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Skincare consultation at Kiehl’s, Dubai Mall

I feel like I’ve really let my skincare routine go of late, so I decided to pay a visit to Kiehl’s in Dubai Mall for a consultation.

This article is what set me off a few weeks ago. I felt the fear when I read it – apparently it’s all downhill for your skin from 29 (which I am now) because at this age skin starts to lose its elasticity and ability to repair itself as fast. This, according to all the skincare experts in the article, is the point when you urgently need to tailor your skincare routine, if you haven’t already, and then stick to it. Scary, eh? 🙂

I decided I would revamp and reorganise my skincare routine at Kiehl’s, mainly because A) I had massive success in the past with their Line Reducing Concentrate (read my review here) and B) I’m currently having great success with Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer (mini review here). I also like the brand ethos, the fact that their products are simple but effective and not massively overpriced – plus I’m a total sucker for the packaging.

I went to the Dubai Mall branch and had a consultation with Nely, one of their skin experts. She talked to me about my current skincare routine and explained what gaps needed to be filled. What I liked is that there was no “oh it’s time for you to start using anti-aging products because you’re 29” or pushing of the latest products, etc – it was a consultation based around my skin type, the Kiehl’s view that cleansing, toning and moisturising are the pillars of any skincare routine, and a discussion about my specific skincare concerns.

Aside from the cleansing, toning and moisturising products, Nely recommended the Midnight Recovery Concentrate – which I have heard amazing things about, the matching eye cream and a dark spot corrector to address my pigmentation concerns.

After much humming and hawing, I decided to go with the Ultra Facial Toner as it’s super gentle on the skin and alcohol free, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Eye Cream and the Ultra Facial Moisturizer, which everyone and their mother seems to rave about.

Kiehl's Dubai Mall

I also picked up Micro-Blur Skin Perfector solely because of Amelia’s rave reviews of it, and let me tell you – the girl ain’t wrong! I’ve only used it twice so far but my god, it’s fabulous! It actually does blur lines and perfect the look of the skin. I’ll post a full review once I’ve been using it a few weeks.

Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector

I also grabbed a bottle of the Rice & Wheat Volumising Shampoo (which I promptly put in my shower, hence its absence in this post). All in all, the above cost me just over Dhs600 which I think is pretty good value considering all that I bought, and the walk-in consultation is free 🙂 Amazingly, Kiehl’s happily dish out samples of their products for you to try when you make a purchase! I don’t know of any brand that still does that 🙁

Are you using any Kiehl’s products at the moment? Any particularly amazing ones I’m missing out on? Let me know in the comments! 🙂


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  • Reply Amy

    Incredible! I purchased my first two Kiehl’s products on Sunday, I picked up the Midnight Recovery Concentrate such as yourself long with the avocado eye cream which is really lovely.

    I’m so keen to try the Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, super excited for when that is released over here in the UK.

    June 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Stacey

    I just picked up the MicroBlur and am giving it a test run! I really want the eye cream you picked up- they gave me a sample to try.

    Ps you should definitely get those baby blue heels in your ‘currently covering’-I have them in nude and pink!


    June 6, 2014 at 7:24 am
    • Reply Simone

      Are they comfortable though, the heels?

      June 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply idahama

    I’m currently using their argan oil line. Oil/ Shampoo/conditioner/Hair mask and the papaya facial scrub.. My skin is agreeing with their products. LOVE !!!!

    June 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Elisabeth

    Oh dear, at 34 I still feel a bit clueless when it comes to skincare! perhaps I need to take a trip to Kiehls too! I’ve notice quite a few lines under the eyes recently and on my forehead….I’m officially in panic mode!!

    Would be great to see a full review on what you think of these products, I’m so overwhelmed as to what products I should use for the best!

    Lis x

    June 6, 2014 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Cynthia

    Their BB Cream is simply the best out there. SPF50, vitamin C, no parabens/silicons/mineral oils/fragrance, natural pigments… I use it literally EVERYDAY! Much helthier and then I can leave foundations for special ocasions only.

    June 22, 2014 at 5:21 pm
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