Rated 4.37 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Twice A Day Strengthening Face Serum!
The packaging is very nice giving the product a high end feeling (which Kiehls is). I do like that the bottle is red because I associate the blue bottles with male products so this makes it feel more mine than my partners. The serum is very lightweight and applies very smoothly all over the face with just a dime sized pump. I have been using it 3/week for the last 2 weeks and my face does seem somewhat more nourished however with quarantine that could be the fact that I wear more moisturizer and significantly less to no makeup day to day so I cant make an honest correlation to the product alone. Overall I do really like it because it layers very well over my facial mist and under my Philosophy daily moisturizer. One thing I would change if I could, although not a deal breaker as I would keep it either way if I purchased this product, is the smell. I cant put a word to describe it but others have used pickle, parsnips, celery like smells. It is very earthy and Im not sure if those around me can smell it but after I apply moisturizer and makeup I assume the smell would be covered (have yet to try). I would recommend this face serum :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Not super impressed...
I received this serum and started using it twice a day after washing my face. it had been promoted as a product that would help with signs of aging but also improving the elasticity and youthfulness of my skin. I didn't honestly know if I saw a difference even when I looked at my before and after photos. My skin definitely feels the same as it's been so I'm not sure if it hasn't had a good effect with my skin care routine or if it would work better with other kiehl products. My skin is typically combination and I noticed that I still had dry patches and oily spots. Maybe it would work better for other types of skin, I'm not sure.
The before picture is on the left and the after picture is on the right
Reviewed by 615 customers Good choice!!
Mingky from Al
Im using this almost one month so i satisfied. When i using this a week i got some compliment about my skin :) only worst thing is smell but I've gotten used to it. Also i used vitamin c serum before and i remembered it was good so need time to decide which one i choose but new one is nice choice. It makes my face tone light and silky.
Love it! Lightweight and wakens up the skin!
ivonny from Los Angeles, Ca
I recently purchased this product for the first time and absolutely love it. It's light weight and I feel like it's "medicinal" with a light tingle similar to the Vitamin C Powerful Line Reducing Concentrate. I feel like it's brightened my skin! I use it for both my morning and night routine as the first step before using my hydro plumping serum (which I have also been a fan of for years!).
Chrisros from Deerfield beach,FL
Spectacular serum it really hydrates your skin and makes it feel new.
Bye Bye Fine Lines
wendyl18 from undisclosed
My skin has a few fine lines under the eyes and around my mouth, along with some uneven skin tones. I have been using this product for 2 weeks and already noticed a difference in the look and feel of my skin. My lines are a lot softer and I can barely see the discoloration on my cheeks. The serum is very light and easily absorbed into my skin with no greasy feel. I use this mostly at night for hydration, and occasionally if my skin feels a bit dry (you can use it in the AM/PM). The smell is also light and refreshing - the product holds well under foundation if using with makeup.Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum
emilym7390 from undisclosed
I started using this product every night a week and a half ago, and I cant already tell around my lips and forehead that my laugh lines are less visible! Im 28, but have a VERY expressive face, so the need for early age-prevention is real! The smell is great, a little goes a long way, and results are visible.
kellym6b98 from undisclosed
This fast absorbing serum strengthens skin from within its deep surface layer. Helps resist signs of premature aging. Replenishes skin barrier for improved texture. I couldn't get past the smell. Then after using it left my skin looking worse than before using. I picked it up because I had good luck with several other Kiehl's products. This just didn't work for me.
huffman24 from undisclosed
There is no product like this one. I typically have loose skin and bags under my eyes and after using this every night, they're practically gone. A little goes a long way so the product will last a long time. I would 100% buy this again. Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum
Skin best friend
mariajosev4bbb from undisclosed
This Serum is a game changer for me, definitely a great product. I could see a big difference since the first time I used it. I like it
Good Hydrating Serum
Lilo94 from Maryland
I have oily skin but if I don't moisture enough then it feels dry within minutes after washing and throughout the day. This helped in adding moisture in my night time routine. Ended up not needing a rich night cream. The only thing is my skin feels super oily in the morning, not sure if it's due to this or the night recovery oil. I have used it for about two weeks, if any changes I will update my review
kenz090 from undisclosed
This serum feels very nice upon application. It has a botanical scent to me, which I find pleasant. It layers well under moisturizer. The price is pretty fair for how long the product lasts. The main thing about it for me personally is that I would not be able to use this in my daily routine. I would probably use it just 2-3 times a week, as it does leave my skin feeling sort of greasy after regular use. I wouldnt say it feels greasy with one use, though. Its just my skins reaction to it over time. It feels supple, but that turns into just oil buildup if used too often.
ashleyc169a from undisclosed
I tried the Kiehls Super Serum and really enjoyed it. It was a nice addition to my skin care routine. I feel like it added moisture to my skin. It was a very gentle product. The smell wasnt extremely strong or off putting. I cant speak to if it made a difference because I honestly did not see any change in my skin. What I CAN say is that my skin is very sensitive and it did not cause any further irritation to my skin. Overall its a nice product that I would continue to use to see if it will affect my skin in a positive way.
livvyl from undisclosed
I used it for a month and it feels really nice when it's on I didn't notice any difference in my skin when it was freshly cleansed. It was gentle to my skin and felt silky smooth. It didn't have any harsh smells either. I like it but i wish I felt an improvement in my skin.
Smoother Skin But Weird Smell
jesslew22 from undisclosed
I would recommend this product. Im not sure about the anti-aging properties, but this has made the texture of my skin much softer and more smooth. I dont care for the smell but it dissipates within a few minutes. Overall a good product, but pretty pricey. A little goes a long way though.
not my favorite
jennaleigh_95 from undisclosed
To be honest this wasnt my favorite. I didnt like how it made my skin feel afterwards so maybe I just have the wrong skin type.
Love This Product!
rizav1 from undisclosed
Just recently started using this serum, and it may soon become a favorite of mine! I love the natural, clean smell. I also love how it makes my face feel afterwards! Would definitely recommend!
is it working?
jcarman from undisclosed
Honestly I was hesitant with this product because generally I like to keep my face clean and free of too many products. This serum Ive been using after cleansing, prior to a quartz roller and lotion and honestly Im not positive about its role in my skin care routine. I have gotten comments about my skin being radiant, but Im not sure if its this product or another one and I actually feel like by night time my skin more oily than ever, despite generally having normal to dry skin. Something is working, Im not sure if its this.
mirandam1f19 from undisclosed
It isnt my fave face product. I think I use it the least out of my collection. I think the smell really turns me off-gives me a medicine type smell. The packaging gives me the same vibe. However, it doesnt make my skin oily (which is a plus)!
love this serum
amycollinssmith from undisclosed
I was never much into facial serums before but this one is different for me. I like that it smells natural while feeling lightweight and healthy on my skin. It has a very smooth texture and applies evenly, without making my hands feel slimy or sticky. What impresses me about this serum is that it penetrates the skins 8 surface layers, strengthening skin from within its deepest layer. The reason why this works better than most facial serums is because it is made with a herbal form of Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is an antioxidant releasing ingredient that revitalizes our skin by providing weightless moisture. It helps to regenerate skin cells by repairing collagen levels. It goes to work by boosting skin elasticity; which helps lift, firm and smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. Its also good for reducing the appearance scaring. I have oily skin, and this is made to be safe on all skin types, including sensitive skin. So far its working great! All in all Im very happy with this serum and the quality ingredients used to make it.
spun_gold_naturals from undisclosed
I received this serum complimentary and I was SOOOO excited to try because I love Kiehls! Being that the serum is a little pricey, I wanted to give it a good trial. I used the serum consistently for 1 month. Besides it being a good hydrated and leaving my skin looking plumper (temporarily), I didn't see much of a difference in the appearance of my skin. And also... I unfortunately didn't really like the smell.
Overall, I feel like it's a good moisturizer but not a serum designed to create lasting change in my skin.
Give your skin some LOVE!
magdas4 from undisclosed
I absolutely love this product! Its so lightweight on my face, but has made my skin so strong. My skin was being torn from constant face mask and N95 use (Im a nurse! Wear your masks everyone, if I can do it for 13 hours in a row you can too!!)
I applied this each day before work and my skin was so happy! I wish the price was lower BUT the quality is definitely on par with the price.
not worth the money
kates87 from undisclosed
I am such a fan of Kiehls products.. Ive used at least 4 tubes of the midnight eye recovery and can not get enough. But this i did not love.. did not even like.. I tried, really tried but I could NOT get past the smell! It smelled just like pickle juice. I did use this for one week and saw no noticeable difference that I could justify putting something that smells like that on my face. I did receive this as a free sample but I would not spend my own money on this product.
Didn't Notice a Difference
meghana23 from undisclosed
Did not notice a difference using this product. The texture and consistency was great, but no notable difference in my skin.
annewadf3 from undisclosed
I really enjoyed this product. Packaging was simple and easy to use. Serum was lightweight but still effective. It did a good job on my sensitive dry skin and I felt it really did do what it said. Its quite pricy but I would consider repurchasing.
An ok product
quettamitch from undisclosed
I didnt notice any big differences in my skin, but it did feel nice when applying it. Im not sure if it helped anything, but I didnt experience and skin irritation or break outs so it didnt hurt.
hydration and glow
cindyymarisol from undisclosed
I appreciated the pump to dispense out the products, a small pump goes a long way. I noticed that it did help moisturize my face and provide the right amount of glow.