It goes without saying that no matter what type of skin you have, we all want it to feel hydrated, smooth and radiant. If you’ve kept up with “Beauty Talk”, you know my struggle with hormonal acne and uneven skin tone has been going on for quite some time. But since going to my dermatologist, I’ve learned to simplify my routine and focus on the ingredients I’m using on my skin.
About a month ago, I was asked to test drive a few products from Kiehl’s that focused on balancing skin and boosting radiance. I’ve used Kiehl’s products for years (the Tinted BB Cream got me through Summer 2015) and the Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate is one of the best Vitamin-C serums on the market. And let’s be honest — pregnancy didn’t bring out the best in my skin so I was willing to try anything to help.
When doing my research, the Kiehl’s Calendula Products at Bloomingdales seemed like they would be ideal for my skin type. Calendula is a natural anti-inflammatory that has been proven to reduce acne, eliminate redness and calm the skin. It also has glow-boosting properties that work together to make skin feel and look hydrated. These products are also formulated for sensitive skin and work to restore a healthy balance on your skin. After reading more reviews, I was sold and immediately purchased.
This 4-step Regimen Guarantees Glowing Skin
1. Calendula Face Wash – A gel face wash that is super gentle and works great on combination skin. It foams up really nice too when you add water! I use AM + PM. *Note: If you double-cleanse at night, use this as your second step after your cleansing oil.
2. Calendula Toner – This is alcohol-free and made with Calendula flower petals that soothe and calm the skin. I started off with the smallest size but will be repurchasing the larger size once I finish this one. It feels so nice on my skin. I use AM + PM.
3. Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate – Not a new product for me — this Vitamin C serum is one of the best on the market! It feels so soft, almost like a cream, when you apply and gives your skin a subtle warming sensation as if it’s melting into your skin. I use it AM + PM before moisturizing. Be sure to let it soak in for a good 30 seconds before applying any moisturizer though.
4. Calendula Water Cream – You know I love a gel moisturizer. I’ve talked about it in my newsletter, Instagram stories, blog posts…the list goes on. And I’m sure it might be a little annoying by now, but when you find something that works, you just want to tell your friends all about it, right? This one from Kiehl’s is dewy, light, and will not clog your pores. It also contains the highest concentrate of Calendula flower extract and hundreds of micronized Calendula petals which work to reduce inflammation and help skin look smooth. I know, it sounds too good to be true but it really is the best gel moisturizer I’ve tested as of late. I highly recommend!
I started incorporating these products into my routine the week before George was born (so 7 weeks now) and have since had several people stop and compliment my skin. For someone who never gets compliments on her skin, that was a nice feeling!
Let me know if you try this! xx Ashley
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