One of the best things about living in Asia is that we are spoilt for choice when it comes to whitening skincare. It’s not that whitening ranges aren’t available in Western countries where I believe they are gaining popularity since the Asian population there is ever increasing and in fact, Caucasians are also getting more aware of the need for preventing/delaying the formation of melanin but in Malaysia and neighbouring countries, we seem to have innumerable choices to help us decrease our dark spots, even our skin tone, improve skin clarity and luminosity and so on.
Kiehl’s launched their Clearly Corrective™ range recently which replaces the Ultimate White range. This range has been specifically developed for their Asian customers. The only product in the range available worldwide is the star product in the range – the Dark Spots Solution. The rest of the products in the range are Asia exclusives.
Before I go into detail about each product, I have mentioned in my earlier post on the range but will reiterate here that Kiehl’s is the first company in Asia to bring the formula’s key ingredient, Activated C, the latest generation Vitamin C derivative on the market, within a full product range. Other key ingredients are White Birch Extract for hydration and Peony Extract which acts as an antioxidant to slow down melanin from coming to skin surface.
How to achieve flawless, luminous skin? Kiehl’s has a 5 step regimen for Asian customers to achieve just such skin clarity. All products have been used within a 3 week period with some products finishing sooner than others as they were in sample sizes while the Dark Spot Solution has yet to be finished:-
Purifying Foaming Cleanser 150ml/RM100
To be used after make-up removal, this creamy cleanser foams up nicely especially when I use a Facial Wash Net. I like the scent of this cleanser, same lavender scent is prevalent in other products in this range. Does not dry out my skin, feels very gentle and soft.
Skin Brightening Exfoliator 125ml/RM115
This is a light moisturiser which I believe would and should be suitable for all skin types. I dislike thick and heavy moisturisers. This one is neither thick nor heavy, it’s just the thing to complement the rest of the products in the range.
In the past decade or so, I can safely say that I have tried many whitening skincare products but have not been thoroughly impressed by many. Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Range is one of the few that will remain memorable for all the right reasons. The range combines whitening with hydration. Out of all the products in the range, I would most likely purchase the Skin Brightening Exfoliator and of course, the Dark Spot Solution has it has given my skin much needed clarity and there have been no acne problems ever since I started using it.
Note : Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution and samples of the other products have been provided by Kiehl’s Malaysia.