Editor’s picks: My skincare consultation at Kiehl’s

This week I was invited to the openings party of Kiehl’s new flagshipstore in Amsterdam. I had a blast and we were treated with a few nice gifts. Since I’m a big fan of Kiehl’s, I already use a lot of their products in my daily skincare routine. However, I had my last consultation a year and a half ago so I decided to make a new appointment.

I met up with Moniek, one of Kiehl’s skincare consultants at the new store. She started off with a short brand introduction, and what immediately caught my attention is the amount of passion that these awesome girls have. Did you know that Kiehl’s was founded in New York? And in case you are familiar with the brand, have you noticed their gorgeous interior and packaging? What’s not to love?!

Moniek asked me what I was currently using and if there was anything in my routine that I would like to change. After that, she figured out what kind of skintype I had through a few tests. The first test showed the level of oils in my skin by using small pads (see picture below) and the second one showed the level of hydration. What I loved most about these tests is that you get a pro to confirm your beliefs. However, I was very surprised that my hydration level was 52,7% where the average is about 30%. I guess drinking loads of water and using the right skincare products has finally paid off!

Once you know your skintype, they take you through the products (see picture below). Moniek went on by telling – and showing – me what kind of products would enhance my routine. This was more about adding products to my current skincare routine rather than completely change it. And this is what Kiehl’s is about, I absolutely love the fact that a Kiehl’s consultant will never ever push you to buy certain products nor will they say that Kiehl’s would be better than any other brand. I mean, let’s be real, there’s nothing more annoying than pushy sales employees.

Moniek recommended some very good additions that I would be able to use both in the morning and evening. I’m very excited about trying the Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence, a liquid concentrate that will improve hydration, radiation and works anti-aging. Also, the Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream was a good addition for the delicate skin around my eyes.

Since we went over a lot of optional products, Moniek provided me with deluxe samples to try them all. The great thing about this brand is that the consultation is completely free and that you’re able to try samples before buying the full-size product. And did you know that with Kiehl’s there’s a 100% satisfaction guarantee?

I’m so excited that I finally found a brand that’s affordable and perfectly fits my needs and expectations when it comes to products and customer service. I can’t praise enough!

If you’re near a Kiehl’s store (find the list stores here) definitely drop by for a consultation since they are so interesting and informative.

Do you have any favorites from Kiehl’s?


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