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.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Derived from the aloe vera plant this ingredient has been known to soften, soothe and comfort skin.
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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.

Centella Recovery Skin Salve
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Kiehl's Since 1851 Store asked: Why did you choose this?
AMBER L: Like the review Sep 17, 2014
DAWN B: I have rash flair ups and this cream really helps to sooth and relax my skin Sep 11, 2014
Fengbo G: Sensitive skin Sep 8, 2014
Diana D: Great for sensitive skin Sep 7, 2014
David K: It seriously helps with my Rosacea Aug 31, 2014
danielle m: I typically have a tan, but when I don't my face gets red blotches. I am hoping this cream will remove the red spots so I have an even skin tone. One reviewer wrote in saying it helped her. Aug 24, 2014
Robert P: It works Aug 4, 2014
Herking S: recommended by friend Jul 5, 2014
GMJL X: GOOD Jun 26, 2014
JINGYUN W: my friend told me it is very good Jun 21, 2014
Xingchao N: good to use Jun 6, 2014
Alina M Lopez Marin A: I had minor surgery and some skin lesions need healing. Jun 6, 2014
Yi N: Remove redness of my cheeks Jun 6, 2014
Bryan S: I have eczema on very sensitive areas and a small amount of Centella always helps it clear up fast. May 29, 2014
Sisi C: wanna try May 22, 2014
krisanhty s: Recommended to use in tandem with the micro-dermabrasion May 19, 2014
merida b: looking for something that can help my face look better May 19, 2014
Denise C: My winter moisturizer. My face is very sensitive in the winter. This is very soothing and gives me just the right amount of moisture. May 19, 2014
Chia C: Good hydration May 16, 2014
megan h: Amazing lotion for sunburn, pimple, razor burn any type of inflamation. If it was'nt so spendy I would probably use it as part of my try to look younger routine. May 16, 2014
Linda T: Love this.. May 1, 2014
jiarong m: my friend like it Apr 11, 2014
Nancy W: I have psoriasis and was told by another patient that it really helps their condition. Apr 1, 2014
woohee l: wanted to try Mar 31, 2014
Gail P: Effective for Rosacea per comments by customers Mar 23, 2014
Eunsin M: Try to see it works for my skin Mar 12, 2014
Nancy C: sensitive skin that gets blushy and dry at times. Mar 5, 2014
zihao s: GOOD Feb 18, 2014
Jhos S: It my go to moisturizer Feb 17, 2014
YI S: friend recommend Feb 17, 2014
anqi z: Friends recommend Feb 2, 2014
Beverly K: used after a severe facial sunburn & really helped! Jan 26, 2014
Mary T H: It's a wonderful product for sensitive skin. Calms irritations. Jan 23, 2014
Mary P: The best cream for skin that has been subjected to wind, sun or stress. Jan 17, 2014
Lizzy B: the efffectiveness claimed,hope it'll be useful Dec 31, 2013
Joan P: For use after the micro-dermabrasion cleansers, since our skin can be sensitive. Dec 20, 2013
rebecca p: just because Dec 10, 2013
Scott N: beat up skin Dec 5, 2013
kari l: wanted to try it Dec 4, 2013
Yu W: I never use it ,but I want try it. Dec 4, 2013
Elizabeth B: Calms sensitive skin due to weather changes and wind chapping. Dec 4, 2013
Michelle J: Love this product! Makes my skin feel great and stay hydrated. Helps redness. Dec 4, 2013
Miriam N: I have used this product forever. I have really sensitive skin and this has worked the best for me. Dec 3, 2013
Xialu W: very good Dec 2, 2013
Joon L: My mom is using this, its gift for her Dec 1, 2013
Brenda S: 'HANDS' down thee cure for my raw meat looking hands~! After many dermatologists â?¦.after many prescriptions (creams and internal systemic meds)â?¦this tiger herb based creamâ?¦.it's borderline miraculous~!! I am never without itâ?¦especially enduring the harsh SD wintersâ?¦I'm a happy cowgirl!! It's well worth the price!! Without functioning handsâ?¦.well, let's not go there!! Nov 29, 2013
Wes C: Works great on my sensitive neck. Nov 24, 2013
Diane F: Hoping that it will be helpful to heal and soothe daughter's skin around her nose and upper lip when she has winter colds and runny nose Nov 21, 2013
Chanunya C: I used to try it and I love it. Nov 16, 2013
kein j: I have sensitive skin, It may helpful Nov 12, 2013
Genevieve R: I use this after using the Microdermasion exfoliating cream. Terrific combo. Oct 26, 2013
Kailun W: My friend told me this is good for sensitive skin. So I choose this Oct 20, 2013
Anita I: My daughter and I bought this in Paris for her and it worked great for her. Sep 24, 2013
bobbi v: i have very sensitive skin and eczema. i use this when i have an eczema reaction or irritated skin after a workout. Sep 23, 2013
Robin H: Spouse has rosacea. This cools and soothes the redness Sep 21, 2013
Josh and Kim B: Sensitive skin. Have used for several ears now. Love it. Sep 17, 2013
Melissa D: This stuff is amazing. One layer on my incredibly calloused feet at bedtime and the next morning, my feet felt so much softer! Sep 5, 2013
Sharon M: Have had issues with itching in summer...bought this product in Vancouver and love it11 Aug 27, 2013
Nancy L: To try it. Aug 18, 2013
Scott L: My favorite hand creme Aug 15, 2013
Kerri B: My daughter has eczema on the inside of her arms. This product was amazing as it calmed the irritation so that she no longer scratches at it. Love this product! Jul 16, 2013
YU YING T: it's good for me. Jun 18, 2013
Mary F: I have purchased before. Works well for sunburn, rosaica, after moles have been surgically removed, great moisturizer for 64 year old skin. Great on scalp eruptions for celiacs (gluten intolerant). Works well on neck. Requires only a small application of product for coverage. Jun 16, 2013
Sandy V: Hope it will help with irritated skin Jun 14, 2013
Jeff B: good for too much sun on th eskin May 25, 2013
JULIANA R: excellent for skin and long lasting.Also makes skin feel very soft and you don't need much.Very good for under make-up.I reccomend it highly. Apr 27, 2013
Chia Lin H: this is a gift Apr 24, 2013
joanne p: this is a wonder salve for my red sensitive skin Apr 21, 2013
Melina S: for rosacea - ps - its amazing Jan 25, 2013
Lin L: red lines soothing Jan 25, 2013
Paige F: The only face moisturizer that doesn't bother my rosacea and works even in winter. Jan 11, 2013
Maria L: I have very sensitive skin and rosacea. I am looking for a new moisturizer for my skin that doesn't burn or make my face even redder. Jan 7, 2013
Tricia S: Keeps my sensitive, aging prone-to-redness skin soothed, smooth, and healthy. Dec 31, 2012
Jill H: This is the face lotion I have ever used. I feel hydrated all day in dry Colorado weather. The aloe attracts the moisture in the air and make my skin feel soft and look nice for hours. Dec 27, 2012
eileen c: I have very dry and sensitive skin and will give it a try - plus the reviews are good. Dec 26, 2012
Michelle R: I buy this for every winter, its the best for dry skin. Dec 26, 2012
JOYCE N: This is the best for dry skin during winter. It protects my ultra-sentsitive skin. Dec 9, 2012
Merrie B: excellent Dec 6, 2012
Mary Ann P: great size to travel with...and great as a make-up base Nov 17, 2012
Madeline B: This is a great product for calming skin irritations. Nov 14, 2012
Joseph A: I bought my first bottle at Bloomingdales because it was recommended for my roscea. The cream has worked unbelievably well to combat my redness and irritatiion. This product is wonderful. Nov 5, 2012
Dasha C: Because I need this for sustenance. No other cream works for me at all, ever. Oct 17, 2012
Lindsay E: My skin gets dry in the fall and winter, and this product is the ONLY thing that works without breaking me out. Oct 2, 2012
Joan M: A good product for skin and rash flare ups. Sep 27, 2012
JI YEON L: i love it Sep 24, 2012
Chee Seng G: i have sensitive skin. use it as night cream. Sep 24, 2012
Jamie J: due to the skin irritation Sep 23, 2012
Chen Z: Just wanna try this. Sep 19, 2012
Melanie C: because I used it when I took acutane and it helped my face not to be super dry, I am buying it for a friend who is about to start taking acutane. Sep 18, 2012
Susan R: If I could only have one product it would be this. It heals things, Moistens things. It is not greasy. I always have it. Sep 4, 2012
Ji Won L: My skin is very sensitive to the sun. After outdoor activities, my skin was always irritated. But, after I apply this, my skin looks healthier and doesn't look irritated any more. Ideal for dry and sensitive skin. Aug 30, 2012
Leslie T: I bought this for myself to use after I exfoliated my skin. My husband has been complaining about dry skin so I gave him this to try. Its the first product I've ever seen him use and he used the rest of mine! I'm so happy he finally listened to me and found a product that worked. Aug 26, 2012
Diana S: Purchased this for our niece while she was here visiting from London. She loves it, asked that we bring some when we go visit in a few weeks. Jul 14, 2012
Robin M: This product works well on sunburned skin. Jul 2, 2012
Tricia S: i LOVE this salve. Promotes healing of skin wounds and irritations. Jun 24, 2012
Bonnie A: Leaves my skin feeling smooth Jun 17, 2012
Angela S: I'm hoping it helps heal my red, irritated cheeks. Jun 13, 2012
Mika P: Had a sample and loved it Jun 7, 2012
CONNIE C: It recover the young feeling of my skin. Apr 30, 2012
Brenda b: my homeopathic suggested it for a rash Apr 5, 2012
Julie E: One of the best solutions when my daughter has an eczema flair-up. Mar 27, 2012
A shopper asked: i have eczema besides the redness I have very dry skin..will any of these products help? Oct 26, 2012
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? ? asked: Is Centella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser no produced now? I can't find it online. Apr 28, 2012
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Kiehl's AStaff: 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. May 10, 2012
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CT Irvine asked: 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! Apr 24, 2013
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Mary P: 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. Apr 25, 2013
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Patrick C: I would definitely give it a try. I find that a small amount should keep your skin well maintained. Happy travels! Apr 25, 2013
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Claire K: I am pretty sure you can May 21, 2013
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Jeff P: Absolutely May 22, 2013
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Humberto B asked: Hi thre :)
Can i use it as an after-shave ?
Thanks for your reply.
Kindest Regards
May 21, 2013
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Jeff P: I would not recommend it. It is more for sensitive skin areas for rashes and itching. Use the men's after shave cream instead. May 22, 2013
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Richard M: Yes, that is what i use it for. It is cooling and greatly assists in razor burn prevention. May 21, 2013
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Claire K: I don't see why not. May 21, 2013
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A shopper asked: Treatment for Rosacea for men? Apr 13, 2013
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Tricia S: 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. Apr 14, 2013
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Andrea T: Can't say specifically for rosacea but works amazingly for the irritation cause from tattoos ...the mild surface abrasion that occurs with tattoos not only feels better with this product but it heals faster with less peeling and additional irritation. Apr 13, 2013
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John R: I have responded to this request before and get no response. perhaps you should change your format to be more user friendly.J R. May 14, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hey does this actually work ? Sep 2, 2012
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Pamela B: Forme, absolutely. I have very sensitive skin and can tolerate few moisturizers. This is one which really helps with no negative effects. Sep 2, 2012
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Helene S: It has controlled my redness, when I run out of the product my redness returns in a few days Sep 2, 2012
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Carol Y: Absolutely. Sep 3, 2012
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Kathi J asked: 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. Jan 17, 2014
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Boya D: 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. Jan 17, 2014
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brett a: I use it to reduce redness on my facial skin. I don't use it to add moisture to dry skin. Jan 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: I need the strongest face creme for extra dry older skin. Which item would you suggest.? Thank you, Jul 8, 2012
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Cynthia L. F: 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
Jul 9, 2012
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Claire K: Midnight recovery concentrate Jul 8, 2012
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katheleen l asked: 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! . Mar 24, 2012
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Pamela B: 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!
Apr 18, 2012
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Cynthia L. F: i was in keil's today buying another tube of this great salve and asked the manager your question...


i have irish pink sensitive skin and have been using this for 2 years now and just love it, especially after i exfoliate...
Mar 29, 2012
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A shopper asked: Pls adv how to use step? if clean + toner + concentrate + slave? or clean + slave directly? Nov 1, 2013
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Andrea T: 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. Nov 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: 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? Sep 2, 2012
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Suzanne G: 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. Sep 5, 2012
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A shopper asked: I have very sensitive skin around my eyes and get irritation easily, can I apply this around the eye area? Dec 4, 2013
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Kiehl’s Skincare is scientifically formulated to restore and strengthen the skin barrier for healthier, younger-looking skin. Our targeted treatments are powerful, yet safe preparations which act to correct and treat your specific skin needs and concerns.