As mentioned in a previous post, we had a night of pure indulgence thanks to Kiehl's. This was last week and we finally had the time to try out the brand new Ginger Leaf and Hibiscus Firming Mask.
I loved the packaging that we got but I believe that this is the media kit so don't expect to see this kind of packaging when you buy it okay? I just wanna be clear on that one.
This is not meant for dry skin. If you suffer from Crepey skin, read this post by esthetics hub instead.
So before we get to the nitty-gritty of things, here's a recommended night time routine from Kiehl's.
Here's also a list of benefits that you can get when you use the Ginger Leaf and Hibiscus Firming Mask.
The question is: DOES IT REALLY WORK?
We tested it for almost a week and here's our assessment.
This is me after my night time shower. As many people know, I'm quite lazy when it comes to skincare so I need something that easily absorbs and doesn't take 18 steps to achieve great looking skin.
I love that the container was almost full. I feel like you get your money's worth because it's not half only of the container.
It wasn't grainy and it was easily absorbed by my skin. It also wasn't sticky which is good because if you live in Manila, sticky skin is the worst!
The entire process took less than a minute. This already involved a lot of massaging my face. It's so absorbent. I LOVE IT!
After 5 minutes, I felt a little heat on my face and then I kid you not, I felt a little tightening on my skin. It was AMAZING!
Formulated for all skin types, Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask has an instant firming effect and an indulgent velvety texture upon application- making it a quick and simple addition to any skincare regimen. With continued use, Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask softens the look of fine lines and unveils a younger-looking complexion.
It is recommended to use Kiehl’s Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask regularly up to 5 times a week after the application of a toner and a serum. Massage the mask onto clean skin at night with an upward motion and feel the formula begin to work instantly. Leave it on overnight and cleanse your skin in the morning to remove it.
Its velvety texture, yet firming and smoothing properties make it beneficial for skin that shows signs of aging; that is dull and tired. Essential Oils add a soothing, calming aroma to the paraben free formula.
To know more about the two main ingredients, here are a few details.
Botanical Hibiscus Seed Extract
Cultivated in Southern India, the Hibiscus Seeds are separated from their nutshells before being ground. The active fraction, constituted of Hydrolyzed Proteins, is then extracted from the seeds, purified and filtered to solely keep the efficacious benefits. The Hibiscus Seeds, whose flower is known to close during the night to preserve its nectar, provide the formula with instant and overnight firming benefits.
Ginger Leaf Extract
Native to Vietnam in tropical Asia, the Ginger Leaf utilized in our formula has been widely employed for its roots in traditional Chinese and Ayurveda medicine as well as in Southeast Asia as a spice and flavoring agent in the cuisine. Sourced in Hoa Binh and in the Bắc Giang province of Vietnam, and carefully collected by 14 women between March and October, the Ginger Leaves are then ground and their actives extracted before being used in our formula that reduces the appearance of fine lines.
VERDICT: This product is definitely worth your hard earned money. As they say, you really need to invest in your skin so that you can preserve your youthful glow.
You can buy Kiehl's products from Rustans, Lazada, and Sephora App.