Over the past month or so, the weather in Scotland has been nothing short of crazy. We’ve had wind, rain and snow, and basically every sort of awful weather you can think of. It’s not been pleasant, and I swear that my hair hasn’t stayed straight all day in weeks! But even worse than fuzzy strands, is the damage this kind of climate can wreak on sensitive skin like mine. At the best of times, the outdoors has a real effect on my complexion, so when it’s as extreme as it has been, I really need a product that with protect and nourish skin like nothing else. Thankfully, I’ve found that Kiehl’s iconic Ultra Facial Cream is just the thing to keep my skin calm and moisturized.
I’ve kept a tub of this magical cream handy for what seems like years. It’s a real ‘old faithful,’ and I know that no matter how sensitized my skin is, the Ultra Facial Cream will soothe and heal it. The cream itself has a really light consistency – and it absolutely melts into skin. I massage a little of it on after a few drops of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate (read about it here) and within a minute or two, my skin feels so soft and ready for makeup. The cream itself is scentless, and promises 24 hour moisture thanks to the plant extracts within the formula, and despite being so hydrating, my skin never feels like it’s too rich or leaves my skin oily or greasy.
If you’re looking for a new springtime staple, you must try out Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream.
It’s priced at £24.00 and is available here.
With the change of the seasons, I can also feel a real change in my skin. I can’t get away with summer’s lightweight moisturisers thanks to time spent passing in and out of central heating and cold winds, so I’ve been looking for a way to pamper my skin a little bit more than normal. Kiehl’s have made this incredibly easy with their Skin Rescuer.
As the name suggests, Skin Rescuer is a complete SOS for anyone who needs a little TLC, and since my skin has been feeling awfully dry recently, I couldn’t wait to try it out! If you have normal or oily skin, the Skin Rescuer can be used as a regular moisturiser, although since I need a tonne of hydration, I apply it before my regular cream. I love the formula’s soft, herbal scent, and the texture is surprisingly rich and nourishing. My skin completely drinks the formula up, and there isn’t a trace of it by the time I get round to applying my second cream.
The Skin Rescuer is designed to basically be your wintertime must-have! It combats everything from redness to signs of stress and fatigue, thanks to a formula rich in Rosa Gallica which works to stop inflammation, Mannose which strengthens skin, and Camomile to soothe and comfort. For someone like me, the cream is an absolute god-send! Applying it before my regular moisturiser means that redness is my skin tone is effectively reduced, which means I can even ease up on how much foundation or concealer I need to use. In addition to it’s soothing properties, it also works to amazingly well to combat breakouts.
Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer is priced at £29.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)