Our Favorite Skincare Products To Calm Problem Skin
WHAT IS PROBLEM SKIN?
Problem skin can take many forms but most notably includes susceptibility to redness, irritation, breakouts and sensitivity. Some people are born with problem skin while others develop it from various factors such as sun exposure, pollutants, or side effects of harsh skincare treatments.
Finding the right skincare product for your problem skin starts with understanding the unique needs of your individual skin concern. Depending on your skin concern, Kiehl’s has an effective solution to help calm and rebalance skin while helping to strengthen the skin barrier.
Check out some of our favorite skincare products based on specific skin care concerns to help combat problem skin.
FOR BLEMISH PRONE-SKIN AND REDNESS
For blemish-prone skin it’s important to find a product that helps calm skin while improving the appearance of skin redness* and addressing discomfort. If you have blemish- prone skin, you might think oil-based products are not for you. However, we recommend trying our non-comedogenic facial oil that is specifically formulated for blemish-prone and problem skin. Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate is uniquely formulated with an herbal blend of hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil & oregano. Our cannabis sativa seed oil, at a 60% concentrate, calms and protects from daily stressors harmful to the skin’s natural barrier. Oregano oil helps reduce the appearance of redness and rebalances skin from its skin purifying properties.
Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate can be used morning and night to calm and re-balance blemish-prone, problem and/or oily skin while helping to reduce the appearance of redness after 1-week of use and relieving skin discomfort. With continued use, this herbal concentrate can help re-balance skin. For best results, massage 2-3 drops onto freshly-cleansed skin. Apply after cleanser, toner and serum and before moisturizer.
FOR DRY SKIN
Dry skin is a common condition that occurs when skin loses too much moisture compromising the skin barrier. If your skin is dry, it may seem rough, flaky or dull. When searching for a skin care product to help dry skin, it may help to select one that’s free from alcohol, fragrances, or other chemicals that may be known to be drying to the skin. For a hydrating facial moisturizer, we recommend a 24-hour daily facial moisturizer. Formulated with Squalane, this moisturizer helps to replenish skin hydration by drawing and absorbing moisture from the air. This non-greasy, lightweight moisturizer immediately leaves skin 2.3X more hydrated, even in skin’s driest areas.
KIEHL’S TIP: For an extra boost in balancing skin hydration, massage 2-3 drops of Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate onto freshly-cleansed skin before using Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream.
FOR IRRITATED SKIN
Using a hydrating and soothing face mask could help reduce signs of distress and revitalize skin for a healthy-looking complexion over time. Our Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask is infused with Calendula flower petals and Aloe Vera. Calendula Extract and Calendula Petals are known for their skin soothing properties and Aloe is known to hydrate. Apply a visible layer of this soothing face mask to clean skin and leave on for 5 minutes for a cool burst of hydration!
KIEHL’S TIP: To further help compromised skin, apply a few drops of Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate on freshly-cleansed skin. This soothing facial oil is uniquely formulated for problem skin including skin with visible redness and discomfort.
Acne breakouts occur when the hair follicles under the skin become clogged. The most notable risk factors for acne include hormonal changes, family history, an accumulation of dead skin cells clogging pores, and bacteria.
If you are prone to breakouts, taking proper care of your skin is key. For acne-prone skin, it’s important to gently cleanse daily, avoid the sun, and refrain from touching the affected area, which could further irritate the skin.
To target acne breakouts directly, try adding an acne spot treatment to your skincare routine that’s designed to help clear blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads. Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Spot Treatment is formulated with Salicylic Acid plus Frankincense and Ginger Root to help skin appear clearer and feel more comfortable. Salicylic Acid is a beta-hydroxy acid that helps to refine skin texture and reduce blemishes. After cleansing, cover the entire affected area with a thin layer 1 to 3 times daily.
KIEHL’S TIP: Help blemish-prone skin even more by trying our Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate, uniquely formulated with an herbal blend of hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil & oregano oil. This non-acnegenic formula can be used on problem and blemish-prone skin.
FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Sensitive skin is prone to skin irritations, redness, itching or rashes. Skin sensitivity is often the result of a weakened skin barrier. A weakened skin barrier could appear dry and dull. Keeping your skin barrier hydrated can play a critical role in easing the most prevalent sensitive skin issues. In order for people with sensitive skin to maintain healthy-looking skin, it’s best to avoid products that contain fragrances, harsh soaps or alcohol. Try a mild facial cleanser designed for sensitive skin that’s fragrance-free, alcohol-free, soap-free, and surfactant-free. Dermatologist Solutions™ Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser is a gentle pH-balanced cleanser that removes dirt, oil and impurities from skin’s surface without causing discomfort and strengthens the skin barrier of sensitive skin.
After cleansing with a mild facial cleanser for sensitive skin, moisturize skin with our cica-cream for sensitive skin. This non-comedogenic facial cream helps restore skin’s healthy appearance and helps strengthen the moisture barrier of compromised skin.
KIEHL’S TIP: To calm and rebalance skin try our Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate with an herbal blend of hemp-derived Cannabis, Sativia Seed Oil, and Oregano Oil. For best results, massage 2-3 drops onto freshly-cleansed skin.
*After a 1-week use