Kiehl’s have welcomed two new face masques into their family and they couldn’t have arrived on my doorstep at a better time. My skin has been brattier than a hormonal teenager who slams doors and back-chats her folks. I think my own hormones might be out of sync and my poor skin has been taking the brunt of it. This is a case of blemishes, blemishes everywhere. The stresses of life, coupled with everyday pollution can wreak havoc on your skin. This is where these brightly coloured jars-of-awesomeness come in. Kiehl’s formulated these two masques to replenish, brighten and recharge dull skin – yes please and thank you very much.
Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque
If we’re judging likability by the current state of the jars than the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed masque walks away with the prize for ‘Miss Popularity’. I can’t get enough of this thick, clay-like ‘paste’ that instantly energizes your skin and restores rosiness and healthiness to skin that might be dull and tired looking. This masque is packed full of beneficial ingredients that combine in a powerful skin boost to leave your face glowing. Turmeric is known to have antioxidant properties, while the crushed cranberry seeds offer natural exfoliation. This one might look scary (see below) but it feels lovely and comfortable on your skin. Irina (from I’ll Take it All ) and I recently engaged in a much-needed pamper day and naturally it involved face masks and photos – we are both bloggers after all.
Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque
Pollution is a skin destroyer so a masque that promises to defend your skin against the harsh effects of pollutants is nothing less than a godsend. Now, I’ll have you know that if you place cilantro anywhere near my food I can’t be held accountable for my (slightly) violent actions, but infuse this Kiehl’s mask with copious amounts of the green herb and I’m beaming from ear to ear. In case you didn’t know – Cilantro extract helps to replenish the skin barrier. This masque also contains orange extract, a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin by blocking damage caused by pollutants. This one feels the most like an at-home-spa-experience. The scent is lovely and the consistency is smooth. The Cilantro & Orange Extract masque is almost like a sleep mask. Once you’ve applied a thin layer you let it work its magic for about 5 minutes before removing most of it and leaving a thin layer to work overnight. I’ve noticed benefits from using both of these and my skin has been loving them.
Both the Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque and the Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque are selling for R465 and are exclusive to Kiehl’s counters nationwide.