In the past I have used very little from the brand, although two of my favourite skincare products to date happen to come from Kiehl's, those being Midnight Recovery Concentrate and the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. Having had such positive experiences in the past, I decided to treat myself to the new Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque without having read one single review; the brand thus far had my trust.
Kiehl's have released two new face masks at the same time, one for radiance and the other for defending the skin against pollutants. If I am honest, I do sometimes feel a bit sceptical about masks aimed at protecting the skin against pollutants as it is hard to measure just how well they are working for you. Having said that, I am still really quite keen to give the Cilantro and Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque a try. The reason I opted to purchase the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque was because my skin was feeling and looking a bit dull, which was probably down to the cold weather. The second reason was that out of all of the masks I own, I realised that I no longer had a face mask which targeted radiance therefore it seemed the most logical choice for me.
The aim of the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque is to brighten and energize dull and tired skin, leaving it looking fresh and healthy. Formulated with Cranberry Extract which acts as an antioxidant and Turmeric which is an anti-inflammatory, it together alongside small Cranberry seed pieces provides a really lovely face mask which for me does exactly what it claims.
The small Cranberry seed pieces exfoliate the skin as you wash the mask off, they are gentle and are easily removed when rinsing the mask off. Whilst using this I have noticed that a couple of pieces do sometimes stick to the skin ever so slightly, however this is nothing which a warm flannel does not solve as they then easily come away. Upon using this for the very first time I immediately noticed a difference to my complexion, it truly did look brighter and rosier and the effects lasted most certainly into the next morning. This mask does have a slightly spicy scent to it which I really like, in fact it is very different to anything I have used in the past, especially considering it verges on the side of yellow in colour.
For me this is a mask to use before you head off out to prep your skin so it looks fresh and revived. It is also one which I will pull out a couple of times a week, especially once the warmer weather starts as I will then most likely reduce the amount of makeup that I wear on a daily basis, meaning that I will want my skin to look as fresh and clear as possible.
Aside from the brightening factor, I think it is really important to note at just how soft this mask makes my skin feel. Generally speaking most masks leave the skin feeling soft, however this has been really quite remarkable in my experience; I think it is great. Like all of the Kiehl's products I have tried, I really do think that this is good value for money. The reason for that being is that you get a product here which goes a really long way, you truly don't need much at all, therefore I can see this lasting me much longer than I initially thought it would. I will admit to being a bit dubious about paying £28 for this, however I would happily pay that again given my experience so far.
Have you tried anything from Kiehl's lately? Given that once again I have had a really positive experience, I am now looking at the other products that the brand produces, therefore if you have any recommendations then I would be delighted to hear them.