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Use in conjunction with the matching Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser.

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The biggest mistake that people with combination or oily skin make is skipping moisturizer. You need hydration, no matter how slick your face feels at the end of the day. Plus, the right product—like Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion—can actually keep your skin’s oil levels in check. The light formula adds just the right amount of moisture to keep skin perfectly in balance.

How it Works

Antarctine and Imperata Cylindrica draw moisture from the air into the skin. At the same time, naturally-derived sugar creates an invisible protective layer to keep hydration in. Finally, an innovative oil-free conditioner sends a signal to cells that the skin is adequately hydrated. As a result, the skin produces less oil.

How to Use

After cleansing, squeeze a small amount onto fingertips and apply evenly all over your face.

Antarcticine, naturally derived sugar, Vitamin E, Imperata Cylindrica, Oil-free skin conditioner.

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OBSESSED

Never leave my house/get out of the shower without first putting this on my face. Perfectly refreshing and not at all greasy. Doesn't evaporate/dry out skin either - truly the perfect moisturizer!

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My favorite.

I like this lotion for everyday. I like the consistency and how it glides on your skin. It absorbs rather quick for having natural ingredients. I like the smell, too. The oily parts of my skin are less oily at the end of the day. I think this lotion is a classic.

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love

this lotion is so light weight and free, with my oily skin that is hard to find. but its not greasy and doesnt have a weird scent like many moisturizers do.

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Good not great

It's basic. No anti aging qualities. No sunscreen or SPF included. I mix this with my shiseido sunscreen in a jar to use it. No scent too. Might be overpriced for what it is.

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Can't live without it

I'm on my second bottle of this. It's by far my most favorite skincare product EVER and I am a product junkie. I have very oily, acne-prone skin and this stuff feels great on and doesn't break me out. It has an amazing texture, it's thick enough to spread on but so light that it absorbs instantly. I can't tell you how many oil-free moisturizers I've tried and thrown away. I have never used one until it's empty- until now. And you can't beat the price, you get so much for your money. It has a slight menthol tingle to it but I like it. If you're on the fence about this - TRY IT! You wont be disappointed.

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Great value

for this price point, the amount of moisturizer is great. I use it at night since there is no SPF (which is why i bought it, so definitely pleased) but i would definitely not recommend wearing this w/o some SPF in the daytime. Nice and light - didn't make my face feel greasy or oily at all.

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Perfect for Combination Skin

This moisturizer is by far my favorite of the dozens and dozens I've tried. You only need to apply a small amount to cover both your face and neck. It leaves the skin feeling soft and fresh. After several days of consistent use, I certainly noticed a difference in the overall tone, texture, and balance of my skin! Stop here: the perfect moisturizer for gals with extra "glow" is here!

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Nice light-weight moisturizer

I decided to get this because it's a decent price for the amount of product and Kiehls is a very known skincare brand. I never tried Kiehls before aside from small samples.
At first when I applied it I wasn't very happy with the lotion cause it felt a little sticky and like it wouldn't moisturize too well. However, within 5 minutes it set in my skin and made my skin surprisingly soft and matte. I'd say this is good if you don't like primers (like myself), cause it does give the mattifying effect a primer would.
If you have dry skin, definetely NOT the product for you. If your skin is oily or combination, I would try it!
This will be good for spring and summer for me, since in the winter I need a heavier duty moisturizer. I do however wish it came with SPF, but great lotion overall.

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Great for oily skin

I originally wanted to purchase an oil free moisterizer that I received as a sample, but after seeing the heavy price tag for such a small amount, I opted for a less expensive one. After reading some of the reviews and loving other Kiehl's products, I decided on this one. You get a large amount for the price. There isn't really a smell and absorbs nice and quickly. The texture is somewhat thick compared to other oil free face lotions, but didn't make a difference once applied. I didn't even expect it to really control my oily t-zone, but it does...all day and all night! I guess the only downside for me is that it doesn't have any SPF, but my makeup does, so it's fine.

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Why alcohol?

I have an oily face, so this sounded perfect for me!

But why would they put alcohol in it? That stuff burns!

I bought the whole shebang: the wash, the toner, and the moisturizer. Never felt any regimen burn my skin so much!

This moisturizer stung the most! Maybe because it was the third time I put alcohol on my face in one wash!

So, I dunno might be good if you have super tough skin. Even then, I wouldn't use this if your toner or face was has it in it.

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