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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 51.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the way my skin looks after I use it Love the way my skin looks after I use it. I use the blue astringent first let my face dry, then I use the iris extract it gives me a nice glow then I moisturize
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product This essence is very nice. It's not sticky or heavy. Smells good. It has a watery texture that goes on easily. I apply a salicylic toner first then the essence and follow up with a moisturizer. I have yet to see a noticeable difference in fine lines but I believe it has helped in smoothing out texture. I have combination skin and always worry about breaking out with new products. I have had no reactions to this whatsoever and have been using this for several weeks. A little goes a long way and I am pleased that this bottle will last me awhile. Bottom line is that it just feels so darn good. It is a real treat in my skincare routine.
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely The favourite part of my skincare routine! makes your skin look and feel so fresh.. lasts a very long time
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best kept secret I’ve used Kiehl’s for a long time and never knew about this product. I read about it on a blog as Kiehl’s best kept secret and figured I’d give it a whirl. It was described as being the key to unlocking the power of your Kiehl’s products and I couldn’t agree more. By adding this to my skincare routine, my skin is consistent and balanced. It feels like it keeps my products from separating from my skin—and I don’t know if that makes sense to anyone else—but my skin tends to naturally “push” products off of it by about 3pm. But now that my skin is holding onto my serums, oils and moisturizers, I’m seeing my Kiehl’s routine work even better and my skin has stayed consistent throughout the day, not turning into a shiny mess by mid afternoon. Side note for using the Iris Extract: the woman in the store told me to apply it by using a cotton ball and I’m sorry but I have to disagree. I highly recommend just putting a bit of the solution on clean hands and patting onto freshly washed skin. Using a cotton ball wastes a lot of product and can also be a little more harsh on your skin than patting with the palms of your hands. Highly recommend using this product!
Date published: 2019-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leaves skin feeling lovely! I have dry skin and some texture from spots, but this helped immediately, and left my skin feeling beautifully soft and hydrated! I only use 2-3 drops to cover a whole face so this product will last a long while!
Date published: 2019-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER! Hi! Truly I am not fond of writing reviews. BUT this time I have to pay my personal respect to creators of this magical essence. It makes my skin glow! You can put it under any cream, mask, face oil and it will sort of boost its performance. This essence brings smoothness, radiance to my skin and it also evens my skin tone. I recommended it so many times and I had so many "thanks") The deluxe sample is pretty big, you can use it for about 2 weeks and Kiehl's often has it as an offer to your order. So, do try it!
Date published: 2018-12-03
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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

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
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