How to Find the Best Kiehl's Face Wash for Your Skin Type
Ah, nature. There’s nothing like stepping outside and taking a long, deep breath of fresh air. So why not bring a little nature into your skin care routine? And why not do it with Kiehl’s face washes which are inspired by Mother Nature herself? Read on to find out which Kiehl’s face wash works best for your skin type. Plus, after receiving complimentary samples from our friends at Kiehl’s, check out our full Kiehl’s face wash reviews ahead.
FOR NORMAL TO OILY SKIN
Got oily skin that you struggle to get under control? Let these Kiehl’s face washes help.
KIEHL’S CALENDULA DEEP CLEANSING FOAMING FACE WASH
What is calendula? It’s an unfamiliar word, to be sure. But call it by its more popular name—“marigold”—and you’ll probably recognize it with an accompanying, “Ooh!” This bright, cheerful flower is a welcome addition to spruce up any bland atmosphere. In skin care, it’s a favorite among consumers and celebrity makeup artists alike. You can find it in Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, which incorporates calendula flower extract and can help to gently remove impurities without drying the skin out.
My Thoughts: I used this foaming face wash on a Sunday night—my designated “relaxation” night—and it helped me get into that tranquil state that helps so much when it comes to tackling the upcoming work week.
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL OIL-FREE CLEANSER
The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser is formulated with Imperata Cylindrica Root and lemon fruit extract and can help leave skin feeling clean and refreshed without stripping it of moisture. Just massage it on to your damp face (avoiding the eyes of course), rinse thoroughly, and enjoy.
My Thoughts: After applying this oil-free cleanser onto my skin and rinsing, my skin felt cleaner and more comfortable.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser, $20 MSRP
KIEHL’S RARE EARTH DEEP PORE DAILY CLEANSER
Clay is nature’s oldest gift to the skin, and a great way to tackle a wide range of skin concerns. The Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser is formulated with Amazonian White Clay and can help eliminate surface toxins and reduce the appearance of large pores. It’s a cleanser you can treat yourself to either in the morning or at night to detoxify your skin.
My Thoughts: After already being obsessed with clay products in skin care, I was eager to try this product. Personally, I like to use clay at night right before to bed. Waking up in the morning after using this cleanser, my skin felt clean and detoxified.
FOR NORMAL TO DRY (OR SENSITIVE) SKIN
Sensitive skin is a touchy subject (pun intended). Finding the right products for your sensitive skin can be more time and trouble than it’s worth. May we suggest one for you?
KIEHL’S CUCUMBER HERBAL CONDITIONING CLEANSER
Someone with cucumbers on her eyes is an instant image of relaxation. But did you know that cucumbers, aside from being perfectly circular and thus giving one prime eye-coverage, are super beneficial to your skin? Its high water concentration actually makes them great agents of moisturization. This Kiehl’s cleanser harnesses the power of cucumbers in a lightweight gel that helps to remove any unwanted impurities on your face, leaving the skin smoother as a result.
My Thoughts: I love, love, love cucumbers! They can make anything instantly refreshing, from salads to water. Cucumbers in skin care are no different. Since I tend to get a little bit dried out, this cleanser was perfect for cleansing my skin without stripping away natural oils.
FOR MAKEUP REMOVAL
Removing your makeup is an oft-forgotten but extremely important step in your evening skin care routine. It’s a simple enough step to fit into your schedule, and as soon as you do, try out the following Kiehl’s product to make the process easier.
KIEHL’S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY BOTANICAL CLEANSING OIL
The Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil helps to replenish your skin. This lightweight formula uses a pure botanical oil to deal with the most stubborn of leftover dirt and makeup. Sleep well, friends.
My Thoughts: Makeup removal is always a process, especially when it comes to mascara and eyeliner. This cleansing oil made it a breeze, allowing me to get to a barefaced state with minimal swipes involved. It certainly got me to bed faster, which is a check-plus in my book.
FOR NORMAL SKIN
Blessed with normal skin but feeling a little bit left out with all these product mentions? Don’t get all huffy, you’re not forgotten! Here’s a Kiehl’s face wash for you.
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL CLEANSER
The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser is a cleanser for any and all skin types. Its gentle formula is chockful of ingredients proven to benefit the skin such as vitamin E and avocado oil, as well as apricot kernel oil. Cleansing with this formula allows the skin to maintain its natural balance while getting clean in the process.
My Thoughts: My skin felt smooth after using this face wash, and much softer than it was previously. I’m looking forward to using it continuously for a balanced complexion.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, $20 MSRP
FOR OILY, ACNE-PRONE SKIN
Dealing with oily skin that’s prone to blemishes? Let all steps of your skin care routine target your acne, starting with your face wash.
KIEHL’S BLUE HERBAL ACNE CLEANSER TREATMENT
Your skin won’t be blue using Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser Treatment, but it will be purified. The cleanser is inspired by the original 1964 Blue Astringent Herb formula, leveraging salicylic acid, frankincense, and ginger root to help reduce the appearance of acne blemishes and prevent new blackheads and whiteheads from forming.
My Thoughts: I noticed that my skin gets oily and runs rampant with breakouts right before my period, which is definitely not fun. I decided to do a little experiment with this cleanser and found that my skin looked clearer and felt less greasy than usual after use.