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Kick off your skincare regimen with Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser.

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This is the hard-working follow-up to Kiehl's beloved Ultra Facial Moisturizer; it's a bit thicker and comes in a convenient pot (great for using up every last drop). Whether you have chronically dry skin, or you're still getting over the winter woes, this is the ultimate soother. It's rich without being greasy, and sinks in without any residue.

How it Works

The formula first works to protect and hydrate skin, using antarcticine, a glycoprotein that is sourced – appropriately enough – from glaciers. Next, concentrated potassium helps your face actually suck in moisture throughout the day (no need to reapply!). Squalane, which is derived from olives, is what makes the cream so buttery and quick-absorbing. 

How to Use

Start with a clean face and smooth all over, avoiding eyes. Because it's a bit heavier, use a little and concentrate on the areas that need the most attention — cheeks tend to start flaking before the T-zone.

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Very Moisturizing without being oily
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I've been using this product for over 2 years now.

I have oily t-zone but my cheeks get dry really easily and especially in the winter and this is the only moisturizer that works throughout the whole day without breaking me out or making my face feel oily.

I've tried other moisturizers but I keep coming back to this one!

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My favorite face lotion
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I have really dry skin in the winter and struggle to find the hydration that oils provide but not the oily shine. I use this mostly in the summer/spring/fall. For the winter, the Rosa Arctica works a bit better on my dry patches and then I use the Facial Cream for the rest of my face. My small jar of this cream lasts about 6-8 months. I don't have to use a lot so that's why it doesn't look oily at all.

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Great thick but clean cream
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This cream is my go-to, fix-everything night cream. It's a little heavy for day (I get too oily), but its great at night. Doesn't clog pores and feels really clean.

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Moisturizing
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Not too thick, not too light. Just the right amount of hydration for the all-year comfort. Does not make me break out either.

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My only moisturizer
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Loved it so much that when it ran out, I couldn't wait until it was shipped so I ran to a Kiehl's store and bought a second jar.

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Best moisturizer!
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I absolutely live this moisturizer- perfect for the fall and winter months! My my skin so soft and hydrated. Even with combination skin I never felt greasy, definitely recommend.

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Perfect for dry skin or during winter months
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Being from the midwest, I need a good moisturizer for the long winter months that are so harsh on my skin. Usually I hate putting on a thick cream where my face feels oily and sticky. This product is wonderful - thick and moisturizes but soaks into the skin and doesn't clog pores. Might be a little thick for summer months or humid climates....but if you have dry skin and you skin suffers during the cold months - this is a must get!

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Best moisturizer ever
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I've tried a bunch of different creams and lotions for my sensitive skin and I keep coming back to this one. Even my husband has started using it. It's great for keeping the dry patches soft, while not being too greasy for my oily spots. I've also noticed that it plays nice with my makeup, sometimes other moisturizers will pill/flake.

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This works great.
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I purchased the full size of this facial cream. I have dry skin and this really moisturized without feeling heavy or oily. It is almost empty and I plan on purchasing another one.

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My winter moisturizer

In the winter my skin can feel so dry and tight. This cream is amazing for that. I have sensitive skin and it has never irritated my skin at all. It is great under foundation and a little goes a long way. There is no real smell so I don't think anyone would complain about the scent. Overall it's a winter musthave for dry skin.

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