Beauty Review: The #ChangeYourSkin challenge with Kiehl’s

Today, Monday 22 June 2015, marks the start of exciting new journey I am taking…. with my skin! Yes, I’m embarking on a one month challenge to #ChangeYourSkin with Kiehl’s and Beauty Bulletin.


Kiehl’s has a 161-year history in the skincare industry and subsequently it has become a ‘cult’ brand, beloved by millions for its highly efficacious yet gentle formulations. The Kiehl’s legend has been built, not on paid advertising, but through “word of mouth” and their generous “Try Before You Buy” sampling programme, giving customers an opportunity to trial products before they invest in them.

Along with 12 Beauty Bulletin readers I’ll be joining 6 other beauty bloggers around SA in taking on this challenge to document the results we see in our skin after using 3 x serums for the month, using three pioneering Kiehl’s products.

The 3 super serums are:

Midnight Recovery Concentrate – a pioneer product in the facial oil category
Dermatologist Solutions™ Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution – the 1st clear, stabilized dark-spot serum
Dermatologist Solutions™ Clearly Corrective Retexturing Serum Concentrate – the 1st serum to address age-related dehydration

What I love about the Kiehl’s brand is that only naturally derived ingredients that are truly beneficial to the skin are selected and minimal preservatives are used. Their skincare is scientifically formulated to respect, restore and strengthen the skin barrier for healthier, more radiant & younger-looking skin.

The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is Kiehl’s first night-specific formulation that works all night to replenish the skin with moisture to ensure younger-looking skin by morning. This is a paraben-free overnight facial oil and a best seller! (R665)

Dermatologist Solutions Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is the first Kiehl’s serum that promotes youthful clarity while helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots, discolouration and hyperpigmentation. (R655)

Dermatologist Solutions Hydro-Plumping Retexturising Serum Concentrate utilises next generation Serum-to-Liquid Technology™ to intensively hydrate skin’s deepest surface layers. Youthfully plumps skin, smoothing the appearance of fine lines & rough texture. (R675)



This skincare challenge couldn’t have come at a better time for me as I am currently approaching my 35th birthday (it will take place just a few days after this 28-day challenge!)

When it comes to the current appearace of my skin my biggest skincare concerns are dry, deyhydrated skin that appears dull and conquering the first signs of ageing, especially those new fine lines that are appearing almost daily!

Here is my rather exposing “Before” photo with evidence of all of the above with a smattering of adult acne, rosacea and pigmentation for good measure! Eeeeek!!! I blame those crazy kids cavorting in the background…

before photo kiehls change your skin challenge

If you’re over 30 and struggling with ageing, dehydrated, dull and/or uneven skin join me and 6 other SA’s top bloggers in taking the Kiehl’s 28-day #ChangeYourSkin Challenge. You can purchase the 3 serums through a fab ‘Buy 3 for 2 promotion’ running at all Kiehl’s counters in selected Edgars stores from 19 June until 24 June 2015. This means you can purchase 3 products and receive the cheapest one for free. The prices of the Kiehl’s serums range from R655 – R675 so this could be an amazing saving of R655!

For the most effective use of your products, you will need to use:

MORNING: Hydro-Plumping followed by Clearly Corrective

NIGHT: All three products, in order of Hydro-Plumping, followed by Clearly Corrective and then Midnight Recovery Concentrate.


I’m certainly hoping for great results from these 3 products…

kiehls serums
Another very exciting aspect of the challenge to diarise is the Live Chat with Kiehl’s Head Of Education Euphony Kgadima, and a few of your favourite beauty bloggers, which will take place on Beauty Bulletin between 12pm and 2pm on Wednesday 8th July 2015.


To follow the conversation and keep track of the results I achieve during the #ChangeYourSkin challenge keep your eye on my social media sites (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) or follow the hashtags: #ChangeYourSkin and #SerumExperts

You can also opt to follow Kiehl’s via social media: @KiehlsSA on Twitter or Kiehl’s South Africa on Facebook



Images: Kiehl’s

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. Please ,help me I have dark spot on the cheekbones ,its frustrating and you feel incomplete and I’m stressed about the skin problem .
    Hope to get a positive response soon .

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