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Meet the Kiehl’s Heroes We’re Adding to Basket

Precious Sodimu
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Aside from untimely retrogrades, back-to-school rushes and last bursts of summer sun, if there’s one thing September is known for, it’s a fresh start. For us, this new beginning is categorised by the bestselling formulas from Kiehl’s — a brand needing no introduction whatsoever 

Joining a plethora of household names that perch proudly on our virtual shelves, Kiehl’s has arrived with herbal, homeopathic remedies that have been blurring the lines between science and nature to boost the heath — and radiance — of your complexion since 1851. Think: lab coats and test tubes but with your AM and PM routines in mind. So,  if you haven’t already, it’s time discover the skin-loving chemistry behind Kiehl’s and which heroes we’re ticking off our wishlist… 

Tasked with the responsibility to soothe, cleanse and hydrate your skin from the very first step, the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash takes a petal-soft approach to targeting dirt and last traces of make up. Nodding to 12th century Chinese medicine, this barrier-replenishing face wash forms a luxuriating, non-drying lather clears your complexion, a few suds at a time.  Kiehl’s has been infusing calendula into its products since the 1960s, but did you know the healing properties of this plant date back to the 12th century in Chinese medicine? Perfect for oily skin types (but also suitable for normal and sensitive types too), this soothing formula also includes glycerin — 

Pore-fect for the days when your skin needs more than a little TLC, the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque enters the chat with detoxifying powers in tow. Gently — and we mean gently — ploughing through debris and build up with Amazonian white clay, this skin-refreshing wash-off mask helps to draw out impurities (that’s right blackheads and future breakouts, we’re talking to you). Praised for its power to reduce surface oil production and keep soothe your skin thanks to aloe barbadensis, this mask ensures your complexion is left looking and feeling refreshed with visibly refined pores. 

Put your best, sun-protected face forward with the Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30, a dew-drenching daily moisturiser that leaves your skin feeling plumped, rejuvenated and most importantly — shielded. Boasting an air-whipped, gel-like texture that instantly cools upon contact, this non-greasy formula absorbs into skin quicker than you can say “hydration”. Speaking of turning down the heat, this plant-powered cream has been infused with glacial glycoprotein, an artic favourite used to nourish dry skin and retain moisture. Pretty brrr-illiant, right? 

Spoiler alert — you don’t need to wait for the clock to strikes 12 before whipping out the Midnight Recovery Concentrate [insert smirk emoji]. Word is, not all heroes wear capes and, as a matter of fact, some come blended with a rich botanical cocktail of seed, plant and flower oils housed in an indigo blue bottle. Taking the midnight train to morning radiance, this featherlight facial oil repairs your moisture barrier while you snooze. Seeping into fine lines and plumping them from within over time, this skin-smoothing elixir supports natural collagen production and unveils cheek-to-cheek luminosity.  Shall we let you in on a secret? Add this to facial massage routine and feel the magic happen beneath your fingers. 

Now the question remains: are you ready to overhaul your September skin care regime with a helping hand from Kiehl’s? 

Precious Sodimu
Writer and expert
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Precious is a Midweight Copywriter at Cult Beauty. Sticking her teeth into all things make up and skin care, Precious is always on the hunt for products that work perfectly together (while remaining loyal to her can’t-do-without staples). Like most beauty devotees, Precious doesn’t go a day without her trusted SPF 50+ and is a self-proclaimed fragrance-phile. Away from the vanity mirror, Precious can be found sat with a good book (probably by her favourite author, Toni Morrison) or nurturing her nostalgia with a quality animated film – namely Shrek.