Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 4:05 pm | 0 comments
A while back, I've decided to try out Kiehl's products because I was really attracted by their
RARE EARTH DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASQUE
ULTRA FACIAL OIL-FREE GEL CREAM.
I've ran out of cleansing masks and I need a really good one to absorb all that gunk in my pores!
Kieh's looks like a good place to get started, since the reviews online were pretty much positive.
It happened that the Robinson's No GST Campaign was back and I decided to pop by that day to get my products at a GST-free price! So smart right!
But hang on!! There are 3 products here instead of only just the mask!
Well...while there, I decide to get the oil-free moisturizer that's specially suited for oil skin. My ZA moisturizer wasn't really working its magic so I needed to level up the hydrating power!
Got psycho-ed to get the Line Reducing concentrate because it contains high levels of Vitamin C to help improve skin radiance and help the skin to better absorb subsequent products you put on your face. No I didn't invest in this, Mum did. I'm quite broke as it is after buying the masque and moisturizer.
ULTRA FACIAL OIL-FREE GEL CREAM
This is a very very very light gel-cream, specially formulated to hydrate oily skin.
It's always a challenge for me to find a moisturizer that suits my skin, because most moisturizers are cream and more often than not I tend to break out cuz it's too rich.
"Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream is a non-oily, quickly absorbed hydrator that visibly reduces the appearance of oil and leaves skin looking and feeling more balanced. The oil-free gel cream works synergistically with skin’s natural lipids to visibly reduce excess oil on skin’s surface. It is non-greasy, and retains essential moisture in skin for a healthier, re-balanced skin barrier and a smoother, fresher appearance. With Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Antarcticine, and Cucumber Fruit Extract, this unique preparation helps skin retain moisture and protect it from arid conditions. The unique gel cream texture is instantly absorbed leaving a dry feel. Oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free." - Excerpt HERE
This is just perfect!
I love the texture of the product. Non-sticky and the gel-cream feels very cooling and refreshing.
Skin feels so smooth after application, and you can feel the product disappearing into your skin after you rub it in. No sticky and oily sensation afterwards.
After a week of use, my skin has become softer and it feels more hydrated too!
RARE EARTH DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASQUE
After trying a variety of cleansing masks such as The FaceShop Egg White Mask, The Nature Lab Oxygen Shield Bubble Mask.. I think oily/combination skin type still requires a good clay masque.
"According to a recent newsletter by The World Of Organic Skincare, mud and clay masks are great for balancing out oily skin. According to Dr Donsky, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and staff dermatologist at Toronto General Hospital, “Clay masks or mud masks are worthwhile.” However, he also cautioned that masks will make skin feel good and look better only temporarily. Additionally, the darker brown the clay (mud), the more oil it can absorb. White or rose-colored clays, though, are gentler and work best on sensitive skin." Excerpt taken HERE
" Rare Earth masque helps purify and detoxify skin while minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores. Formulated with Amazonian White Clay to gently draw out oil, dirt and toxins that can clog pores. The addition of Oatmeal and Aloe Vera will help soothe, hydrate and protect sensitive skin." - Excerpt HERE
This is not white, just kinda a pale grayish colour.
I am glad to announce that the cleansing properties are fantastic like mentioned in the reviews!
My skin feels super duper clean, like all the gunk has been pulled out.
POWERFUL STRENGTH LINE-REDUCING CONCENTRATE
This one can last for a veryyyyy long time, since all your need is just a small pump twice a day.
You'll experience a feeling of warmth after application, this means your skin is absorbing the nutrients!
In addition to that, I also received samples for their
SPF50 ULTRA LIGHT DAILY UV DEFENSE
CLEARLY CORRECTIVE DARK SPOT SOLUTION
MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE
Actually I still have 2 packet samples of the sunblock and the masque, Kiehl's is so generous!
So far, I'm loving the sample products. The sunblock is really good so I might be getting them after I've run out of mine. It's so difficult to find a good sunblock so when I do find one, I'm not letting it go! The MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE is so damn good, I love the botanical aromatherapy, but it's so expensive aiyo, got offer or not lolol..
In conclusion, I'm loving Kiehl's products. Effective!