When I received an email asking me if I’d like to try one of the new oil-control Kiehl’s prodz, I pretty much jumped with joy. The range has a bunch of impressive-sounding ingredients such as Antarcticine and Imperata Cylindrica so it sounded like the goods. I chose the toner (I enjoy toners!) so if you're interested to know what it was like, keep on readin'.
How much is it? $28
How much product do you get? 250ml
It refreshed my skin. I’m aware that pretty much all toners do this but hey, it had to be mentioned. My skin felt refreshed and super-squeaky clean after I used this. I must say, it wasn’t as refreshing as other toners I’ve tried in the past. Didn’t give me that much-needed morning pep-up. Boo.
It removed oil. When I swiped this stuff on, my skin looked instantly mattified. It didn't last though. More on this below. Double boo.
It didn’t dry out my skin. Being an oil-control prod, you'd think it’d dry out the skin but low and behold, it didn’t. Good stuff. P.S. This stuff is alcohol-free (explains why it didn’t dry out my mug!), oil free (duh), pH-balanced and doesn’t have any evil parabens, silicones or fragrances.
The packaging. It’s important, I tells ya! I like it. It’s pretty.
The not so good?
It didn’t help clear up/control the oil. Really unfortunate. I had high hopes with all the mention of cool ingredients and impressive stats (apparently it’s supposed to ‘balance’ skin in a mere week!) but I can safely say it didn’t have any affect on my oil whatsoever. That being said, I have a major oil problem so if you’re only slightly oily, it may work for you.
The smell. It reminded me of the liquid I used to put in my Nebuliser (asthma shiz) when I was a wee, wheezy kid. In other words, not good. Still, I’ve smelt worse.
The price. $28 is pretty hefty for a toner. But hey, if it had worked, it wouldn’t have been an issue.
All up, I won’t be buying this stuff. It didn’t help my oil sitch, it smelt a tad funky and it wasn’t as refreshing as I like my toners to be. Quite the shame considering I’ve become quite the Kiehl’s fan.
Anyone tried this? Or anything else in the range? Thoughts?