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Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Review

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The complete review of Midnight Recovery Concentrate Serum by Kiehl’s. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about this product: how to use it, what ingredients it contains, and what the Kiehl’s night serum does. But most importantly, does it really work?

Today we analyze Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Serum, a best seller of this brand.

In fact, it’s a treatment that is highly loved in the beauty world, but what is it really for? Does it deserve the fame it has gained?

This nighttime serum is one of the iconic products of the brand. It must be said, however, that when it comes to facial oils, you either love them passionately or you can’t stand them. Well, I definitely belong to the first group!

Of course, those with oily skin might think that this type of product is not suitable for their needs. In reality, by using the right type of oil, you’ll be amazed by its effects, even if you have an oily skin!

In this review, you’ll find pro & cons of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Serum, my opinions and the results I got thanks to this oil.

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Kiehl’s midnight recovery concentrate: the review.

Kiehl’s, the brand

First of all, let’s talk a little bit about Kieh’ls.

Kiehl’s is an American company with many years of experience in the cosmetics industry.

It was founded in New York, in the East Village, in 1851. Since then, it has continued to expand and deepen its research.

In addition to that, the company is committed to philanthropy.

I have purchased many products from Kiehl’s over the last few years and I think that it’s a very reliable brand. One of the best way to discover its best seller products, it’s to but the Advent Calendar: the quality/price ratio is excellent.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Serum, the product

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum (often called Midnight Serum) is a facial serum designed to act during the night. It is one of the brand’s best-selling products, loved by both women and men.

This nighttime serum comes in the form of a colorless liquid with an intense scent. It is contained in a glass bottle, equipped with a dropper.

Both the name, with the use of the term Midnight, and the packaging of this serum allude to its nighttime use.

The bottle in which the serum is contained is indeed midnight blue color. The gold lettering and the refined typography used suggest that it is a luxurious product.
Which it indeed is.

We find this Kiehl’s night serum for sale in 4 different formats: 15 ml, 30 ml, 50 ml or 100 ml.

Review of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate: did I like it?

I have heard a lot about Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Serum, and for this reason, I was very happy to find it inside the Advent Calendar I had purchased.

In this regard, I must say that I was very satisfied with the purchase because in this calendar, I also found the matching eye contour and cleanser: how nice to be able to test all the products of the Midnight Recovery line!

Returning to Kiehl’s night serum, I apply it to my face after cleaning it, during the evening routine, avoiding the eye contour.

I used it to replace The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

Initially, I thought of applying the Kora Organics Noni face oil (which I love), after this night serum, but the combination of the two seemed too rich to me.

I think I will use these two products alternating them in my evening skincare routine because I really like both of them.

I like the composition of the Midnight Recovery serum, which combines so many different oils (and also contains powerful elements, such as Omega 3 and 6!) in one product, without being too heavy.

The texture is also very pleasant because it feels like this serum remains lighter than a classical face oil.

I have noticed that it is more convenient (at least for the first applications) to spread one drop of serum at a time, in order to understand how much product is really needed.

If the skin appears too greasy in fact, it may not be a serum defect, but rather we may have applied an excessive amount.

Definitely, a distinctive aspect of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Serum is its fragrance. In fact, the essential and botanical oils contained in the product give it an intense scent. Which can be liked or not.

Personally, I find it very pleasant!

Results, positive and negative sides of the Midnight Recovery Concentrate

As I mentioned, I have already been able to see how oils can have beneficial effects on our skin. This experience has been confirmed by the use of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum.

In my opinion, Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a rich serum, but it absorbs easily and leaves the skin nourished.

In the list of ingredients there’s also lavender oil, known for its relaxing properties. I confirm its effect on me as well.

Now let’s talk about the results I have noticed!

Results after 2 weeks of treatment: the skin feels softer to the touch.
Results after 4 weeks of treatment: upon waking up, the skin looks great. It’s as if the face has a “new glow”. The complexion is improved, as well as the tone.

On the other hand, I haven’t noticed any changes when it comes to fine wrinkles. So if we want an anti-ageing product, it is better to look for something else.

Any downsides? The fragrance is intense, which may not be liked by everyone.

Another aspect to keep in mind is the high concentration of essential and botanicals oils, which may not be suitable for those who are highly sensitive to these components.

However, my skin did not have any problems of this kind.

Having said that, I have not found any other downsides to highlight.

Final consideration regarding the price: it is a treatment that belongs to the middle/luxury range. Bearing in mind the composition and the results I have obtained, I do not consider the price a negative aspect.

What Kiehl’s Midnight Serum is for

Now let’s see what Kiehl’s Midnight Serum is used for.

This product contains a concentrated mix of essential and botanicals oils, with 99.8% of naturally sourced ingredients.

How does the night serum work?

The product is formulated to act during nighttime rest, that is when our skin is most receptive.

In fact, the oil repairs the skin from daily aggressions and at the same time it moisturizes and stimulates cellular renewal.

It is a suitable serum for all skin types and especially recommended as an anti-aging serum.

Finally, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Serum is easily absorbed and does not leave the skin greasy.

Who should use it?

For what types of skin is Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate suitable for?

It is definitely suitable for normal skin.

If our skin is very oily instead, we may find this oil a bit too rich.

In this case, my advice is to try it out by either buying the serum in the smallest 15 ml format or by trying a sample.

On the other hand, if we have dry skin, we will love it!

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is also an ideal nighttime serum for revitalizing the skin, so if our skin starts to show signs of aging, this is definitely a product that is suitable for us.

But that’s not all! This serum can be used at any age, because everyone can benefit from its properties.

How to use it

Using Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is very simple.

After cleansing the skin, we must apply 2 or 3 drops of Midnight Serum on the face, then massaging the epidermis with gentle movements, to promote absorption.

That’s it! Simple, right?

After the application of the serum, if we wish we can apply our usual night treatment.

In addition, we can mix a few drops of serum with our usual night moisturizer.

In addition, I find it particularly suitable for fall and winter, while in summer it could be a little too heavy.

The Ingredients: what does Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate contain?

In this section, we will see what are the ingredients of Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum. Then, we will look at the properties of some key ingredients.

Inci: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Squalane, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil/Evening Primrose Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil/Jojoba Seed Oil, Coriandrum Sativum Oil/Coriander Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil/Lavender Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Linalool, Rosmarinus Officina-Lis Leaf Oil/Rosemary Leaf Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cucumis Sativus Extract/Cucumber Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa Extract/Turmeric Root Extract, Limonene, Citral, Sclareolide, Rosa Spp/Rose Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale Extract/Jasmine Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil

PAO: 18 mesi.

99.8% of the ingredients contained in this list are of natural origin.
It does not contain parabens.

Let’s now analyze some of the components of the Midnight Recovery Concentrate , in particular the main oils.

Evening primrose oil helps to repair the skin barrier and intensify the radiance of our skin. Lavender oil has calming and soothing properties.

Rosehip is known to contain essential fatty acids, vitamin A and E, which give it anti-inflammatory and antioxidant abilities. It also improves the elasticity and hydration of the skin. Those functions also performed by jojoba oil.

Squalane is instead a moisturizing oil extracted from the olive, which shows great affinities with the lipids naturally present in our skin. It absorbs easily and is known to help the skin stay soft and supple.

Coriander oil is a good antioxidant, as is geranium oil, which also has anti-inflammatory properties. Rosemary oil is used for its characteristic scent.

Finally, cucumber extract is used in cosmetics for its antioxidant abilities, as well as turmeric extract (also contained in the Kora Organics Turmeric Mask).

Where to Buy Kiehl’s Night Serum

Buying Kiehl’s Night Serum is easy.

In fact, we can find it at:

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery line

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Serum is part of a specific line of nighttime treatments.

In fact, the Midnight Recovery line by Kiehl’s consists of a series of specific face treatments, created to be used at night and to ensure youthful and radiant-looking skin.

In particular, in this line we have:

  • Midnight Recovery Concentrate, the night serum for the face and the protagonist of this review,
  • Midnight Recovery Eye, a nighttime eye treatment designed to reduce bags and strengthen the delicate eye area,
  • Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, a gentle cleansing oil for face and eyes that effectively and respectfully removes makeup while maintaining the skin’s balance. This product also contains essential oils and botanicals, including lavender and evening primrose. It is non-comedogenic and ophthalmologist tested.

I’ve tried all of them and it was a pleasant experience.

To Sum up

Well, we’ve come to the end of this Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate review.

Another excellent Kiehl’s serum is the Daily Reviving Concentrate, suitable for a morning skincare routine.
See you soon,

Italian version here.

Prices and ingredients indicated in this review of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Serum refer to the date of publication of the article and are subject to change.