Monday, February 15, 2016

Love it: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm

According to heritage skincare brand Kiehl’s research, as many as 78 per cent of women in France, 70 per cent in the US, 69 per cent in Japan and 65 per cent in China cite dry skin it as a major concern.  This comes as no surprise given the extremes in the planet’s temperature these days, the use of technology to combat it, and the fact that dry skin has been linked to stress. Modern life is sucking the goodness out of us all, so thankfully the kind people at the likes of Kiehl’s are here to save us – one awesome product at a time!
Their latest beauty is a new hydration innovation in the form of Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm. Featuring the extract of one of the most resilient flowers on the planet, the Edelweiss Flower, it is a little marvel in a tub. In addition to Edelweiss Flower Extract, Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm contains a blend of ingredients that bind water, help replenish skin barrier’s lipids and improve skin’s mechanical properties to leave dry and very dry skin looking softer, smoother, hydrated and healthy. Covering all of the bases and fast? You bet.
Kiehl’s chemists have been busy innovating in the hydration category since the 1970’s, and their advanced understanding of hydration and its important role in maintaining healthy skin and protecting skin’s barrier is second to none. This is the direct result of that history, and why it works from the get go. 
Part of their Ultra Facial line up of products, this latest product delivers a punch of moisture and much needed comfort to dry and very dry skin types, as well as being a great multitasker to have on hand when your skin is in need. Inspired by their Ultra Facial cream and gel-cream counterpart, the new balm has some serious SOS powers for any skin types that crave intense nourishment day and night. As well as the aforementioned skin strengthening Edelweiss Flower Extract, it is fuelled by the super moisturising trio of Antarcticine, Squalane, and Glycerin to give rich hydration to dry and very dry skin. In a clinical study conducted in Colorado Springs, Colorado it was demonstrated to increase skin hydration by an incredible 43.3 per cent after just one week of use and 61.1 per cent after 4 weeks – definitely serious results if ever I saw them.
Dense but incredibly easy to spread once warmed a little between the fingertips, the new Ultra Facial Balm softens literally melts onto your skin in the most delicious way possible. Since Shea and Cacao Butters are on the ingredient list it has very user-friendly texture, and when pressed into the skin, it absorbs easily and promptly corrects dry, flaky patches for a smooth, hydrated look. This in addition to stimulating collagen and elastin production, antioxidant protection, and improvement in the skin’s barrier function? Just brilliant.
I can see this baby being an essential part of my skincare arsenal when the winter hits, when I’m travelling and post-facial peel or similar as it’s such a soothing, hydrating formula. A winner in my books, and think in yours too.

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