Kiehl’s arrives in Debenhams Cork

Kiehl’s has always been a brand that has intrigued me but until recently I didn’t actually know all that much about it simply because we never had a Kiehl’s counter in Cork until one opened in Debenhams Patrick Street earlier this year.

I decided that in order to get the proper low down on the brand I would contact the counter directly and see if somebody would be willing to walk me through the brand and what their products can offer. Enter Barbara the Counter Manager of Kiehl’s in Debenhams, Patrick Street. Honestly a nicer girl you couldn’t meet. She very kindly sat down with me and explained the ethos of Kiehl’s and even did a skin consultation on me to see what Kiehl’s products would suit me best.

My skin test re-affirmed my combination skin status

She was very honest at all times and it really just made me fall in love with the brand, they don’t ever promise to be a miracle in a jar, their products will enhance your skin to help make it be the best that it can be. With a blend of natural ingredients and science innovation I feel that Kiehl’s as a brand is definitely the best of both worlds.

So a few weeks after my initial consultation I decided to make my very first Kiehl’s purchase. I chose the Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil , the most recent addition to the Kiehl’s family and a accompaniment for Kiehl’s most popular product, Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I have been using the cleansing oil now for about a month and I have to say I adore it.

I’ve gotten very much into the double cleansing phenomenon right now and this oil is always one part of this process. I know some might be put off by the idea of using an oil to cleanse their face, especially those on the oilier side, but it’s such a lightweight oil that changes to a milk as soon as you mix it with water so for me personally it was never an issue.

It’s non-comedogenic too so no worries about it clogging up pores and I have even found it agreeable using it around my eye area, which for me is unusual. On top of feeling like a wonderfully luxurious product on the skin it also smells divine, it’s like having a spa day in your own bathroom with the mixture of Squalane, Evening Primrose Oil and Lavender Essential Oil.

I have to say that this oil has happily lived up to every single expectation I had and I can truly say I can’t wait to buy my next Kiehl’s product which I’m almost sure will be the Midnight Recovery Concentrate as I can only imagine how amazing a combination these two will make.

So if you’re in the market for new skincare be sure to pop into the lovely Kiehl’s ladies in Debenhams Patrick Street and tell them I sent you!!

Update…. I bought the Midnight Recovery Concentrate yesterday, I knew I would!!Β 

Ruth’s Natural Skincare- Lip BalmsΒ 

As we head into October our thoughts turn to how we’re going to protect our skin during the cold weather. Personally one of the biggest challenges I encounter every year is trying to keep my lips hydrated. They get incredibly dry during the cold weather, they get so sore and chapped and I cannot seem to keep product on them as it keeps soaking in. 
A few weeks ago I received an email from Ruth asking me if I would be interested in trying some of her gorgeous products and to be honest I jumped at the opportunity.  I’m such a big fan of any natural beauty products and all of Ruth’s products contain no parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, synthetic colour or fragrance. They also contain no palm oil which means they are environmentally friendly, rainforest friendly and orangutan friendly, which I think is just fantastic!!! 

So Ruth very kindly sent me a selection of her beautiful lip balms to try, five different types, Original, Lemon, Peppermint, Lavender and Patchouli Mint. They come in a tube so they’re extremely handy for your handbag with no mess and no fuss.

Having tried them all now I have to say categorically that the Peppermint is my favourite, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Although it does make your lips tingle when you use it it’s not in an overpowering, uncomfortable way. I love how moisturised my lips feel when it’s on and I’ve also been using it over Matte lipsticks topping them up when I get that overly dry feeling and that works a treat, injecting moisture into my lips without affecting the colour.  

My least favourite I think is the Patchouli Mint I find the scent just too overpowering but all of the others are beautiful. These products are going to be a handbag staple for me from now on. I normally don’t go anywhere without a tub of Vaseline with me but with that you could be applying and re-applying until the cows come home, I didn’t find that with Ruth’s lip balm at all. Once you had it on it stayed on and kept your lips really well moisturised for longer. 

Ruth also has shower gels and soaps within her range and I have to say that having tried the lip balms I can’t wait to try those especially her Lavender range. 

Ruth has a list of stockists available on her website most of which have online stores and her products are also available online from Ethical Souls boutique, I will leave all of the links below. 

Natural, handmade beauty products really are the way of the future. To me it’s a no brainer, you get a beautiful product with the guilt of wondering how ethically it was made. What’s not to love about that? 

https://www.ruthsnaturalskincare.com

https://www.ethicalsoulsboutique.com