Be a part of the Kiehl’s “Change Your Skin” Challenge - Kim Gray
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Be a part of the Kiehl’s “Change Your Skin” Challenge

So I’m very excited to be a part of the Kiehl’s “Change Your Skin” Challenge starting a bit later in June.

Midnight Recovery Concentrate Hi-Res Image

Kiehl’s started as an old-style European apothecary in New York’s East Village in 1851 and sought to address the needs and concerns of the community of the East village. Kiehl’s distinct values and business model grew from this ethos of personalized service and quality formulations to become a sort after, cult brand loved all over the world! Currently Kiehl’s South Africa  has Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Flying off the shelves in South Africa due to it’s popularity. I can’t wait to put it to the test!

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a lightweight overnight repair treatment.

  • Regenerates, repairs, and replenishes skin for smoother, healthier skin
  • Works with the skin’s natural nocturnal activity -when skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors – to dramatically restore skin
  • 99.8% naturally-derived and paraben-free
  • A customer favourite

Join then Kiehl’s “Change Your Skin” Challenge: 

I’m looking for “Mini Kiehl’s ambassadors” if you may, to join the Kiehl’s “Change Your Skin” Challenge with me. We will be given a full size Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate to use every day (as an added treatment to your current beauty routine – yes only 3 drops every evening) to document the change in your skin over 28 days. 

You’ll be tweeting with me and @KiehlsSA, featuring your reviews on my blog, make a Youtube vid if you wish and join in the conversation on my blog posts. We’re putting Kiehl’s to the test! To enter to stand the chance of joining the Kiehl’s “Change Your Skin” Challenge:

Leave me a comment on my blog or my Facebook Page and tell me a about your current beauty routine (even what you’re using) and why you’d want to be a part of this challenge! You’ve got 3 days to convince me beauty addicts! 🙂 Good luck possible beauty reporters! xx


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  • Anonymous

    May 28, 2013 at 15:14

    I'd love to take part as I'm a huge fan of Kiehl's – even though I currently fly from CT to Joburg to do my shopping! (Please come to Cape Town!).
    Currently I'm using: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser, Cucumber Herbal alcohol-free toner, Ceamy Eye Treatment with avocado, and have recently started using Rosa Arctica (which I love!). I also use Dermalogica daily microfoliant and Intensive Moisture Masque, as well as Clarins UV Plus SPF 40.

  • Pippa J Personal Styling

    May 28, 2013 at 19:02

    I'd love to take part, and would love to tweet and blog about my experience with the product. I currently use a mixed range of products which includes QMS, Dermalogica and Sensai. I do a 3-step routine each morning and evening, and try to exfoliate once a week. I'm in the process of wanting to fine-tine my beauty brand choice and am not sure which way to go, so would love to try the Kiehl's product. Yesterday I got 5 x samples of the Creme de Corps and am keen to see the results of that too, in this dry Jo'burg winter climate!

  • Pavla Sessions

    May 29, 2013 at 05:21

    Ooooh, sounds interesting. I'm a typical Durban girl, laidback about my beauty regime, but would love to try the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and tweet about it. Currently I use Environ, and wash and moisturize in the morning, and wash at night, simple and sweet and I probably need to up my game!

  • Sonja Müller

    May 29, 2013 at 07:04

    I'm a Thyroid Cancer Survivor and my skin (and hair and body) is still very much in recovery mode. I truly NEED an added boost. I use Isabella Garcia's range of products.

  • Raquel De Sousa

    May 29, 2013 at 07:11

    I would love to take part in this study! I've battled constantly with problem skin and would love to find a way to repair past damage to my skin. I have learnt from experience that organic and natural is def the way to go! The range in America is amazing so I get my friend who lives there now to ship me over my products of choice 😉 Currently I use Juice Beauty Day cream and Skin Clearing serum, plus they have this great powder which I apply to potential SPOT Zones! Hate them but this powder def lowers the redness. Base wise… I am a convert to Smashbox BB Cream! Love it because its light and my skin can actually breathe… but it also offers great coverage! Alternatively I have Bare Minerals powder foundation for the days when not as much coverage is needed. Lastly… I think 😉 I use Murad Acne treatment face wash and toner. Oh and on alternate days I also apple RegimA Derma Repair for old scars. So as you can see… I have an extensive beauty regime to keep my skin in check 😉 I would love to try Kiehls and see if it can help me better than these products are. Plus I have pretty much tried most products so could give some worthwhile comparisons 😉 Good luck choosing… think its going to be tough ;).

  • Bianca Bouwer

    May 29, 2013 at 08:36

    Oh my hat I would LOVE to take part in this challenge! I have tried a sample of this product and fell in love with it! Would LOVE to see what it does for my skin over 28 days. I battle with breakouts and hyper pigmentation and have been looking for a product to help me with old acne scars and to brighten up my complexion 🙂 Currently I am using REN Calming Clay Cleanser followed by Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream. I follow that up with a SPF 40 by Clinique (Sunscreen is a MUST). I do a mask once a week with REN's Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask as well. Looking for that perfect night treatment now! Love love love the ethos of Kiehl's – would be delighted to be involved.

  • Anonymous

    May 29, 2013 at 08:37

    I'd love to take part in Kiehl's Campaign. To maintain a beautiful and glowing skin I follow these simple steps each morning before starting my day:

    1. A good wash along with exfoliation( I use Gatinaeu gentle silk cleanser).
    2. Toning and moisturising( I use Gatinaeu gentle silk Toner).
    3. A quick base ( I use Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation).
    4. A neutral colour blush (I useSmashbox Idolize Me Powder Blush).
    5. Well-defined eyes( I use Smashbox Photo OP Under Eye Brightener).
    6. Lip gloss( I use Smashbox Sheer Colour Lip Enhancing Gloss).
    Thx, Megs H.

  • Thingsdeeloves

    May 29, 2013 at 09:03

    I've been wanting to "change my skin" for as long as I can remember! My skin is incredibly sensitive and prone to breakouts, so I've been searching high and low for a miracle product to sort it out. I use Cetaphil and Nutriderm to cleanse and moisturize, since my skin is so sensitive, and they are paraben free. I would jump at the chance to try this product for 28 days. I also have my own blog, and would be willing to document the process on that platform as well ( Please pick me and help me to change my skin!

  • Shana Marais

    May 29, 2013 at 09:09

    Show me a woman who doesn't want beautiful skin? And try as we may, most products are money making gimmicks and often leave our skins in poorer condition than before. I have slight red blotchiness on my right cheek due to burning with boiling water when I was younger. Due to these scars, my skin is prone to redness and on top of that, it's hypersensitive too. I have tried everything from baby products to Dermalogica to Bio Oil and have even gone the laser route (which caused more harm than good), not forgetting the three fruit peels in an attempt to improve the texture of my skin, this because I believe in natural products as opposed to chemicals. That being said; I am ready for a miracle serum (that actually works)! I am ready to "Change my Skin" #challengeaccepted.

  • Jess Gamble

    May 29, 2013 at 10:00

    I would LOVE to be a part of this. My skin is quite dry, and I have a tiny bit of rosacea, so I would love to see what Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate can do for me!
    At the moment I use Garnier Pure Active fash wash, an Aloe toner from Clicks, and Johnson and Johnson daily essentials day cream. At night I do the same but use no7 night cream.

    I would be so excited to see what this product can do for me, and the changes I might see in my skin.
    I'd love to tweet and blog about my experience with this product.

  • Delphine Van Der Merwe

    May 29, 2013 at 10:03

    I would love to be a part of this challenge as I have not had the opportunity to try Kiehl's before but have read many favorable reviews out in blog land and the press. As someone in their early 30's its become apparent lately that I need to step up my routine. I'm stuck in a rut of using a combination of products which took care of my adult acne and de – hydration issues and thus have just stuck with it for 2 years straight. It is time to change up my skincare game. I currently use Dermalogica ultra calming cleanser, toner and skin smoothing cream. I use Prevage eye serum and Dermalogica hydration booster in the mornings and evening too. Once a week I exfoliate using Vitaderm enzymatic exfoliate and follow that up with Vitaderm Mask Essential. Thanks

  • Ruth Tanser

    May 29, 2013 at 10:37

    I’d love to give it a go!
    We've recently moved to Jo'burg from.
    My skin is very dry (especially in the Jo’burg winter!) so at the moment I use Esse deep moisturiser, then Garnier BB cream and then my Clinique Foundation on top of that! At night I just use Estee Lauder Night Serum before bed. I also have a facial about once every 2 months.

  • Alexandra Thorne

    May 29, 2013 at 13:26

    I would LOVE to test Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – I used to be on the panel of testers for Real Simple magazine when it was still around and loved testing beauty products and giving detailed feedback. I like to use natural products and avoid parabens at all costs. My skin is drying as I age so I focus less on worrying about an oily t-zone and more on worrying about my dry and dehydrated cheeks and resulting fine lines! I use a natural cleanser and moisturiser by a company called "Simply B", Nimue skin conditioner and super hydrating serum, followed by a Stila BB cream (recommended by you!) but I still think my skin needs extra help in this harsh Cape Town winter!

  • Anonymous

    May 29, 2013 at 14:14

    I've tried everything, Dr Hauschka, Environ, Nimue, Dermalogica, Sisley. The list goes on. I have heard such great things about Kiehl's and I'd love to try them but I'm down in Cape Town, I know you can order through Edgars but I do not even know the full range that is available. I'm pregnant at present so I am looking for a concentrate or serum to add (and change over completely when I've finished my current products).
    At present I'm using a Sisley milk cleanser, Bioderma toner, La Mer moisturising cream, Dior Hydra Life eye sorbet and some of the Dermalogica boosters (and of course ultra sun sun care). I love honest products and at present I'm not completely happy with my skincare regime. I cannot wait till Kiehl's opens in Cape Town – hopefully this will happen soon?

  • Modupe Oloruntoba

    May 29, 2013 at 14:57

    I'm a 20 yr old fashion student/writer with problem skin – it's been this way since I was 12, and while my current routine isn't making it worse, the effects seem to have plateaued. This could be because of the products I'm using, or the slew of all-nighters I've pulled recently, or some combination of both. Whatever it is, my spots are back, my dark marks refuse to clear, and every time I look in the mirror, my skin screams 'I AM EXHAUSTED!' I would love to take part in this challenge to put a beauty manufacturer's promises to the test, to put some life back into my face, and so I can stop using facebook profile pictures I took 3 years ago. If it's really as awesome as they claim, I will run and tell the world. If it's not, well… I'll do the same thing, actually. My current routine is the Clinique 3-step system for Type 2 skin, accompanied by bio oil and an spf 50 milk spray, every morning and most nights. I rarely wear make-up during the day; just to events and work (part-time). I'll write punchy, honest reviews that people will love reading – pick me. 🙂

  • Lexi Bechet

    May 29, 2013 at 15:42

    What a great collaboration! I would really love to be a part of your challenge as I think I could really put the product to the test. I am currently washing my face with Dove Soap simply because I don't have the time and energy to find something great, I am 28 years old and am on the verge on not being able to get away with the regime I am currently using, ie, the bare minimum! A usual day sees me getting up early, and heading straight into work where I spend the day in my Confectionery, cooking away in a very humid environment, after work, I usually hit either the gym or the mountain to let off some steam and getting pretty sweaty. My skin is exposed to many different elements and temperatures in a day. I would absolutely love to be a part of this challenge with you, I promise that Kiehls with be given a serious run for its money!

  • Petro-nette Howes

    May 29, 2013 at 16:57

    What is the challenge?

  • Michelle Baron

    May 29, 2013 at 21:49

    This sounds amazing! I love the Kiehl's lip balm and would love to try more of their products. I have sensitive skin that is prone to redness and blemishes. At the moment I use the Body Shop Nutriganics range, with an aloe toner and Lush eye cream. Have been looking for a good night treatment and this looks amazing!
    Would love to blog about this at and tweet (@michness).

  • Thinus And-Kristi Fraser

    May 31, 2013 at 02:23

    I would love to try it, I have been using the plant extract oils from clarins, always have a sunscreen on, and my scrub is a gentle one with jojoba beads in it and garnier even skin toner, but I'm just not getting the results I was hoping for, I always had clear skin, with freckles but clear, since having my little boy 2 years ago its changed so much I just don't know what to do, Its combination but as in, dry here, oily there, blotchy here, itchy there…I have so many breakouts, and some parts get so dry they peel, which is really embarrassing when your make up looks like its missing a jigsaw bit because your skin flaked. I want to try this because Regenerates, repairs, and replenishes skin for smoother, healthier skin.
    Works with the skin’s natural nocturnal activity -when skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors – to dramatically restore skin.
    99.8% naturally-derived and paraben-free.
    please please help me get beautiful healthy glowing skin back.

  • Anita Steenkamp

    May 31, 2013 at 07:09

    Would love to try this. I use a moisturiser during daytime and in the evening anti aging night cream, exfoliate twice a week and a face mask every 2 weeks. Heard some great things about Khiels!

  • Busisiwe Nteyi

    May 31, 2013 at 19:51

    I'm 28 years old and I have used the 3 step routine since my teens years. My commitment to good skincare has resulted in radiant skin during my youth. But in the last 3 years I've been troubled with issues I haven't encountered in the past – dull skin and blemishes that I now need to hide with bangs and foundation. I always willing to try a new product that will help my skin renew itself (while i sleep) and I think the Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate is the answer I'm looking for

  • Busisiwe Nteyi

    May 31, 2013 at 20:41

    Currently using the Clinique 3 step set

  • Kim Gray

    June 4, 2013 at 11:52

    HI Delphine – please mail me as you're one of my Kiehl's Challengers 🙂 X

  • Anisha Singh

    June 6, 2013 at 18:35

    My bathroom is testament to my quest to find the perfect beauty products for my combination skin.there are many lotions & potions which promise to halt the ageing process. Having a child caused my once flawless skin into becoming temperamental. I am tired of spending my hard earned cash on beauty products that don't seem to work. I have heard of Khiels products as a Bollyood actress named Katrina Kaif swears by it. Her skin is flawless & youthful. I wish that I can get my hands on this cult product so that I can enjoy glowing and sexy skin once again.

  • Carla Abrahamse

    October 4, 2013 at 19:52

    Hi there Kim. Il be extremely honest with you. Iv heard of Kiehls Just really never took much of a big "interest". Im a 20 year old student who definitely cares about how she looks and im a total fashion and beauty fundi. I love good make-up as well as a good skincare routine. Iv been using Clarins products and follow my skin routine religiously as well as being going for facials. I really really love taking care of myself so please allow me to do this challenge and be able to use this phenominal product! Love Carla

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