Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, R750
What they say: A nightly leave-on serum to accelerate the cell turnover process, revealing fresher, smoother, younger-looking skin.
This nightly micro-peel concentrate helps to refine the feel of rough texture and reveal newly radiant, refreshed skin.
Clinically-demonstrated to help accelerate surface skin cell turnover to reveal fresher, newly radiant skin, while visibly evening skin tone and refining the feel of rough texture over time.
What I say: I’ve been using this for just over two weeks, and can already see a difference in the texture of my skin.
The formula looks quite thick, like a serum, but goes almost watery when rubbed into the skin. It absorbs quickly without leaving any sticky residue, so settles well under night cream.
I’m not a fan of the initial scent, which is a bit clinical and plant-y (if that makes sense?!), but this does die down into nothing after a few minutes.
I was expecting it to make my skin dry after a few days, as is the case with most refining formulas, but this didn’t at all. It left my skin soft and radiant, which, I guess is the idea.
I think this is perfect for this time of year – in between seasons when skin tends to play up a bit with the change in temperature. I don’t think my skin needs it permanently, and will probably only use it for another month or so, but I’ll definitely haul the bottle out again in spring!
If your skin is very rough (sun damaged, older or generally just a bit crepey) this will be a great fix for you. Depending on how much texture correction you need, you may need to use the whole bottle to get the desired result.