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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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Product details
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 4.6 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical First let me start with I'm a Kiehls junkie and my medicine cabinet is full of their products. I received this as deluxe sample a few months back and was using it randomly with other products such as the Midnight Recovery Oil (another LOVE) the Line Reducing Concentrate, Super Multi Corrective Cream or Rosa Artica. Last week I was lazy and just put this on after washing up for the night. The difference in my skin the next morning amazed me. I thought I was losing it. I tried it again that night... incredible the next morning yet again. This is worth every single last penny. You only need a few drops of it. It works miraculously under my foundation - and I always have a problem with moisturizers and primers causing streaks or sliding off my face after a few hours. I am still going on the deluxe sample but will absolutely order the full size of this and pray to the moisturizing gods that Kiehls never stops making this. Hands down made the biggest difference in my skin care regime. My skin looks like it's glowing, it looks hydrated, the tone is even and it is so soft. MIND BLOWN. For reference I'm 43 and spent a lot of time in the sun thanks to military service. My skin is slightly combination with my t zone being the main area of complaint.
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this I was given samples of this and used it morning and night.. I visited my dermatologist and he commented on how fresh my skin looked. It's my favourite product
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So underrated! I found this by watching a Youtube Beauty Guru talk about how much this changed her skin, and I was shocked because I am an avid Kiehls user and never heard about it. I went to Nordstroms and picked up a bottle immediately and fell in love. I use it morning and night. I cleanse my face, tone (AM and PM), go in with this essence, and then continue with my serums and other products. It is watery, and not oily, and makes your skin look healthy and supple. I bought my bottle in February, and still have about 75% left, so it does last a long time. Kiehls needs to advertise this so much more! You see a difference. Please make a travel size version!!
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Kiehl's Product You Didn't Hear About I've been using Kiehl's products for years and only recently started using the Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence, thanks to a deluxe sample I had picked up. I absolutely love it. After I wash my face, I use the Calendula Toner and then gently press the essence onto my skin. It feels refreshing and perfectly primes my skin for my serums. There's a ton of product in the bottle and you only need a few drops with each use. Amazing value! Already one of my all-time favorites from Kiehl's.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Results My sister gave me a sample (generous size) and after a couple of weeks my face was radiant. I love this product and have bought the full size. I cannot recommend this too highly!
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best decision ever! I actually stumbled across this product after browsing through the Kiehl's website. Initially, I was skeptical about this product because of the price. However, after reading the reviews I decided to give it a try and it seriously doesn't disappoint! I'm amazed how hydrated and smooth my face feels! I like the scent of the product, it's very light. Since it's an essence, I use this AFTER applying the Kiehl's Clarity Activating Toner. Really easy to use. I put a drop in my palm, rub my hands together, and then gently pat my face. I've been using it consistently for the last 2 weeks and I've been getting compliments on how radiant my skin looks. Can't wait to see the long term effects on my face!
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential step ! I used to use the Acai products - which became unavailable I believe. I was complaining of his to a friend who bought me this as a replacement. That first bottle lasted me a year used twice a day (or sometimes more if I have a complete revamp to go out.) I am now ordering my third bottle. I have sensitive skin that used to be prone to breakouts but is now much drier with age. I have always looked after my skin but time is inevitably taking its toll here & there ! Like other reviewers, I have (very occasionally) been without this product for a couple of days, thinking it was a little bulky to pack. Big mistake ! I definitely look a bit brighter, fresher & livelier after using it & it does seem to act as an ideal base for other products. I would love to try more Kiehls' products - I recommend them a lot & buy them as presents for the hard to please occasionally - but sadly I cannot afford to spend much on skincare at the moment. Should Kiehls need a tester for the baby-boomers here I am !
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Initially just to try, now Im obsessed Been using this for 9 months now, definitely skin feels a lot smoother. The only downside is how it is twice the price of their other toners. I use this with, midnight recovery oil, ultra facial balm, and avocado eye cream.
Date published: 2017-05-03
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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

If i have calendula toner, irish essensce, daily reviving concentrate, ccds and clearly corective moisturize. What is the best step to use it in the morning? Can i use all them together? Thankyou

Asked by: Ayu Yoniko Christi
Hi fellow costumer, let me help you with that! After taking off your make up or cleaned your face, use Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner as first step to calm and prep your skin, then use Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence to moist and activate your skin, then use Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution because it is a serum and usually very active. After that, use Daily Reviving Concentrate to bright your skin because it is a facial oil and it usually goes after the moisture, then apply Clearly Corrective™ Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment to finish your daily routine.
Answered by: Zexin Zhao
Date published: 2018-01-31

Can you use this with the double strength wrinkle reducer?

Asked by: Anonymous
Absolutely!
Answered by: iamtiffanyny
Date published: 2018-07-01
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