This has been one of the harshest winters we’ve ever endured here in New York. And if you couldn’t tell from the bustling commuters bundled up head to toe, then you can definitely see the effects of the frigid weather on our skin. It’s true: Not only have our poor snow boots taken a heavy beating this season but so did our faces. Dry, cracked, flaky -- this winter skin isn’t cute, or comfortable for that matter.

But luckily for us dried out folks, Kiehl’s has created a product in the nick of time that will help us overcome our winter time blues: an intense hydrating Ultra Facial Cream. This skin-quenching daily moisturizer will be your face’s new BFF. Clinically tested in extreme conditions -- *cough polar vortex cough* -- your skin will appear visibly less dry, smoother, softer and more radiant after just one week of using this refreshing new product.

This fragrance-free formula will feel light and airy against your skin as it provides hydration that lasts 24 hours. Unlike heavy creams available on the market, Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration won’t weigh down your beautiful skin with traditional thickeners. Instead, Kiehl’s uses Apricot Kernel Oil, which is an ingredient that contains Omegas 3, 6, and 9 as well as essential fatty acids. The formula helps condition and soften skin, which reduces visible dryness and flakiness. The breathable Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration also uses Enriched Hyaluronic Acid in its product that will flood your rough skin with moisture.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration will cure your winter time blues! Photo: Megan Schaefer

After first appliance of the cream, I instantly felt my face soaking up the nutrients of Kiehl’s moisturizer. The facial cream didn’t leave my sensitive skin feel sticky or greasy, but refreshed and soft. With only using a dime-sized dab of the product, Kiehl’s cream spread nicely covering my entire face and neck. That means this product will last you a nice chunk of time, making the 1.7 fl. Oz jar of cream, which costs $26.50, totally worth the somewhat steep price.

Not only is the moisturizer perfect for recovering winter skin, but it will also be my go-to beauty product for the summer time, too. In a study, Kiehl’s specifically tested the Ultra Facial Cream on swimmers who expose their skin regularly to chlorine. The outcome resulted in 100 percent of the subjects showing significant improvement in skin hydration and barrier protection. Nothing feels worse than getting that uncomfortable, tight feeling after a pool date with friends -- so why not be one step ahead and get the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream to make this summer the best and most beautiful one yet!

Small enough to fit in our bag, this is one product well be toting around all year. Have you used Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration? Let us know what you think of the moisturizer and share some of your favorite beauty products with us in the comment section below.