1 January 2018

Initial Thoughts | Kiehl's

After dropping several hints to Daniel last year about how much I'd love to try some Kiehl's skincare it became apparent Christmas Day that he had not listened to a thing I had said... again! Of course not meaning to be ungrateful, as I was treated to lots of other lovely goodies. I usually buy stuff for myself if I want it that much, but throughout 2017 I for some reason still didn't purchase anything from Kiehl's. After walking through various department stores this year, I think he finally got the hint and on Christmas Day under my tree in my bedroom was a gorgeous Kiehl's gift set. I've been pretty much obsessed with every single product since unwrapping it, so I thought I would go ahead and write an initial thoughts post. I've also been thinking should I turn this blog into a skincare blog, as it's the only thing I ramble on about these days?!
Ultra Facial Cleanser 
I haven't used a foaming cleanser in about three years, as they've never really fitted into my routine. I also don't like that a lot of them are quite stripping on the skin, so I was interested to see how I would get along with this one. When I first tried it I wasn't really sure what to expect, initially it's like a thick gel texture which then produces a dense foaming lather once mixed with water. It's described as a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser that is formulated for all skin types and will not over-dry or strip the skin. Not knowing where or how I would fit this between my beloved Elemis and Oskia cleansers, I've actually replaced them both for the time being. I really like this in the morning as it effectively gets rid of any overnight dirt and oiliness, but it's also amazing for taking off makeup. It seems to whip up all my foundation and concealer within it's lather and you're left with a genuinely squeaky clean face. I think it might even take make-up off better than my balm cleansers, but I'm still in trial mode, so I will keep you updated.
Daily Reviving Concentrate
I was excited to try this product, as I love jamming as much into my skincare routine as possible! I find skincare so relaxing and the Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate has been the perfect antidote to tired looking skin. It's designed to fit in between your serum and moisturiser, but I have just been using this as a daily serum. It's enriched with Ginger Root, Sunflower Oil and Tamanu Oil, which all help yo boost radiance and improve dullness and texture. My favourite thing about this product is how lightweight and absorbent it is, I genuinely can't get over how quickly my skin drinks this stuff up, plus a little goes a long way. I'm absolutely loving it and can see myself purchasing the full size version when I run out. 
Ultra Facial Moisturiser
When it comes to moisturisers I'm pretty unfaithful. I do like my Clinique Moisture Surge as a safe option, but I feel like I'm still yet to find the one, so I tend to hop from one to another. The Ultra Facial Moisturiser is really nice and I like that it doesn't have an overpowering scent, it also seems to be a really good base product for makeup. I've been using it daily and my skin hasn't had a single dry patch, which is a good sign as I work in an air-conditioned environment and also live in an area exposed to the elements (I'm talking to you wind), so my skin is pretty much up against it at all times. 
Midnight Recovery Concentrate 
Last but definitely not least we have the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, which for me is the star of the show. I've used Estee Lauder ANR for the longest time and after using this product every night since getting it, I've been amazed by its instant results. Lavender oil and primrose oil boost your texture, tone and radiance along with Squalane and Omega-6 Fatty Acids making this a formula brimming with skin-loving ingredients. By morning my skin looks fresher, younger and settled and I really couldn't ask for anything more than that!

Overall, I'm loving everything from my introductory set and I haven't experienced any breakouts or discomfort whilst using the products. I'm a huge fan of the two serums and think that the Midnight Recovery is totally worth the hype!

Lots of Love 

1 comment

  1. i've been looking into the kiehls midnight recovery concentrate for ages now, i really need to try this!

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