Rated 3.86 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Skip a Step!
THANK YOU KIEHL'S!! Real talk for a minute... I have been super lazy on the sunscreen application for pretty much my entire life. I knew the risks but between the face wash, toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream... something had to give and unfortunately it was always the sunblock. I have no excuse anymore! As a die hard fan of the Ultra Facial Cream this was a welcomed addition to the family. Now I have one jar for night and one for mornings. It is much thicker than the original Ultra Facial Cream which was expected, but it still absorbs nicely, the sunblock smell fades quickly, and it works well under my foundation.
Most Helpful Critical Review Smells Horrible
I needed something with SPF; I found the Ultra Facial Cream with SPF 30. Since I liked the original I decided to give this a shot. The cream itself is fine, however, it smells like pickles. I would rather use a regular face cream and add an extra step by using SPF.
Reviewed by 42 customers Creamy
ClaudiaMSW from San Francisco, CA
I really like how thick and creamy this moisturizer is, that's just my preference. And I also prefer a moisturizer with SPF in case I don't wear make-up. I love how this smells and feels on my skin. I use it from my forehead all the way down to my neck and decolletage.
What a waste
VanessaSkinCare from Pennsylvani
Thought I would love this like the normal ultra cream but it actually caused my skin to breakout everytime I've tried to use it. Now a whole tube and I'm scared to use it.
Bought it for my husband
Mimi from Long Island, NY
I am religious about SPF but my husband is not a fan. I've been trying to get him on board but this is the only product he will use! I already use Kiehl's, so when he said he wanted something that wasnt thick, greasy, or left a white streak, I knew what to get him. Its pricy, but you only use it in the morning, so it goes a long way. His only complaint is that it doea have a mild spf smell.
maizeybird from NC
I love this Ultra Facial Cream without the sunscreen so I bought this one thinking it would be a win for daywear with the SPF 15 not realizing it has avobenzone. That chemical breaks out my skin with tiny raised bumps. Please consider using zinc oxide or titanium oxide that is natural. These options also do not kill the coral reefs nor micro sealife... and I live at the beach. THANKS!
Light, clean and non-oily!
Viwi from New Jersey, USA
Just love this moisturizer! So light, clean feeling and no scent.
Fell in love with this product after trying out a sample I received during another purchase in store.
Kiehl's love the samples! Their size really allows one to try a product and so far so good, many products that I've tried I've gone on to purchase.
Changed my life....seriously
Norman from Milwaukee
I had a rash on my forehead for about three years. I tried many options, including the possibility it was due to gluten issue. One day I tried a series of products you sell and it cleared up the entire problem. I started using your products at 64 and plan to use them always.
For somebody who is allergic to everything - this is a yes!
Alexa from Plantation, FL
I absolutely love this product. I am highly allergic to most moisturizers etc. as well as sunscreen. This is the first moisturizer I have been able to use with SPF that doesn't break me out. It's a little thick but it blends great.
Burns on sensitive skin
Charlie C from Omaha
I wanted to love this especially since there are not many active ingredients but this has a slight burn on my skin when I apply.
Xtinarina from Orlando, FL
I?m not quite sure why this has bad reviews. As someone with oily skin I found this product to be amazing! My oily skin doesn?t go crazy when I use this, and yes the scent could be better but, it?s the SPF I?m smelling, so I can?t really complain about that. Definitely recommend this.
If you have sensitive skin...DON'T DO IT
Itzy from Los Angeles, CA
My skin is sensitive and I have some light acne scarring. Typically l, my skin is combination. I initially purchased this cream because I noticed the great reviews on the original facial cream. I wanted something with suncare in it. I had been using the CeraVe daily moisturizer with encapsulated retinol in It and didn't like that it dried so quickly on my skin, but the effect was amazing to be honest. This Kiehl's cream caused my skin to develop redness and tiny red bumps all over my face. I had barely begun to clear my skin from acne and scars with a balanced skin routine. Needless to say, I was not happy about this cream. I decided to give it a shot and use it for a week....it only got worse and my skin appeared oily, bumpy, and red.
golden from undisclosed
This cream is very moisturizing. A little goes a long way. I don?t care for the scent, but that?s the sunscreen and it?s needed for day wear.
Ultra facial cream SPF 30
Bailey B from MI
I love this face lotion. It makes my skin feel hydrated too!
Retired47 from Union, NJ
I really like this stuff! It makes my skin feel great especially after shaving. It isn?t at all greasy. It is light and absorbs quickly. A little bit goes a long way. And the 30 SPF is great with my very fair Irish skin!
Dominick from Colorado
I live in Colorado and its already a dry climate, add my extremely dry skin and it's challenging to have hydrated skin. This cream works better than any I've ever tried! it absorbs and keeps my skin dewy for so long!!
Not the same
Judge from California
I purchased this a few months ago and I still have a full jar I used it 4 times. I found this product very heavy and sticky. I had been using the regular Ultra Facial Cream for years and I moved to a warm climate and decided to try the one with SPF to avoid using a moisturizer and an SPF. I thought that this cream would be perfect since I had used the regular cream for a long time so the same cream with SPF I thought would be great I was so wrong I do not recommend this cream it is NOT the same. I?ve now run out of all my different sample moisturizers that I collected I?ll have to find something else very dissatisfied. Also my review shows I received a sample but I didn?t and I checked the no box and why can?t I show a photo of the cons for this product smh
I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
Jessica from Bakersfield, CA
I loved it. It is soft and easy. I feel my skin is more protected. I have more confidence now that I have SPF.
Clogged Pores, Not Mositurizing
Skinthusiast from Pittsburgh
I am very disappointed in this moisturizer. As a frequent user of the regular Ultra Facial Cream, I was excited to get a two-in-one sunscreen and moisturizer. However, since using this formula, my pores have become very clogged. I have combo skin; dry and oily. It did not provide the same moisture that I am used to with the regular formula. Nothing else in my routine has changed besides changing from the regular formula to the sunscreen formula. Overall, I would not recommend and I'm very unhappy I purchased the formula with the SPF.
Great moisturizer sunblock.
Geexx028 from Sacramento, CA
I've tried many sunblocks for the face, and I have fair and dry skin. Has a slight mint scent to offset the typical strong sunblock smell. I also use the regular ultra facial moisturizer. The sunblock has similar texture and consistency as the moisturizer, not runny or too thick. Great that this sunblock also has moisturizer with it, where many other face spfs don't. 4 stars because very irritating if you get any material in your eyes, and slightly higher spf level. Also, Paraben-free.
Mace from San Diego
I recently had a laser resurfacing done on my face, and was told not to get ANY sun on it for six months. We had already had a trip planned to go to Tahiti, so bought this to make sure I wouldn't get any sun damage. It is soooo greasy, that it made me look like I was wearing baby oil on my face which exaggerated every line and wrinkle I have, and also caused terrible breakouts! Although it did keep me from burning my face, I do not recommend this. I threw it away.
it's not that greasy
mechee from Los Angeles, CA, USA
I originally wanted to buy the Ultra Facial Moisturizer, but it felt a little too watery for my taste.
I apply a thin layer of this cream after toning my face every morning, then another thin layer of the Avocado Eye Cream(i'm obsessed!) before putting some concealer on. I don't use any foundation, so just the concealer and a little bit of cheek blush.
I swear almost every day a stranger(usually a woman) tell me that I have a great skin!
I like this cream because it gives me the right amount of glow without looking greasy.
$50/jar felt a bit pricey, but I will be using this cream all throughout this summer and i know it'll last me 6 months or more!
Don?t use for SPF!
Ekjr from undisclosed
I have relied on daily moisturizers with SPF for ages, with reapplication as necessary through day, and never had issues. With this product I have been moderately sunburnt multiple times.
I switched from Super-Multi SPF (Purple), which worked well, looking for lighter consistency cream and assuming SPF would be consistent across products. It was not!
On a positive, it has nice consistency and feel. Compare to Multi it was better volume value
Lauren from Los Angeles
I took one star off because it's consistency and smell are not all that similar to the original UFC, but regardless I enjoy using it. It's not nearly as moisturizing as the original, but I don't mind because my skin is oily anyway. As far as sunscreens go, it absorbs quickly and at least on me does not leave a white cast.
Great but expires too soon!
Brenda25 from undisclosed
This product is amazing! However, i just got it in September and it expires in November of this year. I bought the big jar and will not be done with it in 2 months. Very disappointed considering it wasn?t cheap.
Great product, expires too soon
MountainMama from undisclosed
This is a fantastic moisturizer that doesn't feel like a sunscreen-- great since I live someplace arid and at high elevation.
That said, I'm afraid I have to agree with other reviewers that I'm disappointed by the expiration date 4 months from now. I bought the larger size thinking it would be a better value, but not sure we'll use it up before it expires. Which makes it really not a great value.
Very oily and shiny
Patti from undisclosed
I find this product does leave quite a bit of shine and feels greasy. I had high hopes of this being a go-to, everyday, reapply all day moisturizer but I found I wanted to wash my face in between reapplications and I looked very greasy. It just doesn't rub in or leave a natural look to my skin and I don't use makeup that might go on top of or powder the effect. I just switched to a common drugstore brand and it's surprising how much more of a matte finish it delivers.