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.