9 Kiehl's Moisturizers for Every Skin Type
You know how one of the main foundations of health is to drink the recommended amount of water? The same way you would hydrate your body is how you should hydrate your skin. Ensuring that your skin is getting the moisture it needs day in and day out is one of the main tenets of skin care. Moisturizing allows your skin to not only remain soft but to help keep dryness at bay. However, finding the moisturizer that best fits your skin can be more of a process than you would originally expect.
Fortunately, the range of Kiehl’s moisturizers makes it a lot easier; the brand has a whole array of moisturizers to choose from. The team at Kiehl’s sent the Skincare.com team a complimentary sample of their moisturizing products, and we’re sharing our reviews ahead. Check them all out below, and see which moisturizer is right for you.
FOR NORMAL TO DRY SKIN: KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL CREAM
Even the supplest skin can fall prey to seasonal dryness. This Kiehl’s moisturizer can get you through those dry spells. The long-lasting, lightweight formula contains glacial glycoproteins and extract from the desert-hailing plant, imperata cylindrica, and can help skin retain water and ensure it is well-protected from the cold. Plus, it contains broad-spectrum SPF 30 to add another layer of protection. Just because the sun isn’t as strong during the winter doesn’t mean those UV rays can’t harm your skin.
My Thoughts: Living in the northeast can absolutely wreak havoc on my skin. When my forehead begins to flake by the end of fall, I pretty much use it as a barometer for how close the cold weather is to approaching. The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, however, keeps my skin looking plumped with moisture and well-protected against the bitter cold.
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, $29.50 MSRP
FOR DRY TO VERY DRY SKIN: KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL DEEP MOISTURE BALM
Okay, so maybe you have skin that’s dryer than most, no matter what time of year it is. Well turn that frown upside-down, because Kiehl’s has you covered! Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm will get your skin hydrated in no time. The formula melts into skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and comfortable even in dry climates.
My Thoughts: Even though my overall skin doesn’t get too, too dry, there are some areas (like the area around my eyes) that does. The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm helped my skin feel rich in hydration, as well as soft and smooth.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm, $29.50 MSRP
FOR NORMAL TO OILY SKIN: KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL OIL-FREE GEL-CREAM
The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream checks a lot (if not all) of boxes when it comes to compatibility with oily skin. Oil-free? Check. Non-greasy? Check. Intense hydrator and skin conditioner? Check and check! It’s also specifically formulated for normal to oily skin, making it a cream you can trust to retain moisture without exacerbating it.
My Thoughts: There’s nothing like a gel formula to get your skin feeling fresh. This gel-cream does just that. My skin fully absorbed it with no unwanted residue.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream, $29.50 MSRP
FOR ENLARGED PORES: KIEHL’S RARE EARTH PORE MINIMIZING LOTION
Your skin doesn’t just have to be dry or oily. For some, pores can actually look slightly bigger than average. Kiehl’s created the following moisturizer keeping this particular issue in mind.
Although it’s been used as a skin remedy for thousands of years (seriously), clay is having a major comeback in skin care. The Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion is formulated with Amazonian white clay to refine pores. It also helps to absorb any excess oil lingering on your skin.
My Thoughts: I’m a huge fan of any of the Kiehl’s Rare Earth products, and the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion is no different. My skin felt incredibly clean after using it.
FOR VISIBLY STRESSED SKIN: KIEHL’S SKIN RESCUER
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No—it’s Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer! Its formula features rosa gallica extract and mannose and can reduce signs of stress. With use, you’ll find your skin far more relaxed with a reduce appearance of redness or fatigue.
My Thoughts: There are some nights when I just can’t sleep, leaving me to look like a zombie the next morning and anxious throughout the day. Throughout a particularly sleepless spell, I used the Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer to help awaken my skin and I was quite pleased with the results.
Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer, $40 MSRP
FOR FINE LINES & WRINKLES: Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream
One trick of the skin care trade is to always be a step ahead. That’s why anti-aging efforts should begin early and be kept in the back of your head as you shop for products to incorporate into your regimen. And what better place to start than with a moisturizer? The Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream contains copper and calcium. Working together, this formula can visibly repair wrinkles and refine the skin’s texture.
My Thoughts: I may be in my mid-twenties, but that’s no excuse not to begin the good fight against wrinkles now. This cream went onto my skin smoothly and I look forward to noticing a decreased appearance of fine lines on my forehead with continued use.
Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream, $58 MSRP
FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN: Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Cream
Another batting moisturizer in the anti-aging lineup, the Kiehl’s Rosa Artica is a youth-regenerating cream formulated with the haberlea rhodopensis, also known as the “Resurrection Flower.” The flower itself has the extraordinary ability to survive over two years of dehydration, returning to life within hours as soon as that moisture returns.
My Thoughts: My skin was probably the most hydrated it has ever felt using this cream. I could practically feel it bringing moisture back into my skin’s surface cells as I used it. My skin was absolutely recharged and felt wonderful.
Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Cream, $60 MSRP
FOR VISIBLE LIFTING & FIRMING: Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream
The corrections that the Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream can complete are as follows: smoothening the look of wrinkles; refining skin’s texture, minimizing pore visibility, redefining the look of contours, and giving skin the hydration it craves.
My Thoughts: I love using products formulated with hyaluronic acid. After shamefully skipping out on a few moisturizing sessions, I applied this cream evenly across my face to help bring it back to life and loved the way it made my skin feel.
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream, $64 MSRP
FOR DULL, UNEVEN SKIN: Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment
There are a few occasions where your skin’s clarity and complexion can get out of whack. It’s these occasions when the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment performs best. The treatment has been clinically proven* to reduce the appearance of discoloration and a rough-looking texture with the help of activated C, white birch, and glycolic acid.
*Results are based upon clinical study of upper layers of the skin.
My Thoughts: I love this moisturizer, period. Colder temperatures can have my skin looking ruddy, and that redness stays even when I’ve thawed out. This moisturizer helps to even the look of my skin, adding to it a heightened level of radiance and hydration.
Now that you’ve found the perfect moisturizer, try pairing it with a Kiehl’s face wash that’s right for you here!