Review: the Kiehl’s face set

A day before we went on vacation, I got a package from Douglas. In it was the Kiehl’s face set, which I had the opportunity to test out. However, because we were going to Italy the next day, the testing had to wait until we got back.

In the meantime 1.5 months have gone by, during which I had the time to test all of the products. What I thought about them and how they worked out for me? Keep reading to find out!


The packaging of the set was so beautiful, I almost didn’t want to unpack it. But of course I had to, or else I wouldn’t be able to get to the products. 

Inside were 5 products: the Ultra Faciam Cream, the Ultra Facial Cleanser, the Creamy Eye Treatment, the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 and the very hyped Midnight Recovery Concentrate Serum. I was very excited to try these out, even thought I had already used the lip balm back when I was in Portugal. I didn’t know any of the other products though.

My skin is a bit of a problem child. It’s not only very sensible, but also extremely dry and I suffer from Neurodermitis too. That’s why a good face care routine is very important for me, as well as the quality of the products. I was very curious to try these out. I’d already heard a ton about Kiehl’s and wanted to make my own mind about the brand.

The first thing I tried was the lip balm, before I had even put the other products into place. It’s a very nourishing balm. However I have the feeling it only moisturizes the first layer of skin and doesn’t get really into the deep layers of the lips. Nevertheless, it still is my go-to lip balm on very cold days or if I’m on a plane. It builds a barrier on your lips and prevents them of getting chapped or dry.

The Ultra Facial Cleanser is very mild, but very moisturizing and nourishing. You really don’t need much, a small drop will suffice for the whole face and therefore it also lasts longer. My skin felt very moisturized after using it and I didn’t get that dry feeling you sometimes get with certain cleansers. I’m using it every evening after taking my makeup off and am still loving it! I also didn’t break out nor did I have any other problems with it.


The Creamy Eye Treatment was also very good – and it smells delicious! It has avocado oil and is very moisturizing, without feeling heavy on the skin. I also felt it was a bit cooling and very nourishing. We often forget to give the skin around our eyes the attention it deserves – me at least, but I’m probably not the only one, right?

At first I found the Ultra Facial Cream almost too moisturizing. However, when the weather started changing and the temperatures dropped to welcome Autumn, that changed. I think for me this might be a bit too heavy during the Summer, but for the colder months it’s perfect! Right now I’m only using it in the evening and use the cream from my dermatologist in the morning. I can imagine I will use it day and night during the cold Winter days!

The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is already very well known. I think everyone and their mother swear on it. And you know what? I became a believer too! I’d tried a similar serum once and it was too heavy and made me break out like hell. So I must admit I was a bit skeptical to ty it out. The bottle they sent also contains only 4ml and I thought that wouldn’t be enough to test it. But you really only need one or two drops for the whole face. I am using it in the evening and I really can feel a difference in my skin, it doesn’t feel as dry anymore.

My thoughts?

I think Kiehl’s is a very good brand and I’ll definitely get the Midnight Revovery Concentrate and the Ultra Facial Cleanser again! Until now I’ve tried to use the cheapest things I could find and was neglecting my skin care. I’ve learned that, just like everything else, if the quality is good then it’s also worth giving out the extra couple Euros. I will also keep the lip balm for the colder days and flights, the eye cream did not wow me enough for me to buy it again though.

Do you know Kiehl’s products? What do you specifically look for when you’re buying skin care products?



  1. Sunday October 23rd, 2016 / 02:00 PM

    Das Set sieht spannend aus! Ich kenne Kiehls habe die Marke aber nicht nicht getestet. Bei meiner Hautpflege sind mir gute Inhaltsstoffe sehr wichtig.

    Liebe Grüße Jessy von Kleidermaedchen:

    • Rosie Waldherr
      Friday November 4th, 2016 / 05:02 PM

      Solltest du wirklich mal probieren! Du kannst auch eine Hautanalyse machen lassen und die Damen sind immer voll nett!

  2. Tuesday October 25th, 2016 / 11:00 AM

    Interessanter Beitrag, bis jetzt hab ich die Produkte von Kiehls noch nicht getestet. Ich werde sie mir aber bestimmt mal genauer ansehen.
    LG Doris

    • Rosie Waldherr
      Friday November 4th, 2016 / 05:04 PM

      Die sind echt gut! Und die Masken von Kiehl’s sind SUPER!

  3. Sunday November 13th, 2016 / 12:30 PM

    My favorite skincare products <3

    • Rosie Waldherr
      Thursday November 24th, 2016 / 05:07 PM

      Mine too!! =D

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