Start the day on the front foot with a cup of your favourite coffee and a skincare routine that doesn’t take all morning but still covers the essentials. Give us just five minutes and we’ll give you a routine that can target your specific needs, whether you want a moisturiser for sensitive skin, to get up and glow or keep wrinkles at bay. Men, head here for your tailored advice, too.
Let’s start with your skin type
Knowing your skin type is key to knowing your skin’s needs. If you struggle with dryness, you'll want to choose nourishing moisturisers for dry skin and avoid formulas that could strip your skin of essential moisture. Those with oily skin will want to look for non-comedogenic products that won’t block your pores.
To find out your type, you’ll find two at-home methods to help you here. Alternatively, you can enlist the experts with a complimentary online or in-store consultation or by snapping a selfie to receive a smart photo assessment using our Instant Skin Reader that has been developed with dermatologists.
The Only Six Steps You Need
Step 1: Cleanse
Your skin can collect dirt, bacteria and sweat while you sleep and if not removed correctly, it can have an impact on the effectiveness of your products you apply later in your routine. Start each day afresh with a gentle cleanser that removes dirt and debris without over-drying or stripping skin of its natural oils.~
Enriched with Apricot Kernel Oil, Squalane and Avocado Oil, Ultra Facial Cleanser’s gentle, foaming formula cleanses skin whilst restoring your skin’s natural moisture levels.
Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash’s creamy gel formula activates with water to create a dense foam that thoroughly cleanses oily skin and normal skin of impurities. Our formula soothes and replenishes skin and is enriched with calming calendula petals.
Step 2: Serum
If you’re short on time but still want impressive results from your daily skincare routine, incorporate a supercharged serum. These fast-absorbing lightweight formulas can penetrate your skin’s surface to deliver a high concentration of active ingredients to target specific concerns.
For a hydration boost, apply Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum onto cleansed skin. This hydrating serum is formulated with Kiehl’s smallest molecular form of Hyaluronic Acid, which can penetrate up to eight surface layers deep* to plump skin with moisture and help correct signs of ageing such as fine lines. If you want to layer serums, begin with our Super Serum and then add a serum to target your specific skin concern.
Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate is also infused with Epidermal Hydration Filler, 15% Glycerin and patented Serum-to-Liquid Technologyt™ to hydrate skin with up to 120% more moisture**, target dullness, fine lines and uneven skin texture.
Protect your skin from environmental aggressors while also helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. Formulated with 12.5% Vitamin C, plus Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin, it helps to smooth skin feel to boost radiance.
* Stratum corneum layers.
**Instrumental test, 25 subjects, measured after 15 minutes.
Step 3: Eye Cream
There are so many reasons to love an eye cream or serum. To help perk up tired eyes and target dark circles after a late night or too-early morning, gently dab a nourishing cream under your eyes.
Super Multi-Corrective Eye Cream is infused with three structural Amino Acids and helps to treat all four eye zones: the brow bone area, eyelid, outer corner where crow’s feet can form, and under the eyes. This lightweight gel cream gives you a visibly youthful, lifted and tightened appearance.
For a quick-burst of hydration, warm the nourishing Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado between your gingers before applying along the orbital bone and tapping around the eye area, being careful not to pull or stretch the skin.
Step 4: Moisturise
Regardless of your skin type, a hydrating moisturiser is a non-negotiable. A healthy and hydrated skin barrier helps to prevent breakouts, sensitivity and premature signs of ageing from sun exposure.
Our worldwide bestseller Ultra Facial Cream is beloved by our patrons. Formulated with Glacial Glycoprotein and Olive-derived Squalane, this super hydrator leaves skin feeling softer and smoother and up to 2.3X more hydrated.*
To nourish oily and normal skin, apply a daily layer of Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream moisturiser for oily skin. Its cooling effect helps refresh your skin in the morning while its fast-absorbing formula seeps into skin to help it stay hydrated and balanced.
*Instrumental test at 22C and 20% (±5%) relative humidity vs. unmoisturised skin.
Step 5: SPF
With sun exposure the main cause of signs of ageing, SPF is the most important step in your morning skincare routine. There’s little point in using an anti-ageing Vitamin C serum if you’re not preventing future damage with SPF protection. Apply a moisturiser with SPF or layer of sunscreen as your last but most important skincare step.
Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense sunscreen is formulated with Vitamin E, SPF 50 PA++++, advanced UVA/UVB technology and pollution protection to protect skin from environmental aggressors and provide all-day hydration. For oily skin, Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel sunscreen provides the same level of high protection with a lightweight, refreshing texture that doesn’t clog your pores and has been tested in humid environments.