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New Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser at Kiehl’s, and DIY Cucumber Inspired Mask

Happy Monday All!

I’m excited to say that we FINALLY have the Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser at Kiehl’s stores in Canada (not online, yet), which is great considering it’s popularity elsewhere in the world! Social media has been living for it recently.

Obviously I picked one up the moment it hit the shelves and I’m already obsessed. It’s thick consistency and light, but fresh smell are a great start to it’s light lather and great cleansing properties; it even takes off light makeup! It leaves the skin feeling moisturized and hydrated which makes it great for a dry skin type, and all skins, even those with acne.

You can pick one up at your local Kiehl’s store, for now!

I was feeling inspired by the launch of the cleanser and so threw together a DIY Cucumber Mask. It was hydrating and soothing, also super cooling. If you’re thinking you might want to give it a shot, see the instructions below!

What you need:


Instructions:

  1. Peel and puree the cucumber,
  2. Mix the other two ingredients with the puree,
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 30 min,
  4. Wash skin using Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser and then dry,
  5. Apply mask to skin and leave on for 10 minutes,
  6. Wash off and finish with prefered skincare routine.

Doesn’t your skin feel super fresh?

I’m vowed to myself that I’m going to start trying more DIY masks and I’ll definitely be sharing those experiences along the way.

I’d also love to know your thoughts on this DIY mask and also the new Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser (once you get your hands on it). As always, leave those thoughts below or shoot me an email.

itspetergrande@gmail.com

Stay Fresh,

=D. 

Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Pollutant Defence Masque || Week 2 || Day 6

Overnight masks are some of my favourite to use, for the reason that they not only simplify a pm routine into fewer steps, but they also take heavy duty action on the skin. Previously I spoke about the Kiehl’s Ulltra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque as well as the Biotherm Life Plankton Mask. Both of these masks are overnight hydrating masks and work to replenish the skin in that nature.

Hydrating masks aren’t the only kind of overnight products though.

Behold…

Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Pollutant Defence Masque

From the retailers:

  • Helps defend and replenish with hydration, to reduce the visible signs of pollution such as dull, unhealthy looking skin,
  • Formulated with Cilantro and Orange Extracts, our masque protects skin against environmental aggressors while helping to defend pollutants from adhering to skin,
  • With continued use skin looks renewed, radiant and protected.

Evidently this overnight mask is much different from the two that I’ve gone ahead and previously mentioned. That being said, having diversity among skincare products that we interchange between is never a bad thing.

Not only is the mask itself different, but its application is slightly unique as well; it gets layered within a pm routine opposed to acting as a standalone treatment.

Essentially the process begins with cleansing and toning as per usual, and then always make sure to follow with your eye cream. Once that’s absorbed the mask gets applied by first having a small amount warmed up between the fingers and then massaged onto then face evenly. Wait for it to dry, finish with serum, oil and moisturizer.

Yes it’s a lengthy process, but heck does it ever get the job done.

I love how dewy and purified my skin looks the next day. It literally feels like a fresh awakening when you look in the mirror and get caught up in the warmth of your complexion, not even kidding.

I definitely recommend this mask for ALL SKIN TYPES, especially those who suffer from minor breakouts and impurities on the face. I ESPECIALLY recommend it if you’re like me and you live in a city or heavily polluted area where the defence is almost mandatory.

Well that’s a wrap for Day 6 of The 7 Day Mask Challenge Week Two with the Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Pollutant Defence Masque. Tomorrow I’ll be back with my final mask post of the two weeks, and then I’ll be back with one final recap of my overall comparison between a week of Sheet Masks vs. a week of Professional Masks.

Keep the defence,

pG.  

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