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Kiehl’s Skin Products for Sensitive Skin

As a blogger I receive a lot of emails asking me to review products, most of which I politely decline as most products don’t fit the profile of being affordable. However as someone with eczema, that’s when all the pennies I’ve saved goes towards skin products that aren’t necessarily “frugal” but are worth the price I pay as they resolve the issues of dry blotchy skin associated with eczema. Kiehl’s is a line of skin products made from naturally derived ingredients that has been around since 1851 and is the best line for people with sensitive skin and of which I’ve had success with.  So when I received a box of Kiehl’s skin products to review needless to say I was thrilled as I’m already familiar with some of the products.  (Go to bottom of this blog post to find out how you can get a free consultation with five complimentary samples)

Last year when I had a bad bout of eczema, the Cream de Corps ($15) was the only product that moisturizer my dry skin. In fact my leg looked like an alligator skin and after applying this cream, it stopped the flaking whereas other creams did nothing. When I read the ingredient list of beta-carotene, cocoa butter and sesame oil, I wasn’t surprised why it was so successful in nourishing my dry scaly skin.

What I love about Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash ($37) is that it cleans without that nasty sting from products with alcohol. It’s  soap free and Paraben free and made from a glycerin that is plant-based and can be derived from sources including palm fruit, rapeseed and coconut. The next morning my skin felt soft and smooth.

Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($56) is a concentration of pure essential oils made from evening primrose, lavender and squalane, all of which ingredients I’m so familiar with as I am a big fan of herbal supplements. I used this on my elbow where I saw starting to develop hardened brown patch due to my eczema and the next morning although it was still a little dry, the brown colouring was gone. Because you only have to use a few drops, this bottle will last a long time (and I have another one from four years ago which I haven’t finished using).

Ultra Facial Cream ($36) is apparently made to help reduce moisture loss which I will be using whenever it starts to snow again in Vancouver. But in the meantime for someone like me over 40, it’s a good product to add to a daily beauty regime as my skin at this age has started to lose its moisture.  The morning after application I could feel a significant difference as my face felt less dry.

Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque ($35) – There’s nothing I like better than to take a long soothing bath with a masque on my face. This masque is made from Amazonian White Clay, oatmeal and aloe vera and it seems to go on lighter than other clay masks and my skin feels a soothing tingle. Immediately after washing it off my skin has a soft glow and feels softer.

Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado ($61). At my age, it’s not a surprise that I have bags underneath my eyes. Because avocados have healthy fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, this cream is potent.  I find that with any eye creams, you You need to apply them for a few weeks before seeing results, so I’ll add my results to this blog post in a few weeks when the cream has had a chance to work its magic.

So far I’m loving my new beauty regime and the results. Develop your own beauty regime with Kiehl’s because until September 27, you can get a free consultation at any Kiehl’s location plus 5 complimentary samples #ChangeYourSkin. And then if you like any of Kiehl’s products, they are available in various sizes dependent on your budget and needs.


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Dianne

Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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