Did you know your skin never sleeps?
It spends the night repairing itself from all the damage it sustained during the day.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate claims to help this process. Kiehl’s says it “works with the skin’s natural nocturnal activity to dramatically restore skin”.
If you don’t know what that means, it’s marketing lingo for “we want people to believe this serum helps skin repair itself at night but we can’t say that because it isn’t true.”
In other words, keep the claim vague enough so it means everything and nothing and you won’t get in trouble with the law. How can you prove this stuff doesn’t do what it claims when you don’t even know what it claims?
But, it’s not all bad. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate does have a few good things going for it. But they come at a cost…
Squalane is one of the very few oils that doesn’t make fungal acne worse. It’s safe literally for everyone.
Squalane is a natural component of your skin. That means your skin recognizes it and absorbs it quickly. It doesn’t leave a super greasy residue behind as other oils do.
Plus, it’s super moisturizing. It creates a barrier on the skin that slows down water loss, keeping it hydrated and soft for longer.
Related: How To Treat Fungal Acne
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil is a multitasker:
- Moisturizer: like squalene, it creates a barrier on the skin that slows down water loss
- Antioxidant: it fights the free radicals that cause wrinkles
- Soothing: it calms down irritations – perfect for sensitive skin
Rose Hip Oil
If you’re a regular here, you know that rosehip oil is my fave natural oil. It’s derived from the hip (the radish-like ball the rose leaves behind after it blossoms) of roses and can fix any skincare woe:
- Moisturising: it’s loaded with fatty acids that keep skin soft and smooth
- Antioxidant: it contains vitamin A, the only thing that can really reduce wrinkles
- Anti-acne treatment: it treats mini pimples
Rosemary, Coriander, and Lavender Oils
So far, we talked about all the good things about Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. It’s super moisturising and can help you fight wrinkles BUT… way too many irritants are lurking in it.
Rosemary, coriander and lavender oils all have fragrant components that can irritate skin, especially sensitive skin. 🙁
What Else Do You Need To Know?
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is super moisturising. That alone makes skin soft and glowy and plumps it up so that your fine lines and wrinkles look smaller. No wonder so many people are fans.
My problem is the number of irritants. Small concentrations may not be as harmful but there are so many irritants here, I’d rather get my moisture fix somewhere else.
If your skin’s very resistant and tolerates everything, there’s a chance they won’t bother you. But still, it’s not something I would use regularly.
Have you tried Kielh’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate? Share your experience in the comments below.
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