I have dehydrated skin that can be prone to breakouts. I found that this cream was great on my cheeks, but that it sat heavy on my face overall. It caused me to have the worst whiteheads of my life. But, if you just have really dry skin, it did a good job in those areas. Avoid it like the plague if you're acne prone.
To be honest I would give this a 3.5 but was unable to. I have dry skin, leaning on extra dry in the winter and normal in the summer. This is a good basic moisturiser, iI use it at night as it does not have an SPF. It softens my skin, soaks in nicely, makes it look supple, highly moisturised and works well on top of my serum (which is bio oil mixed with midnight recovery concentrate). In fairness that is all I really need from a moisturiser as I leave all the extras to professional treatments and serums. The only reason I did not give it higher is that it does pretty much what my cetaphil moisturiser does which is so much more cheaper and comes in a larger container. I would by it again if i was feeling extra buoyant that month :)
This is a good basic moisturiser for my wintry combination-dry skin. It massages in quickly and leaves my skin feeling neither greasy nor dry. Unlikely to repurchase as I prefer products with more bells and whistles.
I'm on my second jar and I happen to get the big jar which is 4.2 fl oz. I really liked my first jar. I found it to be good as a general moisturizer. I have combination and sensitive skin and acne prone skin. The first jar worked out pretty good for me. I used this almost every day, alternating with my laneige moisturizer in the winter and as my primary moisturizer in the summer because I didn't find it too greasy. That routine worked out quite well for me until recently. For a while, I was using my Kiehls product almost everyday and my esthetician told me she was seeing more acne and whiteheads. Because of that I change my routine and I use it once a week now. I'm not exactly sure if the formulation changed or my skin just doesn't really agree with it right now. I will update with more, since I used to like this product.
Claims to be suitable for all skin types, but breaks me out almost immediately. Not particularly moisturizing. Would prefer a squeeze tube or something more hygienic than a tub. Expensive.
Skin type: normal, NOT prone to breakouts, sensitive to fragrances and dyes
Kielh's ultra face
Returned, it makes me break out. Nothing major, just a tiny little pimple after each time I've used this, but nevertheless...I have rosacea but otherwise, not sensitive or finicky skin.
The formula is thick and rich, but not in an unpleasant way, it smooths over the skin easily and sinks in within a few minutes leaving my skin feeling nicely hydrated. No scent. Pricey (1.7 oz for $26.50). I love Kiehl's apothecary-type packaging, but would prefer items in tubes rather than jars. I'll stick with my Cetaphil Restoraderm--which I highly recommend.
This is the perfect moisturizer if you are on Accutane or any other medicine that makes your skin dry. I imagine its perfect even if you just have dry skin. It is definitely not as oily as the Ultra Facial lotion for the face. Its creamier and less oily. After putting it on my skin glows and quickly absorbs it. I keep buying it. Love it.
- good moisturising effect that lasts for a long time
- great consistency: a little goes a long way; allows a 'thin' layer to be applied
- sometimes stings my (sensitive) skin
I have combination/ sensitive skin type and most moisturizers go well on face without any drying effect. However on my recent trip to Australia (Autumn time), my face was so dry and tight from my usual moisturizer. Luckily I brought this with me in my trip because as soon I switch to it, my face was relief from dryness and back to normal. I was amazed from the result.
The texture was between lotion and cream. Not too thick and easily spread evenly onto the face. It was easily absorb.
Overall, this is a very basic moisturizer but would recommend anyone who is looking moisturizer for everyday use.
I like this moisturizer but would prefer to give it the overall rating 3,5 if that was an option. Heres why:
I have rather dry and sensitive skin thats prone to small white heads. This product did combat my dryness and didn't make me break out.
What i dont like about the product is the ingredients list. It contains some nasty ingredients, the worst being parabens. On occasions when i had extra dry patches of skin, i felt the areas burn after application. This for me is a sign that some ingredients aren't very gentle.
Overall, the product worked on the surface of the skin but I doubt that it is a good for our bodies in the long run.