Rated 4.48 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review 2nd Chance totally changed my mind
The first time I used this, I was expecting something "similar but miraculously better" than my other moisturizers. (Familiarity makes us feel good.) Usually hating floral scents, I actually immediately loved the light & bright smell, but the consistency of it between my fingers and skin (along with the feel of it post-application) felt very different than I was used to, and I determined I officially "did not like" it. I took a no-makeup-selfie about 20 min after. Days/weeks later I flew past the photo and was shocked at how great my skin looked: hydrated, plump, even-toned (I'm almost ALWAYS pink-splotchy), no fine lines, huge improvements to my naked skin. I decided to give it a 2nd try on a day my skin needed a little extra hydration, but remembering the slippery feel of the product I decided to use less than I would with other moisturizers, and then add more where needed. < -- This changed everything. It makes perfect sense that when trying new products they may need to be applied in a slightly different manner to reach their best potential. Why would I have thought I could slather on a product so different from my usuals and expect it to behave in the same way? Isn't the reason we try new things because they might do something better for us? After giving this water cream the fighting chance it deserved, I'm a HUGE fan of the Look, Feel, Results, Smell, the Whole 9. And I'm frantically trying to order more before my sample runs out. I don't feel half as hydrated or balanced with any of my other moisturizers. New absolute favorite.
Most Helpful Critical Review Smells amazing, but just not moisturizing enough! Bummed.
I was so excited about this cream when it arrived. The texture is luscious and it smells like a bright, sunny day in a jar. Love that. But.. I've been using it for about a month and a half now, and unfortunately my jar is almost gone. It might be my skin, in this thirsty CO climate, but it just does not moisturize well enough to last an entire day. Hence my overuse of it. As much as I want to be obsessed with this cream (I even tried to convince myself it was perfect at first), it just does not have the oomph I would have expected. Heck, it hasn't even been that dry of a spring in my area of Colorado, so I know this would not stand up to a typical Spring. Bummer.
Reviewed by 271 customers broke me out badly
laines from phoenix, az
I tried a little sample I got of this and wow worst mistake ever. I thought I would love it because I love the ultra facial cream moisturizer, but this broke me out so so badly. I never ever break out on my forehead but it's currently covered in bumps and texture that burns.. super sad about it lol.
Works okay but terrible packaging!
KiehlsIsGr8 from Los Angeles
I own the 100ml jar and it's the most expensive moisturizer I've ever purchased. The product works okay, certainly not worth the full retail price, but the jar is terrible for traveling. As a 3.4oz product and meeting TSA size requirements, this should be easy to travel with. However upon landing from a flight, this item has exploded and gotten my toiletry bad and all other items filled with the cream. The lid was as tightly secured as it could be, and the product still exploded out. Now half the jar is gone. I am so disappointed!
This product saved my skin!!!
Maggierow from Bakersfield, CA
I found a Kiehl's store by accident when I was in SF back in June. I had been using a product that I bought at a high-end spa and it was killing my skin! It was on fire, couldn't sleep, couldn't even wear my powder makeup, I was miserable!! I explained to the consultant what was going on and she suggested the water cream, I was AMAZED!! Went home that night and tried and OMGosh, I was actually able to sleep without pain, without the burning sensation on my face! I was in LOVE!! Went in the next day and bought the whole line of skincare and have been using it since. My skin feels amazing, I will not go back to expensive stuff I was buying and they can't convince me to go back to it no matter what explanation they have for what was going on with my skin! I am a Kiehl's customer for life!!!!
It's not very oily
kristeng79 from undisclosed
It's not very oily and it's very light. It is gentle for my skin and I use it together with the toner. It moisturizes my skin a lot when I use it overnight. I decided to use this product right after trying its sample. It would be better if it can be a little more moisturizing.
Nicole G from 11375
Multiple derms and esthetician's have told me I have the most dry skin they've ever seen/touched - but this cream has changed my existence. It's lightweight but insanely hydrating. My skin looks brighter and feels soft and smooth after using it. It sits great under SPF and makeup. I hope they never stop making this
I love this serum
arletdoming from undisclosed
I love this serum although sometimes I use it as a moisturizer at night, I only use it at night because it feels a bit heavy, it helps me with dryness on my face, it fulfills what it promises over time and use
Best gentle, cooling moisture!
jeegdelgrosso from Boston, MA
This is the absolute best cooling and moisturizing cream. I'm currently undergoing radiation treatment for my face and neck and it has kept the burns under control and feeling so much better. I'll continue to use this even after radiation because my skin (even on the other parts of my face and neck) radiant and deeply moisturized for that "glow" we are all looking for.
I kept seeing this
arielleb18 from undisclosed
I kept seeing this product around and I decided to give it a try for myself. First off, the smell is amazing and as I put it on it feels sort of silky-like. Although I really wanted to love this product, it was a miss for me. After it was on and absorbed my skin felt sort of dry and I ended up going in with a moisturizer on top of this. After I used this product for a bit (in order to give it a fair try) It did start to break me out which I don't blame on the product since I'm aware that we all have different skin types and different things work. Ultimately, I would recommend trying it as it might just work for you!
This cream is a life saver
Nixz87 from West Virginia
With having to wear a mask nonstop at work my skin really started to dry out badly. A coworker had me try the calendula serum-infused water cream and its done wonders for my face. I absolutely love this product and it has become a staple in my skin care routine.
This was a pretty
larinavalarin from undisclosed
This was a pretty nice gel moisturizer. It smells fairly strongly of citrus, which I don't mind but did make it mostly a morning choice for me. It is pretty lightweight but was enough for my combo/oily skin. I would use this again but I don't think I'll purchase a full size because overall I just prefer my skincare to be less strongly scented, even when then scent is pleasant.
I love everything about
sllc from undisclosed
I love everything about this cream. It has a sorbet like texture as it is somewhat gel like but not goopey. The texture is very hard to describe but Lightweight and not oily. I think it might be an oil free formula. It'll definitely be great for combo to oily skin. And I love the scent sooooo much!!!
Light and moisturizing
Donmac from Riverview, MI
I like this water cream because it provides a comfortable light moisturizer that is quickly absorbed and does not leave any oily residue.
Best Face stuff ever
RWS0 from Memphis,Tn
this feels so good when you apply feels like a shot of moisture and smells so good. works great. I am keeping a back up bottle at all times.
I got this cream
annaannabanana from undisclosed
I got this cream in a travel size from Ipsy. And used it in about a week. The only one thing I can say it's a great cream! Very light and smells awesome! I'm definitely buying full size!
Kae Lewis from New York
Excellent product. Gives life to my face , especially after using a facial mask
sharon123 from undisclosed
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Kiehl's is becoming...
melissab61 from undisclosed
Kiehl's is becoming one of my favorite skincare brands! This water cream is soo nice. It's got a light texture but leaves my face feeling super soft and moisturized. Definitely like a serum and cream in one!
A little dab for soft, hydrated skin
Mooey from Council Bluffs, Iowa
I received this as a gift. Just a little dab and my face fills refreshed and hydrated. I use this in the morning. No greasy residue. Leaves a soft feeling. Very pleased with my gift.
Mads from Nj
I love this so much helped reduce my acne and feels very silky.
This is the ultimate...
aloneplant from undisclosed
This is the ultimate glowy moisturizer! I'm so happy this doesn't break me out and I've been using it every morning. The smell is so so nice and I bought 2 back ups of this because it's something I trust to use on my face as a control product for when I'm trying new products as well. It feels very smooth on the skin and basically is a thicker serum so you could layer a moisturizer on top if you wanted to!
Feels great but makes my face break out
KatM from LA
I don't want to put this cream down too much because I see that a lot of people love it. It does leave my skin feeling smooth and plump, but I can't continue to use it because it makes my face break out (and I'm 50 years old with perfectly clear skin). I experimented to make sure it wasn't something else that was causing the breakout - it's definitely the cream. Hopefully, I can exchange it for something else...
The best gel...
gina1864 from undisclosed
The best gel moisturizer I have ever used. Definitely worth the price and you don't need to use a lot. Smells and feels great and leaves you looking dewy but also absorbs into the skin so it doesn't feel heavy at all
Good product but questionable quality control
Zelda2 from San Francisco, CA
I'm always a big fan of this water cream and has been kept reordering. However, I spotted a questionable dark spot when I broke the seal of my latest jar. Not sure what it is or why it is there, but maybe it's time for me to find a new product.
It feels like silk
Kt27 from Nevada
I love this moisturizer so much. Got it as a sample and fell in love.
One of my favorite moisturizers!
The nest nighttime moisturizer! from Los Angeles, CA
I received five samples of this cream as part of a promo from a purchase And I was so impressed with the accurate description of what the cream does for your skin. After using This product for five days in a row, I noticed a difference in my skin. Oily/combination skin will notice intense hydration without worrying about excess shine on their face. I use this as a night cream, I wouldn't recommend wearing this under make up. But overall an amazing cream!