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Kiehl’s Launches Two New Acne Fighters #InTheClear



Adult acne is a growing concern that affects all ages and ethnicities. In the US, it is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting more than 40 million people. On social media, it is the #1 referenced skin-related concern worldwide.1

Acne is an occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin that can range from smaller, more localized areas, commonly referred to as breakouts, pimples, spots or zits. Acne can also be a more severe skin issue that spreads over larger areas of the skin. No matter the age, acne can have a true emotional impact on those who experience it, affecting their quality of life, careers and relationships.

With this concern in mind, Kiehl’s Since 1851 chemists proudly introduce Dermatologist SolutionsTM Breakout Control Targeted Acne Spot Treatment, a fast-acting, gentle formula clinically demonstrated to reduce the appearance of breakouts and blemishes in as little as 24 hours, and Dermatologist SolutionsTM Breakout Control Acne Treatment Facial Lotion, a complementary facial lotion that helps reduce the appearance of acne.




More common among women, studies show that adult acne concerns increased by 61% for women in their 30s and 60% for women in their 40s between 2005 and 2013.2 While 80% of adult acne is persistent from teenage years,3 20% of adult acne is late-onset and appears after age 25.4 Regardless of age, acne is caused by 4 common factors:

  1. Hormonal Influences (or imbalances)
  2. Blockage of oil or sebum flowing through the skin attributed to genetic factors, changes in the thickness or viscosity of the sebum, scarring from recent breakouts, retained skin cells on the surface of the skin that block pores, improper cleansing and/or occlusive skincare products.
  3. Bacteria that proliferates within the pocket of entrapped sebum within the pore.
  4. Inflammation that can come from physical or emotional stress, poor sleep, inhaling/ingesting environmental pollutants/toxins and diet

A key distinction between acne and adult acne is its clinical classification and distribution. Teenagers typically have oilier skin with inflammatory and comedonal (or blocked-pore related) acne that tends to appear in the T-zone. In contrast, adult acne tends to be tied more to inflammation and hormonal dysregulation, which often results in papules, pustules and cysts located along the jaw line and on the cheeks, in what is called the U-zone. Adult acne can also have an increased rate of discoloration, as the process of clearing acne-related blemishes and stains slows down as we age.

1 2014 American Academy of Dermatology Report
2 2005 L’Oréal Skin Market Study; 2013 L’Oréal Facial Skincare Market Segmentation
3 Preneau S, Dreno B. Female acne – a different subtype of teenager acne? J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 26(3):277-82, 2012
4 Preneau S, Dreno B. Female acne – a different subtype of teenager acne? J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 26(3):277-82, 2012




keihls acne treatment

Kiehl’s new Breakout Control Acne Treatment is designed to combat adult acne. It contains the maximum amount of sulfur (OTC) to help banish your blemishes in just 24 hours! This lotion does have a bit of texture so I find it easiest to use a night so I am not trying to mess with makeup over it.

I have used this now several times on a few blemishes that popped up. The first sign of acne I applied a bit at night before bed and wow what a difference. The redness is reduced, swelling has diminished  and it doesn’t leave my sensitive skin dry or irritated. And on little blemishes they seem to just disappear overnight. I am really impressed with how quick this works, a great product to add to your beauty arsenal.

Kiehl’s Breakout Control Acne Treatment Facial Lotion $28
Helps to correct and prevent future blemishes.

This facial treatment lotion helps to correct and help prevent future blemishes, while reducing the appearance of dullness and rough texture. Formulated with acne-clearing Salicylic Acid and Pine Bark Extract, our facial treatment lotion calms and soothes inflamed skin, while diminishing visible redness and evening skin tone for a clear complexion. Over time, skin appears healthy and youthfully refined.

  • Prevents breakouts.
  • Corrects rough texture and discolorations.
  • Apply liberally to clean, dry skin, avoiding the immediate eye area. Reduce number of applications if dryness or peeling occurs. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water.

kiehls breakout control

A great daily treatment this not only helps get rid of blemishes but helps to reduce the number of future breakouts. I have sensitive and dare I say aging skin and had no irritation or sensitivity with this. I apply it on my U zone and anywhere else I am breakout prone. It leaves my skin feeling clean, clear and hydrated. So glad I have something that works daily to reduce breakouts from working out and seasonal weather changes.

Kiehl’s Breakout Control Targeted Acne Spot Treatment
Blends evenly and works to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.

This targeted blemish spot treatment helps to rapidly reduce the appearance of acne breakouts. Formulated with Sulfur for acne-clearing and Vitamin B3 for skin, our acne spot treatment blends evenly into skin and works to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.

  • Quickly eliminates breakouts
  • Reduces redness
  • Cleanse skin thoroughly prior to application. Apply a thin layer to blemish once daily and blend into skin. Increase to two to three times daily as needed. Reduce number of applications if dryness or peeling occurs. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water.


Both products are now available in Kiehl’s stores and online at



Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are from my own use.


Run don’t walk to Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Event, going on now!

Kiehl's HSKE

Kiehl’s semi-annual Healthy Skin Event is going on now! Head in to any Kiehl’s U.S. store or at you can receive 4 complimentary deluxe samples in a travel bag for any $65+ purchase. For $100 purchases, you can add on a full-sized cleanser of your choice! A perfect time to stock up on your favorites and grab some of their great new products. The Event ends on Monday the 26th so head over soon to stock up on your favorites.


Skip the tie this year and spoil Dad the gift of Kiehl’s!



Your guy might not tell you but he wants great skincare products as well. But he needs something created for men and their unique skin and it doesn’t hurt if its a manly looking product that smells good too. Check out the new Kiehl’s 1-2-3 Solution to Men’s Aging Skin. Spoil your Dad or your man this Father’s day.

To offer a more advanced and effective solution to men’s anti-aging concerns, Kiehl’s Age Defender collection is a regimen of three heavy-hitting formulations, providing a comprehensive solution to the signs of aging for men, by penetrates their thick and coarse skin surface to reveal a more youthful and resilient appearance. The collection includes:


Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer has a great lightweight feel and absorbs quickly leaving no residue or greasy feeling.  It works great for day and night to hyrdrate his skin and work to reduce lines and wrinkles. I really love the scent of this mositurizer, its fresh and masculine  and I love how great his face smells and feels when he is using it.

Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer $40
Firming, lifting, anti-wrinkle treatment for men.

This dual-action anti-aging moisturizer is clinically demonstrated to visibly lift and firm skin, while minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Specifically formulated for men’s thicker, coarser skin, our revitalizing treatment gently exfoliates dead skin cells, which allows the formula to effectively penetrate skin’s surface layers and smooth out roughness.

Formulated with Linseed Extract and combined with Caffeine and Soy Protein, this “age defender” helps to significantly improve skin’s elasticity and firmness, while visibly strengthening skin for a more youthful, energized appearance


This serum smells great and he will love the easy to use design and slick back packaging. I love that this serum works to improve the texture and feel of your skin upon application then keeps working to reduce the signs of aging.

Kiehl’s Age Defender Power Serum $50
Strengthening, visibly lifting, anti-wrinkle treatment for men.

This powerful treatment provides a first line of defense against the effects of aging skin. Formulated with Cypress Extract, our ultra-lightweight “age defender” easily absorbs and helps to visibly firm sagging skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles for a more youthful, resilient appearance.

– Boosts the efficacy of the moisturizer
– Highly concentrated ingredients target specific concerns
– Quick-absorbing formula delivers active ingredients deep into skin
– Benefits increase with prolonged use



I love the Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair so much I might be sneaking it into my medicine cabinet. The cream is thick and rich and feels like heaven when I apply it along my orbital bone and undereye. Its nice and thick and cooling as your apply it but absorbs easily without leaving residue. This is the perfect morning skincare product, the cream cools the eye area and reduces under eye puffiness and fine lines. I may have to keep this one just to see if it works as great at reducing fine lines. All in the name of science!

Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair $30

Lifting, anti-wrinkle, dark circle reducing eye cream for men.

This “age defender” helps to visibly correct aging skin around the eye to firm sagging, reduce the appearance of dark circles and visibly resurface crow’s feet for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Our multi-action formula with Rye Seed Extract helps visibly strengthen skin for a recharged “eye-power” boost!

– Instantly brightens and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles with mineral optical diffusers
– Smoothes and firms men’s more pronounced lines to reduce the appearance of crows feet
– Formulated with Rye Seed Extract to help improve firmness and smoothness of skin so sagging bags appear diminished and the eye area looks lifted




Skip the tie and get the Dad in your life an amazing shaving lotion. The new Kiehl’s Close Shavers Squadron looks like a lotion but becomes a clear gel as he works it into his skin. It creates the perfect protection for a smooth, knick free shave. The  Kukui Nut and Eucalyptus Oil don’t only smell amazing they will leave his skin refreshed and preotected from razo burn.

Kiehl’s Close Shavers Squadron™ Smooth Glider Precision Shave Lotion $16
Precision shave lotion for all skin types.

Formula achieves pre and post shave benefits; protective and hydrating lotion formula melts on contact with skin for a high precision shave and shielding skin from razor burn.

Kukui Nut and Eucalyptus Essential Oil blend protects and refreshes skin.

This no-lather lotion is clear, making it perfect for beard up-keep and touch-ups.



All these products are avaialble at your nearest Kiehl’s shop or online at


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample to review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Kiehl’s Friends and Family Sale = Time to Stock Up!

kiehls friends and family 2016


Kiehl’s Friends and Family sale starts today. So hurry and stock up for the next 6 days you can get 20% off your purchase at Kiehl’s Retail Store or online at


Check out two great new products that you will want in your Summer skincare arsenal.


I’m a little obsessed with the new Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist.  Usually I’m partial to mists they are nice but  don’t really really do much for me. But this mist, ahh this mist is like a little wake up mist. I keep my bottle on my desk so when I hit that “I can’t even” part of my afternoon at work I spray a bit of mist on my face and the smell perks my right up and it leaves my skin feeling amazing and me a bit less of a a basic girl. Who wouldn’t love that?

Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist $27
A cooling, refreshing formula that purifies and hydrates your skin, breathing new life into your complexion with every spritz.

An instant boost on-the-go!

Formulated with Cactus Flower to keep skin hydrated even under dry conditions, and Tibetan Ginseng to increase skin-cell respiration, this formula helps skin maintain its essential moisture to keep it soft and smooth.

A potent blend of Lavender, Geranium and Rosemary essential oils detoxify and protect skin from environmental aggressors.


Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, they promise hydration and a cream that won’t migrate into my eyes.  I was skeptical as everything seems to irritate my eyes, but I gave it the old college try. First thing I noticed when I popped open the lotion was the yellow color and a really thick rich cream. I only needed a tiny dab on my ring finger, a little goes a long way. As I applied it I think I heard my eyes audibly sigh in relief. They instantly felt hydrated, and the amazing feeling seemed to last all day. The best part it really doesn’t migrate, the lotion stays right where I put it with absolutely no irritation. And I am noticing a big reduction in the puffiness under my eyes.

If you have any issues with dryness, puffiness or just want to protect your skin from the signs of aging give this wonder cream a try. It works under makeup just as well as it does alone. I actually look forward to applying this each morning, it feels just as amazing every time I apply it.

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado – Nikki Reed
Supports Recycle Across America™.

NEW! Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado for Earth Day

• Gently moisturize the delicate eye area with our #1 customer favorite eye treatment, formulated with natural Avocado Oil.
• Limited Edition artwork by socially-conscious friends of Kiehl’s, Nikki Reed and Gabrielle Reece & Laird Hamilton.
• 100% of net profits, up to $50,000, from the sale of this product will benefit Recycle Across America™.


Kiehl’s Friends and Family sale starts today. So hurry and stock up for the next 6 days you can get 20% off your purchase at Kiehl’s Retail Store or online at


Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.