I am a firm advocate for daily grooming. As girlie as that sounds it needn’t be anything more than swapping soap for a face wash and cream for a moisturiser. But clarifying, anti ageing, ultra moisturising… where do you start?
Thankfully for us all Kiehl’s new Oil Clarifying Moisturiser should narrow the selection significantly.
Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator stands out straight away in a bright green tube. It’s described as a 24-hour anti-shine moisturiser that ‘minimises excess oil, sweat and pollution to reduce the appearance of shine and pores’. A very good start. I am a daily user of Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Hydrator because, quite frankly I’m always late, its the Caribbean in me. Rushing around all over the place can make for a healthy glow and, with summer threatening to rear its head, riding on the sauna that is the London underground will only make matters worse.
Our Current Go-To No-Shine Solution
In application the moisturiser is very light and appears to evaporate on contact with the skin giving a feeling of freshness, almost pulling sweat off the skin. This gives the skin a fresh matte look sort of like the calm and collected 7 year old progeny who sat your university exams with you only a lot cooler*. Despite this effect the skin still felt hydrated and a second application was not required at any point during the day.
Oil Eliminator 24 Hour
The verdict is a solid thumbs up from me. This stuff really works well and has now become part of my daily routine. Its small enough to travel with and will thus be coming everywhere with me.
Pick up a tube in any Kiehl’s store or concession. The 75ml retails for £21.50 with a larger 125ml at £30.00
*based on a pole of 3 people.
And a cat.
I was fortunate to trial the Method from Los Angeles based Dr. Lancer. Claiming to make the skin look younger, its effectiveness lies in its simplicity; a three-step daily routine. As time is precious most mornings – school runs, meetings, site visits, smashing up the alarm clock – we were keen to try something quick and easy without compromising on quality.
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Step One – The Method Polish
The scrub has a warming element that is felt when you rub it in your hands. Its strange at first, good strange. The polish bead is good and holds well on wet skin meaning you get an effective scrub without it dissolving too rapidly. Skin is left vibrant and energised
The Method Polish
Step Two – The Method Cleanse
Probably the weakest link in the chain here. It’s a gentle cleanser but I guess, after the strength of the polish, a gentle cleanse is all that’s needed. It helps at the very least to completely remove the polish and we found that there was no trace dirt following a cotton pad test.
The Method Cleanse
Step Three – The Method Nourish
The cream itself is quite thick and supplied with an application spoon so as to keep it contaminant free. Fancy! It covers well and the density means that one application is sufficient as it doesn’t leave the skin feeling dry skin minutes later.
The Method Nourish
The whole process was completed within 5 minutes which is not long at all. All in all a great product to use daily at home it comes with 2 thumbs up us in terms of quality and effectiveness.
The downfall however is the price tag. Combined the products will set you back a whopping £213! This will make it inaccessible to the majority. For alternatives try the Neal’s Yard NYR range, the excellent Liz Earle which we will be reviewing next month or our go to brand, Kiehl’s men’s range
Neal’s Yard Remedies NYR Organic Range for Men
Liz Earle’s Men’s Naturally Active Range
Kiehl’s Men’s Facial Fuel Range