Skin Quench: Kiehl’s New Hydration Formulas

Dry skin's got nothing on Kiehl's new hydrating formula

The real brunt of winter is hopefully behind us, and our winter was no polar vortex, but the dry and itchy skin that results from being inside with the heater cranked has just been brutal this season.

Kiehl’s, one of my favorite American heritage brands, has just launched two new products, sent from heaven to relieve the parched visage that stares back from the mirror each morning.

Their Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration ($26.50), provides just that, while being lightweight and not overly coating (there’s nothing worse that being suffocated by a thick moisturizer). The Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque ($35), worn while you slumber, is a super-intense drink of water for your skin, boosting the skin’s ability to accept moisture and stay hydrated. I’ve slathered the stuff on my hands as well, which may be an off-label use, but still effective for chapped hands.

Kiehl’s, renowned for their generous samples, has two convenient stand alone shops in the area, at U Village and Bellevue Square, with counters at Nordstrom, as well.