Beauty Review: Midnight Recovery Concentrate from Kiehl’s

The first post in my NEW Beauty Babes series by Cara Fay


When lovely Kath dropped off the products for me to review in this most amazing bright yellow box, I just couldn’t wait to get home to see what wonder was within.


To my absolute delight she included the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate.


I have been wanting to try this for as long as I can remember, but its quite a pricey product and I was a little worried to splurge in case it didn’t work for me (although I knew it would be love at first use) but you know if you’re spending a bang you want to know that it will be worth it even being a hyped product.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery is a replenishing nighttime oil that visibly restores the appearance of skin by morning. It does this by working with the skins natural nocturnal/evening activity, which is when the skin is most receptive. Its 99.8% naturally-derived and paraben free. This forms part of the Kiehl’s oil range with a pipet, the range also consists of a Dark Spot Corrector, which is so next on my list (If you want to read a review on this here is Kath’s review)


Let me start by explaining my skin type. I have an oily T-Zone and dehydrated cheeks as well as quite prominent pores around my nose and chin. I have been using this for about a week now and my skin’s texture has definitely changed – it’s smoother and has a lot more hydrated. The recommendation is to add 2-3 drops at night to cleansed skin, but I found that 2 drops is more than enough. When the oil is warmed up in the hands it is easy to spread across the face which means this will last me for so long!

It smells, for lack of a better word, herbal and this is mainly down to the essential oils use: Lavender, Evening Primrose and Citrinellol. The scent doesn’t linger so if you’re not a fan of that smell – as soon as it has sunk in you don’t even notice it.

As with all of Kiehl’s products I have tried it feels luxurious and you get the feeling that you’re really giving your skin a treat. I absolutely have been loving using this and can’t wait to try the Dark Spot Corrector especially now that I’m no longer afraid to spend them cash dollar bills no more!


I came across these extra tips for using Midnight Recovery, which just makes me love the multi-purpose product even more!


  1. For dry hands:
    Add a few drops to your hand cream and massage palms thoroughly, rubbing into cuticles and knuckles.


  1. For dry skin on heels and elbows:
    Mix 2-3 drops into your body cream before you apply for extra nourishment, especially during the winter months.


  1. For a spa-like bathing experience:
    Add several drops to your bathwater and enjoy the soothing lavender scent.


  1. For relieving stress:
    Warm 2-3 drops on fingertips and gently massage at temples, inhaling the calming scent.


  1. To soothe minor sunburn:
    Use Midnight Recovery Concentrate on affected areas after sun exposure every night until burn subsides.


Have you tried any of the Kiehl’s oils yet, if so, what are your thoughts?

Cara Fay

Cara Fay is a lifestyle blogger who’s passion lies in beauty. Having grown up with a make-up and skin care loving mom, her life long obsession began at her mom’s dressing table! Her fave beauty products are lipsticks and highlighters.

  1. Such a lovely post! Love the extra tips – totally trying the stress-relieving tip, and I’m going to add a few drops to my bath water as well! Sounds so divine!

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