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.