Enter: Kiehl’s. From an entrepreneurial stand-point, I have always had great respect for this brand – at over 150 years old, they have truly stood the test of time! Starting out as an apothecary in 1851, Kiehl’s has flourished into a worldwide provider of natural skincare, beauty and hair products – using high quality, natural and organic ingredients that I love. It is therefore such a privilege to have partnered with them, in an effort for both Kiehl’s and I to extend our reach of all things wellness-focused. As a firm believer in supporting brands with integrity at the heart of their ethos, I love that Kiehl’s also has a strong charity focus. I recently had the luxury of testing out their latest product – the scrumptious Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream, and here are my thoughts about the latest addition to the Kiehl’s family.
This is what it really comes down to for me. I mean, what else does a product really offer apart from their ingredients? The Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream doesn’t disappoint. First of all, this is a product whose ingredients are 99.6% certified organic. Given how incredibly difficult and expensive it is to source and create a product from all-organic ingredients, I’m very impressed with this moisturizer for falling just a fraction short of 100%. Next up, I love the two key ingredients it contains. Manuka honey – sourced from New Zealand and containing the highest levels of polyphenols (phytochemicals offering powerful antioxidants) – helps to strengthen and repair your skin’s barrier, as well its ability to recover. Korean red ginseng root is the second power-house ingredient – a much-acclaimed ancient botanical that helps increase cell turnover and improve skin’s texture, vitality and glow.
This is a rich moisturiser – my favourite kind – and so perfect for the pending dryness of a South African winter, especially in Gauteng! While heavy in its application, this product actually combats oiliness rather than adding to it, and a little goes such a long way. You won’t need to replenish your stock of this item any time soon! I’ve found that this Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream serves as a great base for everything that comes after my moisturizer, from SPF to light makeup, to heavy duty makeup for shoots. I am a sucker for delicious fragrances in all my beauty products, but at the same time I don’t want artificial scents and unnatural ingredients. The Manuka honey lends itself to the yummy – and natural – smell of this product, which I simply love.
This product does a lot more than its designated duty as a moisturiser. Blemishes clear up so much faster, scarring diminishes, and I’ve found my skin tone to be noticeably more even after just a few applications. The healing properties of this moisturiser make it such a valuable part of my daily routine. My skin also feels incredibly soft throughout the day, and that dull appearance that it can sometimes get has been replaced with a silkier glow.
At R895 per 50ml, this product is a little pricy. BUT, believe me when I say you will get far more uses out of it than your average 50ml moisturiser. This product gets a double thumbs up for me, as well as a permanent place in my daily beauty routine, and I can’t wait for you to try it and see what you think!
For more information on this product, check it out online here.