Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A powerfully hydrating, lightweight anti-aging cream that helps regenerate skin.

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We regret to inform you that this formula has been discontinued.

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What It Is

Inspired by our rich, deeply hydrating facial cream, Rosa Arctica, this regenerating formula features a lightweight texture ideal for normal and oily skin types. Formulated with a rare “Resurrection Flower,” this lightweight anti-aging cream helps skin feel firmer and more resilient.

What It’s Good For

  • Visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles while helping to combat the loss of elasticity for denser, firmer skin
  • Deeply hydrates with a lightweight texture suitable for normal and oily skin types
  • For all skin types, including oily and normal skin

Key Ingredients

How to Use

How to Use

How to Use
  • After cleansing, apply lightweight anti-aging cream evenly by gently pressing fingertips on either side of the face
  • Begin with the cheek area, then move up to the forehead and finally press 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
  • Explore our original Rosa Arctica rich anti-aging cream and our anti-aging eye balm
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
Haberlea Rhodopensis, or Rosa Arctica, is a rare “resurrection flower” found in the Rhodopes mountains in Bulgaria. By falling into anabiosis, it is able to survive a dehydration period of up to 31 months. When proper moisture is restored, this “resurrection flower” resumes normal growth. Within our formulas, it helps to visibly smooth and firm skin.

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It absorbs into my skin right away and makes my skin feel like it can breathe again! —coffeemom, kiehls.com
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite girly practice I thoroughly enjoy Rosa Artica. I've convinced a bunch of my friends to try it, even those with skin allergies and it works so well. After a few weeks, I already started to feel the difference with our soft and rejuvenated my face felt. My husband knows I'm not very girly and says this is the one girly thing I do. I have my sisters wedding coming up and I want my skin to look fresh. So, I will continue to use this cream (along with the MidNight Recovery Serum) probably forever. Thank you Kiels for making a natural product that really works for me.
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream changed my overall texture, complexion, and even deep lines on my face. I always had the 2 deep East-West lines across my forehead and skin that was never radiant without copious bronzer or cover-up. I barely need to wear either of them anymore, my skin is so radiant and so even, I never thought a product could do this to my skin so quickly and consistently. I am SO pleased with this product.
Date published: 2012-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Grail Product While I've only had this cream for a few weeks, but it's quickly become a holy grail product for me. I bought it more for its hydrating properties than anti-aging (I'm only 21) since I've struggled with sensitive skin and persistent redness on my cheeks for years. This product not only cleared up most of the redness on my cheeks but sped up skin renewal to reveal a much healthier looking complexion. It even significantly reduced the appearance of several stubborn acne scars that I had acquired during my teenage years, a problem that I was planning to correct with laser treatments. I'm happy that I've finally found a product that targets so many of my unique skin concerns! It is such a relief to find a cream like this after having experimented with hundreds of samples over the course of a few years. I only wish that for the price of $79, I could get a 3oz. jar. Nevertheless, I will be buying this product for a very long time.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this! I love this cream! It has such a lovely smell. My face feels soft and dewey after using it. I love the new formula! I was reading some of the reviews though, and had the same opinion that others did. That the shimmer needs to be removed. Its way to much. When you look at the actual cream you can see there is allot of shimmer which also makes for less product. ( and men less likely to use- my husband wont because of this) I don't want to look like a disco ball, so please take the shimmer out. Other than that love this stuff!!!!
Date published: 2012-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasant surprise I selected this as a sample. I've got very sensitive skin and many products irritate and cause me to get a rash. I was thinking of doing just natural, essential oils types of products, BUT.....I tried this.....wow :)))) This was a wonderful surprise for my sensitive and very dry skin.....not only did it miraculously rehydrate my face overnight in one application, but it was very soothing as well. I put this over the vitamin C serum (I think it's called the Line Reducing Concentrate....and it worked very nicely with it. I hate to be a 'collector' of lots of products (I am a Vichy product lover), but I am seriously considering getting a full jar of this cream.....it's very nice. It does have a 'fragrance' to it, but very slight, it fades quickly and is not annoying.....I have some essential oil face products which are VERY strong in scent due to the nature of the stuff, and they can make me dizzy sometimes, they are that "loud" .....but this stuff is really wonderful in all respects.......glad I tested it :)))
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Moisturizer of All Time I am a loyal user of this moisturizing cream, so I thought I'd pay my dues and leave a review to share with everyone. First off, I have dry, sensitive skin, so I'm always a bit careful when trying new products. But I've been using this product now for about two years and I still love it. It is very moisturizing and soaks into my skin. It feels very comfortable on my skin. My sisters are also hooked as well. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Youth in a bottle The effects of this, for me, were immediate. I used it once before bed and woke up to the best skin I've seen in years. I cannot wait to see what will happen with continued use. I may be Dorian Grey by the end. The texture is really nice; thick, but not heavy. It goes on well, not greasy. The scent is really nice as well. I can't think of a bad thing to say about this.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! After months of searching for the perfect moisturizer for my skin, I finally found the best product I have ever used on my face. In only two days of usage I have noticed brighter skin with a nice glow that makes me look as if I had 3 hours extra sleep (I wish!). Buy this product...you won't regret it!
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the rosa Arctica This cream is my absolute favorite. It is so lightweight, yet leaves my face feeling totally moisturized. I rub it in circles around my wrinkles and all over my face. It has a healing effect. I use it twice a day and it has done wonders.
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PLEASE TAKE OUT THE GLITTER! I love this product! I love the texture and the smell. I can't say much about long term effects as I have not been using it that long. I just put some on tonight as I do most nights and looked in the mirror and to my horror and shock I saw a ton of glitter/shimmer. I don't get why this is in here.. It's not a illuminator and I can't stand when glitter is added to face creams. I don't want to look like a 12 year old. Love the product hate the glitter! please RE-move the glitter/shimmer.
Date published: 2012-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing cream! I noticed a difference in my skin after using this for one night. I know, sounds too good to be true but it is. I have used so many different products and nothing works like this one for my dry skin. I went into Kiehl's in a desperate state because I was so tired of my skin being so dry, despite using all sorts of things. It was so dry that I was exfoliating with a scrub daily! Which is not good for your skin at all and makes matters worse but I had visibly flaky skin. The Kiehl's consultant recommended a few products and this cream. I use morning and at night when not using the Nightly Refining Micropeel. My skin has never looked better or been more balanced and moisturized. I have not needed to exfoliate since using this! It is pricey but a little goes a long way and I expect this jar to last for at least 6 months. Completely worth every penny.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Product and Great Results! I loved Rosa Arctica when it was introduced, it actually made my skin glow, but it was a little heavy for my taste so I was thrilled that a lightweight version was added. I use this product at night and occasionally during the day and it has done wonders for my aging combination skin. The smell is heavenly and the texture is just right...very moisturizing without being greasy. A new favorite!
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Amazing I have been in search for a moisturizer that did not make my skin too oily but was moisturizing enough as well. I love the texture of this cream, it is thick but absorbs well and makes my skin feel soft and plump. I also have seen a reduction in redness. You have to try this. It is well worth the money.
Date published: 2012-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE I love this day to night moisturizer - keeps my skin hydrated while not making it too oily or greasy! Also wears well under make-up
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product! Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream is the perfect regenerating treatment! I have used this product a number of times and it is my favorite facial cream. It has the perfect texture and weight for year round use. I am absolutely pleased with its effects! My wife is also a fan of this product now and won't let us go without!
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my faves! For some reason I like this much better than the regular Rosa Arctica cream. I use the lightweight cream as my night cream, great texture and my face always look fresh and flawless in the morning, perfectly moisturized with no dry patches no extra oil. Right in the middle. Perfect!
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite moisturizer I recently switched from what I was using for my facial routine to Kiehls and this moisturizer performs a lot better than I had expected. After using this product for only a short while, I have noticed a big difference in my skin and how it feels. My skin feels smooth, soft and moisturized without feeling greasy. Also, a little goes a long way with this light weight cream.
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Doing a botanist Any Justice Although I haven't seen enough research about the "Rosa Artica" Flower Actually known as Haberlea rhodopensis. I can't say works as an effect from this flower but works decently none the less. Also want to note there is very little research of the way this flower effects the skin - and what little that was done was done by a company funded by the L'oreal company. Lastly, I've noticed the flowers extracts are near the bottom of the ingredient list making it not really part of this product at all! This efficacious cream, designed to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving overall skin firmness does the job. This thick cream has been scientifically proven to promote skin cell vitality and to protect other cells from aging. I like this cream during the winter months as I've noticed it's a little more for the drier skin types. I love the scent and the effect this cream has on my skin. Only thing I can't say I like is the marketing aspect of this, as I feel consumers aren't buying what they think they are. Also: I think I like the lightweight version better (personal preference)
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Moisturizer! After being a loyal Abyssine user and searching for a replacement moisturizer after it was discontinued, I finally was introduced to the Rosa Artica Lightweight Cream and I fell absolutely in love instantly. It truly is lightweight, smells amazing, calms my skin, absorbs perfectly which is wonderful for the warmer weather, and keeps my face soft. Even though I'm a broke college student, I find this moisturizer completely worth my hard earned money!
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite Kiehl's product! I have been using this cream for about 2 weeks and so far I love it. It has a light texture that smooths in nicely, smells great and leaves my face feeling soft and smooth. I also think it gives my skin some nice clarity and brightness. I first tried a sample but then quickly bought a full size and plan to keep using this regularly. I just turned 50 and fortunately don't have wrinkles yet -- I am hoping this is the product to help me keep them at bay for a long time!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lavendar smell and texture Love this product. Smells like lavendar and is lightweight but hydrating- something that is hard to find in an anti-aging cream. Typically anti-aging creams leave my skin red and irritated, but this one is somehow soothing and effective, and it smells great! Another product to add to my collection.
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good cream IN THE WINTER If you have oily-combination skin like me and live in a humid country I wouldn't recommend this cream in the summer. It will make your skin more oily and greasy. But I find it's nice to use in the winter when the weather is dry and cool. I don't see much of anti aging effect but my skin seems to look firmer when using this cream (or maybe it's the combination of the face wash, lotion and sun cream) P/s: The scent is completely different from the original cream and I like the original's scent better
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Favorite part of my facial routine! This feels so good when you put it on! I am not sure it reduced fine lines, but it did not cause any breakouts and it kept my skin moisturized all day. It did not make me oily/shiny at all.
Date published: 2013-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product! Loves this product! It feels smooth on your skin and really works! I have sensitive skin and this stuff works perfectly!
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Kiehl's product Half English, half Hawaiian, late 30's. My skin is fair and sun sensitive, yet can be oily too. I have used many Kiehl's facial moisturizers over the years including Creme D'Elegance Repairateur, which is only suitable on my skin in the driest and coldest of climates. I still keep a jar of it about for the occasional dry patch, but it isn't suited to be an everyday moisturizer for me. I was a fan of the now discontinued Yerba Mate Lotion for use during the warm Southern California summers, but what about the other three seasons? Ultra Facial Moisturizer was my fall back, but I was never 100% happy with it. It worked, and I'm still loyal to the version with SPF for daytime use, but it never wowed me. Enter a little sample packet of Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream and yessss, this is exactly the all season moisturizer I would have cooked up in my dreams. Goes on smooth and is readily absorbed, keeps my skin optimally hydrated year round while never being heavy or greasy. My skin feels smoother to the touch since I began using Rosa Arctica, and it gives my skin the lift it needs on my tiredest of days. Been using this moisturizer for three years now and my only complaint is that it wasn't developed sooner.
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Lighter Touch Just like the original Rosa Arctica, this cream is super effective, and keeps my skin nice and smooth! And on top of that, this cream really is much more lightweight than the original, which is really nice for seasons like spring and summer! I love this formula, so much!
Date published: 2012-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love everything about this product! I needed a new face cream and I came across this one on the website. I have super oily skin so I am very nervous about changing facial creams or even using a face cream in general. However this product worked great with my skin, it never looked oily and works perfectly under my makeup. I work 12 hour shifts and my face is still glowing at the end of my shift in the morning. I recently ran out of my cream and switched to a cheaper cream and my skin does not look as good as it did with this product. It made my skin look younger, fresh and would glow! I will definitely be re-purchasing this cream and will be sticking with it!
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this moisturizer! I only use it at night so it's lasted me a while. I use it in conjunction with midnight recovery serum so this dynamic duo makes my skin feel uber luxurious and refreshed in the AM. I love me some Kiehls!
Date published: 2013-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't live without I just have to gush about my favorite Kiehls product. Last year my face was prone to breakout, greasy with dry patches, dark and dull. I was on the search for my hg face routine but in the process I ruined my skin. Then I somehow came upon this in a little sample tub. Immediately the smell and texture drew me and I noticed my skin was less greasy throughout the day. I kept using it for a week and my face wasn't painfully sensitive anymore. So I went to the store and bought the biggest tub available. I would get an even bigger size if offered. I use this whenever my skin is acting up and nothing else would work on it. It's the only product that doesn't hurt my skin and I haven't experienced dryness like that for 6 months. My mom wondered what I did to my face since I looked radiant. It feels healthy and happy
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff. I like both the lightweight and the normal version. As a male I came here to express the same opinion/problem I see others are having. I do not like the glitter in this product as a man.
Date published: 2012-11-12
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