Kiehls + Beauty Bulletin #ChangeYourSkin week one

I’m officially one week into my Kiehls #ChangeYourSkin journey! I’ve been using five iconic products from Kiehls for a full seven days now – time for an update!

My skin has taken such a beating these past few weeks. Besides the normal dehydration thanks to the horrid dry weather here in Johannesburg, I have been incredibly stressed and that takes a massive toll on my skin in the form of breakouts. Having said that though, I have noticed that my skin isn’t as dehydrated and flakey as it normally is around this time of the year, the texture is quite a bit smoother and it certainly feels a lot more plump so, so far, so good!

day one (left), day 7 (right)

day one (left), day 7 (right)

Here’s a quick run down on my thoughts on the products, seven days in…

Midnight recovery concentrate: Man, oh man I love this product, definitely my favourite so far! I press a few drops of this concentrate into my skin every night before I hop into bed. It has such a relaxing scent that it has almost become a bit a relaxing bedtime ritual for me, especially with this ridiculously stressful time we’ve been going through. A little goes a long way so don’t go crazy with it! I love the fact that it sinks into my thirsty skin almost immediately – no oil stained pillow cases, hooray! In the morning my skin is noticeably better- smoother, clearer and not as angry.

Kiehls midnight recovery concentrate

Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate: I’ve been slapping this wrinkle zapping concentrate all over my neck as a preventative measure. The consistency is quite thick but it literally melts into your skin as your apply it, making it feel quite luxurious. Because I don’t have many pronounced lines or wrinkles it’s hard to say if this product is making a difference but I am confident that it is hard at work behind the scenes!

Kiehls line reducing concentrate

Clearly CorrectiveTM Dark Spot Solution: This product really suprised me – I have been applying it to the tops of my hands as I have some sun damage there from driving and there has been a huge difference, I could kick myself for not taking photo’s! I also apply the solution to my nose and the tops of my cheeks where I have some discolouration and because of the change I saw on my hands, I have high hopes for my face.

Kiehls dark spot solution

Ultra Facial Cream: So often moisturisers leave my skin looking shiny and so it’s not easy for me to find one that I love. That was not the case with the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream! It is light and airy on my skin but still floods it with hydration and it doesn’t leave my skin looking like I could fry an egg on it. I really think that this moisturiser coupled with the Midnight Recovery Concentrate make and amazing hydration duo!

Kiehs moisturiser

Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: The first time I used this eye treatment I used waaaay too much and my under eye area resembled an oil slick. So, like the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a little goes a long way. The consistency is very interesting because even though it is quite thick and almost tacky, it isn’t uncomfortable on the skin or feel thick and gloopy. I like that it stays put in the area that you apply it and doesn’t end up sliding into your eyeball like so many eye creams do. Again, I think one week is a bit too soon to see a difference when it comes to the under eye area but I’m definitely enjoying using this product!

Kiehls eye cream

If you missed out on introductory post of this campaign, go give it a read over here. I explain the idea behind the #ChangeYourSkin campaign is and also give a brief run down of the five products that I was sent.



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    July 25, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Kiehl’s products are amazing!

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    July 25, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    I love the MRC but I need to try the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

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      mascara & mimosas
      July 26, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      The MRC is ah-mazing! And I was really impressed that I saw some results so quickly from the Dark Spot Solution. Definitely worth looking into 🙂

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    Luther Guccione
    August 26, 2016 at 2:19 am

    My skin is now a bit oily, something it hasn t been in years. So I ve changed my cleanser to a normal skin one, as to not over moisturise my skin with the Kiehl s products.

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