Kiehl’s has a new whitening cream out this month (March 2011) and you might see it in the stores already. I received a little sample pot a while ago, which I carried around with me while I was travelling as it was small.
The image is a stock image because sample pots do not photograph well 😛 What this new addition to the Kiehl’s Ultimate White skincare line is, is a cream to assist in the whitening and brightening of skin, breaking pigmentation clusters and inhibiting melanin using the “Triple Vitamin System” : L-Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin CG) combined with Biotin (Vitamin B8) and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3). I’m afraid it did not do anything dramatic for me.
The cream absorbs quickly into my skin, but I found that if I used it at night, it did not deliver sufficient moisture to my skin. Many whitening creams feel like for me, so I wasn’t quite surprised to find this was the same. So I could only use it in the day. I’m afraid I did not notice any dramatic whitening or lightening of my pigmentation although I cannot say if it’ll work better if you use it continuously for a month or two. In the 2 weeks I used my sample, I did not feel it helping me. I love the Ultimate White Exfoliator but I think I prefer the other lines in Kiehl’s which work better for me.
Kiehl’s Ultimate White Activated Whitening Cream will retail at RM165/50ml at Kiehl’s stores and counters from March 2011
About Just Sampling: Occasionally I receive a product for review that comes in a sample size sachet or pot, or I obtain a sample sachet from the cosmetics counters. I use it at most 2-3 times or a week so I can’t tell you if its really good or if in the long term I’d hate it or love it. So “Just Sampling” is quite self-explanatory in this regard. I will only talk about texture and first impressions of the product and there will be no pros and cons nor details. You get a “sample” of a full review as it were 🙂