Kiehl’s has upgraded their regular whitening range to the Dermatologist Solutions range i.e. more exclusive dermatologist tested range. I have 3 items from this line but I have to tell you about the Ultimate White Surface Brightening Exfoliator because I seriously love it and can’t stop raving about it!
For all its wordiness, the Ultimate White Surface Brightening Exfoliator is a facial scrub. It comes in a 150ml tube and I really like it because it makes my skin feel baby butt smooth.
The brightening exfoliator is part of the Ultimate White range which is essentially a whitening/brightening skincare range. This is to be used after cleansing and before toner. I use mine in the shower after taking off my makeup for the day.
The amount I use is very very little – about 0.7cm. The first time I used it, I squeezed out about 1cm of the cream and I found that it lathers up something plenty which although nice ( I love the air cushion effect) I felt was a bit of a waste and takes a while to wash off.
Add a bit of water to the liquid cream and rub it a little to create a rich lather before applying to a damp face. The scrub granules are very fine but because this is a scrub, do not rub it hard against your skin but use a light touch instead.
Some tips when using scrubs or exfoliators
- Always apply scrubs or exfoliators on a DAMP face to avoid it rubbing too harshly against dry skin.
- Always use a light touch to avoid the scrub granules scratching your skin.
- Never scrub your skin too long or you risk scratching your skin.
- Your skin should never look red or feel painful or tender after a home scrub. If it does, the product does not suit you or you may have pressed too hard against your skin.
I gently scrub my skin in a circular motion a few times then rinse off. I don’t get the baby butt smooth skin feeling immediately but after 2-3 times using this I’ve found my skin feeling smoother and it feels nicer every time. My face does have a bit of squeaky clean effect after using this and another friend I let try said their face felt a little dry – but it was ok after toning and moisturizing.
The scrub is quite gentle so I use it every alternate day on an average of 3 times a week and thus far, no problems. In fact, when I returned recently from a holiday with slightly clogged pores, I used this scrub for 2 days running and on the 3rd day, voila! clear-er skin! So, yes this one is a keeper!
The nice thing I like about this scrub actually is the morning after. The morning after I use the scrub, I find that my foundation, whether liquid or powder, just glides onto my skin and once set with loose powder stays put, looking smooth and porcelain the whole day. I did not notice it until I got some compliments on how “smooth” my skin looked at the end of the day – can you say LOVE?! 😀
I don’t know about brightening because I am using a whole range of other products but I like how this scrub feels so I will be repurchasing. However, I don’t see that happening all that soon since I use only so little! I’m thinking that it may help lighten the appearance of acne scars – I have some serious pitted scars and they have been LOOKING lighter of late. I’m not sure if they are, but they sure LOOK better.
A 150ml tube costs RM105 and is worth every single penny because it will last a long while – at the rate I’m going, 6 months a tube is not impossible. There is a slight fruity citrusy scent but I like it so I’m not bugged by it. Kiehl’s stores are presently situated at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 1 Utama and Isetan KLCC . They are pretty generous with samples so be sure to ask if there’s something you want to try – and if you buy something, they may even throw in a deluxe sample.
I think the Dermatologist Solutions Ultimate White line is Asia only as I can’t find information on it on Kiehl’s.com. I’ve already converted Beetrice – perhaps I might convert you too? 😉
Pros: Exfoliates the skin and leaves it smooth, Helps make skin a great base for foundation, Economical because you only need so little
Cons: I did not find any
Kiehl’s EcoTote Bags and RM0.50 discount
I came across this in the latest Kiehl’s newsletter. If you are into recycling, this would be right up your alley. A bag made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Its made by an American company Enviro-Tote and retails at Kiehl’s stores for RM28.
Further, if you purchase an item from Kiehl’s Pavilion Kuala Lumpur or 1 Utama and refuse a paper bag, you will also get RM0.50 off your total purchase. That means the scrub would be RM104.50 – good wot? 😉
So do your bit for Planet Earth and refuse a paper bag (and get a discount) today!