Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Saturday, May 30, 2015

     Hi dearies! Weeks ago I accepted Kiehl's Philippines #WokeUpLikeThis challenge. I posted a photo of my bare face on my Instagram account @Kathneko. That photo was taken upon waking up, I can say that my skin was dull and a bit oily. I have a fair skin tone and there are times that I look pale and sickly. I've been searching for a skin car product that will restore moisture and make my skin glow even without makeup. To tell you honestly, I'm shy to show you my bare face photo. Yes, acne and other skin impurities are not visible already because of organic soaps and current skin care routine but the healthy glow is missing.

     This product is a cult fave and been raved by beauty bloggers worldwide. It's also in my lemming for the longest time not until Kiehl's Philippines sent me this bottle. I've been using this product for more than two weeks now and I can say the texture of my skin is different and it's glowing when I look in the mirror first thing in the morning! More information about the product below, scroll down please :)
Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
The Sorcery to Skin Recovery

     Wake up to younger-looking skin with the Midnight Recovery ConcentrateLook like you’ve had 8 hours of sleep despite only having 4 with Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate! It is a powerful concentration, specifically formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids, optimally programmed to best absorb active ingredients, typically between 12 midnight to 4 am. With its ingredients – the Anhydrous Squalane, night-blooming Evening Primrose, therapeutic Lavender, Coriander and Rose Hip Seed Oils, and other nourishing oils, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate is your elixir to the restoration of youthful skin in the morning.
Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
  • Concocted with a unique blend of essentially nourishing oils that enhances the skin’s nocturnal functions that help reduce visible lines and wrinkles
  • Repairs and fortifies the skin’s barriers making skin firmer and resilient to damage
  • Gives the skin vital nutrients when it is most, rendering the skin’s radiance and improving its smoothness
Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
size: 30 ml/ 1oz

price: 2,895 (Around $64.00+)

place bought: Free
Visit their stores at Alabang Town Center (02) 823-2425, Ayala Center Cebu (32) 401-1542, Greenbelt 5 (02) 728-9561, Power Plant Mall Rockwell (02) 621-6295, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing (02) 477-3916, SM Aura (02) 955-2274, SM Makati (02) 893-7968, SM Mall Of Asia (02) 659-7698, SM Megamall (02) 696-7009, SM North EDSA (02) 351-3620, TriNoma Mall (02) 576-4893

instructions for use: Apply 2-3 drops on cleansed skin. Gently press fingertips to cheeks, forehead, and chin to evenly distribute the application before gently massaging it into the skin. Can wear alone or under moisturizer

ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Squalane, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Coriander Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Lavender Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Linalool, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Turmeric Root Extract, Limonene, Citral, Sclareolide, Rose Flower Oil, Jasmine Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil
Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
The texture is runny
     Here's a photo of moi after 14 days of using Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate every night. No bb cream, face powder, and eyeliner. I used my favorite eyebrow powder to fill in my brows. You can see a more healthy skin, even though I have eyebags I'm not shy to show a selfie of my bare face. I don't have flawless skin. You can still see the freckles on my cheeks. It's all the glow and the radiance that's why I highly recommend this product :)
Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Selfie no filter :)
What I like:

  • The scent- even though it's herbal-like I can tolerate it. This one smells lavender.
  • Made from natural extracts and beauty oils. See list of ingredients :)
  • A little amount goes a long way, as in a long way. I only need 2-3 drops for my entire face. I think this 30 ml bottle will last for a year!
  • Very handy and travel friendly bottle.
  • Kiehl's MRC is easily absorbed once applied.
  • Non-greasy and I don't feel the oily texture once the concentrate is absorbed by my skin.
  • There's a soothing and calming effect after application.
  • The glow is really obvious in the morning after waking up.
  • Made my skin soft and smooth to touch.
  • It made my face brighter.
  • Easily accessible.
  • Batch and manufacturing date printed at the bottom of the packaging.
  • Free from paraben, fragrance, and mineral oil.

What I don't like:

  • It gave me a small cystic pimple on my chin.
  • It will be expensive for budget conscious individuals.

Will I repurchase?: Yes but not for now because this bottle will last me for a year. 

      I give this product a 4.25/5 rating. This serum is one of the best skin care products that I have tried to date. Even though it gave me a small cystic pimple on the first 3 days of use, the glowing skin is what I'm aiming for. I can live with one cystic pimple because I know it will heal in the next few days. I have a spot treatment for that so I'll just leave the pimple and concentrate more on what this product is meant for- healthy and glowing skin with fine lines/pre-mature wrinkle eraser on the side.

     I've been hearing positive reviews about it even before I started blogging so this one is on my skin care wish list for a very long time as what I've mentioned above. I'm glad that Kiehl's Philipppines sent me a full-sized bottle to try. I'm crossing this on my wish list but will definitely not crossing on my next skin care essentials shopping list :) I highly recommend this product. It's also an anti-aging regimen so if you're on your late 20's, you might need this to start your anti-aging regimen early.

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DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Kiehl's Philipines for their #WokeUpLikeThis Kiehl's Day to Night Challenge. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. We have different skin types. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa.

1 comment

  1. Ooohhh, do you have before and after pictures? :)


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