Asalamu Alaykum (Peace be with you)! I hope you’re all doing well!
Today’s blog post is one that has been highly requested by many so here we go!
Kiehl’s is definitely one of my favourite skin care brands and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate (MRC) happens to be one of my skin saviours. But this product is one that causes quite come speculation due to its odd nature and seemingly expensive price tag but somehow award winning and very popular. How? What is it? Do I need it? Hopefully I answer some of those queries you may possess.
First lets get one thing straight – this is not a serum. It’s a facial oil/elixir consisting of essential botanical oils and fatty acids, such as evening primrose oil, lavender and the star of the show, squalane. It’s intended purpose is to replenish hydration and restore the healthy appearance of skin over time. I can vouch for this! I use about 2.5 to 3 drops every night – tapping it onto my skin post primer, pre moisturiser and by morning my skin is visibly radiant and healthy looking. With gradual use I found that it diminishes any dark spots and scarring, however this doesn’t improve skin discolouration. I feel like the overall radiance of my skin has improved with long term use of this bottle of magical potion. As this is a highly concentrated oil applying too much of this will result in a pesky break out so don’t go too overboard with it, especially if your skin isn’t particularly dry. However, when I do feel a breakout coming on – not one that was a result of too much MRC, a natural breakout – I apply a bit of this directly on top and it heals so much faster or doesn’t come out at all. MAGIC!
Continued use of this has also reduced the production of excessive natural oils, while I still have combination skin, it now leans more towards the normal skin type. So to all my oily skinned beauties – don’t shy away from this thinking more oils to oily skin?! Befriend this and be loyal to it, your skin will improve vastly and become less oily!
Despite being a lover of makeup I am all for investing in quality skincare over makeup any day, the way I see it – you’re makeup is only as good as the skin beneath it and at the end of the day makeup washes off while your natural skin remains. This retails for £38 for 30ml which may seem steep for an oil, but in fact when compared to other facial oils this is actually decently priced. I mean, it’s the price of most high end eyeshadow palettes and I would point you in the direction of skincare over makeup!
I’ve had this for about 6 months now and I’m almost halfway through even while spilling a bit here and there…clumsy me.
I see this lasting me well over a year, making it a great value for money. I mean, even if it lasts 1 year it still works out to be about £2.50 a month! So please do purchase this you will love it, it’s worth every penny!
It comes in a blue glass vial-like bottle with a dropper. This makes it very fragile so I don’t recommend travelling with this, but oh so aesthetically pleasing. I love the apothecary feel to this, it looks beautiful and unique on my table!
Ruqhaiya’s star rating: ★★★★★
I highly recommend this and would give it more than a 5-star rating if there was such a thing. Will be repurchasing this! I can’t wait to try the day time counterpart to this that Kiehl’s has, as well as the newly released cleanser in this range.
You can purchase this here to get £10 off with free delivery in the UK and £5 international delivery 🙂
*DISCLAIMER* All opinions on this blog are based on my personal use and experience I cannot guarantee the same outcome or take responsibility for adverse reactions for it is a factor beyond my control. For sensitive skin types I would suggest a patch test first, Kiehl’s offers you a 28 day guarantee or money back service.
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