Kiehl’s #ChangeYourSkin Challenge – Week 2 + GIVEAWAY

Kiehls Change Your Skin Week 2 Update Giveaway

We just completed Week 2 of the Kiehl’s #ChangeYourSkin challenge, and the #FABFour have been hydrating, correcting and nourishing for the past 14 days using 3 stellar Kiehl’s skin care products.  We have been applying the Dermatologist Solutions Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution morning and night, the Dermatologist Solutions Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate morning and night, and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate only in the evenings.  My skin is loving the hydration and nourishment the Kiehl’s products have provided these past few days.  Is it just me, or is Winter a killer this year?

As with my previous update blog post, make sure you read ’till the very end of this blog post because there’s a surprise waiting for you…

Here are our updates for Week 2:


Simone Cameron (34) says:

“I definitely think the texture of my skin has improved tremendously, it feels hydrated and healthy.  I literally wake up at night to stroke my face…lol.  It’s so soft.  I also think my skin tone appears more even and less blotchy.  A bonus for this is that my make up application has been easier.  My BB cream goes on smoother and my make up just looks better now.

The lines around my eyes also seem to have improved slightly.  I don’t think I battle with lines, but to me there are fine lines below my eyes that I am noticing and they look a bit better now.

Also quite impressed with how much of the products I still have left after 2 weeks. The price tag may seem high to some, but I think you get bang for your buck due to how little of the products you use at a time.

All in all still loving my products and looking forward to seeing what the next 2 weeks bring!”


Luzanne Ashby (32) says:

“This week the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate (MRC) really made a massive difference in the overall plumpness and texture of my skin.  As mentioned previously, I feel like this year Winter has been colder and much more harsh on my skin.  This product is your best bet to achieving a youthful glow this season.

MRC is a facial oil consisting of a blend of both botanical and essential oils – relaxing lavender oil, calming evening primrose oil, anti-inflammatory rosemary oil, amongst other oils.  I love the soothing scent, it really does help me drift off to the land of nod in no time at all.  MRC not only restores moisture levels after a good night’s rest, but also gives a healthy-looking glow to the skin.  After a few hours’ kip my skin is left feeling and looking fresh, radiant and smooth.  During the cold Winter months I always struggle with redness around my nose and flakiness on my forehead.  Both the flakies and redness have subsided and I look very well rested.

The oil itself is quite thin, and once applied to the skin it absorbs fairly quickly.  Remember, whenever you use a facial oil, to apply it about 10 to 15 minutes before you go to bed.  This ensures it will not be absorbed by your bed sheets, which means you get the most out of your skin care product.

A little goes a long way, and I feel if I apply more than 4 drops (to face and neck) in one sitting, my skin looks a bit too glowy for my liking.  I have used the MRC consistently every night and I can’t see that the quantity level of the oil in the bottle has decreased all that much.  The 30ml bottle will last anyone for absolute ages.

My face doesn’t feel tight or itchy (usually an issue for me during the harsh Winter months), it feels plump, hydrated and nourished.  Again, the best way to describe the feeling is ‘comfortable’.  MRC is 99.8% naturally derived and paraben-free, which is always an added bonus.

I’m very thankful for Midnight Recovery Concentrate these past few weeks, I honestly don’t know what my skin would look and feel like without it.”


Cicilia Kaufmann (50) says:

“Over the past week I am very happy to report that 3 dark marks have almost disappeared.  I am not sure what they were to start with almost look like a flattish moles, raised surface.  I have had them forever and they are almost gone, super happy about that.  I wish I had taken a close up of them.  I am not sure which product to thank but I have an idea it is the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate or the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution.

My skins hydration levels are so much better.  Usually my skin is very dehydrated and I drink far too much tea.  I don’t feel the need to constantly apply more products as I did before the Kiehl’s 28-day #ChangeYourSkin challenge.

I have found these three products nourishing enough for my skin but I still apply my eye cream and moisturiser’s morning and evening more out of habit.”


Lee-Anne Geldenhuys (27) says:

“So week two, and I’m super happy.  As a whole my skin feels soft, smooth, and plump – the texture and clarity is amazing and I’m excited to see such a noticeable difference in such a short time.

After reading last week’s updates, I really focused on the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, since quite a few people had mentioned the ‘bursting’ technology in it – I really focus on massaging that into problem areas that are prone to dehydration.  It’s such a lovely texture and so the minute or so that I spend doing that every day is such a treat.

I’m not sure if it’s actually happening or if it’s just because I’m scrutinizing it every day with desperate hopes that it’s working, but it seems that my pigmentation marks have actually gotten a bit darker – having spoken to facialists and read up about this a bit before the challenge started, I assume this is a very good sign.  That it gets darker as it gets closer to the surface or some such – basically that it gets worse before it gets better.  So that’s super exciting! The Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution has definitely been the star of the show for me.”

Kiehls Giveaway

I’ve managed to organise another Kiehl’s hamper containing all THREE the above mentioned products.  If you would like to trial & test your very own Dermatologist Solutions Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, Dermatologist Solutions Hydro-Plumping Retexturizing Serum Concentrate, and Midnight Recovery Concentrate, enter the giveaway below.  Entries are only valid if you use the Raffecopter widget below (that’s how I keep track of all the entries via my social media platforms too):

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are the rules:

The giveaway will end on the 14th of July 2015 and I will announce the winner in this blog post on the Rafflecopter widget.

Giveaway open to South African residents only.

Be sure to check back next week for our Week 3 update, plus another Kiehl’s hamper giveaway.



  1. Joles
    8 July 2015 / 14:50

    <3 I would really like to win this Kiehl’s hamper <3

  2. Simone Cameron
    8 July 2015 / 15:04

    Lucky ladies that have an opportunity to win these products! I keep telling my husband how much I love these products 🙂

    I also noticed the ‘bursting texture’ after reading your update from last week Luzanne…he he.

    Hoping to see some improvement in the scarring in the next 2 weeks, but so far I’m quite happy.

  3. Leandra Bothma
    8 July 2015 / 15:14

    I would love this hamper as my skin is really acting up as of late. I followed all of the above steps and hope it went through correctly.

  4. Hema Roula
    8 July 2015 / 15:34

    I would love to win this. Earlier this week I really looked in the mirror and for the first noticed the changes in my skin… longer that youthful 20’s look 🙁

  5. Marné
    8 July 2015 / 16:21

    Thanks for the updates!! Do you think these products will perform just as well in hot summer weather? xx

  6. Anina
    8 July 2015 / 17:12

    Looking good, ladies! 🙂

  7. Melissa de la Croix
    8 July 2015 / 20:06

    I’m liking that cicillia says she can see her dark marks are going away, I have a spot or two I would love to fade. Also good that Simone says her makeup goes on better cause that’s a bonus! I think my skin needs a boost to delay the aging. Sounding great this far 🙂 it’s nice to follow along with the results you are getting. X

  8. 9 July 2015 / 09:12

    Yes, yes, YES for another giveaway!!! I’ve tried the MRC and I just ADORE it, but the other 2 products sound perfect for my skin, and with my birthday in a couple of weeks, this sounds RIGHT up my alley!

  9. Carmen Klassen
    9 July 2015 / 09:24

    These products sounds so good I want to eat, bath and play in it!!!!!!! All that plumping, bursting texture, hydration, comfortable goodness makes me want to go out and buy it now. I want to leave work, purchase it, apply it and feel all that goodness right now.

  10. Lizemari
    9 July 2015 / 10:55

    This would be THE best 30th birthday gift ever, always wanted to try Kiehls <3

  11. Jeanelle Smuts
    9 July 2015 / 12:24

    Oooh! I would really like to win this hamper! Really need a new product! Holding thumbs!

  12. nerosha laher
    9 July 2015 / 12:39

    would love to win

  13. nerosha laher
    9 July 2015 / 12:42

    would so love to win

  14. Tjoppie
    10 July 2015 / 11:12

    Looks like the Fab Four are really benefiting from using the Kiehl’s products!

  15. Samantha Bouchier
    13 July 2015 / 15:13

    Im loving the reviews. Products sound phenomenal! !

  16. 13 July 2015 / 15:22

    In need indeed.

    Crossing fingers 🙂

    Great competition

  17. debbie brenner
    13 July 2015 / 15:49

    I am a naturalist and these products have the core ingredients to enhance my skin. It would be a fabulous experience to try out the product.

  18. Kogie
    13 July 2015 / 16:11

    I would love to try out these products. I have one of the biggest occasions coming up soon and would love to look my best.

  19. Marlaine
    13 July 2015 / 17:15

    I would love to win the Kiehls Change yourskin challinge, fabulous giveaway!!! It would be the perfect treat for my skin, I’m 53 years and really need something awesome for skin please 🙂

    • Marlaine
      13 July 2015 / 17:19

      I’m 53 years and really need something awesome for my skin please 😉

  20. Reena Orrie
    13 July 2015 / 18:39

    Kiehls range of skin products is amazing and I would indeed be very privelged to win such an awesome prize. ♡

  21. Annerize Bezuidenhout
    13 July 2015 / 18:55

    Lovely products, would love to try them out

  22. thea lennox
    13 July 2015 / 19:08

    Would be so awesome to win this grreat hamper

  23. bernelle
    13 July 2015 / 19:31

    Kiehl’s aaaallll the way! <3

  24. Jacqueline De Cruz
    13 July 2015 / 20:31

    What a awesome giveaway. Holding thumbs and toes

  25. rehana seedat
    13 July 2015 / 22:12

    Fabulous products. Would love to try

  26. Lucinda Faroo
    13 July 2015 / 23:40

    Would love to win this hamper and pamper my skin

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