Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser Review

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser Review
Kiehl's says their Ultra Facial Cleanser is "specially formulated with a sugar-derived glycoside foaming agent to thoroughly cleanse skin and remove makeup, without over-drying or stripping skin of it's natural oils. With effective emollients squalane, apricot kernel oil, vitamin e, and avocado oil, our gentle formula dissolves excess oil, dirt, and debris. pH balanced to maintain skin's natural balance. Tested for safety and gentleness." This classic cleanser is available in two sizes - 150ml ($30) and 75ml ($15). Kiehls's is not cruelty free. This cleanser was made in the USA.

I feel like everyone loves Kiehl's clean apothecary vibes, which extend onto this cleanser's packaging. The Ultra Facial Cleanser comes in a white squeeze tube with a flip top cap. The tube offers a significant amount of product information in multiple languages. I actually found this cleanser's packaging to be quite problematic - it leaked often, and eventually the cap cracked and broke in half;  I ended up needing to decant it. Packaging is recyclable.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser is a thick, pearlised white gel that needs just a tiny bit of water to work into a dense, almost creamy lather. This cleanser can be difficult to rinse off, I prefer to use it in the shower or with a washcloth to make sure no trace gets left behind. Despite it's heavy lather, this cleanser is non-drying, due to a well thought out formula that balances it's surfactants with lots of emollients. According to Kiehl's product description and many reviews, the Ultra Facial Cleanser is great for removing makeup, but that hasn't been my experience. Sure, it takes off my foundation, but it doesn't budge my heavy eyeliner or mascara. Personally, I like this cleanser best in the morning or as a second cleanse to follow up a makeup remover. As a whole, I've found this cleanser to be effective and non-irritating for skin and eyes - each wash is sting-free and comfortable.

The Ultra Faicla Cleanser has a very nice formulation. This face wash is made up of water and gentle surfactants, coupled with humectant glycerin and small amounts of hydrating squalane, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, and avocado oil. This cleanser is fragrance free, and has a vague soapy smell to it.

I like Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser - it's a great basic face wash! It isn't a particularly interesting product - it's a no-frills cleanser that just works, you know? Morgan actually really loves the Ultra Facial Cleanser, it's his favorite cleanser he's tried, and he intends on repurchasing it. I'm not quite as impressed as he is, but I do think the Ultra Facial Cleanser is worth trying if you want to delve into Kiehl's products and don't know where to start - it's a great representation of the brand!


Ingredients:
Aqua/Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Pentylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Distearyl Ether, Behenyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Laureth-2, Propylparaben, Sodium Methylparaben, Squalane, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Sweet Almond Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid

Disclosure:
This product was sent to me as part of an Influenster campaign. My opinions were not influenced by Kiehl's, Influenster, or any other third party. 

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