I got my hands on several of KIEHL’s products and I’m now trying them on myself to see if they really are as good as the company wants us to believe. Today’s post is about the KIEHL”S Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask. What is the brand promising us here: you’ll wake up in the morning with a well-hydrated and smooth skin. That’s a fine promise, I’ll tell you, and good advertising for that matter. Those words will get a woman to buy the product. But you know what? It turns out it’s all true!
If your skin is dry or combination, if it shells or cracks, if you like to stay in the sun a lot during summer, while your winters are cold and windy-this mask is your true savior, trust me on this one. After using it for the first time, I woke up in the morning with a glowing skin, and if you make an experiment and don’t cleanse it in the morning and you don’t apply hydrating face cream, you can go on all day with your face skin fully hydrated from having applied this mask in the evening. And even though this is a night mask, my skin likes lots of hydration, so I take it on long trips and flights to keep away from dry skin at all times. You can also use it after having spent too much time in the sun, when you feel that your skin is really thirsty for hydration, and you’ll see how it restores the well-being of your skin.
All in all, the face skin looks and feels wonderful. In my opinion, this is a wonderful product for fighting dry skin. After some time, you’ll see your skin looking healthier, smoother and satiated.
Now, about the drawbacks. There’s one negative side to this mask: it is thick, and you will have this feeling of viscosity on your face. But, since I mostly use it for the night time, it’s not that bothering. The positive results it has outbalance this negative issue for sure. And if you want to protect your pillowcases from gel stains, just apply it 30 minutes before going to bed.
So, in a nutshell, it’s really sticky but really efficient. And of course, before recommending it, I’ve checked the ingredients. Here they are:
A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. Squalane has an exceptional affinity to skin and absorbs easily to help restore skin’s moisture balance and to keep it soft and supple.
Known to help skin retain moisture, this humectant softens and smoothes skin.
Also known as Ophiopogon Japonicus Extract, this is native to Asia and is known to resists drought. In skin it helps boost the natural ability to retain water and aids in increasing skin’s production of humectants.
Special Note: Due to the potency of this formula , we recommend using it no more than 1-2 times per week for optimal results.