Founded in 1851, and subsequently bought by L’Oreal in 2000 Kiehl’s Skincare has travelled from its original roots in New York to 177 stores around the world.
It wasn’t until 2012 when Edinburgh’s branch opened up on the prestigious George street that I discovered the world of Kiehl’s Skincare and ever since then I have been hooked on their scientifically formulated products.
If you have a skincare concern, Kiehl’s seem to always have a solution and a visit to their store will have you sorted in no time. I always love the laid back, friendly and professional staff who go out there way to find you the perfect products. I have been recently using numerous products from the range and thought I would give you my top Blu Blazer Guy picks;
Hydro-plumping Re-Texturising Serum Concentrate
What does it do: Plumps skin, smooths the appearance of fine lines, improves the texture of the skin and addresses age-related dehydration.
Why do I like it: When applying this product on my skin I get the same feeling when I am extremely thirsty and drink a large glass of cold water. It literally makes me say “ahhhhh” as it soaks into the face, quenching my parched skin and instantly refreshing it. I often use this when I haven’t had a lot of sleep and my skin is lacking in lustre. A small amount of this beautifully textured serum provides an instant wakeup effect.
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate with 12.5% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid.
What does it do: The original formula (which was fantastic in its own right) has now been upgraded with even more vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. This combined formula helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and improve texture.
Why do I like it? I’m a huge fan of using Vitamin C in my skincare regime, so I am very happy that more of this ingredient has been incorporated into this product. On the application there is a slight tingle to the skin (which is often the case with Vitamin C products) however this soon subsides. When I use this product I feel it gives my skin an immediate smoothing effect and provides a lovely healthy glow. It isn’t particularly moisturising for my skin though, so I like to use this under another moisturiser for extra suppleness.
Super Multi-Corrective Cream.
What does it do: targets all visible signs of ageing. This multi-purpose cream is formulated with Jasmonic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid and Beech Tree Extract making wrinkles appear smoother, skin feeling firmer and skin texture looking more refined.
Why do I like it: This cream is a great all in one product to help with the signs of ageing. I particularly love its light texture that absorbs fantastically into the skin. It has often been my experience that light textured creams do not give me the moisturisation I need to last throughout the day but this product seems to keep my skin feeling supple and hydrated. I also use a facial massager when applying this product to help it get deeper into the skin and it makes my face look noticeably lifted.
Youth Dose Eye Treatment
What does it do: It hydrates the eye area targeting fine lines and eye bags and instantly smoothes and brightens whilst helping to visibly improve the look of dark circles. It includes the added benefits of pro-retinol, Vitamin C and Grape seed extract.
Why do I like it: I often find eye creams too thick and they seem to lie on top of the skin, however, this cream has a lightweight texture and sinks into my eye area really well. There is an instant fresh feeling which lasts throughout the day. I especially love the addition of vitamin C and pro-retinol which helps with the fine lines I have.
Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF 50
What does it do: Protects skin against the sun and pollution.
Why do I like it: For the past few years I’ve begun to understand the importance of protecting my skin from the sun so I’ve stayed away from sunbeds and also avoided sunbathing on holiday. The risks of skin cancer and the damage it does to skin is not worth the short term bronzed effect. Even staying in Scotland it’s important to wear an SPF on a daily basis. This one is particularly good as its non-comedogenic so absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy residue or shininess. I apply this product after my toner and moisturising cream and it makes me feel so happy knowing that I can go out and my skin is protected from damaging UV rays and harmful pollution.