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Midnight Recovery Face Oil

A nighttime facial oil that visibly restores the appearance of skin.

Midnight Recovery Face Oil

A nighttime facial oil that visibly restores the appearance of skin.

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This top-rated facial oil is formulated with ingredients like Lavender Essential Oil and Evening Primrose Oil and helps replenish skin for a visibly smoother, more radiant appearance.

  • Visibly restores skin overnight for more radiant skin by morning
  • Improves firmness and visibly smoothes skin’s appearance
  • Formulated with a blend of essential oils and distilled botanicals including Lavender Essential Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Squalane
  • A customer favorite
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How to Apply Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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Layer over Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate for optimal anti-aging and healthier skin benefits.


How to Use Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Key Ingredients
Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil is extracted from the ripe seeds of the Evening Primrose, a flowering plant that blooms every other year. Frequently used in herbal remedies, Evening Primrose Oil is known to help maintain skin hydration and elasticity.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil is an aromatic oil known for its soothing properties. In our formulas, we use Lavender Essential Oil that is steam distilled.

Squalane

Squalane

A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a highly-refined botanical lipid derived from olives. With an exceptional affinity to skin, Squalane absorbs easily and is known to help replenish skin’s barrier keeping it soft, supple and moisturized.

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This top-rated facial oil is formulated with ingredients like Lavender Essential Oil and Evening Primrose Oil and helps replenish skin for a visibly smoother, more radiant appearance.

  • Visibly restores skin overnight for more radiant skin by morning
  • Improves firmness and visibly smoothes skin’s appearance
  • Formulated with a blend of essential oils and distilled botanicals including Lavender Essential Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Squalane
  • A customer favorite
Print
How to Apply Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl’s Insider Tip

Layer over Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate for optimal anti-aging and healthier skin benefits.


How to Use Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Print
Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil is extracted from the ripe seeds of the Evening Primrose, a flowering plant that blooms every other year. Frequently used in herbal remedies, Evening Primrose Oil is known to help maintain skin hydration and elasticity.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil is an aromatic oil known for its soothing properties. In our formulas, we use Lavender Essential Oil that is steam distilled.

Squalane

Squalane

A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a highly-refined botanical lipid derived from olives. With an exceptional affinity to skin, Squalane absorbs easily and is known to help replenish skin’s barrier keeping it soft, supple and moisturized.

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what it is

Our top-rated night facial oil is formulated with distilled botanicals including Lavender Essential Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Squalane. In just one night, our top-rated facial oil helps replenish skin for visibly smoother, more radiant skin by morning.

what it’s good for

  • Visibly reduces fine lines, refines skin’s texture and boosts radiance in just one night
  • Helps smooth and firm skin’s appearance
  • Boosts essential moisture to help restore the appearance of tired-looking skin
  • Replenishes skin at night when it is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors
  • Absorbs easily with a lightweight texture
  • Leaves skin soft, supple and hydrated

key ingredients

Key Ingredients

Lavender Essential Oil

Steam-distilled from Lavender, an adaptogen in the mint family, Lavender Essential Oil is known for its soothing and calming properties. With a luxurious, calming aroma, Lavender Essential Oil is often used to relax the senses in preparation for sleep.

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil is extracted from the ripe seeds of the Evening Primrose, a flowering plant that blooms every other year. Frequently used in herbal remedies, Evening Primrose Oil is known to help maintain skin hydration and elasticity.

Squalane

A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a highly-refined botanical lipid derived from olives. With an exceptional affinity to skin, Squalane absorbs easily and is known to help replenish skin’s barrier keeping it soft, supple and moisturized.

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how to apply

  • After cleansing skin, apply 2-3 drops of night facial oil into hands
  • Gently press fingertips to cheeks, forehead and chin to evenly distribute before massaging into skin
  • Can be worn alone or under a moisturizer
  • Complete your nighttime skincare routine with our Midnight Recovery Collection, including our makeup-removing cleansing oil and eye cream for dark circles

did you know?

Skin repairs itself nightly from daily aggressors that can cause premature aging. At night, when skin is most receptive to repair, our aromatic, indulgent night facial oil works with skin’s nocturnal functions to help restore and replenish skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this product contain any nut oils?

The formula contains an ingredient derived from coconuts. According to the FDA, coconuts are considered tree nuts although they are not typically restricted in diets of people with tree nut allergies.

Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

While every ingredient we use in our products is evaluated for safety, we do not specifically test our products on women who are pregnant or nursing. Kiehl’s ensures there is a substantial information supporting the safety of our products when used as directed by consumers. However, as there could be certain ingredients that physicians may not recommend for use during pregnancy and nursing, we always recommend that you discuss this with your physician and follow their advice.

Can this product be used for someone with oily or combination skin?

Yes, as it can be quite helpful in rebalancing the natural oils of an oilier skin type, as these skin types are often dehydrated or stripped of their natural oils when using strong acne products. The skin in these cases reacts by over-producing natural sebum, resulting in an even oilier surface and/or continued breakout. The application of our Midnight Recovery Concentrate a few times a week in these cases could help prevent this kind of imbalance "over adjustment" from happening. The formula is non-comedogenic/ non-acnegenic. This means it has been demonstrated not to clog pores.

Can face oil replace moisturizer?

No, because they each deliver different results. A moisturizer hydrates skin, helps strengthen the moisture barrier and locks in the powerful benefits of a concentrated serum and a face oil like, Midnight Recovery Concentrate. We recommend using any of our Kiehl’s face moisturizer on top of this product, to enhance or address any additional concerns.

Do I put Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate before or after Midnight Recovery Concentrate?

For layering, it is best to treat Midnight Recovery Concentrate as the "moisturizer" step, which means that we should recommend that it be applied on top of a serum or a Dermatologist Solutions treatment product, like Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate.

What is a botanical oils vs. essential oil?

Midnight Recovery Concentrate is formulated with both Botanical and Essential oils. Botanical oils are oils obtained from plants that are fatty, dense and non-volatile, such as olive and sweet almond oil. Such plants contain a significant amount of proteins, vitamins and skin compatible lipids like squalane. Botanical oils strengthen the skin barrier, to prevent skin from water loss and diminish penetration of environmental aggressors, while essential oils protect the skin from oxidative and environmental stress. An essential oil is a concentrated liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants, which are called aromatic herbs or aromatic plants. The term "essential" indicates that the oil carries the distinctive scent (essence) of the plant. Most commonly, the essence is extracted from the plant using a technique called steam distillation. Naturally cultivated and steam-distilled, these pure oils are extracted from natural sources.

What are the benefits of the main botanical oils and the main essential oils in Midnight Recovery Concentrate?

Squalane helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple. Evening Primrose Oil is known to help maintain skin hydration and elasticity. Sunflower oil is a good source of essential fatty acids, this oil adds a protective barrier and helps the skin to retain moisture and resist infection. Lavender Oil helps to stimulate skin’s repair functions and improve skin tone creating a brighter more radiant look. Rosemary Essential Oil helps to retain moisture, improve and brighten skin tone and relax the muscles. Geranium Essential Oil helps to detoxify and enhance circulation while balancing the skin’s oil production. Rose Essential Oil helps to improve skin-tone and to soften and condition the skin while combatting environmental damage and helps to replenish skin oils.

What is the difference between Squalane and Squalene and where does Squalene come from?

They are very close to each other in molecular structure as well as in benefits (they both help improve and protect the skin’s natural lipid barrier – and they both are also naturally appropriate for sensitive skin), and the skin does produce both of them naturally in its sebum. Squalene also provides natural antioxidant benefits. However, Squalene cannot be re-produced outside of the skin, whereas Squalane IS naturally produced outside.

Can it be safely used in the day time? Is there a specific ingredient within the product that can only be used at night?

Midnight Recovery Concentrate may also be used during the day, if desired. Although, it is more ideal for use at nighttime, as we formulated it to help the skin work more effectively during its nightly repairing functions (in the day time, more protective functions are needed). And no, there is no specific ingredient that makes it only useable at night.

Does this have any anti-aging benefits?

Yes, it replenishes overnight to smooth skin’s texture, boost radiance and improve fine lines and wrinkles.

Midnight Recovery Face Oil is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1675.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No significant difference after using it for 18 months I've been using this pretty much every night for the past 18 months. I'm sad to say that my dedication to including this into my nightly routine resulted in very little improvement to my skin. When I first started using it, I did like it for leaving my face soft upon application and still somewhat moisturized in the morning. But all the benefits that Kiehls claim that this bottle has, it did not delivery. It just does not do any of what it says. I don't understand it.
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My skin Did not like this I got this product from Nordstrom used it exactly as directed. Within a few days my skin started to break out. I have Really dry skin. I stuck with it for 3 weeks because I know new products sometimes mess with your PH but my skin was not looking any better. So disappointed, I’l this is going back.
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Midnight Recovery Oil This product smells so nice! I really like how it makes my skin feel.
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely oil serum Does what it promises. My skin feels much smoother and calmer in the mornings. My must have.
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only product that controlled my cystic acne. I had really bad cystic acne due to my stress level about 3 years ago. Used a lot of acne related products, changed my diet, cleansed with sterilized towel every night, and still my acne persisted. I first bought this oil in 2017 after hearing Danielle from the Elvis Duran Show boasting about how her face glows from using it one morning. To my surprise, it took away my acne and it keeps my face tamed for the past 3 years. A little goes a long way. So far, I've only used up 2 of the 1.7 oz bottles. Please try this if you have adult acne problems. It might give your face a glow in the morning too!
Date published: 2020-06-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No sense I used this for over 4 months, I didn't feel like it worked, so I tried to order it again, but so far, it didn't really work, so disappoint
Date published: 2020-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite oil! I don’t understand some of the bad reviews because, I’m obsessed with this oil! I love the smell, the texture, and it ALWAYS leaves my skin soft and moisturized. I see the effects immediately after I apply it. One thing I do to make the application smoother is I mix it with my Night cream (similar to a booster for my moisturizer). The mixture goes on really smooth.
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was skeptical of The sample but really loved it I was given a sample but never liked the idea of putting oil on my skin. I love that it’s scents were all natural. Lavender, jasmine, citrons, So nice before bed. The first time used it I just washed it off, it felt so greasy. I had a good feeling about it so I tried it again the next night; you only need a little. It’s greasy at first but in 5 min it’s all absorbed leaving your face feeling healthy and cared for. It didn’t make my pillow all greasy either. The scent is lovey, not strong and all natural. The only way to do it. I’ll definitely will be buying a bottle.
Date published: 2020-06-17
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Do I need to follow up with a moisturizer?

I have Slightly dry skin and looking for a nighttime oil. Just confused if a moisturizer is supposed to be applied after the oil?
Asked by: Happykaren
Hi there happykaren, thanks for reaching out to us. We recommend applying our Midnight Recovery Oil followed by our Ultra Facial Cream. This product is suitable for all skin types and absorbs into the skin easily with an ultra-lightweight texture. Take a look at this product here: http://tinyurl.com/uaaaume. We hope you give this product a try, happykaren!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-06-30

Retinol

Can i use this wiith retinol? If so, when do i apply it?
Asked by: Je27
Hi, thanks for your inquiry! We suggest using the Midnight Recovery Concentrate in the following order for your PM regimen: Cleanser, toner, Retinol, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Moisturizer, Eye Cream. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with amazing results!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-06-16

Can this be used under my eyes?

Asked by: Alyce51
Hi There, thank you for sharing your interest with our Midnight Recovery Face Oil. This product is not suitable for under the eyes. We recommend using our Midnight Recovery Eye. This product is specifically for the under eye and helps restore for a smoother appearance. You can find the product through this link: http://tinyurl.com/y6qm5ln2. We hope this information helps.
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-05-19

Can I put the midnight recovery face oil in the fridge?

Asked by: MandyR
Hi Mandy, thanks for your inquiry! We do not suggest storing the Midnight Recovery Concentrate in the refrigerator. We suggest storing it at normal room temperature and out of the sun. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with great satisfaction!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-06-10

Expiry date

Is there any expiry date to this oil?
Asked by: Pk123
Hi there! Our products are tested to have a 3 year shelf life if it's unopened and stored at normal room temperature. Once the product is opened, it is effective for up to 12 months. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with great results!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-04-29
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