Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Things I Love Today: Miracle Cream

I'm on day three of a new skin care boot camp. San Francisco's cold, sunny, and windy weather has been doing a number on my face. My skin is naturally dry anyway, and super parched after walking a few miles outside each day. Plus, I've had a huge teenage style pimple on my chin. Blurg.

Out with the super thick Lancome sunblock, the irritating cold cream and the too-harsh Purity cleanser. In with a new regime based around Kiehl's ultra facial cream.

This super moisturizer was developed for mountaineers in Greenland and uses plant extracts from Antarctica/Australian desert to keep your face hydrated all day. I love the marketing pitch and it is amazing so far; really light and durable. And not crazy expensive either.

I'm also testing out the Kiehl's milk cleanser and their toner. I haven't used toner since junior high. Apparently, you should apply it in the morning because it helps your skin absorb moisturizer. Who knew?

So far, so good. My face is actually hydrated for more than a few seconds and there's no sign of a breakout. Keep your finger's crossed!

5 comments:

Alicia said...

Oh I love that cream - I alternate btw that & Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer and my skin is quite moist for living in CO where the humidity is non-existent and the winds & sunshine quite fierce!

Anonymous said...

I just started using Kiehls abissine cream with UVA/UVB spf. I love it! My husband uses the men's line. I think I am going to have to try the cleansing milk. Kiehls is great!

Anonymous said...

Try Weleda's Skin Food. It's awesome! The brand is German and most of their products are super moisturizing since they cater to a ski/outdoors/Euro clientele. I'm also loving the Wild Rose Intensive Facial Oil--great for once/week intensive moisture. I was a Kiehl's girl for forever until I came to understand there are a ton of toxic ingredients (parabens, phthalates, fragrance, petroleum) in them. If you're curious about it at all, visit the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, www.safecosmetics.org. It's an education!

Nugent79 said...

Just a thought... I used to use Kiehls milk cleanser but stopped after my facialist told me it was leaving a "film" on my skin. I use Phytomer's cleansing milk now and really like it.

Anonymous said...

I love the Keihl's cream too. For face wash though, nothing I've sampled has convinced me to switch from Cetaphil. If you have dry skin and don't wear lots of makeup, it is the best, most gentle face wash ever.