Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Brand Spotlight: New Kiehl's Products


Between paper writing, daily sun salutations, and campus jobs, it seems almost impossible to find time for a healthy skincare routine. However, that is exactly why self-care is necessary—just because you’re running on coffee and two hours of sleep doesn’t mean your skin has to show it, right?

The not so secret solution at Bivouac is Kiehl’s, and we are loving their brand new products. The most recent launch is the Nightly-Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate. This is perfect for you if you want a quick and efficient defoliant. Use this concentrate nightly to speed up the cell turnover process to have restored radiance by morning. Over time, your skin texture and tone will be refined and your fine lines will disappear.

This product is perfect for even the most sensitive of skin. All you do is apply one drop of the concentrate  onto cleansed and toned skin before you moisturize.

The key ingredient is Quinoa Husk Extract sourced sustainably by Kiehl’s from 13 communities in Bolivia to prevent over-farming and depleting the soil of its nutrients. This is product is not only amazing for your skin but also great for the environment.

Tip: Use along with the Midnight Recovery Concentrate for maximum radiance.
If you have more time and are looking for more of a spa-like experience to exfoliate your skin, and are looking for an extra boost of energy, the new Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque is perfect for you. This mask brightens and energizes the look of dull and tired skin to restore a healthy and rosy appearance.

This product contains the natural ingredients of turmeric and cranberry seed extract, which team up to provide the skin with necessary antioxidants, improve the brightness of skin, and provide natural exfoliation.

I love using this mask on Monday mornings to start the week off right or any day I need an extra boost of radiance. This mask is best used on cleansed and toned skin. You apply a visible layer to the skin and allow to dry for five or ten minutes. I always apply the mask and brush and floss my teeth to be time efficient in the mornings. Then, my favorite part, you rinse with warm water and gently massage the skin to allow the cranberry seeds to exfoliate the skin. Recommended for use up to three times per week.

To maximize brightness, pair this product with the Daily Reviving Concentrate!
This last mask I would recommend to anyone that lives in a busy city like Ann Arbor. The Cilantro and Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque defends and replenishes to reduce the visible effects of pollution such as dullness and not only leaves the skin protected, but radiant and renewed as well.

The natural ingredients of Cilantro and Orange extract help replenish the skin’s barrier and add the necessary antioxidants to protect the skin by blocking the damage caused by pollutants.

This mask is a night-time mask to be used up to three times a week (feel free to use with the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radience Masque, just not both in the same day!). It should be used as the final, leave-on step of your nighttime routine. You apply a visible layer to skin and let the skin absorb the mask for five minutes. Then, tissue off, pat in excess, and leave a thin protective layer on skin. This will work into your skin overnight.

Make sure you make time to pamper yourself with Kiehl’s, your skin will thank you!
  • Bailey Jenkins (Assistant Manager, Women’s Fashion)

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