Rosa Arctica

Dry Skin

A rich anti-aging cream with the power of a rare “Resurrection Flower.”

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What It Is

Infused with a rare “Resurrection Flower,” this rich anti-aging cream helps to regenerate and firm skin while visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Help restore hydration to dry skin and improve skin’s elasticity with this unique facial cream.

What It’s Good For

  • Visibly minimizes lines and wrinkles and other signs of aging skin
  • Smoothes, softens and firms skin with all-day hydration
  • For all skin types
Rosa Arctica Kiehl's Ingredient

Key Ingredients

Rosa Arctica Kiehl's Ingredient
Rosa Arctica

Rosa Arctica, or Haberlea Rhodopensis, is an incredibly resilient flower able to survive up to 31 months of extreme dehydration. When proper moisture conditions are restored, it returns to life within hours.

How to Use

  • After cleansing skin, gently massage our anti-aging face cream between fingertips in a circular motion to warm up the cream and activate the ingredients
  • Apply onto cheeks; avoiding the eyes and mouth
  • Apply onto forehead and chin areas
  • Can also be applied to the neck area
  • Can be used day and night
  • Insider Tip: For best application, waken the cream between your fingers before gently patting onto skin
  • Explore the rest of this anti-aging skincare collection with our lightweight anti-aging cream and hydrating eye balm


Future Made Better

True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation
Sustainable Sourcing

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nifty Stuff! I was a little put off by the price initially and wasn't even going to try the sample but, as I LOVE Kiehl's moisturizers I decided to give it a go. Glad I did! I use it only at night as it is pretty rich and my face tends to be a bit oily. Other reviewers were best if you "warm" it up a little before applying. I put a dab on my fingers and spread it around a touch before applying to my face. A very little bit goes a long way. My face is so soft and my skin looks pretty darn good for 46 years! It will take my forever to get through this jar because you don't need much at all. I will definitely buy a second, third, fourth jar!
Date published: 2012-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Kiehls product This is the first online review I have ever written about anything. I felt the need to do so because I just couldn't believe that there could be bad reviews for this cream. I switched from La Prairie to this! I found the Rosa to be more effective. And I have combination skin. No, I would not use it as a day cream and yes, you must warm it between your fingers before pressing it, not rubbing it, into the skin. I really don't see this as an inconvenience, especially for the incredible results. Even the woman at the gym who never has a single nice thing to say asked me what I was doing that my skin looked so incredible.
Date published: 2011-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good moisture, but gimicky As a moisturizer- I think it did give my skin a nice little glow. It's not milky in texture- it's got this "dry" cream feel that's on the thicker side- it goes on matte on the skin and feels light- it went fairly well with my oily/combination skin. It didn't feel clogging and it didn't make my skin look too oily like most other moisturizers do. However, I do feel it's more than a little gimicky. The main ingredients are Squalene and Vitamin E- which is found in so many of their other less pricey moisturizers. I'm just not convinced that this product works any better than some of their other lower priced moisturizers.
Date published: 2011-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS PRODUCT Having spent my entire life in CA and always being in the sun, you know the damage it does to your skin, even if you protect (with age comes wisdom). I have tried almost all brands of facial creams. I too received a sample and that's all it took. I have just ordered my second jar (don't want to ever run out). I feel it's a miracle in a jar. It truly is remarkable. (I like to use the foaming facial cleanser, it's very gentle and with age also comes sensitive skin.) To the man from Boston, please do not throw it out, just put it on your fingers let it get warm then apply, you will love it like the rest of us. Good luck with it. Thank you Kiehl's for another great product.
Date published: 2011-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NO MORE EXFOLIANTS!!!! This cream is a godsend. Through the years I have found myself needing to exfoliate more frequently, but the real problem was the moisturizers I was using. Rose Arctica is the only cream that my skin can actually absorb, and the result is a refreshing dewiness without feeling oily or slick. My foundation goes on smoother, lasts longer, and I don't need exfoliants or masks. Even better, when I'm in a rush and forget my foundation, my skin tone still looks even-colored and healthy. A little goes a long way. I've had my jar for four months and I'm only halfway down. Worth every penny.
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is amazing for certain skin types I NEVER write product reviews, but after reading about Rosa Artica, then trying a sample and buying a full jar, im hooked. As I get older my previously-oily skin has become increasingly dry, with some areas flaking if I don't keep them moisturized. I've tried many brands, with most causing breakouts or doing nothing at all. This product is perfect for my face, but I can see how anyone with overly-oily skin would want to avoid it. if applied as directed, by pressing into the skin with your fingertips, this product seems to melt into my skin, and keep it hydrated for hours. Best of all, I have not noticed any breakouts in areas where im prone to have them with other moisturizers.
Date published: 2011-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hello lovely! I got a deluxe size sample of this & my initial reaction upon using was "meh." The texture of the cream is paste. It gave my skin a matte finish, similar to the acai- damage correcting moisturizer, and it really softened my skin tremendously. The next day, I applied it again in the morning & then put the Superfluid UV Defense Cream on top of this. My skin was literally much so that I didn't even wear my "illuminating" makeup as I normally do! Even though this is pricier than my go-to kiehls moisturizers, I would buy it. Anything that gets my skin looking this lovely without makeup is a keeper for me!
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG - I LOVE this product!! I started using this 8 days ago and all I can say is WOW! I'm 44 and after 5 days of use my dentist thought I was 30, then 2 days ago someone on a plane next to me thought I was 25. In all honesty I think both these folks are a little crazy or their eyesight is off but it was nice to hear regardless. I use it with the Powerful-Stengh-Line-Reducing Concentrate and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. It really makes my skin look healthy and fresh. In just the one week I've greatly reduced the amount of foundation I use, my skin just looks so healthy now without it! Thanks Kiehl's!
Date published: 2011-03-28
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