Kiehl’s Line That Has Me Hooked On

Kiehl’s Line  That Has Me Hooked On

Hello my darlings, welcome back to myglowjourney, today I’m going to tell you about Kiehls line that has me hooked on


I’m not new to Kiehl’s skincare, in a way or another partially I have to credit them for my good skin. Some years ago I used to use exclusively kiehls skincare, and my skin was in excellent condition. So nowadays every time i get my hands on kiehls is like im seeing an old friend.
So when these two beauties arrived at my doorstep i wasn’t ripping off the package now I was screaming of joy, but I had that big radiant smile of “im in good hands now” because that is Kiehls for me, safe skincare. Then i look again and apparently is their 2018 relaunch, the paraben-free formula. yayy, like I know the product but not really because it is their new formula and I only tried the original one.

Ultra Facial Cream is something I discovered wayy back, can’t remember on top of my head right now who was it, but it was a youtuber recommending it as a makeup primer. I bought it, it was love at first use, and till today I went through countless jars of it. Can’t remember why did i stop or when did I stop using it but  the first thing that it came in my mind when i saw it, it was ..hello flawless foundation days. Because Ultra Facial Cream is not only  dry skin holy grail, but this little gem will hydrate and plump the face  making foundation last flawlessly throughout the day
But the Ultra Facial Toner was new to me, and I was dying to try it. I mean like it is from the same family it has to be great! Is Kiehls, it has to be legendary.
So I have been trying both the ultra facial toner and the ultra facial cream for three weeks now and here are my finds and thoughts on it.

In Netherlands Kiehl’s skincare products available at
Kiehls.nl, debijnkorf.nl, skins.nl

Ultra Facial Toner

What is it
facial toner

Who is it for
all skin types

How do you use it?

After cleansing, moisten a cotton pad with toner
Apply to face, avoiding the eye area

Claims

Gently removes surface debris and remaining residue without stripping the skin
Helps refine skin texture
Hydrates, comforts, and tones skin


Ingredient list

Water, Glycerin, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, PEG-100 Stearate, Potassium Sorbate, Triethanolamine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Formulated without
Parabens, Sulfates, Silicones, Alcohol

How much do you get
250ml/ 8.4 fl.oz
I believe there are two different sizes out there.

Retail price
€ 20,00 /$16.00

Can be used around eyes?
No, avoid the eye area, please

What did I like about?
Packaging wise Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner comes in a high quality minimalist white plastic bottle, a bit of trademark of the brand. Functional but nothing too exciting.
Formula Wise  Ultra Facial Toner is the holy grail of toners for dry skin! Hands down the Ultra Facial Toner managed to restore the moisture level in my ski. And I’m not exaggerating one single bit.
I don’t have sensitive skin per-se , but my skin is sensitized because or strong acids and retinol combined with a crazy pace in rotating products, but I have not had a reaction to this toner.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner is unscented.

What I didn’t like about
I haven’t been able to find anything to dislike about the product. In case that happens, I shall update

My experience with it
As I previously said I have been using Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner for about three weeks now, and hands down is the loveliest toned I have tried.
Even after double cleansing, I will take a bit of Ultra Facial Toner on a cotton pad, and it will still grab excess dirt while nourishing and hydrating my skin.
I mostly use it in my am routine, and I have decanted the toner partially in a spray bottle so i can use it as a mist throughout the day to refresh my skin and re-balance it.  It is a thicker toner, so it does not spray very well, but hey I tried.
Even though it is a thicker toner Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner sinks in the skin immediately without leaving any residue, and it layers like a dream.

Would I repurchase?
Yes, you have to grab this one from my dead cold hands

Ultra Facial Cream

What is it
24-hour daily facial moisturizer

Who is it for
All skin types

How do you use it?

After cleansing and toning, apply a dime-sized amount to your fingertips
Massage onto face in a circular motion

Claims

Provides lasting 24-hour hydration for soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin
Balances even skin’s driest areas with 2.3X more moisture
Absorbs into the skin easily with an ultra-lightweight texture
Tested in everyday and extreme environments
For all skin types, including sensitive skin

Ingredient list

Water, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Squalane, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Sucrose Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, PEG-8 Stearate, Myristyl Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Chlorphenesin, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Myristic Acid, Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine, BHT, Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid

Formulated without
Parabens, Sulphates, silicones, alcohol

How much do you get
125ml / 4.2 fl.oz

Retail price
€ 53,00/ $50.00

Can be used around eyes?
Yes

What did I like about?
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream packaging is lovely straightforward and minimalist, very instagramable if you are into sharing your routines on IG. Not the most important when it comes to skincare, but to some of us such details bring joy.
The moisturizer itself is very lightweight, unscented, with a custard texture and hydrating. If your skin is on the drier side like mine, you will love this. Fantastic for under makeup, I don’t know what the magic is  but Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream makes foundation apply flawlessly and remain like that throughout the day.
There is also a version of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream with SPF, I only tried the original.
Now that is back on my skincare cupboard, this beauty is here to stay.

What I didn’t like about
I haven’t been able to find anything to dislike about the product. In case that happens, I shall update

My experience with it
Love it. As simply as is that
I went through countless jars of the original formula already, so is not a surprise for me. What was a surprise is that the newer formula of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream worked great for my sensitized, dry skin. Back in the days, my skin was not sensitive at all.  It layers well, is hydrating without greasiness and it behaves impeccably under makeup.
It may be a bit too much for hot summer days  but for I can see myself using it pretty much all year round

Would I repurchase?
Yes, most definitely

I could not end this article without giving the cruelty free status i know you guys look for, unfortunatley Kielh’s is NOT cruelty-free, but they are working on it
“We at Kiehl’s do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law…….” read more at crueltyfreekitty.com

What are your Kiehl’s favorites? Have you tried anything from the Ultra Facial line?

In Netherlands Kiehl’s skincare products available at

Kiehls.nldebijnkorf.nlskins.nl

Photos by Denni Engelen

This post contains PR samples graciously provided to me by Kiehls and is not sponsored. I take my product review seriously, all opinions are 100% my own!

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