Holy Grail Skincare: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream – Best Moisturizer for All Skin Types

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream

When someone, anywhere online, says “Holy Grail,” my mind immediately flits to the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. Kiehl’s is a classic skincare brand, having been around since 1851, and the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream has been a staple of their line and a fan favorite since the 70s.  It’s rare for brands to stick with one product – typically, they’re constantly launching new ones or reworking their existing ones so as to bring in a new crop of buyers and keep the brand fresh – which should give you a hint of just how good this cream is. 50 years from now, people will probably still be buying, and loving, the Ultra Facial Cream.

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Korres Wild Rose Brightening Sleeping Facial Review

korres-wild-rose-and-vitamin-c-sleeping-facial-d-2014111314242691~396259My skin is dry but also acne-prone, and I’ve found myself craving an intensely light moisturizer that was still strong enough to make my skin feel protected and moisturized. I fell in love with Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial the instant I used it. This is technically a mask I believe, but I use it as a moisturizer.

Firstly, it smells divine. I don’t generally love the smell of roses necessarily, just their look, but this has a lovely, very very light rose smell that makes me just adore putting it on my skin because I get to carry around that scent with me.

It’s also the perfect texture – creamy enough to not be watery at all, but light enough that my skin feels breathable after I apply it. A little goes a long way and it soaks into skin immediately, giving it an instant all-over natural-looking glow that I’ve rarely seen. It doesn’t irritate, doesn’t clog pores, and doesn’t cause breakouts. I generally apply this at night after cleansing, and my skin always feels refreshed and moisturized the next morning. It’s also non-oily enough that I don’t have to wash my face in the morning to get it off before applying makeup – it’s already soaked in.

It’s light and hypoallergenic enough that it would probably work for those with oily skin as well. I’ve also tried the Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturizing and Brightening Cream, and did like it, but it didn’t have as powerful an impact on my skin as the Sleeping Facial, and  has a very different, thicker texture, so I recommend the Sleeping Facial over it.

You can buy it for $40 at Sephora or $38 on Amazon (keep in mind that one jar lasts about 4 months).

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