Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a potent 99.8% naturally-derived and paraben-free botanical elixir that works all night to regenerate, repair and replenish the skin barrier while you sleep. The rich blend of naturally replenishing botanical oils including squalane, evening primrose, and a blend of essential oils known for their therapeutic, balancing, and antioxidant effects, works with the skin's natural nocturnal activity to dramatically restore skin by morning. (Source:

What better way to get acquainted with a brand than with its star product?

Name: Kiehl's 키엘 Midnight Recovery Concentrate 미드나잇 리커버리 컨센트레이트
Price: RM 220 for 30 ml
Made in: USA

This push-button dropper glass bottle feels and looks very clinical, nonetheless, it is something that I am happy to display on my vanity.

Upon twisting the bottle open, my olfactory receptors are greeted with a heady combination of lavender and rose. Despite this unusual marriage, the aroma still manages to entice!

I wear it at night after my usual serum. I dot three drops all over my face and then pat it in with my palms. Thanks to the light base oil - Jojoba Seed Oil - it does not feel heavy even though it takes its own sweet time to sink into my skin.

Its effects are nothing short of miraculous: soft, supple and nourished skin. I can't deny being leery of facial oils at first (do I really want to slather oil on my oily mug?) but trialling this product made me realise that facial oils are popular for a good reason. And... I want more! Any recommendations?

Midnight Recovery Concentrate is available at all Kiehl's boutiques in Malaysia: Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Suria KLCC, Mid Valley Megamall, Bangsar Shopping Center, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Empire Shopping Gallery, Sunway Pyramid, Komtar JBCC, Gurney Plaza, Queensbay Mall, The Spring Shopping Mall Kuching and 1Borneo Hypermall.

The full ingredient list for Midnight Recovery Concentrate:
Caprilic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Squalane, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil/Evening Primrose Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil/Jojoba Seed Oil, Coriandrum Sativum Oil/Coriander Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil/Lavender Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Linalool, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil/Rosemary Leaf Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Lavendula Hybrida Oil, Cucumis Sativus Extract/Cucumber Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa Extract/Tumeric Root Extract, Limonene, Citral, Sclareolide, Rosa Spp/Rose Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale Extract/Jasmine Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seel Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Fmla 685449/18 Code F.I.L.:D39273/5.


Gen-zel said...

This is also sold here in our country and a lot of people love this! It's just too expensive for me that's why I haven't bought a bottle but hopefully I can try it myself soon. Nice review!

Arya De Guzman said...

magical packaging...lavender? this makes me adamant to the product...but then again the beautiful reviews about it is everywhere

Rick said...

You don't need this, but I guess it's good to get in the habit so you'll be taking care of yourself when you need to--in 30 years or so. Hope you're doing well my friend!
The name would make a GREAT name for a hangover cure. :)