
White and creamy. Not sticky and easy to spread. It doesn’t took that much time to absorbed into skin.

kiehls ultra facial cream texture

If you sniff the cream directly, I feel it smells like veggies haha but It didn’t smell anything when I put into skin though. No problem.

I usually only put it in day time, directly to a clean face because I didn’t use any serum. Haha (I am now learning to put more effort on skincare though, take a rest on buying new makeup). As for my issue, the dry flaky on side nose it is far more better now. I had no more of flakiness. This product fit my skin just perfect I had no extra oily whatsoever neither break me out. No zit appears. It’s just now I want a bouncy skin AHAHAHAH *human never satisfied* I should try to put it before sleep as well though.

In terms of repurchase, I am now in the bridge of finishing my second jar. The exact price is IDR 465.000,- and you can buy it online on their official website. Oh, and each jar contain of 1.7 fl. Oz. / 50 ml. Took me around 9 months to finish one. Lately instead of buying things, I found happiness when things that I bought is used and empty. Like an achievements, that what I buy is useful till the last drop. I have another interesting stories when I am about to buy my second jar, it leads me to another purchase of Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Serum and a lot of freebies! I’ll save it for next post, Ciao!

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