So here we are again, trying things!
Till now I have yet gotten myself a moisturiser to include in my now really bare and sad skincare routine ever since my old one finished. All I ever did was wash my face w a cleanser and occasionally use the toner to clean up after. And I only wear sunscreen before I leave the house. I don’t put nothing else anymore. It’s that bad *smh* And my skin has been scolding me so much I am back again to find a proper solution.
This time, I checked out Kiehl’s line of moisturisers cause their sunscreen has been really good for me, so I thought of trying other things from them.
I have dry skin for the longest time, and it has slowly transformed to combination (oily T-zone) in the recent months when I have been irresponsible :p
Anyway. When I went to Kiehl’s, the sale assistance recommended me the Ultra Facial Cream based on my request for a “moisturiser for dry skin”. This product is claimed to be the best seller for years and keeps the skin moisturised 24 hours. It is suitable for both day & night use, and it is quite rich in texture. When I tested it in the shop, I was quite fond of it, as it was easily absorbed into the back of my hand and it felt rly soft throughout the day :3
The sales lady also showed me the alternative option, which is basically the oil-free version that is catered to normal or oily skin. The product is gel instead and is a lot lighter in comparison. When tested on my hand, it was absorbed instantly, it’s so lightweight it didn’t feel like I has anything applied. However it didn’t feel as lasting as the cream.
I wasn’t sure which one to buy yet because since my skin is more to the oily side nowadays, I was concerned that the cream would be too rich for me even tho I really like it. On top of that, I read several reviews online, and many feedback similar to the lines of “ the cream causing breakouts as it was too rich, and induced too much oil production”. That got me concerned because I didn’t wanna buy something so ex and waste it after. On the other hand, the sales lady assured me that the cream is really good, so much that even 5 year olds can use it to kickstart their skincare routine. Apparently it’s never too early to start caring your skin. The more you know haha
Still, I was quite keen to getting the cream one, but to be sure I really wanted to test them out first. I know I’ve been saying the same things to the past few samples, and never getting them. But that’s pretty much the point isn’t it? I really want to find something that I will use consistently that wouldn’t cause problems to my skin. It will give me lesser decisive problems too. So I got samples to test for the next week or two.
Currently I’m on Day 3 with the cream, and my skin is a little on the oily side at first, especially the T-zone & when I’m outdoors. But gradually it becomes less oily in a few hours and my skin felt very soft and protected. When I’m in an air conditioned room, I can tell that the cream is keeping my skin moisturised too, pretty nice.
My main concern now is if the cream is too much for my skin in the outdoor humid environment but just nice for the air con environment, how am I supposed to use it appropriately? Curse u tropical climate!!!
Gonna continue using and see how it goes.