I have been a huge fan of everything Kiehls Skincare for YEARS. So, when my boyfriend surprised me with the 2022 Kiehls Advent Calendar this year, I was over the moon! Finally, a chance to sample ALL the amazing products I haven’t had the chance to try yet. I thought it would be fun to do a daily unboxing of all the products for all you fellow skincare addicts out there and share everything that’s hiding inside potentially the best advent calendar of all time. If it’s as good as I can imagine it will be, you might want to treat yourself next year (or send this post as a hint to anyone doing some Christmas shopping!)
The 2022 Kiehls Advent Calendar is priced at £99 (under £100 for all these goodies is a BARGAIN) and is suitable for men or women as there is a mix of different products inside. The box’s design is super festive and it would fit well with all festive colour schemes also, it would look beautiful under your Christmas tree!
As an eczema sufferer, I believed that I would never be able to take advantage of high-end luxury skincare without the threat of an allergic reaction or rash. When I sampled a couple of Kiehls products for the first time way back in 2012, I was so pleasantly surprised by how well they reacted with my skin. The Ultra Moisturising Cream soothed any irritation and banished dry flaky skin for good (almost!). Since then, I’ve been a convert and always have a few key Kiehls products on my bathroom shelf. My all-time faves include the Ultra Moisturising Cream, Hydro-Plumping Serum, Midnight Recovery Oil, Creamy Avocado Eye Cream, Creme de Corps among a few other cult products.
Despite my love for Keihls, there are a lot of products I haven’t tried yet due to them being on the pricier end. The Kiehls Advent Calendar is the perfect chance to sample all the products I haven’t managed to get my hands on and see if they’re good enough to commit to buying a full-size version.
Read on to find out if the Kiehls Advent Calendar lives up to the hype!
DAY 1 – Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Cloud Cream 14ml
Wahhh, is this new?? I didn’t even know about this. And I am a HUGE midnight recovery oil fan.
This cream is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin (thank goodness). A 50ml tub of this cream is priced at £41.
This cream is rich in omega 3 & 6 fatty acids which are perfect for plumping up your skin and protecting your face from free radicals. These omega oils help to reduce inflammation and soothe dry, red, itchy, and irritated skin. In addition to these wonderful healing fatty acids, the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Cloud Cream is packed with rejuvenating botanical oils. All of these magical ingredients help to replenish your skins protective barrier (perfect for those with sensitive or eczema-prone skin).
Use this as your nighttime moisturiser before the midnight recovery oil and you will wake up with visibly plumper, smoother skin. Plumped skin makes you appear more glowy and radiant, making your skin visibly more youthful by morning! What a treat.
DAY 2 – Powerful Strength Line Reducing & Dark Circle Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum 3ml
Despite being just 27, it is never too early to start preventing wrinkles and this seems like the perfect addition to my skincare routine that will guarantee my face stays wrinkle-free for at least a few more years!
This serum is again, suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and the usual 50ml bottle is priced at £55. See how much money you’re already saving just by testing out these advent calendar samples! It’s so good to check out if these products will work for your skin before committing to full-price products! Although, I think in the long run, I’m going to be spending a lot more money after falling in love with all these products… hahaha.
DAY 3 – Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream
I love the Kiehls Calendula range because it smells refreshing BUT, after using the toner a few years ago I remember it not reacting super well with my eczema-prone skin. Having never used this product before, I am excited to see if it reacts better with my skin now.
The larger 50ml pot of this cream is priced at £41 and is suitable for all skin types. Side note, I really love that about Kiehls; their ingredients are all dermatologically tested and derived from nature meaning you can trust what you’re putting on your skin!
This Calendula cream is infused with Calendula flower extract from Marigold flowers. This beautiful, bright flower has antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties – perfect for super sensitive skin. (I’m thinking I need to try this asap because it seems like it would be perfect for sensitive eczema skin!) Thanks to the main ingredient of this cream, your face will be left feeling refreshed and visibly more radiant as well as soothing any irritation and improving dry, uneven skin.
I hope you enjoyed unboxing the first few days of the Kiehls Advent Calendar 2022 with me! I can’t wait to try these products and let you know how they react with my skin. Have you tried any of these products? Or if not, which one would you most like to try? Let me know in the comments 🙂
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