Kiehl’s has come out with their latest and most innovative product to date — Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator ($40.00). Imagine a moisturizer that reduces visible signs of stress which apparently translates into inflammation, skin fatigue, redness and flare-ups.
Stress can cause an inflammatory response to the entire body, and, with skin being our largest organ, most of our stress can show up on our face in the form of dryness, redness, acne and so on. Sometimes, what we regard as sensitive skin problems may really be the result of stress. Cynthia Ackrill, MD and Fellow of The American Institute of Stress says,
“Stress is responsible for 70%-90% of doctors’ visits — it contributes to and can even mimic all serious diseases. Its effects are particularly harsh on the skin, causing premature aging and advancing the symptoms of every common skin condition from sensitive skin, to eczema and psoriasis, rosacea and chronic dry skin.”
We all know what stress can do to our bodies and skin, with many of us undoubtedly experiencing a number of stress-induced skin issues (I’m no stranger to some bad breakouts and redness myself). That’s why the wonderful chemists at Kiehl’s have found a way to soothe and replenish the under layers of the skin with the combination of some key ingredients:
Chamomile Extract — Combats inflammation, soothing and comforting reactive skin.
Glycerin — This humectant draws moisture from the air to increase and prolong hydration; helps skin regain suppleness and smoothness.
Shea Butter — Naturally derived from the African karate tree, this lipid protects skin from dehydration.
Mannose — A rare sugar source found in wood pulp of birch and maple trees. It is known to protect and maintain skin barrier function, making skin less susceptible to daily stress.
Squalane — Naturally derived from olives, this healing botanical lipid is compatible with the natural oils in the skin. It restores and replenishes the skin barrier and protects from dehydration.
Ceramides — A blend of unique lipids found in high concentrations with the cell membrane of the skin cells help to protect and strengthen skin’s barrier.
Rosa Gallica Extract — Sourced from the petals of the Rosa Gallica flower, it limits the release of stress signals; minimizes the inflammatory response breaking the stress cycle.
Learn more about Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator from Kiehl’s Brand Ambassador and Dermatologist Dr. Adam Geyer:
This hydrator can be applied morning and/or night — and can substitute as your everyday moisturizer. It has a light, non-irritating scent that calms the mind and skin upon contact. Its lightweight formula sinks right into skin, leaving behind a supple afterglow.
I really liked how this felt on my skin at nighttime — it almost had a cooling effect that undid my entire day. Over time, blotchiness is reduced by 98%, redness by 77% and dehydration by 98%! My skin felt hydrated throughout the entire day, and it didn’t leave any residual oil or residue. Although there is no solution for stress, we can learn to deal with it in ways that will prevent it from wreaking havoc on our skin.
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– Theresa Romano
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