DISCOVER THE BEST FACIAL MOISTURISERS WITH KIEHL'S
Achieve healthy, smooth and glowing skin with Kiehl's skin moisturisers and facial creams. Infused with plant-powered ingredients and tested under dermatological control, Kiehl's moisturiser formulas deliver effective hydration that brighten and soften skin. Our range of hydrating moisturisers are specially developed for all skin types and cater to your skin’s individual needs. From rich face creams to lightweight, oil-free moisturisers, Kiehl's has a face moisturiser for your skin.
WHAT DOES MOISTURISER DO?
A facial moisturiser hydrates the surface layer of skin and helps to keep moisture sealed in. Kiehl’s moisturiser formulas combine emollients – properties that soften and hydrate skin – with supportive and strengthening ingredients like squalane, avocado oil, botanical blends and antioxidants. While a staple skincare product, face moisturisers aren’t one-size-fits-all, and by choosing a formula tailored to your skin type you can further elevate and enhance your complexion.
WHY IS MOISTURISER IMPORTANT?
All skin types need healthy hydration levels to remain strong in both appearance and feel. Our skin contains naturally moisturising properties like sebum and hyaluronic acid, but we lose moisture continuously throughout the day and while we sleep. Environmental stressors like UV radiation, pollution and weather conditions pull moisture from skin, and if skin layers become dehydrated, dullness, sensitivity and concerns like blemishes can follow. Face moisturisers reimplement hydrating properties to skin to support soft, bright and youthful-looking complexions.
The Different Types Of Moisturiser
The one-size-fits-all skin cream is a thing of the past. Thanks to advancements in skincare formulations, moisturiser creams are now developed for specific uses, such as for day or night skincare and to strengthen and support unique skin types. Explore the different kinds of hydrating moisturiser to find your perfect pairing below.
Typically lighter in weight than evening formulas, Kiehl’s AM face moisturiser is developed to ready skin for the day ahead. Skin’s surface layers benefit from breathable moisture, so your daytime face cream absorbs into skin easily with a light texture. All skin types need daily hydration to stay soft, bright and balanced. AM moisturiser cream is usually your second-to-last step, right before SPF application. Formulas like Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane boost skin moisture strength with plant-powered ingredients and support all skin types.
Some skin types can become overwhelmed by cream-textured facial moisturiser formulas. Oily, sensitive and mild acne-prone skin benefit from balancing, lightweight and non-comedogenic moisturisers, making gel-based products an ideal fit. In place of oil or cream-based formulas, a gel face moisturiser can be implemented into AM and PM routines. Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream refreshes and cools skin whilst providing 24 hours of optimal hydration.
A night time facial moisturiser is thick textured to help seal in moisture while you sleep. We lose essential moisture even in sleep, so a PM moisturiser cream helps to support skin moisture barrier strength and supplement skin layers with hydrating properties. Sleep is an important time for skin renewal, so formulas like Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Cloud Cream provide a protective lipid barrier for strengthened skin when you wake.
HOW TO USE A FACE MOISTURISER
A facial moisturiser is an essential skincare product that helps skin to stay healthy, hydrated and plump. Moisturiser should be applied after your cleanser, toner and facial serums. Choose the moisturiser or face cream most suited to your skin’s needs and apply it to the face in gentle sweeping motions until all the product is absorbed. Moisturiser is often the last step in your skincare routine in the evening but should be followed with a protective SPF during the day.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU MOISTURISE YOUR FACE?
We recommend applying a face moisturiser twice a day, every day. Once in the morning, and once during the night — after cleansing your skin and applying targeted products like facial serums. Even if you have oily skin, it is still important to moisturise daily. To support oily skin, it’s simply a matter of choosing the right skincare face cream formula.> Twice-daily hydration ensures skin moisture levels remain optimal in the day and while you sleep. During the day, opt for a lightweight moisturiser that absorbs quickly to effectively hydrate without residue, like the Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane. At night, a richer night time face cream like the Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment will help to regenerate and repair skin.
THE BEST FACIAL MOISTURISER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE
Just like your other skincare steps, moisturiser cream can support the individual needs and concerns of your skin. From complexions that are prone to dullness to blemishes and ageing skin signs, find the right Kiehl’s moisturiser to improve and enhance your skin below.
The Best Moisturiser For Winter Skin
Cool seasons can mark some pretty unwelcome changes to skin. Because moisture loss increases during dry and cold weather conditions, winter skin often takes the form of dulled, rough and thin-looking complexions. Winter skin moisturisers provide an intense boost of nourishment, to lift skin out of dulled states and promote plumpness and brightness.
Ultra Facial Cream With Squalane
The #1 Kiehl’s moisturiser. Our ultra-lightweight, daily moisturiser perfect for all skin types. To support and protect the skin moisture barrier which is essential to skin health, this paraben-free and fragrance-free formula is infused with squalane, a botanical lipid. The inclusion of glycerin and glacial glycoprotein helps to retain moisture all year round.
The Best Anti-ageing Moisturiser
Signs of ageing including fine lines, wrinkles and loss of volume are all exacerbated by dehydration. When skin loses moisture, the texture can become rough and complexions can appear thinner. Ageing skin also loses hydration at a quicker rate, so effective nourishment is essential to promoting youthful-looking complexions.
Super Multi-Corrective Cream
To help refine skin and provide enhancing anti-ageing support, you can implement a firming face cream to your skincare ritual. Super Multi-Corrective Cream targets key signs of ageing like loss of firmness and wrinkles and is suitable for all skin types (including sensitive!). Phytomimetic vitamin A is combined with chaga mushroom and ProxylaneGX to firm skin and reduce the appearance of ageing skin.
The Best Moisturiser For Oily Skin
Oily skin types may feel that adding more moisture is antithetical to reducing shininess and oil-flow, but balanced hydration is actually key to tackling an overproduction of sebum. To support the needs of this skin type without overwhelming it, a gel-based hydrating moisturiser can be implemented to blemish-prone and oil routines.
Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream
Formulated specially for oily and normal skin types, Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream provides fresh hydration and combats shiny complexions. To give balanced moisture to oily skin types, this gel-based face moisturiser is infused with plant-based ingredients desert plant extract and glacial glycoprotein.
The Best Moisturiser For Glass-like Skin
Glass skin is a Korean beauty trend which focuses on luminous and reflective complexions. To achieve the glossy appearance synonymous with the skincare trend, skin needs to be nourished with moisture. A brightening moisturiser cream is the best option for attaining glass-like and radiant skin.
Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment
To combat discolouration and dulled complexions, Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment is packed with brightening antioxidants and acids. Activated C (a stable form of vitamin C), white birch extract and glycolic acid help to create uniform skin texture and even tone.
The Best Night Cream
Evening skin cream is thick textured and acts as a moisture sealant while you sleep. To wake up with bright, soft and supple skin, opt for a facial moisturiser with intense levels of nourishment. Formulas with humectants, plant-based oils and fatty acids deliver intense hydration to skin and support all skin types.
Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Cloud Cream
Kiehl’s rich natural evening moisturiser, Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Cloud Cream, implements deeply hydrating ingredients to skin. Omega fatty acids and a rejuvenating botanical blend supplement the skin moisture barrier and provide strengthening and softening hydration.
The Best Men’s Moisturiser
Men’s skin is unique, and so are its needs. Thicker skin texture and larger pore size come with their own pros and cons – to promote healthy skin and combat concerns, a targeted men’s face cream is your best defence. Look out for energising and protective ingredients like antioxidants when picking a formula.
Facial Fuel Energising Moisture Treatment For Men
Men’s skin may feel more robust, but the thicker volume of skin can be tricky to keep bright and soft. Facial Fuel Energising Moisture Treatment for Men awakens fatigues skin and energises deep skin layers for a healthy complexion in both look and feel. Caffeine wakes up skin while vitamin C and chestnut extract boosts strength and protects against environmental stress.
The Best Moisturiser For Radiant Skin
Radiant skin is healthy skin, and to achieve it all skin types need optimal levels of hydration. Certain ingredients are especially effective at boosting radiance in skin. The range of Kiehl’s moisturisers are packed with natural extracts to give that lit-from-within-glow.
Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream
The calendula plant is a signature Kiehl’s skincare ingredient because of its ability to comfort and brighten skin. Our gel-based Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream is infused with hundreds of micronised calendula petals and calendula flower extract to even skin tone, comfort skin and support radiant complexions.
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