A 24-hour daily face moisturizer.
- Helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air
- With continuous moisture replenishment throughout the day, leaves skin smooth, soft and healthy-looking
Antarcticine (Glacial Glycoprotein Extract)
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 (Desert Plant Extract)
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 efficiently – even 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.
Squalane (Perhydrosqualene or perhydrosqualene vegetal)
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 Ultra Facial cream comes in a sturdy white plastic tub packaging..nothing fancy here but do look good. It has a texture in between a gel & emollient cream which is quiet lightweight. Having said that, the cream is highly emollient & do take a little while to get absorbed properly. Little is more here or else one might end up feeling all greasy! It does everything it claims… moisturize well & keep the skin soft & healthy whole day. I won’t give a thumbs up for 24 hours claim but for my extremely dry skin it does a fabulous job for whole day (7-8 hours) without any need of reapplication. I use this over my Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate and the combination works superb for me. I have not faced issues of any dry patches this winter ever since I have started using this. The texture has a nice slip which helps my sunscreen/primer/foundation/bbcream slide over easily .
The ingredient list do show presence of parabens which is a slight put off here but then as main ingredients they have some best of highly potent stuff which does wonders for skin. There’s no distinctive (read nil) fragrance which I am happy about.
Overall, it’s a highly potent no fuss nourishing potion for skin… a deeply hydrating moisturizer which keeps skin soft, supple & healthy. Highly Recommended!