Between winter, a week of sleepless nights and a pretty stressful month; my skin is not looking its finest. The Kiehls and Beauty Bulletin #ChangeYourSkin campaign could not have come at a better time!
So what is the whole #ChangeYourSkin campaign about? Well Kiehls and Beauty Bulletin are so confident in the 5 iconic products from Kiehls (more on those later) that they have challenged myself and a few other beauties to use the products for 28 consecutive days and to document the improvements we see in our skins. The five products address five main conditions: dryness, uneven skin tone, dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles. I definitely suffer from three of those!
At the moment my skin is in a bit of a state and so I’m really holding thumbs that these Kiehls hero products live up to the hype! Even though my skin pretty dehydrated on any given day, it is even worse because of the dry winters that we have here in Johannesburg. I have slight pigmentation on my nose and my skin tone is quite uneven on my cheeks. And of course, let’s not forget those horrid fine lines that have made a home under my eyes.
Here is a quick brief on my Kiehls arsenal that I will be using over the next few weeks…
Midnight Recovery Concentrate (RRSP R755): I have used this miracle in a bottle before and I cannot rave about it enough Applied at night (when your skin’s cell renewal is more active), it works a minor miracle while you sleep; revealing smoother, more radiant skin in the morning. It is packed full of pure essential oils and distilled botanicals that dramatically restore the skin’s health.
Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate (RRSP R825): When I saw this, I knew exactly where I would be applying it – all over my forehead and neck! I have seen a few fine lines creeping in and I am not happy about it! Over and above fighting fine lines and wrinkles, this serum is also said to improve the skins texture, tone and overall radiance. It also contains L- Ascorbic acid, also known as pure vitamin C. This is essential to produce collagen but also helps to brighten the skin and is a great anti-oxidant!
Clearly CorrectiveTM Dark Spot Solution (RRSP R700): This is a silicone-paraben-fragrance free serum that not only helps to lighten dark spots, it also helps prevent future ones from cropping up. Peony extract and Activated C work together to reverse the discoloration and improve skin clarity. Although I don’t have a lot of pigmentation, I do have a tiny bit on my nose from too many days spent outdoors without enough sunscreen, so I am very interested to see what happens there.
Ultra Facial Cream (RRSP R355): This super hydrating moisturiser has a very interesting ingredient sourced all the way from Antarctica: Glacial Glycoprotein Extract. What’s so special that this ingredient had to come all the way from Antarctica you ask? Well it has incredible protection against dryness, it is an amazing anti-oxidant, plus it helps to retain water in the skin, giving you 24 hour hydration. I’m pretty excited to plonk this onto my face.
Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (RRSP R385): I’ve really been neglecting my under eye area recently and so I’m really hoping that this Kiehls eye treatment will perk it up. It is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested so should be fine for those with sensitive eyes. Avocado oil is known to be incredibly moisturising, combined with shea butter, this eye treatment sounds like a winner!
Have you tried any of these Kiehls products? What did you think?