Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanse Review - The Dermatology Review

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanse Review

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02.18.19 AD DISCLOSURE

If you’re looking for a workhorse cleanser that removes impurities without stripping the skin, you may want to look into the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser. This product is one of the original best sellers from Kiehl’s and has been a mainstay for many beauty gurus over the years. Because this product was designed to suit all skin types and cleanse gently, the ingredients list behind this product is actually relatively minimal. The main ingredients within this formula include gentler surfactants to create a lather, as well as a number of plant oils to offset any potential for dryness. The main plant oils used in this product include apricot kernel oil, squalane and vitamin E. Each of these work with the formula to nourish the skin, soften the skin’s surface and deliver a solid dose of hydration. Because of these ingredients and the overall formula, we would recommend this product to those of you who are looking for a gentle, pH balanced formula, but still want to experience that satisfying lather and foam.

Water

Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Decyl Glucoside

Decyl glucoside is produced by the reaction of glucose from corn starch with the fatty alcohol decanol, which is derived from coconut. In cosmetics and personal care products, decyl glucoside

Glycerin

Glycerin is an ingredient that can be found in many beauty products because of its moisture locking properties. It is a form of sugar alcohol that is available naturally in...

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocamidopropyl betaine is a mixture of closely related organic compounds derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine. The ingredient name reflects that the main part of the molecule, the lauric acid

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

Disodium cocoamphodiacetate is a synthetic amphoteric surfactant derived from fatty acids found in coconut oil. Surfactants (short for surface-active agents) are molecules that contain a hydrophilic (water-loving) end and a

Acrylates Copolymer

Acrylates copolymer is a general term for copolymers of two or more monomers consisting of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, or one of their simple esters. In cosmetics and personal care

Peg-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate

Lauryl Glucoside

Lauryl glucoside is a plant-based ingredient produced by combining palm/coconut oils with corn-derived glucose. In cosmetics and personal care products, lauryl glucoside functions as a natural, mild surfactant. A surfactant

Sodium Chloride

Sodium chloride, more commonly known as table salt, functions as a binder, oral care agent, flavoring agent, gentle abrasive, thickener, and preservative in a variety of cosmetics and personal care...

Pentylene Glycol

Consumers looking for ways to treat dry, flaky skin may come across a synthetic ingredient called pentylene glycol. This chemical is often formulated into skin creams and moisturizers, because of...

Triethanolamine

Triethanolamine is an organic compound that is comprised of ethylene oxide and ammonia. This chemical compound is commonly found in a number of cosmetic products and is also used in...

Phenoxyethanol

Phenoxyethanol is glycol ether used as a preservative in cosmetic products and medicines. This is a kind of ether alcohol with aromatic properties that can enhance a skin product’s scent....

Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate

PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate is a polyethylene glycol (PEG) ether of glyceryl cocoate. Glyceryl cocoate is a monoester of glycerin and coconut fatty acids. The number after PEG corresponds with the...

Distearyl Ether

Behenyl Alcohol

Behenyl alcohol functions as an opacifying ingredient, thickener, emollient, and emulsifier in cosmetics and personal care products....

Methylparaben

If you’ve purchased a product that has methylparaben in the ingredient list, you may have some concerns over whether it’s safe to use. After all, you’ve probably heard about the...

Laureth-2

Propylparaben

Anyone who reads the ingredients of their cosmetics, such as eye shadow, eyeliner, and foundation, may note that a common ingredient in all of them is propylparaben. This ingredient exists...

Sodium Methylparaben

Squalane

Many beauty and skin care experts have lauded the effects of squalane on the skin. This oil, which occurs naturally in the body, is also found in olive oil and...

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Sweet Almond Oil

Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil

Tocopherol

Tocopherols are a class of naturally occurring chemical compounds that exhibit vitamin E activity and are used in skin care products due to their ability to protect the skin from...

Ascorbyl Glucoside

Ascorbyl glucoside is a form of vitamin C that has a structure in which the C2-hydroxyl group of ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C) is masked with glucose. Ascorbyl glucoside has

Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil

Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium hydroxide is a highly alkaline ingredient that is used in small amounts in cosmetics and personal care products to establish and hold the pH of a product....

Citric Acid

Citric acid is a weak organic acid that is used in personal care products to adjust the acidity or promote skin peeling and re-growth in the case of anti-aging products....

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