My Skincare Routine with Kiehl’s

Maria McKendry, Fashion Blogger, Buffalo Blogger, Fashion

My skincare routine has always been pretty basic. Cleanse, moisturize, apply sunscreen, cleanse again at night, apply a nighttime moisturizer before I get too tired and fall asleep.

Once in a great while I’ll treat myself to a facial and then wonder why I don’t do that more often.

For me, the most important factors for having healthy skin are getting enough sleep, following a plant-based diet, exercising, drinking water, staying away from sugar, alcohol and greasy food, staying out of the sun, genetics and having the right skincare products.

Now that I just turned 44, having the right products is more important to me than ever. In my younger years, my skincare routine consisted of washing my face with a bar of soap and unfortunately spending a lot of time in the sun. I was a swimmer and spent a minimum of 4 hours a day in the sun every Summer (we had early morning and late afternoon practices and sometimes spent the day at the beach or at someone’s pool in between) with minimal to no sunscreen…Eeeeeek! If I could turn back time…but I can’t. I can only warn my younger friends and readers that this getting older stuff is REAL and it’s NOT a party so take care of yourself NOW!

Sometime towards the end of 2017 I decided to change my skincare products after reading posts from other bloggers who were using Kiehl’s and liked it. This wasn’t the first time I’d heard about Kiehl’s so I decided to take the plunge and see what all the hype was about.

I now start my skincare routine by washing my face with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser. I like it because it foams as it cleans yet it’s very gentle and doesn’t dry my skin out. It contains Vitamin E and Avocado Oil among other things and is PH Balanced.

Kiehl's skin care

Next I apply a few drops of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30.

Using the Daily Reviving Concentrate feels like I’m giving my skin a treat every morning. It creates a nice, healthy glow on my skin and is full of healthy ingredients.

The Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate contains 12.5% Vitamin C. I LOVE this product. I use it in the morning and at night. It really brightens my skin and makes it look radiant. My skin usually feels a little warm right after I put it on. The warmth last a few seconds and then goes away.

The moisturizer is great because it’s very light and doesn’t feel greasy. It contains SPF 30 which is perfect for someone like myself who often forgets to use sunscreen.

Click on the highlighted links to read more about each product!

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My nighttime skincare routine consists of washing off my makeup with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, applying a few drops of Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate and the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate once again. They’re all incredible I can’t say enough about how each one really works and does what they’re supposed to do. I’m so glad I made the switch to Kiehl’s!

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For a limited time, you can take advantage of this amazing promo by Kiehl’s and receive the cute little bag in the photo below and a handful of samples with a $75+ purchase. A cleanser was included in mine because I made a $115+ purchase! Woot! I love free products!

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Here I am feeling good in my new skin!

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Check out Kiehl’s! You won’t be sorry. They even have products for men!

Many thanks to my friend and photographer Susan Laino for these beautiful photos!

Thank you for visiting Em & Gracie. If you have any questions for me, please leave a comment. It should be noted that these are my own thoughts and opinions.


Maria McKendry

“Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin.”  ~ Zoe Saldana

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