I live for facial oils; I do but admittedly they are something I associate with my night time skin care routine. As a matter of a fact other than Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, I can’t think of another oil like product I own that is aimed at day time use. With the Autumn being particularly drying on my complexion and no signs of that letting up over the next few months, I have replaced my typical daily moisturiser in place of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, and I must say my skin simply laps it up.
Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is a lightweight facial oil that has been intended for day time use, as a matter of fact it has been created to partner with the bestselling Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate; one for day protection and one for night repair – clever right! You can of course use Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate on its own to increase hydration and protect against environmental aggressors.
The real purpose of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is to brighten and perk up tired skin, used daily it aims to enhance natural radiance and erase signs of fatigue. Despite my sleep pattern being all over the place, my skin isn’t typically dull – I put this down to having a naturally oily complexion, as such I can’t comment on the brightening aspects but I can say that my skin is more hydrated. With a combination of artificial heat, ice cold rain and winds, the Winter has taken its toll on my complexion – Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate helps to prevent my face from drying out and I like to think it protects my skin to some degree too.
Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is of 100% natural origin, mineral oil free, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), non-acnegenic oil (safe for blemish prone complexions) – so typically a safe bet for all skin types. It contains Tamanu Botanical Oil helps to reduce the appearance of daily damage (think fine lines and sun damage) as well as being able to replenish and comfort the skin. To strengthen the skin’s natural barrier which in turn will protect the skin from environmental damage, Kiehl’s have selected Sunflower Botanical Oil. Such oil also hydrates, softens and visibly improves skin texture. Lastly we have Ginger Root Essential Oil – a natural oil that will protect against radicals and environmental aggressors (think pollution and general city living) with antioxidant protection. I do want to stress that yes, this oil may protect against certain elements of everyday, environmental damage, it is in no way a substitute for SPF – Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate does not protect the skin from UV damage.
If your typical daily moisturiser is no longer cutting it, and you need something light yet deeply nourishing, I cannot recommend Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate enough. I do think those with a drier complexion will benefit more from the radiance boosting qualities but for instant, comforting and long lasting hydration, you will be hard pushed to beat this product. I particularly enjoy the fact that by adding it to my routine, I am protecting my skin and hopefully warding of the signs of ageing, that little longer. It is a ten out of ten from me.