Ultra Facial Cream

Leaves skin comfortable and visibly well-balanced.
Inspired by our original, beloved Ultra Facial Moisturizer, this 24-hour, light-textured daily hydrator leaves skin comfortable and visibly well-balanced, particularly in harsh weather conditions. Our formula is made with Antarcticine–a Glycoprotein extracted from microorganisms sourced from sea glaciers and notable for an ability to protect skin from cold temperatures–as well as Imperata Cylindrica, a plant indigenous to the Australian desert which possesses superb water retention properties in dry conditions. Our unique combination of ingredients helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air. With continuous water replenishment throughout the day, skin is smooth, healthy-looking, and "moisture-even."

Kiehl’s was honored to lend support and protection from the elements to the heroic team of the “Greenland First Ascent” expedition. The six explorers completed the first-ever ascent of Greenland’s ice covered peaks on May 30th 2005.
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Antarcticine, sourced from Antarctica, is a glycoprotein* that has demonstrated many unique benefits when used in skincare formulas. With superb protection against dryness, Antarcticine helps hydrate skin and provides it with a noticeably smoother appearance while shielding skin from the damaging effects of free-radicals. It further helps to protect skin from extremely cold temperatures, facilitating skin’s retention of natural water reserves. The organic substance thrives in the most extreme environmental conditions as a result of the cryoprotective (protection against freezing) properties of the molecule.

*A glycoprotein is a macromolecule composed of a protein and a carbohydrate (an oligosaccharide).

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The Imperata Cylindrica plant thrives in dry, excessively saline environments and is native to many of Earth’s deserts, but is especially prolific in the Australian Outback. Imperata Cylindrica’s roots contain high concentrations of potassium which provides an immediate and lasting hydrating effect. In our formulation, Imperata Cylindrica helps skin to store and retain moisture efficiently – even in the driest weather conditions. It is believed that indigenous Australians of centuries past used the desert plant as a substitute for salt, due to its high saline content.


A healing botanical lipid with a high affinity for skin to instantly restore and replenish.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 319 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm hooked! After using expensive department store products, I decided to try Kiehl's. This was one of my first products and I am definitely a fan. Leaves my skin feeling smooth and younger looking. I use it day and night. 09/07/14
Rated 3 out of 5 by like this product but would like to try the intense facial cream Have used this cream for a long time and have been satisfied with it. I liked this product and have used it for a long time. The price is good and I do like the texture of it. I still continue to experience some dry spots so would like to try the intense facial cream which might do the trick. 06/07/14
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love it! I've been using it for over 8 years, I've combination skin and I find this product is good for all year round. I use it along with the toner 2 times a day. Will totally recommend this product! 04/07/14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Moisturizing Cream I love this cream! This is in my regular rotation. I love it in the winter months, I'm in Canada so that's about half the year. It absorbs quickly, it's not greasy, and doesn't make my sometimes oily t-zone area oily looking. Highly recommended. Great value for the price. 03/07/14
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good product I have use this product for a year, my face is very dry, and sensitive. This product is prefect for my type of skin 30/04/14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best thing I've ever done for my skin I've been using the entire Ultra Facial Line (cleanser, toner and cream) for about 3 weeks now, and I can honestly say that this line is the best thing that has ever to my skin. Not only is my skin softer than a baby's butt, my entire complexion has improved. I have had all of one extremely small break out since I've started using it, which I quickly zapped with the blue herbal spot treatment. And it has also done wonders for any blackheads I used to have. No need for pore strips anymore, they're completely gone. I'm so happy to say that after only three weeks I am completely comfortable being around ANYONE without any make up on, when before I was barely comfortable being around myself bare faced. Put in perspective to other skin care brands like Clinique, or how often I had to go out and purchase a new bottle of drugstore brand cleanser and toner, this line is completely cost effective. All of my products look like they've barely been used, and I use them all twice a day. I could go on about this for days, but I'll just wrap it up by saying I will NEVER go back to anything other than Kiehl's. 12/08/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent non-greasy winter moisturizer With this winter's cold, dry weather and the indoor heating, my skin has been very dry and itchy. I've tried three other moisturizers and none had the soothing and moisturizing results that this one did. The formula is lightweight and did not make my skin break out. I apply it three times a day and within three days the dry, flaky skin on my forehead disappeared. I have also convinced by husband to try it every so often when he complains of tight, itchy skin. The scent-free formula (and non-girly packaging) helped to convince him to give it a try. 29/01/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Facial Cream EVER! I recently had my makeup done at Sephora and the makeup artist commented on how "dehydrated" my skin looked. For the past few years I have just been using a cheap Neutrogena moisturizer and I have not been happy with the way my skin has looked at all. Last week I switched to this product. In just this one week, I have noticed such an amazing difference in my skin. I have no more signs of "dehydration" and my skin looks great. I really can't believe the difference it has made and I will never use another product again!! :) 08/11/12
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