Kiehl's was family-founded in New York in a gorgeous apothecary-style store which is still there in the East Village- I really want to go there one day! The thing about Kiehl's products is that ingredients aren't chosen for their aesthetic values- they keep all of that to a minimum, preferring to focus on what's actually beneficial. They use naturally-derived ingredients where possible, and keep preservatives to an absolute minimum- they're only really used to extend the shelf-life of products. Those of us with sensitive skin are looked after, which is great (and appreciated), and the service is AMAZING. The staff are so lovely, and know more about skincare than I could ever hope to. Speaking of the staff- they give incredibly comprehensive skin consultations; you'll find out exactly which Kiehl's products are best suited for you.
Given how much I LOVE skincare, I was so excited to be invited to visit an entire shop full of the stuff...it's like heaven in the Kiehl's Auckland Britomart store- and it smells SO GOOD! I met Laura and Sophie from Kiehl's, and they were both gorgeous humans who made me feel completely welcome- no scary salespeople here, guys. The atmosphere can only be described as warm, so you should feel zero hesitation about popping in- it's a lovely thing to do if you're ever near a counter. I sat down with Sophie, and we figured out (well, she told me, because I knew nothing) what products would be great for my skin. Guess what? She was right! Girl knows her stuff- thanks Sophie! <3 I'm going to tell you which products were recommended for my skin type/needs (dry, a little sensitive, and uh, ageing) right now.
The partner of crime of the above cleanser is the Ultra Facial Toner. Now, I've got to admit...I've never been a huge fan of toners *gasp*. I found them an annoying, seemingly non-essential step in my skincare regime. I also didn't love how the majority of them made my skin feel all tight and dry. This toner is the exception, and it's a pleasure to use! It's a milky formulation and it's probably the most moisturising toner I've tried. If you're the same as I was about toners, I recommend that you give this one a whirl, it's lovely!
Ohhhhhh, the Super Multi-Corrective Cream...it's gorgeous. I'm a fan of the packaging, and I'm an even bigger fan of products that contain Hyaluronic Acid- the ultimate in moisturising. My skin feels beautiful after application, so beautiful that I try to save using it as a treat. I hate the thought of running out! Thankfully, a little bit goes a long way, and as with the other Kiehl's products- it's a joy to use.
If you would like to try Kiehl's, leave me a comment below telling me what your skin type is, and what areas you'd like to target. You will LOVE it!