Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil 1

I love a good facial cleansing oil. It’s my go-to type of cleanser and I find it makes such a difference to my oily skin, I know that sounds weird but it really does help lessen the amount of oil my skin produces. The Muji Oil Cleanser is my current everyday go to but I recently found myself hankering for something bit more luxurious for my second evening cleanse. I googled best oil cleansers and the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil came up, having tried and liked a range of their products in the past I thought I’d give it a try.

Kiel’s say “our first lightweight essential oil facial cleanser.

How does it work? This all-in-one, non-comedogenic cleansing formula emulsifies with water to become a cleansing milk. This gently, yet effectively helps dissolve difficult-to-remove makeup and impurities – without over-drying. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil not only leaves skin fresh and clean, but also balanced, soothed and prepared for optimal night-time replenishment.

What’s more, the facial cleanser is made from an aromatic blend of pure botanical oils: Squalane, a planted-derived lipid with a natural affinity for skin; evening primrose oil, rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids; and lavender essential oil.

It’s soap-free, sulphate-free and mineral oil-free, so for your one-stop cleanser look no further than Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil.”

If you’re not a fan of essential oils or you have skin sensitive to them, this cleanser isn’t for you. I personally adore the fragrance of lavender and evening primrose oil contained in this, it makes me feel like I’m having a facial every evening! It’s a light oil, less oily than others I’ve tried (like the Una Brannan Vitamin C Cleansing Oil for example) and I particularly like to use it for my second cleanse as it’s about cleaning my skin rather than removing makeup (although it does remove a full face of makeup with very little effort). After using my Muji Oil Cleanser, I apply two pumps of Midnight Recovery to dry skin and massage for about 30 seconds, or more if I need some serious relaxation! I then apply a warm, moist flannel and let the warmth really get the product working, after about 10 seconds I use the flannel to gently remove the oil. If I feel any residue is left I rinse the flannel and repeat. You don’t have to use a flannel, adding water to the face emulsifies the cleanser to a milk but I like to use a flannel for a bit of exfoliation!Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil 2

I love this cleanser; it’s rich, smells great and most importantly leaves my skin feeling amazingly soft and completely clean without being tight or dry. It’s slotted into my evening routine and I will definitely be repurchasing when this bottle runs out!

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil £32.00 175ml

Read more about my obsession with Cleansing Oils here
The Cut ~ Cleansing Oils

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Kiehl’s is really expensive here, the price tag is just insane for me. But I really want to try midnight recovery serum as that is one of their best sellers. This oil would be great for winter because my skin gets pretty dry. xx

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    1. Oh no 😦 it’s more expensive here in Thailand than it is in the UK but not by too much. I’d love to buy a bottle of that serum too, tried a little sample and really liked it! And if it’s anything like this cleanser I know it would be a firm favourite! Xx

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  2. Erika Aresta says:

    I love khiels’ midnight recovery oil as a serum. I use to use it in the past. I haven’t heard of their cleansing oil and will be checking it out. What I currently use as a facial oil prior to washing my face is Shiseido’s cleansing oil. It is magical takes off all my makeup and preps my skin for a face wash prior to stepping into he shower. I follow that up with Laneige Multi Cleanser ( Heavenly ) In the mornings I like to use a soft cleansing milk just to help take off my night creams and freshen up my face while leaving it moist and subtle. I currently use ChateiCalle rose milk. It’s heavenly. For Days when I don’t wear any makeup I’ll wash my face in the shower with Anne Marie Borlind Milk Cleanser All natural

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    1. Ooo I tried some Shiseido when I was in Japan and loved it! Will have to check out all the products you mention! Thanks for sharing! xx


  3. I never really use Kiehls but it looks like a great brand!


    1. It’s a brand I find myself turning to quite often if i’m looking for something reliable with good ingredients! I find their products are exactly what they say on the tin type products! x

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