Thursday, August 30, 2012

my first BOTOX!

I admit it, I have Botox. NOT!
But now that I've got your attention, let me say that I have nothing against Botox or any other cosmetic procedure if it makes you a happier person while boosting your confidence level.
So before I age *cringes* (hopefully in a handsome manner),I have decided to give myself extra attention to maintain my eternal youth.
My recent trip to Kiehl's Store Opening in KK was indeed a blessing in disguise after recieving some freebies! *yayyyer*

 I still can't believe that I got all these stuff for free!
( 5 items were in the goodie bag and the rest were samples. )
One of the great things that I love about Kiehl's is their approach to skincare & give out free samples to customers for them to try out at home before deciding to purchase any in the future!

So before I go ahead with my Kiehl product review let me upload a before & after photo of myself for reference.I have a combination skin type & this is me before taking a shower/washing my face.
(My main concerns were my sometimes oily skin and terrible eyebags!)
 AFTER. Well not really much of a difference expect that my face was much fairer/brighter.
So here are the products which I used for the very first time today.
Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense with SPA 50+++ UVA
I honestly don't use sunscreen on a daily basis because it tends to oil up my skin & clogs my pores so that's why I was a little apprehensive to use this at first.
I used this in place of my regular mositurizer and I have to say that I was quite pleased with this as the formula really grabs into your skin without feeling heavy!
It does somehow feel greasy after a few hours but maybe it's just me who is not used to using sunscreen or perhaps because I applied this late afternoon?
The great part about this is that it is oil-free and contains SPF 50+++ which helps protect against premature skin aging and is safe for sensitive skin.
This product retails at RM140 in stores & I am lucky to get it for FREE!I'll give my final rating after using it for a week.
The only downside of this is that it leaves a sheer 'fair' veil over my tan skin so it may not be suitable for darker individuals.

Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
 The next item that I applied was this eye cream to address my dark under-eye circles. I absolutely fell in love with the texture which was rich and dense while applying. It also didn't feel oily or greasy!
The greatest part was the continuous delivery of 10.5% of Pure Vitamin C which you can feel when applying due to the warm heat when it reacts with your skin.
You may feel a slight tingling sensation after a few minutes which means this product really works!

Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 - Petrolatum Skin Protectant
 A Kiehl’s classic and #1 bestseller, soothing lips since 1969! Formulated with soothing emollients Squalane, Lanolin and Sweet Almond Oil as well as Vitamins A and E.
But my advise is to do not attempt to lick/taste the balm as it can leave a tangy/slightly bitter after taste!
*trust me I learned the hard way thinking it was flavoured*
I personally don't use lip balm daily as I am an 'au naturel' kinda guy so I kinda find this lip balm a little too greasy for my liking. I prefer the stick ones which are more solid as to a liquid version of Vaselline all over your lips!
Perhaps if my lips were chapped then this product would be great! 

Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
 The final item that I tested was this Hand Salve/Cream which provides all-day care for severely dry, active hands.
Being an avid user of Nivea & Vaselline, I discovered that this stuff is really good. I mean absolutely fantastic! Their formulation is unlike any other products I tried in the market so I'd have to give a 2 thumbs up for this!
It absorbs real quickly as to opposed to waiting for it to settle which can sometime leave ogreasy marks/handprints/thumbprints over glass & plastic - which I find really annoying.
It's almost like the eye cream texture which is dense and rich at the same time. Even after washing the dishes I felt my own skin feeling soft and supple! A knockout must-have!
Hope you enjoyed this review!
Till next time darlings,


  1. Discover it yourself --- That’s the key for you to determine if a certain product works for you or not. I’ve been there too, trying a lot of skincare products ‘til I discover what's best for me. Well, the thing is, while you try out these skincare products, you have to make sure that your dermatologist has approved it. It’s better to try those regimens that were really recommended by an expert.

  2. Oh, nice! You must’ve been really happy to have those skincare products for free! My wife would definitely be in high spirits if she gets to experience that too! Haha! I can imagine her in our bedroom smiling in front of the mirror and couldn’t wait to try all these cosmetic products. :p

    1. Hahah! I can imagine it too. Everyone I know loves free stuff!