Thursday, 9 October 2014

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate.



So this review has been a long time coming. I bought the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate about three months ago, it was my intention to use it for quite a while before giving you my verdict but I never thought it would take me this long to get around to it! At least you know for sure that this is a tried and tested review.

I bought this about one month into my new job where we have some intense air conditioning, At the time my skin was in a lot worse shape than it is now, it was really breaking out and dry. As everyone knows when a spot is healing its normal for the area to get a bit dry. However, when you have a really bad breakout it looks particularly awful when large areas are dry- and I hate to say this word but- crusty. There I said it! Its a gross way to describe it but the best description really, and anyone who's been there knows what I'm talking about, am I right?
So, this was a major skin emergency, working 35 hours a week with my skin just getting drier and drier- so I treated myself to the Kiehl's oil with my first paycheck.

I'd heard a lot of reviews of this oil so I knew it was going to be good, its not until the last few weeks that I can really see just how good. My skin hasn't been breaking out as much recently and it looks far glowier and less dry. I'd never used a facial oil before this as I didn't think my skin needed that much hydration and also I was worried it would break me out more.
Oh boy was I wrong. The texture of my skin since using this is so much more plump and radiant. I only use it at night (about 3-4 drops pressed into the skin) and my skin feels so healthy and nourished when I wake up in the morning, resulting in my make-up going on so much smoother. I still use my Body Shop Vitamin E Night Cream afterwards, giving the oil about ten minutes to sink in first.
I would highly recommend this to anyone, whether your skin is dry or just looking a bit dull and lacklustre as it really has improved the overall appearance of my skin!
The only downside is that it is quite expensive. It costs around €45 for the bottle, but after using it every night for three months I've not even used a fifth of the product- a little goes a long way.

Let me know down in the comments if you've used this before and what you think of it! Or do you have any recommendations for something similar that could be used as part of my morning routine?

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