Beauty While You Sleep | Kiehl’s Overnight Peel

Listen up lovelies. Do you like your beauty products to work for you? What if I told you that one specific product would work hard for you all night long to reveal fresh, lustrous skin come morning? Well, that product comes in the form of Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, a gentle overnight peel that delivers an alternative or a complementary treatment to dermatologist peels.

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WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH OUR SKIN?

As we age, desquamation (skin shedding) begins to slow and the stratrum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin) becomes more uneven in texture. Hydration in the skin also begins to diminish, leading to skin that reflects light in a scattered fashion on and under the surface. The result is dull looking skin, more visible fine lines, uneven skin tone and a coarser texture. Dermatologists can help address these concerns using a myriad of different treatments, among them the chemical peel.

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WHAT IS IT?

If you’re looking for a gentle and affordable at-home alternative to a chemical peels or if you’re looking to boost the efficacy of a dermatologist peel, Kiehl’s chemists have combined Quinoa Husk Extract formulated with Fruit Acids, Cactus Extract and Phytic Acid to provide an anti-ageing overnight treatment that offers accelerated cell turnover, refined texture, improved skin tone evenness, and softer, more radiant skin.

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HOW TO USE IT

Apply 2-3 drops to clean skin every night before your serum and moisturizer.

The first time I used the product, it felt sticky after application so I didn’t bother with a moisturiser because I thought it would just be too much. I woke up with a few pimples the next day. If this happens to you, I guess it’s normal. The second night, I let it dry then teamed it with my Vichy Aqualia Thermal cream. I feel like it works better under my preferred night cream, and it’s the intended use. It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

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MY THOUGHTS

I love this product. I’ve been using it nightly for a week, and each morning when I wake up, my skin looks positively radiant. It looks fresh, taut (in the best way) and has a soft glow to it. I love the fact that it works while I’m sleeping and I wake up to fresh, beautiful skin. I’ve come to trust Kiehl’s and their old world, apothecary-inspired little bottles, especially their energizing and nourishing Daily Reviving Concentrate and their beautifully soothing Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I have to take care not to over-exfoliate my skin as this can lead to dryness, but I know I can count on Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel plus my super amazing trusty toner to deliver just the right amount of gentle exfoliation for my skin. I think I’ve cracked the code! I really love this product, how it makes my skin look and feel, and I’ll definitely be repurchasing it when my bottle runs out.

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate launches in South Africa in all Kiehl’s stores mid-April 2016 with a RRSP of R750.00 for a 30ml bottle.

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