Because sometimes it really does take two, Kiehl’s launched Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque and Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque this month and officially doubled our chances of achieving that perfect glow. Also, I’m officially sulked out after the brand phased out a couple of my favorite formulas from a decade ago. Am I a dinosaur for remembering the Soothing Gel and Algae Masques? xoxo Benjamin Button
Bringing a pop of color to sink-scapes everywhere, the latest launches round up the masque family going beyond the needs of overnight hydration and deep pore cleansing. Designed to revive and strengthen, these new additions make phenomenal options for every complexion in need of a boost. While this winter weather is definitely not helping, sometimes a great face mask makes a world of difference.
If your skin is looking particularly dull or if it lacks the vibrancy we so take for granted during longer, warmer (read: happier) days, the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque is a great bet. Because of its Kaolin and Bentonite clay base, it cleanses and firms by default. Thanks to the detoxifying Turmeric Extract, antioxidant-rich Cranberry Powder, and exfoliating berry seeds, this natural medley delivers a full on renewing experience. Featuring a light, fresh aroma (no fragrance added btw), the golden hued paste goes on a freshly cleansed face and dries in just ten minutes. Personally, I prefer to rinse it off in the shower — that way I take advantage of the Cranberry Seed action to resurface and rejuvenate the skin. It’s also the easiest way to guarantee it washes off completely. Since my combination skin is prone to congestion, I am thrilled with this new masque as it visibly smoothes, refines, and brightens in a single application. Huge success. Major.
Focused on warding off the damaging effects of the environment on our skin, the Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque works overnight to replenish moisture levels and to protect against oxidative stress. Lush, creamy, and minty fresh, the pale green treatment is fueled by highly nourishing Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel, and Olive Oils. Cilantro and Orange Extracts, both hero ingredients, are known to fend off damaging micro-particles (cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes and other invisible glow killers) from the skin’s surface and to regenerate the barrier function. Part of your evening routine, apply a generous layer of the Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque on clean skin and let it absorb for five minutes. Instead of rinsing, wipe off the excess and massage what’s left into the skin. The soothing aroma is much appreciated at bedtime. Always into elevating the concept of anti-aging, I’ve applied these two back to back, which I highly recommend. My next goal is to score samples of this gem, as it would be an amazing addition to any travel kit.
Available at kiehls.com for $32 (75ml each).