ELLE Beauty Hero: The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Moisturisers come and go, but only a select few are inducted into the skincare Hall of Fame. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is one such cream that has had skincare experts eating out of its hands since its launch in 2006. Its award-winning formulation, featuring ingredients like squalane and pro ceramide, effectively gives your skin an intense dose of hydration. This unique blend of ingredients results in a healthy skin barrier and aids in maintaining the skin’s moisture balance.

However, not everyone is aware of the cream’s winning ingredient — glacial glycoprotein sourced from the Antarctic glaciers. A distinct ingredient with molecules of protein and carbohydrates that are extracted from sea glaciers, this promises the prevention of water loss from your skin, giving it all the hydration it needs.


Keeping sustainability at the core, Kiehl’s ensures that every ingredient used in the cream is ethical and responsibly sourced. With its Mission Renewal program, Kiehl’s commits to respecting and conserving resources whilst also minimising waste.

Despite being a rich moisturiser, the Ultra Facial Cream has a light texture that hydrates your skin by penetrating it 15 layers deep. Specially created for sensitive skin that experiences inflammation and flakiness, this works effectively to combat any redness caused by skin conditions such as rosacea and eczema.


In most cases, moisturisers with nourishing formulas often end up clogging your pores, even if you have dry skin, but not this one. If you’re on the lookout for a moisturiser that performs the task of intense hydration and protection of the skin barrier all in one whilst taking care of the planet—Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream should be in your cart.

Hydrating Factoids


– It is their best-selling product, with over 4000 five-star reviews

– It comes with Heidi Klum’s stamp of approval

– The National Society of Eczema has awarded its seal of acceptance to this product

Read the full story on ELLE India’s new issue, or download your digital copy via Magzter.

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