Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kiehl's Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate review

         It's been a fit February thus far! Mr. Lovey and I signed up for memberships at Brooklyn Boulders, the newest indoor climbing gym in Chicago city proper. In addition to getting more wall time, I've been enjoying their yoga classes as well. It's been fun working through new poses and vinyasas, and finding elements to add to my routine at home. (Though, as a result, I've developed a little obsession with Lululemon - I expect you'll be seeing more on that later.)

         The other good-for-me routine I've been working on this month is skincare! The best addition to my skincare lineup has to be Kiehl's Precision Lifting & Pore Tightening Concentrate. The name really says it all - the serum concentrate is designed to lift, firm, and reduce pores. As for packaging, I'll be the first to admit that the dark brown bottle lacks a bit of pizzazz. That said, I've long since learned not to judge a bottle by its cover! I'm on my second bottle of Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, which shares a similar lengthy moniker and nondescript packaging (it's almost like they want the good stuff to go incognito).

        Kiehl's Precision Lifting & Pore Tightening Concentrate contains a blend of micro-filtered yeast extract and geranium essential oil for efficacy. I was pretty excited about the yeast extract (as bizarre as that might sound), as I'm hoping it can provide results a la famed ferment in SK-II. The texture is consistent with previous Kiehl's concentrates; it's slightly thicker than lotion and I find it easier to pat on to the face. It's not a particularly slippery serum!

Wearing Essie French Affair on my tips here!

           In terms of performance, the concentrate seems to be meshing well with my ingredient sensitive skin. I can't comment on the wrinkle/pore reducing capacities as they're not active issues for me. However, I can say, that my skin does seem healthy and well protected - a tall order in Chicago winters! (It's zero degrees outside, literally). I'll definitely be keeping up with Kiehl's Precision Lifting & Pore Tightening Concentrate, as I've had good results with the line thus far. We'll see what the yeast extract will deliver over time!

            Overall, I've found Kiehl's Precision Lifting & Pore Tightening Concentrate ($64 for 1.7 oz) to be a lovely addition to the Kiehl's lineup, worth a moment of exploration next time you stop by a Kiehl's boutique or online at

          Thanks for reading! What are your Kiehl's favorites? Have you spotted the Kiehl's Precision Lifting & Pore Tightening Concentrate in stores? What are your thoughts on yeast extract?

Love, Dovey.

P.S. If you're looking to build a lifting/ firming routine from the Kiehl's lineup, check out my reviews of Kiehl's Midnight Recovery concentrate (which I adore), as well as the Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum!
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  1. Hey Dovey! I just started using this on the weekend, and as someone who's starting to notice sagging, I can tell you that I already see a difference for sure! I think it works quite well! And my pores seems to be less visible as well. It's a winner for me!

  2. I am using the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and I am very pleased with it, as with the other products that I tried from Kiehl's so far. I am intrigued to give this one a try as I would live to try something that is targeting the look of the pores.

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