Kiehl’s magic berry

Looking after one’s face seems to be getting more elaborate by the day. Until not so long ago one could get away with cleansing and moisturising in the morning but nowadays more and more cosmetic companies want us to use serums in addition to our usual moisturiser. I have used an occasional sample but wasn’t particularly inspired to buy one. But things change and after recently exploring various beauty counters for new products I kept on ending up at the Kiehl’s counter-so far, I haven’t been inspired to use any of their products for my face.

The new addition to my beauty shelf is called Acai Damage-Repairing Serum and the inscription on the 50ml bottle (£36) states that the ‘concentrated formula penetrates skin’s surface to repair the effects of visible damage due to external stressors’. I have only been using it for three or four days but my skin seems to be more even and a little softer to the touch and my nose loves the serum’s delicate smell. I put it on my skin after cleansing and then whoosh to have my breakfast. After that I get on with the rest of my skincare routine (moisturiser, concealer, touch of foundation, blusher) and my face seems to be liking it.

Another word on Kiehl’s: people working at their King’s road store are knowledgeable about the products and I got some samples and a 125ml bottle of kid’s face & body sunscreen spray (the best I have come across in the last few years) for free. Staff working at the Peter Jones Kiehl’s counter also seem lovely & beyond helpful. Bear that in mind when you go shopping.

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