bf bought it and it actually dried his skin completely out!
kind of suprised at the bad reviews...i use retin-A and benzaclin for acne, and so far this has been the only moisturizer that worked well on my skin. it's strange to put on a creamy lotion when you have oily skin, but i found that it moisturized well and didn't clog my pores. before you buy, get a sample - kiehl's is famous for their samples. that way you won't waste your $.
This is a great light moisturiser for the hotter months. Non irritating and very light. Downsides are Kiehls is expensive in Australia and I don't like Pots for hygeine reasons
Yuck! Definitely NOT good for anyone with dry type skin. I felt like I had to use a handful of this stuff to make it work. And the fact that there is a warning that says you shouldn't put the product anywhere near your eyes kinda creeps me out. Also, I left the jar in my car overnight in the cold, and the stuff separated into some nasty pearly goop.
While soothing at first, this moisturizer clogged my pores, caused breakouts, and worsened my skin texture. It did not absorb well, and left a heavy film on my face. Does not moisturize well and is too greasy to be labeled "oil-free".
It's very light moisturizer, I usually put it on, and add a drop of jojoba oil. The final result is glowing! This is the best moisturizer (for me) to be combined w/ jojoba oil.
This product is absorbed readily and leaves a nongreasy skin texture but I don't think it did much for my combination sensitive skin. I have also been using RoC Hydra and Vitamines Actives product and felt that it did a much better of job of balancing the T zone area, moisturizing and diminishing fine lines.
When I had oily skin but still needed a mosituriser, this cream was a godsend. It absorbed quickly, didn't cause breakouts and best of all: no annoying scent! Great buy for oily skin.
I purchased this product along with the non-detergent foaming cleanser and the calendula toner because of the Kiehl's reputation and the "Oil-Free" on the label. I know Sodium PCA is a great moisturizer, so I thought I had made a good purchase.
Although my skin felt good after moisturizing, after 6 months of using this product and having terrible skin texture and frequent blemishes, I started to investigate its ingredients and found that it has a number of comedogenic, irritating ingredients. I do not understand how this product can be on the market.
I'm kinda surprised at the negative reviews but I can understand why maybe some would find it too drying. I generally have very oily and sensitive skin and most moisturizers are either too greasy or too irritating for me. I have no idea what "sodium pca" is but after trying the sample, I found my self blotting only in late afternoon rather than my usual every three hours. It controls my oillies and keeps my skin matte. It actually doesnt break me out (at least it hasnt yet cause I've only used the samples.
UPDATE: Even though my skin is less oily, somehow this kills my skin texture. My pores seems to be very apparent and even with extreme oily skin, it makes my skin feel tight when I continue using this stuff. I had to take away three lippies for that. I'm glad they give samples so that I can try before I buy.