What It Is
Enriched with Brassica Extract phyto-brewed for 120 hours, Kiehl’s Ferulic Acid facial essence is inspired by old-world apothecary preparations to visibly rejuvenate skin. This “essential brew” is rich in antioxidants for skin, formulated with naturally-derived Ferulic Acid as well as Lactic Acid and Squalane.
Our efficacious formula helps visibly boost radiance, refine skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines for healthy-looking, glowing skin with a youthful feel.
We consider ingredients to be naturally derived if they retain more than 50% of their molecular structure after being processed from a natural source.
What It’s Good For
• Quickly absorbs into the skin to visibly boost radiance, refine texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines
• Gently removes dull surface skin and strengthens the skin barrier for visibly smoother, more radiant-looking skin
• Provides efficacious antioxidants for skin to help support skin’s natural recovery process and defends against skin-aging free radicals
• Primes skin to help better receive serums and moisturizers that follow in a skincare routine, making it an essential first treatment step
• For all skin types, including sensitive skin
Ferulic Acid is a plant-derived antioxidant naturally found in the cell wall of plants including bran and certain fruit seeds. The Ferulic Acid in our formula is naturally-derived and helps skin’s natural recovery process to target visible damage.
Naturally found in dairy products, Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid known for its exfoliation properties. Within our formulas, Lactic Acid helps gently exfoliate skin while improving moisture and diminishing the look of fine lines and uneven skin texture.
A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a highly-refined botanical lipid derived from olives. With an exceptional affinity to skin, Squalane absorbs easily and is known to help replenish skin’s barrier keeping it soft, supple and moisturized.
Aqua/Water, Arginine, Saccharomyces/Rice Ferment Filtrate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Propanediol, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Salicylic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Caramel, Adenosine, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Nut/Stem Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Linalool, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Brassica Campestris Extract/Rapeseed Extract, Brassica Campestris Sprout Extract/Rapeseed Sprout Extract, Mentha Piperita Oil/Peppermint Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Origanum Majorana Leaf Oil.
Please be aware that ingredient lists for the products of our brand are updated regularly. Please refer to the ingredient list on your product package for the most up to date list of ingredients to ensure it is suitable to your personal use
How to Use
• After cleansing, pour a few drops of our Ferulic Acid facial essence into the palm of your hand
• Gently press¿facial essence¿onto skin, focusing on the cheeks, forehead and chin areas¿
• Apply after cleansing and before additional steps in your skincare routine to help prime skin for serums and moisturizers • Avoid contact with eyes
• Can be used morning and night
• Pair our Ferulic Acid facial essence with our anti-aging cream (link to SMCC) for visible skin rejuvenation or our skin-strengthening serum (link to super serum) for more visibly resilient and radiant skin
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