Over the past couple of years, I have been trying to incorporate anti-aging products into my daily beauty routine. I haven’t found something that I totally loved, so I opted for prevention instead of correction.
I grew up in Florida as a very pale kid with a family of people who tanned to golden brown every summer. I did my best to apply sunscreen and to avoid the sun whenever possible. (We had a boat and I would hide under fishing shirts, hats, and even towels.) Even with my best efforts, exposure to the sun is still bound to happen and I’d suffer at least one sunburn a year. My sunscreen application was almost entirely just to avoid painful sunburns. The thought of damaging my skin didn’t dawn on me until I was in high school when one of my coaches told me I’d end up with a bunch of wrinkles if I didn’t do a better job of protecting my face with a hat (true story).
Now that I’m in my late twenties (hello 28!), I’m definitely starting to see a little aging around my eyes and definitely on my forehead. I have one prominent line that runs the length of my forehead and it drives me crazy. Kiehl’s reached out for me to do a sponsored review of their Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. Everything I’ve tried before has been more gimmick than anything else, but I’m always game to try a product, especially if I think it can help me with an insecurity, like my forehead wrinkle!!
The Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is a serum with 12.5% Vitamin C and, no joke, within two weeks of using it (twice a day) I could see a difference. It feels a little like liquid gold. I kept raving about it to all my friends and family, making them get up close and personal with my forehead wrinkle saying, “See! It’s definitely getting better!” Carter, who spends a lot of time with me during the week and takes close-up photographs of my face, definitely can speak to the difference the best.
In my experience, serums can often be a weird, slippery, and hard to apply texture; they tend to feel messy to me. This serum is different. Even before I had been using it long enough to see results, I just loved using the product. When my sister was here visiting, I had her put it on to try too. I had been describing it as “silky,” and she looked at me wide-eyed and said, “It’s not ‘silky,’ it’s ‘velvety.'” Best description. It goes on so smoothly and feels like a luxurious lotion.
The serum can be used everywhere, but I’ve been making sure to hit my problem areas: my forehead and around my eyes. Additionally, I’ve been putting it on my neck because I’d like to help prevent wrinkles there!
I should have trusted the product on name alone. Kiehl’s makes amazing products (the Super Fluid is my go-to everyday sunscreen and this is one of the best primers I’ve ever used) and is the third oldest retailer in the United States!
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is their #1 best-selling face serum and was reformulated with 2% more Vitamin C. Vitamin C is excellent for the skin because it’s a natural antioxidant and boosts collagen production and can help skin heal itself. The concentrate is also water-free, alcohol-free, colorant-free, and has no preservatives.
If you’re like me and want to start using an anti-aging product and don’t know where to start (or haven’t been happy with what you have been using), I can’t recommend this concentrate from Kiehl’s enough.
Thank you ShopStyle and Kiehl’s for sponsoring this post.