Kiehl’s has always been one of my favorite skincare lines and I’ve been a huge fan of their ultra facial cream, which I enjoy using every evening as the last step in my routine. I recently started incorporating more of their products into my routine and have been loving it so much that I’ve started to having all Kiehl’s skincare routine every other night.
Recently walking into the Kiehl’s store was such a pleasant experience and I got lots of great tips and information (and free samples!) from the knowledgable sales associate. I highly recommend going to one of the stores and chatting about your skincare needs with one of their associates. I find their products to soothe my skin, the scents are very relaxing and never irritating in any way. It’s just an overall fuss free line of products and does what it claims to. Most importantly, I enjoy getting “unready” when I use these products, which is nice because sometimes skincare can seem like a chore. I just love Kiehl’s!
Please note I haven’t been paid to write this post and bought all of the products myself.
Here’s my Kiehl’s skincare routine:
Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil: I’ve tried several cleansing oils as they are my preferred method for removing makeup. There is something so soothing about massaging cleansing oil onto your face as you feel your makeup just melting away. I have not used a makeup removing wipe ever since cleansing oils have come along and don’t think I ever will. This particular oil smells so lovely! It feels like I’m at a spa getting a facial. It also does a wonderful job at removing my makeup and prepping my skin for the next step. I apply 3-4 pumps onto my hands and massage onto my dry face and let the oil work its magic before adding water to emulsify and remove my makeup.
Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser: This is a really gentle, gel/lotion cleanser which foams minimally. I stay away from foaming cleansers, since they strip my skin of its natural oils which dehydrates my skin. This cleanser is gentle enough that I don’t feel that squeaky clean feeling (which is terrible for your skin) yet effective enough that my skin feels clean and soft. I enjoy the cucumber scent as well.
Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner: This toner has calendula (marigold) petals in it, which makes it incredibly effective at soothing and refreshing the skin. I love the scent so much!
Midnight Recovery Concentrate: This is a Kiehl’s bestseller and probably the product that I am most excited about. It is a facial oil that restores the appearance of skin overnight. For those of you who might be afraid to try a facial oil, don’t worry! Facial oils are helpful for keeping skin’s vital hydration locked in and they have incredible, instantaneous skin-smoothing properties. This one is extremely light weight and immediately sinks into the skin. It is full of botanical oils such as lavender essential oil and evening primrose oil. The scent is so relaxing it can help put you to bed. I apply two to three drops onto my face and neck.
Ultra Facial Cream: To me, this is such a neutral, unoffensive cream. It almost seems like it has no ingredients, which isn’t true, of course. It has no scent, has such a silky texture that melts right into the skin and never irritates. This is my hero product from Kiehl’s and the reason why I fell in love with the brand to begin with. I don’t think I can ever be without a tub of this in my bathroom vanity. I think I’ve managed to convince my husband to love it too, since I’m pretty sure there’s another tub of this in his bathroom vanity as well:) Kiehl’s also has a separate men’s collection.
In the mornings I’ve been using this serum in place of the midnight recovery concentrate and have been loving it. It gives my skin an immediate boost of hydration while leaving it silky smooth and ready for makeup application. I have normal to dry skin right now so I do apply a thin layer of this SPF on top for some added hydration and most importantly sun protection! For my eye cream, I use this one from Estee Lauder and have been enjoying it so far. I’ve heard great things about the avocado eye cream and the midnight recovery eye , both from Kiehl’s so they’re on my “to try” list.
So do Kiehl’s products work? If I were to ask myself this question, I see that the proof is written all over my face. I am very happy with these products and how my skin is looks and feels. What is your favorite Kiehl’s product? I have yet to try their body products so let me know what you think of those as well!