Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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.

Photos below!

khiels midnight recovery oil 1

khiels midnight recovery oil 2

khiels midnight recovery oil 3

khiels midnight recovery oil 4

khiels midnight recovery oil 5




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

Available from :  Kiehl’s stores

Final Rating : 4/5



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
  • Aditi

    sounds great and i love the dropper too hahaha 😀 but the price bites :/ even though it’ll last a long time, it’s going to take so much effort for me to shell out that much in one go :/

    • Xuvious

      I have no idea how often Kiehl’s has discounts and stuff but you can probably get a sample to try it out. :)

  • Beauty Frontline

    sounds great, bottle is cute 😀

    • Xuvious

      Totally, reminds me of those little ink bottles. 😉

  • pari

    Wanted to try this from a long time..Will definitely buy made it easy..nice review..

    • Xuvious

      Hope you like it! ^_^

  • adriana m

    really nice review. i want to try this :)

    • Xuvious

      You need it in your life! ^_^

  • Krithi Marla

    I have oily skin ,this thing has improved my skin texture and overall skin…i dont get acne anymore & my acne scars have gone down
    Its said that u did not like it so much
    great review

    • Xuvious

      Wow, thats a really good improvement. I use other products for acne so I can’t fully attribute it to this. But I’ve read lots of reviews with similar results to yours, especially those with oily skin. :)

  • Natasha Bhatt

    This is an amazing product.. Thanks fr sharing dear
    My latest post:

    • Xuvious

      I love it! ^_^

  • Xuvious

    You can I guess, it’s very hydrating, you’d probably need to use a bit more though. ^_^

  • coralcrue

    The dropper makes it looks very intriguing. Heard lovely things about it too. Nicely reviewed and love the clicks.

    • Xuvious

      I love using it even more because of that! xx

  • Pingback: Korres Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizing Brightening Cream | Xuvious()

  • Pingback: Wishlist : April 2013()

  • Pingback: My Skincare Routine | PM()