HOW TO NOURISH SKIN
Selecting the right skincare products to nourish skin is just as important as choosing what to eat to nourish our bodies.
When skin is nourished with powerful skincare ingredients, especially skin that lacks radiance, hydration increases to help give your skin a healthy-looking glow. Kiehl’s skincare experts believe in the power of quality ingredients to help nourish skin and use a combination of unique naturally-derived* ingredients like Avocado Oil and Squalane with the latest skincare science when developing formulas. Our product formulas are infused with ingredients designed to help strengthen the skin barrier, boost hydration, and uncover healthy-looking, nourished skin!
* We consider an ingredient to be naturally-derived if it remains unchanged from its natural state or has undergone processing, yet still retains more than 50% of its molecular structure from its original natural source.
Discover how to nourish skin with our effective 5-step nourishing skincare routine below:
STEP 1: CLEANSE WITH A FOAMING CLEANSER
The first step in every effective skincare routine is to cleanse, and a nourishing skincare routine is no different! When choosing a cleanser, look for nourishing ingredients like Vitamin E, known for its moisturizing properties and Squalane, a highly refined moisturizing oil. Start with a gentle cleanser that’s pH-balanced to maintain skin’s natural protection barrier. Ultra Facial Cleanser is specially formulated with a sugar-derived glycoside foaming agent to thoroughly cleanse skin without over-drying. Plus, it’s formulated with effective moisturizers like squalane, Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E, and Avocado Oil. Apply a small amount to clean fingertips and gently massage into damp skin in upward, circular motions, avoiding the immediate eye area. Rinse thoroughly with warm water or a damp washcloth.
STEP 2: BOOST MOISTURE WITH AN AVOCADO FACE MASK
Avocados aren’t just a trendy fruit; their benefits have been well known since the 15th century and have long been used to nourish dry skin. For step 2 in your nourishing skincare routine, we recommend applying a hydrating Avocado mask that leaves skin feeling soft and replenished. Our Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask is formulated with Avocado Fruit Extract, omega-rich Avocado Oil, and Evening Primrose Oil to nourish skin and help protect water loss by sealing in moisture. This rich and addictively creamy facial mask intensely hydrates and nourishes skin for a soft, healthy look and feel.
STEP 3: MOISTURIZE WITH A HYDRATING SERUM
Facial serums help nourish skin by delivering highly concentrated formulations of active ingredients to target skin concerns like dehydration. Reach for a deeply hydrating* formula like our Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate clinically-tested** to plump the look of skin. This serum, infused with 15% Glycerin and Shiso Leaf Extract, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and uneven texture while helping improve the look of dull, tired-looking skin that can be caused by age-related dehydration.
*Based on instrumental test within surface layers
**Results based upon expert grading in a clinical study
STEP 4: USE AN EYE CREAM WITH NOURISHING INGREDIENTS
When it comes to nourishing skin, we must not overlook the eye area! For a moisturizing eye treatment, reach for an under eye cream formulated with avocado oil. Avocado Oil is a rich, fatty-acid emollient that helps restore the natural moisture of the skin’s surface. Providing further nutrients, Avocado Oil is a natural source of Amino Acid proteins and Vitamins A, D, and E. The perfect step for a burst of nourishing hy(eye!)dration!
KIEHL’S TIP: Create a nourishing eye mask! Refrigerate Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado and apply a rich layer around your eye area. Relax and after 10 minutes tissue off!
STEP 5: PROVIDE 24-HOUR HYDRATION WITH A FACE CREAM
The final step in our nourishing skincare routine is all about hydrating with an effective moisturizer for soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin. Choose a daily lightweight formula that provides water replenishment throughout the day for continuous comfort and moisture-balanced skin. Ultra Facial Cream, infused with Glacial Glycoprotein and olive-derived Squalane, is formulated to provide nourishing 24-hour hydration for healthy-looking skin. If you prefer your face cream include sunscreen, we recommend Ultra Face Cream SPF 30, a daily, lightweight 24-hour moisturizer that nourishes with broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection.