Thursday, January 24, 2013

Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream review


          Kiehl's must have taken a leaf out of Lady Liberty's notebook because their latest wrinkle-reducing innovation is all about copper. Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream utilizes copper to stimulate elastin production. Historically, skincare to treat fine lines and wrinkles has focused on collagen production; elastin, another integral component of skin, has largely been overlooked. As its name suggests, elastin plays an important role in maintaining the elasticity of skin. Decreased elastin, and thereby decreased recoil, can lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. According to Kiehl's, copper has the ability to stimulate elastin production, thereby promoting a more youthful complexion. In addition to copper PCA, Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream also contains calcium PCA, a humectant, and moisturizing Apricot Kernel Oil.


         As you can see, the copper theme of Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream extends to the translucent tinted tub and metallic cap. Though the lid and jar have the convincing appearance of metal and glass, respectively, both parts are actually made from practical, durable plastic. I really like the texture of Kiehl's creams and that of Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream is no exception. The cream is thick with a bit of slip; only a small amount is required for application. It moisturizes and protects well without being heavy or oily. The ingredients seem to sit well with my sensitive skin, which makes me happy.


         Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream ($52 for 50mL) is now available in stores or www.Kiehls.com, along with a companion eye cream and SPF containing cream. The packaging and texture of the cream are both wonderful (as one would expect of Kiehl's quality). I don't have visible wrinkles or fine lines (yet), so I can't attest to improvement. However, elastin starts to decrease in your 20's so I plan on putting Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream to good use! Thanks for reading! Have you tried any of the products from Kiehl's Wrinkle Reducing line? What are your current Kiehl's favorites?

Love, Dovey.
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19 comments:

  1. Interesting...never knew copper was related to elastin production... Sounds good that your sensitive skin didn't break out from this. I'll go snoop around and look at the ingredients list to see if my sensitive skin can take this product as well.

    I love Kiehl's lip balms and have been very interested to try the line reducing serum which I have heard great reviews. Luckily, a friend gifted me with a sample so I can't wait to try it!

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    1. Hi Beauty Box, it was new to me too! I've heard good things about the balms; I'd love to try one one day :)

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  2. This "elastin starts to decrease in your 20's" statement is a good reminder for me! I tend to invest in serum/dry oil, but not really creams (I use basic ones that moisturize/hydrate well, but don't do anything more fancy than that). Maybe it's time to change that. I'm at the end of my 20's now (whoaaa what a scary thought)!

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    1. Hi Sunny, I know! I think it's probably a gradual decrease from here on out, sigh :)

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  3. I've never tried Kiehl's, but always knew I'd rather prevent than treat wrinkles. Or at least slow the development of them, because there really isn't any "prevention." Elastin starts to decrease in your 20s?? Wow, I thought maybe 30s! That explains why my skin seemed more firm when I switched moisturizers. Anti-aging ingredients tend to make my skin oily, but I'll have to check out how it reacts to copper.

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    1. Hi Alison, Thanks for the comment! The elastin factoid was according to Kiehl's but I wouldn't be surprised, since most things seem to slope downhill from that point :-)

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  4. I really like most of the Kiehl's products I've purchased. I haven't tried anything from the Wrinkle Reducing line yet, but I have used their Cryste Marine Firming Eye Treatment and it works nicely :)

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    1. Hi Shannon, Thanks for the rec--- I have not tried it yet, so I'll have to put that on my list :)

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  5. Copper peptides have been used in skin care since the late 1970's and can still be found in many skin care lines ranging from the cosmeceutical to the drugstore brands. For awhile, particularly in the mid 1980's, they were quite trendy and just about everywhere you looked, you'd see a jar of blue or aqua colored cream (the color the cosmetic companies used to indicate the cream contained copper). Obviously, the efficacy of a cream is based upon the sum of its parts and for whatever reasons the earlier versions of copper laced creams never lived up to their claims and so the trend faded away. Perhaps Kiehl's has worked out some of the earlier shortcomings while preserving the advantages of copper.

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    1. Copper in facial cream scared me a bit , but it is nothing new I guess.
      I should give a try then. thanks.

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    2. Hi Kate,

      Copper peptides occur naturally in the body and don't have any known side effects of their own, but sometimes the other ingredients in the cream, serum, or shampoo (yes, they're sometimes used in shampoo and treatments for thinning hair) can cause irritation. This new product that Dovey has reviewed sounds very promising.

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    3. Hi Eileen, Thanks for the wonderful comment and perspective! It was a real treat to hear about the history of copper in creams; that does make me wonder about the efficacy. Kiehl's seems to claim that trials have shown improvement, but as you say it could be do to the cocktail of different supplementary ingredients as well!

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    4. Hi Kate, I hope it works for you!

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  6. Kiehl's skincare seems so good! I heard so much about their skincare e.g. the midnight recovery and now this wrinkle reducing cream. If I have finished my current cream, I think I'd go for this :)

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    1. Hi Memoiselle, I love the texture of their skincare! The Midnight Recovery seems to be quite popular !

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  7. I've never tried Kiehl's products before though a lot of people I know swear by them. Something to keep in mind when I finally start worrying more about wrinkles. (You have a long way to go, Dovey!)

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    1. Hi Liz, Haha! Thanks for the encouragement. I certainly haven't started checking for wrinkles, but I'm trying to be more gentle with my skin esp in the eye area with that in mind! :P

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    2. To all you lovely young women who haven't started worrying about wrinkles yet---now is the time to start protecting that all important collagen. Once you see wrinkles forming, the damage is already in progress. Protect what you've got. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure :-)

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  8. After running out of my old moisturiizer, I wanted to try something new. I did some research and decided to try the Lady Soma Renew Serum. I had issues with my pore size, blemishes and some fine wrinkles. After using the Lady Soma Serum for only one week, I noticed a SIGNIFICANT change. I have very sensitiv skin and I love that I did not have any kind of reaction. I have an overall glow to my face, no blemishes or breakouts and those fine wrinkles are seriously smoothing out!

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