Rated 4.61 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Smooth Crystal Clear Acne Free Skin
I got a deluxe sample about a week ago, I'm always interested in Kiehl's since every product I have tried I love! so of course this MRC looked like something I wanted to try, the only problem is I have very acne prone skin so using an OIL scares me!. As I have gotten older I realize that using products that are all specifically for acne dry out my skin so much that it exacerbates and makes my eruptions more red and inflamed. After reading all reviews of this product and hearing that some people had some skin clearing benefits I did some research, Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be applied to the skin directly, it not only has soothing & anti-inflammatory properties but in fact it has antibacterial properties!! this was enough research for me to give the oil a try. After the first application I noticed the oil absorbed quickly, and smelled amazing, in the morning I immediately noticed my acne was less red and irritated. By day 3 clear smooth skin is on the way!! this stuff is amazing. On day 4 I went online since the friends and family discount was available and got the huge 1.7oz bottle (this will last forever). A little goes along way, and I see some reviews where people say it is super greasy, the trick to this is less is more, I put one drop on each cheek and massage all over each half of my face and a 1/2 drop on each my chin and forehead, take the time to massage it in so you have great distribution. I cant believe I am acne free!! I know some people with oily skin may be scared of an OIL but try it it is worth it! I like it for that fact only I have yet to notice any line reducing benefits but maybe that takes more time to show with continued use and I'm only on week 1. This is the best product in the Kiehl's line I have tried so far.
Most Helpful Critical Review Seemed to make me break out
I liked this at first, but after a few days I noticed by pores seemed clogged and I was breaking out. Also, while it smelled good in the bottle, it didn't seem to mix with the chemistry of my skin well and it smelled weird on me. Maybe it works for some people, but not all, so I'd recommend trying a sample first. I took mine back after two weeks.
Reviewed by 934 customers Relaxing and soothing with amazing results
Imogen from Houston
This product is amazing. I received a sample and used it for a week and fell in love. Went and bought the actual thing and wow. Still obsessed with it. It makes your skin so soft and smooth. It smells relaxing and I would say even helps me go to sleep. I highly recommend this!
Nice but expensive
MrsStacieS from Warsaw, MO
Rec'd a sample with last order. Highly scented, but easy to apply. Absorbs well. Leaves skin soft and smooth. No miracle game changer. Better products out there for the outrageous price. Sample lasted for almost a week. Little goes long way.
My ride or die product
Lalaliz92 from New York
I am an avid skin care lover and I'm very dry and prone to skin dehydration. Ive used this product for about four years now and I'm about to start my third bottle of this product. My skin LOVES it I go to sleep with this on basically every night. This product makes such a difference for me it zaps my dry spots hydrates my skin and keeps me plump and glowing. Cannot say enough good things about this product!!!!
Christi30 from undisclosed
I've been using this product for a little over a year and I will never stop repurchasing it. The biggest issues with my skin were an oil t-zone and small breakouts. I use this produce in conjunction with the Nightly Refining Micropeel and the results are incredible. My prior skin issues are gone and my skin's texture is so soft. It's also a very simple skincare routine which I love.
Leah LA from Los Angeles
I tried this product first from the sample and I could not stand the scent. It smelled like oxide oil. I thought the sample was old and it causing the awful old oil scent. However I read about great reviews about it and decided to purchase one. It is the same smell, when I put it on my face before I went to bed, I could not stand the smell and I had to wash my face off to fall a sleep. I always finish products I buy but I had to stop using after one application. I would never recommend this to my friends unless I know for sure she likes this oil scent.
My favourite skin product ever!
AutumnalMarion from Greece
I have been using this on and off for many years and I can say witth great confidence that it is the greatest product I have ever used! It leaves my skin smooth and supple, it is not greasy at all and makes my skin more radiant and youthful. I cannot recommend this enough!
Makeup lover from Asheville NC
Love this product. Wash face first with midnight recovery oil based cleanser. Then apply a few drops of this oil to face, neck and chest. Feels so soft and not oily. Stays on and does not rub off. Wake up to fresh dewy skin!
I tried to like it!
Terubozu from Los Angeles
I really tried but it just did not do anything for me. I've been using this product for 2 months, put it every night and saw no change in my skin the following day, at all. waste of money for sure. The smell is wonderful though.
Arabesque from Los Angeles, CA
After a few applications the sponge part of the eye dropper began peeling away from the plastic rim of the bottle. Finally it broke off and left back specks of sponge in the oil leaving the oil unusable. Not a good experience.
SR12 from undisclosed
I was really enjoying using this serum, but the top leaked the product all over my bathroom countertop. I checked the bottom of the bottle for a hole/source for the leak, only to read reviews that the top has a tendency to leak product out.
I ended up losing about 2/3 of the serum within just a few days of purchasing it. I often purchase Kiehl's products, and this is the only one I would not recommend to a friend.
crazycatlady4 from San Francisco, Ca
I used it for 1 day waking up with brighter skin. i am amaze at the result hope with continue use my skin will stay bright all the time
Nice product but hate the glass dropper
joey8023 from CT
Love this product. No oily after massage! Sometimes I use it on a pimple which just come out. Next morning, it gets smaller and flat. I only disappointed is the glass dropper! It's broken when I first time use it! Now, I have to pour into my palm and make messy !
First Time Use it
Wu05 from undisclosed
The first time use it, I hope it is a excellen product
Transformative, better than imagined
bobbie63 from ann arbor
My daughter told me to keep using this product since it makes my caramel colored skin look lusciously moisturized. I could tell the difference the next morning too. honestly, made my skin look better without being oily. The serum just absorbs into the skin and has lasting all day impact and effect.
Dry Skin Holy Grail
PRP from AZ
I love love love this product! I have dry skin and have tried everything...this little blue bottle contains the holy grail for beautiful glowing skin.
PL from Arkansas
This makes my skin feel so smooth. Hopeful for good results the longer I use it!
Staple in my night time skin routine
Tan from California
I don't usually leave reviews but I am in love with this product. I am on the dryer side. I wash my face, toner, then use this and massage in down my neck and use my moisturizer after... my skin feels like silk! I seriously love how this product makes my skin feel and it is worth every penny. I will purchase again.
So this smell thing..
Skincare Junkie from undisclosed
I am highly sensitive to scents.. chemicals, perfumes, plastics, even the natural scents from outside.. My migraines are often triggered from aromatics. So when I got this sample, I was instantly turned off by the intensive list of strong fragrances in this product. (and don't be fooled, natural is not remotely always safer or better) And the limolene (I know I'm spelling it wrong, but you'll understand) near the bottom of the ingredient list, is added to loads of other products AS a parfum. Everything in this product can be highly sensitizing, and dangerous to those who have sensitive skin. And even those who don't can develope these troubles down the line -from- using products with this much fragrance. It's a hefty ingredient list..
That said, as someone incredibly sensitive to fragrance, I had zero troubles with this oil. It's overpowering in the bottle, but once it's on your skin, both the scent, and the greasy feel disappear in moments. I've found I like adding it to my hyaluronic acid moisturizer, giving me a double boost of locked in moisture, and in adding it to it, I can't even smell the Kiels anyway.
And I will say this, my skin has never felt more like a baby's bottom, not since I was one. If you don't have sensitive skin, I'd say use it. Buffer it with your moisturizer, even if you can handle the scent, which could help future sensitizing. But using this daily? Given its powerful claims and it's probable sensitizing effects (not to mention price point) I see absolutely no reason to do this more than every other day. If they could give us this baby soft feeling without the abundant fragrances and essential oils, (and again, price point) I'm betting they have twice as many happy customers.
Made me break out
GiaGirl from Los Angeles
I received a small gift with purchase. The smell is too strong for me (i am sensitive to scents/causes headaches). But I tried this product for a couple days and it caused me to break-out. I am in my 50's with oily skin, sometimes sensitive. Perhaps this is more suited for dry skin? It didn't work for me.
avoid this like the plague.
huberstew from New York, NY
12 essential oils in the product- which are NOT good for your face. also incredibly overpriced
Makes my skin feel so soft
CindyH from East Chatham, ny
I love how my skin feels in the morning when I wash it. This stuff is great!
Great But watch your lids
Sam_S from Baltimore MD.
I really loved this product for the couple weeks I used it, smells great and makes your skin feel just fresh and nice, but the lid is leaky. I put it in my Kiehls dopp kit pack and went to use it and almost all of it had leaked out. So maybe just leave you're big one at home and get a little to go bottle for travel.
Smells like DEET
Anonymous123 from undisclosed
I received a sample of this and have been using it under my Kiehls moisturizer. While it is moisturizing, I was shocked that it smells like bug spray! As a result, I will not be purchasing it. Please suggest to your team to adjust the fragrance so it's not so offensive. Or perhaps even offer fragrance-free; a lot of companies are going in that direction (fragrance-free), as well.
Works wonders for my rosacea!!
Mandie C from New Braunfels TX
I have suffered my whole life with rosy cheeks. I'm an esthetician and literally have tried everything under the sun to tame my redness. I received a sample of this.. gosh forever ago. It came at the perfect time. I was having a massive flare up and literally nothing was working, I was helpless. Then this magic little bottle of wizardry blessed my face. I did my normal nighttime skin care routine skipped my moisturizer and put this on. When I woke up I was SHOOK! Y'all my skin has never been more clear. Blemishes I had diminished significantly! My rosy cheeks were flesh with my skin tone. My skin was moisturized! I instantly bought the bigger bottle. Side note this product smells amazing! I couldn't understand why people hated it. It's my heavy artillery for my rosacea! Please never stop making this product!! Worth every single penny!
Vidhi from Sevierville, TN
I purchase this to remove texture and plump the skin, I haven't seen any improvement. I apply this at night and wake up with hydrated and somewhat of a glow, but that's it. I'm disappointed because Kiehl's is a great brand, but I'm not a fan of this.