Quenching skin’s thirst is tricky business – you’ve got khổng lồ identify your skin type so that you can pick the right texture that suits your skin. Too light and it probably won’t bởi much for you, too heavy và your skin may just break out from the richness of the moisturiser.

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Then, there’s also the climate factor that you should take into consideration. Using a rich cream in the humid Singapore weather might just spell disaster for your skin as the nourishment packed in the moisturiser may be more suitable for use in colder climates.

Enter Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream: the brand’s bestselling, lightweight moisturiser that is suitable for all climates and skin types, promoting faster barrier recovery & all-day hydration without weighing skin down.

One thing’s for certain: keeping your skin hydrated is essential no matter your skin type. Every day, your skin comes into tương tác with everyday extremes which can damage your skin barrier, such as pollution, air-conditioning, high heat, và temperature fluctuations.

Well-hydrated skin allows the skin barrier to lớn recover faster khổng lồ a healthy-looking state. In turn, a healthy skin barrier can retain moisture better. The result of hydrated skin with a strong and healthy skin barrier? Skin that naturally looks softer, smoother, & more supple.

To find out for certain if Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream can really deliver all that it promises, we put five readers và our very own Daily Vanity writer on a seven-day trial mission.

Spoiler alert: The average verdict was a 4.2-star rating out of 5! Read on to find out more about the ultra-loved cream moisturiser & have a look at the in-depth reviews.

About Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream


Kiehl’s is renowned for several iconic products but the Ultra Facial Cream, which was released in 2006, has steadily climbed up the ranks to lớn become the brand’s number one best-selling moisturiser around the world with over 200,000 stellar reviews from its customers.

Powered by two powerful actives, namely glacial glycoprotein & olive-derived squalane, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is developed lớn provide 24-hour hydration for doubly hydrated skin* overall, including the driest areas of your face.

The results that you can expect from a moisturiser that’s ultra-tested for proven efficacy? In just one week, skin becomes softer, smoother, & healthier-looking, with 55% faster moisture barrier recovery** & a fortified moisture barrier that’s 47.9% stronger# khổng lồ protect your skin from environmental aggressors.

Despite the powerful formula, the Ultra Facial Cream has an ultra-lightweight texture that absorbs into skin in seconds with no greasy residue, making it the perfect day và night moisturiser for all climates.

Formulated with an ultra-clean formula without any nasties such as parabens, carbamide, và triethanolamine (T.E.A.), the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin^, & can be used in both extreme and everyday conditions.

To be used after cleansing & toning, simply scoop out an adequate amount every morning and evening & gently mas sa the cream into your skin until fully absorbed.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream retails for S$54 (50ml) & S$98 (125ml) at all Kiehl’s boutiques island-wide & online.

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*Based on an instrumental study of 25 panelists under extreme heat and cold. **Based on an instrumental assessment of 29 subjects two hours post single product application compared khổng lồ the untreated site. #Based on clinical results extracted from a corneometer study run in extreme low humidity settings of 25 subjects. ^Stringent testing on 100% sensitive/reactive skin panel demonstrates Ultra Facial Cream’s suitability on all skin types. The self-perceived safety in-use test is conducted on 41 subjects over the course of four weeks in Korea.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream review: What’s our writer’s verdict?


My skin has always been a tricky one to appease when it comes lớn moisturiser: my T-zone is oily while my U-zone is somewhat dry. And since I sleep in an air-conditioned room every night, the dryness on my cheeks can sometimes be amplified & I’ll wake up with flaky skin in the morning.

Being in the beauty industry, I’ve had the opportunity to lớn try various moisturisers to lớn see which one my skin likes best. However, the ones I’ve tried so far are either too light that they hardly bởi vì anything to keep the moisture in, or too nourishing that my skin broke out immediately the next morning.

I’ve even dabbled in facial oils in hopes of keeping my skin hydrated but still balanced in the sebum cấp độ but while I’ve found one that works for me, I can only use it in my night-time routine as it is too rich for day use.

With the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream (which I’ve heard only good things of), I was initially worried that it may be too much for my oily T-zone. I thought to myself, what if my forehead starts lớn break out? But my worries were completely unfounded as the cream moisturiser comes in a lightweight texture that glides onto the skin comfortably.

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Top: My skin was clearly dehydrated and unhappy, as the numbers revealed | Bottom: After applying the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream overnight for eight hours, my skin stayed hydrated and was even less oily despite sleeping in an air-conditioning room.

I use it with the Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner – one of my favourite toners, by the way – both day và night during the trial, and I’m pleasantly surprised at how well my skin accepted the Ultra Facial Cream. In fact, I could feel it instantly absorbing into my skin as I applied the moisturiser on my skin.

After a few days, any signs of flakiness on my cheeks và near my lips were gone despite clocking in six lớn eight hours in air-conditioning every night. Even my dull complexion showed signs of improvement after using the Ultra Facial Cream for seven days, which is pretty impressive!


Even on days when I have lớn spend time outdoors in the humid environment to run errands, meet friends for a meal or join a beach clean-up (an activity I picked up recently), I have no issues wearing a protective mask over the moisturiser thanks lớn its lightweight texture. In fact, my skin felt incredibly comfortable under the face mask which isn’t something I usually experience with other moisturisers.

All in all, I’m thoroughly impressed with the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. While some products are mostly just hype, this moisturiser is nothing lượt thích that.

Like the several Kiehl’s products I’ve tried, the Ultra Facial Cream delivers everything that it claims khổng lồ do: provide much-needed hydration & reinforce skin’s barrier without disrupting the skin’s delicate oil-water balance.

I am already planning lớn repurchase this và make it part of my daily skincare routine, as it is such a versatile hàng hóa that can be used both day và night, in colder or warmer environments. Who knows, I might even nội dung it with my husband who has been complaining about his dry skin recently.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream review: 5 readers give their honest opinions

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream


All reviewers were impressed with the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream’s silky, lightweight formula, even though hygiene may be an issue for some since the moisturiser comes in a jar packaging. All reviewers liked that the moisturiser absorbed quickly into their skin without leaving a greasy residue, và most of them said it did a good job at locking in moisture for round-the-clock hydration.

All reviewers also appreciated that the moisturiser has minimal to no scent, making it ideal for sensitive skin users as well as those who prefer no fragrance in their skincare products. Some of them also noticed that their skin remained hydrated and supple even though they spent time under the hot sun in the humid Singapore climate. Most reviewers said they would continue using the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream.

Blair Murphy-Rose, MD is a board-certified dermatologist in New York. She specializes in leading-edge facial rejuvenation techniques.
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The Kiehl’s trang web raves that this cream is the brand's number one product, providing “lasting 24-hour hydration:” a claim I may have rolled my eyes at. But my curiosity got the best of me, & I decided not lớn wash my face for 24 hours after applying the cream. To lớn my surprise, I woke up the next day with flawlessly plump, moisturized skin. It even looked like I used something stronger, like a face mask or exfoliant. This sản phẩm is neither of those things, but it produces comparable results on a daily basis.

As far as long term results, I continue khổng lồ notice a huge difference in my skin. Since using Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, my dry patches have vanished and seasonal dryness is a problem of the past. In fact, I haven’t used a single hydration face mask in months because I haven’t had the need to. Overall, the cream solved my winter woes and drastically improved my skin tone và texture.

The Scent: Non-existent

True khổng lồ its simplicity, Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream has no detectable scent. I appreciate this detail as it prevents the cream from mixing with other fragrances I use on a daily basis.

Since using Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, my dry patches have vanished and seasonal dryness is a problem of the past.

The Packaging: Simple, chic, & slightly inconvenient

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream features a simple white plastic jar with lots of đen text on the front. I appreciate the simple packaging without fancy colors or bottles because I know it keeps the price down for consumers. Personally, I would rather have a simple bottle to hold my sản phẩm if it means I can save a few dollars.

One of the few complaints I have about this cream, however, is the contamination possibilities that come along with a jar. Make sure lớn use a clean makeup brush or freshly washed hands lớn get hàng hóa out of the container—this greatly minimizes contamination and bacteria growth that could affect the product and your skin.

The Value: Plenty of sản phẩm for the price

I tested the 4.2 oz jar which, at $55, isn’t exactly what I consider affordable skincare. But upfront pricing isn’t always what it seems—a little goes a long way with this facial cream, so I anticipate it will last me many months. You definitely get more than what you pay for with this face cream, but if you’re still hesitant, the standard 1.7 oz jar comes in at $32, and a 1.0 oz jar is available for an affordable $22. Based on the results và how long it will last me, this cream is well worth the price.

Similar Option: A drugstore fave

Ve Moisturizing Cream ($14)
: As my former go-to simple moisturizer, Cera
Ve’s Moisturizing Cream both looks & feels similar to lớn Kiehl"s Ultra Facial Cream. While Cera
Ve is dermatologist recommended & a great product for anyone with sensitive skin, I find the Kiehl"s cream lớn meet và exceed the results of Cera
Ve. Kiehl"s Ultra Facial Cream is more hydrating & lasts longer than its competitor.

Our Verdict: Perfectly plump skin

I can’t say enough good things about this product; I’m worried I’m gushing. If you want maximum hydration, moisture retention, & overall softer skin, this is absolutely the face cream for you.

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product Name Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane product Brand Kiehl"s Price $32.00 Weight 1.7 oz. Full Ingredient các mục Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Squalane, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Sucrose Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, PEG-8 Stearate, Myristyl Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethlhexanoate, Prunus Armeniaca Kernal Oil/Apricot