Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Revisited

Flights have an unparalleled ability to completely wreck my skin. Every flight usually results in something akin to an epic sweet binge and a month of sleeping with a full face of makeup. Okay, I might be exaggerating

a little

, but trust me - it's quite an issue.

During my trip to Denmark a few weeks ago, the situation didn't go any better, as my skin immediately switched from normal to its usual, post-flight angry self. Bumps, redness, dry patches - you name it. And so, before drifting off to sleep, I slapped on a thick layer of a nourishing overnight mask in hope that it would boost the renewal process and return everything back to normal. Well, it didn't. Instead, I got to spend the best part of the morning concealing away the troubled areas, so I could finally face the day. The following evening, I cracked out the good old Midnight Recovery Concentrate, which I had packed in hopes of finally using it up. Come morning, the dryness was gone, the redness was less obnoxious and the bumps ... well, the bumps were still there. In a matter of two days, my skin was back to normal, all healed and ready to go. While time definitely played its part, the overall healing and rebalancing process was noticeably accelerated by this lavender-scented concoction.

After having nearly finished the bottle, I thought that I should revisit the product, giving my final, updated thoughts. So, if you're blessed with generally well-behaved skin, this product will act as a good, lightweight nighttime moisturizer. However, if you happen to struggle with angry, problematic and easily irritated skin, this might become a game-changer in your skincare routine due to its calming and restorative qualities. Even though it might seem like a hefty investment at first, with nightly use, the 30ml bottle will last you for about a year (Kiehl's are very generous with their samples, so make sure to test it out before committing to 365 nights of lavender).

 Have you tried the MRC? What are your go-to products for calming irritated skin?

Vanda MBeauty, Skincare