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My heart welled over skepticism as I watched the informative on the attractive little white bottle that sat amidst a bloom of daisies on my table. The brand did its bit in quelling my cynical stance. An honest-to-goodness white-coat background as a 1851 New York apothecary, no fancy smelling potions, no Bollywood actors endorsing it across every second billboard in the city… Kiehl’s, despite its medium-to-high price tag, makes a good case for dermatologist products.
The real worry was my dry, sensitive and – well let’s admit it – fast ageing skin. When Anjali Pai, the brand’s manager, after peering at my hopeless situation, suggested that I try the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution with its complimentary products, I groaned. Along with their sunscreen SPF50 (which I took to, immediately and it stays in my purse religiously!) there was the Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, which I was told, worked on improving the texture of one’s skin, and their best-seller, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
I knew there was no way I could use four products simultaneously and regularly. The Midnight Recovery Concentrate was the easiest to use, soft and silky, gliding across the face and settling comfortably under a regular moisturizer. I didn’t wake up every morning looking like Cinderella, but I did feel my skin soften over a period of time, and I’d rate the product as much as I would any fancypants night cream… minus the greasiness. Notch up those brownie points! Unfortunately, the Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate was the first casualty; I stopped using it within a week, partially because it smelled slightly off-the-chemist’s counter, but largely because I got too lazy.
But, to my own surprise, I remained committed to the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution – twice a day – for over three weeks. Although my skin didn’t go from awful to awesome (we all know it doesn’t work that way but we wish it did!) I began to see a visible improvement in the tone of my facial skin. The concentrate is supposed to be packed with White Birch and Peony extract. The real Mc Coy is Activated C, the new generation Vitamin C in its most concentrated form yet. Exotic ingredients aside, the concentrate glides easily over your skin, absorbs instantly, isn’t greasy, and you have to love the sexy white bottle.
In conclusion, I have to say that the product and its accompanying star cast didn’t dramatically improve my skin tone/texture and make my sun spots vanish overnight. Having said that, the products are light, non-fragrant (which is lovely, if you don’t like wandering all day and night reeking of a garden of flowers) non-greasy and I’m sure that if I continue to use them regularly over a couple of months, I will see a marked change in the quality of my skin.
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