Now that I’m getting less and less blemishes on my face, I thought it was time to turn away from strong face washes. When it comes to my face, there are certain things I want to stay away from such as fragrances, microbeads, and synthetic dyes. With so many brands and types of washes available, I wasn’t sure where to start. A few months ago I bought a hand salve from Kiehl’s that I really enjoyed and that my skin also benefited from, so I decided to try out their face products.
- I wanted to get away from strong facial products and start using more gentle products. I was happy to find the Ultra Facial collection from Kiehl’s. The collection has a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. It’s a mild facial cleanser made for all skin types. I have sensitive skin that gets dry right as I wash my face, but the cleanser leaves my face smooth and moisturized. It’s strong enough to cleanse my face of impurities, but gentle enough to keep the skin’s natural oils.
- After I use the cleanser, I apply toner which helps prepare the skin for the moisturizer. It’s like a pre moisturizing session; it evens out the skin’s pH balance, which was disturbed during the cleansing. The toner can remove any excess dirt that was left behind in the cleansing step. Using the toner is easy; you add one or two squeezes into a cotton ball and gently apply it all over your face.
- Once you’ve applied the toner then you add the moisturizer. Just like any moisturizer you apply it all over the face. What I love about this moisturizer is it keeps my skin moisturized for 24 hours. With other moisturizers, they tend to make my face more oily, but with Kiehl’s my face is smooth and moisturized without any buildup of excess oil during the day.
- And we can’t forget about my lips and how dry they get during the summer. Because I bought the cleanser during my birthday month I got the lip balm for free! It keeps my lips smooth and doesn’t have any weird fragrance or colorization.
What I find really helpful is how Kiehl’s created facial routines making it easier for people who are unsure of what to get. With this Ultra Facial routine from Kiehl’s, it offers a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. I think this is great because I’m not mixing different products; these three were made to work well together. I definitely recommend these three products for everyday general cleansing