Skin Rescuer

A highly efficacious formula that reduces the visible signs of stress on skin
  • Addresses both the short-term visible signs and long term premature aging effect that stress can have on skin.
  • Clinical results showed that 100% of those tested showed a significant improvement in overall skin quality, dryness and blotchiness.
  • The formula with Rosa Gallica Botanical Extract helps minimize skin's visible response to stress.
  • Mannose, a barrier protecting rare sugar, shields and helps maintain skin to promote recovery.
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"It's so calming and soothing. This light moisturizer has reduced my redness and improved my overall skin texture."

Danielle, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-Massage a small amount of moisturizer onto freshly-cleansed skin

Stops the inflammation response reducing the appearance of visible stress manifestations – dullness, redness, blotchiness.

Strengthens skin’s barrier function, making it less vulnerable to future stress and premature aging.


Chamomile is a white and yellow daisy-like flower. Chamomile comes in various forms, including Roman, German and Hungarian flowers. The extract distilled from Chamomile has soothing and comforting properties. Certain flower extracts are used to help bring out highlights in light colored hair.

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my skin has become a mess all of a sudden. I'm 56 and I'm breaking out like crazy. I do hope that this will work. Either that or I need a new job (less stress).
margaret w on Jun 25, 2015
When I first started using Skin Rescuer, I actually felt like my skin was getting worseâ??I didn't notice any reduction in redness and was getting zits in places I didn't usually get them. Then, about three weeks in, I noticed a night and day change: redness disappeared almost overnight, zits were gone, normally dry patches were moisturized. I use it in place of a night cream and it works fantastically.
Laura R on May 29, 2015
In the winter my face gets quite dry and bumpy. This simply works right away to even out the texture and make my skin look and feel hydrated and soft. It really does rescue as the name indicates!
Melissa A on Jun 14, 2015
I have heard excellent things about this product so I am trying it
Caitlyn W on May 26, 2015
Is this oil free and non-comedogenic; I'm interested in trying but don't want it to clog my pores my skin can be reactive and oily?

Amanda S on Apr 20, 2013
Best Answer: it's oil free, it doesn't clog my pores and looks so natural after i apply my foundation, helps blend my make up
Reply · Report · Maria Cleofe C on May 19, 2013
Does this make any difference on 68 year old skin ?
Jean S on Apr 5, 2013
Best Answer: Not sure if my answer will help but I'll tell you my 57 year old skin loves this moisturizer. My skin feels calmer and not as dry or reactive. I love Kiehl's products and this moisturizer is a new favorite.
Reply · Report · Carol B on May 18, 2013
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do you need a cream over it?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2013
Best Answer: I have dry and hyper pigmentation skin. During the day, I apply SP 50 facial lotion over Skin Rescuer. For night time, I use it as it is and it seems to work for my skin type. It is fairly consistent, not too light and not too heavy. My boyfriend also seems to like the product. He has more oily skin than me.
Reply · Report · Li ting H on Apr 10, 2013
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Does this contain Almond Oil?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2013
Best Answer: No! There is no Almond Oil in it! Great moisturizer for a dry skin who can´t use Almond Oil! I absolutely love the product! <3
Reply · Report · Swenja H on Sep 1, 2013
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Will this product help if i have rosacea?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2013
Best Answer: I don't think so. I have acne-prone skin, too, but this doesn't really help me with anything. It's very greasy on the face. I've only used it for a few times and I stopped because it breaks me out every time I use it.
Reply · Report · JIAXIN X on Jun 28, 2013
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Do you need to use a moisturizer over it?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2013
Best Answer: My skin tends to be "combination" as the weather warms up, and I have not needed any additional moisturizer. I love this product. I've been using it for almost 1 week now.
Reply · Report · Kim D on Apr 16, 2013
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I am currently using facial fuel, would this new product replace its use?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2013
Best Answer: My boyfriend uses the facial fuel; I use the skin rescuer. I love it as it's a lightweight moisturizer that's name suggests I'm stress-free! I'm not sure about that, but love the feel on my face. My male friend loves the facial fuel, and he's not one to pay attention to products one way or the other. He says it makes his skin softer- and I agree - and that he likes it. Just bought him a supply of it, and I continue to use the skin rescuer with no other products needed.
Reply · Report · Jacqueline R on May 15, 2013
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Does it contain glycerin or alcohol?
A shopper on May 2, 2013
Best Answer: yes contained glycerin..
Reply · Report · Jonathan T on May 3, 2013
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Do I use this product alone or as a step in the process . Like the vitamin c serum and the rosa artica face cream?

So far I like it but have been using it alone
A shopper on Apr 12, 2013
Best Answer: I use it together with Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate as my face was so dull, dry and looks 10 years older than my age. It worked right away and I can see and feel the difference. I want to start looking for other products like their vitamin c serum but I want to take it slow as I want my skin to get use to this brand.
Reply · Report · Maria Cleofe C on May 19, 2013
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Is this to be used at night - or daytime in combination with a sunscreen?
Andrew K on Apr 21, 2013
Best Answer: It's meant for both, and I am using it day and night.
Reply · Report · Claire A on May 24, 2013
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Does this go on after or before moisturizer? Under Super Skin fluid w/ SPF? In place of moisturizer?
M. 60 years old.
Mary Ann H on Apr 17, 2013
Best Answer: I often use this as a moisturizer, but when I use with another moisturize I layer the Skin Rescuer first. I would use any product with SPF as my last layer.
Reply · Report · Angela B on May 16, 2013
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Will Kiehl's be releasing its Skin Rescuer in a larger size in the near future? 2.5 ounces is a bit small for the price.
A shopper on Nov 14, 2014
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Does it have some "nice" smell (I know that differs from person to another) or just the basic creme smell, almost like the fragrance free products?I need some cute fragrance that I feel like using a product.
Lilinafu on Nov 19, 2014
Best Answer: It doesn't really have any smell. If something is designed to reduce irritation, it really shouldn't have fragrance. Fragrance is irritant number one for those of us with rosacea!
Reply · Report · Crystal G on Nov 19, 2014
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I've used Cerave for a long time but recently I've been having a reaction to the hyaluronic acid (I think). Does this have any acids in it?
A shopper on May 27, 2014
Best Answer: I'm not familiar with Crave but I don't think this has an acid in itit, I REALLY like this product I've seen good results and it does not irritate my face or eyes (I run it ALL over my face, eyes and lips)
Reply · Report · Laura K on May 27, 2014
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Can I use a moisturizer on top of this?
A shopper on Jan 16, 2015
Best Answer: Skin Rescuer actually serves as a moisturizer, so there's no need to wear another moisturizer on top. I have, however, worn tinted moisturizer or make-up which is fine.
Reply · Report · Claire A on Jan 16, 2015
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should the skin Rescuer be used on my face? Is it primarily intended for the face? and/or anywhere? Thanks
Philip M on May 21, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, the skin Rescuer is for the use on the face; I applied the skin Rescuer when my face was sensitives and when it occurs redness. After applying the skin Rescuer, the redness on the face will automatically fade out.
Reply · Report · JO W on May 23, 2014
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Does this have salicylic acid in it?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2013
Best Answer: It is not listed as one of the ingredients. Is there another name for it because it does list a few acids.
Reply · Report · denise r on May 17, 2013
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Is this great for anyone, like someone 25?
LS L on May 5, 2013
Best Answer: Don't know....I just turned 91
Reply (1) · Report · Mike M on May 5, 2013
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Is this oil free?
A shopper on May 1, 2013
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Is this product non comedogenic?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2013
Best Answer: It does not form black heads or clogg pores,I do get shiny face at times but then again it could be due to my face type. I still like the product. I do recommend it.
Reply · Report · Marvin B on Sep 4, 2013
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does it contain paragons ?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2013
Best Answer: No, not listed in ingredients list
Reply · Report · Gina U on Apr 25, 2013
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Kiehl’s Skincare is scientifically formulated to restore and strengthen the skin barrier for healthier, younger-looking skin. Our targeted treatments are powerful, yet safe preparations which act to correct and treat your specific skin needs and concerns.