Landed On The Beauty Desk: Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate

By . - Wednesday, November 04, 2015


I love Kiehl's products. I honestly think that the only thing I haven't tried are their cleansers, which I can't wait to get my hands on. That's a story for another day...

Offering skin with its own daytime defense system to revitalize and help reduce the signs of skin fatigue, Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate features a specifically selected, highly concentrated blend of 100% natural origin ingredients including Ginger Root Essential Oils, Tamanu and Sunflower Seed Botanical Oils. Designed to reduce daily environmentally-induced oxidation, this non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, mineral oil free and paraben-free formula is lightweight, quickly absorbing and helps strengthen and protect the skin barrier for a smooth, fresh and healthy look all day long.

Kiehl's honestly knows how to do a facial oil. The first oil of theirs that I tried was the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, and it was one of my favourite products at the time. I'm excited to have an oil that I can use on my face during the day to compliment my night routine with Kiehl's.

Kiehl’s chemists developed Daily Reviving Concentrate with 100% natural origin ingredients in a blend of essential and botanical oils to help support skin’s natural defense system and visibly improve skin throughout the day and over time for an energized, awakened and radiant look.  
“When we set out to select essential and botanical oils to formulate with, we wanted to leverage the power of natural ingredients that had strong technical profiles to help protect skin and aid its visible appearance,” stated Dr. Geoff Genesky, Head of Kiehl’s Laboratory. “Kiehl’s Sunflower Seed Oil undergoes an extra distillation step that further concentrates an active fraction of the oil, but it is also gentle enough to maintain the oil’s integrity. The result is of great interest for a variety of benefits for healthy-looking skin, including the support of barrier strength to help ensure water retention. Tamanu Oil has been studied for its soothing effects, making it a great choice for a daytime product due to skin stressors present throughout the day. And we chose our specific Ginger Root Essential Oil since in vitro studies have demonstrated its antioxidant capability.”

Scientific research on Daily Reviving Concentrate’s key ingredients also revealed the following:
  • Ginger Root Oil: Extensive in vitro studies have shown that this essential oil protects skin cells from UVA-induced lipid peroxidation and significantly reduces the release of pro-inflammatory markers5 . It is also known to stimulate dermis proteins such as Procollagen I, Collagen III and Elastin6 .
  • Sunflower Seed Oil: This botanical oil has been shown to increase skin hydration, reduce the appearance of redness and improve skin smoothness. It also has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties by decreasing in vitro release of pro-inflammatory markers. In addition, in vitro studies have revealed that Sunflower Seed Oil stimulates receptors involved in skin barrier lipids synthesis and corneocyte’s maturation7 .
  • Tamanu Oil: This botanical oil brings emollient properties to lock moisture in the skin. In addition, due to its composition rich in lipids such as linoleic acid that are important in healthy looking skin, it provides protecting properties that inhibit the release of pro-inflammatory markers, which within the formula to soothe the skin8 . 
Stay tuned for my full review on this exciting new product, and I might just do a video on all the Kiehl's products I use on my face and body.

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