Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream

A powerful lightweight anti-aging cream for younger-looking skin.
  • Fights the signs of skin aging over time, including lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity, firmness and density
  • Delicately scented with lavender oil, known for its relaxing and soothing properties
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We’re confident you will see healthier, revitalized skin in 28 days. Guaranteed or your money back.

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How to Apply:
-Apply anti-aging cream evenly to clean face by gently pressing the fingertips on either side of the face, beginning with the cheek area, then moving up to the forehead, and finally pressing lightly into the chin area
-Massage gently yet firmly into all areas of the face, using an upward circular motion, to help the penetration and activation of the formula

Kiehl’s Insider Tip:

Use twice daily for a smoother, firmer, and denser appearance.



Plant-based Glycerin: A renowned skincare ingredient that works as a moisture magnet and pulls essential moisture into skin. It is highly compatible with skin and also creates a “reservoir effect”, enhancing the water-holding capacity of the skin and ultimately helping to provide skin elasticity and plumpness and facilitates epidermal barrier function. The glycerin used in this formula is plant-based and can be derived from sources including palm fruit, rapeseed and coconut. .

Vitamin E

Naturally occurring in plant leaves and skin, Vitamin E helps neutralize skin-damaging free radicals and has soothing moisturizing properties.

White Birch Extract

A sugar derived ingredient known for its ability to restore hydration and nutrients to the dermis and epidermis layers of skin . This potent active increases skin elasticity levels and collagen production resulting in restored skin density, volume and thickness.

Rosa Arctica (Haberlea rhodopensis)

Known as a regeneration flower, it is able to survive up to 31 months in a dry-out cycle, by falling into anabiosis. When proper moisture conditions are restored, it returns to life within hours. On skin, it works to jolt cellular vitality, stimulating skin's own collagen and elastin production.

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Outstanding cream. Delivers super hydration in a light weight cream, a rare combination.
Vanessa S on Jun 29, 2015
wanted to try this out
Helen E on Jun 29, 2015
my favorite! I ran out, and my face starting showing visible signs of aging without it
amy p on Jun 29, 2015
Great Moisturizer that truly helps combat the signs of aging!
Andrea D on Jun 28, 2015
I have never tried Kiehl's before but was recommended to try your products and am struggling to find a good moisturizer. I think I have narrowed it down to three. What is the difference between Clearly Corrective™ Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream and Clearly Corrective™ Hydrating Moisture Emulsion? I was also looking at Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream. I have oily skin and lots of sun spots and usually prone to breakouts. I wanted to find a good moisturizer to wear under my BB cream which contains SPF 30. Please advise or please point me in the right direction. Thanks!

Ania S on Jul 17, 2014
Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream
Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream
Clearly Corrective™ Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
Clearly Corrective™ Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
Clearly Corrective™ White Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream Sample
Clearly Corrective™ White Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream Sample
I have been using this cream for 6 months but now have developed an allergic reaction to it ? Has anyone else experienced this ?
Jan S on Sep 24, 2013
Best Answer: I am so surprised. I have very sensitive skin and not had any problems with this face cream. I hope it clears up quickly for you. Could it be what you are washing your face with prior to putting this on?
Reply · Report · margaret g on Sep 24, 2013
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Is this product oil-free?
Kendall G on Oct 15, 2012
Best Answer: This product is completely oil-free. It is a greaseless light cream with the most amazing results! There is no product that compares with Rosa Arctica cream. I have used the regular and lightweight formulas and love them both.
Reply · Report · Marc O on Oct 16, 2012
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How often and how much should one typically use in a day?
Janet S on Mar 1, 2014
Best Answer: A little goes a long way. I wouldn't think you would need to use more than a finger tip amount to each side of your face. It would depend on how dry your face is. I wouldn't use it more than twice a day but that is just me.
Reply · Report · margaret g on Mar 1, 2014
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Does this product help eliminate acne?
Lillian M on Oct 21, 2012
Best Answer: I am not having any issues with acne so I don't feel I can answer that question. I can, however, tell you that since I have been using rosa Arctica lightweight cream my skin has a healthy glow and feels very nourished and soft.
Reply · Report · Karen M on Oct 21, 2012
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Can I use it if I'm 20 years old?
Regina V on Oct 2, 2012
Best Answer: I feel like you can. It is not a heavy cream but is moisturizing. It doesn't make my sensitive skin break out either. I really like it.
Reply · Report · margaret g on Oct 2, 2012
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Are the products organic, chemical free ?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2015
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is there a diffrence between this and the regular rosa arctica? if so what is it?
A shopper on May 29, 2013
Best Answer: It is as it's name implies, light, absorbs into the skin without feeling heavy or greasy. Make-up can be applied immediately. I would purchase again.
Reply · Report · Donna H on May 31, 2013
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Is it suitable for summer use? Would it be too moisturing or oily to use in the summer?
A shopper on Apr 29, 2013
Best Answer: I tend to have combination skin. Sometimes dry and other times oily. I originally purchased the regular Rosa Arctica which is better for those with drier skin. I ended up giving that one to my mother to use and decided to purchase the lightweight version of this cream. A little goes a long way. This lightweight version is nice to use winter and summer. It is not oily and absorbs into the skin leaving your skin feeling hydrated. If you find that it is too much maybe alternate every other day with another cream or use only in the morning or evening.
Reply · Report · Kimberly K on Apr 30, 2013
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Do you have to wear sunscreen over this cream or not?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2013
Best Answer: I use Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream in the morning, after washing my face.
It is not greasy and very absorbant. Before I go outdoors, I apply sunscreen.
Reply · Report · Davida R on Oct 30, 2013
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Does anyone put the SPF 50 sunscreen over this, and if so, does that work well together?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2013
Best Answer: YES! Happily the Rosa Arctica cream just "melts" into your skin, as you have probably experienced. Once it has absorbed, sunscreen can go on without any problems. I hope this helped!
Reply · Report · Carole J on Jul 12, 2013
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Do any of you using this cream have acne? What were your results (more/less breakouts)?
A shopper on Apr 9, 2013
Best Answer: I've been using this cream for a few months now and noticed a big difference in my skin. Since I have acne-prone skin I couple this moisturizer with the blue herbal face wash and toner and together these products have made a big difference. The cream is gentle and moisturizing!! LOVE IT!!
Reply · Report · Greta J on Apr 9, 2013
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Is this good for combination skin?
shooper on Sep 25, 2012
Best Answer: I have combination skin and have only used this product for about a week. I really like and am starting to see an improvement in my skin. I am very happy with it so far.
Reply · Report · Sara B on Sep 25, 2012
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I am wondering for this product, what is the age range that is suitable to use it? over 40 years old?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2012
Best Answer: In my opinion you're never too young to start! I'm 56 and have taken very good care of my skin, especially my face, ever since I was a teenager. It has paid off as there is no question that I have far fewer wrinkles and discolorations than most women I know of the same age (and some that are much younger!) I have only recently started using this product and I can say that so far I am very impressed.
Reply · Report · Melanie R on Sep 24, 2012
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Is this a lighter cream than the super multi-corrective cream?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. This a very light cream as compared to the heavy version. Absolutely suitable for warm weather. I couldn't use the heavy version in warm weather so tried this. It's perfect!
Reply · Report · bobbi m on Jun 11, 2014
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which should I get, the purple jar, corrective cream ? or the Arnica light green jar ???? which one is better for a guy to fight the signs of aging?
A shopper on Dec 31, 2013
Best Answer: I've used both and it's really a personal you like to just quickly put on a cream that immediately "soaks in"? If so, the lightweight cream is the better of the two. If, like me, you'd rather use the time to massage it in, sort of making sure all areas of the face and neck are covered, the "regular" is the one I prefer. I'm a little older and need all the help I can get, so I feel like taking a little time to really work the cream in is preferential. However, there is a real advantage to the quicker appeal of the lightweight cream. I'm certain I've confused you even more!
Reply · Report · Carole J on Dec 31, 2013
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This product was recommended to me recently for firming my skin and I have yet to use it. I am 53 and have always used Lancolm products. Over the years Lancolm has changes and I started using the Kiel Rare Earth line. I need some help with firming. Any thoughts on this will be very helpful? I always had very oliy skin and now its a combination.
A shopper on May 26, 2013
Best Answer: I absolutely love how this product makes my skin feel. I know it's expensive, but you'll find it will last a long time as you use so little. It really does feel like it firms the skin. I'm 62 so my skin is past the point of worrying about whether or not it'll wrinkle (I deserved every one of them!), but I do feel like it makes me look and feel fresh, if that sounds logical and not too much like a commercial. I used to use Cetaphil which was recommended by a physician years ago, but this product makes me feel much cleaner and fresher. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Carole J on May 27, 2013
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So I understand this reduces lines & wrinkles, but I was wondering if it does a good job for prevention? (aka anti-oxidants?) Thanks!
A shopper on Aug 29, 2012
Best Answer: I am using it for prevention as I'm 25 and haven't seen major fine lines/wrinkles yet (and do not want to). One of the main ingredients is Vitamin E which is known for being an anti-oxidant. After using this product I've noticed a better texture to my skin, lesser appearance of pores, and a better glow. I love it!
Reply · Report · Rachael J on Sep 10, 2012
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If I have skin that is more on the dry side should I opt for the original Rosa Arctica cream instead even if I want to wear it under makeup?
A shopper on Feb 15, 2015
Best Answer: It depends on what kind of skin you have (dry, oily, mature, etc.). It can also depend on what climate you live in too. If you tend to have dry/mature skin & live in a cold, dry climate, you may want to opt for original Rosa Arctica cream. Sometimes having dry skin or mature skin and not moisturizing it properly can make make-up look creased. For myself, I tend to wear lightweight moisturizers in the summer and heavier moisturizers in the winter, as I live in New England. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate contacting me further.
Reply · Report · Tracy R on Feb 15, 2015
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Can you use this over the midnight recovery serum?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2012
Best Answer: Yes, you can use the cream over the serum and it seemed to work out ok. However I think over all I need some stronger products for my skin.
I do like the light weight cream over the other cream, which was heavier. Definitely these creams are great for younger skins, and I have to say being 71 years of age, you're just in a whole different skin care program.
I hope this will answer your question.
Reply · Report · Sonja L on Dec 16, 2012
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I am 47. can anybody explain me the different between rosa artica and abyssin cream ?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2012
Best Answer: I am 81 and have been using the product for a few months (before that I used the original for about 6 months). I find the texture and scent perfect and it seems a richer cream than abyssine. It goes a long way too. I put it over Midnigh Recovery. In the daytime I use the tinted moisturizer over the spot-reducing fluid and the rosa arctica eye cream(great products!). I do get compliments on my skin. Only product I haven't been pleased with is the Facial Fuel for Eyes (recommended by the representative though it's the men's line). I had an allergic reaction to it (burning, stinging). Was sad becase I liked the roll-on feature.
Reply · Report · JOCELYN B on Dec 9, 2012
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Is this product good for sensitive skin?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2015
Best Answer: Yes. It's very light weight and goes on very well. You need very little of this product to achieve the desired effect.
Reply · Report · Marlene P on Jun 9, 2015
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Can I use this over my Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: I've never used the product you're referring to, so can't really comment. I know it's a beautiful lightweight cream which blends in very easily to the skin, but whether or not the line reducing concentrate acts as a barrier and would not allow this cream to "soak in", I just don't know.
Reply · Report · Carole J on Jun 23, 2014
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How does this differentiate from Ultra facial cream? Any suggestions-40 years old?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2014
Best Answer: If you're asking about the cream which looks identical except for the one at right that says, "lightweight cream", I can answer your question: the cream has the same effects, it's just a matter of what you like. I tend to prefer the lighter feel of this cream...the other one is thicker so requires a little more massaging in. No biggie as I love the effects of that, too. So it just comes down to personal preference. Glad to help. Have a nice day.
Reply · Report · Carole J on Mar 31, 2014
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what is this?
Paul S on Jan 28, 2014
Best Answer: It's a moisturizer. The regular formula is really thick for super dry skin, but the lightweight formula absorbs better and isn't greasy at all.
Reply · Report · kalee c on Jan 28, 2014
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Does this lotion have SPF?
Grace on Apr 6, 2015
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Does this lotion contain bees wax? I am having the same allergic reaction to this moisturizer as I do when I use a product containing bees wax.
Lseymo on Feb 12, 2015
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Does this cream come packaged in a box? Any special seal or tape on the jar lid? My order arrived w/o a box and someone just put scotch tape around the lid.
A shopper on Jun 4, 2013
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Can I type in anything?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2012
Best Answer: yes - I see that you did.
Reply · Report · natalie w on Sep 13, 2012
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We’re confident you will see healthier, revitalized skin in
28 days. Guaranteed or your money back.

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