My Kiehl’s love affair continues. I will be buying a 2nd bottle of their Açai Moisturizer after using it as a day lotion. Unlike many products I have, I use it daily since purchasing it in June, but I still have a few months to go on my bottle. The key ingredient in this is Açaí – a “super berry” sourced from Brazil with exceptionally high levels of nutrients and known to be one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. According to the Kiehl’s website, açai berries along with some other good stuff allegedly “repair the visible effects of oxidative environmental stress while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and loss of elasticity. Skin is visibly renewed, smoother, and more even-toned”. Sounded good to me so I asked for some samples, and as always, the Sales Associate at Kiehl’s gave me some. I must say again how amazing Kiehl’s is with their sampling program. Sampling works, as I know I would never have tried many products I now own without having sampled them first.
I’ve used many resurfacing products with a variety of ingredients- not too many were natural, some were prescription strength and almost all of them wreaked havoc with my oily and acne prone yet sensitive skin. As always, I want smaller pores, less oil, even tone and, ahem, less wrinkles. The Kiehl’s ACDCM delivers on all accounts. I wouldn’t say the wrinkle reduction is dramatic, but the other criteria are met perfectly. This lotion has a matte finish while still soaking into the skin and offering lovely moisture. Nothing I have used has had a similar consistency and finish on the skin, and that alone keeps me using this. It has a lovely lavender scent which you might not like if you don’t like lavender, and a small blob of lotion goes a long way on my face. Small dark spots, ie scars from acne spots, fade nicely and using this in conjunction with the brilliant Midnight Recovery Concentrate has done wonders for my pores. I have noticed a reduction in clogged pores as well, and while I still get the odd spot (hormonal, along the chin and jaw mostly) my skin seems very calm and happy while using this. I have had samples of the Acai serum and plan to get a bottle of this to use in conjunction with the lotion for day. The two products were a bit much together in hot summer months but a little back up in the winter will be nice. My skin does not like central heating and seems to suffer more ups and downs texture wise in the winter.