Centella Recovery Skin Salve

An effective moisturizer for dehydrated, sensitive skin
  • Soothes and conditions sensitive and temporarily irritated skin
  • Helps soothe irritated skin after at-home microdermabrasion treatments
  • Gentle enough for use by all skin types
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"Great for my sensitive skin! This moisturizer is incredibly hydrating and soothing."

Katie, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-Use skin treatment both day and night on face and body as needed to help soothe temporary skin irritation after at-home micro-dermabrasion treatments
-Smooth a small amount of the formula gently and evenly onto clean skin
-Allow to dry before applying sunscreen or makeup

Kiehl’s Insider Tip:
For irritated and overly sensitive skin, we also recommend Centella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser.

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Honey is the nectar produced in flowers and then collected and stored by bees. It is composed of a variety of sugars, wax, and other substances, including citric, malic, formic, and lactic acids; beta carotene; enzymes; amino acids and vitamins. It is used as an emollient in skin care and creates a watertight film, allowing skin to rehydrate itself. Moisturizing, softening, sweet and fragrant.

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Tiger Herb contains alkaloids and minerals that are beneficial in the treatment of a host of ailments. It has antibacterial, anti-psoriatic, and wound-healing properties. The Tiger Herb plant is sought out by wounded tigers in the wild who rub against it for its healing properties.

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I keep this in my handbag at all times. I have dry hands and this really helps!
Dina F on Mar 25, 2015
I picked this because I have been having some red irritated skin after a little bit of eczema. I am going to try this because I hear amazing things about it. So we will see. But, Kiehl's usually lives up to the hype.
Josh E on Feb 6, 2015
I wanted o try something for hydration for very sensitive skin.
Dawn W on Feb 27, 2015
dry patches on my face
Devin P on Jan 28, 2015
i have eczema besides the redness I have very dry skin..will any of these products help?
A shopper on Oct 26, 2012
Is Centella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser no produced now? I can't find it online.
? ? on Apr 28, 2012
Best Answer: Hi! The cleanser has been discontinued. So sorry you’re disappointed, we understand how frustrating it is to no longer be able to get something that you have enjoyed using. We will make sure to pass your comment along to our development team.
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on May 10, 2012
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Would this be a good cream to use for airline travel? skin always gets dry in a plane and my regular moisturizer is too light...Thanks!
CT Irvine on Apr 24, 2013
Best Answer: This cream seems to form a barrier between your skin and the environment. I've found is particularly useful and calming after a day outdoors golfing, hiking or at the beach. It's properties would be similar during air travel, I would imagine.
Reply · Report · Mary P on Apr 25, 2013
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Hi thre :)
Can i use it as an after-shave ?
Thanks for your reply.
Kindest Regards
Humberto B on May 21, 2013
Best Answer: I would not recommend it. It is more for sensitive skin areas for rashes and itching. Use the men's after shave cream instead.
Reply · Report · Jeff P on May 22, 2013
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Treatment for Rosacea for men?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2013
Best Answer: It's helpful for my own rosacea. I've used it for the past year or so, applying after washing my face, either alone or a small amount under makeup when I wear it.
Reply · Report · Tricia S on Apr 14, 2013
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Hey does this actually work ?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2012
Best Answer: Forme, absolutely. I have very sensitive skin and can tolerate few moisturizers. This is one which really helps with no negative effects.
Reply · Report · Pamela B on Sep 2, 2012
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Can I use this for the healing process of a fresh tattoo? If so, twice a day? (Night and morning)
Kevin on Dec 28, 2014
Best Answer: Kevin,
This advice comes from not only a person who has used the product but also a nurse. I would not recommend this product be used on a fresh tattoo. This is more of a lotion based product, for a tattoo you would be better off using the A&D ointment or just plain neosporin.
Reply · Report · Rebecca M on Dec 28, 2014
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Does this product work on very dry hands and peeling cuticles? I don't have dry facial skin so I don't need it there, but my sensitive hands are another story. Also, is it fragrance-free? Thank you.
Kathi J on Jan 17, 2014
Best Answer: I believe this is fragrance free, but if you are looking for something that is moisturizing, I don't think this will do. I usually use this for healing purpose like after waxing, it really calms the skin.
Reply · Report · Boya D on Jan 17, 2014
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I need the strongest face creme for extra dry older skin. Which item would you suggest.? Thank you,
A shopper on Jul 8, 2012
Best Answer: i absolutely love love this cream! just a little bit goes a long way, i have dry sensitive skin, i exfoliate 3 times per week and it is the only cream that soothes the skin after exfoliation...also great if you tend to burn easily as i do with my irish/english pink skin. it absorbes quickly and doesn't leave a sticky film on your face.

you can find it at sephora (which is where i purchase mine)..... you will NOT be disapointed!

thanks for asking...loyal customer for years...cindi
Reply · Report · Cynthia L. F on Jul 9, 2012
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does centella have any petroleum? My father had a stroke, is oxygen dependent, and has very sensitive skin.... but he can not have any skin products with petroleum... help! .
katheleen l on Mar 24, 2012
Best Answer: This is not a question for a user. Only Kiehls can verify contents of their products.

I am surprised and disappointed Jiehls would make such a mistake!
Reply · Report · Pamela B on Apr 18, 2012
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Pls adv how to use step? if clean + toner + concentrate + slave? or clean + slave directly?
A shopper on Nov 1, 2013
Best Answer: I would suggest clean and apply. If necessary clean, exfoliate then apply salve. Salve is amazing on all manner of conditions from simple abrasions to tattoo recovery.
Reply · Report · Andrea T on Nov 1, 2013
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I had a blackhead near my lip. I have never had this before. I then got irritated with it and started picking with it (squeezed the skin to get the infection out and in general messing with it). I did not want a dark mark on my skin. Well I did get one and then started messing with it again. Can this product assist with getting rid of the black mark on my skin?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2012
Best Answer: I'm not totally sure, but I don't think so. It's for temporary redness, like sunburn, or chemical burn from facial peels, etc... It calms down temporary redness/irritation. That's all it's supposed to do. Kiehl's does have another product that is supposed to take away scars. It's called Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is supposed to fade scars. I haven't used it myself, but there's a lot of good reviews about it.
Reply · Report · Suzanne G on Sep 5, 2012
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I have very sensitive skin around my eyes and get irritation easily, can I apply this around the eye area?
A shopper on Dec 4, 2013
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