A while ago I went to an event to celebrate the Kiehls price drop here in Aus. The idea is that they finally move prices into line (roughly) with the rest of the world’s prices. Yay that! So I was given a couple of items in a gift bag and here is my review of them.
Brand: KiehlsProduct: Creme de Corps Body LotionPrice: $68
So this is a huge bottle. HUGE. It’s the kind of thing you could knock someone out with. If you were going to try this I would suggest going for the small version for $10 to see if you actually like it because I have no idea how I’m going to use all this lotion XD
It smells like standard moisturiser and is really thick. It leaves the skin silky and smooth but I don’t like to use it on my hands because it’s a little slippery afterwards. Feels nice on legs though. So it’s a very nice lotion but there was nothing about it that made me excited, it’s just a standard good lotion. Nothing bad about it but for some reason there are just a lot of other lotions I reach for first before this for some reason.
Product: Lip Balm #1 in coconut
I actually really hate things that are coconut scented but I found this really growing on me. It’s hard to describe but it’s kind of sweeter than coconut scents usually are. You don’t need much at all to coat your lips and it feels very moisturising. After reading so many rave reviews on what a life saver this balm is I was quite apprehensive about it and while it didn’t disappoint I don’t think I’m a raving fangirl here either. It absorbed into my lips quite quickly but the soft feeling didn’t last long so I felt myself reaching it for it much more often that the balm I was using before it. After using several times a day the last few months I haven’t seen long term effects. It’s been nice to use, the price is great and I would definitely give it as gifts to my beauty loving friends!
Product: Acai Damage Correcting Moisturiser
This moisturiser has been a lifesaver for me. When I think of Acai berries, I think of those terrible weight loss infomercials so I was pretty sceptical when I started using it. It’s billed as being able to smooth and even skin tone and for me it worked really well. The pump bottle is great because none of it is wasted and it makes application nice and easy. When I had allergic reactions to other products I applied this to soothe it and the blotchiness that usually hangs around for days was gone overnight, my skin felt less dry and more moisturised. It felt softer and smooth. I don’t think it’s a miracle cream by any means but it works well for my skin type. The one drawback I have is the price, even with the price drop it’s still 1/3rd more than the US version which while I understand that we have higher minimum wage etc still sucks. At $68 for quite a small bottle if I had infinite money I would definitely repurchase but in reality I’m rationing it so it lasts as long as possible 😉 This is one of the examples where I think a higher end product is worth the extra money though.
So while not everything was for me there were no major negatives. 2 products that I liked and one that I loved. I think these particular ones were a good introduction to the brand in general and I would definitely head back to Kiehls to check out other products whether they are out of my budget or not. Definitely worth a look, especially the last one!