The Best Kiehl's Moisturizers for Your Skin Type

January 28, 2020
Claudia Dimuro
By: Claudia Dimuro | by L'Oréal
The Best Kiehl's Moisturizers for Your Skin Type

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 also to help keep dryness at bay. Finding the moisturizer that best fits your skin, however, can be more of a process than you might expect. Fortunately, the range of Kiehl’s moisturizers makes it a lot easier; the brand has a whole array of moisturizers to choose from. Check out a few of our favorites and their reviews, below.

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, an extract from the desert-hailing plant imperata cylindrica, and it can help skin retain water and ensure it is well-protected from the cold. 

My Review: Living in the northeast can wreak havoc on my skin. The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, however, keeps my skin looking plumped with moisture and protected against the bitter cold.  


For Dull Skin: Kiehl’s Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream 

If your skin lacks radiance and a healthy-looking glow in the winter — you’re not alone. To help give your skin a boost, the Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream contains hundreds of Calendula petals. It delivers soothing hydration and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and nourished. 

My Review: In terms of lightweight moisturizers, this one reigns supreme. It makes your skin feel instantly refreshed and restores a lit-from-within glow to otherwise stressed skin.


For Normal to Oily Skin: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream checks a lot (if not all) of the 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 Review: There’s nothing like a gel formula to help your skin feel fresh. This gel-cream does just that. My skin fully absorbed it with no unwanted residue.


For Enlarged Pores: Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion

Some of us struggle with pores that look slightly larger than average — that’s where the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion comes in. Clay has been used as a skin-care remedy for thousands of years and boasts the ability to detox and draw out impurities. The Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion is formulated with Amazonian white clay to refine pores and also help absorb any excess oil lingering on your skin.

My Review: 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 Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream

One trick of the skin-care trade is to always be one step ahead; that’s why anti-aging efforts should begin early. And what better place to start than with a moisturizer? The Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream contains copper and calcium, and the formula can visibly repair wrinkles and refine the skin’s texture.

My Review: It’s never too early to begin fighting premature signs of aging. 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.    


For Visible Brightening and Firming: Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream

The Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream can help address the look of wrinkles, refine skin’s texture, minimize pores, redefine the look of contours and give skin the hydration it craves.    

My Review: 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.


For Visible Signs of Aging: Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream

Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is suitable for normal, dry and combination skin types. It’s formulated with manuka honey and red ginseng root, which melts into skin to fortify and revitalize its appearance. You’re left with a youthful-looking glow and smooth texture. 

My Review: This glow-inducing moisturizer really glides onto skin and leaves it feeling nourished. I especially like the uniquely sealed jar to help preserve the formula’s potency.


For Visibly Tired Skin: Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men 

Kiehl’s has moisturizers to address all skin-care concerns you could be experiencing, and that goes for men as well. The Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men helps awaken tired-looking skin with chestnut extract and caffeine. It also contains vitamins C and E to brighten and revitalize skin for a healthier appearance.

My Review: It’s no wonder this moisture treatment is a men’s skin-care favorite. It’s fast-absorbing, feels like nothing on your skin and refuels a tired, dull complexion.


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