Review: Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer Stress Minimizing Daily Hydrator

On September 11, 2013 by Michelle

Hi all!


Stressed at work? I was working till midnight yesterday and all the late night working has taken a toll on my skin. Poeple always say that those who are working in my line of work age much faster than our peers and it is so true! I definitely see much more fine lines than before and I am only in my 20s! How does stress actually affect the skin? The body’s vital organs are tightly linked to its circulatory and nervous systems coordinating all responses to stress while working to maintain general homeostasis.

Introducing Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer Stress Minimizing Daily Hydrator!

Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer actively works to minimize the visible signs of stress with key ingredients that limit the release of stress signals and promote a healthy, strong skin barrier. This result is that skin becomes less vulnerable to the signs of stress.

How does Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer rescue your skin?

1. Limit the release of stress signals:

Rosa Gallica Extract: Stress is well documented to cause an inflammatory response in the body. A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Sheldon Cohen has found that chronic psychological stress is even associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response. The inflammatory response to stress signals and a weakened skin barrier can lead to visible “stressed skin” symptoms such as redness,fatigued skin,dehydration and blotchiness. In vitro data supports that Rosa Gallica Extract, sourced from the petals of the Rosa Gallica flower, limits the release of stress signals, in turn minimizing the inflammatory response and thus breaking the stress cycle.

2. Protect the skin barrier from future reactions:

Mannose: Research conducted by Columbia University’s Department of Dermatology validates 2 that it is able to strengthen and reinforce the skin barrier. A stronger skin barrier is known to reduce visible signs of stress on skin, making it less vulnerable to future, inevitable stress.

Squalane: Naturally-derived from olives, this healing botanical lipid is highly compatible with the natural oils in skin. Instantly restores and replenishes the skin barrier and is known to protect skin from dehydration. Renowned for its easily-absorbed texture, as well as for its silky after-feel.

Blend of Unique Ceramides: These lipids found in high concentrations within the cell membrane of skin cells are known to help protect and strengthen the skin barrier.

3. Treat, calm and hydrate the skin:

Chamomile Extract: Helps soothe and calm skin.

Glycerin: This humectant draws moisture from the air to increase immediate and prolonged hydration; helps skin regain its suppleness and smoothness.

Shea Butter: Naturally-derived from the African karate tree, it is a lipid known for its ability to protect skin from dehydration.

Right now, I have been carrying this around in my bag wherever I go. You see, I jump from around from places to places depending on where my clients are. This moisturizer is stored in a plastic bottle for portability.

This moisturizer is lightweight which works well as a day moisturizer. For night use, it might be better to use a thicker and richer moisturizer. I actually use this over my foundation when my skin starts to get flaky and dry (I have extreme dehydrated skin). The light texture allows the Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer to absorbed quickly without leaving any stickiness or film on the skin. I would recommend this to be used as a regular hydrator throughout the day or even below a thicker moisturizer at night.


The Skin Rescuer retails in Kiehl’s stores and counters for S$58.00




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