Anti-Aging

Kiehl’s anti–aging solutions are formulated to help diminish signs of aging — from fine lines and wrinkles to sun spots and uneven skin texture. Benefit from insider tips, courtesy of our experts, and learn which
powerful anti–aging routine is appropriate for you.

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What is your anti–aging concern?

Is this me?

I have normal, normal to dry, or dry skin. I am seeking all–day hydration and want gentle products that will help me prevent signs of facial aging.

Our recommendation

For your skin type, we recommend the Ultra Facial Collection to hydrate, soften and condition your skin. Cleanse morning and night with Ultra Facial Cleanser, followed by Ultra Facial Toner, to cleanse, comfort and prime skin. Apply Powerful–Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate, and then Ultra Facial Cream to provide all–day moisture. To nourish the delicate skin around the eyes we recommend our Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado after your moisturizer. This rich, non-migrating formula delivers moisture and antioxidant benefits to the under eye area to help alleviate and prevent dryness and wrinkles.

Reminder

Skin aging is 90% due to sun damage. Remember to use sunscreen everyday to avoid excess sun exposure and to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. We recommend Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ as the basis of any anti–aging regimen.

Overnight Restoration

All skincare regimens benefit from the use of Midnight Recovery Concentrate. In the evening, apply Midnight Recovery Concentrate after Powerful–Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate to enhance nighttime recovery and provide vital nutrients to restore your skin while you sleep. The aroma of the lavender oil possesses a calming effect and can even promote restful sleep.

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Is this me?

I have normal or normal to dry skin and am primarily concerned with visible lines and wrinkles. I want a regimen that reduces the signs of skin aging, skin wrinkles, and protects skin from external damage.

Our recommendation

For your skin type, we recommend the Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Collection to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and provide antioxidant defense from external aggressors such as pollution and stress. For optimal results, after cleansing, apply Powerful–Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate all over the skin to improve overall tone, texture and radiance. Lock in the benefits and moisturize with our rich protective Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream. Finally, for a more targeted treatment for fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area, finish your routine with Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream.

Reminder

Skin aging is 90% due to sun damage. Remember to use sunscreen everyday to avoid excess sun exposure and to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. We recommend Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ as the basis of any anti–aging regimen.

Overnight Restoration

All skincare regimens benefit from the use of Midnight Recovery Concentrate. In the evening, apply Midnight Recovery Concentrate after Powerful–Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate to enhance nighttime recovery and provide vital nutrients to restore your skin while you sleep. The aroma of the lavender oil possesses a calming effect and can even promote restful sleep.

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Is this me?

I’m seeking a powerful, yet safe targeted treatment to fill deep–set wrinkles and want to maximize the results of my current line–reducing regimen.

Our recommendation

For your skin type, we recommend New Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler to instantly fill lines and wrinkles and to plump and smooth them over time — without silicones. For optimal results, after cleansing your skin, apply Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate all over skin to improve skin tone, texture and radiance. Next, directly apply Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler to instantly fill and smooth visible lines and wrinkles. Lock in the benefits and moisturize with our rich protective Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream. Finally, for a more targeted treatment for fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area, finish your routine with Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream.

Kiehl’s usage tip

Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler may be applied on the forehead (on worry or frown lines), at the corners of the eyes (crows feet), on smile lines (naso–labial wrinkles), and on vertical lip lines above and/or around the lips. It may also be applied on other facial areas as needed. It should always be applied after any serum or concentrate and before any additional moisturizer.

Reminder

Skin aging is 90% due to sun damage. Remember to use sunscreen everyday to avoid excess sun exposure and to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. We recommend Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ as the basis of any anti-aging regimen.

Overnight Restoration

All skincare regimens benefit from the use of Midnight Recovery Concentrate. In the evening, apply Midnight Recovery Concentrate after Powerful–Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate to enhance nighttime recovery and provide vital nutrients to restore your skin while you sleep. The aroma of the lavender oil possesses a calming effect and can even promote restful sleep.

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Is this me?

My skin is normal, normal to dry, or dry, and it lacks firmness and elasticity. I seek a skincare regimen that will lift and firm my skin and also reduce the visible wrinkles and lines.

Our recommendation

For your skin type, we recommend the Super Multi-Corrective Cream to help firm and soften skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. After cleansing the skin, we recommend applying Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, followed by Super Multi-Corrective Cream. The eye area is especially prone to wrinkling and loss of firmness because the skin here is thin, causing it to be the first location on the face to show visible signs of fatigue or aging. To nourish the delicate skin around the eyes we recommend our Cryste Marine Firming Eye Treatment. This rejuvenating eye cream visibly softens the look of lines while minimizing under–eye dark circles and improving firmness.

Reminder

Skin aging is 90% due to sun damage. Remember to use sunscreen everyday to avoid excess sun exposure and to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. We recommend Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ as the basis of any anti-aging regimen.

Overnight Restoration

All skincare regimens benefit from the use of Midnight Recovery Concentrate. In the evening, apply Midnight Recovery Concentrate after Powerful–Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate to enhance nighttime recovery and provide vital nutrients to restore your skin while you sleep. The aroma of the lavender oil possesses a calming effect and can even promote restful sleep.

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Is this me?

I’m concerned about signs of my aging skin over time, including lines, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity, firmness, and density. My skin is dehydrated and I’m seeking deep, all–day hydration with total anti–aging benefits.

Our recommendation

For your skin, Kiehl’s recommends using Rosa Arctica twice daily to increase cell vitality and protect skin from future effects of aging. After cleansing the skin, apply Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, and then follow with Rosa Arctica. The eye area is especially prone to wrinkling because the skin here is thin, causing it to be the first location on the face to show visible signs of fatigue or aging. To nourish the delicate skin around the eyes we recommend our Cryste Marine Firming Eye Treatment. This rejuvenating eye cream visibly softens the look of lines while minimizing under–eye dark circles.

Kiehl’s usage tip

Apply a dime&ndashsized amount of Rosa Arctica with clean fingertips and warm it thoroughly between the hands to activate the emulsification of the shea and cocoa butters in the formula. Massage gently yet firmly into all areas of the face, using an upward circular motion to help the formula penetrate the skin and activate.

Reminder

Skin aging is 90% due to sun damage. Remember to use sunscreen everyday to avoid excess sun exposure and to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. We recommend Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ as the basis of any anti-aging regimen.

Overnight Restoration

All skincare regimens benefit from the use of Midnight Recovery Concentrate. In the evening, apply Midnight Recovery Concentrate after Powerful–Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate to enhance nighttime recovery and provide vital nutrients to restore your skin while you sleep. The aroma of the lavender oil possesses a calming effect and can even promote restful sleep.

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Is this me?

I’m noticing the cumulative effects of past sun exposure from spending time outdoors without adequate sun protection. I want to reverse the signs of UV damage on my skin and create a more even–toned, uniform complexion while also reducing dark spots and fine lines.

Our recommendation

For your skin type, we recommend the Clearly Corrective Regimen. First use the Deep–Action Exfoliating Cleanser to break apart surface discoloration and stimulate cells to restore fresh, even-toned skin. Follow with the Activated Toner to prepare skin, promoting a smoother texture and more radiant appearance, then the Intensive Corrective Moisturizer to help even out skin tone. Last, apply the High–Potency Spot Treatment to powerfully reverse UV Damage. To nourish the delicate skin around the eyes we recommend our Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado after your moisturizer. This rich, non–migrating formula delivers moisture and antioxidant benefits to the under eye area to help alleviate and prevent dryness and wrinkles.

Kiehl’s usage tip

You can apply High–Potency Spot Treatment on areas of concern for targeted action (such as intense, stubborn spots), or apply it over the entire face and décolleté for preventative action (such as blotchiness and hyper-pigmentation).

Reminder

Skin aging is 90% due to sun damage. Remember to use sunscreen everyday to avoid excess sun exposure and to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. We recommend Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ as the basis of any anti-aging regimen.

Overnight Restoration

All skincare regimens benefit from the use of Midnight Recovery Concentrate. In the evening, apply Midnight Recovery Concentrate after Powerful–Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate to enhance nighttime recovery and provide vital nutrients to restore your skin while you sleep. The aroma of the lavender oil possesses a calming effect and can even promote restful sleep. Apply Midnight Recovery Concentrate after your toner and before your moisturizer and High-Potency Spot Treatment.

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Healthy Skincare Tips

  • cleanse & tone

  • hydration test

  • Q & A with dr. Geyer

  • Sun protection

  • Healthy skin essentials

Cleanse & Tone: the first steps to healthy skin

CLEANSER

What to look for: The ideal cleanser gently yet thoroughly lifts away dirt, make–up and excess oil, leaving skin purified and primed to receive the benefits of the treatment and moisturizer to follow.

Usage tip: For best results, we advise cleansing with lukewarm water, washing face over a basin rather than in the shower. Clean hands before washing face, and move clean fingertips in an upward circular motion to apply the facial cleanser. A facial washcloth or brush is not necessary unless desired (and should only be used if made of extremely gentle material).

TONER

What to look for: All skin types benefit from using toners! Well–formulated toners help to reduce inflammation of the skin, add water–binding agents and natural lightweight moisturizing ingredients to the skin, and help remove those last traces of make–up from its surface. They can also provide some antioxidant and anti–irritant protection.

Usage tip: For best results, use 100% cotton to apply a toner, gently sweeping it across freshly cleansed skin. Kiehl’s toners are highly concentrated, so it is not necessary to saturate the cotton —a little bit goes a long way.

Hydration Test

Is my skin hydrated?

Dehydration is when the skin is lacking water. It is not the same thing as dryness, which means that the skin is not producing enough oil. Perform this simple at–home test to determine if your skin is hydrated.

  • Look in the mirror and smile widely. Does your skin crease into many tiny surface lines as it stretches from your nose to your cheeks?
  • Now relax your face. Place your index finger horizontally across your cheek, pointing at your nose. Gently lift your skin upward with this finger. Do you see a lot of tiny lines, like crepe paper, on the bulge of skin that you have lifted up?

If the answer is "yes" to these simple tests, then the skin is probably dehydrated. Other visible symptoms of dehydrated skin are flakiness and a dull complexion.

Q&A with Dr. Geyer

What causes wrinkles on the face?

Aging of the skin is both intrinsic (mostly related to genetics and the ever–ticking chronological clock) and extrinsic (more preventable and reversible – caused by factors such as UV exposure, pollution, and stress). Aging results in fine lines and wrinkles due to a loss of elastin and collagen, leading to poor elasticity, brown spots and dull, dehydrated skin. Wrinkles become most noticeable around the eyes, as "marionette lines" extending from the mouth to the chin, on the forehead and between the brows.

What is the best way to address the appearance of fine–lines and wrinkles around the eyes?

Eye area skin is more sensitive than skin on the rest of the face. To avoid irritation, it is best to use products that are specifically formulated for the skin in this delicate region. However, this is the area where we tend to show age first — so you want to choose products here that are highly active and effective, yet gentle.

In the morning, I suggest layering the Powerful–Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate beneath your daily moisturizer. Also, if puffiness is someone’s main concern then the Abyssine Eye Cream+ (with Abyssine 657 and Caffeine), the Eye Alert (with Cucumber and Caffeine) or the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (with Avocado Oil and Shea Butter) can be used as needed.

At what age should you start protecting your skin against sun spots?

It is never too early to start with daily sun protection. In your twenties and thirties, whether there are brown spots or not, I advise all of my patients to begin to use antioxidant–based serums, night creams and sunscreen to prevent brown spots and other early signs of photo aging. It is still key to stress sun protection, but other environmental factors increasingly come into play–stress, tobacco, pollution — and we need products that can help prevent DNA damage from the effects of free radicals within the skin. Good options include antioxidant rich moisturizers and cleansers, such as the Abyssine line from Kiehl’s — a line that pairs antioxidants with Abyssine, a survival molecule that helps the skin to adapt to environmental damage. Photo–Age High–Potency Spot Treatment from the Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions collection will also help to reduce and diminish sun spots after continual usage.

Sun Protection

Sunscreen is the most essential component of any anti–aging skin care regimen. Proper sun protection fights up to 90% of skin aging, including lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and tone, and breakdown of collagen and elastin. It is also your primary defense against developing unwanted brown spots.

What to look for:

Sunscreens should offer both UVB and UVA protection in order to be truly effective, so look for "broad–spectrum" protection. Also look for oil–free, non–comedogenic formulas to avoid clogging facial pores.

Application tips:

First and most importantly, you should apply sunscreen every day as part of your anti–wrinkle, anti–aging skin care regimen. After you cleanse, tone and moisturize, apply a broad–spectrum sunscreen liberally to dry skin 15–30 minutes before sun exposure. Don’t skimp — use a tablespoon of sunscreen to cover the face and neck, and use about one ounce (a full shot glass) to cover the entire body. Be sure to cover the hairline. Additional serums and/or makeup can be applied on top of your sunscreen.

Reapply your sunscreen if you’re outside more than three to four hours, or after swimming or sweating. In addition to the daily use of an appropriate sunscreen, efforts should be made to wear sun protective clothing when outdoors and limit extended sun exposure during peak mid–day hours when UV rays are most intense.

Remember:

Everyone is at risk of sun damage. Just because your skin does not burn does not mean that you do not need sunscreen. Any alteration in the color of the skin, including a suntan, indicates that damage has already occurred. Do not be fooled by cloudy skies. Although sun exposure is reduced on a cloudy day (especially if it is a rainy day), clouds block only as much as 20% of UV radiation.

Healthy Skin Essentials

Powerful Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate with 10.5% pure Vitamin C is Clinically–Demonstrated to be as potent as Retinol without the sensitivity. It is a powerhouse formula that improves the skin’s overall appearance and health and addresses the visible signs of skin aging. It benefits skin in three ways:

  • Resurfaces skin to visibly improve skin’s tone, texture and radiance
  • Noticeably decreases the appearance of marionette lines, crows feet, and sub–orbital wrinkles
  • Defends against oxidation and free radical damage

After cleansing the skin, apply Powerful Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate over the entire face twice daily (avoiding the eye area). It can be used alone or layered under your usual moisturizer.

Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a 99.8% natural blend of nourishing oils including Squalane, night blooming Evening Primrose and eight essential oils which work with skin’s natural nocturnal activity to reestablish a fresher, more toned and radiant appearance by morning. It is a silky, lightweight formula with a readily–absorbed texture. The key benefits include:

  • Enhances skin’s natural recovery activity
  • Skin looks visibly restored and regenerated by morning
  • Contains high concentrations of potent active ingredients, including 9% Squalane and 15% Evening Primrose Oil
  • 99.8% natural, Paraben–Free, Mineral Oil–Free, Water–Free and Fragrance–Free
  • Provides the skin with vital nutrients at the precise time when it is most receptive to those nutrients

After cleansing the skin in the evening, apply 2 — 3 drops of Midnight Recovery Concentrate. It can be used alone or layered over Powerful Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate for optimal anti–aging results. If additional hydration is desired, a moisturizer can be applied on top of Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ is a lightweight, daily facial fluid that provides skin with UVA and UVB broad–spectrum protection. This oil and fragrance–free formula glides on smoothly and evenly for a weightless, matte finish. Key formula benefits include:

  • Provides powerful, long–lasting sun protection against UVA and UVB rays
  • Helps prevent pigmentation irregularities (dark spots and freckles), wrinkles, and the breakdown of skin’s collagen and elastin
  • Protects sensitive skin from the stretching of small blood vessels, which reddens skin due to overexposure of the sun
  • Oil–free, water–resistant, ultra–light fluid texture is non–comedogenic (won’t clog pores), with an invisible, matte finish

Super Fluid UV Defense 50+ should be layered on top of any other treatment or moisturizer as the last step before any makeup application. Apply liberally and cover all exposed areas, including the face, neck and décolleté.

Leading dermatologists have long recommended the daily use of sun protection as the most important method of protecting the skin against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays, thereby "slowing down" the visible signs of skin aging. In fact, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 90% of skin aging can be prevented with daily sunscreen use.

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