I hope the weather has been as good with you as it has been up in Edinburgh. It’s been glorious here for the past week, and it finally feels like Spring has sprung! This means that my make up taken a decidedly lighter turn, and I’ve been loving wearing a light base with a really glowy feel. As much as I love a good highlighter, the main part of the look is having super clear skin.
To achieve this, I’ve been reaching for Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask. It’s a new release from the brand, which promises that the mask is an instant facial. It’s the perfect solution if your skin has been feeling a little blah, or you want some extra radiance. Personally, I love it because it feels like real multi-tasking product that you can just pop on, relax for twenty minutes then rinse off, then you’re free to enjoy super soft, clear and radiant skin.
I’ve seen a tonne of turmeric mask ideas on Pinterest, as it’s been known to be great for skin for generations, so Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Mask is definitely the easiest way to try it out! I’ve been applying the mask twice a week to freshly cleansed skin. At first, there is a menthol-freshness that feels both tingly and cooling on the skin, and as you rub it in, the formula’s cranberry seeds provide a gentle amount of exfoliation. Then I leave it to harden slightly for 20-30 minutes. I have to say, it’s a hilarious yellow colour, which does tend to stain white towels, but apart from that, the mask is pretty much flawless. After washing off, my skin feels incredibly soft and smooth and it looks like I really have treated myself to a pricey spa treatment. The fact that I can slap a little on whenever my skin is feeling a little blah feels like such a treat!
Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Mask is priced at £28.00and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Over the past month or so, the weather in Scotland has been nothing short of crazy. We’ve had wind, rain and snow, and basically every sort of awful weather you can think of. It’s not been pleasant, and I swear that my hair hasn’t stayed straight all day in weeks! But even worse than fuzzy strands, is the damage this kind of climate can wreak on sensitive skin like mine. At the best of times, the outdoors has a real effect on my complexion, so when it’s as extreme as it has been, I really need a product that with protect and nourish skin like nothing else. Thankfully, I’ve found that Kiehl’s iconic Ultra Facial Cream is just the thing to keep my skin calm and moisturized.
I’ve kept a tub of this magical cream handy for what seems like years. It’s a real ‘old faithful,’ and I know that no matter how sensitized my skin is, the Ultra Facial Cream will soothe and heal it. The cream itself has a really light consistency – and it absolutely melts into skin. I massage a little of it on after a few drops of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate (read about it here) and within a minute or two, my skin feels so soft and ready for makeup. The cream itself is scentless, and promises 24 hour moisture thanks to the plant extracts within the formula, and despite being so hydrating, my skin never feels like it’s too rich or leaves my skin oily or greasy.
If you’re looking for a new springtime staple, you must try out Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream.
It’s priced at £24.00 and is available here.
Since I told you all about my love for Kiehls’ Midnight Recovery Eye yesterday, I thought it would be nice to add what I’ve been using in the mornings. One of Kiehl’s newest products, the Daily Reviving Concentrate has been specifically designed to work as a morning counterpart to their Midnight Concentrate, and I’m rather smitten with it!
Packaged in a sunny yellow bottle complete with dropper top, you only need the tiniest amount, which I press into freshly cleansed skin. Even though the thought of applying an oil before your makeup sounds insane, Kiehl’s have formulated the Daily Reviving Concentrate to be incredibly lightweight, and my skin just drinks it up! After pressing the oil into my skin, I just apply my moisturiser as normal, and I can’t believe the difference in my skin!
Despite the delicate texture, Kiehl’s have included a seriously concentrated blend of naturally derived ingredients including Ginger Root Essential Oils, Tamanu and Sunflower Seed Botanical Oils. It’s these ingredients which creates a barrier against all the pollutants we come across during our days, including the oxidation caused by UVA/UVB rays, poor air quality and even stress. It strengthens the skin’s barrier against these to keep a youthful looking appearance, and the ginger root oil protects and soothes skin, whilst sunflower seed oil, hydrates and smooths and tamanu oil locks moisture into the skin.
Have you tried any Kiehl’s skincare before?
Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is priced at £32.40 (on offer right now!) and is available here (UK) and here (US)
With the change of the seasons, I can also feel a real change in my skin. I can’t get away with summer’s lightweight moisturisers thanks to time spent passing in and out of central heating and cold winds, so I’ve been looking for a way to pamper my skin a little bit more than normal. Kiehl’s have made this incredibly easy with their Skin Rescuer.
As the name suggests, Skin Rescuer is a complete SOS for anyone who needs a little TLC, and since my skin has been feeling awfully dry recently, I couldn’t wait to try it out! If you have normal or oily skin, the Skin Rescuer can be used as a regular moisturiser, although since I need a tonne of hydration, I apply it before my regular cream. I love the formula’s soft, herbal scent, and the texture is surprisingly rich and nourishing. My skin completely drinks the formula up, and there isn’t a trace of it by the time I get round to applying my second cream.
The Skin Rescuer is designed to basically be your wintertime must-have! It combats everything from redness to signs of stress and fatigue, thanks to a formula rich in Rosa Gallica which works to stop inflammation, Mannose which strengthens skin, and Camomile to soothe and comfort. For someone like me, the cream is an absolute god-send! Applying it before my regular moisturiser means that redness is my skin tone is effectively reduced, which means I can even ease up on how much foundation or concealer I need to use. In addition to it’s soothing properties, it also works to amazingly well to combat breakouts.
Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer is priced at £29.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Kiehl’s are one of those companies which just knock skincare right out of the park. Their Ultra Facial Cream has been on constant rotation for me for years, and more recently I’ve fallen in love with the Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
Packaged in a beautiful deep blue glass bottle complete with dropper, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate is designed to replenish skin’s moisture and recover radiance. All of this in a single night? Rather impressive!
After my nightly cleansing, I pat a few drops of the Concentrate into my face, neck and décolletage. I love the light, serum like texture which doesn’t feel too heavy or like it will clog skin. It has a lovely light, slightly herbal scent which feels rather spa-appropriate. My skin completely drinks the Concentrate up, and it’s lovely to use an overnight treatment which doesn’t feel thick or greasy. Instead, my skin just feels plumped and well hydrated. The magic, though, really happens overnight, and I wake up with skin which looks and feels as if I’ve had a facial. Since using the Concentrate, my pores have completely disappeared, and my skin tone has really evened out. I also find that during the day my skin doesn’t feel dry or dried out. As if all of my praises weren’t enough, Mark Ronson has also just declared his undying love for the Concentrate – so you may need to hide it from your Mister!
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is priced at £36.00 and is available here.