I was clearing out my skincare products over last weekend, tossing out expired products and rearranging the ones I am using most regularly. Have you done so? If you haven’t, it’s a good idea to take stock once in a while, especially if you have a few opened products. Sometimes, products may expire before you realize it as I learnt to my detriment. A nice cream looked like curdled milk so even though it smelt ok, I wasn’t putting it anywhere near my face 😛
It was then that I realized that I’m about halfway through bottle #2 of my Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate! The dark bottle makes it hard to notice the dropping levels. It’s been about 2 years now since its been out ans as you can tell, it lasts and lasts… Have you used it? Here’s a few ways I like to use the MRC – one of the very few staples in my skincare routine 🙂
There are a couple of ways I use the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum I thought I’d share:-
- Mixed with Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum to give skin a glow. This is a recipe I discovered one day (I shared it here) and I use it daily or weekly depending on feel dull I feel my skin looks. If you’ve tried this, I’d love to hear what you think 🙂
- Mixed with moisturizer. I sometimes add 2-3 drops into moisturizer. It helps thin out thick creams and my skin handles it better then. Or even if it does nothing, it smells soothing and good!
- Used together with the Kiehl’s Line Reducing Concentrate. I never did review the Line Reducing Concentrate and I have just a tiny bit left. It really is quite a good product. My skin looks and feels smoother and firmer and although I don’t have prominent lines, I can tell its smoother. Used with the MRC, I find the effects even better, because the MRC helps me with the moisture and acts as a booster serum.
- On its own. When I first used it back in 2010, I thought it was great for a glow and all that. I don’t see as miraculous results anymore. Maybe it’s already at the optimum, or maybe my skin isn’t as bad as it was back then 😉 but I love how it smells and I like using it, so I just do whenever I feel like it. Just 2-3 drops in your palm, inhale the relaxing scent and then pat on your skin. Maybe it helps, but even if it doesn’t, I’m enjoying it anyway.
So that’s how I’ve been using the MRC these 2 years. You can read my original review 2 years back here. Can’t believe I’ve used up almost 2 bottles since! I still love the scent because I find it soothing and it isn’t bad for my skin so I keep at it as a sort of booster type thing. I don’t see as significant a result anymore but it might just be that my skin isn’t as bad as it was before. Works well so far 🙂
I’m less enamoured about the Midnight Recovery Eye Cream. I said so before and I say so again now. I still maintain I don’t see improvements. Its not bad or anything, but I just can’t see the WOW! factor that I see with the face serum. I’m just not good with using eye creams and this is, for me, just another eye cream 😛
Have you jumped on the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery bandwagon yet? I’d love to know what you think of it. I’ve had people tell me they love it and I’ve had people say they break out or that it does nothing for them. Naturally, it works differently for everyone so share your MRC stories or if you have a special way of using it, I’d love to know too 😀
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Price: RM220/30ml Midnight Recovery Eye Price: RM150/15ml Availability: Kiehl’s counters