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I Tried The Kiehl’s 28-Day Challenge And It May Have Changed My Skincare Regimen For Good

Their promise? Their products can change your skin in just 28 days!

Finding skincare products that work for you isn’t simple as going to a grocery store. No doubt that every woman had gone through this often tricky journey that takes a lot of time and money trying to find the best solution in a market filled to the brim with "magical" formulas.


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The goal of any skincare routine is to tune up your complexion so it’s functioning at its best, and also to troubleshoot or target any areas you want to work on. But with so many options out in the market today, it can be very dizzying to find which ones could simply work. That’s why here, I’m about to share to you a skincare routine that might change your skin within 28 days. Yes, let us say that again—28 days!


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All through my teenage years and early 20’s, I’ve been blessed with problem-free skin. Of course, pimples and bumps occur from time to time during those days and around my menstruation period, but then, they disappear after a while. 

As I grow older, there are a few issues I find that adversely affect my skin. From premature wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, puffy eyes to dark circles—daily stress has really has aggravated my skin problems for the worst. While there’s no way I can completely cut out stress from life, thank God there are skincare products that help me get my skin back to a healthy and glowing state. 


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Last month, I accepted the Kiehl’s "Let Us Change Your Skin" Challenge, a campaign that was first launched in the Philippines last year. To start off, I visited their store at Greenbelt 5 to have a Kiehl’s skincare expert check on my skin, and I had to follow the steps she recommended based on what my skin needs, and use Kiehl’s products for 28 days straight.

My skin was tested to be oily. I was instructed to use the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash and Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, which both cleanses away impurities and dirt.  Its gentle formula is perfect for oily to normal skin. To correct my dark spots and brighten my skin for increased radiance and clarity, they had me use the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution and Midnight Recovery Concentrate. And lastly, with 24-hour hydration, they recommended their lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer, the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream.

After 28 days of religiously using the products, I was honestly surprised at how this regimen drastically changed my skin for the best. I really appreciate that my face doesn’t look too oily when I wake up in the morning—something that I didn’t expect from an oil-based concentrate.

And the most noticeable difference from my continuous use of Kiehl’s products is its brightening effect. It really did make my skin look glowing—and not in an oily, sweaty way. I can finally say there’s that healthy glow from within! Take a look at my before and after photos below:

Interested to take the challenge and turn your skin around most especially in the coming hectic holiday season? Head over to a Kiehl's boutique near you!

The Kiehl’s Philippines Let Us Change Your Skin consultations are available at all Kiehl’s Since 1851 stores nationwide. For more information, visit Kiehl’s Philippines on Instagram @kiehlsphilippines.