Kiehl’s chemists are known industry-wide to “go the extra mile” by torture-testing their highly effective formulas in some of the most remote places on earth. To ensure it hydrates even the most parched skin, Kiehl’s has sent its legendary Ultra Facial Cream to the uncharted peaks of Greenland, 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley, 13,000 vertical feet to The Mount Whitney Portal – and this year, across the frozen sea ice of the North Pole.
Most skincare products claiming 24-hour hydration are never exposed to real environmental elements to prove their all-day endurance. To test the performance of its iconic Ultra Facial Cream, Kiehl’s partnered with adventure explorer and polar guide Doug Stoup, on his recent expedition to the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean. Amid waters that are almost permanently covered with constantly shifting sea ice, The North Pole has some of the harshest conditions in the world with temperatures reaching as low as -43 degrees C (-45 degrees F).
Clinically Proven To Improve Not Only Surface Hydration But Overall Skin Quality
As many skincare companies offer 24, 48, and even 72 hours of hydration, Kiehl’s chemists – never trend chasers – focus on ensuring Ultra Facial Cream offers much more than surface hydration. To prove the efficacy of the iconic formula that was invented 8 years ago, Kiehl’s chemists conducted new studies to test not only for duration of hydration, but for overall skin health indicators, including improvement of skin softness, smoothness, and radiance. In this clinical study, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream was proven to show significant improvement in key attributes of healthy skin:
– Improves skin radiance by 32%
– Improves skin softness by 54%
– Improves skin smoothness by 42%
Consumer results showed:
– 94% thought skin looked healthy
– 92% thought skin felt refreshed
– 90% thought overall look and appearance of skin was improved
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream: As “Ultra” As It Gets! 4 Sold Per Minute Globally.
With fans like Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Olivia Palermo, Alanis Morissette, Zachary Quinto and Kim Kardashian, Kiehl’s is proud to continue to offer a truly “ultra cream” for over 8 years. Developed with only high quality ingredients to impart long lasting hydration and skin health, this formula has proven efficacy in the most extreme environments to deliver even in your everyday urban cityscape. With over 2 Million jars sold in 2012, Kiehl’s sells 4 ULTRA FACIAL CREAM PER MINUTE GLOBALLY across 45 global markets.
Key Ingredients: Antarcticine (a glacial glycoprotein sourced in Antarctica), Imperata Cylindrica (a desert plant extract indigenous to the Australian Outback), Squalane, Avocado Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Key Formula Attributes: Light-texture cream; provides 24-hour hydration with continuous water replenishment throughout the day; leaves skin visibly well-balanced, with improved softness, smoothness and radiance; particularly in harsh weather conditions; helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air.
Retail Price: $48
 Clinical study of 55 men and women including Caucasian and Asian with normal to dry skin over 4 week period.
Disclaimer: This information was extrated from Kiehl’s Press Kit that was given to me.