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Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence

An anti-aging facial essence formulated to reactivate skin’s youthful appearance.

Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence

An anti-aging facial essence formulated to reactivate skin’s youthful appearance.

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This unique facial essence is an essential “first step” anti-aging treatment to help smooth skin texture, reduce fine lines and boost radiance. Enhance your routine with our efficacious skin essence to hydrate, exfoliate and prepare skin.
  • Hydrates skin while helping to smooth fine lines and improve texture
  • Helps activate skin’s exfoliation process for a smoother, more radiant appearance
  • Prepares and primes skin as a “first step” in an anti-aging skincare routine
  • Infused with Iris Florentina Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, and Lipo Hydroxy Acid (LHA)
  • Visibly improves the appearance of fine lines, dullness and rough skin texture over time
  • For all skin types
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How to Apply Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence
  • After cleansing, pour a few drops into the palm of hand
  • Gently press facial essence onto cheeks, forehead and chin areas
  • Apply before your usual skincare routine to help prime skin for serums and concentrates
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Can be used morning and night
Key Ingredients
Lipo Hydroxy Acid

Lipo Hydroxy Acid

Lipo Hydroxy Acid is a salicylic acid derivative that is known to help exfoliate skin. Within our formulas, this ingredient activates skin’s natural exfoliation process to help remove dull skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate

The sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate is known to be a moisturizing agent, viscosifier and emulsifier. Within our formulas, Sodium Hyaluronate helps hydrate, replenish and refine skin texture.

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This unique facial essence is an essential “first step” anti-aging treatment to help smooth skin texture, reduce fine lines and boost radiance. Enhance your routine with our efficacious skin essence to hydrate, exfoliate and prepare skin.
  • Hydrates skin while helping to smooth fine lines and improve texture
  • Helps activate skin’s exfoliation process for a smoother, more radiant appearance
  • Prepares and primes skin as a “first step” in an anti-aging skincare routine
  • Infused with Iris Florentina Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, and Lipo Hydroxy Acid (LHA)
  • Visibly improves the appearance of fine lines, dullness and rough skin texture over time
  • For all skin types
Print
How to Apply Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence
  • After cleansing, pour a few drops into the palm of hand
  • Gently press facial essence onto cheeks, forehead and chin areas
  • Apply before your usual skincare routine to help prime skin for serums and concentrates
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Can be used morning and night
Print
Lipo Hydroxy Acid

Lipo Hydroxy Acid

Lipo Hydroxy Acid is a salicylic acid derivative that is known to help exfoliate skin. Within our formulas, this ingredient activates skin’s natural exfoliation process to help remove dull skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate

The sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate is known to be a moisturizing agent, viscosifier and emulsifier. Within our formulas, Sodium Hyaluronate helps hydrate, replenish and refine skin texture.

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Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 68.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horrible for oily skin My skin looks so greasy! Can't believe I was recommended this in-store in Selfridges and she was unawre that this is not the best for oily skin.Waste of money and my skin looks even worse
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I got this product because I kept getting these tiny bumps along my forehead that I could only get rid of if I scrubbed extremely hard which wasn’t a good way to do it. The lady in the store recommended this as it helps reduce these bumps. I’m 22 and look about 12 so definitely didn’t need it for anti-aging, but I have to say, it gives me the most gorgeous glow and three drops of this stuff covers my whole face, so will last ages.
Date published: 2019-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anyone over 40... our little miracle! I purchased this product a little over a month ago & wow what a difference in my skin. First of all, I am a sun worshiper. All summer long, by the pool, at the beach & outdoors. No amount or number of spf can save my face from exposure. I use spf religiously ok, but I am 52 years old. I am pre menopausal. Over the past few years, I have noticed significant changes in my skin texture, tone as well as hyperpigmentation that I never had before. Having come from a career background of high end retail, I have tried just about everything. Reviews on here are not allowed to use priceS of products, but I have used the finest available to give comparison. That said, -I had to write this review: I walked into the Dallas Highland Park Village store a little over a month ago to visit my daughter Daphne. I have always used Kiehls body products but lean towards the higher end of luxury products for my face. However, -my daughter Daphne and coworker Nanette convinced me to try some of the Kiehls essence & serums on the spot. Daphne told me the beautiful stories regarding the apothecary, the natural ingredients with detail to science which thoroughly impressed me! I Purchased the essence that day and began using day/night with my regular regime. As a teen I had problematic skin, but as an adult I had pretty amazing skin until a few years ago. I have to say that the essence is Such a wonderful product and great addition to any skincare regimen. And bonus,! at an unbelievably great price point. So now, A little over a month later, my skin is baby smooth, more even in tone and the hyperpigmentation is MUCH less visible. Overall, my skin looks incredibly smooth and radiant. This product is a Little miracle worker. Thank you Kiehls!
Date published: 2019-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from from a sample - love this iris extract product Leaves the skin feeling good and hydrated and smells lovely too. I think I'll just have to add it to my next Kiehl's order!
Date published: 2019-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A staple element in my skin care I have been using this for about a year. A really lovely product to use after cleansing and before any serum or moisturiser. Lightly absorbed and I feel my skin is brighter.
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product I didn't know I couldn't live without I've always been doubtful of the necessity of essences, but this is now arguably my favourite part of my skincare routine. I had small bumps on the sides of my face that have evened out, and occasional patches of dryness/roughness/sensitivity that have disappeared since I started using this essence. It also lasts me several months even if I use it twice daily.
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for oily skin This product isn't for me. It made my skin even more oily than it already is.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product! I gave this a try on a whim and I am completely in love with it. It feels like a luxurious moisture layer that seals itself in. It’s the first step in my skincare routine. My fine lines are much less noticeable, and my skin looks healthier and has a nice glow to it. It’s like a power punch of hydration for my skin. I’m 47 and work outside for a living - even on the hottest days, I don’t sweat this stuff off.
Date published: 2019-07-13
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When to use it?

Please advise when to use this product in my daily routine. Day routine : toner - dark spot serum - hydro plumping retexturizing serum - ultra face cream - sunblock. Night routine : toner - powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate - ultra face cream- face oil.
Asked by: ctintje
Hello there! Thank you for requiring about Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence. For best application we suggest after cleansing, pour a few drops into the palm of hand. Gently press facial essence onto cheeks, forehead and chin areas. Apply before your usual skincare routine to help prime skin for serums and concentrates. For your day routine we suggest to apply before Dark Spot Serum. For you night routine we suggest to apply before Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate. We hope you continue to have great success with our products!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-03-19

Does this product contain alcohol ? ALCOHOL DENAT. Is one of the ingredient. What is it?

Asked by: Lilh
Hey There! Thank you for sharing your interest in our Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence. We suggest checking the ingredient list on the product page under 'Key Ingredients > See Full List'. We hope this information helps!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-03-12

Can I use the ultra facial toner after applying Iris Extract?

I had brought this product but did not know when to use it hence discontinued. I use the ultra facial cleanser then the toner and so on all Kiehl’s products for my day n night routine.
Asked by: Trishna
Hi Trishna, thanks for your inquiry! We suggest using either the Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence OR the Ultra Facial Toner after cleansing.If you would like, you can alternate the products and the days you use them. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with great satisfaction!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-01-24

If I store some of the product in a travel sized container will it lose its effectiveness?

I travel weekly and need a smaller size
Asked by: BethB
Hi there! No the Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence, effectiveness will not change once it is transferred to a different container. We hope this helps!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2019-11-12

At what point in my routine should I use this? Before toner or after toner? Before moisturizer?

Asked by: Ekim
Hi there! Our Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence prepares and primes skin as a “first step” in an anti-aging skincare routine! We suggest using this after cleansing and toning but before applying any serums, concentrates and moisturizers. We hope you love it!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2019-10-03
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