Kiehls have fast become one of my favourite skincare brands so I’m always excited to learn about their new releases. Their newest release is the Kiehls Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream £49 which is available in both a 50ml size and a 75ml size too. The Kiehls Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is 99.6% naturally derived, and is designed to help the skin renew itself and improve its resilience for a smoother texture and a more youthful radiance. The cream is described to be the first of its kind to leverage the combined efficacy of two world-renowned wellness ingredients; sustainably sourced New Zealand Manuka Honey and Korean Red Ginseng Root. The luxurious creams works to cocoon the skin with its comforting and nourishing texture whilst helping the skin to resist hydration loss and oxidative damage, also aiding in the recovery from existing skin damage. In Kiehls’ clinical tests (of 40 women between 35 and 49 years old) the results showed that the radiance/glow of the skin improved by 41.8% whilst texture/smoothness improved by 39.7%.
The Kiehls Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream was formulated with the goal of helping skin work optimally; to be its healthiest. Healthy skin is characterised by radiance and vibrancy, smooth, supple texture and can be defined by its capacity to resist and recover from damage. Over time the skin naturally becomes less able to resist/recover and youthful vitality is diminished. Kiehls chose New Zealand Manuka Honey as for over 30 years it’s been known for its strong medicinal profile, specifically anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and physicians today still value its ability to treat skin wounds. The Korean Red Ginsend Root has been used for over 1000’s of years in traditional Asian medicine and is the most powerful ginseng in the world in terms of biological actives. Healthy skin is more resistant to damage and environmental factors because its barrier and defence systems are strong, and as the skin ages its natural immunity is reduce so it’s less able to recognise irritants and neutralise them. Thus the skin’s barrier becomes weakened and more permeable so it’s sensitivity to irritants is increased.
The background behind the formulation and the claims are definitely impressive, and I love anything honey based. The directions for the cream are to massage into clean skin morning and night, using a pea-sized amount, rubbing between the fingers to melt and soften the formula and the application can be increased to two to three times a day if needed. The colour and scent of the cream really does remind me of honey and it has somewhat of a gel-like consistency which massages into the skin extremely easily with absolutely no tackiness or slip to the skin. After reading about how nourishing the formula is, I expected the cream to feel a little heavy on the skin but it’s easily one of the most easily absorbed face creams I’ve tried so it’s fantastic for the mornings when I’m short on time and don’t want to wait around for my moisturiser to sink in before applying my makeup.
I really love that this super potent cream is contains 99.6% naturally derived ingredients with no parabens, mineral oil, synthetic colours or fragrance. I think the Kiehls Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is a great example that natural products can be super effective and the cream has a twelve month shelf life once opened which is great. I have been using this cream for almost three weeks and I noticed an improvement in my skin in just two days with my skin looking and feeling considerably smoother and more plump and healthy. I did read some of the reviews on the Kiehls website and a few mentioned that they found the cream to be a little tacky but I haven’t noticed any tackiness whatsoever but that could be because my skin is super dry and dehydrated but I have nothing but praise for the product and it’s definitely helping to give my skin some much needed glow and radiance.