Saturday, 6 December 2014

Celebrate Christmas with Kiehl's ~ #Review #2014ChristmasGiftGuide

Not to cause any panic or stress but there are 19 days left until Christmas. Not to worry, there is plenty of time to shop or place orders online to have it deliver on time. Have you come across when you are shopping that you will end up getting something for yourself amd that you end up keeping it instead of giving it? Shhh...I won’t tell. Your secret is safe with me. Sometimes it is best to purchase two of the same item so you can keep one and give one away. Unless you plan to keep both of them, maybe you might need to purchase three of them. Kiehl’s has many great gift sets that would be the perfect Christmas gift that anyone would love this year.


Kiehl’s celebrates the holiday season with a limited-edition label by International artist duo Craig & Karl. Kiehl’s proudly announces its 6th Annual Artist Collaboration for Holiday – introducing Kiehl’s x Craig & Karl. Designed by international artist duo Carig & Karl, this limited-edition label is a kaleidoscope of vibrant colour that will adorn some of Kiehl’s most beloved customer favourites, including Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, Creme de Corps Whipped, Untra Facial Cream, Calendula Toner, Hand Salve and a lip balm set.

Each year, in honour of the Holiday season, Kiehl’s partners with a different artist to design a special limited-edition label. 

“We were so excited to have Craig & Karl as our holiday partners this year. Their colourful illustrations are incredibly unique and we knew their creativity would blend perfectly with Kiehl’s,” stated Maria Gustafson, Senior Vice President, Global Creative for Kiehl’s Since 1851. “In addition to our packaging, we are translating their design into our windows, in-store merchandising, gift box sets and other collateral items, so that when a customer enters our stores, they will experience Craig & Karl’s verson for holiday in a uniquely Kiehl’s way.” 

 I had the opportunity to try Kiehl’s Cremed Crops Whipped Body Butter (240ml, $46), Ultra Facial Cream (125ml, $56), and the Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner (250ml, $49).

My skin is always unbearably dry this time of year. If I don’t constantly moisturize my hands, they will become irritated, cracked, and red. It has not become to the point it bleeds (knock on wood). Crops Whipped Body Butter has a nice creamy, fluffy texture and it is very light on the skin. It absorbs quickly on my skin with no greasy feel. It provides 24 hours hydration so it would last until I wake up the next morning when I apply it at night. It has a light addictive scent on my skin – soy and milk. I don’t know why but the combine of the two ingredients always smells divine. I have been sniffing at my hands all the time when I apply it. It has a sweet scent like deserts.

During the colder season I need a heavier facial cream to help hydrate my face. My face gets tight and uncomfortable if I don’t apply anything especially at night. I need something a little thicker texture that will work on keeping my face hydrated. Kiehl’s ultra facial cream has a light creamy texture that quickly absorbs onto my skin. It does not make my sin feel greasy. I use this as a night cream because this cream will last all night long.

I can’t believe that Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner has been their best seller for almost 50 years. It is a gentle, alcohol-free toner contains Calendula, derived from the Marigold flower. Nourishing Panthenol and herbal extracts sunch as Lavender, Ivy, Great Burdock, and Allantonin immediately leave the facial skin feeling smooth, fresh and invigorated after each use.

Kiehl’s customers have the option of customizing their own gift sets, personalizing their holiday gifting with the Kiehl’s products of their choice. All gift collections, including custom gift-wrapping service with Limited Edition Kiehl’s x Craig & Karl gift boxes, are available at Kehl’s freestanding stores worldwide and select speciality retailers.

I enjoy using the Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner. It has become one of my favourites. It does not contain alcohol so it does not sting or dries out my skin when I use it. There is barely any scent but when I open the bottle it smells like herbal tea. I love how my face feels after using it, clean and re-freshed. It does not leave any residue or greasiness . Not sure I am too crazy about pieces of marigold in the bottle. I think they can remove them and it would be just as efficient. If you don’t mind the price tag, this is one of the best toner to use.

Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. What a lovely gift for that special someone on your list

  2. The Crops Whipped Body Butter sounds like a good product that I might try. I do get very dry skin on my elbows and heels and they tend to crack in winter which is very painful, this might help to prevent that :-)

  3. That is a lovely design! I love gifting Kiehl's products but I might be tempted to keep that for myself if I do end up planning to buy it for someone!

  4. These would definitely be hard to part with. They sound lovely.

  5. The Whipped body butter sounds really nice. I may have to go find myself some after the holidays!

  6. I love their Cremed Crops Whipped Body Butter! Great picks!

  7. Debbie White Beattie14 March 2017 at 22:50

    I've never tried any Kiehl’s products before but I would love to try these products or any others