Monday, October 14, 2013

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

Helloo, it's been a long time since my last post. After my journey with The Body Shop skincare, recently I'm stick with Kiehl's skincare and ahh-mazed when I look out my face at the mirror :lol: Well then, first (yeah, definitely will be some more) I'm gonna review Kiehl's best rave moisturizer : Ultra Facial Cream
A 24-hour daily face moisturizer.
Helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air
With continuous moisture replenishment throughout the day, leaves skin smooth, soft and healthy-looking
How to Apply:
Apply cream to clean facial skin day or night as needed to combat moisture depletion

This is the important things : Ingredients
Antarcticine, sourced from Antarctica, is a glycoprotein* that has demonstrated many unique benefits when used in skincare formulas. With superb protection against dryness, Antarcticine helps hydrate skin and provides it with a noticeably smoother appearance while shielding skin from the damaging effects of free-radicals. It further helps to protect skin from extremely cold temperatures, facilitating skin’s retention of natural water reserves. The organic substance thrives in the most extreme environmental conditions as a result of the cryoprotective (protection against freezing) properties of the molecule.
*A glycoprotein is a macromolecule composed of a protein and a carbohydrate (an oligosaccharide).

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The Imperata Cylindrica plant thrives in dry, excessively saline environments and is native to many of Earth’s deserts, but is especially prolific in the Australian Outback. Imperata Cylindrica’s roots contain high concentrations of potassium which provides an immediate and lasting hydrating effect. In our formulation, Imperata Cylindrica helps skin to store and retain moisture efficiently – even in the driest weather conditions. It is believed that indigenous Australians of centuries past used the desert plant as a substitute for salt, due to its high saline content.

A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. It has an exceptional affinity to skin, and because it’s easily absorbed, Squalane helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.

I live in humid Jakarta and I have combination skin that normally only requires a light gel moisturizer. But I don't like the shiny looking after I spread out the moisturizer. I prefer a creamy one, then I take a small amount to my face.
As you can see from the picture, the texture must be so creamy, heavy and greasy. But  gladly NOT! The reason I bought Ultra Facial Cream is it absorbs well and can hydrate my dry skin a whole day -they say 24-hour, they mean it-. It comes with a plastic jar with separator in it. I think it's travel friendly and no need too much space in my pouch
I put a small dot on my face, a little goes a long way. When I spread this moisturizer, my skin seems drinking the cream. It absorbs well without being greasy, leaves my skin soft and supple. It has no perfume or scent, good for sensitive skin. Ultra Facial Cream is great for basic moisturizer since it has no other property beside moisturizing. I've noticed my skin becoming a lot softer and healthier-looking. I don't use foundation, so I rely on my facial regiment in the morning and in the night to keep my skin looking nice, and this cream doesn't disappoint! It is light, yet very effective!

Packaging : 3 from 5 - kinda bored with the packaging
Quality : 5 from 5 - truly moisturizing
Overall : 4 from 5
Price : IDR 315.000 - worth with the price
Repurchase? Definitely

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