there is really very little that comes out of the kiehl’s lab (and by “lab,” i’m envisioning a giant kitchen, since so many of their products are made of “good for you” treats) that i don’t end up loving. their products are always just perfectly gentle, do what they claim, and make my skin happy. so, when i got the word that a few new things were going on, i couldn’t resist trying them out.
for those of you with the fair skin/red cheeks/freckle combo, i cannot recommend their new “highly efficient skin-tone corrector” enough. the name pretty much says it all (yes, they’re not creative with the naming, i’ll admit). their press release says to expect results within six weeks, but i have to admit, i’ve been using it under my daily moisturizer for a week, and my cheeks are definitely, definitely less red. keep this up, and i’m going to have the perfect “snow white” complexion in no time! normally the highly-potent skin products equal serious irritation for my sensitive skin, but they’ve done some science-y thing to make the glycolic acid much, much more gentle. and trust me: if i can use it, you can use it.
and, for my fragrance devotees, kiehl’s just launched their original, cult-classic fragrance oils in a roller-ball vial. i normally have to steer clear of fragrance – if it doesn’t give me a headache, it makes the hubs sneeze. plus, i’ve never been a big fan of overly-complex fragrances. what i love about these is that the fragrance is so concentrated that it sticks where you put it all day, without turning into a cloud of scent that follows you around. it’s just a subtle note that you can put anywhere, to give yourself (and those spending time very close to you) a little “something extra.” choose from four of their original scents: musk, vanilla, coriander and (my favorite) grapefruit, which is just perfect for spring. i could also see these being great mixed – definitely an option worth exploring at your local kiehl’s counter.