Monday 17 February 2014

Tried And Tested: Kiehl’s New Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream

Having largely got on top of the brown spots I inflicted upon my face last summer in Spain by stupidly forgetting to reapply my broad spectrum SPF after swimming, I’ve now re-focused my attentions back on my original number one skin concern: wrinkles!

Don’t get me wrong, my wrinkles are not horrendous as they are still quite faint. But I know that as I get older those linear grooves on my forehead and around my eyes in particular are only going to get deeper. Anything that can be done now to slow the advancement of these enemy lines in a natural way - count me in.

Consequently, the name of this new Kiehl’s product (launched at the beginning of this month) got me very excited indeed:  Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream. If this really does pack a punch on wrinkles then I’m going to be one very happy skin obsessed customer.

I’ve been testing this cream for just over two weeks now and, while I don’t like to tempt fate, I can honestly say that I’m really liking the early results I’m seeing.

The Science

Kiehl’s do cram a lot of anti-ageing ingredients into their skincare. Key actives in this include Copper PCA and Abyssine. The former helps to deliver copper, a trace element found naturally in cells which helps skin to stay firm, soft and flexible. The latter is a marine molecule able to survive harsh conditions which Kiehl’s researchers found in the Galapagos Islands and back in the lab discovered used on skin could delay cellular ageing, smooth lines and protect.



I apply this morning and night. It has a buttery texture which quickly absorbs into the skin to leave a lovely matte finish. It sits well on top of my serums and both my dry day-time oil (currently Nuxe) and thicker night oil (currently Nude). I was really pleased about this as I have found some creams flake off when mixed with face oils, regardless of whether I apply the oil before or after the cream – I’ve tried applying them both ways to see if it makes any difference (it doesn’t).

Before (L) after 1 week (M) and after 2 weeks (R)


It has only been two weeks and wrinkles take years to form, so I wasn’t expecting miracles. But I have noticed already a softening of the lines on my forehead and cheekbones, where those smile lines are sadly beginning to extend. My skin also looks and feels smooth after I’ve applied the cream.

Am I impressed? So far, yes. I shall continue using this night and day now and re-assess once I’ve finished the pot. But if the early results are anything to go by then I can certainly see Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream becoming part of my daily skincare arsenal in my personal war against wrinkles.

Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream is available now from Kiehl's here priced at £42 for 50ml.

PR Sample 

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