Rosa Arctica

Dry Skin

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

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

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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.

Key Ingredients

Rosa Arctica Kiehl's Ingredient


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

Future Made Better

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
Responsible Formulation
Sustainable Sourcing
Sustainable Sourcing

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the same as the lightweight I have used the lightweight version since it came out. I loved it! It was discontinued so I tried this one. It is just a little bit heavier but enough to make my skin oily. Sadly my skin isn't adjusting over time and I can't use this. Still a lovely cream. Back to the struggle to find a replacement. The lightweight version was perfection. :(
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The moisture I needed I have tried countless creams, some quite expensive. None have provided the moisture my dry skin needed. Very excited about the product.
Date published: 2019-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exquisite luxury in a cream! Some reviewers mention that the texture is not smooth enough. This cream should be "activated" by gently rubbing your fingertips together before applying. I use the "press-and-blend" method. First I press this product into my target areas - forehead, crows feet area, cheekbones and jawline. Then I go back and gently smooth it out into the other areas. Have patience and you will be rewarded!
Date published: 2019-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trick to apply This cream has to be applied like La Mer for which it’s a much lower price alternative. It must be warmed up first. Apply a dab on the outside edge of your palm, rub it in a circular motion with with a finger (obviously from the other hand) for a second, and then apply to face.
Date published: 2019-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I’ve been using this moisturizer for a few years, now. It keeps my super-dry, middle-aged skin hydrated for most of the day. It does very well with fine lines, too. I apply it after a thin layer of hyaluronic moisture serum.
Date published: 2019-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great over a serum or oil, terrible solo VERY thick, WAY too thick for use alone. If you emulsify it with some warm water in your hands it's usable, but not ideal- I was SO close to just tossing the deluxe sample in the trash. But it's great in one particular situation- over a nourishing serum or oil. I tried it tonight over an oil and discovered this product is AWESOME to use in that combo (I used it on top of Midnight Recovery Concentrate) for a very rich, moisturizing overnight treatment. I probably won't purchase it again (I'm too lazy to fuss with an oil and moisturizer combo every night), but it's a product I'll keep in mind to recommend to friends who need that type of thing.
Date published: 2019-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love thise I have super sensitive skin. When I was pregnant with my daughter I got a chemical burn SO bad on my face I had no idea how to make it stop hurting. My sister in law brought me a sample of this and I used it once and the next morning my face was so much better. Later on I got a really bad sun burn. I still had a little of this product left and thought why not again woke up the next morning and it was so much better. My sister in law bought me the product for Christmas and I feel in love with how my skin looked a felt.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I love using this as my night time moisturizer b/c it’s so thick and hydrating. I’ve been using it for a few weeks and I’ve barely made a dent in it, so it’s obvious it will last a very long time.
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You hate it? I love it. Here's why you should too... All of the complaints about this product being like thick paste was the reason I bought it..... and love it. Deep hydration is key to younger, fresh skin even in the dead of winter when the cold zaps all the moisture out. I am 41 and get mistaken for a 30 year old ALL. THE. TIME. I even get hit on by 21 year olds... no joke. And one of those reasons is because I'm a whiz with what I put on my skin. After washing my face, I ALWAYS use a skin oil. I let that set into my skin for a bit and then I uses the thickest possible cream... for example, Rosa Arctica... and slather it on. Work the 'paste' in until it disappears. This seems to lock in that oil and leave you amazingly fresh faced.. day and night. If it's daytime, I'll use a natural facial sunscreen over the top. This combo of products is my absolute staple and I swear by it.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed emotions about this product. It is very thick and warming it before applying helps. A little goes a long way so the little jar lasts me months. I thinks it's super hydrating which is why I continue to use it but recently tried the "multi corrective face cream" and am going to start using that for while as the sample i received i really liked.
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Moisturizer EVER Yes, it is a little heavy and I can feel it on my skin for about an hour after I apply it, but I don't mind it at all, I'm actually really into it. I'm able to apply make up right away, it is not a greasy feeling. My skin has never been so well moisturized! The jar lasts a long time because you only need a tiny amount. I am EXTREMELY sensitive to smells and this does not bother me at all, perhaps there is a scent when you first apply it, if there is, it is not offensive or overwhelming. I was considering buying it for a friend, but I can see how it might annoy some people so I'm going to have her try mine before I purchase.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Khiel's product - but it has a learning curve! I went to repurchase this and saw that many people dislike the thick consistency of this product.. This moisturizer has a learning curve, but it has changed the overall look and texture of my skin for the better. The results are what keep me buying it over and over. This moisturizer should last FOREVER because you need very little on a day to day basis. It also needs to be warmed up before it's applied. I also use serums beneath it, so that means I use less of the product than if I was using it alone. I combine it with the avocado and rosa arctica eye cream as well, I rotate them depending upon how I feel that day. Yes the formula is very, VERY hydrating. If you aren't in need of something very moisturizing, then this might not be for you. However, there are instructions on the website for how to properly use this moisturizer. Be sure to read them! I also recommend using this on your neck as a last thought.
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too waxy Even with extensive warming of the product between my fingers before applying, it left spots of white clumps. I tried it for a while, but ended up throwing the rest of it away. Maybe the lighter version would be better, but I’ll stick with Ultra Moisture cream for now.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It's like trying to spread "paste" into your lines and wrinkles. Maybe I'll try the "lightweight" version. Because if it's going to do any good, you have to want to use it.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best cream ever This summer, I felt my skin was much drier than before. Maybe it's because of my age...I am in the late 30's. I tried other creams but still dry. My skin started to show some small wrinkles so I really had to find a right cream. Then, after reading reviews here, I tried Rosa Arctica. It worked! I could tell a difference already when I put it on my face. It's very thick and moisturizing. In the morning, when I washed my face, it was very different from before. My skin was still very soft!! I applied the cream again and put on my usual makeup. Then, I went to my work with a severe air conditioning, I still felt my skin was hydrated all day. Thank you, Kiehl's. I will purchase this cream again.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Least favorite I just received this in the mail yesterday and of all the kiehls products I own this is by far the worst. Way too thick and it took forever to be absorbed. It looked like I slathered frosting on my face, it was that white. An hour later and I still felt like it was all over my face. Thankfully Kiehls accepts returns because this is already packed up
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good basic skin care I bought this along with 2 more products at a store in a casino. The texture is good, it smoothes my face, and the ingredients are mostly natural. Sorry to say that I do not use it as directed but only when I think of it. I would recommend it to friends of a certain age [who can afford it.]
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I have seen a great improvement in my dry skin. probably should go with the other product for winter though
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin reborn I don't typically post reviews about anything. But I felt a moral obligation to write about this because I can't believe I didn't know how good Kiehl's products are! It really feels like it's reversing the age of my skin. I'm only 30 and have good skin but this just makes me believe that I can retain good skin and make it even more radiant as I grow older! I use this with midnight recovery. Will not use any other company's skin care. This particular cream might be a tad heavy for some. I just use less of it so that it's not too heavy..
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love! This cream transformed my skin where I don't even wear makeup. People constantly tell me how beautiful my skin is now. I am 59 years old, and I have finally found a product that delivers results. I am in love with Rose Artica Cream!
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievably amazing It helped with my acne and made my skin glow again
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works.. I really enjoy using this product as a night cream. It's very thick and extremely moisturizing so it wouldn't be very comfortable for me (personally) to use during the day. I can't say that this made my 22 year old skin look youthful again, but i can comment on the slight differences I've seen over the past few weeks. I actually feel younger haha.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective, but Expensive I occasionally use this rich cream as a night cream, and it really, really works! As a 30-year-old man with very minimal signs of aging, I realize that I am not the target for this product. I can only attest very minimally to its anti-aging effects, but it does make my skin look youthful and firm when I wake up. For more mature skin, I imagine that this is about as good as it gets. I prefer the Super Multi-Corrective Cream, but just by a hair.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I look so much younger! I'm in my 60s and people tell me I look like I'm in my 40's. I owe it to having started with the Rosa Arctica, religiously every morning, since I moved to the desert years ago. Now it's augmented by the Midnight Recovery Concentrate (at night) and the Powerful Line Reducing Concentrate in the morning on the light puppet lines. They disappear! I am grateful that Kiehl"s didn't put the lavender in this.
Date published: 2015-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Moisturizer I've Ever Tried! I love love love the Rosa Arctica moisturizer! The texture is very thick, but don't let that turn you off of this product. It moisturizes my skin like nothing else without making me greasy. I apply this at night and I can still feel it on my face when I wake up in the morning. It's that powerful. I use this along with the Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate and my skin has never been so soft and vibrant. The value is great too. I bought a jar 3 weeks ago and I've used less then a 1/3. Get this product it will change your life! Just watch out for your pillow cases. I don't know if it's this product or the Midnight Recovery Concentrate that I use, but my white pillowcases are now yellow with product every morning.
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Lamer!!! I have been using Lamer soft cream for a long time. Last week I bought the midnight recovery concentrate to help clear up my back< I don't get pimples on my face but only my back> I got a Rosa sample so I gave it a try. I have to stop using Lamer soft cream because this Rosa cream makes my skin look smoother and brighter. Also it works great for very dry skin without leaving grease on my face. Gosh!!! I love everything about this cream. Keilh's got me on this one! I save a lot of money now. I spent at least $300 every time on Lamer cream.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pricey but the best moisturizer ever. $60 may seem absurd for a moisturizer, but it is totally worth it. The smallest amount turns dry flakey skin into a velvety dream. Never greasy, perfect for summer or winter. My skin has never looked better. I've tried others, but I always come back to this one.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little bit of a hastle and pricey but good product The sales rep told me to apply properly, you gotta warm a little in between your fingers and then pat on face. I felt like i was wasting a lot of product and the whole process was a little inconvenient. But I liked the lightweight version so much, i thought I would give this a try cuz i was going to be spending the whole of that winter in below zero weather. One jar lasted me the whole 3 months and then some, so technically, the price is not too bad. And it did keep me from getting dry skin during the winter. Did not however, repurchase.
Date published: 2014-05-25
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 Try this at least once - Absolutely Amazing I received a sample of this moisturizer and I feel head-over heels in love with the stuff. I was a little turned off because the cream is so thick. After the third use, I noticed my skin was not just looking healthier, it was re-gaining it luster, and created an even skin tone. I have tried numerous products and this is the one product I will never stray from. It may be expensive, but it is well worth the price in the effect and performance of the product.
Date published: 2014-05-22
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