Beauty Review. Kiehl's Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream


I guess I should consider myself lucky. I've never had skin that's been prone to breakouts, never had acne or problems with oily t-zones. But that's not to say I haven't had my fair share of skincare problems (who hasn't?). I am what you would call a textbook case of ultra-sensitive skin. Instead of pimples, I have always had to deal with the dreaded dry patches that just spring up without a moment's notice, or the red, hive-like bumps that decide to make an appearance if I get my face too close to anything resembling dander. And if a product that is not the most mild and calming formula is applied to my skin, I flare up like a fireworks display.

Luckily for me, Kiehl's understands. With spring on the horizon, my dry and sensitive skin is going to need a serious chaperone to escort me from winter chill into spring thaw weather. Kiehl's NEW Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream has already come to my rescue in a big way, using its main ingredient—extract from the rare Resurrection flower Haberlea rhodopensis to hydrate and stimulate my sluggish, weather-beaten skin.


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In addition to moisturizing and helping combat those pesky dry patches I constantly get, the Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream also provides anti-aging properties to help prevent wrinkles while it smooths. It is scientifically proven to retain moisture while increasing cell vitality and uses skin's natural restoration process to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which you can really feel as it instantly firms. And really, what else can we want from a face cream?

I've been using the Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream in both the morning and night after I cleanse and tone (I also love Kiehl's Ultra Facial Toner for all skin types, which helps set the groundwork for my skincare regimen). A little fingerful of the cream goes a long way, providing even coverage all over my face and neck. Once you put it on, you can immediately feel it firming without becoming tight. It leaves a smooth, soft surface that I can easily put SPF over for the daytime yet is strong enough to wear alone as a moisturizer at night.

There is never a shortage of skincare products to choose from and it can sometimes be overwhelming to decide which ones are best, especially for those of us with sensitive skin. But its usually best to forgo all the bells and whistles and choose a product that is effective without all the harsh side effects, and I've just found my new favorite to transition into spring: Kiehl's Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream, available now on, and in Kiehl’s Since 1851 stores nationwide.

-Alia Rajput

FTC Disclosure: Sample received for review



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