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Our testers were very charmed by the thick, whipped texture of the relaunched Ultra Facial Cream from Kiehl's. The new formula nixes the parabens, but keeps a skin-friendly blend of superstar oils like squalane oil and hydrators like glycerin. A key factor for people with combination skin: It’s lightweight and never greasy, which testers reported (see below). See the full ingredient list here. (And if you're curious about parabens, including whether you actually need to be freaked out by them, you should read more about what the science says here—it's fairly nuanced, and the long story short is that you shouldn't really worry. But if you do worry...again, this product doesn't have them, anyway.)
Bonus Points, Per the Experts: This product comes with the acne-fighting salicylic acid, which dermatologists noted could be helpful for combination skin.
One Tester Said: “As someone with combination skin, I loved this moisturizer. It was thick and rich, but didn't feel heavy or sticky on my face. It smelled nice (actually barely smelled at all, which I prefer) and left my skin feeling very soft after just one use.”
Buy It: $18, ulta.com