A couple weeks ago while shopping at the big fancy mall I live near now, I happened to pop into the Kiehl's store. I didn't necessarily need any more skincare, but I had never tried anything from the brand, so curiosity got the better of me. I came out with the Ultra Facial Cream, and I fell so in love with it that I made an order a few days later for the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado and the Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm.
I had seen many people rave about the Ultra Facial Cream, so naturally it was the first thing that came to mind when browsing in the store. I'm always up for something that will hydrate and soothe the skin, and that's exactly what the Ultra Facial Cream promised. It's a beautifully hydrating cream, but it doesn't feel too heavy or rich at all. It feels moisturizing enough for me to slather it on at night and yet light enough to wear under makeup in the morning. It really plumps up the skin, and if my skin is feeling irritated at all this will take it down right away. I'm steadily working my way through the smaller sized pot, so I can already tell I'll be purchasing the bigger size once this one runs out.
I got a little sachet sample of the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado when I bought the Ultra Facial Cream, and though I usually forget to use sachet samples, I cracked it open right away. I immediately knew it was something I wanted to keep in my routine, so I picked it up in an online order a few days later. I'm incredibly intrigued by this - it feels so thick and rich when you pick it up out of the pot, but once you start massaging it into the eye area, the consistency becomes thinner and more watery, allowing it to sink in instantly. I really like this because it means I'm not left with puffy eyes in the morning like some other eye creams can do if they're too rich. I use this morning and night, and I've noticed a slight difference in my dark circles - I'm pretty sure they were being caused by the skin being dehydrated, so it makes sense that something this hydrating has helped! You use the tiniest amount, so even the baby-sized pot will last ages.
The last thing I picked up was the Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm. I had tried a little of this out in the store and had the hardest time deciding between it and the Ultra Facial Cream. So naturally I ended up with both in the end. I needed to try this after hearing Jasmine rave about it. We tend to have similar taste, so I knew I'd love it if she did. It gives the same feel to the skin as the Ultra Facial Cream, only it's so much more luxuriously rich. It's one to avoid if you've got oily skin for sure, but dehydrated/dry skins will just drink this up. I've been using this just about every night as the last step of my skincare routine, applying it over a face oil to really lock everything in. By morning I'm left with juicy, hydrated skin. Despite being so rich, it hasn't given me any clogged pore issues.
I've also fallen in love with a sample of the Midnight Recovery Concentrate that I got in my order, so I'm sure a full size will be coming home with me soon. Have you ever tried anything from Kiehl's? What's your favorite product by them?