If you’ve been reading my blog since the beginning, you may remember I wrote a post about my skincare routine. This has changed quite a bit since then (but you can still read it here). And one area in particular that has changed is I’ve finally entered the world of facial oils. Dun dun duuuun. I said before this was something I didn’t use but was really interested in. And lo and behold I now use not one, but two! Both of course from Kiehl’s which is a brand that just seems to work wonders no matter what they produce.
These two oils are designed to work together by protecting your skin from the outside weather conditions – e.g. cold, wind – during the day and replenishing it overnight. Pretty cool if you ask me.
The first oil I purchased was in October last year and that was the highly raved about Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This, as the name suggests, is used at night time. Just a few drops massaged into the skin every night has really boosted the hydration of my skin leaving it super soft by the morning. I never bother to layer moisturiser ontop of this as I would rather just use an extra drop or two of the oil which seems to work for me. I’ve used this consistently for so long, I often wonder what would happen if I stopped using it. But lets not take that risk. The bottle is still going strong and there is more than half left even four months later. This is pretty incredible and makes the price a little bit more justified. And it’s subtle lavender scent is perfect for sleeping.
Once you try this you’ll understand exactly why it is one of their cult beauty bestsellers.
I then purchased the Daily Reviving Concentrate just after Christmas. I hadn’t really heard much about day time facial oils until I saw this. And since I love to spend, I just had to buy it lol. This oil has a much thinner consistency than the Midnight Recovery and as little as 2 drops are needed. It sinks into the skin quickly – the less you use, the better – but I like to leave it whilst I brush my teeth before applying a moisturiser on top.
This awakens my skin and adds a glow back to it, which is great as my skin had become quite dull and tired looking due to the cold weather. It adds a natural highlight type sheen to the skin which is lovely. And I feel my skin has an extra barrier of protection from the weather. The scent of this oil did take a while to get used to due to the ginger root. But other than that I loooove it.
If I were to pick a favourite, however, it would definitely be the Midnight Recovery. And I would definitely recommend trying a night oil first if you’re new to them. I don’t want to be dramatic but they are pretty life changing. Sorta.
Do you use facial oils?
Thank you for reading,