Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate and Kiehl’s Acai Damage Repairing Serum review :
Serums have been something that I’ve only discovered recently – at the sad old age of 27 I fear I’m behind the 8 ball on this one, but better late than never, right?
I use two serums at the moment – one at night and one in the morning. Both are by Kiehl’s – theirPowerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate and their Acai Damage Repairing Serum.
Why to Use a Face Serum ?
The reason I use a serum is because it gives me that extra boost that I can’t get in a moisturiser. Serums are packed full of ingredients at high concentrations – if you’re looking at purchasing one, the real question is what result do you want, and what combination of ingredients will deliver it.
Those of you who know me will know that I hate edges – you wouldn’t believe the terror that raced through my body when I realised I had to place the serums on my window ledge in order to get the light I wanted. But that’s a side issue.
The first serum I’ve got is the Kiehl’s Acai Damage Repairing Serum.
I was recommended this serum by a super friendly Kiehl’s staff member. I mentioned to her that I wanted an antioxidant rich serum, because I had a bit of uneven skintone and random skin damaged texture that I wasn’t happy with. I’m also worried about getting old
The Kiehl’s Acai Damage Repairing Serum says it will
- Activates skin’s own renewal process to help repair visible effects of oxidative skin damage
- Improves appearance of skin discoloration, evens skin texture, and provides a natural tightening effect
- Provides light moisture to smooth skin
What I like about this serum is that it absorbs instantly, which means you can’t take your time smoothing it on. You can also immediately apply your moisturiser after the serum. For me, that means it’s a perfect morning and daytime serum. It’s quick and non-moisturising so you can apply your moisturiser of choice afterwards.
I’m in two minds about its effectiveness. It’s hard for me to tell if it’s worked because I don’t know if the improved texture of my skin is a direct result of using this serum. I’ll keep using it because I can’t think of a reason not to use it – Acai berries are a powerful antioxidant source – but when it runs out I’ll probably try something else.
Australia: $59 (available at Myer, Kiehl’s standalone stores or online at kiehls.com.au)
Next is Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate
This is Kiehl’s ultimate Vitamin C serum (L-absorbic acid for those of you playing at home ) which is – and this is a big call – the best skincare decision I have ever made.
Vitamin C serums (provided you have a good concentration, ideally 10 – 15% depending on how much your skin can tolerate) are proven to brighten and tighten your skin, reduce wrinkles, will fade any light acne scars and will give you a natural healthy glow – no exaggeration. People talk about miracle ingredients – Vitamin C is a miracle ingredient.
I’ve had all of those and more and I’ve noticed the change specifically after using the Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate. I don’t use it every day (laziness) but I only use it in the evenings because this is quite a thick serum, needs a lot of time to set in, and I find it’s quite moisturising.
The main thing you need to watch out for is any yellowing you find. Vitamin C is an active ingredient and will oxidise if you leave it exposed to the air – if you find any Vitamin C product you use starts to go yellow then you need to throw it out. No questions asked.
The Kiehl’s serum is marketed as a wrinkle reducer, but I think that’s missing the point. This serum is suitable for anyone, regardless of age or skin concern. It’s expensive, but I will probably use this serum forever and that’s no exaggeration.
If you don’t have it, you need to get it.
Full Disclosure: These serums were provided as a gift from Kiehl’s.