Review: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Midnight Recovery Concentrate by Kiehl’s is an elixir of pure essential oils and distilled botanicals that works overnight to replenish lost skin moisture while you sleep. It contains Squalane, (a botanical lipid similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids), Lavender Oil and Evening Primrose Oil. I keep a bottle of this product on my nightstand and have been applying 2-3 drops every night before I go to bed. Restoring skin’s healthy appearance isn’t going to happen “overnight” (or “by morning” as this claims), but I do think that continued use of this oil blend does have it’s benefits.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
$46 USD/$48 CDN – 30ml

The scent of this product is hard to describe, but very relaxing and enjoyable. It is so soothing (almost aromatherapy-like) and really helps me sleep restfully. The first time I used this product, I remember thinking to myself….”this feels oily”? Comprised mainly of essential oils, this was somewhat expected but thankfully the lightweight texture absorbed quickly. I experienced no breakouts or any irritation when using this ….my skin just drank it up! 

I usually apply a night cream or serum onto my skin first, then add a few drops of this concentrate over top. After a few months of continued use, I’ve noticed improvements with my skin’s suppleness, elasticity and tone. It is still a part of my evening routine. I think the most noticeable difference has been that my skin doesn’t look as tired or “puffy” in the mornings. A definite plus!  

The Midnight Recovery Concentrate comes in a heavy glass bottle and dispenses through a dropper. It is paraben, fragrance and mineral oil free. 

Have you tried this product? 
Which product do you apply on your skin before bed?