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Pair this marine-derived face moisturizer with the matching eye cream to maximize the anti-aging benefits.

Birchbox Breakdown

It’s time to take a deep dive into skincare science. A group of Kiehl’s researchers were in the Galapagos when they discovered abyssine, a molecule that thrives in the darkest depths of the ocean. Upon inspection in their lab, they found that this molecule’s ability to protect itself translated into a host of skin benefits—from fading wrinkles to neutralizing free radicals. They turned these findings into this all-time bestselling cream. The lush, quick-absorbing formula gives you all the benefits of its miraculous marine ingredient, and is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types.

How it Works

Sourced from microscopic algae, abyssine is a polysaccharide (read: natural moisturizer) found in hypothermal ocean vents that helps organisms survive extreme environments. When you use it on your skin, it delays the cellular aging process, softens stubborn lines, and helps protect against future damage. In addition to the star active, the formula is packed with vitamin-rich apricot kernel oil.

How to Use

Smooth a thin layer of this cream onto the clean skin of your face, neck, and décolleté. Use morning and night.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Nice Cream
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I like this moisturizer, but prefer the Rose Arctica. This one definitely feels lighter, and I didn't notice any super anti-aging powers from this one, but it is a good solid moisturizer.

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love this
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I love the Kiehls brand period but this one is so lightweight and I feel has really prevented a lot of sun damage because I have a pool and I stay out in the sun a lot. I apply it at night time. My face is so soft and wrinkle free! I can honestly say that my face looks amazing probably due to taking care of my face with this great stuff!

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Didn't notice a difference
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Applied this product on the regular and didn't notice any differences. Seems like a promising product, but way too pricey for its lack of effectiveness. Sorry

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Love!
Purchased

What a great moisturizer! It really does a great job, especially for my dry skin. It's a little much for summer but did a great job keeping my skin moistened all fall and winter long!

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My new go to night cream
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I like to use this as a night cream after taking a shower. It absorbs quickly and does not have a strong scent. Very mouisturizing, I also use it on my hands which prevented them from the usual chapping I somethings get from hard New England winters.

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Perfect Day/Night Cream
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I use Kiehl's Abyssine Cream day and night and love how it keeps my skin soft ad hydrated without making my skin oily. A little goes a long way. Use on your face, under eyes and neck. An all in one cream!

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Great product.

So far I love this product and haven't had any breakouts or reactions to it. I have noticed a difference in my skin. Will see what the results of long term use are.

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Didn't notice any good benefits

It don't have a bad smell at all. But the product does feel thick and it unfortunately broke me out on my chin. I have combination skin type...if that helps.

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Really like this! (Sensitive skin)

I LOVE this. I use it as moisturizer morning and night. Seems a little heavy at first but a little can go a long way. Love the clean smell and the smoothness on my skin. I do believe my skin has improved and brightened since I have started using this product. Would recommend.

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Great Luxe Cream
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I have purchased this twice since getting my Birchbox sample and it's a great skin soother in any season. I typically rotate this moisturizer with another lighter weight one and find it's very effective when used in rotation.

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