5.10.2014

Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate


I got this serum last year after finishing my bottle of Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair. With all the hype that surrounds this I really wanted to try it, and with it being an overnight repair type serum it seemed a natural replacement for my Estee Lauder as I wanted to try something new.


The serum comes in a rather gorgeous blue glass bottle. The product is well protected from the light in the dark bottle, but you can see the product through, especially when holding the bottle up against a light. I like this as I like being able to know how much I've got left.


Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a clear oil. For an oil it's very light and spreads easily across the skin. I find it doesn't feel heavy or greasy, so if you have oily skin and find yourself a bit "scared" of oils, this should be a good one to start with.


The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is meant to "replenish the skin with moisture" according to the Kiehl's website. It has 99.8% naturally derived ingredients, is paraben free, fragrance free and mineral oil free. It also "helps to recover radiance by morning". I find the serum absolutely delivers on these claims. In the morning after using this my skin is balanced, glowing, plump and moisturised. With continued use I also feel like my skin gets a bit "healthier" much like the results I saw when using the Advanced Night Repair.



I will say that I didn't find this to be enough during the winter, and have used it only now and then for the last couple of months. After the snow left and spring has arrived I've gone back to using this again more frequently and now I really love it again. What to take from that is that this will probably not be enough for anyone with very dry skin, which is what I have during the colder months. My skin was still on the drier side in the mornings when using this and I didn't find it really worked, at least not as well as it does the rest of the year.


Now that my skin is more normal, though still somewhat dehydrated, this has been fantastic. I've been using it everyday for the last few weeks to write this review, and my skin has been wonderful. No breakouts at all.


I would recommend this to anyone with oily, normal or just a bit dry skin. I think this is a perfect serum for those a bit younger, still in their early twenties, and it would be a perfect first serum for anyone that hasn't used one before. If you are a bit older, or have skin that needs a lot of moisture to feel good, then this isn't going to be enough for you and I would look elsewhere, or make sure to combine it with a very moisturising serum or moisturiser.

- Get it here -


*This post contains affiliate links
SHARE:

10 comments

  1. This looks like exactly what I need.
    I'm going to nip into Keilhs today after reading this and take a look :)
    http://dreamsof-newyork.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How exciting, they are usually pretty generous with samples at Kiehl's so hopefully they will let you try it - either way, I hope you like it if you get it! :)

      Delete
  2. Excellent review! I totally agree that it's not moisturizing enough for those with very dry skin. So happy to hear that you are enjoying it so much.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Typically it's just about to run out lol x

      Delete
  3. hey ellie! i was wondering if you had a top favorite/several favorite serums (either for day or night, or both!)? i really trust your opinion and know you try out a lot of skincare, so i'd love to hear your favs! currently in the process of trying to find new skin care to integrate into my current routine :) xoxo, megan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Megan! Thank you! I'd love to help you out, but first let me know what kind of skincare needs you have for the serums and then I'll recommend a few of my favourites! :) xx

      Delete
    2. But off the top of my head; a few general recommendations cause it's summer would be perhaps the Caudalie Vinosource serum to get some moisture back into the skin. Also some anti-oxidants will be good to fight those free radicals, so perhaps also Caudalie's new Polyphenol range could be fantastic - though I haven't gotten to try it yet as it's sold out! Aesop's Parsley Seed range is also brilliant, the toner is one of my favourites, but the serum and the treatment is real nice as well! Also I can't recommend enough investing in a Rosehip Oil - Trilogy and Pai both have great affordable ones! Plus the Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex is a fantastic treatment + moisturiser (oil) in one which gives the skin the most beeeautiful healthy glow! :) xx

      Delete
    3. ahhh thanks so much! im trying to find ones that are good for helping discoloration/post-acne marks specifically. those ones you recommended sound wonderful! ill have to look into them. :))

      Delete
    4. i just ordered the pai rosehip oil off of beautybay.com -- free shipping, yay! it sounds perfect for my needs. now i'm going to have a ton of oils to play with (because i bought a set of three and another separate one recently :o). thanks for your recommendations, ellie!! i want to try the tata replenishing nutrient complex sometime too. sounds wonnnnderful :D xoxox, megan

      Delete
    5. You'll love the Pai I think, like you said it should be perfect for what you are looking for! Let me know what you think of it, and definitely do try the Tata Harper! :) Happy I could help! xx

      Delete

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogger Template Created by pipdig