Kiehl’s for the Summer


My skin has gone through tons of changes these last few months. Remodeling a house gave me added stress and the climate in Napa is much drier and warmer than San Francisco. A couple of weeks ago, I got to spend some time in the Kiehl's store on Fillmore Street SF with a skincare specialist. She recommended me a few of their products (which I purchased right away) and I got to also try out some of their new products that recently launched.

(Photos: Megan Bayley Photography)

I worked with Courtney who was really amazing! She knew a lot about Asian skin because she's actually part asian herself. (She works at the Corte Madera Kiehl's so stop by there to see her.) I told her all of my skin issues and she immediately gave me two skin tests that take a minute to do. Anyone can walk into a Kiehl's store and have these done. I really recommend it.


It turns out my skin is combination on my forehead and normal on my cheeks. My hydration level was low so I was really dehydrated. I already knew that because I knew I had not been drinking enough water lately. (Need to start a habit tracker for water in my planner.)


Courtney cleaned my skin and tested a few products on me. Don't you just love when you get pampered? It was a long two weeks of school activities and this day was actually the last day of school for Chloe. This pampering was so necessary! She applied the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution all over my face so I could feel how light it was on my skin. In fact, most of Kiehl's products feel light and work so well on my skin. I love all their plant based ingredients.


One of my main concerns is a couple dark spots that were acne remnants. I didn't even pick my skin and I still got a spot! Courtney recommended the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask ($33) and the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution ($50). I used this mask right away that night to just clear up all the excess oil in my skin. It felt great on! The Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution needs to be used all over your face, even though you are trying to target one or two spots. I am using it every day and night. Courtney says it will take around 30-60 days to see any effect so I'll keep you posted on how it's going. The solution can also be used to correct skin discoloration on hands, neck and chest too.


Two products that recently launched that are new to me are the Daily Reviving Concentrate ($73). I have been using this every morning after the dark spot solution. The serum contains antioxidants protection with Ginger Root, Sunflower and Tamanu which will help skin feel fresh and look energized.


Afterwards, I use the new Glow Formula Skin Hydrator ($38). It's perfect for summer because it gives your skin a natural glow thanks to the pomegranate extract and the illuminating minerals. It's such an easy way to get a natural summer look that's super easy. You can also mix this with your moisturizer or foundation!


You can check out my recent reviews on the new Kiehl's Sheet Masks ($32 for a set of 4) and Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask ($54). (Review here.)

I also can't live with out the Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate ($62). It has Hyaluronic Acid that helps plump your skin so it's my must have each morning! (Review here.)


Thanks for the great time Kiehl's!

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