Kiehl's - Kiehl's Ultra Facial Masque

Kiehl's Kiehl's Ultra Facial Masque

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  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • urea
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • imperata cylindrica root extract
  • squalane
  • +3 more
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Formula review

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"Restore and replenish your skin’s moisture with the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Rehydrating Mask."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, imperata cylindrica root extract.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: butyrospermum parkii butter, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: urea

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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (imperata cylindrica root extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4% - 5.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
3.3% - 5%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
2.7% - 4.1%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
2% - 3.1%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1.3% - 1.9%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
1.1% - 1.6%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
1% - 1.5%
Used to regulate product's pH
0.55% - 1.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.4% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.95%
A plat extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin and attract water to its upper layer
0.3% - 0.75%
Plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function, but research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.15% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.15%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.01% - 0.05%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.01% - 0.05%

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