Revive and Replenish with Kiehl's

16 May 2016

Kiehl's Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque and Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energising Radiance Masque Review

Although I like to dabble with my skincare and I'm always trying out new brands and products, there are a few products which have stood the test of time and always been a constant in my skincare routine, and those products are from Kiehl's. A brand whose products are effective, whose products work in harmony with my skin to provide all the benefits I want, whilst giving my skin all the care it needs.

Their oils are my favourite, I'm a fan of their toners, their moisturisers are pretty darn lovely and they have the most impressive range of eye creams you will ever come across. I'm a big fan, there's no denying that, so you can imagine how excited I was when the two new products popped through my door; introducing Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque and the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energising Radiance Masque. 

Kiehl's is a predominantly high-end brand, although they do have some products which are more mid-range that are great for all budgets, so it should come as no surprise that these masques come with a high-end price tag of £28 each. What do you get for that £28? Each masque is presented in a bright and colourful tub which houses 75ml of product; that's pretty good for a face masque, especially from a high end brand. If applied well with a foundation brush (my favourite way to apply masques), then these will easily last you a considerable amount of time if used 1-2 times a week. 

The Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque, which comes in a grass green tub, and has been clinically tested against black iron oxide, for which it testing showed it minimises the effects this type of pollution can have on skin. The formula has been created to detoxify, nourishing skin by replenishing vital nutrients, protecting skin from daily environmental aggressors all with the aim to leave skin renewed, refreshed and revived. Kiehl's recommend you use this masque 3 times a week, but unless you live in a big City like London, I think up to 2 times a week is enough. 

It has a very light texture, slightly pale green in colour. You simple apply to cleansed skin, leave on for 5 minutes and remove; but instead of rinsing off like you would your usual face masques, you can simply gently wipe away excess product before patting in any product that is left. This leaves the masque to work as an overnight treatment, and can be used in harmony with your usual skincare products and routine. 

The Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energising Radiance Masque is my favourite of the two, as it's the one I think my skin gets the most benefit from when you take into account the lifestyle I lead. Whereas the Pollutant Defending Masque may be better suited to those who live in highly polluted areas, the Energising Radiance Masque is like heaven in a tub, perfect for reviving my tired new-mama skin. 

It's described by Kiehl's as an 'instant facial' which works to brighten and energise the look of dull and fatigued skin, and I can't think of a better way to describe it! Promotion a natural and healthy appearance, it's been formulated with Cranberry and Turmeric, which together provide an invigorating concoction that tones whilst gently exfoliating. My skin is left looking revived, refreshed, brighter and more 'perky'. It's a perfect one for popping on before a dinner date or catching up with friends, when I want to hide how little sleep I've had or how tired mama life makes me. Apply to cleansed skin, leave on for 5-10 minutes then gently rinse with warm water whilst massaging in a circular motion (helping the Cranberry Seeds work their exfoliating magic), before following up with your usual skincare routine.

I'm really impressed with both new masques from Kiehl's - Turmeric & Cranberry is definitely the best of the two for me. A range worth checking out next time you're near your local Kiehl's store or counter. 

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