Jul 072012

I bought Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($44) during a quick trip to their counter to look at the line. I tried a bit on my hand, which felt wonderful. What really pushed me to buy was a young woman speaking to her friend, who pointed at it and said, “Look. This is magic. You put a few drops on your face at night so your skin looks really alive when you wake up.” I’ll have what she’s having–sign me up.

Although frequently referred to as a serum, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate has a thin oil texture. The oil has a pleasant, light scent, and is colorless. The scent is far more pleasant to me than Rodin Olio Lusso. In my opinion, the Kiehl’s is gentler and the effect more subtle. Sometimes my skin feels transformed using Rodin’s Olio Lusso–and it can get a little pink in the process. In contrast, the Kiel’s Midnight Recovery leaves my skin soft and glowing but never irritated.

Kiehl’s recommends putting on a drop or a few before going to sleep. Sometimes I wear it in the evenings after taking off my makeup for the day, or in the early mornings as I’m getting things done around the house. It feels wonderful. Ingredient list (click to enlarge);

Overall, Kiehl’s is a lovely, moisturizing light oil that’s helpful if your skin is stressed. It’s non-irritating, moisturizing, and leaves a nice glow behind. Recommended.


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  5 Responses to “Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Review”

  1. Thanks. I’ve been thinking about buying this magic item myself. Now, after reading your review, I am sure I have to try it:)

  2. I love the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate! Only used it three times after getting a sample size with an order this week and I definitely need to purchase the fullsize when I am out of the mini. 🙂

  3. It is, indeed, a great oil! It’s my magic during the extremely cold European winter months. I mix a drop of 2-3 with my daily moisturizer and apply it to my face before make up. It keeps my skin extremely soft and not patchy. And use it every night under my night cream or serum.

    During less colder days I just reduce the amount and use it only at night. Now in the summer I use it every other day or twice a week to keep my skin at great condition… Definitely a MUST in my skincare collection.

  4. […] evening or early morning (like the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate that I’ve just reviewed here). I’ve slowed down on retinols during this test period. Plus, keep in mind that I was using […]

  5. Wow! this is really quite interesting product because of its magic.lol! Well, I really want to try products that interest me the most with some good reviews and good feed backs from other customers as well. I will try this one! Good review!

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