Elevating its heritage skincare range, Kiehl’s launched the Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm this month, making winter temperatures much less brutal on our complexions. Part of the Ultra straightforward line-up (literally), this latest product delivers a punch of moisture and much needed comfort to dry and very dry skin types. Rich, creamy, and 100% lush, the new Balm is a crafty formula perfect for absolutely anyone, especially this time of year. Did I mention it’s under thirty bucks???
Inspired by the lotion that started it all, and followed by its cream and gel-cream counterparts, the new Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm is a moisturizer with SOS powers for skin types that crave intense nourishment day and night. Fueled by the hyper moisturizing trifecta of Antarcticine, Squalane, and Glycerin, this plant driven formula provides immediate and lasting comfort to dull, dehydrated skin. The luxurious blend also features skin strengthening Edelweiss Flower Extract, sustainably sourced from seeds originating nowhere other than in the Swiss Alps. You fancy, huh?
Dense but easy to spread, the new Ultra Facial Balm softens and melts as it warms between your fingers. Since Shea and Cacao Butters are on the ingredient list, expect a solid yet very user friendly texture. Pressed into the skin, it absorbs easily and promptly cancels dry, flaky patches for a smooth and revived look. This in addition to stimulating collagen and elastin production, antioxidant protection, and improvement in the skin’s barrier function. Current mood: multi-tasking.
While a tad too heavy to be used every day on my combination skin, it works brilliantly on those freezing nights when indoor heat can wreck havoc on the skin. With zero pores clogged. True to Kiehl’s signature, the Ultra Balm is completely fragrance free, making it a great choice for those with skin sensitivities.
Not a daily staple of mine but a staple nevertheless, this launch is bound to stay on my vanity year round. Ideal under sunscreen on those ultra cold days, it will also ease that summer sunburn and aid in a post-peel struggle. Run of show: cleanse, tone, treat, balm.