Thank goodness for Kiehl’s! Honestly, I do not know what I would do without them! They have saved my skin on many occasions and are a crucial part of my skincare routine.
It seems very apt to be ‘cleansing the bad away’ and sharing my thoughts on their latest offering, for men, on the unluckiest day of the year (well, the second of the unluckiest days). If you couldn’t guess, I’m not taking any chances, all bad must go!
The Kiehl’s Age Defender Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser does exactly as it says on the
tin bottle. Formulated with four main ingredients, amongst others, their properties all team up to help revitalise and refresh the skin.
Moroccan Lava Clay helps remove dirt from the skin, absorbing excess oil in the process. The result? Skin is clean and purified. Phytic Acid helps to remove the tougher layers of dead skin, leaving us looking brighter and ready for whatever daily life throws at us. Thanks to the rise of natural exfoliants and change in attitudes towards microbeads we are more conscious about what we are using not only on our skin but also what happens to nature once we’re finished. Luckily enough, Kiehl’s has delivered yet another reason to get your hands on the dual-action exfoliating cleanser as you’ll find apricot seed and orange bark is there causing the abrasion and as a consequence the regeneration of skin cells.
When it comes to using it you can opt to dampen the face and massage the cleanser onto the face and neck before rinsing with warm water or apply like a mask, leaving for five minutes before, again, rinsing off with warm water. One tip with both methods is to splash your face with cold water after removing the product to close up the pores. After all, you’ve just removed the dirt and oil.
I personally loved the product, especially the feature of being able to condense exfoliating, cleansing and doing a face mask into one. The product felt great on and did not cause any irritation to my skin, which has been known to be sensitive at times. The consistency of the product made for easy application as a mask too which was one thing I had hoped would be the case.
What are you waiting for? Get your skin covered this Autumn.
Photography by Jack Bradley