A few weeks back I had spoken about the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil and my eternal love for it. My love for facial oils is increasing with each passing day and I don't mind investing in good skincare products anymore, even though they are a bit expensive. I now use the Clarins one 2-3 time a week, and the other days I bring out the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Now that I have told you all about the Lotus Treatment Oil, it was only fair to talk about my other gem!
Midnight Recovery Concentrate
It comes in a tinted blue glass bottle with a glass pipette. It isn't a wise idea to travel with it, I have't tried it so far.
The texture of this oil is a lot lighter when compared to the Clarins one. 2-3 drops are required for the entire face. It sinks in fast leaving no greasiness behind.
So what does MRC do for me? It makes my skin better. While the Clarins oil helps keep my skin in a balanced state, MRC keeps it behaving. It makes my skin softer, brighter and more supple. It maintains it in a general healthy condition. I saw a difference within the first few weeks itself. (I had tested a sample first). Again I use a couple of drops on my damp face (after cleasning) 3-4 times a week. I have managed to finish about 25-30% even with continous use, so a bottle will last you a long time! Since I have oily-combination skin, I do not feel the need to follow it up with a moisturizer.
Price: 3500INR for 30ml
It is not an oil to work miracles on your skin overnight. It won't be too effective for correcting wrinkles and all that, but what MRC will give you is plumper, more hydrated, smoother glowy skin, which behaves itself. It is not a cheap product certainly, so it would be wise to try out a sample before investing in a full sized bottle. Investing in good skincare products trumps buying expensive makeup anyday. Don't you think so too?