I am no stranger to the Kiehl’s range – in many instances they are a firm favourite in many of my top tier men’s grooming product choices. Without a doubt, the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a “can’t do without” product, and the Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is fast reaching that status. So it is safe to say that when it comes to concentrates and serums, I trust Kiehl’s, and two of their other concentrates do not disappoint – the Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro Peel Concentrate, and the Kiehl’s Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate.
Alright, so I have previously explored the basics of men’s grooming, and have explained in depth the simple need for a good daily and evening moisturiser, as well as an SPF. However, serums and concentrates are perhaps considered to be “nice to have’s” and for many men do not list on the bare essentials list. Well, time ravages all, and whether you are in your 20’s or in your 60’s, it is a good idea to become accustomed to additions to a skincare regime, particularly concentrates.
Think of concentrates as booster shots of goodness for your skin. Washes, cleansers, tones, and moisturisers all have their specific use, however depending on your skin type and condition, you may need an additional fixer every now and again to help out the rejuvenation process. After all, you days are not all exactly the same, and even if they are, too much of one thing can take its toll, and this is try even for your skin. Sitting in a air-conditioned office day in and day out will wreak havoc on your skin, and a daily run along the Sea Point promenade will present its own challenges. If you are not sure what additional booster you may need for your skin, pop into a Kiehl’s store for a consultation, or if you are more serious, book an appointment with your dermatologist. However, here is a quick run down of two of Kiehl’s concentrates that may be of as much use to you as they are to me.
The name may be a bit of a mouthful, but the 30ml bottle is packs to the brim with punch. Formulated specifically to increase the rate at which your cells replace themselves each evening, the Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro Peel Concentrate uses Quinoa husk extract (together with a alpha hydroxyl acid) to help your skin get rid of the rough and dull skins cells, and let the newer, younger, and brighter skin cells come through easier. The result over time is a softer skin texture, and a brighter complexion that presents a more youthful and rejuvenated you. It really does assist the “beauty sleep” argument.
The Kiehl’s Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate offers, as its name suggests, a precision approach to lifting sagging skin, and targeting gaping pores. using more targeted product to the entire face to address a concern in a specific section is both a waste of money, as well as not good for the areas of your face that doesn’t need the attention. So its best to have a concentrate that you can apply only to the area that needs it – hence this nifty little concentrate. The not-so-secret ingredient is the micro-filtered yeast extract which generates the skin quickly and get to work assisting your skin to bounce back up and iron out those developing lines. In addition, the concentrate also targets enlarged pores, and visibly reduces their size and appearance.
Available in Edgars, and all Kiehl’s stores countrywide, the Kiehl’s Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate retails for R895,00 for 50ml, and the Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro Peel Concentrate is yours for R750,00 for 30ml. Both, in my opinion, are well worth the cost and present great value.