Saturday, 8 November 2014

Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate

Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate

Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate dropper

I wanted to give this a good road test before reviewing it for you - something I like to do with skincare as they can seem great over the first few days, but over weeks of use you might change your opinion.

I'm someone with very oily (combination) skin and as much as people have always told me that the best thing I can do for my skin, is to use something like this, an oil, I've never believed them, it just sounded crazy - adding oil to oily skin to make it less oily? Crazy!!

So it's fair to say I started trying the Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate with a lot of reservation - the first time I used it, I expected to wake up in the morning with very oily skin, more so than normal, but did that happen?  Nope - I woke up in the morning with velvety soft skin, less greasy than it'd normally be!  All I could think was what is this sorcery?

Figuring it was a fluke, I continued to use it when I was heading to bed after cleansing my skin (something it says you must do, cleanse first).  Typically when I do this my skin feels quite dry, and I can feel this inject some much needed moisture in (and makes my skin smell divine!), with just 3-4 drops of oil - I normally use 3 drops, but if my skin is feeling very dry I use 4 drops.

As for the product inside, it's 99.8% natural (you can't get much better than that!) and paraben free. It boasts ingredients such as evening primrose, omega-6 fatty acids, lavender and more.  It'll set you back £36* for a bottle, which is a lot, but considering you only need 3 drops a night, it really will last a long time, making it worthy of the price tag.

Have I noticed a difference?  Most definitely, before I started using this, when I'd get up in the morning my face would be super oily, really not a good look - but since I've started using this at night before I go to sleep, I wake up to normal skin that has a velvety soft finish and texture, and feels hydrated.  I was so dubious before, seeing as I have such oily skin, but it really has worked.  It's certainly earned it's spot on my bedside table.

Follow me on Google Plus | Bloglovin | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

*This post contains PR samples


  1. It's definitely a funny one about how oil makes skin less oily, but this sounds amazing. I wonder how well it would work for my dry skin with oily tzone… Must have a look in store x

    Beauty with charm

  2. I only read good reviews about this product, I'll have to try it!

    My Beauty Blog

  3. I have the same skin type as you this has been in my shopping list.

  4. I always thought this was a serum, doh! My skin is oily but it drinks up facial oils - they nourish and rejuvenate my skin and calm breakouts too. Love the Antipodes Divine Face Oil xx

  5. Heh, nope it's most definitely an oil :) It's mad how it works ins't it!? I haven't tried anything from Antipodes yet, it's fair to say I've lusted after quite a few of their pieces though :)

  6. I think it's had such good reviews for a reason, it's really fab :)

  7. Yeah it's nuts! Seems to be the opposite of how it should work :P Could be worth a try :)

  8. Ohh this sounds like it would be a wonderful Facial Oil for girls who have oily skin! ^ - ^


Thank you for taking the time to leave me a message :)

Please note that 'lets follow each other' type comments will be deleted and not replied to.

© Makeup-Pixi3. All rights reserved.