Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4 out of 5 by blakerboo Deep Healing Effects
I wouldn't normally try this or purchase it, but I gave it a shot after receiving a sample. It's not something that I would personally use everyday, as it's a bit heavier and thicker than most face creams or moisturizers. It's more heavy duty in my opinion, but it works great.
I used it after a long pool day, my face was feeling the effects of layering on sunscreen all day and overall felt dry and zapped. This balm is super moisturizing and re-hydrates really well. With normal to oily skin, I was afraid to use this but alas no breakouts.
It does go on a little heavy, but once you work it in, it smooths out and absorbs pretty well. Give it a minute and your skin will suck in the nutrients and that greasy feeling diminishes. It's also great to layer a lighter moisturizer over it, like the Facial Fuel or Oil Free Moisturizer/Gel.
Rated 5 out of 5 by PamSoFl Wow!!
I've been using the Ultra Facial Cream for years and love it dearly, but my skin is getting drier as I age... so purchasing the Balm seemed a logical step and I'm so glad I did!
A very little goes a long way and it goes on well. Sinks right in and my face is not shiny at all. It's a conundrum: fully hydrated yet a matte finish! Love that.
It smells a bit like leather cleaner but the scent is faint, so there's really no negative to that. Really a win-win!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by JulesC AMAZING!!!
Best moisturizer ever! The only product that work for My dry skin due to retin-a. I love the formulation which does not contain harmful ingredients. I'm a registered nurse and I truly pay attention to the formulation. Fragance Free . Paraben Free . Silicone free.... Just perfect. No breakouts, just smooth skin!!!!
Rated 2 out of 5 by LisaT No comparison
I was suggested to purchase this product, due to Kiehls no longer offering Creme d'Elegance Repairateur in a large jar, currently can only purchase a small jar and no longer have either at most dept. stores. Cannot get confirmation as to whether they are not making this anymore or no longer making a large size jar. Anyway, this is a balm and so much different than the crème d'Elegance. Apples to Oranges....if you love crème d'Elegance as I do - I do not recommend this product. Loyal Kiehls user for over 20 years....
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yesenia Best Purchase Ever
Literally the best purchase ever! I've been searching so long and spent a fortune looking for something to help my dry skin!! I'm so thankful this is the first that has ever improved my skin. I have eczema prone skin and nasty dry patches. I use it day and night since my skin is so dry and it's amazing and lasts. This has changed my life. Thank you so much!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ardy Finally! Something that is really "for dry skin"!
I have very dry skin (like as soon as I dry my face after washing, it starts to tighten up and flake, no joke). I read a magazine article back in January talking about the best products to banish winter skin, and this was the first product mentioned. I don't even think I finished reading the article. I was so excited about the idea of this product, I went right over to the website and placed the order.
I've been using it every day since I received it, so for a little over 2 months. I won't say that this has turned my skin into "normal" skin, but it doesn't hurt and itch anymore. I will say my skin isn't as dry as it was before, though. The texture is rich, and it has a weight to it to where you can feel it working.
A little does go a pretty long way, but for me, more is better ;). I'm glad the 5oz. size is available now, so I'll be fully stocked until the fall.
If you've got truly dry skin and have been left disappointed by other creams claiming to be for "dry skin", don't pass this one up, or you'll miss out on what will have been the product to save your poor little face!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fyrefly Life changing
I had been living in denial, thinking my 35-year-old skin was still the "oily/combination" skin I had when I first learned how to buy skincare products. But after being told by multiple aestheticians and a dermatologist that my skin was so dry it was damaged, I asked the nice Kiehl's lady for a change in product. At first when she had me test this I was all "uhhhh this is Vasoline." But then I let it sink into my skin and was immediately addicted. Yes, it's thick. Yes, it takes some getting used to. But I now use it as a day and night cream. My makeup goes on so smoothly over this. My rosacea is much improved. I'm basically getting the same results from this that I get from the rosa artica, for half the cost.
Rated 4 out of 5 by nford Not For Everyone
Love Hate relationship.
I want to first say this moisturizer is not for everyone. Even those who think they have dry skin should consider stopping into their neighborhood Kiehl's to have their skin analyzed. I say this because this moisturizer is truly for those who have the most fickle, dry skin.
About the texture: It's a balm so of course its going to feel a little heavier and thicker. The solution? Don't use very much. It WILL go a long way.
The effect: Phenomenal. I personally use this as a night cream as I can't stand the heavy feeling during the day. Leaves my skin during those horrible winter seasons feeling ... normal again.
Tip: Wait for your serum and oil sink in a minute or so before putting this cream on. Also, if you decide to use the cilantro masque under this moisturizer - you may notice it leaves the skin looking soapy.