Okay, so confession time. I had this bottle sitting in my bathroom cabinet for months before I tried it. I went for a Kiehl’s facial (yup, still harping on about that) and Lisa the facialist couldn’t believe I’d never even thought about opening it! She declared it one of her favourite products, and soon set about using it on me.
Kiehl’s Iris Activating Essence is so much more than a toner, which is exactly what I assumed it was! Inspired by Asian rituals, the fluid is applied after toner but before your skin treatments, and it works to drench your skin in moisture and keep it looking perky and radiant.
It uses Lipo Hydroxy Acids and Iris Root Extract to put the skin’s own natural exfoliating processes to work, whilst also drawing moisture to the skin. It’s a pretty special little bottle!
Of course, I was soon smitten with the quenching concoction! It’s a little thicker than your usual toner, so you can sort of tip a small amount in to the palms and then carefully pat it on to cleansed skin. You can almost feel it working straight away. I follow it up with my serums, oils and other lotions and potions and I’m all set!
I’ve had seriously dehydrated skin these past few weeks, and I feel like including this in my routines has helped so much. For one, my skin looks so glowing and plumped! I no longer feel like my foundation is like a mask on my skin as it sucks out all the moisture, and I don’t have that tight sensation minutes after I apply moisturiser. I found I saw a difference really quickly too, which is always a plus…
It may seem gimmicky, but it’s a step in my routine I wouldn’t want to go without now!
Have you tried this?