Kiehl’s Centella Recovery Skin Salve
Posted July 18, 2010on:
I was given the sample for many months already and finally I got the right-timing to test the sample – my skin was irritated by a chemical sunscreen and wrong-timing exfoliation.
According to Kiehl’s, Centella Recovery Skin Salve has been clinically demonstrated to soothe and condition temporarily irritated skin, such as after at-home micro-dermabrasion treatments. The Skin Salve contains Centella Asiatica (Tiger herb) for skin-recovery, Aloe vera to soften, soothe and comfort; and honey for moisturizing.
This is a scentless dewy gel. It leaves a slippery, shinning sheen until it fully matted on skin. When I touch the skin, it feels like a thin film of honey gel. Moisturizing, non-heavy, pleasant wearing, non-irritating, working well underneath my mineral sunscreen too, but it caused patchiness when using makeup-powder afterward.
Due to the small sample size, I couldn’t test it enough. I used it together with my lotion + serums + oil, meantime I had also stopped using any possibly irritating product, so whatever I used at that time was non-irritating to sensitive skin. After applying this Centella Recovery Skin Salve, my skin felt uncomfortably again after a while, I guess it wasn’t emollient enough in very dry environment in concern of my sensitive (very prone to dehydration) skin. I wish I have generous sample of this so I can continue to re-apply and justify its efficacy. Anyway, I spritzed Vichy spa water frequently and re-applied Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Moist Essence whenever necessary.
Glad to say my sensitized, irritated, inflamed skin felt much better on the night but it hadn’t been fully calmed yet. However, the skin felt very much better in next morning and the poor skin actually had returned to stable stage. That means, no more discomfort feeling. In only two days, day and night, total four applications, I do think this Centella Recovery Skin Salve is helpful. Frankly, that’s difficult to tell firmly whether products I used during the short period or the method I adopted was improved the skin condition, most probably both.
At least, my experience tells Centella Recovery Skin Salve is fine for sensitive skin, or as Kiehl’s claimed, it’s gentle enough for all skin types. It retails for THB1900/50ml in Thailand, quite pricey for just a soothing moisturizer.
Aqua/Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Sorbitol, Mel /Honey, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Methylparaben, Aloe Barbadensis/Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Centella Asiatica/Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycine Soja/Soybean Oil, Tocopherol, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Vaccinium Myrtillus/Vaccinium Myrtillus Extract.