Great news: Kiehl’s has recently launched its 5th store in Jakarta! I chanced upon it as if by fate when I was at Emporium Pluit Mall last week, so I dropped by to re-stock my favorite product from the brand. Little did I know I’ll get loads of goodies for my purchase.
The guy who was helping me out was really friendly (his name’s Jason). He recommended me these products to try:
- Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector with Lipo Hydroxy Acid, Bark & Lentil Extracts (30 ml)
(INGREDIENTS: Dimethicone, Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Alcohol Denat., Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Boron Nitride Silica Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Perlite, Magnesium Sulfate, Capryloyl, Salicylic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Menthyl Lactate, Lens Esculenta Seed Extract/Lentil Seed Extract, Bisabolol, Parfum/Fragrance, Dextrin, Dimethiconol, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Eperua Falcata Bark Extract, Farnesol, Limonene, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Aluminum Hydroxide)
This product is a new release here in Indonesia. It’s a lightweight, non-comedogenic primer-cum-concealer to add a smoother and a more refined texture before you put on your daily makeup. While I don’t use BB creams, I like that you can see its softening effect almost immediately (Jason rubbed a pea-sized amount on my hand) and that it also provides a light, foundation-like coverage. This product promises to reduce the appearance of pores and diminish fine lines in the long run, and judging from its paraben-free list of ingredients, I’m considering adding this product into my regimen.
- Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit Skin-Softening Body Lotion (250 ml)
(INGREDIENTS: Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Glyceryl Stearate Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, Parfum/Fragrance, Prumus amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Sweet Almond Oil, Olea Europaea Oil/Olive Fruit Oil, Allantoin, Sesamum Indicum Oil/Sesame Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis/Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lecithin, Sodium PCA, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Grandis Extract/Grapefruit Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Pyrus Communis Extract/Pear Fruit Extract, BHT, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Citral, Citronellol Fmla 645757 1 Code F.I.L. D52742/1)
Generally I’m too lazy to bother with hand and body lotions. So I know I won’t be buying this after I’ve finished my samples. But I admit it has been quite an indulgence, as the lotion does hydrate for hours (though not 24 hours like it claims) and it smells so nice (there are hints of ginger and white musk among the citrus-blossomy undertones) that I’m actually considering the fragrance as we speak. Note that it has propylene glycol as the first five ingredients on the list, and you know I personally don’t like the stuff. Nonetheless, I suggest applying this lotion on your hands, neck, and shoulders on days when you know your date is going to touch you. I don’t think he can get his hands off you.
You can also get your free samples (and FREE COOKIES) upon making a purchase at Kiehl’s Emporium Pluit Mall (on floor G, next to Dunkin Donuts). Hurry while the cookies last, or better yet do it right this second, now that Jakarta’s roads are clear and nobody’s around to steal your cookies.
If you haven’t already, read what I love about the clay mask from Kiehl’s. Let me know when you get your cookies.