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.
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.
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! 🙂