domenica 11 maggio 2014
S.O.S. stress, arriva Kiehl's!
This morning, at the bus stop in Loreto, Milan subway, a couple of feet without socks have step in. They were red, swollen. Did they they belong to an old lady? I looked up and I to discovered that it was a girl, maybe even twenty years old, she had arms and face burnt by the sun. Maybe she did not know how these burns are recorded from the skin for a lifetime with the effect of aging quickly and fostering the the inception of dangerous moles. A mistake I did myself as a little girl and now I'm paying the consequences.
Unlike ten years ago, now science has developed products that help reduce stress when the skin is exposed every day to all ages, ranging from busy life with little rest, smoking, staying in the sun in a wrong way. Kiehl's, for example, an American brand born from a pharmacy in New York (now part of the giant L'Oréal), has launched two complementary products with this purpose.
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate è un siero bianco leggero, quasi secco, con un concentrato di vitamina C pura al 10,5% (dose elevata e in formula stabile). Si sente quasi un profumo agrumato. Sulla pelle può pizzicare un po' all'inizio (qualche secondo), ha subito un effetto lifting e illuminante, sembra riattivare la circolazione.
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is a white and light serum, almost dry, with a concentration of pure vitamin C to 10.5% (high dose and stable formula). You almost smell a citrus scent. On the skin it can pinch a bit at the beginning (a few seconds), it has a immediate lifting and illuminating effect, it seems as if stimulates the circulation.
Midnight Recovery Concentrate is instead a mixture of ten herbal extracts and essential oils. I used it for over a month in the evening on face and neck, massaging well to rehydrate my skin that in this period, because of the wind, is dry and sensitive. It contains evening primrose oil (rich in omega-6 , promotes brightness), squalane oil (produced from olives, has a moisturizing effect) and lavender oil (soothing).
By combining the two products, the positive effects are evident on face and neck. Kiehl's suggests to use in the evening the serum before and after the oil (only 3 drops) to enhance the effectiveness. Ok, the results are better. But even alternating them with serum (day) and oil (night) is good for your skin.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery, 39 euro; Kiehl's Powerful Strength, 55 euro.