What is a moisturiser?
Moisturiser is a skincare product that works to hydrate the surface layers of the skin. Moisturising helps to protect skin from damage, irritation, and dehydration.
Why is a moisturiser good for your skin?
Moisturisers are daily essentials for every skin type. By helping restore hydration and locking in moisture, they immediately soften and nurture skin. Moisturisers also help keep the skin barrier in good condition for healthy-looking skin over time. Using a daily moisturiser is a key step in your skincare routine.
How often should you use a moisturiser?
If you have normal skin, start with using a moisturiser once or twice a day. Depending on your skin type and environment, you may find you need more frequent hydration in the middle of winter or as you grow older. Consult Skincare Expert to learn how to find and use the best moisturiser for your skin type.
Do I need a moisturiser for oily skin?
If your skin looks or feels oily, you may think that you should skip this step, but oily skin needs a moisturiser just like every other skin type. Even if your skin produces excess oil, it may be dehydrated—meaning it is lacking in water. Using a daily moisturiser for oily skin can help maintain skin's moisture balance.
What's the best moisturiser for dry skin?
Whether your skin is feeling dry in the middle of winter or is persistently tight or taut, using a moisturiser can help smooth and soften dry skin. Dry skin is typically lacking in oil so look for formulas rich in fatty acids, ceramides and oils that can help replenish skin's moisture. You may also want to try a facial cream or balm that feels rich and nourishing on skin.
What's the best moisturiser for combination skin?
If your skin tends to be oily on your forehead and nose but a little dry in other areas, such as your cheeks, look for a lightweight moisturiser that can help nourish dry areas. A good moisturiser for combination skin will help balance the skin barrier to help promote smooth, healthy-looking skin.
What is the best moisturiser?
The best facial moisturiser is the one that your skin loves. Our global bestseller Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, suits most people thanks to its lightweight, quickly absorbed texture and up to 24-hour lasting hydration. For personalised moisturiser recommends book a virtual consultation with one of our knowledgeable skincare experts.
Should you use a moisturiser with SPF?
While moisturising your skin is an essential step in helping maintain skin's barrier, your skin still needs protection from UV exposure. Help defend your skin from harmful UV rays by applying SPF every morning and throughout the day, year-round. Using a moisturiser with SPF can be an easy way to apply protection but you can also apply a facial sunscreen after you moisturise.
What is the difference between Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream and moisturiser?
In one word, nothing! Our bestselling Ultra Facial Cream is a daily facial moisturiser with a unique lightweight texture that leaves skin softer, smoother and visibly healthier.