You must have heard about the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, one of the best facial oils that I have ever tried and is a cult product. What Kiehl’s has done is harness the power of the pure botanical oils that make up the concentrate to create a lightweight oil cleanser to remove makeup and impurities. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil is the latest addition to the brand’s skincare range and is an excellent product that leaves the skin feeling clean, hydrated and nourished.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil
This lightweight essential oil cleanser emulsifies with water to a cleansing milk, gently, yet effectively dissolving even the hardest to remove makeup and impurities without over-drying, leaving skin clean and replenished.
Enriched with an aromatic blend of pure botanical oils- Squalane for skin, a planted-derived lipid with a natural affinity for skin, Evening Primrose Oil, rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids, and Lavender Essential Oil, this all-in one non-comedogenic cleansing formula leaves skin balanced, soothed and prepared for optimal night-time replenishment. Soap-free. Sulfate-free. Mineral Oil free.
Price – Rs 3200 for 175 ml
I usually follow the double cleansing method of using an oil based cleanser first and then following it up with a face wash but that routine can get too cumbersome. I was told at the Kiehl’s store that this cleansing oil will put a stop to my double cleansing routine as it dissolves everything at one go. And it actually does.
The oil has a very thin, watery texture and smells of lavender. You will need to dispense 3-4 pumps and massage the oil into dry skin including the eye area if you have makeup on. Add a bit of water and again massage it into the skin to let it emulsify. Once done, just rinse if off and pat the skin dry with a towel. If I am using heavy waterproof eye makeup, I first take a cotton pad, dispense two pumps into it and place the pad on my eyes for about 10-20 seconds to allow the product to dissolve the eye makeup. I then wipe it off and follow up with the usual process of massaging the oil into the skin and eye area and then rinsing it off. This guarantees squeaky, clean skin. Since the formula is ophthalmologist tested, it is extremely safe to use on the eyes and it does not itch or burn.
Apart from the fact that this cleansing oil does a great job in removing dirt and makeup, it is extremely lightweight , absorbs into the skin easily and also rinses off very easily. You don’t get that oily feeling even after washing your face. And the skin does not feel tight or stretched either. Anyone with either dry, normal, combination or even oily skin can use this product and it will work excellently. People with oily skin are always apprehensive of using oil cleansers on their face. This one will not make your skin greasy or add excess shine because the oil breaks down easily when water is added.
The new Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil is a great addition to my skincare routine. One product is all I need to get clean, soft and supple skin. The price is on the higher side but with Kiehl’s, you always get the guarantee of a good quality product. At any Kiehl’s store, you can always try out samples before investing in the full size product so make sure you drop into a store and ask for a sample of the oil to try out. You will not be disappointed!