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About This Item
A lightweight facial cream that provides 24-hour hydration.
- Size: 50 ml. / 1.7 oz.
- For directions and ingredients, see "Additional Info"
- Made in USA
Directions: After cleansing and toning, apply a dime-sized amount to your fingertips. Massage onto face in a circular motion.
active ingredients / what it does
antarcticine (glacial glycoprotein extract)
antarcticine, sourced from antarctica, is a glycoprotein* that has demonstrated many unique benefits when used in skincare formulas. with superb protection against dryness, antarcticine helps hydrate skin and provides it with a noticeably smoother appearance while shielding skin from the damaging effects of free-radicals. it further helps to protect skin from extremely cold temperatures, facilitating skin’s retention of natural water reserves. the organic substance thrives in the most extreme environmental conditions as a result of the cryoprotective (protection against freezing) properties of the molecule.
*a glycoprotein is a macromolecule composed of a protein and a carbohydrate (an oligosaccharide).
imperata cylindrica (desert plant extract)
the imperata cylindrica plant thrives in dry, excessively saline environments and is native to many of earth’s deserts, but is especially prolific in the australian outback. imperata cylindrica’s roots contain high concentrations of potassium which provides an immediate and lasting hydrating effect. in our formulation, imperata cylindrica helps skin to store and retain moisture efficiently – even in the driest weather conditions. it is believed that indigenous australians of centuries past used the desert plant as a substitute for salt, due to its high saline content.
squalane (perhydrosqualene or perhydrosqualene vegetal)
a signature kiehl’s ingredient, squalane is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. it has an exceptional affinity to skin, and because it’s easily absorbed, squalane helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.
all ingredients: aqua/water, glycerin, cyclohexa siloxane, squalane,
bis-peg-18 met hyl ether dimethyl silane, sucrose stearat e, stearyl alcohol,peg-8 stearate, urea, myristyl myristate, pentaerythrityl tet raethylhexanoate, prunus armeniaca ker nel oi l/apricot
kernel oil, phenoxyethanol, persea gratissima oil/avocado oil, olea europaea oi l/olive fruit oil, oryza sativa bran oil/rice bran oil, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, imperata cylindrica root extract, stearic acid, methylparaben, chlorphenesin, palmitic acid, disodium edta, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, propylparaben, carbomer, triethanolamine, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil/ sweet almond oi l, xanthan gum, sodium hydroxide, tocopherol, pseudoalteromonas ferment extract, hydroxypalm itoyl sphinganine, caprylyl glycol