I’ve made no real secret of the fact that, for the past few years, I’ve been struggling with ‘problem skin’ (you can see the entire archive on my skincare here); however, as I mentioned recently (here), my skin’s been on the up for a while, and I’ve found myself having to deal with an entirely new problem – scarring. Having read what felt like a thousand reviews for various overnight treatments, I found myself torn between Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, and Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Recovery Complex; naturally, the decision came down to price, and I finally took the plunge and ordered myself the Midnight Recovery Concentrate a few months ago.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate comes in a gorgeous midnight blue glass bottle (and that is what you call taking a concept and running with it!), and has a drop/pipette applicator, which means you don’t end up wasting any of that precious liquid. The scent is vaguely herbal, but not particularly noticeable, and the liquid itself is a dry oil (think the scented oils you’d use in a diffuser), so your skin isn’t left with that horrid greasy residue that a lot of overnight serums leave behind.
As for the effects? It’s been a month, and the scarring has gone down, noticeably so – so much so that I now actually feel comfortable leaving the house without any skin make up on (unheard of, for me, from the age of about 13). I’ll probably have to make my peace with the fact that I’ll never have ‘glowing’ skin, but this product has been a miracle-worker for evening out my skin tone, and getting me my confidence back.
Obviously, the high price point seems a little off-putting, but honestly, whilst I can’t speak for everyone else, I know that the amount of ‘drug store’ alternatives I’ve tried for this very problem probably amounts to much more money, over the years – and I honestly believe this product is worth every penny. My skin is smooth, much more even, and feels healthier; no longer as dry as my many treatments and lotions have made it, over the years. I’d really suggest anyone with similar problems invests.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate has an RRP of £36, and can be bought from Liberty, John Lewis, or Kiehl’s stores, as well as Kiehl’s online store.
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