Clearly Corrective Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment from Kiehl’s 

If you’ve been reading my blog for long you’ll know that I’m in love with Glycolic Acid in skincare. It’s a magical ingredient that does wonderful things for your skin. It’s anti ageing, nourishing and many other things. New from Kiehl’s is their Clearly Corrective Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment. With a balance of Glycolic Aicid and another magic skincare ingredient Activated C (an incredibly refined and potent form for Vitamin C.
This ultra-lightweight hydrator is even good for senstive skin. They good chemists at Kiehl’s began formulating this new type of hydrator 14 months ago, it’s the first moisturiser that will target three key causes of loss of clarity: rough texture, dehydration, and discolouration.  


“CCDS remains one of the most effective targeted treatments for clarity on the market, but treatment serums are only one component of a complete skincare regimen,” shares Helen Sung, AVP Kiehl’s Product Innovation. “We asked ourselves, how could we address the key causes of loss of clarity? Naturally we could introduce additional doses of our skin clarity ingredients into a moisturizer, a central step in a regimen. But the true innovation would be in helping skin to better reflect light, and to be more receptive to the formula’s ingredients. This is where glycolic acid offered an important enhancement to the equation.”

While highly effective, Glycolic Acid can be irritating and dehydrating to skin. “Widely used as an agent in peels, it is a less popular ingredient in hydrators,” explains Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s Consulting Dermatologist. “When used in moisturizers, many formulate with glycolic acid at such a high level that it requires very specific usage and rarely allows for the moisturizer to be easily incorporated into a standard skincare regimen. And these formulas are generally unsuitable for those with sensitive skin.”

“We intentionally used a lower level of Glycolic Acid in our formula to help soften surface skin rather than to aggressively peel it. This complements the Activated C in the formula by helping skin to be more receptive to the skin clarifying ingredients,” stated Dr. Geoff Genesky, Kiehl’s Head Chemist. “Within the formula, we also offer moisturizing benefits by tapping into the nourishing and protecting properties of Peony and White Birch. This careful balance is our true formulation achievement. This moisture treatment not only offers 24 hour hydration to balance the keratolytic properties of glycolic acid, but our formula is so tolerable that it can be used twice a day or even applied with a thicker layer as an overnight masque.”

As always with Kiehl’s the product has been tested and tested and the results are pretty amazing. After one week of using the product 86% of women agreed their skin had a luminous and translucent glow and felt softened, while 94% agreed their skin felt moisturised 

It will be available on January 14th from Kiehl’s Wicklow Street, Dundrum Town Cebtre and Arnotts or you can buy online at Arnotts.ie. The RRP is €53.00. 

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