For Kiehl’s 6th annual artistic collaboration, they have tied up with International artist duo Craig & Karl for it’s limited edition Holiday Collection and lucky little me got one of the specially designed cosmetic bags containing two of my favourite products, the bestselling Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Ultra Light UV Defense, and a matching mirror.
The talented duo works together to create distinctively visually arresting vector art illustrations and have previously worked with LVMH, MCM, Apple, Nike and Jeff Koons.
Unzipping my gift from Kiehl’s
The festive graphic prints, that are in a kaleidoscope of brilliant colours and scream of celebration, adorned Kiehl’s most beloved customer favourites like Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, Lip Balm Set and Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner. Gift sets were also customisable and could be packaged in the Craig & Karl gift boxes.
Did you get any of these cute packaged Craig & Carl gift sets during Christmas for your loved ones?
Woo hoo! Another bottle of Midnight Recovery Concentrate!
I’m actually really happy the thoughtful ladies at Kiehl’s gifted me with a full-sized bottle of Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Ultra Light UV Defense. They are now back up bottles for when my existing bottles run out in 2015.
Why am I such a fan of both products?
The Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($90, 30ml) may sound a little heavy since it’s mainly a blend of botanic essential oils and extracts, but it is not greasy and absorbs well into my skin, always leaving it looking super fresh and radiant the morning after I apply it.
It is a long-time favourite of mine since Kiehl’s sent a bottle over two years ago and even as I test many new products, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a product I rely on and bring with me on my travels only because the results are great and I don’t need too many other products at night if I apply it.
Ultra Light Daily UV Defense and Midnight Recovery Concentrate
As for the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense ($52, 30ml), I’ve personally used it over the years and I have spare tubes of this. While I’ve found some pretty good sunscreens over the years, this is one of my top picks (alongside this one from For Beloved One) because of how its between the thick gooey typical western sunblocks and overly milky and watery Japanese/Asian sunscreens. I don’t quite like the watery sunscreens because I tend to have to slather those on and I often get too much on and it leaves my face looking a bit white.
It also has no ashen tint (unlike the new wave of sunscreens from Korea which include some form of BB coverage together with sunscreen properties).
I believe the limited edition collection is still being sold in Kiehl’s stores! Check out more information on the Holiday Collection at kiehlstimes.com.
Disclaimer: Products in this post were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions shared are honest and my own based on my experience.