Monday 17 June 2013

I heart Kiehl's

Anybody that knows me well will be laughing at the title of this post because I go on about this brand all the time! I absolutely love this skincare brand and the reason is simple - it works!

I have tried quite a few skincare products by Kiehl's but I just wanted to talk about a couple of products that have made the biggest impact on my skin; Kiehl's Centella Skin Calming Facial Cleanser and their Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner.

For months I had been having trouble with reoccurring spots on one side of my face. I could never understand why I had such terrible, bumpy skin on the right side of my face when the other side was absolutely fine. It was brought to my attention that some people often sleep on one side which can affect the skin on that side and coincidentally I did sleep on my right, often with my face cradled in my hand too! But I can't exactly help which side I sleep on so I was always looking for remedies to my problem when I decided to try Kiehl's. 

It was recommended to me by a guy interestingly enough. So after visiting a Kiehl's store and having a short skin consultation I was told that my skin was actually 'stressed' and 'irritated' rather than having too much oil in it which I always thought was the issue. And the fact that I was using an exfoliating scrub everyday was probably making it worse because I was irritating it even more. So I bought both the cleanser and the toner that the consultant recommended for me. 

The cleanser did take me some time to get used to. I've always preferred foams and soapy cleansers that make your skin feel really clean but this had more of a gel texture and it didn't really lather up. It's not the best for removing make up either. I like my cleansers to take everything off so I found it a bit of a chore removing my make up first and then cleansing my skin. But I was more than happy to compromise for the results I was getting. It includes tiger herb extract which is an antibacterial that helps to heal wounds and it was definitely healing my bumps.  

Toners, I've never really understood the point to them to be honest. I started using it about 2 weeks after the cleanser but I did notice a difference. It's formulated with real calendula flowers. You can see the petals inside the bottle! After using this my skin felt really fresh and it was good to know that it was getting rid of any make up residue that I had missed during the cleansing stage. The preparation is developed to balance out normal to oily skins without drying it out, while the calendula extract helps to soothe problem areas.

I can't stress how much of an impact these products made on my life let alone my skin! I feel confident not to cover up with as much foundation now and I am often getting complimented on how much my skin has improved. 

I know a lot of people suffer from similar skin problems. Red, lumpy, almost acne-like skin that just keeps flaring up no matter what you do. If this sounds familiar I urge you to give it a go and most importantly - stop exfoliating! It might seem like a good idea because you feel like you're scrubbing the dirt off your skin but you're actually making it worse. I've learnt that exfoliating actually stimulates oil production so if you have normal to oily skin, go easy with the scrubbing. I haven't exfoliated for 4 months now and my skin's never been better! 

I have since used many other Kiehl's products and I will be doing more reviews of their products soon :)

Just love                                             

Rina xoxo

Kiehl's Centella Skin Calming Facial Cleanser is priced at £26.50 for 200mls and the Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner is £34.50 for 250mls. Products are available in Kiehl's stores across the UK and online.

Have you tried any Kiehl's products? How did you find them? 


  1. wow ...I want to try the toner it sounds like it would really benefit my skin. thank you!

  2. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    LOvely greets Nessa

  3. Thanks Nessa, started following you on bloglovin. You're pics are great! I hope you enjoy the rest of my posts :) x


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