Category: Kiehl’s



Hello everyone!

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions presents you An Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream or in short, BB Cream by Kiehl’s.

In Indonesia I’ve seen 3 of their shades and mine is in Light.


Details from the packaging.

This dual-action, instantly perfecting tinted formula visibly unifies skin tone, while actively correcting existing skin tone irregularities and preventing the formation of new ones. Formulated with high level of Vitamin C, known for its powerful instant beautification. This all-in-one treatment also helps reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, provides all-day hydration, and broad spectrum SPF 50 PA+++ protection. The lightweight, build-able coverage instantly conceals imperfections and blemishes, while significantly improving tone and texture for long-lasting luminosity. Paraben Free. Fragrance Free.

May be used alone or under foundation.

I’ve been having the product for more than a month now and use it as well. The tone Light is somewhat my skin tone but I hope Kiehl’s Indonesia to bring the whole shades to Indonesia ^__^ so we have more options. I’m not really a fan of the shine effect, it reminds me of their original sun protection, also in SPF 50 PA +++. The BB Cream is not as shiny as the original sun protection, the tinted does help tone down the shine, but still, there are some mild shines visible. Good news if you’re looking for a BB Cream that enhance radiance.

I need a loose powder or compact powder to help mattefies the skin. But again, if you love looking radiant, powders wont be necessary.

I love the high SPF in it especially during traveling and touch up is minimum.

I like the smell, even thou’ it’s not scented, the smell is pleasing and kinda herbal-ly. The BB Cream also not sticky on the skin, the feeling is velvety and smooth. Gives my skin a light coverage and brighten my look as well. Hide some large pores and gives the skin a better complexion. The Vit C in the long run will help clearing those dark spots and add vitality on the skin too.

The light coverage can be increased by keep adding the BB Cream to the skin gradually but I think medium coverage is max. For full coverage? A dose of foundation afterwards and some concealers is needed.

Overall? Another great product from Kiehl’s that protect the skin from the sun, large pores and other imperfections. Suitable for daily use, but remember to clean the skin thoroughly after use with double cleansing method.

The BB Cream can be used with or without makeup. Smooth and velvety effect on the skin with a mild shine. Suitable for long wear and outdoor in the sun.


Hi everyone!

On the 20th of Dec 2012, beauty bloggers are invited to Kiehl’s in Seibu and we were about to get bombarded with educations ^__^ Fret not, it’s unlike those boring classes, this is a 411 on Kiehl’s

When I’m step in the room is decorated with Christmas stuffs … (sorry for the late post then, now probably already changed) and it feels like I’m in New York. The whole atmosphere is just lovely.

Look! Even Mr. Bones is all dressed up! And yes, promotions in the shop too! There’s this things called Spread The Joy and their items (some) are the limited editions with cute packaging.

I feel the joy and laughter, those items are some of Kiehl’s fave products. Lot’s of bundle of joys are prepared for customers.

And ooh! I almost forgot the reason I’m hear, to introduce Kiehl’s to the Indonesian Beauty Bloggers. New items, new products, long time favorite, their passion and love, a bit of the background and everything in between.

That’s Ms. Sally, she is our host and she explains very well of everything we need to know about Kiehl’s.

Then…

We get to try on their BB Cream (which I will review soon), new wrinkle cream, and all the bloggers can get their skin tested and consulted directly with the KCR’s on the store.



The whole ‘facecare solution” is getting better and better. They provided a wide varieties of needs, from the utmost sensitive skin to the ones with dry and scaly skin.  Oily, acne prone, men? They got it covered too!


Not convinced? Come to their store and get a free skin consultation and try some at home, they do have a policy “try before you buy” where they will provide you with samples.

Don’t forget their new Aromatic Blend, click HERE for more info. It’s the press event that I found very memorable and beautifully crafted by the team.


And now the bloggers are equipped with products, details, and memories from the event. All of the bloggers will share the post on the event and experiences in using the products given for a chance to win a full size product.

Thank you so much Kiehl’s Indonesia for having us and readers, don’t forget to support the cause at Kiehl’s ya!

Last but not least, Happy New Year 2013!!!

Hi all!

How are you? It’s been almost a week since my last post, I’ve been traveling a bit and so busy with Indonesian Beauty Blogger (IBB), do you know we have a lot of things prepared for the members in IBB? The Monthly Make Up Challenge is already on and soon another giveaway ^0^ so my schedule is packed like nuts, but still, I won’t missed sharing this great news about the latest range from Kiehl’s: The Aromatic Blends …. yums!!!

Inspired by our longstanding tradition of sourcing the world over for the most unique, efficacious ingredients, we are delighted to introduce Aromatic Blends, our new scented body collection complete with a fragrance, cleanser, and lotion. With each scent pairing, prepare to be guided on a wonderfully fragrant journey to the source of our aromatic ingredients — the lush countryside of Provence, a desert oasis in Morocco, the dense jungles of Uganda, and a tranquil garden in Japan.

What’s so special about the Aromatic Blends from Kiehl’s? From the naturally derived and sustainably sourced ingredients the scents comes in 4 range: Orange Flower & Lychee, Vanilla & Cedarwood, Fig Leaf & Sage, Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit.

“Aromatic Blends is made from the finest, naturally–derived ingredients — without parabens, silicones or sulfates — pairing two concentrated ingredients together. To deliver the purest scent expression, Kiehl’s utilizes a variety of responsible sourcing methods to craft aromas that represent each unique ingredient in their most authentic, natural state.”

When I arrived at the event, it’s already started, the media and bloggers are so keen and pay attention to all the details given. That’s Priscilla in white shirt. The settings is somewhat like in a tent with African jungle surroundings. So earthy.

A presentation from Givaudan explaining about the notes inside the perfume. Later, we are able to make our own perfume, this is so exciting!

Givaudan provided some scents there, Orange Flower, Lychee, Sandalwood, Honey, Plum, and a few more. I made mine with the freshness of Lychee, the beautiful Orange Flower, Plum, and the sweetness and warmth from Honey.

 

Fig & Sage,


Fig Leaf & Sage: A stimulating fusion of Fig Leaf and Sage with underlying hints of bergamot, citron and thyme. The notes of fig conjure up images of the south of France with its lush countryside, where an unusually distinctive fig essence renowned for its uniquely fresh green, crisp aroma is found.  This fig aroma was blended with the essence of herbaceous sage – an evergreen herb with a sweet, nutty scent, evocative of the northern Mediterranean coast.


Every scent comes in a range of Shower Gel, Lotion and Spray.

Aromatic Blends features four unique scents, each of which is complete with a fragrance, skin softening body cleanser, and skin softening body lotion. Our pure and sensual fragrance is crafted with a strong focus on the quality of two key unique ingredients that the formula requires less ingredients than is found in traditional fragrances. Our skin softening body lotion indulges skin in 24 hours of hydration and soothing nourishment without silicones. Our skin softening body cleanser is formulated without sulfates that transforms into a rich, lathering foam to gently cleanse and condition skin.
Use your Aromatic Blends cleanser, lotion, and fragrance spray for an enhanced sensorial experience.
Cleanser: For use in the shower, apply cleanser directly to a wet body sponge or washcloth; or, foam up several palmfuls over the body and rinse off. For use in the bath, allow two or three capfuls (or more, if desired) to disperse under running bath water for a sheerly delightful foaming bath experience.
Lotion: Apply after bath, shower or anytime, as often as necessary. Gently massage this skin softening lotion into dry body areas. Allow to remain and soak in several minutes before dressing.
Fragrance Spray: Spray fragrance directly on the skin, avoiding the eye area.

And how does Fig & Sage according to my senses? Sorry, I don’t like it. It’s too … traditional, too countryside for me and an unfamiliar countryside to be exact. Perfume is indeed personal so find the one that not just smells good on you, but brings those memories as well. Fig & Sage is definitely not for me, how about the others?

Please do check out their website HERE and play around while learning about the ingredients. It’s interactive and very interesting as well.

The result? 3 out of 4 is my favorite and I use them every day.

Start with Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit.


Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit: A surprising blend of Nashi Blossom and Pink Grapefruit, accented by ginger and rounded out with soothing notes of soy milk and white musk.  This harmonious aroma evokes imagery of the Kyoto Gardens in Japan – a peaceful place where dewy, white flowers of this pear often flourish.  This fresh, floral aroma was mixed with the Brazilian-born Pink Grapefruit, which heightens the sensory experience with a rich sweet scent, imbued with hints of tropical Mandarin Orange.

This is the first scent that actually captures me and easily loved. The scent is fresh, delightful and an easy pleaser. The whole family love it from the first spritz. Like I found myself in the middle of a spring in a flower garden. The fresh fruits and flower scent is collaborating beautifully. Instant rejuvenation and uplifting the feeling. Perfect for a day perfume and whenever I’m feeling down.

One big bottle for around Rp. 590.000.

Next is Vanilla & Cedarwood.

Vanilla & Cedarwood: A seductive fusion of Ugandan Vanilla and Cedarwood, heightened with a hint of iris, which gives way to rich amber.  The creamy vanilla in our blend owes its unique aromatic character to the exotic vanilla orchid grown on small, sustainable farms in Uganda.  This warm and sensual aroma was fused with smoky Cedarwood to add a complex, balsamic character – reminiscent of tobacco farms in the southern United States.

And I love it. It’s like very warm and comforting, like those nights when it’s cold outside and I’m snuggling inside my blankets, watching a TV with my family, a Christmas show in a lovely eve right before Christmas. It brings a whole lotta memories for me and I found it irresistible wonderful. Contradiction from the Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, like day and night.

Last is Orange Flower & Lychee,

Oooh! From the ingredients alone, you’ll notice the juicy fruits.

Orange Flower & Lychee: An exotic fusion of Orange Flower and Lychee sweetened with a touch of honey and rounded out by Moroccan Rose. Our Orange Flower extract is derived from the Bitter Orange tree – a tree known for producing flowers with an especially distinctive orange scent. This unique scent was combined with a fruity-floral infusion of Lychee, found in the subtropical forests of Southeast Asia.

Sweet! Delightfully sweet. Familiar and easy to be recognized as well as in Asia lychee drinks are everywhere heehee! I found it to be unisex and a great universal gift as most people do like the scent and according to the KCR in one of the branch of Kiehl’s, this is the favorite scent. It’s just the one that couldn’t go wrong since the fresh juice is always welcome.


I’ve mentioned that each scent comes with lotion and shower gel as well, using all in one range will enhance the scent to be deeper and last longer, but I’ve tried with different scents and it creates this layers of multitude ingredients that’s unique and fun.

I’ve used the Orange Flower & Lychee Shower Gel and Lotion. The perfume? Vanilla & Cedarwood. I like how the warmth starts at first and over the hours goes by, comes the juicy scent from the Orange Flower & Lychee.

The shower gels and lotions I’ve tried is from Orange Flower & Lychee and Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit. Both of the shower gel lathers easily and feels soft to the skin. Cleanse without drying. The lotions also gives my skin a rich pampering feeling without being too greasy or overwhelming. It gives my skin protection and hydration almost all day long.

You may try the product one by one or . . . all at once


I like them either way.

Don’t forget in Kiehl’s asking for a sample is always encouraged. So do ask for some before purchasing.


And enjoy them! For a scent-addict like me, these collections are indeed the most appealing collection from Kiehl’s.

All the details made possible by kiehls.com

Hello ^0^

If you come by to any Kiehl’s store right now in Indonesia, you’ll see their current campaign, the Extra! Extra! Hydration “Ultra Facial Mask” is in town.

From their range of Ultra Facial, hydration never seems to settled down, always improving, always caring and giving more option to just about anyone with numerous skin’s need regarding hydration. The cream, the oil free, and the one that gives extra, the mask.

I found the details on http://www.kiehlstimes.com:

OCTOBER 2012: Kiehl’s Since 1851’s Ultra Facial formulas, first introduced in the early 1970s with iconic Ultra Facial Moisturizer, are beloved by customers, celebrities and fans the world over for their effective hydration and maintenance of healthy skin. Kiehl’s is proud to introduce the Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque under the Ultra Facial Collection- an intensive moisturizing treatment which helps to boost skin’s ability to retain water, resulting in long-lasting hydration and a healthier, youthful appearance.

Formulated with Ophiopogon Japonicus Extract, also known as “Fountain Plant”, together with the same hydrating ingredients in the classic Ultra Facial line, such as Imperata Cylindrica and Antartine, the formula helps amplify the hydration provided by a daily moisturizer.

Applied before bed, Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque replenishes skin’s water reserves, allowing it to retain moisture and function like a “hydration reservoir”, leaving skin smoother and softer, refreshed and supple.

In the store, they provide everyone with the guide on using the product, handy!

Below is the product I have and I’m so curious to see the texture, how it feels and the effect on my skin.

I was amazed on how light it is, somewhat reminds me of UFOF Gel (Ultra Facial Oil Free, Click HERE)

A cloudy light gel that promises a comfort in those who uses it, no scent, no allergy, pure hydration. The sleeping mask (or so as I called it) can be used as a night therapy or wipe it with a soft facial tissue so there’s only enough amount left. My combination to dry skin prefer leave it without the wipe of a tissue. On the cheeks they seems to disappears quite fast and drank by my skin, while on other part I can still feel a there they are even after an hour or so. Leave it overnight and I woke up away from dryness. The skin become supple, hydrated and radiance, not oily greasy shines, but lovely boingy skin.

I tested the product on my husband oily skin (oily skin means dehydrated ya, so they desperately need water, and oils comes as a replacement) and he feels a bit sting on the irritated area but woke up with this smooth, calm skin, away from redness, oily and anger. I’m recommending this particular product to everyone in any skin type. You may wipe with tissue after 10 minutes or if you think your skin need it more you may not wipe it, like I do.

Take note the product only give hydration, so if you’re looking for other effect such as brightening, clearing, anti aging, and so on, you may apply your regular serum before the mask.

Hi all!

I’m back with one of my favorite brands where taking care our skin, body and hair take to the next level. Pure efficacy.

This is my love, the sunflower range, as someone who regularly change hair color every now and then, I need to keep them healthy and shiny. They need to look good, if not it would be a blah! Backfiring. Instead of looking cool and hips, I look awful with dry and brittle hairs. So I need them looking awesome in different colors.

Now as Asian, black hair is my natural hair color, well more like deep brown, but it’s kinda the same indoors haha! I’ve changed my hair color into lighter shades . . . way lighter, the highlights are blonde and the rest is light brown, like really light brown.

I’ve seen this ad on http://www.kiehlstimes.com and it is super duper cute heehee. And it is so true, I want that shiny, I hate faded and messy hair. Let’s see how it goes, okay?!

Kiehl’s Indonesia kindly handed me these lovely, lovely, lovely goodies for my dry, colored, highlighted and unruly hair. The keyword: colored hair. And they make sure the color will stays true while giving the hair the moisture and shines so it’ll look good as well. Careful thou’ some shampoo contain ingredients that causes the color to fade, Kieh’s told me it was Chamomile, so avoid that particular item to be in your shampoo, conditioner, or any hair products.

From my personal experience, after-swimming shampoo also stripe the color out of your hair.

Okay, back to Sunflower Color Preserving Collection, I’ve done a review for the shampoo and conditioner, please do read HERE ^0^

Now here’s the pak, hmm, the name ‘pak’ reminds me Korean products, they always said hair pak, hair treatment pak, why don’t they just say ‘mask’. Is it different?

Nevertheless, here’s some details regarding the product:

Formulated without parabens, our silicone-free Pak for color-treated hair helps repair chemically-processed hair, while providing an extra boost of healthy shine and radiance. Infused with nutrient-enriched conditioning oils of Sunflower – known to contain powerful levels of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids – combined with Apricot, a fortifying blend of Vitamin B3, B5, and B6, and a UV-protective filter, our Deep Recovery Pak helps repair hair by restoring moisture for manageable hair without tangles. With a shielding barrier, consistent use helps extend color vibrancy and prevent future damage from environmental stresses and other external abuses.

Application:

Shampoo hair with Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo. Rinse, towel-dry, and apply a liberal amount of the pak to damp hair evenly, concentrating on hair ends. Allow formula to remain on hair for a minimum of three minutes. (Allowing hair pak to remain on hair for longer periods of time will increase its efficacy). Rinse well with lukewarm water until formula is thoroughly removed from hair. Style as usual.

Ingredients:

A-prih-kaht KUR-nuhl OY-il

Apricot Kernel Oil is extracted from apricot kernels and has a very high Vitamin E content (aiding fast absorption) and is a trygliceride composed of 75% oleic acid and 20% linoleic acid, and unsaturated fatty acids esterified with glycerin – similar to avocado oil and sesame oil. Found to be highly compatible with the skin. Apricot Kernel Oil moisturizes and softens skin while helping retain clarity and suppleness.

SUN-flah’-wur OY-il

Sunflower Oil contains beneficial amounts of Phospholipids as well as high concentrations of Ceramides. Its strengthening and protective agents help to further nurture and condition dry or damaged skin. The resilient Sunflower extract is also known to care for sun-exposed and aging skin as a result of environmental aggression.
Impressive, huh?! I was like, wow! Seriously, all these beautiful ingredients and research and knowledge to get a product to pamper and love colored hair with all their problems.

Does it work? I try it exactly how they suggested, shampoo the hair first (from Sunflower range as well) and apply the rich white smells-soooo-good cream liberally on my hair and wait at least 3 minutes. I put a shower cap on and do stuff for around 10 minutes before rinsing everything up.

It was super slippery on the floor while rinsing the product and so does my hair, silky smooth and soft too.

Here is the before after photos. The hair appears straighter and look much healthier with deeper color and softer tone after using the pak. Glowing and the smells last until the next day. It’s brilliant!

Highly recommended for those coloring their hair so the colors last longer, better and the hair increases their strength and vitality. Love it!

Hi all!

What are you all doin’ on weekend? I’m in Bandung last Saturday and attending this wonderful event held by Kiehl’s Indonesia.

Finally, a boutique on their own. I’ve seen their images from their facebook page and so eager to go there. The building is so pretty, it’s semi-indoor and decorated all right down to every details.

Here’s a glimpse of everything there! Thank you so much for Kiehl’s Indonesia for inviting me and it was a very wonderful and exciting event indeed.  Now, let me gives you a tour from the moment I reached on the spot.

This is me after 3 hours ride from Jakarta. Kiehl’s greet us with a big smile and warm … food ^0^

I love the bows, I even bring it home.

Then after the meal, we all walked into Paris Van Java, where the place is decorated with Kiehl’s announcement. And I feel that in the air. I’m so happy for Kiehl’s and hopefully in Jakarta soon, a place on their own!

Don’t get me wrong Kiehl’s are everywhere now (well, almost) and the boutique is their 7th store, but this is their own, not inside a dept. store.

So let’s take a look around shall we?! This is me with the famous bike that has to be there in every Kiehl’s store worldwide

Oh wait, you want to see the in front right \^0^/ you won’t get lost, the super friendly KCR’s will always there to greet you into their store. 

And awww! Look at that, “We are delighted to serve you!”

I also love how they serve me haha! No fuss, no frills, just pure kind-hearted people(company), real attitude and real gesture.

Without delay, Ms.Jennifer (Brand Manager) start the welcoming speech and take us into the event.

This is the event that has been their attention for the past year, preparation and focus are here. Kiehl’s has been developing tremendously over the years and in Indonesia too, and it’s all thanks to their dedication, commitments and lies in front of Ms. Jennifer, the products.

I can’t help by playing with it while listening.

One of the item they have which shows simplicity and purely effective without complication whatsoever.

Then this mask from the sunflower range which I truly love for the scent.

And the filler for your lines.
All in simple packaging, details and ingredients that only for that specific cause. But hmm, Kiehl’s won’t be too simple this time, it is a big event for them. Yes, the products is wonderful but there’s must be more than these!

They are having a charity comes contest! Cool isn’t it?! It’s always about the community for them and this time collaborating with some artistic people for Mr.Bones.

Who is Mr.Bones? He is like a mascot that is there in every Kiehl’s store worldwide, representing the medical point of view since Kiehl’s start as pharmaceutical apothecary.

Then Mr. Morse developed it into something that I can related into, beauty!! I love love love what he says here: “Love what you do, put your heart into it and you will be rewarded.”

There’s so many things in Kiehl’s that found to be easily related-able for any of us, that’s why Kiehl’s is easily love by many.

Let’s continue shall we?!

It’s time to play around, FUN is also a very important aspect of this celebration ^^

Product’s card board is everywhere and showing Kiehl’s top favorite products loved by customer all over the world.

And they show the history of Kiehl’s as well. Ooh!

Again, I made a promise to myself, I will be there, I will visit Kiehl’s in New York, the one that started it all.

Then I took pictures with Kiehl’s staff, start with Ms. Sally, the Product Manager.

Mr. Ary, Senior Trainer. Ask him anything and he’ll make you understand all about Kiehl’s and your skin.

with Kiehl’s worldwide representative.

And finally with Ms.Jennifer ^_^ she is the heart of Kiehl’s Indonesia

My sister, which without her I’m also wont be there ^0^

Mr. Liberty? Haha! This guy smells like spray paint…. literally.

And here are the winners of Kiehl’s Mr. Bones decorator.

You’ve done a great job in decorating Mr.Bones! Congrats on winning and now the sales for Mr.Bones auctioning will go directly for the cause Kiehl’s Indonesia put their heart on, the children. Please do contact Kiehl’s Indonesia directly for more information.

And thank you so much for having me! Love you guys even more now \^0^/

Hi all!

Today’s gonna be lots and lots of new posts coming up, products are everywhere and I thank companies for keep giving me ^__^ so I can keep reviewing heehee.

Now, the products I’m going to review is from my favorite brand: Kiehl’s. It is a firming cream named Cryste Marine Firming Cream. here’s some details from kiehls.com:

Cryste Marine Firming Cream

Lift, rejuvenate, and firm skin with unique marine extracts.

•Rejuvenating cream made with a naturally-derived botanical, Criste Marine, to leave skin feeling firmer and smoother, with a luminous and youthful appearance.
•The unusual Criste Marine flower is known to boost cell renewal for a supple skin effect.
•This hydrating formula improves skin elasticity and resilience while helping skin reveal its natural radiance.
•Fine lines and wrinkles are visibly softened. 
Cool Kiehl’s Fact: The Criste Marine flower grows on rock formations aside the Mediterranean Sea and is known for its unique ability to boost cell renewal for a supple skin effect

Even though the original packaging is greenish blue, I see that the product inside is a white slightly thick cream. I kinda opt for that greenish blue, I’m like a kid who like blue ice cream just because of it’s color XD

Even thou’ the texture seems rich, they unbelievably so easy in terms of absorbed by my skin, they melt beautifully.

 Here’s how I use it, on a clean damp skin. Clean as in I just clean it with cleanser and then dry it with towel. Then use a toner followed by serum. So my skin is damp, you need it, since damp skin distribute moisturizer better that dry skin. As seen on the pictures, I spread it in certain movement to help with the firming of the skin. Move it outward direction against the gravitation. I feel an instant tightness on the skin and I like it.
 Of course this product wont do an instant 180 degree firming ability in one application, so my review is only based on 3 days continuous usage of the sample given, I think it’s gonna be in my wish list, love it!

I’m using a different brand serum now that help the dark spots disappears and Cryste Marine Firming Cream with it’s ability to skin cell renewal also help me achieving a better skin complexion. And the hydration? I’m indulging it now! Oily skin? fret not, since the hydration is easily absorbed you wont have leftovers on your skin, makeup can glide on easily and stay put. I give it 5 out of 5 stars! Perfect score! Use anytime (day or night) and enjoy the result.

As promised I will give a review for Centella, the cleanser for sensitive skin from Kiehl’s. Please do read the previous post regarding Centella: HERE.

Please do read the details I found in kiehls.co.uk:

  • This alcohol-free and lightweight cleanser effectively removes impurities.
  • Leaves skin feeling comforted & gently moisturised.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Leaves skin feeling comforted & gently moisturised.
The PH-balanced formula cleanses skin and effectively removes makeup residue and impurities while helping to avoid the irritation common to sensitive skin. Use of this alcohol-free cleanser will leave skin feeling calm, clean, and refreshed without any sensation of tightness. Our formula is fragrance- and ideal for cleansing and soothing sensitive skin.

When you get the products, please do read the details accordingly at the back of the packaging or consult the KCR’s. They are there to help you.

Now let me do a review for this gooey clear a bit milky slime. In the direction we can use it on dry skin or damp, with or without water, so I try them all.

First with my dry hands and skin. Always use a clean hand before handling your face. The slime feels like a film that covers your face, I can see why this products is a great help for those sensitive skin, the cleanser actually enveloped the skin, I massaged it well till the whole area is covered. Then using a cotton, it will removed all the impurities from daily activity (no makeup). The skin feels like they are being pampered.

Then I try it again with damp skin and the cleanser become more slippery. No foam, suds, lathers, or even the tiniest bubble appeared. And when rinsing, it made the skin feels slippery as well. Like being covered in (again) thin film.

I must say, since my skin is normal to dry and not exactly sensitive at the moment, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser is enough for me and love how it can clean my skin more than this one. But I can easily see myself when getting a sunburn or when sensitivity appeared this cleanser would be my best friend in the whole wide world since it protects and super gently clean the skin as well. Take note on the super gently words. But maybe we are accustomed to feeling of ‘clean’ that’s manufactured by products in the past few decade. So naturally clean, when it is clean but not ‘industrially clean’.

Clean does has many different meanings. Overall review, all of us who have daily or occasionally sensitive skin may use this products every time needed. Kids? You can use it as well for being super gentle.

Hi all!
This post is made for those suffering sensitive skin. One of my best friend who suffer a sensitive skin and funnily she will try the products AFTER I become tester. This is not a joke for people suffering sensitive skin, they are not comfortable with the situation and tester or samples are very important for them to see the first reaction that might come up. While normal skin feels nothing, they (people with sensitive skin) can feel itchy, burning sensation, redness and bumps as well.
Kiehl’s gave me some samples specifically made for sensitive skin, it’s called Centella Recovery Skin Salve (well actually Kiehl’s also gave me the cleanser, but let’s try to focus here 😀 )
Sometime my skin do feel the urge to be sensitive, redness and red bumps also appears. Many compliment my skin for being so smooth and seems like no problem. Little that they know I do have some issues as well with my skin. Normally the irritation are visible at the cheeks. Mainly it is caused by lack of hydration and other irritants from some products that exfoliate my skin.
Details by kiehls.com:

Clinically demonstrated solutions for irritated and sensitive skin.

•Clinically demonstrated to soothe and condition sensitive and temporarily irritated skin.
•Helps temporarily soothe irritated skin after at-home microdermabrasion treatments.
•An effective moisturizer for dehydrated, sensitive skin.
Kiehl’s Insider Tip: For irritated and overly sensitive skin, we also recommend Centella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser.

 
The creamy gel feels a bit thick. I can’t feel a vivid scent from the ingredients, btw these are the ingredients:

A-lo VIR-ah
Aloe Vera is known for its soothing effect and is derived from the aloe vera plant..
HUHN-ee
Honey is the nectar produced in flowers and then collected and stored by bees. It is composed of a variety of sugars, wax, and other substances, including citric, malic, formic, and lactic acids; beta carotene; enzymes; amino acids and vitamins. It is used as an emollient in skin care and creates a watertight film, allowing skin to rehydrate itself. Moisturizing, softening, sweet and fragrant.

sen-tella aa-zee-atika

But I can definitely say something about the feeling, the sensation is smooth but a bit sting on some parts, the parts that are very dehydrated and irritated. It’s a good sting, thou’ ^___^ Like when you have a booboo and the medicine works it’s way to heal it.

As seen on the picture the redness start disappearing fast. My skin become moist and no longer ‘crying for help’. Some of the bigger bump still visible, just reduced in size, smaller bumps and redness are gone.

Overall, I am recommending this product for sensitive skin and I will try the cleanser too (will definitely keep you all posted). The feeling is comfortable and ‘covering’, like you’re going inside a fluffy, soft blanket ready to go to bed. Better explanation: Like your skin have this bubble that protect from any aggressor. You’ll understand how I feel if you try it ^__^

Finally, after diligently use this product for around 15 days I can make a review.

I love to make a thorough review and this time it’s not yet a full bottle experience, but Kiehl’s gave me this Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution, which is a serum just enough to see that it does work. Hmm, I do still want a bigger one thou’ XD

You’ve probably learn about this from my previous post –> HERE.
And saw the whole range product at their shop.
So this review is specifically for one particular item, yes the Solution.

Product details and image by kiehls.com:

Clearly Corrective™ DARK SPOT SOLUTION is a fast-acting serum that evens skin tone and diminishes dark spots to impart overall radiance and luminosity to the skin:

• In as little as 2 weeks, 55% of women clinically demonstrated a significant reduction in dark spot intensity.
• In 4 weeks, 69% of women clinically demonstrated a continued reduction in dark spots intensity and 73% of women showed a significant reduction in acne scarring.  Reduction in other skin discolorations was clinically evident among 69% of women.
• In 8 weeks, 87% of women clinically demonstrated more uniform skin tone to deliver breakthrough clarity.
• With continued daily usage, Clearly Corrective helps to prevent the formation of future dark spots and other skin discolorations.

No Silicones. No Parabens. No Fragrance.
No Colorants. No Optical Diffusers.

My review:

The clear kinda gel feeling liquid is indeed no fragrance, I can’t smell anything out of it, like normal water. And the ability to absorb is quite fast, Kiehl’s told me to dab it on the areas needed, since I don’t have many dark spots, don’t have many means I still have, just not a lot, they are on my cheeks.

After cleansing and toning, I dab some drops there and hmm, it’s still feels like it can blend in so I spread them over 🙂 I use it 2x daily.

I found no allergy nor irritants using Clearly Corrective™ DARK SPOT SOLUTION and after 2 weeks of continuous using it, I didn’t see any major differences on my big dark spots but the smaller one is unnoticeable anymore. Overall skin complexion become fair-er and the skin tone are more even. To make this products work better you might need to use the whole range and don’t forget to use a sun protection, avoid sun at it’s peak and take care your skin with a good diet.

Can be used with other serum as well if maybe you have other concerns and I don’t have any problem using it with products from other brand as well. Conclusion: A very good solution for a spot on result.