Creme d'Elegance Repairateur

An incomparably rich, silky face cream for very dry skin.
  • Leaves the skin soft, supple and smooth; C’est magnifique!
  • Luxurious formulation is highly effective to nurture and moisturize any dry areas, yet leaves no oily residue

"The perfect cream for elegant hydration! My skin has never felt so soft and smooth."

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How to Apply:
-Apply a small amount of cream to clean skin with fingertips and gently massage into dry areas
-Allow cream to be absorbed
-May be used as a night cream or during the day, either alone or under makeup

KOH-koh BUH-tur

Cocoa Butter is a yellowy lipid expressed from the roasted seeds of the cocoa plant. It is solid at room temperature but melts at body temperature. It softens and lubricates skin and is used in a variety of skin care formulations.

SEH-sah'-mee OY-il

Sesame Oil, which is a refined moisturizing oil derived from Sesame Seeds, has the same emollient properties as other nut and vegetable oils and is commonly used as a carrier oil for skin care products. Absorbs easily and softens the skin.

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Michael T on Jun 28, 2015
works great on my dry face in the winter. I notice it even works well now with the warmer weather so I reordered.
laura b on Jun 10, 2015
Used before and like it for my dry skin
JEAN F on Jun 13, 2015
PHYLLIS H on Jun 6, 2015
What is the difference between the Panthenol Protein Moisturizing Face Cream, Creme d'Elegance Repairateur and Ultra Facial Cream?
A shopper on Feb 6, 2015
Creme d'Elegance Repairateur
Creme d'Elegance Repairateur
Ultra Facial Cream
Ultra Facial Cream
Panthenol Protein Moisturizing Face Cream
Panthenol Protein Moisturizing Face Cream
Best Answer: Haven't tried the first but have the ultra. Not quite as emollient as I need for my dry skin but they are all great. Just my personal preference.
Reply · Report · Lori L on Apr 10, 2015
Is this product Oil Free?
sasa s on Apr 12, 2013
Best Answer: If this person is worried about the slight sheen that accompanies each application, they shouldn't. It is all part 'n' parcel with the rehydration to
the skin. Depending on how far the skin has to rejuvenate itself, depends
on this individual's preference. After that, they can continue this product's
use, or use only when is necessary, as well as using any of Kiehl's lotions.
Reply · Report · Dana A. H on Apr 18, 2013
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I am wondering which cream is heavier/or most moisturizing- the ultra facial intense or this cream d'elegance? I had to step up to this one from the regular ultra facial moisturizer to this one because my face is amazingly dry this winter. And although I use this at least 3x a day (and drink tons of water) I'm still dry! Help!
Wendy B on Mar 2, 2015
Best Answer: I found this to be the most moisturizing cream that Kiehl's makes, and I have severely dry, dehydrated skin. I would perhaps take a look at what other products you're using. Perhaps your cleanser is too drying for winter. If so, switching to a creamy, hydrating cleanser can go a long way to help your moisturizer work better.
Reply · Report · Keeley G on Mar 3, 2015
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I cannnot use lotions with perfumes, does this have any in it?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2012
Best Answer: I have very sensitive skin and I cannot use moisturizers that contain perfume either, so I do not believe that this product contains any. I was hesitant to use Keihl's at first because I had been though multiple products and spent hundreds of dollars to find a solution tomy dry and sensitive skin. I asked for a sample in the store, took it home and applied it and realized I finally found the perfect moisturizer cream. I used many of their products (and like I mentioned, I have very sensitive skin). My husband also uses their men's line and loves it! I reccomend this product if you have sensitive skin, it will create soft, smooth skin without the feel of a heavy cream.
Reply · Report · robin c on Apr 30, 2012
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Does this cream have a color?
Summer S on Mar 30, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, the cream is yellow in appearance but blends right in. Use it every morning.
Reply · Report · susan b on Mar 31, 2015
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Does this have a strong scent?
A shopper on Dec 23, 2014
Best Answer: No, there is no fragrance or added scent. If you smell the jar it has a faint lotion smell, but no smell when applied.
Reply · Report · Danielle B on Dec 23, 2014
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What SPF/facial sunscreen do you pair with this?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2014
Best Answer: I use it mostly at night or in the winter, when skin is very dry. Do not use a sun screen at such times.
Reply · Report · Marilyn E on Feb 21, 2014
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I have mild acne, and sensitive skin which is also extremely dry. I know this product is not oil free, but is this okay to use for people with acne/acne prone skin?
Cassie H on Dec 9, 2012
Best Answer: I've used it for a couple of months and it hasn't caused me to break out and it's a very nice, moisturising cream--not too heavy and greasy.
Reply · Report · Christopher C on Dec 9, 2012
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Would Creme d'Elegance Repairateur be more moisturizing than the Ultra Facial Cream, and what are the properties/benefits of both?
Sandym on Dec 26, 2014
Creme d'Elegance Repairateur
Creme d'Elegance Repairateur
Ultra Facial Cream
Ultra Facial Cream
Best Answer: I switched from Ultra FC to Creme d' R several years ago. I am 67 and my skin has become drier and less supple. You need very little of the Creme as it is rich . I also use a moisturizing mask once a week.
Reply · Report · Judith P on Dec 27, 2014
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Is this oil free?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2012
Best Answer: I don't know if it is oil free, but I do know that I loved it! I will definitely buy it again. It was a good cream to use during the winter when our house is so dry and the weather is harsh.
Reply · Report · Kathryn H on Dec 3, 2012
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My daughter has a so allergy, is ther soy in your lotions?
Carole S on Jan 22, 2015
Best Answer: I have very very sensitive skin ( am allergic to many other skin products) and
find this face creme to be the best. very mild . don't know if it has soy but works
for me. I've been using it for years now.
Reply · Report · ruth r on Jan 22, 2015
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What is your face cram that is yellow and very concentrated and creamy?
Jacqui on Dec 29, 2014
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What is the texture? Light and creamy or thick and emollient?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: The texture is light and creamy, but the cream has enough moisture for my very dry skin. In the winter I use it during the day as well as night. It is light enough to work well under make-up with no sheen.

At night I use it with Kiehl's Midnight Recovery.

I am 65 and have been using the combination for almost 10 years. My skin looks great.
Reply · Report · Phyllis C on Aug 12, 2014
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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.