Find Out What Are The Great Kiehl’s Products

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Previously, whenever I visit any of the Kiehl’s outlets, I’m always shy away from the Sales Consultants, just feeling a little uncomfortable whenever they follow me around and ask if I need any help or product. So I will always say : “Nothing particular, I’m just browsing around”.

I love to do ‘window shopping’ on skincare products whenever I have some free time. Often, I will start to feel pressure when I happen to spend more than fifteen minutes checking on products (no intention of buying anything at all) and knowing the Sales Consultant has been observing me all this while.

Fortunately, thanks to the recent ‘Kiehl’s Private Tour & Treat‘ event, it gives me an opportunity to know more about Kiehl’s and get to find out some of their great products with ease!

Although I managed to discover some great Kiehl’s products but at the same time I have also uncovered some not-so-good products too.

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Kiehl’s Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion

$92 / 2.5 ounces

Product claims

Immediately smoothes and conditions skin, re-texturizes skin’s surface, reducing the appearance of facial lines and pore size.

Reviews

A basic ‘microdermabrasion’ scrub with alumina as the abrasive agent, acts as an exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells. Exfoliation will help to reduce skin dullness and pore sizes, stimulates new skin cells formation and provide better penetration of nutrients onto the skin. This product contains emollients and silicone that help protect skin from the alumina, which can be rough on the skin. Not suitable for acne-prone oily skin.

Although pricey, this is a good, fragrance-free scrub for normal to dry skin. Use it two to three times per week for at least two months or more. Must apply sunscreen when using this product.

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Kiehl’s Over-Night Biological Peel

$102 / 50 ml

Product Claims

Stimulates skin’s biological exfoliation process-for noticeably smoother, more even and vibrant skin by morning. With first overnight application, skin texture is noticeably softer. Diminishes the visible effects of free-radical and photo-damage over time. Helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation with continued use. Performs as well as a potent 10% Glycolic Acid leave-on chemical peel-as prescribed by a dermatologist.

Reviews

Although Over-Night Biological Peel is marketed to be as potent as a 10% glycolic acid product, but it contains no alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acid for that matter. Instead, this water- and silicone-based fluid contains urea, which is indeed an exfoliant, but is less popular version than AHA or BHA because it’s derived from urine. Urea is proven to be effective at reducing moisture loss from the epidermis therefore it can be beneficial for those with dry skin. It also contains good hydrating agents like sodium hyaluronate and enzyme activators.

This oil-free Over-Night Peel acts as an exfoliant, hydrator and moisturizer. If you are also using the Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion, it is best to rest for at least 24 hours before using this Over-Night Biological Peel.

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Kiehl’s Acai Damage-Correcting Moisturizer

$80 / 2.5 fl. oz. / 75 ml

Kiehl’s Acai Damage-Repair Serum – $84 / 1.7 fl. oz / 50 ml

Product claims

Our non-greasy moisturizer helps promote skin’s natural recovery process and works by forming a lightweight ‘protective barrier’ from environmental elements. Skin is visibly renewed to reveal a smoother and more even complexion.

Reviews

This 100% natural origin moisturizer contains good antioxidant fruit acai. Acai, a small berry with deep purple color from Brazil, is a potent source of antioxidant which is claimed to have a higher antioxidant content than cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry or blueberry. Acai fruit cannot be export to other countries except for extracted processed acai. Kiehl’s is one of the few brands that carry range of acai products.

To me, this lightweight non-greasy texture is ideal for day use but it’s too light for night use and I find it’s not hydrating enough.

This product contains mainly water, alcohol, plant oils and thickeners.

One of the setback for this moisturizer (and the serum) is the amount of alcohol it contains. This can cause for concern because it’s quite likely to cause irritation and free-radical damage. In addition, the main plant oils are of the non-fragrant variety, but their effectiveness on dry skin is muted due to the prevalence of alcohol. Adding to the problem is the inclusion of irritating rosemary and lavender oils.

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Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 SPF 4

$17 / 0.5 fl.oz. Tube or 0.6 fl.oz. Jar

Product Claims

Temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked lips, helps protect lips from the drying effects of wind and cold weather.

Reviews

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 SPF 4, comes in tube or jar, is actually the #1 best seller for Kiehl’s. It is claimed that each piece is sold in every minute in the world. This simple fragrance-free vaseline-based lip balm is portrayed as the coolest thing to own and is also the best gift to receive. It contains a good blend of emollients to prevent dry, chapped lips. I find it pretty moisturizing but unlikely I will re-purchase it again although some of my friends worship it and can’t leave without it.

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Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer

$45 / 5 gm (which can last from 4 to 6 months)

Product Claims

Minimizes puffiness and dark circles. Glides on easily without dragging or pulling, leaving an immediate cooling, soothing sensation. Lightweight, non-greasy texture provides deep hydration and will not creep into eyes.

Reviews

This lightweight cooling waxy de-puffing eye stick is formulated with caffeine, hibiscus extract and arctic root. The refreshing arctic root may bring out the cooling effect when applied while the caffeine is ‘claimed’ to help minimize puffiness, revive and awaken tired eyes. This product is unlikely to help on dark circles.

Convenient and portable packaging also allows the formula to glide on easily, providing an instant cooling effect.

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Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream

$35 / 6.8 ounces

Product Claims

Our nurturing body wash is enriched with the finest ingredients to thoroughly cleanse and moisturize skin for a smooth, soft feel. With unique skin-soothing ingredients derived from nature – jojoba butter, shea butter and corn germ oil – this washing cream helps maintain skin’s moisture balance. Its silky, creamy formula is non-drying and lathers instantly in the bath or shower to soothe and pamper dry and sensitive skin for a wonderfully indulgent bathing experience.

Reviews

The setback for this foaming, creamy body wash contains some potentially drying ingredients (potassium hydroxide, which is caustic potash, is the fifth ingredient) that may do harm than good, through the amount of plant oil helps to offset this pitfall. Although Kiehl’s emphasis jojoba and shea butters as the key ingredients but the amount is miniscule (as compare to caustic potash) to have any benefit for those with dry skin.

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Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50 PA+++

$68 / 1.0 fl. oz. / 30 ml

Product Claims

Powerful, long-lasting sunscreen protection. Ultra light fluid texture that does not clog pores. Antioxidant and moisturizing benefits. Matte finish. Dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic and fragrance-free.

Reviews

Kiehl’s designed this formula to be a lightweight ‘shield’ of sun protection which can and should be layered on top of any other treatment or moisturizer you may be using.

This oil-free, dual-protection lotion is created to help prevent sunburn caused from UVB rays and provides protection from the UVA rays that may contribute to skin damage and premature skin aging.

I like this product because of its lightweight, non-greasy and fragrance free formula and most importantly it doesn’t leave a white cast on my skin after application.

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Kiehl’s Samples

If you are interested to know more about Kiehl’s products, feel free to drop by at any of their outlets by 30 April 2010, mention my name SHIRLEEN and their staff will be generously providing samples of the product you need. You are likely to receive a personalized consultation too. :-)

Available at : Robinsons Raffles City 6338 3457 | Vivo City #01-11/12 6376 9017 | Tangs Orchard 6732 5394 | Tampines Mall #02-16A 6785 7610 | Takashimaya S.C. 6732 9695 | ION Orchard #B3-54 | Plaza Singapura #01-29 6454 3457

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Stay tuned for more Kiehl’s products in the coming weeks…. :-)

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2 Comments on "Find Out What Are The Great Kiehl’s Products"

  1. AngMoGirl says:

    Ah, a pee based exfoliant – eeeeeeek XD

  2. Leilani says:

    Urea is from a break down of protein and it is secreted through your pee in the human body. It’s not from pee. You can look it up.

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