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The Ultimate Kiehl’s Guide To Finding Your Perfect Skincare Regimen for Your Skin Type

Written by Chelsea Raineri | June 11, 2021

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Not only has Kiehl’s received awards from prominent beauty publications like Elle and Allure, but the brand’s bottle of Creme de Corps, a rich body moisturizing mixture of cocoa butter and beta-carotene, has also been praised by Oprah as “fantastic" and “an ash killer."

Since 1851, Kiehl’s has been dedicated to serving customers with a varied collection of nature-inspired and science-backed creams, cleansers, serums, toners, sunscreens, oils, and more. Tried and true has never been a truer statement — Kiehl’s still reigns popular after centuries. If you’re looking to purchase a new item or you’re a lifelong follower, there hasn’t been a better time than now to snag a few bottles of your favorite product.

From June 11-18, Kiehl’s is offering two promotions:

  • 20% off all orders
  • 25% off orders over $125

No matter the skin type, Kiehl’s is sure to have the right product to add for your personalized skincare routine! If you’re not sure where to start, we put together the ultimate guide by skin type to finding your perfect skincare regimen at Kiehl’s.

Dry Skin

When it comes to dry skin, the road to hydrated skin involves, you guessed it, moisturizing products. Whether you’re looking for a cleanser or sunscreen, we found the perfect Kiehl’s products for you.

Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser

Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser

Price: $25

This cleanser’s ability to remove dirt and other impurities without drying out your skin makes this perfect for those with dry skin. Your skin will feel moisturized, soft, and refreshed. Simply work a small amount on your fingertips into a foam before massaging it into your skin and rinsing off the excess. The cucumber extract will also help calm your skin and soothe it, perfect for the summer months.

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Ultra Facial Moisturizer

Ultra Facial Moisturizer

Price: $32

Take moisture to the next level with this moisturizer that offers 24-hour hydration. The product quickly absorbs into your skin and you won’t have to worry about it drying out throughout the day. After cleansing, rub some product onto your skin. This can be used in the morning or at night and can also be reapplied if needed. It’s paraben and fragrance-free as well.

Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30

Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30

Price: $32

Want to knock out a moisturizer and an SPF in one product? Kiehl’s facial cream with SPF 30 is the answer to your problem. Not only will it deeply moisturize your skin, but it will also keep you protected from harsh UVA and UVB rays. Unlike some sunscreens, this one is lightweight and not oily, so you can experience the benefits of hydration and sun protection without feeling like your skin is greasy.

Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask

Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask

Price: $38

Let your products do the work for you while you count sheep. This mask is meant to be worn overnight so it can replenish and moisturize your skin, leaving it soft, supple, and hydrated in the morning. Once you wash your face for your nighttime routine, put the mask on. After 10 minutes, use a tissue to pat the excess off. When you wake up, you’ll reap the benefits.

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Oily Skin

Oily skin is typically genetic. Rather than lathering your skin in ultra-hydrating products, try a light moisturizing regimen instead.

Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

Price: $34

Don’t underestimate this gentle face wash — it penetrates and cleanses without stripping it or drying out your skin. The calendula ingredient is perfect for oily skin and has been used in products for centuries. It’s also free of sulfates, alcohol, parabens, silicone, and dyes. Plus, it’s made with recyclable packaging so you can feel environmentally safe about your purchase.

Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion

Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion

Price: $32

Created especially for people who have oily skin, this lotion helps remove excess oil while hydrating your skin. It’s non-greasy and will leave your skin looking balanced, beautiful, and, best of all, non-shiny. Whether you want to apply it in the morning, at night, or throughout the day, your skin will thank you.

Super Fluid Daily UV Mineral Defense

Super Fluid Daily UV Mineral Defense

Price: $40

For the ultimate sun protection for oily skin, this mineral-based sunscreen can be used every day and is lightweight with a light tint as well. It dries with a matte finish and also has SPF 50 and antioxidant protection, keeping you safe from harmful UV rays. The titanium dioxide featured in the ingredients helps filter out the UV rays while still gentle enough for oily or acne prone skin.

Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate

Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate

Price: $60

Add this facial peel to your nighttime routine for extra healthy skin. It gently exfoliates your skin overnight, eventually leading to a more even skin tone and smoother complexion. You’ll wake up with glowing, radiant skin thanks to the quinoa husk extract and phytic acid. After you cleanse, add a few drops to your skin before finishing with moisturizer for the best results.

Combination Skin

Combination skin, or skin that is oily in some places such as your T-zone and dry in others, requires a mixture of both moisturizing and lightly hydrating products. It’s important to find a nice combination (no pun intended) for your routine.

Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub

Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub

Price: $28

This facial scrub, made especially for men, helps exfoliate, clean, and smooth your skin. Plus, it’ll soften your facial hair over time to not only make your significant other happy, but also help you achieve a closer shave. The ingredients feature caffeine, menthol, and apricot kernel oil and should only be used up to three times a week. We suggest starting off with fewer days as your skin adjusts.

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Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment

Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment

Price: $60

Perfect for those with combination skin, this treatment has been clinically proven to correct discoloration and roughness while also providing intense moisture. In fact, your skin will stay hydrated for the entire day. The activated C in the ingredient list helps brighten your skin as well as address any unevenness in your skin tone. You can use this as often as you’d like, but Kiehl’s suggests using it three times a week.

Super Fluid Daily UV Defense SPF 50+

Super Fluid Daily UV Defense SPF 50+

Price: $40

Not only is it important to wear sunscreen every day to prevent aging and damage from UV rays, but this SPF also helps protect your skin from pollution — another cause of aging. It’ll absorb into your skin quickly and finish matte rather than shiny. It’s free of parabens and fragrance, and has vitamin E and baicalin listed in its active ingredients.

Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask

Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask

Price: $38

Cleanse and unclog pores with this responsibly sourced Amazonian white clay mask. It’ll help purge your skin of dirt and toxins in order to leave your skin looking fresh, clear, and refined. Within two weeks of continued use, you can expect to see up to 44.8 percent of your pores unclogged, and 46 percent of your skin’s surface oil reduced.

Normal Skin

While no one has perfectly normal skin, if you don’t relate to the previous skin types, meaning your skin is neither oily or dry, you have a “normal" skin type.

Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser

Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser

Price: $25

Gently detoxify and exfoliate your skin with this facial cleanser that helps minimize your pores. The non-stripping formula will help remove impurities without harshly affecting your skin. Once you’re done cleansing, your skin should be visibly smoother. You can use this in the morning and night — just be sure to avoid contact with your eyes.

Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream

Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream

Price: $50

Use this cream to get an even skin tone and reduce redness in only one week. The ingredients include calendula serum that helps soothe your skin. All you need is a pea size amount after you cleanse and tone. It can be used any time of day and will leave your skin hydrated for 24 hours.

Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream SPF 30

Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream SPF 30

Price: $60

Fight signs of aging with this cream that includes SPF. The cream is infused with copper PCA and calcium PCA to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also prevents your skin from aging further by protecting it from UV rays. Over time, you’ll notice smoother skin and less wrinkles and fine lines.

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Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil

Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil

Price: $52

Restore your skin while you sleep with this 98 percent natural face oil. With ingredients including lavender essential oil and evening primrose oil, this formula helps reduce fine lines, giving your skin a smooth and more firm finish. It’s made with recycled packaging as well and is free of parabens, mineral oil, alcohol, and silicone.

Sensitive Skin

If your skin reacts to products by getting irritated or red, you most likely have sensitive skin and need products that will cater to that. We’re talking items without harsh chemicals or scrubs.

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Cleanser

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Cleanser

Price: $28

This gentle face wash is perfect for those with sensitive skin. While purifying your pores, it simultaneously works to keep your skin moisturized. Plus, 96 percent of the formula is natural, with ingredients including cannabis sativa seed and green oregano oils, which all work to help skin that is easily irritated.

Centella Sensitive Cica-Cream

Centella Sensitive Cica-Cream

Price: $44

Not only does this cream help moisturize your skin, but it also helps protect and repair it. In just three days of using this product, you’ll see less redness and an overall reduction in dry fine lines. Dermatologists even tested it on 100 percent sensitive skin, and it has proven to be very effective. Plus, your skin will stay hydrated for two full days.

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Activated Sun Protector™ Water-Light Lotion For Face & Body

Activated Sun Protector™ Water-Light Lotion For Face & Body

Price: $32

This sunscreen is a two in one product — it works for your face as well as your body. So if you notice that your neck or chest can get irritated from certain sunscreens, this might be the best choice for you. It’s also water resistant for up to 80 minutes so you won’t have to worry about reapplying frequently.

Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum

Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum

Price: $52

Your skincare regimen wouldn’t be complete without hyaluronic acid, and this serum does not disappoint — just check out the reviews! It truly does it all: correct signs of aging, improve skin’s texture, boost radiance, reduce fine lines, and double skin’s strength, all within one bottle. After you apply the serum, add your favorite moisturizer on top and you’re all set to go.

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