Facial oils boost moisture, reduce inflammation and fight wrinkles. Due to its bountiful benefits, they’ve become a skincare staple. The experts at Kiehl’s share with us what went into the making of its Daily Reviving Concentrate
“When we set out to select essential and botanical oils to formulate with, we wanted to leverage the power of natural ingredients that had strong technical profiles to help protect skin and aid its visible appearance,” says Dr Geoff Genesky, Head of Kiehl’s Laboratory. “Kiehl’s sunflower seed oil undergoes an extra distillation step that further concentrates an active fraction of the oil, but it is also gentle enough to maintain the oil’s integrity. The result is a variety of benefits for healthy-looking skin, including the support of barrier strength to help ensure water retention. Tamanu oil has also been studied for its soothing effects, making it a great choice for a daytime product due to skin stressors present throughout the day. And we chose our specific ginger root essential oil since in vitro studies have demonstrated the oil’s antioxidant capability.”
“These specific botanical and essential oils not only create a protective layer that diminishes the penetration of environmental aggressors that are known to weaken the skin, but also serve as a reservoir of benefits that continuously provide daytime hydration and boost the skin’s ability to defend itself against aggressors throughout the day,” adds Dr Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s consulting dermatologist. Just two to three drops of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate after a serum and before a cream is all it takes to boost your skin’s daytime defense system and help reduce the signs of skin fatigue.
In a recent survey of 1,800 women aged 35 and older, when asked “how many years older do you look due to skin fatigue?”, the average response was 5.4 years. Source: Vera Quest, Online Omnibus Study involving women from the US, UK, China and South Korea.