Kiehl’s, the American cosmetics brand that specializes in premium skin, hair, and body care products.
The company recently opened in Victoria Square at Cornmarket. And I’ve been in and got stocked up with some of their men’s range.
Last year I was introduced to a much improved skincare regime by Benefit (read that here), and I’ve stuck with it, but now it’s Kiehl’s turn to give this middle aged skin a glow. And apparently it has!
Kiehl’s opened in 1851 in New York. Since then things have clearly changed, they’ve gone global and been bought by L’Oreal, but the store experience acknowledges its roots with customer service, props and decor, and they continue to strive to maintain the family style business ethics they have had since 1851.
As an introduction to the brand, you can make an appointment and receive a full skincare consultation and they then recommend products based on your preferences, skin type and your regime.
I was there for about an hour, and definitely recommend it if you have the time. You get to try out lots of products and you’ll end up going home with a few samples to try out.
So, a guys skin, well, for me growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, skincare for men didn’t really stretch beyond soap and water, but now in 2013, men are spending more than ever. I’ve developed a bit of a routine in recent years with facewash, exfoliators, moisturising, eye cream, anti wrinkle etc in the mornings, and since my Kiehl’s visit, a night time routine as well.
Kiehl’s have an large selection of products to choose from, and after a month of trying out various different products, I’ve got my favourites.
First up, Facial Fuel energising moisturiser. Quite simply… I love! It’s a light non oily moisturiser so you don’t get that greasy feeling. It’s fresh smelling and cooling and certainly wakes your face up in the morning. It’s my new go to moisturiser with a va va voom kick! Like I say, I LOVE!
Match that up with the Facial Fuel energising face wash and you got quite the combination of products to wake you up in the morning.
Next up in my list of favourites is the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Wow, does this totally recover your skin or what! Put a small amount of this miracle liquid on your skin after you’ve washed your face at night and it immediately feels smoother than you’ll have felt in years . Quite superb for some major overnight recovery!! At £36 a bottle you might run scared of the price, but this is one seriously good product.
Match that up with the Midnight Recovery Eye treatment and you’ll wake up with skin that’ll thank you for giving it the ultimate treat!
Now something for your hair, try out Creme with Silk Groom, it’s a creamy luxurious conditioning and moisturising product. It’s perfect for my limp flyaway hair which tends to dry out really easily. Put a little bit of Silk Groom in before your hair is dry and it locks in that moisture and keeps it looking good all day.
And now the best bit of all… this Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December, buy two or more products from your Belfast Kiehl’s store and get 20% off.
Check out the full men’s grooming range at Kiehl’s here, and make sure you call in to the fab little store at Cornmarket and grab yourself that 20% off!