Clearly Corrective™ Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream

Skin tone correcting moisturizing cream
  • Highly effective, skin clarifying moisturizing cream intensively corrects uneven skin tone
  • Provides continuous 24-hour hydration while visibly diminishing dark spots and discoloration
  • Activated C helps diminish the appearance of skin irregularities and prevents the formation of new ones
  • Instantly hydrates skin and provides long-term radiance
  • Use after Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution and before sun protection
  • Paraben-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free,  dermatologist-tested
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"I am amazed by the results! This cream has brightened and evened my skin tone in a short period of time."

Alison, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-Gently massage a small amount of the cream onto just cleansed skin as needed
-Avoid the eye area

Kiehl’s Insider Tip:
For optimal results, use with the other formulas in the Clearly Corrective collection.

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Activated C

A potent next-generation active, works faster than the leading dark spot ingredient. Penetrates rapidly to attack deep-set dark spots while preventing the formation of new discolorations for visibly more uniform skin tone and clarity.

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.

Peony Extract

Works synergistically with Activated C to facilitate the reversal of discoloration for skin clarity.

Salicylic Acid

Works by softening the intracellular cement and decreasing cell-to-cell adhesion, encouraging the shedding of cells in the stratum corneum layer of the skin. It is effective on acne, as it encourages the peeling of the top layer of skin and the opening of plugged follicles.

Vitamin E

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

Amazonian White Clay

Light Reflecting Minerals produce an instant effect of visible radiance.

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recommended by Bobbi Walters
Linda T on Jun 4, 2015
My daughter uses it.
David M on May 19, 2015
I use this product
John Y on May 25, 2015
never try it
Vickie D on May 18, 2015
What's the difference between this and the Clearly Corrective Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream?
jesschoi on Nov 16, 2014
Clearly Corrective™ Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream
Clearly Corrective™ Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream
Clearly Corrective™ Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
Clearly Corrective™ Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
does this product have sunscreen in it?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2013
Best Answer: I believe that the answer is 'NO' because such thing is not mentioned at all.
Reply · Report · Felix L on Jun 13, 2013
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Can my 14 year old son use this for his Eczema and dry white skin patches on his face and neck?
Mayra M on Dec 12, 2013
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I LOVE the Kiehls Photo-Age High Potency Treatment, but I've made an early resolution to stop buying products packaged in plastic. Does this Clearly Corrective Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream come in a glass jar or plastic jar? I can't tell from the photo. Thanks!
T S on Nov 9, 2013
Best Answer: Darn! But thanks for the replies :)
Reply · Report · T S on Nov 10, 2013
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I normally use rose artica and love the moisture it provides. If anyone has used both products, can you tell me how this one compares in terms of moisture?

Summer C on Feb 26, 2013
Best Answer: The deep-moisture cream, for me, feels oilier and might have a better moisture-locking mechanism on the skin surface. (I am not saying that this product has (more) oil or oil-related ingredients.)

I used the original Rosa-Artica cream, which feels thicker and pastier than the deep-moisture one. My experiences with both products made me believe that both can bring a strong, effective moisture-locking benefit for skins.

Because of the texture of the original Rosa-Artica cream, it needs just a slightly bit more effort to spread it on the skin, but has always stayed well even when I sweated lots. The deep-moisture cream might be easily washed away by heavy sweats though.
Reply · Report · Felix L on Jun 13, 2013
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Can I use this moisturizer under makeup?
K S on Sep 29, 2013
Best Answer: Yes. This cream works as a daily moisturizer for me. I don't use it every day though. More so during colder weather. I put it on after washing my face, apply my primer, then foundation. It's good for when you need a little richer moisturizer than lotion. The clearly corrective lotion works great also for a more normal daily moisturizer.
Reply · Report · Nicole H on Sep 30, 2013
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I would like to know if this is a night cream or can I use it as a day cream?, and if so, which product I need for sun protection?. Thanks!
A shopper on Jun 10, 2013
Best Answer: I use it as a night cream, although you can use it as both. I would buy an SPF product to put on underneath. My usual regimen is at night I use the Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate and add this on top after the concentrate has had time to soak in. During the day I use a sunscreen with an age defying moisturizer. That's what works for me, but I believe everyone has to find their own skin care regimen that works. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Amber M on Jun 11, 2013
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what is the difference b/t this and the emulsion version--besides the cream being more moisture intensive?
A shopper on May 19, 2014
Best Answer: For me, the cream didn't really have that much effect on my skin. I just felt it made my skin slightly brighter, and more sun-sensitive. On the other hand, I saw the effect of the emulsion within 3 weeks. I recommend just the emulsion with a very thick moisturizer (emulsion does not hydrate at all) :).
Reply · Report · Lia J on May 20, 2014
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Can I use this for stretch marks?
A shopper on May 1, 2014
Best Answer: I don't think this cream is made to address stretch marks on the body. However,
I don't think it would hurt. For stretch marks, I would stick to a good argon oil (cold pressed) or pure (organic) coco butter
Reply · Report · Gonzia N on May 9, 2014
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What is the difference between rosa arctica and corrective skin care cream? Does the corrective moisturise equally and keep the skin subtle like rosa arctica?
Beverly J L on May 16, 2015
Clearly Corrective™ Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream
Clearly Corrective™ Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream
Rosa Arctica
Rosa Arctica
Best Answer: I did not use the deep moisture cream before. But I used the arctics cream for a while. I like it especially the smell. The cream is very thick and it might be too much for oily skin. If you like something feeling light, probably not the arctica one.
Reply · Report · Mengmeng F on May 17, 2015
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Can I use kiehls clearly corrective dark spot moisture treatment with Retun A?
Devika U on Mar 22, 2015
Best Answer: Since Retun A is a form of acid, it is better to try the combination of it and the moisturizer "at night" in order to see how your skin feels and reacts to the ingredients. During the trial, it is probably better/safer to use a mild moisturizing serum instead of any powerful anti-aging one.
Reply (1) · Report · Stephen G on Mar 22, 2015
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Does this product help with Rosecea? I have flare ups and leaves my skin very dry and itchy. I have used this for almost a year and I love it, the rosecea is newly diagnosed. Thanks so much
Nancy A on Sep 16, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately, this product does not provide enough moisture for my skin.
Taking into account my age and perhaps sun damage, this product
leaves me with dry patches on my cheek bones. I am happy with the
defoliating skin crème which I use once per week. Have not found a
product yet that moisturizes so I have no dry areas...any suggestions?
Reply · Report · merrell s on Sep 16, 2014
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Does this product contain hydroquinone?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: Sorry, I don't use that product.
Reply · Report · Susan I on Aug 2, 2014
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Will this product diminish the appearance of my freckles? Not something I would want it to do.
Ambre V on Mar 23, 2013
Best Answer: Honestly, it would be very helpful to have your dermatologist exam the condition of the freckles.

This cream can be very useful with the direction from your doctor.
Reply · Report · Felix L on Jun 13, 2013
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I use the Blue Herbal Moisturizer. I have oily/combination skin. Will this mattify like the Blue Herbal? If not, is it likely to make my skin greasy or sticky?
Keith S on Mar 15, 2013
Best Answer: Try the "EMULSION" version, which has the exactly same benefits in a light-weight texture!
Reply · Report · Felix L on Jun 13, 2013
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I have greasy face after i put this first than my bb . I got break out easily what do you think is best?
Archell G on Jun 22, 2015
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Can I use this kiehls clearly corrective cream with Retin A?
Devika U on Mar 22, 2015
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Can/should this cream be combined with Retinol A products?
Dee W on Dec 30, 2014
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What moisturizer is best for rosea? Morning and Night? Also Sensitive and very Dry and Old.
Linda M on Mar 28, 2014
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I am allergic to citrus; would the vitamin C hurt my skin??
A shopper on Mar 22, 2013
Best Answer: You still need to try and feel on your own though.

I have the sensitive skin, and can NEVER get used to some products of the Rare-Earth collection. Surprisingly, I found that the Clearly-Corrective collection was very mild when trying every product from the line at a retail store. Still, that one-time trial cannot guarantee long-term comfort. However, I have adapted the moisturizing cream into the daily skin-care regime, and have NOT had any problem with it.

The key to caring for your skin with the use of any product with vitamin C or citrus is to use a highly-protective sun-screen product at the daytime.
Reply · Report · Felix L on Jun 13, 2013
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We’re confident you will see healthier, revitalized skin in
28 days. Guaranteed or your money back.

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.