An important first step for a brighter complexion is to implement an effective skincare routine. Over time, natural oil production decreases which can make skin visibly dull and less radiant, so a skincare routine designed to help improve radiance is essential. When selecting products for your radiant skincare routine, choose formulations that help strengthen your skin barrier. A healthy skin barrier is key to achieving radiant-looking skin because it helps retain essential nutrients and repels damaging aggressors, which otherwise would hasten the skin aging process.
Whether your skin is dull, dry, or just in need of a boost, discover Kiehl’s secrets to radiant skin. Below is our recommended skincare routine designed to help you uncover brighter, more radiant-looking skin. Let’s get glowing!
STEP 1: Exfoliate For Brighter, More Radiant-Looking Skin
Gentle exfoliation is an essential step in a radiant skincare routine because it helps stimulate cell turnover on skin’s surface for a more polished, smoother look and feel. Look for cleansers that effectively remove dirt, oil, and environmental pollutants and help improve a dull complexion. Try a brightening face wash formulated with White Birch Extract, Peony Extract, and Pearlstone. This daily exfoliator gently exfoliates and helps purify skin of environmental pollutants for visibly improved clarity while respecting the skin barrier. Apply a small amount of facial cleanser to clean fingertips and gently massage onto face using upward, circular motions, avoiding the immediate eye area. Rinse thoroughly or remove with a damp washcloth.
STEP 2: Reveal More Radiant Skin With A Potent Vitamin C Serum
Topical Vitamin C plays an essential role in skin health by helping to stimulate collagen production. Without the presence of Vitamin C, skin develops deep lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and dullness. Using a powerful serum infused with Vitamin C can help restore radiance and improve skin’s overall appearance. We recommend a potent Vitamin C serum with 12.5% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid. Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate was demonstrated in a clinical study to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and visibly improve skin radiance and texture. Apply serum to cleansed, toned skin all over face twice daily, morning and night, avoiding the eye area. Enjoy the fresh citrus scent as you gently massage the formula into the skin.
STEP 3: Boost Radiance With A Skin-Revitalizing Face Cream
An effective choice for increased radiance is a moisturizing face cream that works to help renew skin and improve resilience. Look for formulas rich in antioxidants and infused with powerful yet gentle skincare ingredients that help strengthen your skin barrier for a healthy, radiant glow!
We recommend a skin-revitalizing cream formulated with New Zealand Manuka Honey and Korean Red Ginseng Root. Manuka Honey, with its strong anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, is known to help increase skin’s recovery process by improving resistance to and from damage. Plus, within our formula, Manuka Honey helps strengthen and protect the skin barrier from oxidative damage such as pollution. Red Ginseng Root is an incredibly powerful botanical that has been used for thousands of years in traditional Asian medicine. It’s formulated to help increase cell turnover rate and improve skin texture, vitality, and glow for youthful radiance.
Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream, with its unique honey-like feel, visibly renews skin for a smooth texture and healthy radiance.
Apply to clean skin, morning and night, avoiding the immediate eye area.
At Night: End The Day With A Restorative Facial Oil
Discover radiant skin by the morning by using an effective serum at night!
Skin focuses on protection during the day and repair at night so an effective nighttime facial oil will work with skin’s natural activity to help the repair process while you sleep. Use a nighttime facial oil with a replenishing elixir of pure essential oils and distilled botanicals to visibly restore the appearance of skin by morning. This natural blend including Squalane, Evening Primrose Oil, and eight essential oils, provides vital nutrients to all skin types, enhancing skin's natural nighttime recovery. Before bed, dispense four drops of Midnight Recovery Concentrate into palm and gently press formula to cheeks, forehead, and chin to distribute. Evenly spread all over face using outward and upward motions.
KIEHL’S TIP: Layer Midnight Recovery Concentrate under our best moisturizer for your skin type before bedtime to wake up to skin that is visibly smoother and more radiant.
We consider ingredients to be naturally derived if they retain more than 50% of their molecular structure after being processed from a natural source
Up To 3x A Week: Boost Radiance With An Energizing Face Mask
To help achieve radiant skin, boost your skincare routine with a brightening face mask!
When added to your skincare routine several times a week, an energizing face mask can help invigorate and brighten skin’s appearance. Our brightening face mask formulated with Turmeric and Cranberry brightens and energizes the look of dull, fatigued skin to restore a healthy-looking, rosy appearance. This energizing mask is formulated with crushed Cranberry Seeds to help gently exfoliate skin for renewed radiance.