Kiehl’s #ChangeYourSkin Challenge – Meet The #FABFour

Kiehls Change Your Skin Campaign

Kiehl’s invited me to take part in their #ChangeYourSkin campaign, and I was lucky enough to choose 3 Pink Peonies blog readers to join me.  The aim of this campaign is to put 3 Kiehl’s skin care products to the ultimate test for 28 days.  Our Kiehl’s parcels were delivered straight to our doorsteps last week & we started with the challenge yesterday.  I’ll be doing weekly updates here on the blog for the duration of our 4-week journey.  Be sure to check in on these blog posts, because I have Kiehl’s hampers to give away to my loyal readers.  I might be sneaky about it, and not mention the giveaway in the title of the blog post…we shall see.  But without further ado…

Meet the #FABFour:


Lee-Anne Geldenhuys | Age: 27

“I recently started noticing pigmentation on the right side of my face, in my hair line – thanks to hours spent in the car no doubt!  I instantly panicked, and have been smothering myself in SPF50, hats, scarves and oversized sunnies ever since, in an attempt to escape the sun.  I’ve been on the lookout for the right product to treat that.

Another skin change I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older is the network of very fine lines around my eyes – again, panic set in, but a quick trip to a dermatologist confirmed that my skin is actually dehydrated.  The relief!  So that is now something that I’m actively targeting, and I would be interested to see what effect the Hydro-Plumping Retexturising Serum Concentrate would have on that.  I’m 27, so at the point where I’m starting to pay for the sins of my youth.”


Simone Cameron | Age: 34

“I am having these hormonal breakouts that are causing the worst spots and leaving marks behind.  I’m so self conscious about it….so would love to try something if it could possibly work for that.  I’d definitely say I’ve got blemish prone skin.

I don’t feel comfortable going out unless I have make up on every day.  Would be nice not to feel embarrassed on the days I don’t have time to put on a face full of make up.”


Cicilia Kaufmann | Age: 50

“I am a young 50 year old lady going through menopause!!!  So my skin went from oily to dehydrated in a flash and I have started with pigmentation around my mouth area and under my eyes.”


Luzanne Ashby | Age: 32

“I have combination skin that tends to be dehydrated around the cheek and forehead areas.  I also struggle with hormonal breakouts that leave stubborn acne scars behind (they sometimes last for up to a month).  I also have hyperpigmentation marks on the upper cheek area (especially on the right cheek), I have a sneaky suspicion it’s due to spending a lot of time in the car (driver’s seat) a few years ago.

Winter is here and my skin is also getting more dry and dehydrated by the day, so a good facial oil is definitely welcome in my skin care routine.”

We will be testing the following products this month:

♥  Dermatologist Solutions Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution – A fast, exceptionally effective formulation developed to promote youthful clarity while addressing the appearance of dark spots, discolorations and hyperpigmentation.  We use this in the morning and evening.

 Dermatologist Solutions Hydro-Plumping Retexturising Serum Concentrate – This breakthrough, innovative formula is clinically demonstrated to help correct the signs of age-related dehydration by ‘flooding’ the deepest surface layers of dehydrated skin to restore vital moisture.  The result is skin that appears more fresh, plump and youthful.  We use this in the morning and evening.

 Midnight Recovery Concentrate – A powerful concentration, it was specifically formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids for optimal skin repair during the night.  This potent elixir is 99% naturally-derived and paraben-free.  During the day skin’s function is to protect itself against internal and external aggressors.  At night it needs to regenerate, repair and replenish what is has lost as a result of daily stresses.  Kiehl’s chemists developed a powerhouse blend of active botanical and essential oils that work all night to replenish lipids for a fresher and more radiant appearance by morning.  We use this only in the evening.

I am holding thumbs all 4 of us will experience positive changes during the next 4 weeks.

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored campaign, that means I am getting paid to run the campaign and review these products.



  1. Megan Richards 23 June 2015 / 15:03

    I am keen to see the results.

  2. Linelle 23 June 2015 / 15:10

    Looking forward to reading the results as the weeks go by, have never tried this brand of products personally so would be good to hear if it works for the #FabFour :)

    • Luzanne 24 June 2015 / 10:50

      Great! Hopefully we’ll see some great results, but only time will tell… 😉

  3. Simone Cameron 23 June 2015 / 15:33

    Okay…about that disclaimer…let me know when you need my bank account details! LOL. Just kidding!!

    Luzanne I just want to say thanks so much for selecting me as one of the testers. I am so in love with these products already….hoping after the 28 days my skin will reflect it! I’m feeling really blessed and super excited to be a part of this :)

    • Luzanne 24 June 2015 / 10:51

      Bwahahaha!!! Thanks, Simone, you definitely brightened up this dreary Wednesday with that comment!

      You are so welcome, I hope you enjoy all the products & see an improvement soon. 😀

  4. Anina 23 June 2015 / 16:41

    Lovely ladies…!
    Hope your skins are loving these – looking forward to the results!

    • Luzanne 24 June 2015 / 10:52

      Thanks for popping by the blog, Anina. :)

  5. Jana 24 June 2015 / 10:15

    Sounds like you girls are going to have a fantabulous time testing the products. 😉

    • Luzanne 24 June 2015 / 10:52

      I hope so!! 😀 I’ve been using Kiehl’s products for quite a while and to be honest, there hasn’t been one product that I didn’t enjoy using.

  6. Ronel Marais 24 June 2015 / 10:15

    Wow! Al die dames is pragtig! Ek hoop julle geniet die produkte. 😀

  7. Taz 24 June 2015 / 10:33

    The pictures on your blog are always so beautiful, Luzanne. I wish a photo of mine could be next to a bouquet of peonies too! :)

    Kiehl’s is my favourite skin care brand, I use their Calendula range religiously. ♥

    • Luzanne 24 June 2015 / 10:54

      Aaaah…thanks so much, Taz! So sweet of you to say. :)

      Their Calendula cleanser is great, I finished my bottle a couple of weeks ago & will need to go repurchase.

  8. Marné 24 June 2015 / 10:40

    Hi to the #FabFour team 😀 I’m interested to know, are these the only facial products that you ladies will be using throughout the challenge, or will it merely form part of your usual day-to-day facial routine (thus together with your other routine products that you use daily)?
    Enjoy. sounds like an adventure already xx

    • Luzanne 24 June 2015 / 10:56

      These are the only facial treatment and moisturising products we’ll be using this month. We will still use our normal cleansers and toners (if anyone uses a toner), and will also use our daily eye creams. But as for serum, moisturiser and treatment, these are the ones we are using. :)

      Not sure if that makes sense – these 3 products only replace the daytime & night time moisturisers, serums and hyperpigmentation treatments. xo

      • Marné 24 June 2015 / 16:05

        Makes perfect sense, thank you. Looking forward to the updates, it’s like window shopping for the rest of us: First want to see the picture / results before we give it our own try. Enjoy!

        • Luzanne 29 June 2015 / 17:30

          Haha! So true, Marné! Keep an eye on the blog for the next 4 weeks, I’ll be doing Kiehl’s hamper giveaways. :)

  9. Pietrie Morton 24 June 2015 / 12:21

    Very excited to see the results! Holding thumbs to see positive feedback since I really want to purchase the Kiehls Midnight Recovery. xxx

    • Luzanne 25 June 2015 / 20:38

      I’m loving it, but will do a full review on it in one of my weekly update blog posts. :) x

  10. Nadia 24 June 2015 / 12:53

    Hi Luzanne,

    I’ve been looking to invest in skincare for a long while now, I’m currently testing the Environ Vitamin A range and am hoping that I like it. Do you know what the Hydro-plumping serum and the midnight recovery retail for? Im trying to find a range that isn’t going to break the bank.

    • Nadia 24 June 2015 / 13:30

      Lol nevermind, I just read your last post on the products and their pricing :)

      • Luzanne 25 June 2015 / 20:40

        No worries, I hope the Environ Vit A range works for you. But if not, definitely check out Kiehl’s – they’re also great with samples, so if you go to a counter, the sales assistant will give you a week’s free samples to test before you buy. :)

  11. Lulu 25 June 2015 / 16:12

    Good luck to all the ladies! Looking forward to read about the results!

    • Luzanne 25 June 2015 / 20:41

      Thanks, Lulu – I’m hoping we’ll all love the products. :)

  12. Cornel 7 July 2015 / 19:19

    Ek sukkel vreeslik met hormoon aknee so ek kan nie wag om te sien of dit vir Simone week nie. Want sover het nog gn produk vir my gewerk nie. Ek verlaat ook glad nie die huis sonder grimering nie.

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