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Originally I wasn’t going to review Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer because I had already given a break-down of the SPF15 version. But… I couldn’t resist. This product evokes such strong emotions in me!
I’m just going to cut to the chase: this product SUCKS more than Twilight vampires do. And I seriously mean it S-U-C-K-S. I wasted my money, my hope and my time with this.
I didn’t like the SPF15 version that much, but in comparison to this, it’s so much better. But that’s for daytime. I got the non-SPF version because I wanted to use it at night. The lady at the store told me that Kiehl’s uses natural ingredients, so I was excited to try it even if it meant shelling out more dough than my wallet was willing to part with. Hey, if it’s a good skincare product, I think it’s worth the price! Unfortunately, it’s so not!
I so regret getting this. Come see why.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer Pictures & Photos
- X Easily absorbed
X Leaving skin soft & nurtured
- Name: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer
- Amount: 125ml
- What I Paid: $32 CAD
- Price Per Unit: $0.26/ml
- Related Product: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15
- Where to Buy: Kiehl’s online & in-store
Kiehl’s Facial Moisturizer Review
I liked SPF15’s consistency for daytime because it’s a tad liquidy. But when I first squeezed out Kiehl’s Facial Moisturizer, I was super happy that it’s thicker and creamier since for nighttime creams, I like them to be a little bit heavier. Since I’d be unconscious anyway, I don’t mind if it takes a bit longer to absorb. +1
But… I don’t mind if it takes longer, just not forever. This Kiehl’s moisturize doesn’t ever absorb into the skin. EVER. It just lays on the skin like a sheen of sticky oil. It feels absolutely nasty. Such a gross feeling. You know how your skin can sometimes feel heavy and greasy during the summer? Putting this on your skin is like applying that on purpose.
Your skin feels sticky and suffocated. Even in the morning. I’ve woken up with sticky and oily skin after using this at night. It’s so gross. Ugh. -5!
With the SPF15 version, there’s a medicinal scent to it. However, Kiehl’s Facial Moisturize without SPF is fragrance-free. I guess the disgusting fragrance is from the sun-blocking ingredients that they put in.+1
I can’t tell. I mean, my dry skin feels less… parched. But this Kiehl’s facial cream doesn’t fully go away on the skin for me, so I can’t tell if the moisture effect lasts. -1
I think the bottle is cute. It’s simple and unexpected as packaging for a beauty product. But I don’t really like having my facial creams or lotions in a squeeze bottle. I’d much prefer it to be a pump or in a pot or something. It’s easier to dispense that way. -1
Erm. I’m crazy for spending $32 on this bottle of moisturizer. CRAZY. It wouldn’t be an extravagant buy if it was worth it, but it’s not. Now I’m left wondering what I’m going to do with the rest of the Ultra Facial Moisturizer by Kiehl’s. I hate waking up with a sticky face. -2
Final Verdict: 3/10
I purchased this before I tried Marcelle Essentials Hydration Night Cream, which I’m in love with. I wish I had purchased the Marcelle cream first – it would’ve saved me lots of $$. I don’t like this at all. Period. ‘Nuff said.
Have you used Kiehl’s moisturizers before? Or do you have a favorite nighttime cream you use?