It’s been more than a year since I shared in this post my skin care must-haves. Apart from turning half of fifty last January, I discovered Kiehl’s and their incredible line of natural skin, body, and hair products. From what I recall, there was an orchestra of angels singing when I reached the entrance of my very first Kiehl’s store in Santa Monica. Their products have profoundly elevated my skincare game that I decide to divide my life into two: pre-Kiehl’s and post-Kiehl’s. I still use the items I previously discussed, but I finally graduated to the big leagues and incorporated Kiehl’s into my daily regimen. Below are my top three all-time favorite Kiehl’s products:
This cleanser is magic! Initially, I was hesitant to try it considering at the time I was strictly using cheap facial scrubs that contain microbeads. Subconsciously, I believed the microbeads were what made the cleanser work. “If it didn’t feel like my face will peel off every time I exfoliate, how will I know it’s effective?” was my uninformed mentality.
Upon learning the harmful of effects of these microbeads to our planet’s oceans and waterways (thumbs up to Obama for signing the ban!), I was determined to find a facial cleanser that will prove just as effective, if not more.
What I love about this cleanser is it’s the total opposite of facial scrubs. It has outperformed every drugstore facial cleanser I’ve tried, and I use it at the end of every day. It’s soft, mild, and formulated for all skin types. The texture is rich and creamy yet smooth and lightweight. My hands glide effortlessly even when I apply just a small amount to my face. It’s gentle on the skin and eyes, yet removes dirt, dust and even the heaviest makeup, including waterproof mascara!
Bonus: it works wonders with Clarisonic!
To my readers curious or interested in trying Kiehl’s, I recommend the Ultra Facial Cleanser be your first purchase.
I believe that everyone should take care of their skin 24/7, even in their sleep.
Midnight Recovery Concentrate is an evening facial oil that replenishes and visibly restores the appearance of skin by morning, with a formula that includes pure essential oils and distilled botanicals.
If there really was such as thing as “fountain of youth,” I can imagine it spouting this product. After cleaning my face and neck with the Ultra Facial Cleanser, I apply about 4-5 drops of this magical potion to my cheeks, forehead, chin, and neck, making sure it’s evenly distributed before gently massaging it into my skin. By morning, my skin — dare I say it — glows.
It’s an oil, yet my skin or hands don’t feel oily when I apply it. Another reason why Kiehl’s has my loyalty for life is because their products are mostly scentless, or the scents are very subtle. Also, a little bit goes a long way, so despite being a little pricey, each bottle lasts me about six months.
It’s a fact of life that skin looses elasticity and collagen with age.
Twenty-five is still considered young in most societies, but I did start to notice that I’m developing crows feet. It’s an inevitable sign of aging I’m not willing to accept yet.
I apply the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate twice a day, during the day and at night (following the Midnight Recovery Concentrate).
I could not believe what my eyes were seeing when I finished my first bottle. In just a few months, my crows feet were barely visible. I remember standing in front of my bathroom mirror, smiling my widest smile, and examining the outer corners of my eye from every angle possible just to see if my crows feet will reappear suddenly. They didn’t. It was that precise moment I became a true Kiehl’s believer. I knew from then on that they have my business for life. I felt like a born-again Christian excited about Jesus.
What are your favorite skincare products? Feel free to share in the comments below!
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