My year really starts in February. The first month was a trial.
January is the month where we are still all hungover after Christmas and 1st Jan’s fireworks. It’s also a hell of a hectic month – frantically trying to end the year’s work, client’s year plan submissions, Social Media trends forecast presentations, Shawn’s birthday celebration – and especially since CNY started really early in Jan this year. I find January a good month to take a little rest from the previous year and to ‘test the coming year’s water’ before planning with my mind, body and spirit what’s to come for the remaining 11 months. While I’ll be sharing my new year resolutions soon enough – here’s one I pretty nervous to announce (I’ll explain another time).
Taking good care of my skin.
So, 1st Feb! It’s a new year, new skin and new me! This year, I had some help from Kiehl’s.
Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is 99.6% naturally-derived
Since I was little, my mother has been inculcating in me the importance of using less chemicals and opting for natural products. From our shampoos to washing detergent, we are exposed to more than 100 different types of chemicals everyday! Thus whenever there is a chance to go natural, we should always try to make better selections.
For the first time ever, Kiehl’s proudly introduces the new Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream, a 99.6% naturally-derived formula that leverages on the combined efficacy of 2 well-known traditional ingredients:
- New Zealand Manuka Honey
A dark, creamy (and yummy) mono-floral honey produced from the nectar of the Manuka Tree, it is highly valued for it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. So potent, it can also be used to treat post surgery wounds. Compared to other types of honey, it also have the highest polyphenol compounds (help prevent degenerative diseases) level and oxidant activity. As such, it helps improve skin natural immunity and strengthen our skin’s natural barrier and defence systems.
- Korean Red Ginseng Root
I trust and have been using Korean Red Ginseng Root for the longest time ever – I find that it helps to stimulate and improve skin texture, reducing the look of dull and tired skin. This traditional herb is also known to protect skin cells from oxidative stress and significantly improve youthful radiance in the skin. Studies on Korean Red Ginseng also demonstrated an increase in skin hydration, barrier function and collagen production. It also has the unique ability to prevent UV-induced roughness!
It is challenging to formulate products with natural ingredients
I have been well aware of this fact for a long time and thought it might be useful to point this out in this article. By formulating with natural ingredients, the brand is removing choices from synthetic ingredients, effectively reducing the ‘palette’ of active ingredients to use. Many cosmetic emulsifiers (any ingredient that helps water and oil mix) are chemical based, thus to use a only natural, plant-derived versions will require more clinical trials and increase cost of production. Thus you might ask, how is the texture like?
I must say, the texture is pleasing to both eyes and skin 🙂
A light creamy texture, somewhere between a gel and a cream, this is the kind of moisturiser I usually look for for my combination skin. I tend to opt for heavier day moisturisers as my skin tends to dry up easily and overcompensate with excessive sebum secretion. Gel type moisturisers are usually too light for me and by mid-day, I usually end up with a well-oiled frying pan face ready to cook an egg. If you have acne issues, you might want to consider looking for a heavier day moisturiser for a change.
The Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is a dream to apply. Super smooth with a invigorating smell, the product absorbs into my skin without any greasy feeling. I have been using the product for more than 2 weeks now. On lazy days, I slap on a little more and skip my primer as it is non-greasy and I find my makeup does go on a little better after a couple weeks of regular use. The bright yellow bottle is also a little sunshine to look at, don’t you agree? 🙂
Speaking of sunshine, why not be a ray of hope yourself?
In conjunction with the launch of Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream, Kiehl’s proudly introduces the “New Year, New Skin, New You” campaign to support Children’s Cancer Foundation (Singapore) and to encourage a positive way to start the new year. Partnering with Ginette Chittick, 2017 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival artist, special limited-edition labels has adorned Kiehl’s powerful line- up of moisturizers – Ultra Facial Cream, Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream, and Super Multi-Corrective Cream. The limited-edition labels symbolises love, inspiration and hope that abounds for the children facing cancer in Singapore.
In return for their partnership, Kiehl’s will donate $2 of the net proceeds from the sale of each limited-edition product to the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF). If you are looking to try some new products or replenish your supply of Kiehl’s favourites, make this month the month to do good at the same time.
Add love and colours to your life with KIEHL’S! Join the NEW YEAR, NEW SKIN, NEW YOU” campaign where #KiehlsSg ollaborate with local arts and music talent, Ginette Chittick to donate S$2 from the sales of these limited edition Kiehl’s X Ginette Chittick designed creams in support of Children’s Cancer Foundation. I love the unique design on each bottle – Love is my fav. What’s yours? #kiehls #newyearnewskinnewyou #ginettechittick #ad #clozette
Thank you for reading! I have yet to try any of the three creams – Ultra Facial Cream, Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream, and Super Multi-Corrective Cream. Which one would you want / recommend me to dip into first? 🙂
Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is now in store and retailing at $95/50ml.
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