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Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm

A nourishing facial moisturizer for dry skin.

Discontinued product

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

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad Smell I could not stand the smell of this product. I have extremely sensitive skin and love the Ultra Facial Cream but decided to try this product to wear at night. I can't describe the smell, but it really bothered me. The smell did fade quickly, but I only put it on my chin (long story) and would be very reluctant to put it on my whole face. I have an aversion to lavender, but that is the second smallest ingredient, so thought it might be okay. It doesn't smell like lavender, though. I had to guess at my ratings, because I only used it once.
Date published: 2018-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please bring back the 5oz jar!!!!! 1.7 oz is NOT ENOUGH of this wonderful product. having to buy 3 jars to get about the same amount is a shameful waste of packaging. Please bring back the big jar!!!!!!!
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome moisturizer Please please please bring back the bigger size. The 1.7oz size is just too small! I have to buy 3 of them to get the same amount, and it’s so much more expensive since that way! This has been great for me because I have acne prone skin but also very dry skin. This doesn’t make me break out at all. It helps so much with sensitivities. I’ve turned a lot of people with dry and sensitive skin onto this cream. It’s a rich cream but not an overly heavy or sticky one. I highly recommend it! Don’t shy away if you’re prone to breakouts!
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BRING BACK THE 5 FL OZ JAR Please bring back the 5 fl oz jar!!! I have very dry skin and since you have discontinued the larger size jar, I go through the small 1.7 fl oz jar too quickly. I am even contemplating finding a replacement with another brand as I feel I'm being wasteful by going through the jars so quickly.
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ultra facial deep moisturizing balm This is a great product. My skin feels moist all day. It is easy to apply and lasts a long time. It is very disappointing that you are discontinuing the 5.0 size jar which is a great buy! I bought as many as possible and they should last a while. Bring back the larger 5.0 ounce size. There is nothing in this 1.7 ounce size. Its tiny! Just when you love a good thing it vanishes. When we earn our wings you should send them to us. Shiny little pins to wear on our jackets. Yes! Kiehl's jewelry is a good idea.
Date published: 2018-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Texture I bought this for my boyfriend whose face was so dry, it flaked. We stopped in store and had him test out both the balm and the Ultra Daily Moisturizer (which is what I use daily). We LOVED this product so much, we bought it right then and both put it on as soon as we got home! It's thick but not heavy; I was concerned it would be Vaseline-like, but it totally wasn't! I will definitely purchase this ago.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovvvvve I love everything about this product, the texture is smooth and I love thick balms for great for my dry skin..
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stuff! I purchased this balm a few days ago because I have been having terribly dry skin and was looking for a quick fix. I went to my local store and was told this was just the product I needed. Now first off, like the negative reviews say, this stuff is thick, as all balms are. However, the lady that helped me told me this product works best if you rub it on your fingers first to warm it up a bit and instead of rubbing it around your face, press it firmly into your skin. She even demonstrated the difference on the back of her hand and had me try it on myself. There are a lot of negative reviews saying that this stuff just kind of turns white on your skin and isn’t absorbed, but I think if you try applying it with this trick you will like it much better. I have been using this as a night cream and have been using the ultra facial cream during the day. After just 3 days I already notice a huge improvement and my dry flaky skin from the cold has gone back to normal. I recommend if you can go to one of their actual stores, do it! They really take their time with you and the woman helping me was not pushy at all and generally seemed to really want to help me find the products I needed to get my skin back.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect, for the right skin type This moisturizer is awesome - exactly what I need!! I live in a very dry area in Colorado, and have just entered my 40’s- those two things combined cause very very dry skin. I gave this a shot, because nothing else worked and many products made me break out. This cream is perfect. But, know your skin, and pay attention to the label. It specifically says it’s for dry/very dry skin, and that’s the truth! I wouldn’t use this in the summer months here, in humid climates, or if my skin wasn’t super dry. But, for me, I finally found the perfect cream!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A life-saver! I bought this moisturizer in a moment of desperation last January. My face was so very dry that even wind would irritate it really badly. I used this product right after I purchased it I saw INSTANT results. I've been using it ever since, and my skin has gotten progressively more and more healthy. Now, my skin is not so dry, and I use just a little bit at night for maintenance. I'm still using the same medium-sized product I first bought because a little goes a LONG way. Worth every penny. DISCLAIMER: I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who doesn't have extremely dry skin. It works like a charm if your skin is dry, but might be a little thick for less dry skin.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best moisturizer for dry or mature skin This is the best deeply moisturizing balm I have tried yet. I use it at night and during the day during the colder months and my skin does not dry out. Great value since I have paid much more for less effective moisturizers.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this cream I am 55 and have very dry skin that has started sagging and looking crepey. This balm smooths out my fine lines and firms my skin. I use it over Creme de Elegance. For a lot of people this would be overkill but my skin drinks them up. It is expensive, but I find a little goes a long way.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome, great moisturiser. Really helped my dry skin & chapped lips. Not to thick & didn't breakout my skin.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a godsend! I've read all the bad reviews of this, and felt obligated to write a good review. Everyone's skin is different, so maybe mine is just different than everyone else's? I'm a 37 yo male and due to a medical condition, I am prone to breakouts. My dermatologist prescribed me something that works great, but it causes my already sensitive skin to get VERY dry. Often flaky, rough patches, and red around the eyes at time. I have used all sorts of moisturizers to solve this, and nothing really worked. I ordered this, put it on before bed and woke up with my face looking healthy and all the rough dry patches were gone. My eyes were not irritated and red, I look normal! This absorbs into my skin no problem, which seems to be everyone's complaint, and if it's in the morning, I will gently pat the area with a towel to make sure there isn't any shininess. But my skin soaks it up and loves it!
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I buy this product because one of Sephora employees recommended to me. I have super dry skin. I used this and it is soo messy , not blending. Waste of money. Not buying again.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from REGRET BUYING THIS Occasionally, my skin gets extremely dry, and this was recommended to me by an employee. I have given it several tries, but every time I use it, it creates a white film on my face and does not absorb. It has a horrible texture and leaves my face oily and sticky when it finally dries(an hour later). The employee convinced me to buy the large size because it was a "good deal", but I ended up spending a whopping 54$ on something that I can't stand. I only use it at night when my face is flaking, but it is a last resort, and I don't want it to go to waste.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nope I was told the large container of Creme D'Elegance was discontinued and I should try this. Least favorite Kiehl's product I have ever tried. The sticky heavy texture was not absorbed by my skin. The fragrance was odd as well. I wish I could get the large jar of my favorite. I sure hope they don't discontinue it ! Thumbs down on this product.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST MOISTURIZER EVER I have extremely dry and sensitive skin, I have NEVER found a product that works well to help with the dry patches and redness. This is the first time my skin has been hydrated and without dry patches. I live in MN where our temperature drops extremely low and this has worked for those conditions as well as the spring time. I would buy this a thousand times over. It helped me to stop wearing coverup as my skin is now vibrant and balanced.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Strong smell for a fragrance free...would prefer a fragrance I do like the product...but I reluctantly put it on as I paid a lot for this. It has a very strong unpleasant smell to it. Wish I could return it. I did not receive a sample of this.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nourishing I love this cream, it's so thick and nourishing, my dry skin loves it! A little does a lot, so a little jar lasts a lot.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winter Relief I initially tried this as a sample to relieve dry peeling skin after a chemical peel but became hooked. With Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm a little application goes a long way, Applied all over the face (even my lips) at night before bed; the product soaks Into the skin without leaving a waxey or oily film. My face feels moisturized and soft. Perfect product for dry winter weather.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hallelujah This Works My skin went from visibly peeling to waking up dewy with just one use. Dewy in a good way. It takes a second to absorb but once it does it doesn't feel greasy or oily, just not dry. Hey!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had a sample, bought a jar for my husband..... And now one for myself because I cannot stay out of this stuff!
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Stuff! This moisturizing balm saved my skin! I took a chance on this product based on the good reviews and have been using it for a year. It was the first Kiehl's purchase I'd ever made. Since then, I've become a huge Kiehl's fan and use multiple products. I've even got my mom addicted to Kiehl's too. I'm in my mid-thirties and I've always suffered from dry, ruddy skin. I've been through hundreds of dollars in moisturizers over the years, but could never find "the one". From the first day I used it I could tell a drastic difference! My face felt so moisturized, but not greasy. I wash my face with the Ultra Facial Cleanser, follow it with the Midnight Recovery serum (both morning and night), and then apply the Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm last. I can put in on and apply my makeup afterwards without any problems. It has helped with the tight, dry feeling in my face and eliminated flakiness and dry patches. Love it!!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sorry, not a fan of this product! Sales rep at local Kiehl's store recommended this product when I mentioned I was bummed that the larger size of Crème d'Elegance was no longer being sold. Decided to buy it and try it out. Big mistake! The smell is over the top and way too strong. I have dry skin and I will say this product is nice and thick, however, it is extremely difficult to rub into your skin. I will not be getting this again. Back to buying the small size of Crème d'Elegance!
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible, long lasting moisturizing This stuff is really incredible. I bought it after running out of a sample I had brought with me on vacation to LA. The dry desert air was not getting along with my NYC skin, and I am so glad I did. I tend to use this product sparingly, just on the driest spots on my face & neck. I also use it on my lips every morning, and haven't had any dry skin there since I bought it. It's somehow light enough to use on your face, but still leave long-lasting moisturizing. I will occasionally use it on my hands as well, if they get extra dry. If you have any dry skin concerns, I highly recommend getting this.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!!!
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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....
Date published: 2016-04-26
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