A couple of months ago I did a post on my new skin care kit by Kiehls that’s for Oily Skin. Here are my thoughts about how it worked for me.
I was able to notice that my skin wasn’t as oily as it would be if I didn’t use anything to help control the oil. Did it stop me from being oily? Of course not. It certainly worked better than most products I’ve used in the past. I also feel it had extra help because I used my Clarisonic with it. The Clarisonic makes everything work better for me.
I really liked the toner because it didn’t burn but it still felt effective. This was my favorite out of the three products. The cleanser was okay. Still not as good as my Coastal Scents African Black Soap, but pretty good. I liked that it was a liquid but it would be even better if it was in a pump. I was quite pleased that after using the cleanser, my skin didn’t feel tight and uncomfortable but still clean. It didn’t seem to remove make up though, so unfortunately I still had to use either my Ponds wipes or my Neutrogena Foaming Cleanser first. The lotion was my least favorite product. It’s not terrible and I wouldn’t say it’s not a good product, I just didn’t care of the texture. It was a bit thicker than what I’m used to. I also didn’t like that it didn’t have any SPF so this means I have to add yet another product to my skin care routine or use foundation with an spf. *sigh* I prefer moisturizers that are a gel-like texture not a lotion. Due to the thickness, I only used a very small amount.
I also didn’t like the fact that the 3 products weren’t equal in size. The lotion was significantly larger than the cleanser, and the much smaller toner. This means that I have a whole lot of lotion left, no toner left, and if I squeeze the tube and roll it I can get a couple of drops of the cleanser.
With all of this being said, I guess I should answer two more questions.
1.) Would I buy this kit again? No. But I would get the toner.
2.) Would I recommend this kit? Sure. It’s worth a try. Most people aren’t as oily as me so for people who have normal to oily combination skin or dry and oily combination skin, this may be perfect for you.
So in conclusion, overall it wasn’t a bad kit but I’m going back to my old faithful Coastal Scents African Black Soap. I’ve been using a Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner in the meantime. It’s okay but I wouldn’t buy it again. I don’t NEED moisturizer but because I didn’t like the texture of the Kiehls lotion in this kit, I stopped using it and went back to using the Dr. Denese Daily Mattifying Cream with SPF 30. It’s the best I’ve ever used.