Hello beauty lovers! After my 2-day skin holiday in Cameron Highlands a few weeks ago, I’ve been making an effort to take extra care of my skin, especially right before bedtime. The thought of having to double cleanse after a long and tiring day isn’t an appealing notion, especially when all you want to do is curl up in bed till morning. So when I heard that the new Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil by Kiehl’s completely melts away all traces of makeup and impurities on your face, I had to give it a try!
What Is It?
This soap-free cleansing oil feels extremely lightweight on the skin. Its main ingredients consist of Squalane, Evening Primrose Oil and Lavender Essential Oil. Squalane is a botanical lipid derived from olives, which possesses a similar molecular structure to that of our skin’s own natural sebum. Its soluble yet emollient nature makes it an effective ingredient in dissolving makeup and dirt particles on our skin without leaving the skin feeling stripped and dehydrated. On the other hand, Evening Primrose Oil contains Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier, while Lavender Essential Oil is a calming agent to soothe tired and irritated skin.
I like how light this cleansing oil feels on my skin and it doesn’t sting my eyes or blur my vision like other cleansing oils. It takes off my sunscreen and even waterproof makeup, and doesn’t feel drying either, which is a huge plus for dry skinned gals like me. It also doesn’t feel greasy, which is a good thing in a hot and humid climate like ours. Because this oil removes all impurities in just one cleanse, I don’t have to go in with a second cleanse anymore, which essentially cuts my nighttime routine in half!
How I Use It
I take 3 pumps of the oil and massage it onto my dry face for about 5 to 10 minutes. I then wet my hands and continue massaging to emulsify the oil into a cleansing milk. Finally, I rinse my face thoroughly with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. I follow up with a my favourite Witch Hazel toner and apply a layer of moisturiser as a mask to deeply nourish my skin overnight.
For my moisturiser, I’m currently loving the Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream as an overnight treatment. A pea-sized amount is all you need for your entire face, as it is a very emollient and nourishing cream. Simply warm up the product in between your finger tips, then gently press and roll it onto your face. This power-packed cream is enriched with all natural New Zealand Manuka honey and Korean red ginseng to deeply hydrate the skin, whilst simultaneously protecting the skin from moisture loss. The texture of my skin has notably improved after the first week of using it.
I’ve been using these treatments consistently for three weeks now, and I can’t imagine my skincare routine without it.
The Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil 175ml (RM160) and Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream 50ml (RM254) are now available on the Kiehl’s website and at all Kiehl’s outlets nationwide.