Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kiehl's 10 Day Challenge

Kiehl's Canada enlisted fashion and beauty bloggers across the country to participate in its 10 Day Change Your Skin Challenge using one of its bestsellers, Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($48 CAD).

For ten days straight I applied two drops of the lightweight serum after cleansing and under my face moisturizer in the evening when "skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors." Kiehl's promises the "elixir effectively restores skin's healthy appearance overnight, resulting in a smoother more radiant complexion by morning."

I accepted the challenge, but have actually been using this product sporadically since June and am already a proclaimed fan. Admittedly however, I am brutal at keeping a consistent skincare routine... in other words I work too much and drink a lot and in my buzzed, tired stupors can't be bothered to either a) apply moisturizers and serums at night or b) even take off the day's makeup. I know, I know! This is beauty blasphemy! The shame. 

So, as a lazy skin caretaker, I welcomed a challenge like this. I've been told over and over again by beauty experts the key to great skin is consistency. And of course, they are right. After using the concentrate nightly for the past ten days my skin is way less dry, and if I do say so myself - pretty radiant. I wouldn't claim it transformed me into a porcelain doll overnight, but my skin is holding moisture better in general, and I am using less moisturizer in the mornings. In conclusion: great product that makes my skin feel silky smooth. 

Want to try it for yourself? Edmontonians can purchase it at Kiehl's locations in Southgate Centre and West Edmonton Mall, or of course online. And for a list of my top five favourite Kiehl's products, check out this post!

P.S. Last year I shared some of your concerns about Kiehl's animal testing policy. I can confirm both Kiehl's and its PR representatives have assured me "Kiehl's has never done any product testing on animals and never will." However, this statement does not mean animal products are not USED in its products or during preparation of the products. In one product in particular, Kiehl's uses lanolin, which is an ingredient derived from sheep's wool. If that is a concern for you, be sure to check ingredient listings on Kiehl's products, which are clearly stated on its website. 


  1. "I work too much and drink a lot." Love it Janis lol. Glad this serum worked for you!

  2. Sounds like a great product. Looking forward to trying it out!

  3. Kiehl's is owned by L'Oreal, which does animal testing. Nowhere on the Kiehl's website does it say that they don't do animal testing. Here's what it does say: "...we still need to perform some animal testing, which today represents less than 1% of our safety assessments."


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