Review – Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration


As I age, my skin becomes duller, drier and more easily irritated. When my skin is dry or dehydrated, it will become oily and tight at the same time. The skin dryness also weakens my skin’s barrier. Hence, selecting a right moisturizer that provides adequate hydrating benefits is of utmost importance to me.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Dry Skin

Kiehl’s has recently introduced the Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration for drier skin types, an extra lightweight formula that is said to give proven results in just one week.

Unlike most rich creams available on the market to treat dry skin types, Ultra Facial Cream Intense does not use traditional thickeners such as waxes or butters that can feel heavy on the skin. Instead it employs a lightweight cream foundation to impart a moisturizing yet weightless feel to the skin.

Applied a small amount of the cream on my dry hand. My hand is so dry that fine lines are pretty visible near at the back of my wrist.

The texture is so lightweight that it absorbs easily into the skin. Woof! Upon full absorption, my skin feels ultra smooth, soft and hydrated. And with just one application, the fine lines are almost gone. I must say I’m pretty impressed! I give a thumb up on its ultra lightweight formula yet provides adequate hydrating benefits.

So what’s the secrets of the amazing formula?

Chemists at Kiehl’s focused on a key ingredient, Enriched Hyaluronic Acid, a co-encapsulation of hydrating molecules that work to complement each other and provide powerful, multi-action hydration benefits. The result is an increase in the skin’s ability to capture moisture in the outermost layer of the epidermis, “filling the cracks” of dry skin and leaves skin hydrated for 24 hours.

Enriched Hydaluronic Acid is a co-encapsulation of 2 complementary hydrating molecules :

  • Hyaluronic Acid: This ingredient can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and is a highly effective humectant that draws in moisture to keep skin hydrated.
  • Biomimetic Hydrator: This biocompatible structure, similar to the structure of the phospholipids found in the human cellular membranes, helps seal in moisture. This hydrating ingredient is also known to be used in the medical world in soft eye lens technology to keep lenses hydrated, even in low humidity conditions.

Refined Apricot Oil, an ingredient highly compatible with skin, is a refined fruit oil that contains Omegas 3, 6 and 9 as well as essential fatty acids. The formula, with Refined Apricot Oil, helps condition and soften the skin to reduce visible dryness and flakiness.

Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration is priced at S$51 for 50ml. It is now available at Kiehl’s outlets at :

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