Here's Why You Need To Visit A Kiehl's Store Immediately!

Blame it on the weather, hormones or just the Universe, but lately my skin has been out of control! What used to be dry and flaky, has now translated in a grease slick. After trying out several products and homemade remedies, I decided to buckle up my shoes and make a visit to the Skin Gods a.k.a. the nearest Kiehl’s store I could find!

Immediately as I walked into the bright, cheery store, I was greeted by one of their skin experts. After asking me a bunch of questions about how my skin felt and my daily skincare routine, he proceeded to test my skin by placing two pH strips – one on my forehead, and another on my cheek. The result? My previously ‘sensitive and dry’ skin, was now defined as ‘normal to oily’!

Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash & Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner

Post my skin analysis, I was introduced to a range of skincare products that were tailored to my needs. What sets Kiehl’s apart (and the reason I chose this brand), is that all their products have a high concentration of plant-derived ingredients, rather than synthetic ones. I was advised to wash my face twice a day with their Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, followed by a generous amount of the Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner. Both the products felt gentle and calming on my skin. Since I had complained about the uneven texture of my skin, I was instructed to dot a pearl-sized amount of the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate across my face and neck. The serum is truly one of a kind as it immediately brightened up my face and made it look smoother – no jokes!

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream, Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate & Daily UV Defense (SPF 50 PA+++) 

Dispelling the myth that oily skin does not require a moisturizer, I was given a pot of their Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream which is a lightweight, non-greasy cream. This works really well as a day cream, but at night my skin clearly craves more! This is where Kiehl’s award-winning Midnight Recovery Concentrate comes in. Two to three drops of this naturally-derived facial oil promises to deliver the healthiest skin you’ve ever had.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

To complete my intensive skincare regimen, I was handed a tube of their Daily UV Defense (SPF 50 PA+++). Although I understand the importance of using sunscreen, I was initially apprehensive on seeing the white formula. All my nervousness went out the window, when I realised that the sunscreen turns transparent on application! A pea-size globule was enough for my entire face and neck. Although the formula does not mattify skin, it does leave a lovely dewy glow that I cannot get enough of.

I’ve been using these products for a week now, and my skin already looks 100 times better. If I had to pick a favourite out of all these products, I would definitely choose the toner as it really keeps my shiny T-Zone in check. The sunscreen comes a close second since I’ve never found a more weightless and effective formula.

So, what are you waiting for? Head to the closest Kiehl’s store and get ready to be amazed!


Posted on August 7, 2015 and filed under Skincare, Sunscreen.