A new addition to the Kiehl's Facial Fuel collection, the Kiehl's Facial Fuel No-Shine Hydrator. In a bright blue pump bottle, this lightweight oil free lotion is perfect for shine-prone combination / oily skin types that need a deep injection of hydration.
It feels very watery as you apply it to the skin and sinks in within seconds, skin is really left mattified but I was genuinely surprised by how comfortable my skin felt, as many de-greasers leave me a little tight and dry. You only need one or two pumps as a little goes a long way. Apply it over the surface of your skin with the flats of your fingers and instead of rubbing the product in completely, leave it on the surface a little and allow your skin to naturally drink it up. I did need to rinse my hands after applying it, but I think that was because instead of taking my own advice, I used a fair bit of it on my first couple of goes.
Your skin will be left feeling plump and moisturised but completely free of shine. The shine control doesn't last all day, but I did find I got a good 5 or 6 hours from it, but all I needed to do was top it up later in the day, refreshing the surface and reducing the shine. I found that after a couple of days, my face did begin to look a little smoother, but more importantly, feel a little more relaxed and comfortable. So why is this? Let's have a look at the ingredients.
Firstly, it's completely artificially fragrance free, oil free and paraben free. The shine and pore reducing effects come in no small part from silica, smoothing out the skin, giving you a clear, glowing surface whilst also reduces oil and excess surface moisture, adding to this product's wonderful anti-shine effects. The mattifying effects are further enhanced by Zinc, Sodium and Magnesium, powerful oil absorbing minerals.
Overall, if you're looking for a reduction in shine, but feel that many anti-shine products leave your skin feeling dehydrated and uncomfortable, then this is definitely worth a try. Filled with great natural ingredients whilst being free of many of the main chemical nasties, give it a go. The best price I found for it was at just £21 from John Lewis here.
If you end up trying this or have tried it already, let me know, I'd love to hear your feedback!