A lightweight facial cream that provides 24-hour hydration.
A beloved moisturizer that leaves skin feeling comfortable and well-balanced, even in severe weather conditions. Formulated with Imperata Cylindrica and Antarcticine, this face cream moisturizes skin with 24-hour hydration. Gentle and effective, Ultra Facial Cream is Kiehl's #1 worldwide customer favorite.
Who It Is For: All Skin Types
Solution for: Dryness
Antarcticine, sourced from Antarctica, is a glycoprotein* that has demonstrated many unique benefits when used in skincare formulas. With superb protection against dryness, Antarcticine helps hydrate skin and provides it with a noticeably smoother appearance while shielding skin from the damaging effects of free-radicals. It further helps to protect skin from extremely cold temperatures, facilitating skin's retention of natural water reserves. The organic substance thrives in the most extreme environmental conditions as a result of the cryoprotective (protection against freezing) properties of the molecule.
*A glycoprotein is a macromolecule composed of a protein and a carbohydrate (an oligosaccharide).
• Imperata Cylindrica
The Imperata Cylindrica plant thrives in dry, excessively saline environments and is native to many of Earth's deserts, but is especially prolific in the Australian Outback. Imperata Cylindrica's roots contain high concentrations of potassium which provides an immediate and lasting hydrating effect. In our formulation, Imperata Cylindrica helps skin to store and retain moisture efficientlyeven in the driest weather conditions. It is believed that indigenous Australians of centuries past used the desert plant as a substitute for salt, due to its high saline content.
A signature Kiehl's ingredient, Squalane is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. It has an exceptional affinity to skin, and because it's easily absorbed, Squalane helps restore skin's natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.
How To Use:
• After cleansing and toning, apply a dime-sized amount to your fingertips
• Massage onto face in a circular motion
125 mL / 4.2 fl. oz.