Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream aims to correct multiple aging skin problems

by Paris B on · 22 comments

in Moisturiser,New on shelves,Skincare,Treatment

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On October 3, 2013
Last modified:October 2, 2013


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?

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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 icon razz Kiehls Super Multi Corrective Cream aims to correct multiple aging skin problems

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.

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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” icon razz Kiehls Super Multi Corrective Cream aims to correct multiple aging skin problems 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.

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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! icon wink Kiehls Super Multi Corrective Cream aims to correct multiple aging skin problems

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! icon biggrin Kiehls Super Multi Corrective Cream aims to correct multiple aging skin problems 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? icon wink Kiehls Super Multi Corrective Cream aims to correct multiple aging skin problems 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!

Paris B

Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream Price: RM210/50ml Availability: Kiehl’s stores and counters

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Applegal October 3, 2013 at 9:28 am

Wa, this has shea butter, fruit and flower extracts, oils from flowers. I don’t think I’ll get it though, a bit put off by my last Kiehl’s experience and the fact I find it a tad oily in this climate :P


Ting October 3, 2013 at 9:31 am

Oh no shea butter?? I hope the scent of it is not over-powering. Will have to sniff at the counter first otherwise… le husband’s stupid migraine is stirred and $200+ wasted… :(


Paris B October 4, 2013 at 11:05 am

I think you used the Ultra Facial cream last round? I don’t even know why they recommended you that – it’s crazy for our weather! This one is a tad lighter, but I don’t think you’d like it either hehe…


Ting October 3, 2013 at 9:29 am

I just love your statement: “I have lines but at my age, if I didn’t, it’s called “Botox””. HAHAHAHAHAHA
What a day to start my morning! :p

This one is calling out to me… man! And I have just bought some Korres night cream to try. Still not opened yet… and I have about 1/3 bottle of MRC left which I have been trying very hard to finish. This stuff lasted me since October last year!!! Amazing!! I had the big bottle, if you are wondering. I have a strong feeling that… Korres is gonna have to wait until I try this new corrective cream!! :p Speaking of switching priority in a lightning second, huh?


Paris B October 4, 2013 at 11:06 am

Hehe… true about Botox eh? Seriously, anyone who doesn’t have lines must be plastic … or expressionless :P I do like this, but I definitely suggest that you get some samples to try first because I don’t know if the texture is suitable… although from what I remember, you don’t even need all this correction la :P


Happy Locks October 3, 2013 at 10:03 am

I recently mentioned this over at my blog in my wishlist & was skeptical whether I should get this or not. Your post has been helpful. I might get a sample at least.



Paris B October 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

Kiehl’s is very generous with samples so definitely get a sample and try. That said, it is only strictly targeted at correction so if you don’t have lines or sagging skin, maybe you won’t even need it :)


Isabel October 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

I just finished my sample sachet of this one which lasted me nearly 2 weeks (really appreciative of Kiehl’s sample policy where they are not kedekut like some other companies). I was lured by the claims and the list of super ingredients. Unfortunately, I didn’t see much difference to my skin and suddenly had 2 cystic acne which I don’t normal get. Not sure whether it’s the cream to blame for sure but I don’t want to take the chances.

I thought the smell was rather berry-ish but then again, it could just be the colour of the tub that was playing tricks on my mind and nose :D


Paris B October 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

It may be the cream, Isabel – it is quite heavy and it’s great to know that you managed to get generous samples enough for you to try. On the flipside, maybe you don’t need it? :D Seriously, this one isn’t meant for prevention (at least that’s what I was told) it is a corrective cream and definitely for more matured skin ;)


Isabel October 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

That’s a lovely way of looking at it :D


Victoria October 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

I was waiting for your review on this cream and glad you did. Might collect a sample to try it out first and will consider whether to purchase it after I have tried it out :-)


Paris B October 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

Good idea Victoria! The great thing is that Kiehl’s is generous with sampling! :D


Tracy@Beauty Reflections October 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I have a couple of sample packs sitting there and haven’t tried them yet! I will do that tonight and mix with the MRC too like you.
So the Dior Cream is that good, hey? ARRRRRGH. Might have to splurge on that soon!


Paris B October 4, 2013 at 11:12 am

Hope you like it Tracy? With the cold winter coming in, it might feel more comfy on your skin than it does for most of us here in the tropics ;) And yes, sadly the Dior cream is that good for me. Not sure if everyone agrees but my skin loves it! :P


Lavender October 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm

The price is affordable. May put it in my to try list. Thanks for the honest review


Paris B October 4, 2013 at 11:14 am

Better get a sample first, Lavender. I remember you said once you had oily skin so I don’t know if you will find it too heavy.


Si Yen October 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

Hi Paris! I tried their MRC sample together with ANR II and the result is really good. It just absorbs and the next morning leaves you with smooth dewy look. Putting on makeup is so smooth and it also makes your skin look well rested. I did try to ask for a sample of this super multi corrective cream but the SA advised me against it as she says it’s not suitable for my skin after she has assessed it saying that I don’t have wrinkles or fine lines yet.

But isn’t prevention better than cure since I’ve already passed the 30 years old mark? I wouldn’t mind to try a sample of this since I too have read good reviews on this.


Paris B October 4, 2013 at 11:22 am

Haha I should patent this MRC+ANR formula eh? :) It really does give an amazing glow to the skin. I use it whenever I need to be sure I look at my best the next day :D In your case, I think the SA knows best. This cream is NOT a preventive cream. For that, Kiehl’s has the one in the brown tub. This one is meant for those who already have problems they want to correct, hence the name. Plus, age doesn’t define whether you have signs of aging. You could just be blessed with good skin :)


Jackie Fontane October 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I’d love to try this cream!…I’m always searching for that product that works. Is it available in the US?


Paris B October 7, 2013 at 11:21 am

Yep! I believe it’s out in the US and everywhere else too! :)


Sam Still Reading October 6, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I want to try this one – I think Kiehl’s is trying to tell me something as my last order had samples of things with ‘wrinkles’ in the name. I’d need to watch the heaviness I think (my skin turns all teenage in a bad way when I use Dior, boo!)


Paris B October 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Oh yes, definitely do try it first. Shea butter can be too heavy or clog pores for some people so it pays to test it out for sensitivity first.


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