Ultra Facial Cream

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

Our best face cream uniquely formulated for all skin types.

Ultra Facial Cream is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 563.
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Ultra Facial Cream

Ultra Facial Cream

Our best face cream uniquely formulated for all skin types.

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What It Is

Our #1 facial cream has a unique lightweight texture and lasting 24-hour hydration to leave skin softer, smoother and visibly healthier. Formulated with Glacial Glycoprotein and olive-derived Squalane, this non-greasy, lightweight moisturizer immediately leaves skin 2.3X more hydrated, even in skin’s driest areas.

What It’s Good For

  • Provides lasting 24-hour hydration for soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin
  • Balances even skin’s driest areas with 2.3X more moisture
  • Absorbs into skin easily with an ultra-lightweight texture
  • Tested in everyday and extreme environments
  • For all skin types, including sensitive skin

Before and After

Before and after
Our Ultra Facial Cream is clinically tested* to smooth and soften dry skin. Start to see results immediately, as dry skin is instantly smoother after application. In just one week** skin is:


+18% Smoother

+33% Softer

+11% Healthier-Looking


*Average result for improvement in skin dryness based on a two-week clinical study on multiple skin tones and ethnicities. Photos not retouched. Individual results may vary.

**Results based on a four-week clinical test.


Key Ingredients

How to Use

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
Different parts of your face have different hydration levels. Your skin’s moisture depends on both your skin type and the environment in which you live. Find the best face cream for your skin’s unique hydration needs.


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
Commitment to Recycling

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I received this as a sample and immediately fell in love with it!! Needless to say, I bought a full size jar right away! The texture is really great, as it is smooth and just glides on your face effortlessly. It stays on the whole day/night and i really see the effects of it with my face being so hydrated. It feels like a protective moisture film on my face. It is not too heavy or oily also - I live in a humid tropical climate region and I think still totally works for me. What else can I say? I LOVE IT!! I can safely say it's by far the best moisturizer I have bought.
Date published: 2011-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultra Indeed! I picked this moisturizer up to use before bed during the summer. Now that the weather is getting cooler, I am 100% comfortable using this moisturizer during the day. It absorbs so quickly! It doesn't sit on skin like some other moisturizers and you have to fan your face waiting for it to dry. This face cream knows exactly where to go! Into your skin! It is not heavy at all and leaves my skin dewy and refreshed. It almost repairs my skin. When I wake up in the morning, my skin looks like it had a great night sleep, even if I didn't! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2011-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swear by this product! I have been using moisturizers since I was 12 but never found one that's really suit me. Ultra Facial Cream is my very first product I got from Kiehl's and I fell in love with it! Because I just moved to America, my dry skin is getting worse:( So my friend and internet sources recommended me to this goody. It hydrates my skin wonderfully and I can feel it the first morning after I applied this cream. This sounds not right but it did and my sister agreed with me. I would recommend everyone to try this cream out.
Date published: 2012-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Facial Cream Ever I have already used 3 large jars of this cream. I have combination skin, so I do tend to get an oily T-zone, but this cream keeps my skin moisturized and soft. I love it especially during winter when my skin gets really dry. I started using this cream when I had bad acne, but it did not irritate or make my acnes worse. Now, after 3 jars, my skin has one or two pimple, so it explains how mild the cream is. It sometimes stings when my skin is really dry, but that's my skin's problem not the cream's problem. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family. My friend started using this because of me, and she loves it too!
Date published: 2012-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best moisturizer I've ever used, and I've tried many! This moisturizer may have very well changed my life. I have fair, freckled skin that reacts poorly to changes in the weather. I live in a very dry midwest climate and often experience flaking and itchy dry patches on my face that never seem to mend. And trust me, I've tried A LOT of moisturizers. I can easily say dryness is my most frustrating continual skin problem. This is solving it! I just tried this moisturizer for the first time last night and this morning all the flakiness is ALREADY gone. I'm super impressed! Packaging is nice – the lid screws on nicely – however I'm not totally happy with the value. It's a little bit of an investment. BUT WORTH IT!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where has this been all my life???? Stumbled upon this cream while shopping with my boyfriend. He said they made good products, so thought I would give it a shot. I have had dry spots on my face for years and years...tried so many things. I noticed a difference the first day, but after 3-4 days all dry spots were gone. I love putting it on every morning. It feels great, light, cool. Yes it costs more than many you find in other stores, but I promise it is the best you will ever purchase. I'm a teacher so money is not burning a hole in my pocket, but I will gladly pay whatever this costs. It has worked so good for me. Hope you have good results, too.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A miracle find! Best moisturizer I have ever used! I am 57 yrs old, can tell you that after using this moisturizer, my skin looks and feels 10 or more years younger. I have 3 younger sisters. Every time we get together, people are amazed that I am the older of the sisters. My skin has significantly improved!! I have told on several occasions that I do not look my age & how do I keep my skin looking So Young, smooth & fresh! I also use it with the cucumber Toner & foaming face wash! Wow! Great for sensitive skin too! Kiehls, you are Fantastic! Thank you!!
Date published: 2014-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I have combination skin,slightly oily in some parts and normal to dry on the others and I didn't know my skin was dehydrated before I started to use this cream! Although my nose was the oiliest part of my face it was flaky every time I put foundation on it. I used different scrubs,serums and light moisturizers but nothing worked,then I used this product,OMG, not only my nose is not flaky anymore my skin has become so soft and smooth:) Definitely recommend it to all people specially ones with combination-normal-dry skin types.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Survie with winter dryness! My skin got dry and red last winter, and after I used this product, my skin became very moisture! I recommend this to my boyfriend (same age as me), his skin was really dry after he came back from his trip in Europe; he used other brand's products and they did nothing on his face. I gave him my ultra facial cream and asked him to try it out, see if this works for him. After few days, he said this works for his face! His face is not as dry as before, and he got less pimples on his face -- I think ultra facial cream does moisture his face and gives a nice balance for it.
Date published: 2011-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I bought the 1.7 fl oz size October 2011, it's February 2012 and it's just finishing. My skin is extremely sensitive and I've tried what seems like everything to keep it moisturized and balance. I am also acne prone but dislike products made to treat it so I exfoliate once or twice a week and just rinse with warm water the rest of the week and top with a moisturizer. This product didn't build up and irritate my skin which is a huge plus. Within about a month of using this facial cream my face felt softer that it ever did and I am still loving it.
Date published: 2012-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You need this in your routine I first started using this moisturizer three years ago and always find myself coming back to it because it works so well for my sensitive skin. Sometimes when I wear mascara for days in a row my eyes will burn really bad when I put on moisturizer after washing my face. That never happens with this moisturizer. This moisturizer got me through Accutane, which was insanely drying for my skin. I've tried both the Ultra Facial Gel Cream and the Balm, but found this to be the perfect amount of moisture for me. Can't say enough good things about this product, it's so good!
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good basic product If you want a good moisturizer, without all the fuss, this is for you. I use this when I'm sticking around the house and don't need a moisturizer that's working double duty as a sunblock. It's great for all over and provides moisture for your eyes, ears (don't forget about them) and neck. Great product to have on hand while traveling, and need a little extra moisture after being on a plane or exposed to a different climate. Also, frequently available as a Kiehl's sample or gift with purchase in the little glass jars, making it easily refillable!
Date published: 2010-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Winter Moisturizer! I'm almost done with my sample packet and I HAVE TO BUY THIS ASAP because I'm hooked and I don't want to be caught without my new favorite cream! Like everyone says, it's lovely light and ultra moisturizing! And you're skin will thank you for the extra TLC during these harsh seasons. It'll be like a drink of water for your skin. I even dab a little on in the morning to keep my skin from drying during the day when I have to walk around on campus. I'll ask for a sample of the SPF version too when I go to buy my full size (I'm picky about my products since I'm super sensitive to new products!).
Date published: 2012-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the start of my Kiehls addiction I was looking for a good moisturizer to wear under my makeup that would not dry me out halfway through the day, and after spending tons of money trying all different kinds of moisturizers, from drugstore brands to top of the line expensive brands, Kiehls Facial Cream is it! I found it! I develop patches of dry flakey skin around my face expecially during the winter and since I started using the facial cream two days ago the dry patches and the redness caused by the irritation dissapeared! Its so light and non greasy, unlike the other intense moisturizers I've tried in the past. It's also a good base for my makeup. My face feels soft and supple all day long. If you find yourself with the same problem as me, I serioulsy cannot reccomend this product more. It has worked so good I can't wait to try other Kiehls products. Changed my life!!
Date published: 2011-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Moisturizer Ever! I've been using the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream every day for the past year and a half and I'm in love! It goes on lightly, is absorbed quickly, and never leaves me looking greasy or shiny. A month into using it my combination skin evened out! My cheeks are no longer so dry they feel tight and my T-Zone isn't so greasy and shiny. My skin has been looking so fabulous, most days the only make-up I put on is mascara. Thank you Kiehl's!
Date published: 2012-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from perfect balance My situation is a little diffrent. My skin had become really dry because i use retin a at night, clinique moisturizing lotion was to greasy for my skin other moisturizers were the same this is the only moisturizer with the perfect balance for my skin not drying and not oily, it has greatly reduced the drying effect of retin a on my skin. even though i feel no product can take away all the drying effects of retin a This moisturizer comes in really close. It also makes my skin look and feel smooth. I wish kiehls had this same formula with sunscreen.
Date published: 2012-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only moisturizer you need I have been looking for a moisturizer for years and feel like I have tried everything from top of the line products to drug store finds. I ordered the ultra facial cream after reading the reviews but admit I was skeptical. Needless to say I am thrilled with the results!!! After using it for only ONE day I can already see a difference. The winters in the Midwest are very drying & cold I am no longer concerned about keeping my skin hydrated & youthful looking after using this product. It is a must have!!
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zena I am 65 and practically wrinkle free. I have been using this for at least 5 years and would not consider another product. It's creamy rich but not greasy. I love how it makes my skin feel soft while it minimizes and softens lines in my face and neck. All the younger women in my office want to know what I use and I tell them. Some have followed up and they love it too!
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calms the Redness I have very sensitive skin. I don't like fragrance in my products and I must get results. This Ultra Facial Cream delivers. It is not greasy and works very well with my dry, sensative skin. I use it in the A.M. and in the P.M. I really feel good about putting the cream on my face. I have not always been able to say that with other products. Good Stuff.
Date published: 2010-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good face cream Ultra hydrating, I got this because I recently moved from California to Colorado and boy did the dryness take me by surprise. Everything is DRY, DRY, DRY. read that this was given to adventurers in greenland? Iceland? Wherever; and thought I'd try it. So happy I did! Works perfectly for the winter, keels my face nice and moisturizer, and really that's all I ask. Not sure how it will do in the summer, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there. Even though I keep hoping its just around the corner, I think that recent blizzard is a huge reminder that winter is still in full force. :-( Good value by the way, big tub is only around 50 bucks, and I've been using it for minimum 3 months and have used like 1/16? It's so hydrating that you don't need to use a whole lot.
Date published: 2012-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL YEAR ROUND MOITURIZER I am a loyal OLAY-fan! I was strolling around the Ceasars Palace shop(forum shop at Las Vegas Strip) I was curious about it, and heard good review about kiehl's.. Review part; The texture won't bother you! don't be fooled and think that this moisturizer is a cream and you will automatically think that, a cream base is heavy!. It is light that I use it in conjunction of my other moisturizer!.. So whether you are in humid, cold dry weather It will work just fine!. won't make your skin OILY!..
Date published: 2011-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My budget is super tight, but I won't give up my Ultra! Actually I got a sample of this wonderful product, right when we had to take a 50% paycut in our house. Kid in college. You get the picture. I spent less on bad creams and lived to regret it. It is a waste. This is my one splurge. It is effective, yet feather light, and you can use very little to go a long way. I love it and will never be without it. Gone are the pricey haircuts, the expensive wine, but I have to have my Kiehls! :-)
Date published: 2011-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Over the years, I have tried LOTS of skin care products, never been happy with any of them, never really saw any results, and just kept looking for something that would work for me. Well, here it is! I recently switched all my products to Kiehl's and couldn't be happier. I've been really horrible about taking care of my skin, going to bed with makeup on, smoking and not using the right products. This moisturizer feels so nice, soft and creamy, you only use a very small amount, something I wasn't used to. Even with high end products, I always had to use so much to feel like they were moisturizing my skin. If you use too much of this moisturizer, you may think it feels a little greasy, just a small amount will do!! My skin's texture is so soft and I have a glow I never had before!! All I can say is, BUY IT!!
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Dry Skin, Best Moisturizer I Have Ever Used!! I have extremely dry skin year round, the kind of skin that gets so dry it peels in the winter time, and is dry even in the summer time. I have tried numerous expensive moisturizers over the years, and nothing has ever worked until I tried this. It's amazing!! I pat my face lightly with a little water and use the cream on top to seal in the moisture. With this cream, my skin is always moisturized and supple. I have even gone a day before without using it, because I went out of town and forgot it, and my skin stayed moisturized! This showed me that the cream was truly moisturizing my skin from the inside out, and not just smoothing the skin on top. I live in the cold Pennsylvania weather, so if it can keep my skin smooth and supple here, it can do it anywhere!
Date published: 2013-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ugly surprise I've been using this product for years and love it. I was shocked when I looked at the ingredients taped to the bottom of the jar for the first time today...it contains parabens. A serious buzzkill for my image of Kiehl's as a 'healthy' brand. So, all excellent, except that if it has parabens, it's value to me is zero. Please consider reformulating.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The gateway drug to my kiehl's addiction As a recovering Sephora die-hard - one who has tried tens of the industry leaders' "most hydrating" moisturizers - I feel confident in my claim that this is the best I've tried, from Clinique to Givenchy, Perricone MD to Shiseido. I work in a dermatology laboratory in which we use a humid skin-culturing incubator for clinical testing. At the end of my shift, when the cream had already been applied for a solid 9 hours, I opened the incubator to check the samples, exposing my skin to the humidity. With the help of Ultra Facial, my face sucked up the moisture like a desert cactus; I could actually feel it happening. I know of no other moisturizer that actively pulls & retains moisture from our surroundings, so I feel like this one, if any, gets the 24h moisturizing title. A little goes a long way, and using too much may make your skin a little oily, so don't overdo it. If you use this with a periodic facial mist, you'll be dewy as a Korean skincare model all day long. I'm a lifer.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from contains methylparaben and proylparaben I have not used this product long enough and won't know if I will. I order it online and find out it contains Paraben!!! This is not listed in the website!
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have basic... I have been using this moisturizer on and off for years. Does just what it says it will...completely hydrates your skin in one application without feeling greasy. It absorbs quickly & is a great basic moisturizer. Regardless of what I use, I always seem to come back to this one moisturizer! Definitely a keeper in your skincare regime!
Date published: 2012-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Moisturizer Ever I am a longtime fan of this moisturizer. I use it twice daily and it is a staple in my routine. My husband tried it one day and is hooked now too so we are going through it twice as fast, so I wish the price point was a little lower. It's light yet still very hydrating for my super dry skin. I am very sensitive to scented products and this one has a rather undetectable scent. I like that it is in a tub so I can get every last little dab of product out of the container. I never let myself run out of this product because for me it's a must-have. Highly recommend if you're looking for a lightweight, non-greasy, ultra-hydrating moisturizer.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only moisturizer I trust on my face I've been using the Ultra Facial Cream for so many years that I lost count of the total. I have very sensitive skin and after tons of trial error with other products breaking me out - I found that this one does not. It leaves my face moisturized, but NOT oily. While the product is called CREAM, it is not heavy at all. My skin cannot handle heavy anything. I have trusted Kiehl's for my facial needs and will continue to do so. No one ever guesses my age because my facial skin looks young and radiant - thanks to Kiehl's Ultra Facial Crème. Highly recommend
Date published: 2014-05-20
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