Kiehl’s: Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Oh, I still have tons of samples/trial size products. It seems they are collecting faster than I can test and review. Today’s sample review created quite a big stir for me. So, it’s getting a front of the vanity showing today.

In June, Neiman Marcus held a Sunday brunch for the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida to introduce us to the many beauty lines they carry. I posted about it here. At that brunch, Ms. Rebecca Weiss, with the Kiehl’s line shared some of their fine products. One that she had a few of us sample on the backs of our hands was ‘Midnight Recovery Concentrate’. It spread out along my skin and I could see it absorbing right in without any rubbing at all. And then the smell…..lavender supreme!!! That got my interest piqued right then.

In our goodie bags, there were several samples of Kiehl’s and that particular product was one of them. I couldn’t wait to try it out on my face.This little sample lasted me 5 nights and I even shared once with my hubs…

After just one use, the next morning my skin was visibly softer and felt softer than I can ever remember. Yes, that good!!! And yes, that dramatic. I knew there was something special about this product and I was not at all disappointed.

I’m not going to lie; this is expensive but it is one of those OMG-IT’S-SO-GREAT worth it items. To make it the best buy, I got the large 1.7 oz and it was just a bit under $70. If you are a loyal reader, you know I really, REALLY have to like something to spend that much on it.

Kiehl’s packages look like they come from an old-time apothecary. Actually, the company was started in 1851 as a pharmacy in New York City. In keeping with their long history, Kiehl’s continues to use essential oils and botanicals in their products. I know the power oils and herbs and, so does my skin.

Besides the obvious lavender oil in ‘Midnight Recovery Concentrate’, there are many other essential oils working their wonder in this elixir. It’s hard to get a photo of the miniscule print, but if you are not able to enlarge it, I’ll tell you I counted 18 oils and botanials in this product.

This product isn’t a thick oil, but a thin one that absorbs into the skin extremely fast. The bottle is as fascinating as the product. It’s a dropper-like delivery system but with a very cool, modern twist to it…

Four drops of ‘Midnight Recovery Concentrate’ is all I need for my face and neck. And, my face stays smooth all the way until morning. I don’t know if this product would be suited for everyone, since it is an oil, albeit very natural ones. But for my slightly dry skin and, for reducing the fine lines I have, I think this is money very well spent. This is not the last you will hear about Kiehl’s!

Check out all the fun samples Ms. Weiss gave me with my purchase…

Indeed, this is the first of several Kiehl’s products that will be making their way to sit on the Pink Vanity.

Have you tried Kiehl’s products before?

  • This looks like a lovely product. Nice review, thanks!

  • I’m crazy about skincare, I’ll have to check this out