The famous line has grown up (but not old) with their committed customer base.
There was a time in skincare technology when super-hydration and moisturization seemed sufficient. And the skin science beat goes on… Gentlemen, now power-packed enzyme and antioxidant-infused serums, tightening lifters, and all-over brightening for blotches and spots arenot only the new normal, they are constantly being improved for deeper penetration and cell restructuring.
Kiehl’s developed a major cult following with women first, at a time when men were less conscious about facial aging. So the huge expectation of anti-age advancements from women really propelled the bar of excellence—and the effectiveness of anti-aging Kiehl’s skincare for men. Their products are quite serious about keeping the years on your face at bay.
I recently needed a gift for a friend who uses Kiehl’s and was surprised in a big way to see how much the Kiehl’s brand had delivered. The loyal male following started years ago with basic moisturization, and grew with them as wrinkles, spots and sagging began in the twenty-somethings turning forty-something. Aside from the value, the product line is large enough and diverse enough to address every concern. Fair, delicate skin… Mature, tough skin… Brightening for the years spent in the sun… And so on.
Some of my favorites? Let’s go down the line in order of the men’s grooming process. Kiehl’s scrubs really are a man’s best friend when exfoliating the years away and prepping for shaving. Skin Brightening Exfoliator does triple duty for cleansing, brightening, and lifting a beard. It buffs away dead skin cells while giving skin a fresh pop. Sensitive skin? The Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser is gentle and effective, while the Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub uses enzymes and scrub to lift away over time without irritation. For a once- or twice-a-week de-buffing age-rewind, Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion is another item that should have a permanent home in your repertoire. If you have a buffing device or you’re not scrubbing or shaving daily, Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash is really invigorating – using caffeine, vitamins, and stimulating citrus extracts to awaken and refresh sleepy skin.
For achieving the perfect shave, Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream – Blue Eagle provides a rich after-feel as an unscented shave cream formulated with Aloe for sensitive skin. Post Shave Repair Gel is great for more sensitive skin and is light enough to use under a serum and moisturizer.
To me, Serums are everything. I almost always use them in layers, with a lighter application of moisturizer. Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate really should be one item you never leave home without or go to bed without applying, due to its power antioxidants and 10.5% vitamin C (which is the longevity tool for skin aging). Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence is definitely next-gen science working hard for your skin and really provides noticeable smoothness and brightness to dull skin. Performing two jobs in one is the perfect multi-tasker Precision Lifting & Pore Tightening Concentrate. If you’re not ready for that yet, consider the nighttime defense (our little secret to renew fresher skin), Over-Night Biological Peel. It will keep you moving forward and your skin looking like it went backward in age, quietly and without irritation. Burn the midnight oil more often than not? Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a great way to re-nourish the skin once or twice a week at bedtime. It “works with the skin’s natural nocturnal activity—when skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors.” Just cleanse, apply and sleep.
Kiehl’s also has some of the best no-shine, matte products that provide serious age correcting for day. Facial Fuel Anti-Wrinkle Cream has come a long way from its original formula of the previous decade. And your wrinkles will hate it. Facial Fuel Heavy Lifting Anti-Aging Moisturizer really helps men do what it says: lift and un-wrinkle. Men’s Oil Eliminator 24 Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer is exactly as it’s labeled. Hint: sometimes I apply an anti-shine moisturizer over my anti-age or treatment moisturizer. Facial Fuel Transformer Age Correcting Moisture-Gel is not only one of many men’s favorites, but women love it too. Why? Because of the cream gel feel and the matte finish. Men’s Oil Eliminator Refreshing Shine Control Spray Toner is terrific for the office or travelling, meant to be sprayed throughout the day to instantly matte-ify any shine. Visit the site and be sure to be conscious of aging facial skin before it happens. Just as Kiehl’s did.