Review | Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

After reading countless reviews from beauty bloggers that I trust (especially Essie Button talking about how her boyfriend uses it), I managed to get my hands on a bottle of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

It is described as a “replenishing nighttime facial oil with distilled botanicals that visibly restores the appearance of skin by morning. It regenerates, repairs, and replenishes skin for smoother, healthier skin and works with the skin’s natural nocturnal activity – when skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors – to dramatically restore skin. It is 99.8% naturally-derived and paraben-free.”

It’s filled with good-for-your-skin ingredients like Omega-6 fatty acids, Evening Primrose Oil, and other essential oils including Lavender and it works overnight to help your skin recover radiance, and to make your skin feel smoother and softer. You are supposed to use 2-3 drops on cleansed skin, and to gently press it on your skin before massaging it in. I use more than 2 drops, to be honest. I find I need more like 4 or 5, but that may be because my skin is dry (or because I get dropper happy).

I love applying this right before bed, because it has a lovely, soothing, relaxing scent, and makes me feel calm. As well as being skincare, it also feels like an aromatherapy treatment. I have dry skin, so I apply it to my face (no oily residue aftermath) and then I apply coconut oil to my skin about half an hour afterwards! Told you my skin was dry. The serum is really lightweight and makes my skin feel smooth instantaneously. My skin seems to love this stuff, because in addition to the all-round glow that it gives me, I wake up with happy, soft, hydrated skin. All in all, I am a fan!
Rating: 5/5
Product: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Price: R615 for 30ml
Would I buy again?: Yes
Where to buy: Kiehl’s stores in Sandton City, Eastgate, Pavilion & Canal Walk