I recently attended a very informative talk with the team behind Kiehl’s to introduce their new products. I didn’t know what to expect, all I new is that the products were new arrivals and had some pretty impressive scientific research behind them. Can you imagine how excited I was when I realised the new products were both masks? I’m a mask-obsessive; I have a weekly feature on these beloved products, so I had to settle my excitement and stop myself from diving straight in there and then.
This is a heads-up on the arrival of the masks rather than a review, since these aren’t launching until February next year. The first of the two is the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, which is designed to boost radiance and generally give skin its glow back. It’s specifically intended for dull, fatigued skin, with the Turmeric included to sooth, heal and detox, whilst the Cranberry Seed is there as a physical exfoliator from the seed itself, and Cranberry Seed Oil is also included to provide fatty acids and antioxidants for skin health. The second mask is the Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque, which is a very interesting one since it’s designed to defend skin from pollution, which sounds quite unlikely, but actually the research behind it is sturdy and impressive. Firstly, Cilantro is Coriander, just in case you’re wondering! Secondly, it’s quite shocking just how much of the skins problems can be linked to the effects of pollution; we’ve been focusing so much on protecting our skin from the sun, whereas pollution is an almost equally aggressive factor in skin damage. I won’t bore you with the science stuff, but I will say that the studies Kiehl’s put together to demonstrate the capabilities of the mask, showed over a 50% increase in improved barrier function of the skin after just an hour of use. As we’re miles ahead of the launch date, I’m not too sure of pricing yet, but I will update as soon as I know, and keep your eyes peeled for my full reviews soon!