Rated 4.47 out of 5 stars
I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered this new product by Kiehl's. I am a huge believer in Kiehl's and have been craving a gel moisturizer from them. I was looking particularly for something that could actually replace the gel foundation primer I use, which is more expensive and obviously not Kiehl's. This does the trick!
Lighter than a cream and more rapidly absorbed than a lotion, this gel moisturizes while leaving my skin dry to the touch almost immediately after applying. This leaves my skin ready for my foundation so that my pores don't clog with makeup, yet my face doesn't get oily or feel heavy since this gel is so light and dry. It helps keep my face more oil-free throughout the day than other moisturizers. Like most Kiehl's products, a little goes a long way, and the jar size is definitely sufficient in this case.
I would recommend this product for anyone who could benefit from a moisturizer that goes beyond the lightness of Kiehl's lotions. I also recommend the entire Ultra Facial Oil-Free line to those with oily skin. I can truly tell the difference with these products. I use a mix of this line (cleanser and gel) and the Blue Herbal line (toner and spot treatment) for my acne-prone skin.
I am a fairly new Keihl's user and I have been trying a few things to see how they work for my skin. I have oily skin.
I started using this product as part of the Ultra Facial Oil-Free collection (including the face wash, toner, day moisturizer, and this product at night). After a week of using the product, I noticed my skin condition was actually getting worse. I was traveling this weekend and used a different product (which was a travel size) and noticed my skin cleared up almost over night. Upon returning home and back to my normal routine, my skin immediately returned to being very poor. Through the process of eliminating one product at a time, I have found this particular moisturizer to be the culprit. Will NEVER use this on my skin again. I will probably only use the day time moisturizer until I run out (as it doesn't really do anything for my skin either.. good or bad). Same with the face wash. I will be switching to the Candula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash (one of the travel sizes I tried on my trip) and a different moisturizer ASAP.
TM Blackmore from Bainbridge Island, Washington
I have oily skin and this is the perfect moisturizer for me
Jena1 from undisclosed
Always on my night routine and great use for combination skin types
Sung from undisclosed
I have somewhat mature (almost 40) skin and my skin concerns were: large pores around nose/cheeks, and shine, dryness from makeup, and whiteheads on nose/chin. Because I did experience dryness, I tend to pick rich oily moisturizer at night, and during the day, honestly I didn't know what to use underneath makeup, so I just picked moisturizing CC cream to fight dryness without appearing too oily. I had this oil free product as sample from another purchase and gave a try without much expectations and I accidentally found out that this kinda checks all my problem areas (pores, shines, dryness, whiteheads). I use this night and day and I recommend especially as moisturizer before makeup since it moisturizes without the shine.
Scott m from undisclosed
Works great on my oily skin and doesn't cause breakouts. I use in the morning along with Niacinamide serum and it has reduce oily skin through out the day.
WaterBabie from Portland OR
A friend of mine uses this so I tried hers. I loved the light texture and thought this would be a good product for me because my face sweats a lot during the day which makes it almost impossible to use any moisturizers except at bedtime. But when I read the ingredients I noticed it contains salicylic acid which dries & irritates my skin. So I washed it off. Why is this necessary when the Oil Free Facial Lotion does not contain salicylic acid? Disappointed
MDGaines from Tennessee
This moisturizer is awesome! My skin gets oily throughout the day with other moisturizers, but this keeps my oil to a minimum. I was using a "day time" moisturizer and a "night time" moisturizer, but I have moved to using only this product. My husband started to use it whenever his skin felt dry and he really liked it too. It isn't sticky at all and there is no smell - he was sold. He now uses it a few times a week.
Richie Mac from Houston, TX
Works as described. Helps keep my face hydrated and feeling fresh without any oily feeling.
LeahF from Loveland CO
I wasn't really sure I was going to like this but turns out I use it daily! What I love most is doing a steam on my face, hot towels, then moisturizing with this cooling cream. I'm loving it 😍
AZ71 from Arizona
I got this as a deluxe sample with my order and turns out I quite like it. I'm not a huge fan of the thicker white lotion type moisturizers. This one reminds me of Facial Fuel for Men but without the fragrance and clear. I quite liked that option. I didn't notice a bit reduction of oil...but I have normal to dry skin as it is. So for me it works. I might try to integrate this into my skin routine as a day moisturizer.
Loriac from Utica NY
This is a Much Different Moisturizer than Others. When it's on your face/skin it Actually Feels "DRY" and it Closes ALL Your Pores! I'm Actually Not Sure if I'm a Fan or Mot of this Moisturizer as I'm Use to that Moisture Feeling.
Gale R from Los Angeles
Best moisturizer I've ever used and I have actually tried a lot of brands. This feels light and hydrating without the sticky feeling.
Harb from San Francisco
Apply to my sensitive and oily skin, the acne of prones and blemishes tour over the surface. I don't understand why this is good for oily skin. Something is not right.
Jack G from undisclosed
Since using this product, my skin is the worst it has been in months
HAC 25 from Virgina
The quality of the lotion is good considering it's not a cream so it doesn't linger on my skin. It keeps its moist and hydrated.
Erin Sal from CT
One of the best moisturizers that I've used in a very long time! This is the perfect moisturizer for both AM or PM wear - currently my favorite to wear under makeup. This has worked well with my acne prone skin!
LauraJ from Fishkill, NY
light but effective, this gel keeps my skin from having that tightness after washing.
Not heavy under makeup.
Suzy N from Philadelphia, PA
In my personal experience (oily t-zone, sensitive dry cheeks) this moisturizer has been excellent. Even though its a gel texture, its shockingly soft and melts into the skin well, not getting that slight stickyness that some gel/oil-free moisturizers tend to have. Im able to use this on both the dry and oily parts of my skin and then I use their barrier repair cream on the drier/sensitive areas of my face and it feels downright refreshing. No irritation but also I dont feel like an oil slick after an hour! No greasyness but still effectively moisturizing, makinng my skin just feel supple and calm. I dont make a lot of money to buy "luxury" or just nicer skincare, but I will always splurge on this product as my go-to moisturizer.
Diane James from Washington
I had a horrible allergic reaction where my eyes swelled shut and it burned my face.
Nat3166 from Dallas, Texas
I've been using this one for almost 8 years. Highly recommend! I love using this moisturizer, super lightweight and absorbs into my skin fast. Keeps my face moisturized all day.
Tx gal from Texas
Love the feel of this gel texture, not sticky and it absorbs quickly great under makeup
Al R from Brooklyn
Fantastic. I have super sensitive skin and this product works so well. Absorbs super fast and is cooling and smooth. A little goes a long way.
Dina Marie from Texas
This moisturizer is amazing. The texture is not sticky at all and absorbs well. I apply the 5% niacinamide serum first then moisturize. I have noticed less breakouts and oil production. My sister also liked the formula and was impressed that it was not a sticky gel.
abss from NY NY
Love this moisturizer! My skin has been GLOWING, I will be using this daily from now on!
S from North Carolina
I love most Kiehl's products, but this one is the top go-to that's always on reorder. My skin is very oily so a good moisturizer is hard to find. This one is the best I've ever used. It sinks in beautifully and doesn't sit on top of the skin clogging pores. This is definitely not for people with dryer skin as it simply won't be moisturizing enough, but for those of us with oily skin it's a holy grail product.