Rated 4.54 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A dream come true
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.
Most Helpful Critical Review Terrible Break Out
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.
Reviewed by 91 customers Very Hydrating, But Not Greasy
Olivia from Florida
I have combination skin (oily in my t zone and chin area and dry cheeks and forehead) that is sensitive and acne prone. I switched from a Mario Badesco regimen in which I used the A.H.A Ceramaide moisturizer along with a toner and face wash by Mario Badesco. It didn't do anything for my acne and left me oily. I had previously tried the Neurogena Hydro Boost moisturizer and really liked the gel texture it gave me. I decided to try this because I was switching my whole routine to Kiehl's. It's very lightweight but very hydrating. It was hydrating my dry spots enough but wasn't making my oily patches more oily. My skin is so soft after using it and feel plump. I love that it's oil free! It's kind of pricey, but a little goes a long way. Highly recommend!
Very moist and light.
olivia980 from undisclosed
I've been using this every summer because of its oil-free formula. It feels a lot lighter compared to Kiehl's most popular moisturizer (the white one) so it's perfect for hot weather. Wish they can make bigger sized ones so I'm not throwing away containers all the time.
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djpatrickkevin from Palm Springs, CA, USA
This cleanser is the most thorough cleanser I have ever tried. It literally gets every bit of oil off your face leaving it squeaky clean and ready for moisurizer. Highly recommebded!
I LOVE IT!!
Dar from Sparta
This is an amazing face cream.
It leaves my face feeling refreshed and so clean. I love how lightweight it is.
A little goes a long way.
It is worth every penny.
Love love love!
Aryana from ATL
This product is my favorite moisturizer ever! I?ve been using this particular one for a little over two years and I am just now on my third container. A little goes a long way with this product. I have oily skin, and this keeps my skin moisturized and hydrated and doesn?t leave my skin feeling heavy or over saturated! Would totally recommend this 10/10!
Jr from Puerto Rico
I'm giving 3 stars because it really moisturize my skin and feels really nice BUT I can't stand the scent! It's straight up alcohol!!! I was so excited to try this because I really like the brand but I don't think I'm going to rebuy this product. I hope my face doesn't get irritated.
Mfrappx from Seacoast NH
I've found most gel creams don't moisturize me enough but anything heavier leaves me oily....until this! This is the holy grail for oily skin. My skin doesn't feel or get nearly as oily through out the day; my eyelash extensions retain better! So amazing! I have super sensitive skin as well and I LOVE this.
alexjohnjohn from undisclosed
I have acne prone skin and have added this gel-cream to tackle my dry spots when I use acne products (on top of my moisturizer). It has a soothing, lightweight feel that leaves me with moisturized but not oily skin. It is also great to use during the winter or on plane rides when my skin gets dehydrated. Would have given this product 5 stars, but it is pricey for the quantity and when I keep the jar for a few months, the texture declines a little. Still, would recommend.
Me & my husband love it!
Lauren from PA
Such a lightweight yet super moisturizing gel! My skin literally drinks this product right up. It's perfect for everyday use - under makeup or alone!
I even got my husband to use this product - he loves that it really sinks into the skin (rather than just sitting on top of your face). It doesn't get oily, and it lasts all day long.
Desirae from Perris, CA
I bought this awhile back. It has worked wonderfully. It's very lightweight but very moisturizing. I just recently ran out so I decided to try that it cosmetics confidence in a gel moisturizer. I heard so much about that one, but man.. It did not work well with my skin. So I took it back and exchanged it for this one. I will not be switching any more. Haha
Go to moisturizer
StabetheBabe from York, PA
I have super oily skin, I work 12 hours shifts, and I find it's difficult to find a moisturizer that doesn't add to the oil production of my skin. I've purchased this twice now and will continue to do so! It makes my skin look amazing, doesn't add oil to my skin, dries quickly, and is lightweight. It's pricey but absolutely worth it in my opinion!
not quite satisfied
onthetrain01 from California
I got it as a sample. I have a combination and mature skin. I really like the ultra facial cream and thought this product is similar. It's not, because it did no provide as much moisturizing as the ultra facial cream. I would go for the cream instead of this product.
Non-Greasy Moisturized Skin
Samantha from Kansas
I received a sample of this in a Birchbox and I was surprised at how much I love it. My skin has been normal to oily lately and this moisturizer provides the perfect balance my skin needs. The gel texture is smooth, cooling, and has a quick dry down. My skin is left feeling soft and hydrated without any oil peaking through. I gave a 4/5 because I haven't tried any other gel moisturizers, but this one is DEFINITELY worth trying!
I Hate Skin that Feels Greasy
ColoradoFace from undisclosed
When I tried this product for the first time, I was dumbfounded. I did not think anyone made a face product that did not leave your face feeling greasy to the touch...even those that had no oil base.
I love this product. I have been using it for about a year. My wrinkles are still there, but at least my face feels clean and refreshed. I have received several comments on my complexion too!
Htobon from Lumberton
This is absolutely wonderful!!! I love it. I have tried a lot of things but this is my #1 and I will never change it up!
koca823 from Bay Area, CA
Love this product. It?s so lightweight and moisturizing for my oily skin. My only wish is that Kiehl?s would make the bigger size available in the states! PLEASE!!!!
perfect for oily skin
rjmpllc from Detroit, MI, USA
I've oily skin and any moisturizer that is 'cream-based' is awful. I'm 45 yrs old and have tried a multitude of moisturizers throughout my years---both expensive and inexpensive. The gel moisturizers work best---gel sunblock, too. There are very few gel moisturizers on the market and Kiehl's is probably the finest. IF ever discontinued, I'm sure I will find a replacement, but until then, Thank You Kiehl's!
Best Cream For Night
Jaxx from undisclosed
I use this after using the calendula face wash and toner. This moisturizer is a lot more light than their ultra facial cream. I like using this at night because it has a cooling sensation that tingles my skin. It also creates a layer that is so smooth on my skin.
If you like gel moisturizers this will be your JAM!
Jo from Lafayette, LA
Bought this after receiving samples. Has no smell. Absorbs very quickly, not heavy on the skin, and a little goes a long way. Last step in my morning skincare routine.
Mamarrt from Bakersfield, California
I was skeptical that this product would be as good as a similar product by the same name by MK. I was delightfully surprised that it was as good or better then my previous product. It goes on very smooth and light and light velvet. It dries quickly and is hydrating to my face. It doesn?t take much product to cover your face and neck. I would recommend this product.
Meli200 from undisclosed
My boyfriend bought me this just yesterday and I already love it. It?s absorbed by my skin and not shiny at all. Love it! Definitely will buy more when I run out
Makes my face shinny
Leonel from Houston
I purchase this product because it?s oil free but my face still looks shinny and oily after using it.. I?m better off just using a delicate face washer that doesn?t dry my skin and avoid moisturizing in general. I have acne prone skin and I?m consistently oily, so I wanted something that didn?t make me more shinny. I wouldn?t recommend this product if you consistently break out from oily skin... I broke out a week after and I was using kiehls washer, toner, and moisturizer..
Great light moisturizer!
Elliewilson20 from Phoenix, AZ
This moisturizer is as light as they come! It glides on like water! It doesn?t leave you greasy or shiny throughout the day!
Cait from New Jersey
I have weird combination skin and most moisturizers are too heavy or too light and don't provide enough moisture. This is the perfect in between. It's light but provides great moisture. Will definitely purchase again.
Good for Summer!
Sofo123 from Denver, CO, USA
I purchased this during winter months and it was not enough hydration. It is however perfect for the summer! It has a wonderful texture and a little goes a long way. I don't feel that this left my face with a matt finish but it is not oily or greasy looking either. It does provide a smoothing effect which was a nice unexpected surprise. It did well under foundation and looks amazing when used alone. It also does well as a touch up over makeup when dabbed on. This is a great summer moisturizer.