On Tuesday Kiehl’s very kindly invited me down to Selfridges for some champers and skincare for their very special new launch. Well I say invited me... it was a case of me needing so desperately to see the stunning Megan that I cheekily got on to Jen from Kiehl’s to see if she could squeeze in a little one. Thankfully she works wonders and I was on the guest list. Well you couldn’t deny me seeing this babe could you?
Sorry Megan love, it was the other beauty we were actually all here to see though. Skin Rescuer.
I had heard of Kiehl's before, or more accurately seen it, but truth be told, it was one of those brands I quickly dashed past, head down, eyes darting anywhere but the sales assistant. I’m sorry, Selfridges beauty hall scares me sometimes, I feel like they may judge my skin!
However actually the whole team was so... well... normal. Kiehl’s was founded in 1851 by John Kiehl, a pharmacist. He started developing pharmaceutical products that didn’t just treat disease and illness but also good skin care and health. While his methods might not be to everyone’s taste nowadays- leaches anyone? The brand developed into a cosmetic firm as time went on. However what has remained is the pharmaceutical aspect- don’t just mask the skin care problem but prevent and treat it first.
Kiehl's only ever launch a product when there is a need for something, so when The American Institute of Stress published its statistics stating that stress levels were going through the roof, they decided it was time to develop a skin care product specifically for stressed skin.
Now stress is actually a subject close to my heart. I have suffered from stress for a long time, I take on too much sometimes, I am a bit of a control freak, and am very much a perfectionist. I must have the job done correctly. Needless to say I have done many all nighters, many extra jobs at work, and generally driven myself mad in order to succeed. While I may go about it the wrong way, I will always continue to strive for the best, and I don’t regret that. So if I’m not going to tone down my workaholic nature, I realise that maybe I can do something a little bit good for my skin, as boy does it show! Cracked skin around my eyes, chin and nose? Stress. Blotchy, vein-y cheeks? Stress. Heavy lines on my forehead? Oh its stress.
I also spied Lily Kitten, the fabulous winner of my Thomas Sabo competition.
So with this in mind, I cannot wait to try out this little wonder product. I have a big change coming up in my life, as I am very soon moving to London! So I predict high stress levels on the horizon. Let’s see if miracles do happen, and I will fill you in, oh don’t you worry.
Just before we left, my attention was captured by someone...
Mr Bones! (Official title)
I think we bonded over our sparkling conversation.
New beau perhaps?