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Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm Review & Swatches

October 30, 2009
Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm ($42)

From the Label: Inspired by old-world Russian herbal remedies, this supremely rich body balm renews the look of very dry, tired-looking skin with Sea Buckthron Berry Oil, known for its replenishing effects on skin. Sea Buckthorn was even known to be a secret ingredient used by Russian Cosmonauts.

When I first saw that Kiehls was launching this Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm, a major lemming was born. Berry and olive oil to regenerate skin, shea and cocoa butters to hydrate, and honey and fruit glycolic acids to accelerate skin turnover for improved smoothness and radiance – how could I resist? The funny thing is I received a press sample of this literally the day that I was planning to go out to buy it. Yay!

The Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm is a thick opaque yellow cream/balm that smells of shea and cocoa butters (not particularly appealing to me, but not really offensive either). It’s rich and luxurious and a little really goes a long way – yet amazingly enough it’s not even remotely greasy and it sinks so quickly into my skin that by the time I’ve gotten around to getting dressed, I’ve forgotten all about it.

The Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm is beautifully hydrating and while pricey at $42, if you do the math it comes to $5 an ounce which isn’t terrible considering that I don’t foresee ever finishing this mammoth tub. My one gripe is that I find huge tubs like this rather annoying and cumbersome, but I guess I can’t have it all!

This review contains a press sample sent to ABS by the brand’s PR representative for blog consideration. Honestly I probably would’ve purchased it myself if I hadn’t received it as I was dying to try it. I’m a sucker for a product with the words “imperial” and “balm” in the name!

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Hydrate Your Body, Hydrate The World

April 1, 2009

Kiehl’s recently released four Limited Edition Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotions. So what initially caught my attention was the fact that these, as the name indiciates, contain argan oil, which is naturally rich in poly-unsaturated fatty acids and makes one fabulous hydrator.

So why should you purchase these? Well not only are they a great value at 16 oz. for $55 (this normally comes in a 6.8 oz. size for $35, which means the 16 oz. should cost $82.35), but 100% of the proceeds up to $100,000 will go towards supporting Waterkeeper Alliance. The body lotion is available in four different packagings, designed in collaboration with Adrian Grenier, Erykah Badu, Kelly Slater and Parsons the New School.