What: Kiehl's Intensive Treatment and Moisturizer , $47
Why: What started out as a pharmacy about 150 years ago has evolved into the luxury skin care line that is Kiehl's. No doubt that was helped in no small part by the company being acquired by L'oreal Brands in 2000. Although Kiehl's was nearing the century-and-a-half mark back then, I wasn't overly familiar with its products. But the company had a widely regarded reputation for quality.
For those reasons, not to mention the state of my feet, I was eager to try Kiehl's Intensive Treatment and Moisturizer. I slathered on the really thick cream and slept with socks on my feet a few times, as instructed. Of course it moisturized. How could a blend containing avocado oil and shea butter not moisturize? I continue to rub a small dollop into my heels every day, keeping the crust at bay.
At first, I thought it didn't do anything a tub of Vaseline couldn't do. But in truth, the key difference is how it absorbs. I'm not afraid to walk on my kitchen floor the next morning, for fear of sliding across the linoleum floor. For those with extra dry skin, this makes a very nice everyday cream.
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