Kiehl’s Age Defender.

Stop The Metaphorical Ageing Clock

We all yearn for eternal youth, right?…gone are the days of growing old gracefully its all about growing old disgracefully.

Don’t get me wrong, ageing has come with both its pros and cons, I no longer get iD’d for putting on my lucky dip however…purchasing mass amounts of pick’n’mix gets me the disapproving stare at the check-out…yeah whatevs’.

Of course this is all in good fun. There is those that will think trying to preserve your current state of youth as somewhat a waste of time, like pickling eggs…I mean what the heck is that all about!

One thing is for certain, we’ve all had that moment of shock horror when glancing into the mirror, asking ourselves “Jesus christ…is that actually what I look like now?…”

It has to be said; creams, lotions and potions will obviously only go so far. There isn’t some magical cream that will turn you from zero to face lift.

Gym Work-out For Your Face

The word work-out isn’t one I care to use in my vocabulary very often, I’m just not the gym & health kinda guy. I will never be the person who’d rather “grab a quick kale smoothie”…NOPE! Give me a big ass Banana Milkshake (full-fat obvs) any-day. But in this instance its a delightful play on words, representing the power of the products I’m about to discuss with you. Now that I’ve fully explained, and that it’s no longer fun…onwards we go.

Age Defender

A relatively new line-up from Kiehl’s, the Age Defender range was launched mid-2016 with a gloriously masculine launch and feel…gotta get them masculine vibes or the men wont buy! (LOL). The Age Defender collection consists of three items: Power Serum, Super Eye Repair & Mighty Moisturiser. All with the goal of freezing the process of skin ageing, also ever-so slightly turning the clock back, helping reduce fine-lines and wrinkles.

Kiehl’s have developed these products in a niche market, female skincare is overflowing with thousands of powerful anti-ageing products; mens not so much. Yes brands have released anti-ageing products for men; with huge success. But not many meet with the POWERFUL expectations of the Age Defender line-up, designed specifically for mens skin.

Packaging & Design

It wouldn’t be right of me not to mention the packaging! As you all know this is a big deal for me when it comes to products. All three items are encased in black sleek containers. Heavy duty plastics give that luxurious feel and weight. Labeling is basic and minimal, with the printing of the Kiehl’s badge. I enjoy this packaging, nothing to crazy going on. Clean and simple.

Power Serum

75ml – £45.00 (click here)

Age Defender Power Serum is a strengthening, firming, anti-wrinkle treatment. It’s the first serum of its kind at Kiehl’s specifically developed for mens skin.

How to use?
  • Use morning and evening, after cleansing.
  • Apply 1-2 pumps to the palms of your hand.
  • Gently tap all over clean skin.
  • Follow with moisturiser.
Ingredients:

Developed with three key ingredients –

  • Adenosine: sourced from yeast fermentation. Helps improve the skin natural collagen build up, therefore helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Cypress Extract: helps to improve skin strength and overall appearance.
  • Proteins: a powerful blend of proteins, helping improve the skins strength and elasticity.
Thoughts?

This ultra-light weight formula absorbs instantly into the skin, no messing about. Immediately skin is left feeling firmer and plump, almost like its been locked into place.

After a few weeks of daily application my skin has an overall appearance of ‘awakeness’ that’s the only way I can describe it, for example in the morning my skin looks more alive and awake rather than droopy and asleep.

I love how easy it is to apply with no waiting for it to absorb.

Downside?

The only thing I’m not to keen on is the scent, but after application it’s no longer detectable.

Eye Repair

15ml – £28.50 (click here)

Eye Repair is a thick lifting, anti-wrinkle, dark circle reducing eye cream. Developed to help visibly correct ageing skin around the eye, smoothing and firming for a more youthful look and texture. For instant and long-lasting results.

How to use?
  • Use both morning and night.
  • Apply a rice grain amount to clean skin.
  • Gently tap all around the eye and along the orbital bone.
Ingredients:
  • Rye Seed Extract: Helping improve the skins firmness and smooth out sagging skin.
  • Linseed Extract: High in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and much more…makes this super ingredient brilliant with strong anti-ageing effects.
  • Caffeine: Immediately awakens the eye area, reducing puffiness.
  • Blurring Minerals: instantly blur the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and brighten.
Thoughts:

I’m obsessed with the luxurious rich formulation, a little goes a long way…trust me. Immediate results are definitely visible with eyes appearing more awaken and bright, when really I’m half asleep!

Personally I can never seem to find a good eye cream that work for me! Eye repair aids all my concerns, with long-lasting results of brightening and smoothness.

Downside:

I literally have no issues with eye repair.

Moisturiser

75ml – £45.00 (click here)

Luxurious facial cream developed specifically for men’s thicker, coarser skin, the revitalising treatment delivers a high potency of vitamin-rich ingredients deep into the skin, whilst locking in the moisture.

How to use?
  • Use both morning and night.
  • Apply a pea sized amount in circular motions all over the face and neck.
Ingredients:
  • Adenosine: Helping build up the skins natural collagen levels, reducing fine-lines and wrinkles.
  • Cypress Extract: Penetrating deep within the skin to strengthen and build.
  • Protein Blend: Improving the skins elasticity and resilience.
Thoughts:

I’ve long been a fan of the Kiehl’s oil free lotion and it will long be a firm favourite of mine…however we have a new contender. It’s definitely a moisturiser that locks-in hydration for the day and leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.

Downside:

NONE!


 Cya later aligator,

Jack.

 

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*The items in this post were very kindly gifted to me by the brand, all views and opinions are however my own and 100% honest*

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