A few years ago, I was really struggling with my thyroid. If you’ve been following my blog for some time, then you likely already know that I was diagnosed with having hypothyroidism when I was 15 years old and since then there have been some minor ups and downs with my health/skin/hair from that. More often than anything else though, my skin will get severely out-of-whack. Dry patches will pop up and they are extremely hard to fix without going overboard with moisturizers and ending up with some pretty nasty blemishes.
It was during one of these health and skincare dips that my husband discovered Kiehl’s skincare. He worked near the mall and spotted their shop and instantly thought of me and my skincare struggle. For Christmas, he sweetly treated me to a ton of Kiehl’s skincare, and voila – a Kiehl’s skincare addict was born.
Recently, Kiehl’s sent me a super generous PR package, which I was super excited to try out. I’ve been testing all the other products out more continuously before posting my review (it’s on route!), but I thought today I would share my review and first impressions of the Kiehl’s rare earth mask.
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Mask Review & Demo
To start off, I have to that this mask is THICK. Like, seriously. I was surprised by just how heavy and thick the texture was. With that being said, applying it with a little spatula type device like I did meant that I used a bit too much product. I would say to use your fingers instead to apply this product so you don’t overuse and waste this mask.
The mask claims to shrink down pores and detoxify your skin. I have small pores, so I didn’t notice my pores were significantly smaller, but I did feel like my skin overall looked smoother and softer. I also felt that my skin felt incredibly clean. One thing about this mask though is that it is a drying mask, so if you have a normal or oily skin type you’ll love it – but if you have dry skin then I would say to use this very occasionally or steer clear of it entirely.
This mask is formulated with Amazonian White Clay which is meant to draw out oil, dirt and toxins that clog pores. I do feel like it did this since my skin did feel so smooth, soft, and clean. It also says that contains Oatmeal and Aloe Vera which is supposed to soothe skin. I didn’t find this mask to be particularly “soothing” since it was a more drying mask.
This mask costs $35.00 / 125ml jar. It’s quite a decent size product for the cost.