The marketing behind this product is so intriguing with the world “miracle” and “recovery” thrown around a lot. It’s sets up high expectations!
Around last year, I was looking for a face oil to incorporate in my skincare routine. I tried the Nuxe multi-use oil but it broke me out on my face. I just use it for my hair and other dry patches now. I decided to give Kiehl’s a try for the first time!
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a face serum or facial oil (whichever term you prefer) which claims to give you smooth, supple hydrated skin overnight. On that claim, it does come through but it won’t magically get rid of every spot or blemish on your skin.
I suppose this is good for you if you have dry/combination skin. I do get tiny dry patches around my mouth, nose and sometimes my forehead, using a facial oil has really helped with keeping my skin smooth. The morning after use, I wake up with hydrated soft skin and it looks more alive/radiant.
But I will say this, the effects only last a day. It’s not exactly a gradual improvement, it’s sudden and lasts overnight into the next day. But it does help the dry patches disappear when combined with exfoliation. Sometimes your skin can feel very tight and dry and this will definitely sooth it.
I generally apply this twice a week after my toner. I need 2-3 drops to cover my face and neck. I let it stay that way for a while and then go ahead and apply my moisturizer, but not too heavily.
Your face will look a bit shiny but it doesn’t feel greasy. The oil is very light, not a heavy hair oil kind. Of course, if you use too much, it will feel like you’ve piled on a lot but generally with 2-3 drops it should be a good amount of coverage.
I like the lavender and rose fragrance but if you have had problems with that before, do a test or get a sample to be sure it won’t break you out. Kiehl’s stores are quite generous with their samples.
I like the packaging a lot, I get such a kick from using the dropper! I know, I’m weird. It’s a nice glass bottle and that 30ml amount of oil is going to last me for more than a year. So even though it costs Rs. 2990, it’s kinda an ok price for me.
Name : Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Brand : Kiehl’s
Colour : Colourless
Consistency : Light oil
Texture : oil
Fragrance : Lavender, rose, very mild though
Application : Use 2-3 drops and apply over face.
Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Squalane, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Coriander Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Lavender Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Linalool, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Turmeric Root Extract, Limonene, Citral, Sclareolide, Rose Flower Oil, Jasmine Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil
Product Amount : 30ml
Packaging : Glass bottle with dropper.
Shelf Life : –
Price : Rs. 2990
Final Rating : 4/5