A few weeks ago I was very excited about the Kiehl’s pop-up store opening in Edgars Canal Walk. I tried the samples and was impressed enough to get all of the products I tested. Considering a few months ago I had never heard of Kiehl’s, and now I am quite passionate about the brand and the products, it is no wonder they do not advertise but let the products speak for themselves and word of mouth do its thing.
Ultra Facial Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser
This is a good maintenance range if you don’t have any specific skin concerns. I am still a fan of Clarins, but my skin probably needed a break or a change, as I was starting to break out across my forehead before I switched to the Kiehl’s range. Within a week it had cleared up completely. I like the textures of these products. The cleanser has a texture a bit like glue, but not in a bad way. A little goes a long way as with massaging it really stretches. The toner is also different to what I’m used to, as it is milky and not as watery as toner usually is. A little also goes a long way. The first few times I used the moisturiser my skin had a tingly feeling, as though I could really feel the cream going to work. That doesn’t happen any more, but it still leaves my skin looking dewy, glowing and fresh.
Over-Night Biological Peel
This product stimulates a gentle exfoliation process during the night and is supposed to leave your skin softer, more even and your pores less visible. You use it on clean skin in place of your moisturiser, and then just wash off in the morning. The first time I used it I woke up and scrutinised my face, but didn’t see much of a difference. The second time I tried it, my skin definitely looked smoother and the one or two red blemish scars on my cheeks had faded significantly. The third time I could also see a dramatic difference. It seems with repeated use this product really shows results. I would recommend this if you’re looking for glowing, healthy-looking skin.
What else did I try?
The Midnight Recovery Concentrate was top of my list. Can’t do without a serum after you’ve hit the big 30! This was a bit pricey, but really worth it because you only need two or three drops each night. The bottle comes with a handy dropper so you won’t waste a drop. It helps to repair your skin, and can be layered over the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate for some serious anti-ageing punch. Did I mention it smells of lavender? So soothing at bed-time!
I also got the SPF50 Super Fluid for my face. Preventing sun damage is vital, and if you have a fair skin like mine then it is best to bring out the big guns and just go for an SPF50. This has a nice texture, a lot like Lancome’s Soleil DNA Guard, and just melts into your skin, very light and invisible. I just put mine over my moisturiser and under my makeup.
Lastly, as someone who doesn’t bother much with her hair, goes to the hairdresser twice a year and occasionally uses kiddies’ shampoo because it happens to be lying around, it is a big step for me to invest in hair products. But the Superbly Smoothing Argan Shampoo left my hair completely knot-free even after going to bed without brushing it and sleeping all night. It also looked blow-dried although I can guarantee I went nowhere near a hair dryer. I also tried the Creme with Silk Groom and this is now a product I can’t go without. My hair is so soft and silky it is incredible. I also use this on my daughter who has permanently knotty hair… or she used to, that’s a thing of the past!