I was chosen by Beauty Bulletin to be one of 12 influencers to participate in the Kiehl’s #ChangeYourSkin challenge which kicks off today. Along with some bloggers who are doing the challenge with a few lucky readers, we are putting three of Kiehl’s serums to the test for a 28 day period. The three serums we are testing are the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum, the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
I have only used the Midnight Recovery before in the past, and although I did enjoy using it, it wasn’t a game-changer for me and I eventually passed the bottle on to my mom. I am very keen to see how it works for me in conjunction with two other of Kiehl’s best-selling serums. I have already posted my first impressions and before pictures on the Beauty Bulletin site. If you want to read my first challenge post you can click here.
I thought here I would give a brief summary of what each of these expert serums does, if you’re interesting in following my review journey.
1. Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate restores moisture to the deepest layers of the skin, thereby plumping and re-hydrating dehydrated skin. It contains glycerine to act like a moisture magnet which attracts and holds water in the skin, and Shiso Leaf extract which protects your skin against the natural loss of hyaluronic acid in ageing skin (that’s the stuff that keeps your skin looking plump and youthful and not riddled with fine lines). Basically, this serum will help your skin retain moisture and smooth out the fine lines caused by dehydration. Sounds good to me!
2. Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution addresses the pigmentation which plagues so many of us. Sun exposure, genetics, a lot contributes to pigmentation marks and it is probably one of the most common skin concerns. I have a few dark spots on my forehead and around my right eye from sun damage, as well as a multitude of post-inflammatory pigmentation marks left over from blemishes. It contains Activated C, a stable vitamin C derivative. “Activated C actually breaks up existing melanin clusters, treating pigment currently present in the skin and inhibiting the formation of new melanin clusters.” It also contains white birch and peony extracts to restore hydration and protect against free radical damage – the combination of these ingredients helps to kick dullness, even skin tone and hyperpigmentation to the curb.
3. Midnight Recovery Concentrate has a catchy little slogan: “Sleep tight, restore your skin overnight” which sums up what this light facial oil is intended to do. Containing squalene, coriander and rosehip seed, evening primrose and lavender oils combined with omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids, this serum regenerates your skin, helping it to regenerate and maintain elasticity, smoothness and hydration while fighting damage from external aggressors. It’s a really nourishing and moisturising oil which has a really soothing and relaxing scent.
So those are the three serums in a nutshell. You can follow my progress over the 28 days via Beauty Bulletin, and I will be doing a final review post here on how I think the serums performed and what my results where. I’ll leave you with a scary snapshot of my skin issues (sensitive readers look away now) and will be doing a final bare-faced picture again at the end because pictures are sometimes worth a thousand words… Wish me luck!