Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate Review

by mehak on November 29, 2012

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Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Guest Review by Avanti

I had not even reached 3 decades of my existence on this planet when i was faced with all those post 30 challenges. To top it, the lifestyle we lead and the pollution we are exposed to always drove me to get ready for the 30 mark. The first challenge one faces, is the skin problems. I always was convinced that if I take care of my looks, I can take care of my confidence. I wasn’t frantic of the fact but was very conscious and always read and updated myself with the various products available. After having used a couple of them like Olay , Clarins and a whole lot of the samplers that I ask(read yearn for) for to the sales guy/girls at the counter when I shop for my other makeup and cosmetics  We all do, don’t we?? If not I suggest one must. It’s the most economical way of sampling these products that can create craters in your pockets if bought in full size  I got my sample sachet of  Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate from a Kiehl’s store in Mumbai.  I used that one single sachet for almost 10 days, before I bought a full size product.

An issue with these skin repair / rejuvenation / replenishing – cream / lotions/ serums is that none promise quick results. You wear it on in the night with the hope that you will wake up to look like a diva, but sigh….

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate claims “A replenishing Elixir of Pure Essential Oils and Distilled Botanicals to Visibly Restore the Appearance of Skin by Morning. ”
It’s a colourless serum, package in a dark blue glass bottle with a dropper built in its lid. It’s a very retro looking glass bottle which can remind you of those lovely Moroccan lamps or Murano glass with gold embellishments. I wear it every day before I retire to bed under my night moisturiser. For girls with normal to oily skin may opt it wear it alone too on cleansed skin.  It takes just about 2-3 drops for the entire face. It spreads wonderfully leaving no oily residue but the right amount of moisturising to the skin.  It has a nice top of Citrus, middle note of Lavender and a base note of Jasmine. And here comes the best part, I actually wake up in the morning with much supple and smooth skin. I have been using it for about 3 months now and its continued to perform.
What I like about this product:

  1. Works wonderfully on my skin. I wake up to a soft, supple and fresh skin.
  2. Requires small quantity. Just 2-3 drops spreads on the entire face. The product will last you for over 6-8 months.
  3. Mildly fragrant. The lavender notes tingles a nice spa like effect on you.
  4. Packaging – the inbuilt dropper helps you get the right quantity for your use and also keeps the product untouched.

What I don’t like about this product:

  1. Price – No doubt it’s a wonderful product but it’s definitely heavy on the pocket. But think about it like this. You use it for over 8 months to get that wonderful skin. Anything’s worth it! What say???

*Texture of Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate: Photo credit Google

*skin looks hydrated  with Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate


Overall Verdict – A

Price-INR 2990 for 30ml

Recommendation – Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is great product for dry skin like mine when combined with a good night cream.  Available at Kiehl’s Store nationwide. It’s a 30ml bottle.  I suggest you ask for a sample at the Kiehl’s Store before you invest in the full size product. It gives a very good idea if the product works for you or not.

PS: I was wondering if anyone’s seen the Turning 30 movie, starring Gul Panag. I haven’t. Do leave a line on it if it’s worth a watch ;)

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Richa Saxena November 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm

This does looks like a great skincare product…but the tag is steeep!!!


Avanti November 30, 2012 at 12:28 am

I agree. But I must mention it lasts you ages. I have been using my bottle for about 5 months now and I am through with just about 1/3. You just need about 3-4 drops. Try the sample , it will last you about 7-8 days easily. It gives you a clear idea if it works for you.


Dayle Gabriella Pereira November 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I’ve never tried their products before but am thinking about the other blemish concentrate one.
BTw, the movies just ok. not too shabby for a one time watch :)


Avanti November 30, 2012 at 12:30 am

I have tried this one and also their Midnight Recovery Eye Cream. Both are superb. Tnx for the movie review. Will get myself a dvd soon :)


Preetha November 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm

way too expensive..but i kno kiehls products r fab..wud try something soon


Sukanya November 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm

keeping this is my wish list for sure ! turning 30 is a easy peasy lightweight movie ! not a must but definitely good time pass :)


Avanti November 30, 2012 at 12:31 am

Cool. Tnx for movie review ;) Sounds a decent movie to watch.


Pratha November 30, 2012 at 12:04 am

Love Kiehls stuff.. tried a sampler for this product and man it worked even for oily skin!! its just the price thats kept me off it :(


Dollie November 30, 2012 at 1:02 am

Just got samples of this as well as their dark spot corrector and the Midnight recovery eye…will try them out from tmrw and see if my skin loves them or not.


Avanti November 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm

All the best and let me know how it works on you. I saw results in just 2 days.


Priti November 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm

dark spot corrector will take 2 weeks to show results ya… but its a magic potion :)


Karishma November 30, 2012 at 1:50 am

I have tried this and liked it too :)


Vaishnavi November 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I am debating btw this and EL’s Advanced Midnight Recovery..!! But great review Avanti!!


Avanti December 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Tnx Vaishnavi. Havnt tried El’s . Maybe you can share the reviews with me :)


jyoti November 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm

looks promising!
u know..our gang of girls have planned mission vegas before 30. marriage or no marriage, we just HAVE to do the holiday! hehe! i hv only 1.5 yrs to lose the flab and wear fab before i turn the dreaded 30 :(


mehak November 30, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Lol !!!! Mission vegas that is SO fun, im gong to make a mission with my gal pals.


Avanti December 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Wow! Do share the Vegas review with us :) Most awaited!


Karishma December 2, 2012 at 10:52 am

Yes yes. I’ve heard way to many good reviews about this one. One of those products you can start off by using in your late 20s and will see the benefit years later.


Bhumika December 4, 2012 at 12:59 am

I loveee MRC…and smells awesome too..if one has dark spots issue then CCC is also great !


philamazan December 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

i used this for a month…
didnt see any miracle so passed it to my mom


Rajvi Bhow February 23, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I got the sample size of this..and thought its a great product only the orice stops me from buying read my review..


Garima June 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I got the sample of MRC with Kiehl’s Ultra light UV defense day creme…I swear I have not felt my skin so soft and supple ever…waking up has never been so beautiful ;)
also got the Midnight eye recovery concentrate sample…have not tried that one though coz I think my eye area is good, dont wanna get my skin used to products…
nevertheless has anyone used that? any reviews?


twinkle May 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm

hey! i just got the sample of kielhs midnight recovery concentrate after reading all the great reviews ! BUT i had a totally different experience . i have a very dry skin and used it for two days and my skin has gone very itchy and red . im having breakouts and acnes . I dont know why ? :/ i was really excited to use the product but then i dont know this isnt working for me ;(


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