Saturday, 14 January 2012

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser

Hi all! :-)

For those of you out there with sensitive/stubborn skin you will know how much of a hassle it is finding skincare that will keep your skin clear and not make it react! I have such sensitive/reactive skin that 80% of the time I try a new product my skin will react in some form or another. :-( Annoying...I  know!

However last year when I popped into Westfield and into House of Fraser I came across Kiehl's. I'd heard of this brand but didn't really know much about it. Oh how I wish I knew about their products could have saved me some major skin hassle!

Anyhoo...I ended up spending a heck of a lot of money on the basis that the sales lady helping me seemed to understand my skin needs and my friend kept saying I should buy everything...and I'm easily led when it comes to shopping ;-)

And I have to say I loved everything I tried and bought!!! Today I'm going to tell you about my all time fav Kiehl's product!!!!

Ultra Facial Cleanser

150ml for £15

Now if your looking for a heavy duty cleanser which carries all the big guns for spot fighting (salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide I'm talking about you!) then this is not the cleanser for you. This is a very gently cleanser which can be used by all skin types.

If you do have spot prone skin in my experience if you use harsh cleansers it will only aggravate your skin and cause you to break out even more...believe me I speak from experience. I find the best way to deal with 'problem skin' is to be as gentle as you can. And this cleanser is definitely the right approach to take.

The consistency of this face wash is quite weird, its sort of a mix between a gel and liquid and I find it does not lather as well as other face washes I have tried. This isn't a negative as I quite like the way it feels on the skin but some people may not like it.

About the was itself...

- Only need the smallest amount
- Does not dry out skin
- Thoroughly cleans skin leaving it feeling clean and fresh
- Does not irritate sensitive skin
- Lasts for absolutely AGES
- Contains great ingredients like avocado oil (to moisturise), apricot kernel oil (high in vitamin E)
- Does not have any fragrance
- Helped the texture of my skin...made it feel really soft and smooth
- Helped to clear my skin of blemishes

- Nothing!!!......buttt if I had to be really picky I would say I wish there were more Kiehl's stores where I could get this from. That's not really a negative on the product but I thought I should write something! ;-)

This is available from all Kiehl's stores and on their website Also to let you know this is now on sale on the UK website it was £17 before but has been reduced to £15...and before you say that's not much of a discount, I agree, but every little helps.

This is honestly well worth the money as it really does last forever, I had mine for months and it only just finished. And I will defo re-purchase this which is a sign of how good it really is.

You should check this out because if it can work for my awkward skin I'm sure it can work for you!!! :-)

Let me know if you have tried this or if you think you might give it a go!

Until next time...keep smiling.


  1. This sounds great. Might have to give it a go!

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    1. wow thats so nice of you, thank you very much :-) xx

  3. You should try it, its great stuff :-)

  4. Kiehls products are amazing, their lip balm is the best in the world! If you haven't tried it already then give it a go!


    1. i'll have to check it out next time i'm in london :-)

  5. This sounds great :) The Body Shop Vitamin E range is also brilliant for sensitive skin, it's the first facial wash I've used that I haven't reacted to in years!

  6. Nice review. This is indeed a gentle cleanser. I have hypersensitive skin and it works brilliantly.


    1. we have similar skin then! glad you liked it too :-)