For Christmas in 2009, my brother's then-girlfriend, now-wife sent me a Christmas gift. It's not odd for us to exchange gifts with family members, but it was a nice surprise to see a gift from D's girlfriend. She sent me a Kiehl's Gift Set. Inside was a bottle of Lip Balm, Creme de Corps Lotion and Creme de Corps Body Polish. She's a New Yorker and knew all about this fancy stuff that I had never heard of. Hello, I shop for my personal products at CVS, I've never been into a specialty store before in my life unless it's the Clinique counter at my local Macy's for a free make-over. Um, yeah.
After mentioning to my Mom how much I loved the products, she bought me another gift set - the Creme de Corps Collection Set for Christmas this year! This one came with the same items I had received the year before, as well as a couple of samples. My favorite sample was the Ultra Facial Cream. It feel silky between your fingers and is like a conditioner for your face. I was in love.
I've never been a big "product" girl, I hardly ever wear make-up or wash my face with proper cleanser. I'm not a big fan of smelly products for the body, which is probably why I really liked these. None of the products I have used from them have a scent to them so you're left with just smooth, clean, soft skin.
Earlier this month, when Mom and I were in New York, we stopped by the Kiehl's store at 154 Columbus Ave. The sales people there were super helpful and friendly. We tried a bunch of products and of course I ended up walking out $60 lighter.
I had been looking for a good everyday face lotion, since I am trying to be nicer to my face now that I'm almost in my mid-30's. I also wanted to get a big tub of the Ultra Facial Cream since I had only used the sample sizes. Our sales person sent us away with a big bag full of samples, as well. That's the best thing about buying from a company like this, they offer you samples of whatever you would like to try. I got a couple of samples of the nighttime repair cream for Mom, a sample of the face lotion for Mom so she would have a travel sized one and I got some of this Creamy Eye Treatment. I don't know what it does or how it works but OH MY it felt good on my face! If the proper term for something soft and supple on your face was buttery, that's how I would describe it. Fantastic. I think that will have to be my next Kiehl's purchase. After I recover from spending $60 on a jar of lotion and tube of face wash....
Funny how a gift can turn into a financial investment for your body. :)