Monday Makeup Review- Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

Monday Makeup Review for Professional Makeup Artists and Makeup Lovers

Review: Kiehl’s Crème de Corp

If you have never tried the Crème de Corp body lotion, then you are definitely missing out. I tried this for the first time a few years ago, and never really spread the news about this product. It’s one of those underrated, top performing products that people use, know it works great, but forget to share the information once they walk out of their front door.

The product is an all over body moisturizer that can be used at anytime during the day, after bath, shower, hand washing or before bed.  It has a slight thick butter consistency that smoothes over the skin and deeply hydrates. It feels silky smooth when you apply it and leaves the skin feeling soft. It’s unscented which is always one of those great elements, especially if you like to wear perfume without competing with a moisturizer’s fragrance. It is great for the makeup artist ki,t because the product is unscented and won’t cause fragrance overload with the clients in your chair. It leaves the skin with a nice soft hydrated appearance with out feeling or looking greasy or shiny. It does leave a subtle sheen to the skin but not enough for it to show up shiny on camera. Remember, no shine means a happy camera man and a happy director!

After using this product for years I have noticed that my hands and body have changed in texture for the better. After repeated use you will notice that any roughness and dryness will disappear with continued use. One of the ingredients that I feel straight away when applying is the Shea Butter. Shea Butter is known for its moisture retention properties, healing properties and is used on both hair and skin. There are a few different oils in this blend such as Avocado Almond, Olive and Sesame oil of which, soothe, soften and moisturize dry skin.

Although there are lots of good products in this blend, there are also some bad ones, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben and Butylparaben. If you aren’t familiar with these I will quickly give you the information on what does what. Propylene Glycol is a petroleum derivative that keeps things from drying out and is a known skin irritant. Methylparaben is generally used as a preservative and is believed to be an endocrine disrupting substance. Butylparaben is also a preservative and is believed to be a hormone disrupting substance as well as a human skin toxicant. Now before you get worked up over my statements, its important to realize that the Food and Drug Administration has set guidelines for amounts that are safe for usage in food and cosmetics. Although many people disagree with some FDA findings, it is good to have the facts and determine where you stand on the issue about products. 

Now having said all that I still like the product for what it does and the change in the condition of my skin. But to be clear I am careful of ensuring that my toothpaste does not have parabens. I have drawn the line at topical usage is deemed acceptable at the moment but not acceptable for consumption. I try lots of different products and my thoughts may change as I try new products.

Now that I have really gone off on a tangent, back to reviewing the product. If you are dissatisfied with the condition of your skin and really want to make a change, then this is the product for you. It delivers its promise on changing your skin condition, texture and hydration level in a few as 10 days with consistent use.

The product is offered in 5 different sizes that range from travel size to back bar size. There is a price point for all pocket books so I suggest you give it a try and see the change in your skin for yourself. Let me know what you think. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Verdict: Keeping it for personal use and in the makeup kit.


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