With work being a bitch (I bet many of you feel this way too), I haven’t been properly resting and it’s taking a toll on my skin! Literally, whatever I do is reflected on my skin. Be it having the time of the month, being stressed out or worn out, it shows on my face in the form of tired, sallow or blemished skin.
Thankfully, I have found the one that helps awaken my skin, giving me a more energised look during the day – the Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate!
It’s no surprise I’m a fan of Kiehl’s skincare products for various reasons such as efficacy, ingredients used and the non-fancy packaging. Hence, I was pretty psyched to try out the Daily Reviving Concentrate. It’s a facial serum, also a facial oil, that’s developed with 100% natural origin ingredients in a blend of botanical and essential oils to support the skin’s natural defense system.
Like the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, this daytime essential oil comes in a bright sunshine yellow glass bottle with a hygienic dropper cap. Doesn’t it already give you the happy and vibrant feel already? 😉
Anyway, because of my sensitive and oily/combination skin, I’ve never dared tried any facial oils in fear of breaking out. Much to my pleasure. this particular one is the first to help improve the visible appearance of my skin! Even though it’s a serum, it has the texture of a facial oil but more watery. When you first take a whiff, it smells spicy, probably due to the ginger root essential oil. I quite like the scent because it’s mild and is rather therapeutic.
The ingredients it contains are:
- Ginger Root Oil – protects skin cells from UVA-induced lipid peroxidation (basically skin cell damage from harmful UV rays); significantly reduces release of pro-inflammatory markers; aid in stimulation of dermis proteins such as collagen and elastin to
- Sunflower Seed Oil – increases skin hydration; reduces appearance of redness; improves skin smoothness; has anti-inflammatory properties
- Tamanu Oil – has emollient properties to lock in moisture; lipid-rich (e.g. linoleic acid) to aid in healthy-looking skin; soothes skin
As you can see, the texture is pretty light. I usually apply 1-2 drops on my palm before tapping the product onto my skin. It may feel a little greasy at first, especially on your hands, but give it a few minutes and it’ll make your skin instantly look smoother and more matte after the oil gets absorbed.
When I first tried this, I was apprehensive as to whether it will really work on my skin because after all, I do break out from facial oils. Surprisingly, it worked very well! It gives me that healthy glow and I don’t feel that my skin appears tired throughout the day until mid afternoon. A notable fact from using this serum is that I don’t oil up that fast during the day, not until mid afternoon. I suppose it does its job of protecting the skin’s surface by replenishing dehydrated skin with moisture!
My overall verdict – GET IT if your skin always look dull and sallow. I wouldn’t say that this is a miracle product that can instantly brighten up your skin drastically but I feel that this actually helps in making my complexion look less lifeless. It will definitely give you that much needed boost of hydration and protection on a day-to-day basis! If you have been a fan of the Midnight Recovery Concetrate, this daytime companion will work hand-in-hand with your nighttime buddy to bring you all-day skin protection and hydration!
The Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate (30ml) retails at S$80 at all Kiehl’s stores and counters.
Create yourself and be gorgeous! ♡
Disclaimer: The products were sent by Kiehl’s Singapore for my consideration. The above review is based on my true and honest opinion without influence from others. I am not affiliated nor compensated by any companies.