I think I have mastered my skin care routine. After many attempts, many blog posts sharing great products, I found the one skin care routine that works for me and that I truly enjoy doing – even if I am too tired for anything else. Kiehl’s was a brand that went quite unnoticed for me until I read about one of their products , the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. After knowing a bit more about that facial oil, not sure when, where or from who, I was so curious about this brand that I just went all in on their website, read about their products, the great feedback and was easily convinced that I HAD to have and HAD to try their products. I think I started with four products – the two oils and two moisturisers – and now this is where it came to. A full range of face wash, cleanser, facial oils, serums and moisturisers. And you want to know another thing? I have also made my husband a skin care guy and he loves some of these products too and has his own moisturiser and eye cream from the Age Defender range (great Valentine’s Day present if your guy is into looking after himself and his skin). Now let’s get into my skin care routine where I’ll tell you all about these products and when I use them.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser
Every morning and night, I use this facial cleanser to remove any dirt or any makeup from my skin. This is a very hydrating and delicate cleanser that can remove anything so you kind of skip one step here when you want to remove your makeup. I do normally remove the majority with a makeup wipe and use a specific product to remove eye makeup but this cleanser does the brilliant job of leaving my skin clean, feeling very hydrated, soft and refreshed.
Ultra Facial Toner
I use this toner to remove and left residue from my skin and prep it for the serums/oils and moisturiser. It feels really refreshing on the skin and really removes every little particle of dirt of my skin.
Serums were something pretty new to my skin care routine and the first one I ever used was the Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. And if you ever thought that serum isn’t necessary and it won’t do anything for your skin, you are completely wrong. This serum does some sort of magic that I still can’t get over with. It really plumps my skin, giving back it’s radiance and uniform texture. It also leaves a feel of warmth in you skin straight after applying it so you really know it’s doing something. It also improves the appearance of line and wrinkles. I do this morning and night.
I have recently added to this little collection the Kielh’s Precision Lifting and Pore-Tightening Concentrate , more for my husband than for myself as he has some enlarged pores and we really wanted to test this out. Although it isn’t something I need to pay special attention on my skin, I still try and apply it at night (but it is recommended to apply twice a day). I try to alternate between the two if I don’t have enough time to apply all of them.
Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
This is my FA-VOU-RITE (clapping in between) product of my whole skin care routine. I just love it so much and I know for a fact that it works. I used to have very dry skin but even drier under eye area, so much that my concealer used to crease there and it just didn’t look good. This product has changed that completely! My under eye area is smooth, hydrated and glowing. I have had close friends telling me that my dark circles are less noticeable and I think it’s because of this little gem. It is just so creamy that it feels beautiful when applied. Just a little amount on your ring finger, warm it between your two fingers and apply it around your eyes with circular motions and you are good to go to the next step.
Right, I know I said that the eye cream was my favourite – and it is. But can this be my other favourite? Facial oils are my thing!! I love them so much. It just feels so nourishing and pretty darn good on my skin. In the morning, I use the Daily Reviving Concentrate – full of great, natural nutrients for a more youthful and radiant skin. And yes, it is all true. Since I adapted this skin care routine, I go to work with no makeup more often and I had so many compliments on my skin that I can’t even believe. All down to a range of products but also this little one. I notice a big difference on my skin radiance – I just glow!
As for night time, I use the Midnight Recovery Concentrate – it smells beautifully of lavender which really helps a good night’s beauty sleep too. It feels lovely on the skin and works throughout the night for a more radiant and younger-looking skin by the morning.
Yes, these are the keywords for my skin care routine goals : younger and radiant. Don’t we all want that?
Ultra Facial Cream
Last but not least, the moisturiser. To finish with this perfect routine that definitely plumps, hydrates and rejuvenates my skin, I use the Ultra Facial Cream – very hydrating and light-textured that will help retain moisture within the skin for a more healthy looking complexion. It is the perfect final step and I really feel my skin thanking me for spending these extra minutes looking after myself. And I am sure I will thank myself in a few years time for paying attention to my skin.
Extra Tip: After applying the oils, I use my Yu Ling Roller whilst the oil absorbs into the skin. This improves circulation and eliminates puffiness so that your skin looks more sculpted with an enviable glow. Perfect to use either in the morning or night time. I just love doing this as it helps my skin prep for a busy day at work or to chill after a crazy shift, just before bed.
There you go – a very long but definitely worth it skin care regime that will hydrate, plum, rejuvenate and just illuminate your skin. Makeup only looks flawless if you look after your skin, your canvas. It’s never too late.
I still want to add an exfoliant and maybe a little mist to this Kiehl’s collection so feel free to drop any tips or recommendations in the comments!
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