I am obsessed with skin care and spend tons of products, time and money on it. I have read, researched(not googled mind you!!) and experimented with healthy lifestyle choices, diets and skin care products all in order to achieve the PERFECT radiant skin. Also, being a frequent traveller and a infrastructure consultant, its a everyday battle for my skin against sun damage and stress.
So, when skin care giant Kiehl's invited me for an afternoon with them for a discussion on skincare, I was curious. Well, I do know about Kiehl's and its history but I wanted to know how they are different in their approach to skincare on a one on one basis.
Kiehls is a 160 year old brand, which has its origins in old world apothecary and the first shop(which still stands today) was a pharmacy set up in New York's East Village neighborhood.
I walked into the Kiehl's store , which had a feel of an old pharmacy and had assistants in Lab Coats.
The Brand Manager warmly welcomed us and then we all sat down for an interesting session on Kiehls history, the brand and most importantly what a customer can expect out of this brand.
It was quite an informative talk and one which reaffirmed my theory (and practical!!) in the basics of good and healthy skin, which are:-
1) Healthy Diet, Adequate Sleep and Physical Activity are irreplaceable!!
2) Sun causes maximum damage to our skin
3) Each person's skin type is unique and only after a personalised consultation, one should try on products.
We were then given a skin consultation session and recommended specific products as per our skin type and lifestyle; they also provide 5 free samples after the session to try out and see if it works for the customer. I quite liked the skin consultation session and would recommend this to all ( even if you don't buy their products).
I was recommended their iconic product - Midnight Recovery Concentrate and also asked if I was up for a 28 day Kiehl's skin challenge????
I was curiousier???.....
The 28 day kiehl's skin challenge basically involved trying out the Kiehl's products as per their recommendation (including the way of application) , at the end of which my skin is bound to get better and achieve my personal level of Perfection!!
So, was I up?????
Ofcourse!! being the total skin obsessed person that I am, it's the perfect opportunity for me to see if one skin care brand can change my skin (for the best!!).
So, today, I am starting off my 28 day skin care challenge with lots of apprehension and also excitement, in the hopes of a better luminous skin.
Wish me luck guys!!!!