I think my search for a good moisturizer has ended here after finding this product. For my combination skin, which is dry from the t-zone, I know whomever I tell this, they say that's strange. I had two options, either the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer or the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. I tried both of them, the cream had a thicker consistency than the moisturizer. Even though the moisturizer seemed a bit more of thicker consistency from the lotions(any fluid body lotion).
Here I had to decide myself if I wanted the moisturizer or the cream, both had good reviews and almost the same ingredients. I decided to buy Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer, just that I was more inclined towards it. I have been using it for the last two weeks and it is just perfect for my combination skin. For the first few days, I used it morning and night, maybe I was obsessed with the way it makes my skin look and feels. Now, I am back to my routine of using it in the morning and then cleansing off my face before bed, I know it sounds lazy but I have many excuses at this time and the big one is that I am Pregnant.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer has made my skin look moisturized and healthy. It absorbs readily into the skin and I do not have to rub a lot, it hasn’t caused any breakouts to my skin. It is fragrance-free and sometimes makes me think of Clinique's dramatically different moisturizer. I have used it under my foundation too, without a primer and it looks okay, no issues with that. I do not get a dry feeling or oily feeling on my face, just soft and moisturized all day long.
Other than that, I believe in gentle exfoliation regularly to avoid buildup and breakouts. In that way, the skin absorbs the skincare products better.