I keep mentioning this product over and over and over. In fact, it was one of the first reviews I did for this blog.
I started using Kiehl’s when I was a senior in college. I remember being frustrated with skin that seemed totally out of control. My combination skin was very oily and dry at the same time. I was having breakouts. I had tried a lot of different mass market products and nothing was helping. I read about Kiehl’s in an issue of Allure, and hightailed it to my nearby Neiman Marcus (ok, maybe not so nearby, it’s about a 45 minute drive to that mall), where I spent about 10% of my savings account at the Kiehl’s counter. I bought cleaners, toners, lip balms, masks and of course this moisturizer. My skin loved the change. There was a marked decrease in breakouts and while my skin was still combination, it was at least no longer a study in extremes. I’ve been an avid Kiehl’s fan ever since.
Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 is the product I turn to today (over 10 years later) in between product testings or when my skin just needs a break. This moisturizer is pretty amazing. It is light and milky. It’s hydrating without being too much for my oily t-zone, sinks in immediately and is the perfect preparation for makeup application.
This product offers SPF 15, with UVA and UVB coverage. I realize that it is not full broad spectrum coverage, but it’s a sacrifice I’ve made to use a product with sunscreen that I can tolerate every day. I really can not tell that the sunscreen is present. There is no sunscreen smell and I can’t tell the difference between the lotions that come with or without sunscreen. I only buy the sunscreen version now.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15
I think I’ve bought about 20 bottles or so of this stuff. No joke. I buy the 8.4 ounce size now.