Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A moisturizing face oil that visibly restores skin while you sleep.

Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 811.
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Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil

Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil

A moisturizing face oil that visibly restores skin while you sleep.

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What It Is

Formulated with Lavender Essential Oil and Evening Primrose Oil, our beloved moisturizing face oil helps restore skin overnight for radiant, younger-looking 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

How to Use

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

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, moisturizing face oil works with skin’s nocturnal functions to help restore and replenish skin.


Future Made Better

True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation

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This is probably my favorite Kiehl's product. I use it every night, and I wake up with glowing skin
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth it I watched a ton of videos and researched blogs and reviews and I had high hopes for this product because its a fan-favorite. It smells delicious, and works as a dry oil. Its light weight and can be pressed into the skin nicely. Absorption: when I touch my face a few hours after applying I find that the oil comes off onto my finger rather than being absorbed fully. I have dry skin so I need a product my skin will drink up. This oil is sitting on top rather than absorbing. After using nightly for a month there has been no improvement to my skin. I wanted to love this product but it didnt work for me. I have dry / dehydrated skin - Im 25, i have non problematic skin.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If the Harry Potter franchise were a facial oil This stuff is magic, and I don’t know why. I can’t even pinpoint what it does. I study math all day until I reach a zombified state, at which point my skin looks dull, and I swear it radiates a gray-ish hue. But then I put this on at night, as the last step in my 45 (but really like 5) step regimen before my moisturizer and I somehow wake up looking like a well to do Korean woman. The oil penetrates deep into your skin's surface, and then the tiny oil molecules go all Julian Michaels on your skin cells. It smells like your mother's pillow.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works wonder This serum helps fix my problems. Before using Midnight Recovery Concentrate my skin was: tired, uneven color, big pores, dull skin with acne scars. After diligently applying it every single night for one month, I can clearly see my skin becomes: healthier with smaller pores, less noticeable lines (between my eyebrows), less noticeable acne scars, no more red skin around my nose and chin, less dark spot by over exposure to sun shine and..... glowy. I receive many-many compliments from my friends about the changes on my skin and I happily share my secret plus share my samples with them. My only complain is the cap/ the top of the pipette sometimes stuck so I can't get the liquid. All in all, I highly recommend the product.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in my collection! I am half Japanese & have combination skin. I juice daily because I believe (for myself at least) it is a big part to keep my skin healthy. I've put more money into skincare than I would like to admit.. from organic no-name brands to the big pricey name brands. THIS IS AMAZING. Everyone said this makes your skin glow.. I was amazed to find it true. My skin looks like its been bathing in the best nutrients. I'm also pregnant so my face has been wreaking havoc. Didn't dry me out, didn't make me more oily.. it simply balanced & enhanced. It also absorbed well. I've already made an order for more of Kiehl's products!
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Stuff! This product is amazing!!! I know it sounds a little cliche, but I really mean it. I have used so many different product for my skin its kinda hard to stick to just one because none of them really worked. This product however, will be in my skin care regime for a long time. This oil works wonders on your skin, as soon as I started using it I noticed a difference in my skin. I have oily to combination skin with very problematic areas, but this stuff did not break me out, and my skin looked refreshed, clearer, plumped, and very soft. This is a must in your skin care, its amazing you will see result right away and I highly recommend. I cant wait to see the long term effects of this product on my skin.
Date published: 2011-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! OK, I'm 52 years old and for years I've been guilty of going to bed with makeup on, smoking and not really taking good care of my skin. I've tried lots of different product lines, spent lots of money and never really seen any results. After recently switching all my skin care products to Kiehl's, I think I've found my life long skin care line. The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is so soothing, smells great and my skin looks so much better, fine lines are smoothing out and my skin texture is so much softer. A little pricey, but worth every penny!!
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright, Young Looking Skin & Multipurpose Healing Serum I have been using face products since I was 13. I started using Kiehl's 6 months ago and the difference in my skin is unbelievable. Midnight recovery serum is the main reason why. It makes your skin tighter, brighter and more even after only a few days of use. The bottle lasts forever since you don't use much which makes it a great value and the smell and texture are excellent. Bonus feature - I burnt my arm and started using this on it immediately and the burn healed right away and left no scar. This is great for any kind of healing and has helped reduce old lines and scars (knees, hands, etc.). Love this product - don't ever discontinue it please!!!
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Kiehl's Product! I'm a big fan of serums and specialty products. I've tried many and this one by far is the BEST. It might feel oily when first applied, but it soaks right in, leaving the skin feeling hydrated and looking smooth and luminous. I noticed the results immediately. I layer it on top of the Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate and seal it in with Rosa Arctica. The combination of the three has made my skin look amazing! You only need about 3 drops for the entire face and neck. Therefore, it is a great value.
Date published: 2012-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best For Tired Skin Over 60 My husband had a bottle of this wonderful Elixir from a gift set. I started using it after reading and researching about it. I used it every night and morning because I have very dry skin. I could not believe my skin texture after four months of use. Now I only use at night. It only takes a drop or two. My skin is so much healthier looking and restored back to a youthful appearance again. Thank you Kiehls I was thinking of injections , ouch! You save me lots of money and pain. I just added Rosa Arctica ,OMG what a product. I think I found the fountain of youth....!!!
Date published: 2012-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this product! This product works really well to soften skin and repair. I'm 35 with normal to oily skin battling the occasional breakout and increasing fine lines with an obsession for skin care products. After using this product skin just glows sooo healthy. Fine lines seem less noticeable. After night use and a morning wash, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate doesn't contribute to day time shine or excess oil production, so I think it's fine for people with oily skin, though it will take some getting used to. A light oil seems counter-intuitive, but I really like this and will continue to use it. Also, the smell is lavendery-herbal comforting goodness.
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from soft, supple skin I have combo skin so at first I was afraid of this being an oil, but it absorbs beautifully and does not cause my combo skin any problems. I use about 4 drops. I use this 3 to 4 times a week and use Rosa Artica on the other nights. This seems to help keep my upper 40s skin soft and supple (when I wake up after using this, my skin feels soft). It has a very light lavender scent but I find that nice and relaxing before bed. This bottle lasts a long time (I'm still on my first one after about ten months). I had received the sample of this and then was pleased enough that I bought a bottle.
Date published: 2012-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is amazing!! I have been using this for 5 days and already see the results. It was offered in a gift package I received at Christmas and I finally decided to give it a try. It transformed my skin overnight. Yesterday I received three separate compliments on my skin. When a clerk I see every week said, " Your face looks so pretty today", I knew the results were not in my head. I pat it into my skin…do not rub in. My boyfriend calls it a "truth serum"… because it shows my true beauty. I'm 51 years old and have tried many products in my life. This is tops.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I have tried so many night creams and many don’t work! I was skeptical at first as I am not a fan of putting oil on my face, but I had read some of the reviews and thought I would give it a try. I tried it during the very cold and dry winter we have been having, and one of the first things I noticed in the morning when I woke up is how soft my skin felt, not dry at all. I have been using it for three weeks now and am starting to see a difference in my overall complexion. Will definitely need to buy my next bottle. Not inexpensive, but certainly worth it!
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasantly surprised I have acne/combination skin, and was at first concerned. I have previously tried very expensive, and slightly cheaper products than Kiehl's. I purchased the Avocado eye cream (another excellent hit) and was given this as a sample. After first use, I woke up with my skin looking slightly glowing, and revitalized. When I used it, it did not make my skin look oily (unless you overuse the product) I have used it for 4 nights and so far it has not irritated my acne, but made my skin look better. The scent is very slight and fresh. Looking forward to finishing the bottle.
Date published: 2010-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Stuff EVER! At first I was kind of hesitant to rub oil on my face before bed for fear that I would wake up in the morning with a puddle of grease for a face. Not the case at all! After a couple of nights of using this my face felt smoother and was visably smoother. I had never heard of Kiehls until I saw a pic of Midnight Recovery Concentrate on Instagram along with a rave review from the poster. I started researching Kiehls and ordered this product first. Now it's my "crack" and Im hooked. Ive tried multiple products over the years that never worked as well as the claims. So far EVERYTHING ive purchased or sampled has worked great on my skin!
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get glowing skin! I love this oil. It's very lightweight, smells wonderful, and delivers results. I have been using it for about a month now and my skin is so much more luminous than it was before. I find that it helps with controlling oil as well, which is a major plus. As far as the application process, I squeeze the dropper directly onto different areas of my face and then blend. I'm not concerned with bacteria transferring into the bottle because I thoroughly clean my face beforehand. It's MUCH easier applying it this way than trying to put the dropper back in the bottle while the oil is running through your fingers and down the back of your hand.
Date published: 2012-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Midnight Secret Potion! When I was sold this I thought it was a bit gimmicky but like many mid-30 something gals, I will buy a gimmick! This is more than a gimmick ... it is a magical ingredient. Simply put, a few drops in the evening make for a lovely morning glow. Truthfully, it's just a few drops. So a bottle lasts for some time. And the deluxe travel size is such a gift from Kiehl's as you can just refill it. The thing I love the most about this product though is its fragrance. It is divine. I hope and pray Kiehl's comes out with a similar product for hair. Do you hear me, Kiehl's? MAKE A SIMILAR HAIR PRODUCT! My dry, curly hair needs it!
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Grail This is the best purchase I have made from Kiehl's. This product makes my skin bright and has completely changed the way my skin looks. Previously, if I were to get a blemish, it would take weeks for my skin to recover from the scar a pimple would leave and would become extremely red, irritated and flaky. Now after using this product, my skin handles blemishes completely differently. They do not swell and recover almost immediately. My skin tone is even and I feel much more confident in my skin. I love this product and would recommend to anyone. The price is definitely worth it.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This should be required by law for every one to use This stuff is amazing. You can see a difference with in a matter of a week. It smells great, feels great, makes your skin great. I have nothing but good things to say about this. It doesn't make you feel oily at all. I use this under my rare earth and love love love love it! Did I mention I love it!!!!!! It is so good you want to share it with every one..... well share the word about it but not the product lol. If you have not tried this you should and you wont regret it. This is on my top NEEEEEED Products I will not go with out....... not even one night with out it!!!
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for aging skin Since the first time I purchased, I have loved it. I used it when riding motorcycle last summer to improve sun damages. During the winter, it reduces the aging caused by forced air heat in cold climates. On airplanes, it keeps the skin moisturized. In tropical climates, it reduces the chapped feeling I get from the waterfront breezes. Since starting to use it a year ago, I have been in 9 countries in multiple locations and it has been a blessing. Also, I have not had any acne breakouts, even traveling around the world.
Date published: 2013-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from only day 2 and I'm already in love! This serum is truly amazing! Last night was only the second night I've used it and my skin already looks refreshed and rejuvenated! Sorry, Sephora, I'm ditching you and going straight to Kiehl's for all my face and bath needs! I've tried several other serums and this is simply the best! The scent is light and delightful and is not greasy! My skin feels soft and is starting to even out, and it's only day 2!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Totally worth every penny. It doesn't take much to see a difference and I know my bottle will last a long time. Obsessed. I'm a fan of this product for life and I'm telling all my friends!
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly healing! Due to hormones and a recent illness, my normally combination skin had been exceptionally dry and dull. I've tried expensive creams, scrubs, and even facials to disappointing results. I received a sample of the Midnight Recovery elixir and was amazed by the results by the next morning and the changes have only become more evident since. My skin has not looked this good since I was in my early 20s. The rough patches that were forming on my cheeks are gone, my pores (which are the bane of my existence) seem reduced, my skin feels supple, and my skin tone has evened out reducing my need for makeup. I have yet to see how this product will work for me in warmer weather when my skin tends to be oilier but I'm guessing from reading other reviews, this won't be a problem.
Date published: 2011-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best unexpected purchase ever I was looking for a night cream but the sales associate suggested this instead. I don't really have any acne but after a long day, my skin gets a little oily. Every night that I've been using this serum, my skin looks so refreshed and moisturized the next morning! I've been using about 4-5 drops every night for about 2 months now and there is still 1/3 of the bottle left. The application itself is pretty oily but it has NEVER clogged my pores or caused any breakouts; if anything it does the exact opposite and clears my face overnight! Magical.
Date published: 2012-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dreaming of Lavender Fields Wow! This product smells so amazing, I love sleeping with this serum on my face because the lavender oil is very soothing. Besides the heavenly smell, the product is also highly effective. My evening routine will not be the same without this product. It also goes really well with the Ultra Facial Cream. As soon as I wake up and look in the mirror, I am amazed at how healthy my skin looks. It is pretty pricey but the results justify the cost (although, I think we can all agree consumers would be happier if this product was slightly cheaper). The only thing I would change about this product is the packaging. I still have a decent amount of serum in my first bottle because the applicator can't reach it. I had to use a small funnel to transfer it over.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beats my expensive products - hands down! I have tried everything, serums, creams, etc. I am 62 and have tried to always take care of my skin, but sun damage, scars from two accidents and large pores had started popping up, along with sun damage spots from my not so careful youth. After spending up to and ovet $100 to make my skin look as good as possible with minimal success, I found this product and can not say how nice my skin has responded. I have a finer texture, smaller looking pores, and a glow that radiates healthy younger skin. Other than grinning like a fool and jumping up and down, I though this an excellent place to tout this product. My three daughters are all getting this as part of their Christmas present. If I can look this good this fast in my 60's - I can't wait to see what it does for their 40 year old skins. I was going to use my other products to finsih them off, but may give them to my neighbor.
Date published: 2010-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What Started Me To Keep Buying and Try Other Kiehl's Products Last Christmas, I was looking to buy gifts for my staff so I went in a Kiehl's store. I bought one of the gift boxes and out of the whim, I decided to buy a bag that had the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and some other products. And the rest is history. This serum is so amazing. I didn't realize how parched my skin was. I do not have the greatest skin after being on earth for over 55 years. But MDR together with the Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, Hydro Plumping ReStructuring Serum, Powerful Lifting & Pore Tightening Concentrate and Super Multi Corrective Cream, my skin has smoothened, lines lighter and pores minimized. I know that as I decide which products I will continuously use, I will surely keep MDR in my layering.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful product! I am not sure if it is the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, the Super Multi-Corrective Cream or the combined use of each (@ night & in morning, respectively) but in just a few days of use, I was thrilled to discover some (previously) chronic dry patches were gone. It has been several weeks of daily use & no return of the dry spots!! I re-ordered one of each before my second week of use, to make sure I did not run out. Wonderful product! P.S. know you can't please everyone, but I LIKE the blue, glass bottle.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To my surprise I was back and forth about trying this product. I have SUPER oily skin and, of course, tend to wake up every morning with a brand new zit, which continues to grow into a huge member of zit collection on my face. So if I get a regimen that tames my acne, I'll stay royal with it even though the acne never actually disappears completely. Now inn my early 30's, aging skin gets thrown into the mix. Sigh... Thanks to the previous review here and her useful information, I told myself I'd try this once, give it a week to decide. To my surprise ... for a week now I have not seen a new zit yet... (for someone like me, this his huge.) Not even a tiny one. Not only that, the existing acne spots are fading quickly. Fresh skin I've always hope for. I use a few drops of this and skip my usual moisturizer. I love waking up in the morning and see how much my skin improves. Thank goodness for this wonderful product.
Date published: 2011-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You should definitely try it, but don't necessary purchase the biggest size. Yes, it's as amazing as the advertisement said. But i suggest beauties buy the proper size like 1 oz. Coz i bought the 1.7 oz and ... haven't finished yet. Just feel tired because i wanna try some other products. Each night i put this on my face and massage gently, my cheek would turn red and that's not sensitively red, it is absolutely healthy look. It's hard to specifically describe what the function is, but that's magical i assure that you feel more confident next day. In winter, after this one,i would put the ultra facial cream. To some extent, it would even help you with you breakout or acne.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this oil I know this product is supposed to be used at night, hence the name. But I use it religiously every morning after cleansing & toning. I have to use more than the recommended number of drops, as I have extremely dry skin & before I can transfer it from my palms to my fingertips to apply, it has soaked into my skin. That's how quickly it penetrates. My skin has become so very soft and luminous with continued use, so I wouldn't be without it. By the way, I am 75 years old. Thanks, Kiehl's, for making this product available.
Date published: 2014-05-25
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