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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 4.5 out of 5 by 57.
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Totally Disappointed.... I honestly have no idea how this product got rated 5 stars by anyone. I am a loyal Kiehls customer but I have to say, this is by far the worst skincare product I have ever bought by any company. I have been using this for two months now and not only don't I see any difference whatsoever, I feel like it is actually drying out my skin. I have normal to dry skin and am 49 years old if that helps anyone else looking to buy this product. I have been using it twice a day as directed and although it goes a long way and the bottle is still practically full, it was a total waste of money. I am very disappointed since it sounded like a great product based on the description but my recommendation is to save your money and buy something else. This is a definite swing and a miss by Kiehls.
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest essence ever I got a sample of Iris Extract Activating Essence Treatment , I have been suing it for the days until now. I can see the results that make my skin feeling better, brighter,firmer,less oily,less greasy. I love it, I gonna buy a full size for sure.
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY nice I was drawn to this product, but did not really know what I would use it for. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise, being that I have aging skincare concerns. This essence is SO luxe! I love how it us recommended to be applied, as I had never thought to dab liquid in my palm and apply. I REALLY love the way my my skin feels afterwards. It is a treat for me to apply my Kiehl's products before bedtime.
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I bought this 3 weeks ago, I use 3-4 drops every morning before my make up and every evening before kiehls midnight serum. I love this product! Im sure I buy this again when I finish this bottle!
Date published: 2019-03-21
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Fragrance?

I'm super allergic to certain fragrances and essential oils. The worst being rose. Does the fragrance formula contain any rose?
Asked by: PeachyHans
Hi there! Thank you for your interest is our Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence. Information regarding the source of an ingredient proprietary. Ingredients used in our products can be derived from various sources, both organic and synthetic. The ingredients we use are selected because of their record of safety for use by the consumer.
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2019-07-16

Does this exfoliate?

I’m wondering if I should use this after my chemically exfoliating toner in the morning. Does this replace an exfoliating toner? I want daily gentle exfoliation but I don’t want to do anything too harsh. I have combination/ rosacea prone skin. Thank you!
Asked by: Dora

What is the alternative to apply this? i get bad flare ups on my fingers due to eczema.

Face reacts well...only my fingers react poorly to the essence
Asked by: CTLH

Can I use this if I'm 17 years old ?

Asked by: Xavier
Sure you can use this product...it will be fine for anyone.
Answered by: jill tull
Date published: 2018-01-31

My cheeks become red and look irritated after I've used the iris extract essence- is it worth using it on the rest of my face ( no redness or irritation there)?

Asked by: Fiona
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