Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream with Desert Plants and Glacial Proteins


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Kiehl’s chemists are known industry-wide to “go the extra mile” by torture-testing their highly effective formulas in some of the most remote places on earth. To ensure it hydrates even the most parched skin, Kiehl’s has sent its legendary Ultra Facial Cream to the uncharted peaks of Greenland, 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley, 13,000 vertical feet to The Mount Whitney Portal – and this year, across the frozen sea ice of the North Pole.  

Most skincare products claiming 24-hour hydration are never exposed to real environmental elements to prove their all-day endurance. To test the performance of its iconic Ultra Facial Cream, Kiehl’s partnered with adventure explorer and polar guide Doug Stoup, on his recent expedition to the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean. Amid waters that are almost permanently covered with constantly shifting sea ice, The North Pole has some of the harshest conditions in the world with temperatures reaching as low as -43 degrees C (-45 degrees F).


Clinically Proven To Improve Not Only Surface Hydration But Overall Skin Quality


As many skincare companies offer 24, 48, and even 72 hours of hydration, Kiehl’s chemists – never trend chasers – focus on ensuring Ultra Facial Cream offers much more than surface hydration. To prove the efficacy of the iconic formula that was invented 8 years ago, Kiehl’s chemists conducted new studies to test not only for duration of hydration, but for overall skin health indicators, including improvement of skin softness, smoothness, and radiance. In this clinical study, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream was proven[1] to show significant improvement in key attributes of healthy skin:

–       Improves skin radiance by 32%

–       Improves skin softness by 54%

–       Improves skin smoothness by 42%


Consumer results showed:

–        94% thought skin looked healthy

–       92% thought skin felt refreshed

–       90% thought overall look and appearance of skin was improved


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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream: As “Ultra” As It Gets! 4 Sold Per Minute Globally.


With fans like Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Olivia Palermo, Alanis Morissette, Zachary Quinto and Kim Kardashian, Kiehl’s is proud to continue to offer a truly “ultra cream” for over 8 years. Developed with only high quality ingredients to impart long lasting hydration and skin health, this formula has proven efficacy in the most extreme environments to deliver even in your everyday urban cityscape.   With over 2 Million jars sold in 2012, Kiehl’s sells 4 ULTRA FACIAL CREAM PER MINUTE GLOBALLY across 45 global markets.


Key Ingredients: Antarcticine (a glacial glycoprotein sourced in Antarctica), Imperata Cylindrica (a desert plant extract indigenous to the Australian Outback), Squalane, Avocado Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)


Key Formula Attributes: Light-texture cream; provides 24-hour hydration with continuous water replenishment throughout the day; leaves skin visibly well-balanced, with improved softness, smoothness and radiance; particularly in harsh weather conditions; helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air.

Size: 50ml               

Retail Price: $48

[1] Clinical study of 55 men and women including Caucasian and Asian with normal to dry skin over 4 week period.


Disclaimer: This information was extrated from Kiehl’s Press Kit  that was given to me.



Giorgio Armani Fall 2013 Kaleidoscope – Scarabeo Mystic Blue






Hello lovelies,

Today I have a gorgeous palette from Giorgio Armani to talk about. This palette is part of Giorgio Armani’s fall 2013 collection – Kaleidoscope. I picked Mystic Blue ; it’s a palette consisting of 3 eyeshadows and a blush. I must say that all the eyeshadow shades in Giorgio Armani Kaleidoscope collection are amazing. I had a hard time choosing which palette to get and in the end I decided to get Mystic Blue :)




The eyeshadow consists of 3 shades in blue-purplish tone. The shade on the left is the darkest which looks a dark purple-greyish shade. The middle shade looks like a soft purple in the pan but it is actually much nicer than what it looks like on the pan as it has a glamorous duo chrome shade. It looks like a light blue shade when swatches and at the same time it also contains a purple shimmer on it. I really like the shade as the shimmer doesn’t make me look like a disco ball. The shade on the right is my favorite, it’s a mid toned blue with metallic sheen.

These three shades really impressed me. The pigmentation is great; the color shows up in one layer without primer. I also love how smooth this eyeshadow feel. It’s very nice to swatch these shades as it is very easy to play with.




Now onto the blush. I would describe this blush as a peachy pink shade with golden shimmer and This blush actually reminds me of Nars Deep Throat and Nars Orgasm. This shade would be an ideal shade between Nars Deep Throat and Nars Orgasm.  The blush has great pigmentation; so I need to make sure that I dont overdabbed my brush on this. It’s better to build up the color rather than to have too much product in one swipe.







Overall, I am very much in love with this palette as it has 3 gorgeous eyeshadow shade ad a blush. The eyeshadow shades are very unique and unusual. While the shade of the blush is nothing unusual, but it is the kind of color which really appeals to me. The pigmentation and the texture of both the blush and the eyeshadow are  very nicely pigmented and soft. I have no reason to dislike this palette :) a great one to pick, I’d say!



Thank you for reading!


By: Meryl


Kiehl’s 100% Satisfaction & Money-Back Guarantee! Campaign

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At Kiehl’s, we focus on the quality of our ingredients and the efficacy of our formulations.  We are so confident in our formulas that we want you to ‘Try Before You Buy’,” shares Cheryl Vitali, Worldwide General Manager of Kiehl’s Since 1851.In 2011, we provided over 40 million samples to customers. We are certain that we have a formula to solve each customer’s unique skin care needs and our customers appreciate that there is no risk.  They can try the product and ensure it is right for them before making a purchase.

 “We don’t sell our products, we share them.

We want you to be 100% satisfied.”

 Satisfaction Guaranteed

Visit any Kiehl’s store in the world and you’ll find interesting, educated, friendly people – Kiehl’s Customer Service Representatives (KCRs) – in white lab coats ready to help you. Instead of trying to make a sale, they offer appropriate samples so that customers can try the products before they buy them. Allowing KCRs this “no pressure” period of time to work with customers ensures the appropriate products are selected. The customer ultimately feels more confident, both in the service and advice they have received as well as in the products themselves, which also minimizes the need for returns. However, if a customer does want to return a product at any time and for any reason, our KCRs will gladly find an appropriate alternative product – or offer a 100% money-back guarantee, within 28 days of purchase.


The Kiehl’s Way: 

Our promise to every customer in every Kiehl’s store, all over the world.

The Kiehl's Commitment

  • We focus on the quality of our formulations.

For more than 160 years, we have served our customers efficacious formulations for skin and hair developed with the most advanced technologies and rich in high concentrations of natural ingredients at great value

  • We provide formulas that are clinically safe.

Kiehl’s formulation standards are historic and based on our rich apothecary heritage to create the safest and most efficacious products that respect the skin barrier. These include the use of high concentrations of quality ingredients known to be safe, gentle and efficacious and natural ingredients combined with advanced skincare science; as well as minimal use of artificial colorants and no use of “masking” fragrances.

  • We provide personalized consultations.

Whenever a customer visits a Kiehl’s store or counter anywhere in the world, they can always expect to receive a personalized consultation complete with appropriate product and sample recommendations.

  • We believe in a “Try Before You Buy” sampling philosophy.

We are so confident in our products that we know that if we can just get our formulas into the hands of our customers that they will appreciate their fine quality, and at the very least they will leave having had a unique and memorable experience with us.

  • We offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

At Kiehl’s, we stand behind the quality of our products and our service. Our KCRs are committed to ensuring that appropriate product selections and individualized regimen advice are provided to every customer. Throughout our 162 years of service, we at Kiehl’s have always offered a 100% satisfaction and money-back guarantee to our customers, within 28 days of purchase.



My comment:

I think Kiehl has come out with an amazing campaign. I doubt there are many companies are ready to implement “money back guarantee” to their customer. Kiehl’s is definitely doing a great move to rest assure their customers that they are committed to provide products that is suitable for all the customers. I like this campaign! :)



Disclaimer: The information and pictures posted in this post are extracted from Kiehl’s press kit. 


Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Mystere



Hi all,

I am back again with a Chanel 2013 fall eyeshadow quad review. Sorry I have been away for a while. I was going for an overseas trip and I will try to post about it soon :) Life has been going up and down for me lately. I’ve had great moments this year  such as holidays and precious time with my family. However there has also bad moments happened this year but I am glad that everything is under control now. Blogging has kinda been fun for me lately with so many new products to try on. So please bear with me if I am late in posting reviews. Enough with the ramble, let’s go into the review (:




Chanel fall 2013 quad has hit the store for about more than a month and I am sure many of you have gone swatching this quad in the store. Mystere is a khaki green shade quads. I love deep khaki green on my eyes as it creates a very flattering smokey eye without making it look too harsh.


Chanel mystere consists of 4 shades:

  • Top left – duo chrome dark khaki with a gold shimmer
  • Top right – a milky white shade. Perfect for highlighting
  • Bottom Left – sandy grey shade with
  • silver
  • Bottom right – khaki and greyish matte shade

I am quite impressed with the quality of this eyeshadow. It is very smooth and buttery. What impressed me the most is the pigmentation; it is nicely pigmented. The shades come out perfectly in just one swipe!






As you can see in the swatch above, the pigmentation is pretty amazing! Apart from that, I don’t see any fall out too. It is very easy to pick up the color in this eyeshadow quad and blending the shades is really easy. This shade is easily becoming my fave eyeshadow quad and I am putting this quad on my everyday make up bag. It is perfect for my after work make up :)



Thank you for reading!


By: Meryl

Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer – Stress Minimizing Daily Hydrator Review



There’s always when I feel tired and stress because of many things; it could be work or some personal issues. When I reach home after a long day at work, I always relax myself with good music, light a candle and just lie down on my bed and surf the net. My skin care on such day s are very important as I need to make sure the stress doesn’t cause my skin to look dull on the next day. Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer is created for people who have a tired day or a stressful day and Kiehl’s claim that this product will work to limit the stress signal, protect the skin barrier from future reactions, and calm & hydrate the skin.

So I have been using this on and off for almost 2 months. I’ve used this product on my face on the days when I feel tired and prefer to have a short skincare regime.

Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer comes in a bottle with a pump. This is a great packaging especially for people who concerns a lot on hygienic issues relating to packaging. Our hands are dirty and therefore every time we dab our finger on the pot, there might be some bacteria left on the pot. So with this pumping packaging, we could better avoid any bacteria to get into the bottle as we don’t need to touch the product directly with our fingers.


Kiehl’s skin rescuer feels quite sticky and rich. It’s a cream based product which you can use for moisturizer or a make up base. Although this product feels rich and quite sticky, you don’t need to worry that this will make your skin feel oily. This product is infused with Squalane which is a natural oil extracted from olives and it highly compatible with the natural oils in skin. Another good news is that this product contains no scent at all. It acts as a great moisturizer which hydrates my skin very well.





On a tiring and stressful day, I prefer to have a short skin care regime. On days like that, I apply this product on my face directly after using toner. It instantly makes me feel refreshed and upon going to sleep, I’ll add 1 more layer of this product to make sure my skin is hydrated well in air conditioned room.


Final Thought:

If you’re looking for a product for your tiring and stressful day, this could be a good idea! In those days, I’m looking for one product that will keeps me hydrated the whole night and make me feel refreshed again in the morning. This is an ideal choice for those days :)



Thank you for reading!



By: Meryl


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