Forget the Great and Powerful Oz, I’m concentrating on the Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream ($52) to make my dream come true–a wrinkle-free face! The brand is gaining such favor with me–and all my over 40 friends! I mean like BFF status! They have been keeping my skin soft and supple with the Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter, my brown spots at bay with their Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Remover and now the brand has a new wrinkle cream to help improve my sagging skin! Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream (oooh I like the sound of that) is supposed to improve elasticity, reduce wrinkles, smooth texture and minimize pores–YES please!
Kiehl’s Product Development Consulting Dermatologist, Dr. Adam Geyer says “Loss of elasticity begins in our 20′s with the slow progressive decrease and alteration of our elastin and collagen fibers. It is one of the fundamental reasons why fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores begin forming. Maintaining elasticity is essential to preserving younger looking skin.”
You can tell when your skin has lost elasticity when the skin doesn’t “snap back” when stretched as quickly as it used to. Most often these changes are seen first in crow’s feet, the “11″ lines between the eyes, the forehead and “marionette” lines around the mouth. Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream was developed to significantly strengthen skin’s elasticity to yield a healthier, younger looking complexion.
- Copper PCA helps to stabilize collagen and elastin fibers and acts as a carrier for copper naturally present in the epidermis to help maintain skins moisture level
- Calcium PCA helps reduce the of enzymes responsible for the breakdown of collagen fibers
- Apricot Kernel Oil helps improve skin’s smoothness
All these key ingredients work to reduce wrinkles, improve elasticity, protect the skin’s moisture barrier and infuse the skin with hydration. And that’s not all….this cream is clinically demonstrated to show improvement in wrinkles and texture within 1 week . In as little as 4 weeks, the formula begins to reduce the appearance of fine lines while significantly improving skin elasticity by 32% and skin texture by 26%.
In consumer testing:
- 96% say skin appears smoother
- 83% say pores appear reduced
- 92% say skin texture appears improved
- 84% say fine lines visibly repaired
Okay what does all this mean in non-scientific speak is that this cream will improve firmness and elasticity in the skin and work to reduce wrinkles. Although I haven’t been using it as I should–it’s been hit and miss between other brands, I most definitely notice a difference when I haven’t been using it!! I really, really, really, I mean REALLY hate to say this, but I am losing firmness in my skin, especially around the jaw line. I honestly haven’t minded aging too much but growing jowls is something I’m just not looking forward to. I was really hoping I too saw an increase of 32% more elasticity so I don’t end up like this:
This cream is quite rich and that concerned me a bit because I still can a shiny T-zone with rich creams. I needn’t have worried, even though the texture is thick, it spreads and absorbs well. I do it time though, I put on the moisturizer, go make my tea, and then add primer or my foundation. Another thing I appreciate is that this cream does not ‘ball up’ under my foundation. I really hate that… like more than jowls…well maybe not more than jowls but more than….let’s say wet socks and that’s a LOT!
Packaging is in typical Kiehls’s style–a stylish glass jar, this one copper-colored with a screw top lid. I don’t mind this type of packaging as I’m never going let to anyone else use it so I don’t have to worry about cross-contamination. There is a fragrance but it’s not heavy and wanes quickly.
The results are kind of amazing! The deep line I have on my forehead didn’t disappear but it is much lighter and the dryness on my cheeks is completely gone. My nose does get a bit shiny by midday but I just use a dab of finishing power and I’m good for the rest of the day. Here’s the best part—I think my jowls are getting firmer! No other anti-aging cream that I’ve tried that claimed it could this, has until Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream. I am very
happy ecstatic with this result!
I was sent the Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream with 30 SPF (yay!) and there is also a regular version (no SPF) and an eye cream as well. Kiehl’s is available at Kiehl’s.com, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and other retailers.
Bottom Line: Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream is ideal for us more mature gals needing to firm, hydrate and minimize wrinkles because it really works! It can used for all skin types, read this review from my friend PinkSith–she has oily skin and was just as impressed!
Prime Beauty Grade: A
One of the many reasons I adore the Kiehl’s brand is they are very philanthropic. The brand is dedicated to giving back and working in education for the past 15 years, this cause is very close to my heart.
“Continuing our mission of giving back to our communities, Kiehl’s is proud to partner with DonorsChoose.org to support our nation’s children and teachers for our FEEL THE POWER program, as we introduce a new Limited Edition 3.4 oz. size of Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate.”
Kiehl’s has formed a unique partnership with DonorsChoose.org, and is donating $50,000 to science education nationwide and letting their customers tell us where exactly to distribute those funds. Kiehl’s is donating $50,000 to DonorsChoose.org projects, and is letting our customers FEEL THE POWER by helping to distribute the funds to science projects at public schools nationwide.
Here’s how KIEHL’S FEEL THE POWER works:
- From March 11 through April 15, a quantity of Kiehl’s 3.4 oz. new jumbo size Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate (retail price $100) will be available at Kiehl’s stores, counters and on Kiehls.com with a specially designed sleeve.
- Every customer purchasing the product will receive a $50 DonorsChoose.org gift code, found in the underside of each sleeve.
- Customers are then invited to visit www.DonorsChoose.org/Kiehls and redeem their gift code to apply $50 of Kiehl’s donation to the project of his or her choice
All projects on www.DonorsChoose.org/Kiehls will be science related, in a nod to Kiehl’s pharmaceutical and scientific heritage, and all projects will also be from schools in the cities and towns in which Kiehl’s customers are located, so customers can search for and support their local teachers and students!!
About Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate–
This potent treatment is formulated with a high concentration of 10.5% Pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) known for its affinity with skin and its powerful ability to improve the appearance of skin aging. A high dosage of Vitamin C, when applied topically, has been shown to have a multitude of positive effects on the skin’s appearance. Kiehl’s chemists found a way to formulate and stabilize Pure Vitamin C at high levels in a safe and highly efficacious form to maximize the benefits of the ingredient. With continued use over time, this treatment has a significant and progressive effect on “marionette lines” around the mouth, “crow’s feet” and sub-orbital wrinkles in the eye area as well as other facial lines and wrinkles. In addition, skin shows an improvement in texture, tone, and sallowness.
For more details on how you can support the education of the children in your community/school of your choice (and have great skin at the same time), visit kiehls.com.