Review, ingredients: kiehl’s cilantro & orange extract pollutant defending, turmeric & cranberry seed energizing radiance masque

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Before I moved lớn Shanghai, I went on a spending spree on products that would help me fight pollution and detox the skin whilst I was here in Đài Loan Trung Quốc. Coming from Australia, where the climate và environment was much more ‘tolerable’ and cleaner, finding something to lớn help protect my skin was of much importance lớn me (see this post here). I would often find myself looking for products which had anti-pollution claims by way of offering me protection from the new environment I was about khổng lồ enter. 

One of the products that I stumbled upon & that had just been released at the time was the Kiehl’s Cilantro và Orange Extract Pollutant and Defending Masque. I bought this very much on a whim, without much research of the sản phẩm itself. All I knew at the time was that this mask was designed to help defend the skin from pollutants and aimed lớn detoxify the skin of any không lấy phí radicals using plant extracts. A quiông chồng skyên ổn of the ingredients at the Kiehl’s counter, revealed nothing too alarming, so I happily purchased it (& the sales person was just so lovely too, I couldn’t say no!). I have used this mask a few times now, và whilst it is a nice mask, whereby it does have a somewhat noticeable effect on the skin, it really hasn’t wowed me. 


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What is It:

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The Kiehls Cilantro & Orange Masque is basically an overnight facial mask which aims khổng lồ defover the skin from pollutants & impurities from the environment. It helps khổng lồ replenish the skin và khổng lồ minimise the effect of pollution on the skin from using ingredients such as orange & cilantro (coriander for those Aussies out there). 


What Does It Do: As mentioned earlier, this mask works khổng lồ replenish & restore the skin from the effects of pollution. When used on a regular basis, Kiehls claims that it will brighten & lift dull skin for a healthier complexion. It also claims to defkết thúc & over time strengthen the skin from environmental aggressors. Using natural extracts such as orange – an antioxidant – to fight miễn phí radicals và cilantro to help strengthen the skin barrier, this overnight mask will help to lớn purify and strengthen the skin. 

IngredientsAqua/Water, Propanediol, Butyrospemum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Arginine, Glyceryl Stearate, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil, Lauroyl Lysine, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea Oil/ Olive sầu Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Squalane, Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone, Coriandrum Sativum Seed Oil/Coriander Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Saccharum Officinarum Extract/Sugar Cane Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Ferulic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Water/Orange Fruit Water, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract/Letháng Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil/Lavender Oil, Mentha Piperita Oil/Peppermint Oil, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil/Rice Bran Oil, Acer Saccharum Extract/Sugar Maple Extract, CI 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, Linalool, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Phytic Acid, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol, Citric Acid

As you can see from the ingredients listing this particular hàng hóa is heavy in emollients, oils and essential oils (which gives the product its very svào smell). I noticed that this did have sầu Lavender Oil in it which I generally react to, but I did not react from this. 

My Thoughts From using this mask, I established that I hate overnight/sleeping masks. I think it is because I just vì chưng not like that ‘sticky’ feeling that I got from using this & the thought of the mask transferring on lớn my pillow did not really appeal lớn me. To use this mask properly (or as per instructions) you are supposed lớn apply a thiông chồng layer of this after cleansing & after about 5 minutes – tissue off the excess khổng lồ leave a thin layer on the skin. Once you have tissued the excess, leave sầu the mask on overnight and the next morning, follow your normal skincare routine.

I tried this method twice và I really just didn’t love the feeling of this mask on my face overnight. It was thick và heavy and overall not pleasant for me. This was more a personal preference as many of you may know, I just do not lượt thích that ‘heavy’ feeling on my face. Nowadays, when I use this mask, I apply a nice layer over the top of my skin after cleansing và just leave sầu it on for as long as possible (an hour or more) before I wash the mask off.

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When using the Kiehls Orange và Cilantro Mask (using both methods), I feel that my skin does feel very clean, refreshed and hydrated. This is most likely due khổng lồ the orange và cilantro extracts that give it that ‘fresh’ smell and feeling but also due khổng lồ the high amount of essential oils and emollients found in this mask. From the ingredients danh mục you can see its packed full of healthy essential oils và natural emollients such as shea butter, ceteryl alcohol & Apricot Kernal Oil. I also find that this does have sầu a calming effect on any angry red patches on my skin due khổng lồ some of these essential oils và the fact it does feel quite moisturising (and probably why it feels so ‘heavy’ on the skin). 

The smell of this is quite svào. If you are sensitive sầu to lớn smells, I highly recommend you take one whiff of this & determine whether or not you like the scent, it lingers & stays for as long as you have sầu it on. The smell of cilantro is quite apparent, with the hint of citrus & some mint – it actually reminds me of Dad’s traditional Vietnamese cooking! The smell didn’t bother me so much (cilantro was a common smell when I was growing up), but I was very surprised at how svào the actual scent was and how long it lingered after application. 

I bởi like the Cilantro và Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque, but I wasn’t wowed by the product. Yes, it does make my skin feel lovely, clean, refreshed and very hydrated but I didn’t feel that it really ‘purified’ my skin the way a traditional clay mask would. I think for that ‘deep cleanse’ I vày prefer a traditional clay or mud mask. I personally, don’t love the texture of this for an overnight mask as it was far too heavy for my skin but for a mask which I could leave sầu on for an hour or so, it felt quite cooling & refreshing on the skin on application. There is a very slight tingle at the beginning which doesn’t last more than 10 seconds và you can then feel your skin start to cool & calm down. The claims of brightening và leaving the skin radiant, I think are somewhat true as my skin does look a little brighter và less dull after using this. However, I think there are other masks which vì chưng a better job of this, in terms that results that you get are more noticeable or significant. One thing I vì chưng have to give this mask credit for is how nice & hydrated my skin feels after using this, as it is packed of moisturisng ingredients. 


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Whilst the mask does appear to have sầu a ‘natural’ look và feel about it, it does contain a few different essential oils which can irritate the skin, those being lavender (it surprisingly didn’t cause me khổng lồ flare up though), peppermint oil and citrus oil. It is also important lớn note that there are some fragrance compounds (see my previous post) that may cause very sensitive skins lớn react such as Limonene, Citral và Geraniol. I vì have sầu to lớn give Kiehl’s credit here, for not listing these ingredients as simply ‘fragrance’ but actually listing them individually in the ingredients listing. 

In terms of the pollution defending claims – I would say it is true up to lớn a certain degree due to the addition of ferulic acid, tocopherol và Vi-Ta-Min C in the size of fruit extracts. However, lớn have instant results from this is something that is khổng lồ be seen. Effects of pollution on the skin is not something that you can see instantly, its an effect that occurs over a long period of time, so be wary of these sorts of claims. Whilst it does contain some ingredients that can fight không lấy phí radical damage, whether or not those concentrations are correct or enough is another story. What it does vì, is leave sầu the skin hydrated, brighter and a bit more radiant (which is always a good thing anyway!).


Repurchase YAY or NAY Overall, I did like this mask but I don’t think I loved it enough for me khổng lồ repurchase it again in the future. I find that other masks out there bởi vì a similar job without the ‘heaviness’ & the svào scent which this does possess. I really, really didn’t lượt thích the feel of this mask on the skin as an overnight mask as I really felt the mask would just go all over my sheets & my pillow (not pleasant). I didn’t mind leaving it on for a few hours though và washing it off at a later period. It did leave sầu my skin feeling very hydrated and somewhat more radiant & brighter, but I bởi think some of the other masks which I have used in the past give sầu a better effect to lớn the skin. As mentioned, its a solid hàng hóa but the only thing that seemed to ‘wow’ me was strong scent of the cilantro. 

The Kiehls Cilantro and Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque is available at all Kiehl’s stores worldwide, it retails for AUD$58.00, USD$32.00 or UK £28.00 for 75ml of hàng hóa. 

Have sầu you used this product before? How did you find it? Let me know your thoughts!


 

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