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Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A concentrated facial peel that helps exfoliate for fresh, radiant skin. Fragrance-free

Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 78.
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Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate

Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate

A concentrated facial peel that helps exfoliate for fresh, radiant skin. Fragrance-free

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What It Is

Our potent, yet gentle facial peel effectively exfoliates while you sleep for radiant, glowing skin. This formula is infused with the power of Quinoa Husk Extract and Phytic Acid to help refine and smooth uneven skin texture.

Paraben-free and fragrance-free.

What It’s Good For

  • Helps exfoliate skin overnight to reveal visibly refreshed and radiant skin
  • Demonstrated to help accelerate skin cell turnover in a clinical study*
  • Visibly evens skin tone and refines the feel of rough texture over time**
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety
  • Safe for nightly use on all skin types, including sensitive skin

*Based on instrumental test within surface layers. 

**Results based upon expert grading in a dermatologist-controlled clinical study. 

Key Ingredients

How to Use

  • After cleansing and toning, apply several drops of our facial peel formula to fingertips
  • Press concentrate into face until absorbed
  • Follow with a concentrated serum and your nightly moisturizer
  • For overnight use
  • Discover our other restorative formulas including our hydrating serum and nighttime facial oil to replenish skin

Future Made Better

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
Responsible Formulation
Sustainable Sourcing
Sustainable Sourcing

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I am not one for leaving reviews, but I have to say this product totally changed my skin. I am glowing and with the foundation I am using (which tends to dry my skin out) the overall look is picture perfect. Please note i am using this with the Midnight serum and calendula water cream as part of my night time routine! Totally worth it, get a sample as for me it was an immediate effect! The little tube sample is also enough for 4-5 nights !
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Far So Good Easy to apply. The dropper leaks a little bit so be aware so you don’t lose product. The product doesn’t have a discernible smell. It dries slightly sticky. But not enough to be bothersome. I do not apply moisturizer on top. I moisturize in the am after washing my face. The smooth feel due to texture change is remarkable. Longer term use will be needed to see what it can really do. My face is not dry from using the product and seems to have a brighter appearance.
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing! I've been using this product for about a week, and my skin is looking amazing - clearer, smoother and there's a nice glow I haven't seen in years. I use it every night. Some reviewers have said this product is sticky, and I haven't noticed that at all. I apply it lightly, and then after a few minutes, I follow with the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. It's a winning combo. I highly recommend!
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What I've been searching for I've spent hundreds of dollars trying to find this product. I've only been using it for about a week, but I see a difference every morning. I started dealing with acne for the first time in my late twenties and this has helped with scarring and improving the texture of my skin. I used to use the cannabis sativa oil, which had its pros and cons, but this is definitely my go-to product now.
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the nightly holy grail you’ve been looking for Kiehls has many holy grail products, but this is most definitely worth raving about. I’ve been using it for 3 years and it is by far my favorite night time concentrate. The changes are noticeable overnight, if I have any pimples they will shrink significantly, and the texture of my skin looks great in the morning. I typically apply it right after I wash my face, and I’ll put Kiehls midnight recovery on after, or a moisturizer, just depends on how my face is feeling. The texture is slightly sticky but you will get used to it, quickly pat it all over and then massage it in a little, I can’t recommend it enough!!
Date published: 2020-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best peel for Sensitive Skin Effects: It does wonders for my skin. Anytime my skin is congested or dull, one fortnight of using this helps it become clearer and brighter and smoother. It reduces texture and I find it to help with blackheads and whitehead. My Skin Type: I have combo sensitive skin that is prone to break outs. Tip: I use a mask the next day to further exfoliate and then use a sheet mask to hydrate the skin. Cons: The only con is that its sticky and initially tingles on application, but that goes away. I let it sink into the skin and then go over with a moisturizer. Worth: Its pricey but worth it! Will repurchase!
Date published: 2020-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little goes a long way! So I got some samples of this product and thought nothing about it. (One little packet last for about a week). I won’t lie it’s pretty sticky on the face at first but then you get used to it plus the results are worth it!!! My cousin visited me within that week and couldn’t stop staring at my face in complete awe. She was amazed at how my face was so smooth and had a natural glow. She asked me what I had done and mentioned that I added this serum to my routine. I saw changes until a few weeks later. My skin complex is a mix of oily and dry with slight acne. My skin was smoother and brighter.
Date published: 2020-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didnt think it worked - at first..... So I bought the full size and didn't think it really did anything for me. I left it at my moms and forgot about it. A few months later I was looking at her and I was like "wow, what have you been using on your skin" (she is 62 and has a lot of dark spot and dull skin). She replied that she has only been using the "green" bottle I had left over.. So I bought another bottle for myself, tried it again and I really do see a difference in my skin. Looks more radiant and has helped reduce the dark spots I am beginning to get. The difference it made on my moms skin was so visible. Never seen anything like it work for her.
Date published: 2019-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found something that works for me I love this product. I've tried many other brands, and although I can't really pick out anything wrong with them, none of their products worked as well as this one ***for me***. Even after a few applications, my skin already felt softer, smoother, and more "glowing". I was skeptical at first, because I do share the same sticky feeling that many customers complained about, but honestly it wasn't a big deal for me since I just go to sleep afterwards and then wash it right off in the morning. Admittedly I don't really follow up with another serum or moisturizer, so maybe that can help with the stickiness. I have combination skin and if I pass out on my bed too tired without going through any skincare routine, I wake up with an extremely oil nose and forehead. Even though this product is slightly sticky for me, it is in no way oily or unpleasant. Because I only use a few drops every night, a 60ml bottle actually lasted me a few months. So even though the purchase might seem a bit much for a tiny bottle, I think it's completely worth it. My skin has never felt this smooth and soft, and I'm coming back for a second bottle. However, even though some customers claimed that the product reduces pore size, I don't think it helped with mine. Makes sense since the product description didn't mention pores at all. It did everything else it claimed though. I have huge pores and a strawberry nose, so I'll look into other kiehl's products specifically to treat my pore issues, but don't expect this product to do anything for pores.
Date published: 2019-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant and Gentle Exfoliation! This product is incredible. To start, I'm a 27 year old male. I have combination skin and an overall even complexion; but, I am starting to see the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. How I applied the product: I first washed my face with the Calendula cleanser and applied this product. I followed up with the Vitamin C concentrate, a serum, and the Age defender moisturizer. I then went to bed. When I woke up the next morning, I washed my face with warm water and applied the same concentrate, serum, and moisturizer. My skin is GLOWING. After one application of this product, my skin appeared more even and much brighter. The fine lines even look less visible. THIS IS ONE APPLICATION! I'm completely sold. I can't remember when my skin has looked this great; and I'm looking forward to seen the benefits of regular usage. While the product says it's safe to use every night, you should only exfoliate a few times a week. That said, I highly recommend this product. Some reviews have commented on the "stickiness" I haven't noticed this, but that could be because (a) they are using too much, or (b) they are not cocktailing the product on their skin with another serum and moisturizer. You only need a small amount to see a difference in your skin. It's important to apply the product to freshly washed skin. The skin shouldn't be completely dry. Follow up with your other nightly serum/moisturizer, and there won't be any "stickiness."
Date published: 2019-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy grail! I had some pretty terrible acne scarring on my cheeks until I tried this! I’m so glad I picked this up-a month in, my skin is soft, the spots are lighter and my skin is more even! Recommend using the midnight recovery oil on top of it once it dries to keep it from being too sticky.
Date published: 2019-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. This product is great, applies smooth and the results are fabulous. A must have.
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nightly Micro Peel This stuff is amazing! In a relatively short amount of time I can see a huge difference in the appearance and texture of my skin. It’s soft, smooth, and healthy. This stuff works!
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exfoliates without scrubbing; improved my skin The first time I tried the nightly refining micro-peel concentrate I hated the sticky feeling, but my skin felt super soft in the morning. So, I went back into the store and asked what I’m missing here, since I couldn’t understand why this would be the way this product is intended to feel— i wanted to like it. The store associate told me to layer the midnight recovery oil (part of my routine, not for everyone) over this after it dries and it will remove the sticky texture— she was 100% right. After doing that, I fell in love with how calm and soft my skin has been since using it. (Side note: I gave this product a “con” for anyone on a budget. This is not cheap and you’ll probably not love it if you use it by itself. So with Midnight Recovery, this routine is already $133. If you think that’s pricey, then I wouldn’t recommend you dabble with this one.) Back to the review... I always had combination skin, so you’d find me shamelessly squeeezing the unruly pores on the sides of my nose every day just to see what came out, but not anymore! The pores on my nose do not build up dirt and oil from my makeup since I’ve been using the NRMPC every night. No blackheads there, or anywhere on my face, actually, which has reduced the size of my pores and improved the brightness and consistency of my complexion. Lastly, everyone has told me that exfoliation should not be a “scrubbing” process because that damages the texture of your skin, but I’d always be scrubbing away with something and still not happy with my skin brightness. Now that i use NRMPC, there’s no scrubbing and my skin is beautiful! I’m very pleased with this product and would recommend it as part of a Kiehl’s nighttime routine. My nighttime routine: Iris Essence, Micropeel, midnight recovery, powerful line reducing eye.
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love it Makes my face smoother and brighter looking when I use it at night
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MIssed it when I didn't use it So I was busy this summer, traveling and what not. I tried to keep up with my routine, which includes this product, but did not do a great job. I finally got home and really looked at myself in my own mirror for the first time in a few weeks. I did not like what I saw! I could not believe that skipping this could make such a difference, but it did. After a week or so of more routine applications, I was back to my old self. More glow, fewer fine lines, less pronounced laugh lines and forehead creases. Phew! I won't do that again! HIghly recommend.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be all and end all for my skin! My skincare regimen consists of great products, and my weekly routine include different masks for my concerns. I didn’t think I needed to improve my texture, I actually bought this to fade my dark spots. This product not only started evening out my skin tone within a week, but my skin gives a glow I’ve neber seen before!
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Better Products Out There I’m a loyal Kiehl’s customer & my skin care routine consists of 95% Kiehl’s products. I was looking for something to improve my skin’s texture & tone so I decided to give this product a try. I began using it nightly in early May. I applied after cleaning & toning, but before serums & moisturizers. When applied the serum leaves a sticky residue on your skin, which is unpleasant but disappears after a moisturizer is applied. The smell is slightly undesirable, but not bad. I would forgive these faults if I saw any difference in two months, but I did not. The only positive thing I have to say about this product is that I did like the traditional “squeeze” dropper compared to the “press” style dropper used for the revitalizing serum & midnight recovery serum. I would not recommend this product to anyone, but others obviously love it. Personally, I would point people towards the iris activating essence which claims to do essentially the same thing & works better in my opinion.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best overnight peel serum I have been using this for a week and already my skin blemishes are lighter and my skin is glowing. I use this in conjunction with midnight recovery oil and my everyday facial moisturizer. I love the way my skin feels and less concealer is now needed. Can’t wait to see what my face looks like in another 4 weeks. Way to go Kiehls!
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yassss This serum is amazing. Got it as a sample and after just one night using it, the next morning my boyfriend complimented my skin and said "it's even like glowing" (he didn't even know I used the serum). Purchasing a full size because I can't imagine not using it now. It's been ~3 nights and my skin already looks better. It's a winner.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’m literally glowing... I have been using this product for one week to the day and after only 3 days of use I had friends commenting that my face was glowing. I could tell a difference in the morning with my skin but couldn’t believe other people were noticing so soon after I started using the product! Noticed an immediate change to my skin on my forehead and cheeks. Really loving the results so far and can’t wait to see what happens after a month of using the product!
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product ever This changed my skin! I have been struggling with acne and am always left with dark spots where pimples used to be. THIS IS A GAME CHANGER. I got a sample of it and just had to go back for the full size because it worked wonders. The texture of my skin is so much better and the spots are going away. GET THIS NOW. I’ll include pictures. The one on the left is my before.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Product Of all the products in my beauty routine, this is the one I absolutely couldn't do without. I just finished up my first bottle, and my skin is smoother, brighter, and simply more radiant. It takes a few weeks to notice a considerable difference, but it's worth it. My skin is very sensitive, and I have no problems using this product every night.
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this peel on sensitive skin I have crazy sensitive, breakout prone, skin. I'm always nervous to try new things on my skin and usually ease into using new products. For whatever reason I started using this deluxe sample concentrate nightly right away and have been very impressed! Two weeks in and I haven't had any sensitivity or breakouts. This is huge for my skin. In addition my skin looks so much softer, brighter, and my numerous sun spots are less noticeable. I love this concentrate so much I'm back to purchase it. Highly recommend even for sensitive, breakout prone, skin.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Did not work for me the lightweight feeling of this is fantastic - however sadly it did not work for me. I really wish it did - this is quite expensive.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gentle exfoliation and great results I love this product for its gentle exfoliation and great results. I tend to get milia (unsightly whitehead that won't go away) and with regular use of the micro-peel concentrate they shrink and disappear. I rarely have them any more thanks to the effectiveness of the micro-peel and its not sticky unless I apply too much. I also use this in conjunction with the Midnight Concentrate.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product I have been looking for. A year ago I had cystic acne on my cheeks. It left me with dark spots and uneven skin tone that I was constantly covering up with makeup. I had been wanting to try this micro peel for a while and recently received it a week ago as a sample when I bought some other Kiehl’s products I love. I’ve used the micro peel for one week now and my acne scars are almost all gone! The texture of my skin is so soft now too!! Seriously life changing. My only regret is that I didn’t take a before and after picture. Thank you Kiehl’s for helping me have the skin I want!
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My skin looks amazing! I read all the reviews here before buying and decided to use this along with the Midnight Recovery concentrate at night. I was doing this routine like once a week at first, and my skin felt really soft immediately after. Now I apply a drop or two of both each night before bed and my skin looks really, really great and healthy. Love this combo so much I bought it for my mom for her bday.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked Great for Me I was convinced after two nights of the trail. I was breaking out in a newly humid tropical environment and needed a solution quick. Luckily, there was a Kiehls nearby and I went in for a consultation. I bough so spot correction, but the guy advised that I use the micro-peel and the toner. The toner was an easy sell because it was cheap but I wanted to try this peel before dropping 50$ on a one ounce. I was a bit confused about the process of things; when does toner go on, after or before the spot correction? But the Face Consultant got me clear. Put on the peel last after your routine before you sleep, leave it on overnight, then wash off in the morning. It is a little sticky but not unbearably so. It's as if you have camp face (not having showered after camping). This product delivered for my normally oily skin. I'll be using twice a week--not nightly. Now I'm ready to drop 50$
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product I love this product a lot. After using for a few days, I noticed an improvement in my complexion. It is now a must have on my daily routine!
Date published: 2017-10-12
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