July 17, 2017

KIEHL'S Ultra Facial Cleanser


A mild facial cleanser formulated for all skin types. Thoroughly cleanses skin without over-drying or stripping skin of its natural oils. Dissolves excess oil, dirt, and debris

PH-balanced to maintain skin’s natural balance

Just a little key ingredient knowledge

Apricot Kernel Oil is extracted from apricot kernels and has a very high Vitamin E content. It is found to be highly compatible with the skin. Apricot Kernel Oil moisturizes and softens skin while helping retain clarity and suppleness.

Avocado Oil, derived from the fruit of a tropical American tree, is a rich, fatty-acid emollient. Avocado Oil is known to be the most moisturizing of any fruit oil. It is also a natural source of Amino Acid proteins, Vitamins A, D, E, and potassium. Helps to restore the natural moisture of the skin.

Squalane, 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.

Kiehl's are usually generous with their deluxe samples. Every time I place my order, I end up getting a tube of this Ultra Facial Cleanser. These make such great travel buddies for me. Even though it is a non exciting, humble cleanser, I thought it should be mentioned and reviewed.

Color: Clear

Texture and Consistency: Soft, silky, non sticky lotion like consistency

Scent: Nothing specific 



Application: I use dime size product and apply it by gently massaging into damp face in circular motions using clean fingertips. It forms a good foamy lather. Then I rinse it thoroughly with water.

Feel and Effect on the skin: I use it as a second cleanse, to get rid of all the oils and residues left from my makeup removing products.  Even though, the company claims that it removes makeup, it did not perform well for me in that department. Honestly, the layers of budge proof makeup we use, I doubt any basic face wash would be able to get rid of it. It cleans my face, without leaving it super dry or stretchy. I use a moisturizer later. 

Packaging: Soft squeeze tube with a flip top cap. Mine are deluxe sample tubes, so that have no flip top cap.

Verdict: This is such a gentle cleanser! It is very affordable and would work well if you have sensitive skin or skin that is going through repair of any kind. It reminds me of Cetaphil gentle cleanser, Fresh Soy Cleanser (sans fragrance), Philosophy Purity made simple. If you are looking for something that would get rid of heavy, waterproof  makeup, this won't work. It didn't for me. As an everyday, daily cleanser this is awesome!

Few other cleanser that I have used and liked

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