Buy or ditch: Kiehl's Skin Rescuer Facial Moisturizer review

The Product
Feeling stressed out from work, relationship drama or just plain life getting you down? Sure you could do yoga, go on vacation or take naps, but if you don't have time for those things, then there's a product out there that can help you look at least a little less than exhausted. Enter in Kiehl's Skin Rescuer facial moisturizer. This powerful moisturizer promises to fight the signs of stress and fatigue on your skin, such as redness, dullness and blotchiness.

The Guts
Here are some of the feature ingredients contained within this moisturizer (thanks to Beauty Stat for the ingredient breakdown!)

  • Glycerin - this very common ingredient is almost always in moisturizing products for its ability to allow skin to capture and retain moisture
  • Shea butter - another powerful moisturizer, this natural ingredient protects and hydrates skin
  • Chamomile extract - combats inflammation to soothe inflamed skin

Price & Packaging
A 2.5 fl oz will cost you $42, which isn't a bad price for Kiehl's. I think this is great value for your money as you hardly need to use any product at all per application, so your cost per application is pretty low.

The downside of this moisturizer is its dispenser, which is a pump system. For obvious reasons, pumps aren't the most ideal packaging as you are left with a layer of product at the bottom of the bottle which the pump cannot reach. The only benefit with this particular pump system is that it's very easy to control the amount of product that comes out with each pump, as you can dispense a large or pin sized amount easily.

What surprised me about this moisturizer is that it's designed for daytime use, but it's as thick as a night cream. I suppose that comes from the shea butter, but it does make this moisturizer not the greatest for summer, or for those with oilier skin. The thickness also makes this lotion a bit difficult to spread on your skin. I have normal-dry skin, so I find that 2 ladybug sized amounts are an ample amount to cover my cheeks and forehead.

I started using this product while I was buying and moving into my new house, so needless to say, it was a rather stressful time! My skin was reacting to the pressure and I was breaking out in more redness than usual around my nose and cheek area. After using this product once a day for a couple weeks, I was amazed to see that the redness had subsided quite dramatically!

Too long; didn't read
$42 is well worth it for this moisturizer packed with powerful ingredients like chamomile, glycerin and shea butter. It calmed down my stressed out skin and made it even, soft and glowing!

And happy 4th of July to all my American readers!

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