Rosa Arctica

A powerful anti-aging face cream for younger-looking skin.
  • Skin transforms to a more youthful beginning
  • Reduces lines and wrinkles, improves firmness, and restores hydration
  • Simultaneously protects skin from future damage
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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:
-After cleansing skin, gently work Rosa Arctica in a circular motion to warm up the cream and activate the ingredients
-Work onto cheeks; avoid the eyes and mouth; work clockwise
-Next work into forehead and chin areas; be careful of the eye and mouth area
-Lastly, if you want, Rosa Arctica can be applied to the neck area
-Can use day and night

Kiehl’s Insider Tip:

Use twice daily for a smoother, firmer, and denser appearance.  For best application, waken the cream between your fingers and gently pat onto skin

A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. It has an exceptional affinity to skin, and because it’s easily absorbed, Squalane helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.

Vitamin E

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

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.


This formula also contains cocoa and shea butters and essential fatty acids such as oleic, stearic and palmatic acid to help replenish skin's barrier.

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Works amazing on my skin and my kids skin
Heather D on Jul 1, 2015
I love how this face lotion keeps my skin hydrated all day long.
Denise B on Jun 29, 2015
Reviews were really good
Jillienp on Jun 29, 2015
I tried the Super Multicorrective Cream and was very happy with it...after reading the reviews of this cream I thought I would give it a try and see how it compares.
Denise G on Jun 28, 2015
hi I think it would be helpful if you indicated the age range for each of your moisturizers, I am not able to visit a shop and talk to a consultant so I am not able to clearly figure out which cream would suit me, I am in my early thirties and which cream would suit my mother in her early sixties? I would appreciate some direction in this I have searched high and low on your website for some sort of indication but to no success.
Thank you
Lorena H on Apr 25, 2012
Best Answer: I'm 34 and use this cream about 3 times a week. I really like it and find it effective but before buying it I tried out a sample which I'd gotten at a department store. With all these richer creams it can be really helpful to try it for a bit first and see if it suits you. Even if you don't have a Kiehls shop maybe there's a Nordstroms or Nieman Marcus nearby?
Reply · Report · Shana G on Apr 25, 2012
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Is Rosa Arctica oil free?
Trevor S on Sep 25, 2012
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FRAN N on May 12, 2012
Best Answer: I use Rosa Arctica as my night cream, and it works so wonderfully. I wake up every morning feeling my face replenished and reenergized. I normally use the Ultra Facial Toner to tone my skin first, then use this cream together with the Midnight Recovery Eye Cream. Rosa Arctica absorbs extremely well within a few seconds, and it won't leave your skin oily at all. I find this combination of toner and cream to be the most effective solution for my sensitive & dry skin. As many people wrote in the Product Review, a little goes a long way and one jar lasts a long time (up to 6 months). I recently purchased my second jar, and I am sure I will continue to use this cream for many years to come! Highly recomended!
Reply · Report · Atsuko S on May 13, 2012
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I noticed that the instructions mention using sunscreen. Does this cream make your skin more photosensitive, or is that just the usual precaution?
A shopper on Mar 29, 2013
Best Answer: This cream is luxuriously rich so I used it at night and really enjoyed it's creaminess. Since it contains no sunscreen, if you use it during the day you would naturally want to use sunscreen to protect against skin cancer in addition to this cream. It contains no ingredients that would make someone photosensitive.
Reply · Report · Christina B on Apr 11, 2013
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what's the difference between rosa artica lightweight and rosa artica youth regular? is one contain anti-aging product?
A shopper on Dec 4, 2012
Best Answer: Hello! We've created the Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream to have the same amazing youth regenerating results as the classic, just in a lighter texture for you to enjoy!
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Dec 26, 2012
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which is the best product for firming sagging jaws?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2012
Best Answer: Hello! Our Rosa Artica collection is great for firming skin while reducing wrinkles and increasing overall radiance. A great pick and a customer favorite. We now also offer a lightweight version of this product, perfect for oily or combination skin.
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Sep 12, 2012
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Hello, for what age is this cream ? Thank you in advance, Julia
Julia S on Dec 12, 2013
Best Answer: I've been using this cream for 2 years and am mid 40s. i think anyone could use it. just know that it is super thick and ultra moisturizing so the consistency may not be right for everyone. that being said, i have normal skin, not dry, and its been great. i love the richness.
Reply · Report · pam b on Dec 12, 2013
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I'm in China, is it free-shopping?
A shopper on Apr 17, 2013
Best Answer: I don't know if the shipping is free. Probably not.

I wanted a light moistuiser for daytime use. Rosa Arctica is not it. It is much too heavy for daytime; use only at night.
Reply · Report · Brenda S on Apr 17, 2013
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I'm only 21,can I use Rosa Artica?
A shopper on Dec 18, 2013
Best Answer: Rosa Artica is for all ages and the best moisturizer I've found. I also like the lightweight formula, it seems to absorb better
Reply · Report · kalee c on Jan 28, 2014
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Can I use this at night on my feet?
A shopper on Jan 27, 2015
Best Answer: I am sure that you could. However, at the price of this cream, I would choose the Kiehl's hand cream instead. That product would most likely do a better job at a better price.
Reply · Report · Sandra V on Jan 27, 2015
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Can I use this product with combonation/oily skin? Will it cause me to break out??
Alexandra K on Aug 28, 2013
Best Answer: I regret that I am not a dermatologist and, thus, cannot say if Kiehl's Rosa Arctica Cream will cause your skin to break out; however, I can say that this product, as with all Kiehl's products, is made from a blend of ingredients that meet the highest standards of quality and purity. And, to add additional confidence, Kiehl's products perform. My wife has combination skin and had been using Kiehl's Rosa Arctica for about 8 months. Her skin is very smooth and soft....and she is very happy with the results.
Reply · Report · Robert B on Aug 29, 2013
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i'm 64 and I use rosa arctica. can I use it around my eyes as well? if not which eye cream do you recommend?
A shopper on May 1, 2012
Best Answer: I use Rosa Arctica lightly around my eyes too. It might be little bit too heavy for the sensitive eye skin part but very lightly would be fine. And I also use their Avocado eye cream (I forgot the name) it's pretty good! It helps my dry skin. Hope my feedback helps you. :)
Reply · Report · Soh Myoung L on May 1, 2012
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what is the best face moisturizer for extremely dry skin?
A shopper on May 6, 2013
Best Answer: This cream is good but it's pretty thick so I prefer, living on the east coast, to use it during the colder months. My absolute favorite Kiehl's product is the midnight recovery oil which I use every night. Sometimes I'll put a moisturizer on over top of it, as recommended, and I find this combination best for extremely dry skin. This is definitely a good cream for dry skin, very rich...
Reply · Report · Donna L on May 7, 2013
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Hi, I am new to the Kiehl products. I am in my sixties. What moisturizer can be used both day and night and can the
rosa arctica be used under make-up?
marilou h on Mar 3, 2013
Best Answer: hi this is janet. Shanes wife. I use rosa arctica at night. Day time I use cryste marine also I use a pump corrector. I have used it so much I have wore the name off. I love double strength deep wrinkle filler just a tiny bit for under each eye in the morning. If possible go to a kiehls dealer Nordstrom or our mall in slc has a kiehls store. samples help a ton. I love all of their products have been using them for years I am 50 and always told I look at least 35 thanks to kiehls!!! When it comes to my skin I will spare no cost.
good luck and try every product you can from them I promise you will be very happy
Reply · Report · Shane M on Apr 12, 2013
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The 4.2 oz one. How soon will it expire if I do not open it? How soon after I open it? Thanks!
A shopper on Sep 18, 2012
Best Answer: We recommend that face creams be used within three months of purchase; body creams and hair conditioners should be used within six months of purchase. Cleansing products, including shampoos and body cleansers, generally have a shelf-life of one year or more from date of purchase. In general, it is a good idea to refrigerate products to extend their lifespan.
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Oct 24, 2012
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I've been using Criste Marine and love it. Can/would you compare it to Rosa Arctica for me? Thanks.
Ana M on Sep 12, 2012
Best Answer: Hi Ana,

I have used both.. and generally at night as they are heavier and I feel it's more beneficial during the "recovery" period than during the day..

The Cryste Marine is rich.. The Rosa Arctica rich and heavy..
The CM is good for nurturing the skin and protecting it from aging.. The RA is thicker and I felt a slight tingle in the skin and more repair-ative.

After using the RA, I decided to gift to my mom.. She loves it! And always calls when she runs out.. A little bit goes a long way, according to her.. And I have noticed the repair-ative features to her skin..

I have not tried the Light Weight RA or the Eyecream yet, but looking forward to..

Hope this helps! Happy Kiehls!
Reply · Report · gregory scott a on Sep 12, 2012
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what percent of improvement can I expect from this product?
A shopper on May 31, 2012
Best Answer: at my age I don't expect miracles, but this product keeps my skin from feeling dry when I awaken and seems to be holding any more wrinkles at bay.
Reply · Report · Pamela D on May 31, 2012
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I'm 19 years old. Is this rejuvenating cream only for older women with aged skin?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2013
Best Answer: It is never too soon to put great ingredients on your face at night! Unless you are prone to breakouts this is a great cream or find one with peptides and antioxidants like Vitamin C and E. You skin will look better longer, just like eating lots of fruits and veggies, your skin will show that you have taken good care of it!
Reply · Report · Christina B on Apr 11, 2013
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does it clog pores?
lynda k on Sep 3, 2012
Best Answer: Lynda,
I havent noticed any issues with clogged pores. I am telling you...this stuff is amazing. I do use that blue ointment from Keihls on my nose for pores, but have been using it for a long time.
Good luck.
Reply · Report · Gillian C on Sep 3, 2012
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is the 4.2 ounce size in Rosa Artica limited edition or will I be able to get it all the time?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2012
Best Answer: Hello! The 4.2 oz is a new member of our Rosa Arctica Collection and will be around for a while! Enjoy.
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Aug 15, 2012
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I've noticed that a lot of people are using this as a night cream. What is the proper usage?
Joanne C on May 10, 2012
Best Answer: This cream is amazing. It can be used anytime. It softens and takes away the dryness without feeling greasy. The best part is that it doesn't take much of the product to be effective. I have very sensitive skin and this cream has been wonderful.
Reply · Report · Angela E on May 10, 2012
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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
Rosa Arctica
Rosa Arctica
Clearly Corrective™ Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream
Clearly Corrective™ Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream
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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Do I put sunscreen before or after put this on?
Bianca N on Apr 27, 2014
Best Answer: I use the sunscreen 15 minutes or so AFTER application.
Reply · Report · Carole J on Jun 23, 2014
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Does any of your moisturizers contain witch hazel??
A shopper on Nov 17, 2013
Best Answer: I would say that none of the moisturizers contain witch hazel which would be an astringent and dry your skin. These moisturizers, especially rosa arctica, are gentle and wonderful to use.
Reply · Report · Joyce E on Nov 18, 2013
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Please, inform me if cream Rosa Arctica uses for face or for hand?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2013
Best Answer: Face
Reply · Report · Patricia B on Jan 12, 2013
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I am using the abyssine spf23 daily and how should I apply the rosa arctica if
I will be using the rosa?
Thank you for your response.
A shopper on Sep 22, 2012
Best Answer: This is a tough one because the abysinne is also a moisturizer but it has SPF in it and the Rosa does not, so you will need the SPF from another source. I would use abysinne in the morning and then Rosa at night when you don't need the layer of SPF
Reply · Report · Brooke C on Sep 24, 2012
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I don't know how about it? Just try.
NA L on Sep 5, 2012
Best Answer: It's a good product.
Reply · Report · F. Ewin H on Sep 5, 2012
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What would be a good cream for reducing aging spots?
Gary W on Sep 3, 2012
Best Answer: I found Rosa Arctica a great moisturizer. Probably helps with aging spots because as far as I know, I do not have any.
Reply · Report · J. R. H on Sep 3, 2012
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Im 22 this year and I have oily skin and some fine lines, mainly under my eye area. Am I too young for this product and is this product suitable for oily skin? It will be great if you can recommend some other anti-ageing products that may be useful for me. Thank you.
Liying C on Apr 4, 2012
Best Answer: I do have oily skin too and I like this product. I guess it's never too late to start using this cream. I like the whole like of Kiehl's products.
Reply · Report · JUDY F on Apr 4, 2012
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Do I put this on under or over my moisturizer or this instead of moisurizer? When do I put on my sunscreen, over or under it?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2012
Best Answer: I use it as moisturizer and put my sunscreen on over it. Feels great!
Reply · Report · Gail G on Apr 1, 2012
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Why won't Kiehl's take responsibility for how this product should be used? There are legitimate questions here that need answers from the manufactor - not guesses from users. Does Rosa Arctica Eye and Creme make skin photo-sensitive? We know to use sunscreen. But some products increase the likelihood of getting more freckles and sunspots even with sunscreen. Is this line one of those products?
Tonie on Mar 10, 2014
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Is this the same product as the Rehydrating Reactivation Cream? If so, which one is updated version.
A shopper on Jan 8, 2014
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Do you ship to Australia?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2013
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i am 39. live in malaysia and my skin is oily type. Is it suitable for me?
A shopper on Feb 28, 2013
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It shows that I can get this as one of my samples, can I get 2? It is not letting me add it to my cart.

thanks, Donna
Donna F on Jan 17, 2013
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Can this product be used under makeup?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2012
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Does anyone know if this is gluten free? Specifically, is wheat the source of the Vitamin E ?
mari l on Jul 19, 2012
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What's the special in it?

A shopper on Jul 26, 2013
Best Answer: It is particularly good in the winter. It's a heavier cream and has a smoothing effect. I have used rosa for the past couple of years and have been pleased.
Reply · Report · Helen K on Jul 26, 2013
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im looking for a cream/gel for my wrinkles on my chest??? do you have a product that helps with the lines on my chest?
kim s on Jun 26, 2012
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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.