Hey my loves, i’m really excited to share a skin care review of Kiehls using products from their Ultra Facial range as well as concentrates to help battle my dull dry skin. I’ve been cleansing, toning and moisturising regularly for the past 2 weeks and have blown away by the results!
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser – This cleanser claims, “to thoroughly cleanse skin and remove makeup, without over – drying or stripping skin of its natural oils” Since I’ve been using the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish for 5 years now, I was reluctant in trying a new cleanser however, overall im really pleased with how smooth hydrated and plump my skin feels. After working the cleanser into my face i either wash it off or use my N0.7 beautiful skin brush for a deep clean (I’ve recently bought this brush, a review will be up on my instagram page very soon!) With the Cleanse and Polish, I could easily use that on my eyes and remove any stubborn liner or glitter, however this isn’t suitable for the eye area which is a bit of a deal breaker and something I have to consider before buying again.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner – I’ve always been used to a light watery toner, this is a little thick but I love how it feels after cleansing, it doubles up the moisture in my skin so its perfect before a concentrate or a moisturiser. I WISH I took before and after shots, im kicking myself. 2 weeks ago my skin had dry patches, it was flaky, it was dull and I had quite a lot of redness under my nose and my cheeks. Now I get compliments saying my skin looks clean, it looks fresh! Im not a skincare expect so im not sure which product caused the dramatic change to my skin, but i’ll 100% be sticking to the cleansing, toning and moisturising products to keep my skin at this level.
Over the past few years ive suffered from a skin picking disorder caused by stress at a time where I was at a low point in life. I didn’t know it was a “thing” until i researched skin picking and eventually controlled my bad habit. Consequently, picking my skin has left scars and ive struggled to diminish them. Towards the end of 2017, my bad habit flared up again and i kept picking my dry skin on my cheek. It left a lot of redness on my cheek and pimples that just wouldn’t go and it became a struggle to cover it with makeup. Again, i wish i took before and after shots as not only has the redness significantly reduced, the tiny pimples have disappeared too in just 2 weeks. My cheek looks absolutely normal as if it hasn’t gone through skin picking and redness! Looking at how healthy my skin looks now, its really motivated me to keep my bad habit under control
The side of my cheek that is affected – In 2 weeks the redness, annoying pimples and texture has gone down. My cheek feels smooth with just a bit of scarring left that’s easy to just conceal
Ultra Facial Cream – Although my Liz Earle moisturiser keeps my dry skin at bay i wanted something stronger to combat my dry patches and the dry skin on my hands. Using this cream is probably my favourite step, it gives you the most perfect smoothing and moisturising finish to the skin. The cream itself isn’t too thick and heavy but its very smoothing and at the end of this routine my skin is glowing, its even and it feels amazingly clean
Concentrates – I bought the Midnight recovery concentrate which is very popular as it claims to, ” give you younger looking skin by morning. It regenerates, repairs and replenishes skin for a smoother healthier look” Ive tried a few facial oils etc; and haven’t really noticed much a difference. The Midnight recovery is to be used before moisturising and ideally before bed. I will say that it did help me fall asleep quicker once because it smells so luxurious and dreamy, i like how it sinks into the skin but still leaves a bit of a shine. I suffer from terribly dry skin in the winter so seeing a shine is a miracle for me. Im not sure about the younger looking skin claim but usually when i wake up, my nose is a bit oily and my skin looks a bit dull. However, with this i notice a slight change. My skin isn’t that dry and its a little smooth. It is really the tiniest change, but i do enjoy applying it and hopefully in time, i’ll notice a bigger difference.
It’s said that the Midnight recovery works best with the daily reviving concentrate to, “strengthen skin’s defences against daily aggressors to keep skin youthful and radiant looking all day”. I’m all for the radiant skin claim, i use this before moisturising in the day, 2 or 3 times a week and i love the glow it gives. I wouldn’t recommend using every time you cleanse etc; but using this a few times a week will make your skin look energised and healthy!
And that brings us to the end of the review guys, im so glad i found a skincare regime that tackles my problems. I’ll still be using my Liz Earle Cleanser for when i need to remove heavy eye makeup. However, if your looking to switch up your usual routine, i suggest doing some research about your skin first, and you’ll know what your skin needs. Do plenty of research of the new products and even take an hour talking to the staff at the skincare counter if you have to. The more you know, the better products you will buy, and the better results. I’ve also added some changes into my diet for example drinking a lot more water than i used to, eating clean and cutting down on oily foods, which may have contributed to the overall effect. Skincare is only part of the equation, looking after yourself is just as important! Kielhs is a bit on the high end side, but I’ve never had results like this and since my wedding is coming at me fast, I need to be shining! So for me, its worth the price tag.
Let me know if you have any questions about any of the products mentioned. See you in my next post!
Love from Sahibah x