Hello beauties, and since this is my first post for 2018, Happy New Year! May all your whishes come true this year !
Today I have for you a review featuring Kiehl’s hydro-plumping re-texturizing serum concentrate.
I bought this serum in late June last year (2017) after receiving few samples of it at the Kiehls counter. One thing I love adore about Kiehls, they are always lovely, helpful and generous with their samples. No matter where in the world I was visiting one of their counters it always was a pleasant experience.
Kiehl’s serum hydro plumping is available at any Kiehl’s counter, in their online store or at Sephora.
What is it
Kiehl’s serum hydro plumping serum concentrate is a hydrating serum containing 15% plant-based glycerine and Shiso Leaf extract. Also has antiaging properties.
Who is it for
Please be careful if you sensitive, it contains citric acid which can be a trigger
Also, Butylene Glycol and Dimethicone can be comedogenic
How do you use it?
Apply Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate into the palm of your hand and then smooth over entire face and neck.
I use it after the cleanser, toner/mist, and the eye cream.
How long did I test it
Other products I used at the same time with
Cleansers Midnight Recovery Cleanser, Garnier Micellar water, Sukin Super Greens Facial Cleansing Oil
Tonner Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel, Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist
Serums Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II Serum, Matrixyl 10% + HA, Subq Anti-Age, Recharge Serum with colostrum oil
Moisturisers Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil, Predermine
A serum concentrate that gives new life to dull, tired skin
• Utilizes next generation liquid-to-serum technology to hydrate skin’s deepest surface layers intensively
• Clinically demonstrated to help correct the signs of age-related dehydration
• Youthfully plumps skin, smoothing the appearance of fine lines & rough texture
• Formulated with a potent complex of 15% plant-based Glycerin and Shiso Leaf Extract
kiehl’s retexturizing serum ingredients as presented on their site
AQUA / WATER, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, PROPANEDIOL, DIMETHICONE/PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CHLORPHENESIN, SODIUM CITRATE, p-ANISIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ADENOSINE, PERILLA OCYMOIDES EXTRACT / PERILLA OCYMOIDES LEAF EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID
What’s formulated without
Khiel’s products are not cruelty-free, Khiel’s is part of L’Oreal Group, they do some testing on animals
How does it smell?
Very light almost no smell, fresh
Can it be taken around the eyes
What did I like about:
While as itself this serum won’t give me enough hydration, layered with other products this serum is absolutely brilliant. It was literally supercharging any other serum I layered with it.
My skin type is dry going to very dry and dehydrated; I think for a healthy skin type this will provide a right amount of hydration by itself and probably won’t be needed to layer other serums and oils. Another thing that I like it was the packaging, light but sturdy, pump dispenser, very hygienic and the spreadability of it, a little goes a long way; I needed less than recommended amount ( parts because I layer it with other products)
What I didn’t like about
The so claimed ’72 hours of hydration’, like really who is going to try that! I must admit it crossed my mind for a second*grin to not wash my face for three days to test that but then I’m normal I have a life and a job so…. sorry I haven’t tested it that way …Mission impossible.
Claims like these make me giggle– how would one really know that this was delivering on these claims without skipping the cleanse/shower. Yes, there are fancy tech tests for that, but the product is designed for people, not fancy tech tests. I mean don’t get me wrong I love Kiehls, and my bank account is a testimonial for my love, but still, that’s a funny claim.
Now back on the serious matter, unfortunately for my dry-dehydrated skin, this serum is not enough on its own unless I am using quite a hydrating moisturizer. If I want to skip straight to the makeup after using this serum, and I’m not talking here about a full glam face but just a tiny bit everyday kinda makeup, my skin would be so dry that will literally drink up my base and leave my make up so patchy.
$58.00 1.7 oz
Would I repurchase?
Yes, just because if I layer it well it looks absolutely superb under the make up