Kiehl’s have been a roll these last few months, with three fabulous new launches.
At the end of last year, they dropped the Daily Reviving Concentrate. Fans of the Midnight Recovery Concentrate should take note.
This is basically the day version we’ve all been waiting for. But while the Midnight Recovery Concentrate focuses on repairing the skin, this daytime version protects the skin from external aggressors.
I’ve been using it for a few weeks, and so far, so good! I apply it before my moisturiser in the morning, making sure to allow it to absorb for a few minutes before applying cream over the top.
It plays well with my day cream, sunscreen and foundation, which is great because I find some oils can cause whatever your put on the top to pill and lift.
I haven’t noticed a difference in my skin per se, but my complexion definitely does look brighter and healthier, so it must be doing something! I’ll keep you posted.
The other two launches are masks. The first is the (suitably ridiculously long-named for Kiehl’s) Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque. It has a strange gel/cream texture that spreads evenly and fresh scent is wonderful, too.
It basically protects your skin from external aggressors by preventing them from attaching to your skin. The idea is that you apply it for a few minutes before bed, then tissue off the excess, leaving a thin layer overnight. The next morning you just carry on as usual. I only got these last week, so have only used it a few time, so can’t tell you if it makes a difference to my skin long-term, but for now I’m loving it. My skin looks plump and fresh in the morning.
The other is called the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque. This is more of a clay texture than the other one and gets washed off after 10 minutes. This is my favourite of the two – it’s like an instant facial in a jar! Turmeric is known for it’s skin-healing properties, and acts as a skin brightener in this formula. The cranberry seeds act as exfoliating beads when your remove the mask, leaving your skin soft and smooth. I know the seeds sound like they may be harsh on sensitive skin, but because the aren’t sharp, they won’t scratch or irritate your skin.
Daily Reviving Concentrate is available now for R700.
Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque launches in February R465.
Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque launches in February, R465.