Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Kiehl's Skin Rescuer | Review
We live in a day and age where faster is better (example: when we scream when it takes more than five seconds to load our email), where more effective is king, and where we rush, rush, rush. Perhaps choosing a McDonald's Big Mac over a home-prepared quinoa concoction, to follow the principle, isn't necessarily good for our bodies, but when it comes to skincare, more effective always reigns supreme.
Take my previous morning moisturizer, for example--the Origins Vitazing Moisturizer. Talk about a multi-tasker. A tint, SPF protection, and a dose of moisture. Despite the wicked power, I just wasn't feeling the love anymore, as some real skincare oomph was lacking, and it's multi-wonders were being disregarded anyway, as I always followed with another SPF and another base to cover up the tint.
So I tried something new--the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator. It's promises? To "[address] both the short-term visible signs of long term premature aging effect that stress can have on skin...[to] help minimize skin's visible response to stress" and to provide a barrier to shield and maintain skin to promote recovery. Sounds pretty promising, non? Well, Kiehl's also knows how to utilize some serious logos and provide that "clinical results showed that 100% of those tested showed a significant improvement in overall skin quality, dryness and blotchiness."
As I tested the green-bottled goop out, the first realization was the scent...typical. In fact, it doesn't smell very nice at. all. (think Elmer's glue, but less potent). As I expected an herbal, wonder aroma, I was a little disappointed. Then, one to two pumps covered the whole of my face, but you have to work fast, as this stuff sinks in über quickly. The quickly absorbing properties may sound like a faff, but it's definitely a god-send on busy mornings, as I can immediately slap on the day's war paint with no waiting time.
Since I've been using this each morning for the past couple of months, I can finally relay the results. I do believe that it has helped reduce a little bit of the redness from my face (but no dramatic results) and supplies an awesome dose of moisture that doesn't leave my skin feeling parched.
If you've got dry skin, I don't think that this would be enough for you, but normal or combination gal's would definitely reap the benefits.
So, is it the best moisturizer? No, as the selection is still out on that one, but, if you're a sucker for mint green things like I am, with a little effectiveness thrown in, then I think this is for you.