If you walk past the Kiehl’s stores recently, you may notice these purple jars that form the centrepiece of the store. These purple jars hold the recently launched Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream, which targets and proposes to correct all visible signs of aging. Aging! Now, more than ever I feel it haha! So, my interest was piqued.
You see, this super cream not only lifts, but sculpts, firms and smoothens skin with their dynamic trio of beech tree extract, jasmonic acid and hyaluronic acid. Wow, wow and wow. Your interest piqued too?
This cream claims that you will see results with just 2 weeks of use, and you only use it once a day. Use it at night, because it is a repair cream. But you know what? I took the 2 week challenge and I didn’t think much of it. So, I decided to stretch it out longer. Took it for a one month whirl instead.
After more than one month, I can tell you that this is, as the name implies, a corrective cream. Therefore, you young ‘uns with no lines, sagging skin or any visible signs of aging, need not apply. I’m serious. If you want to protect, go use something else. This is for the more mature crowd. Ahem. Moi
This product isn’t a gel-cream or lotion-cream but is a cream-cream. What this means it that it has a slightly heavier texture which will suit the people in the target age group. Part of the reasons you get fine lines is because skin is dehydrated. The hyaluronic acid in this cream addresses that.
The white cream doesn’t have a discernible scent although I’d hesitate to say it’s fragrance free. There is a light scent, just not too troubling. Many creams targeted at the more matured crowd tend to be strongly fragranced, if you notice. I belong in this age category, but I detest strongly fragranced products so perhaps I am the exception.
The texture isn’t heavy however and it feels light on skin. I must say though that I am used to applying heavy textured products on my skin and I usually massage it in so I’m not your best person to judge if this is too heavy. I find it light, others may consider it heavy. In an air-conditioned room, it’s ok.
I was using this for 2 weeks during which time, I was switching over from using a less than stellar product so my skin wasn’t quite at its best. In the 2 weeks, I noticed no improvements to my skin. I have lines but at my age, if I didn’t, it’s called “Botox” So, I set this cream aside and went back to my old faithful night cream. In a week, my skin was back to looking at its best.
Then, I went back to this one, and used it for about a month. This time, I did something more. I added in a couple of drops of the Midnight Recovery Concentrate Elixir into the cream before applying to my skin. I believe that was the “secret key” to unlocking the best potential of the Super Multi-Corrective Cream. Used on its own, I found the cream ok. Mixed with MRC, it seems to work better, infusing my skin with more energy. I can’t explain it, but that’s how I see it.
My skin feels smoother and looks better generally. I cannot attest to better skin firmness, nor any sculpting of my skin. As for skin texture, it could also be attributed to my face cloth routine which I have found has helped my skin improve by leaps and bounds. But I did not break out, and I wake up to skin that looks and feels smoother. But only when I mix with MRC. On its own, it’s ok and does its job, but I have used better.
In a nutshell
The new Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream targets people who are experiencing visible signs of aging, hence the name. This is a corrective cream, not a preventive one. From my experience, the cream on its own didn’t quite give me the wow factor I was hoping to experience. But when I mixed the cream with a few drops of the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Elixir, it seemed to give it the boost it needed. It took me more than a month to see results, but I have experienced skin that feels and looks smoother. Firmness and lift are subjective but visible lines are definitely softened a little. Deep lines remain. I’d say it’s worth giving a go, but don’t expect a miracle, and give it some time to do its job. If you have the MRC, try mixing some in. It seems to give it that extra boost.
Pros: Lightweight yet creamy texture is suitable for drier skin, No discernible scent, Not oily and absorbs quite well into skin, Seems to work quite well to soften fine lines and make skin look and feel smoother
Cons: Pricey, Did not show visible results in 2 weeks as promised but I saw some results over prolonged use
Who will like this: Anyone already seeing visible signs of aging e.g. lines, loss of skin firmness etc
I won’t use this one in the day to be honest. It feels a little heavy for day use so I’d reserve it strictly for night use. However, I’m going to stick my neck out and say that this seems to be a more affordable option to my prized Dior night cream, for those are are choking at that splurge. I do get a better result with my Dior cream but this one makes a good “maintenance” cream, so I don’t have to use the Dior one back to back all the time, but maybe alternate it. I will not say they are dupes, and I am not giving that one up (It’s my Top Skincare pick!) but I can consider stretching my dollar by using this Kiehl’s cream in between.
The clever ones doing the math may say “Oh, but if you mix in MRC the cost goes up!” to which my answer is, I mix MRC or the Estee Lauder Nutritious Face Oil or any other face oil into all my evening creams so that point is moot!
Ingredient List: Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isopropyl Isostrearate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Tetrahydrojasmonate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Palmitic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Arachidyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil/Rosemary Leaf Oil, Adenosine, Limonene, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract/Cucumber Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa Extract/Turmeric Root Extract, Sclareolide, Rosa SPP/Rose Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale Extract/Jasmine Extract, Citric Acid fmla 685619 39 F.I.L Code D159720/4
Are you starting to see skin problems that this cream seeks to correct?
I have, for a long time haha! No spring chicken here! But I’m also realistic. Lines do after all add character although I suppose I could smile less and then reduce the laugh lines? Maybe? Remember, Kiehl’s has a try before you buy policy so grab a sample in store and give it a go if you fit the demographic!
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream Price: RM210/50ml Availability: Kiehl’s stores and counters