Keeping your skin clear and hydrated year-round can be a challenge, especially if you’re travelling and experiencing diverse climates. During the warmer month’s humidity and heat send your sebaceous glands into overdrive causing them to produce excess oil to cool down, while the colder months bring harsh winds which can cause sensitive skin to flare up or flake.
I know personally during the summer I prefer a light-weight moisturiser and reserve my decadent creams for winter. For some, this may sound slightly extreme and even unrealistic when travelling. Well, I have just the product for you.
Product name: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
What it does: This light textured hydrator is designed to lock in moisture for up to 24 hours, and reduces moisture loss by replenishing water into the skin. It harnesses two key ingredients to keep skin looking fabulous in extremely cold temperatures or the driest weather conditions; these are:
- Antarcticine: Sourced from Antarctica, this organic substance thrives in the most extreme environmental conditions. It protects skin from freezing temperatures, facilitates skins natural water retention and provides skin with a smoother appearance while shielding it from damaging free-radicals
- Imperata Cylindrica (Dessert plant extract) was chosen for its ability to flourish in desserts. Its roots contain high amounts of potassium, and helps skin store and retain moisture efficiently even in the driest weather conditions.
Results: Don’t be fooled by this moisturiser’s creamy look – it’s incredibly light. It’s easily absorbed and works well as a makeup base. I’ve been fortunate enough to use this product in different climates including Fiji’s humid conditions. I found it kept my skin looking smooth and well hydrated throughout the day. It didn’t feel heavy which is crucial to me because I have an oily skin type. I found even in extreme heat my skin didn’t look oily which means my skin was hydrated and not overproducing oil. Overall a great product that I would recommend and use again.
How to use: Apply to clean facial skin day or night as needed.
Skin Types: Suitable for all skin types
Price: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream 125ml Jar $69
Where to buy: Kiehl’s products are available from the Kiehl’s website and select department stores.