Indeed, today’s post shall be able two new masques products that were launched this year from Kiehl’s. And I wanted to slot in my thoughts on one of their existing moisturizing cream and how it could work on oily skin.

Thus the title.. hope you had a good laugh after finding out what that “Old Cream” is. :)


The two new tubs of new mask products are the Turmeric & Cranberry Energizing Radiance Masque and Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque. Each tub is priced at S$49.

Turmeric & Cranberry Energizing Radiance Masque


Yes, turmeric is that yellow powdery spice that we see in our Asian food. Apparently, turmeric is a natural cleanser for the skin and its extract is known to deliver brightening benefits. I had a pleasant surprise when I felt the texture of the masque. It was a thick paste loaded with black cranberry seeds, and resembled an enhanced exfoliating clay mask.

I am not wrong to associate this to a clay mask because kaolin is one of the key ingredients. After application, you could experience a slightly tingly but refreshing sensation. And once you wash it off after 5-1o minutes, the skin feels soft and supple.

I am a fan and regular user of clay masks and I would use this to unclog pores and remove impurities at least once a week. The masque offers light exfoliation and brightening benefits, it feels really rejuvenating after use.


Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque


This green tub is on the other hand, a smooth cream that can be used as a sleeping mask. Comprising of Cilantro, i.e. coriander – another familiar food item which I never knew have skincare benefits – the mask product is also packed with orange extract, AHA and peppermint oil. Whilst know as a strengthening/pollutant definding masque, I think it is a moisturizing masque which has a comfortable cooling sensation when applied on the skin.

I have yet to try applying it overnight but it is likely that this way of application might reap better benefits for the skin as the wash-off application is too brief and didn’t yield much observable effects on my skin.

Old cream… The Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration


A moisturiser that is meant for “Intense Hydration” and suitable for drier skin types, I wouldn’t imagine applying Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration on my oily combination skin in Singapore. It is likely to be too rich for my skin type here.

I received this from Kiehl’s a while back but never got to use it… so that’s the reason why it is known as the “Old Cream”. I finally found an opportunity to dab on this product recently – at sub-zero climate no less! I packed the little tub in my luggage to Niseko and applied the cream as a day and night moisturizer. I was out in the snow for most of the day and my skin did not flake or dry a wee bit. I didn’t even had to reapply my moisturiser after my ski run.

It helps that this moisturizing cream is quite fluid and easily absorbed. My skin took it very well and there was nary a pimple or breakout when I was there.

If you are traveling to a temperate climate or off for snow activities, you would require a much stronger or thicker moisturizer. You could use your usual night moisturizer but it is likely that the product might not work so well there. A tub of this Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration retails at $51 – and I would recommend that you get it and share it with your friends at the trip!

Kiehl’s also have a generous sampling policy where you could request for satchels of samples to try out their products. You could request for samples for the above 3 products to see if it is suitable for your skin type before you make the purchase. I also find these satchels very useful for in-flight skincare application. I would usually snuck in a few satchels in my bag and start applying the products on the flight!

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