In all honesty, Kiehl’s is a skincare brand that I had never desired to invest in, until about 6 months ago. Before that, I had always felt a little intimidated to go into a store… the skeleton at the door and the staff in lab coats all felt a little too clinical for me. But after deciding to ‘get over myself’ and visit one of their concession stores, I was pleasantly surprised by a professional, friendly skin consultation service I received.
Nowadays, I can’t get enough of Kiehl’s!
Before investing in higher-end skincare, I always opted for drug store brands like Nivea and Garnier – easy to access and really affordable. Click here to read about my budget evening skincare routine. Don’t get me wrong, products from these brands do still have a place in my bathroom however, after discovering the amazing world of Kiehl’s, I’ll never look back!
If, like me, your key skin concerns are dehydration and tired looking skin, then you need to get some Kiehl’s in your life!
S K I N C A R E // E S S E N T I A L S
The products featured below are products that were recommended for my skin type. I would recommend popping into your local Kiehl’s for a consultation.
The order in which I use/apply my products are….
1) Cantella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser
($53 AUD / £26.50 GBP)
This cleanser is really great for sensitive skin! The texture is quite creamy, meaning that you can apply it directly onto dry skin and then rinse off with water later, or use rinse your face first with water then apply. Personally, I like to run my hands under lukewarm water first as I feel it adds to the cleansing experience.
Key ingredients: Tiger Herb (Cantella Asiatica), Aloe Vera and Chamomile.
2) Ultra Facial Toner
(No AUD $ found / £15 GBP)
What actually is a toner? Well, according to Kiehl’s, the main purpose of using a toner is to re-balance your skin to a natural pH.
Using a toner is a step that I could easily skip in my cleansing routine as I feel that it tightens my skin rather than soothing it. Maybe it’s supposed to do this? Anyway, with the Kiehl’s toner, it certainly is a lot more comforting than any others that I’ve used, as it has zero alcohol content although I do still feel that my skin tightens quite a bit.
The 250 ml bottle lasts forever meaning it can be used sparingly every other night.
Key ingredients: Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil and Squalane.
3) Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate
($84 AUD / £40 GBP)
Well, well, well, what can I say. This little baby is a god-send! It is pricey but oh-so-worth it if you want your skin feeling moisturised and hydrated without feeling too product-laden. The lightweight formula is gorgeous on my skin and I usually apply one pump morning and night.
The 50 ml product volume has lasted me over six months, so when you break it down, it’s really only $14 or £7-ish per month). My bottle just recently ran out so a replacement is definitely on my list of to-dos.
Key ingredients: Glycerin.
4) Skin Rescuer, Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator
($53 AUD / £29.50 GBP)
Placing this products as fourth on the list was a hard choice, as typically I can apply the serum concentrate (above) and go! But if I have more time to spend on my routine, for example at the weekends, I’ll let the serum soak into my skin for ten-twenty minutes and then apply the skin hydrator.
The key attribute about the range of products is their super-lightweight texture and formula. This moisturiser does have a little more consistency and depth to it, meaning I usually need to leave this to soak into my skin a little longer. But after a long day at work and my skin looking really tired, this is just what I need!
Key ingredients: Rose Gallica, Mannose and Chamomile.
My recent Kiehl’s purchases include: Midnight Recovery Concentrate and the Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate. Stay tuned for the next post…
Have you tried any of these Kiehl’s products?
What other beauty products would you like to hear about?
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