Kiehl"s cilantro & orange extract pollutant defending masque

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Before I moved to lớn Shangnhị, I went on a spending spree on products that would help me fight pollution & detox the skin whilst I was here in China. Coming from Australia, where the climate và environment was much more ‘tolerable’ & cleaner, finding something khổng lồ 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 to enter. 

One of the products that I stumbled upon và that had just been released at the time was the Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant và Defending Masque. I bought this very much on a whyên, without much research of the product itself. All I knew at the time was that this mask was designed khổng lồ help defend the skin from pollutants và aimed khổng lồ detoxify the skin of any miễn phí radicals using plant extracts. A quick skyên of the ingredients at the Kiehl’s counter, revealed nothing too alarming, so I happily purchased it (và the sales person was just so lovely too, I couldn’t say no!). I have used this mask a few times now, & 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 and Orange Masque is basically an overnight facial mask which aims to defkết thúc the skin from pollutants and 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 and 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 lớn defend & over time strengthen the skin from environmental aggressors. Using natural extracts such as orange – an antioxidant – khổng lồ fight không lấy phí radicals & cilantro lớn help strengthen the skin barrier, this overnight mask will help to 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 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 Litháng Fruit Extract/Lemon 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 & essential oils (which gives the hàng hóa 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 lượt thích 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 to apply a thick layer of this after cleansing and after about 5 minutes – tissue off the excess to leave sầu a thin layer on the skin. Once you have sầu tissued the excess, leave 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 sầu the feeling of this mask on my face overnight. It was thichồng & heavy và overall not pleasant for me. This was more a personal preference as many of you may know, I just bởi vì not like 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 & 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 & Cilantro Mask (using both methods), I feel that my skin does feel very clean, refreshed & hydrated. This is most likely due to the orange và cilantro extracts that give sầu it that ‘fresh’ smell & feeling but also due khổng lồ the high amount of essential oils và emollients found in this mask. From the ingredients các mục you can see its packed full of healthy essential oils và natural emollients such as shea butter, ceteryl alcohol và Apricot Kernal Oil. I also find that this does have sầu a calming effect on any angry red patches on my skin due to some of these essential oils & the fact it does feel quite moisturising (và probably why it feels so ‘heavy’ on the skin). 

The smell of this is quite strong. If you are sensitive to lớn smells, I highly recommkết thúc you take one whiff of this & determine whether or not you like the scent, it lingers và stays for as long as you have 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 strong the actual scent was and how long it lingered after application. 

I vày lượt thích the Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque, but I wasn’t wowed by the hàng hóa. 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 vì chưng prefer a traditional clay or mud mask. I personally, don’t love sầu 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 on for an hour or so, it felt quite cooling and refreshing on the skin on application. There is a very slight tingle at the beginning which doesn’t last more than 10 seconds & you can then feel your skin start lớn cool and calm down. The claims of brightening and leaving the skin radiant, I think are somewhat true as my skin does look a little brighter and 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 lớn 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 khổng lồ have sầu a ‘natural’ look & feel about it, it does contain a few different essential oils which can irritate the skin, those being oải hương (it surprisingly didn’t cause me lớn flare up though), peppermint oil and citrus oil. It is also important to note that there are some fragrance compounds (see my previous post) that may cause very sensitive skins to react such as Limonene, Citral & Geraniol. I vày have sầu to give sầu 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 khổng lồ a certain degree due to the addition of ferulic acid, tocopherol and Vi-Ta-Min C in the form of fruit extracts. However, lớn have sầu instant results from this is something that is to 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 chưng, is leave sầu the skin hydrated, brighter & a bit more radiant (which is always a good thing anyway!).




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Repurchase YAY or NAY Overall, I did like this mask but I don’t think I loved it enough for me to repurchase it again in the future. I find that other masks out there bởi vì a similar job without the ‘heaviness’ và the strong 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 and my pillow (not pleasant). I didn’t mind leaving it on for a few hours though & washing it off at a later period. It did leave sầu my skin feeling very hydrated & somewhat more radiant & brighter, but I vị think some of the other masks which I have sầu used in the past give a better effect to lớn the skin. As mentioned, its a solid hàng hóa but the only thing that seemed lớn ‘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 product. 

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


 

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