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Kiehls MIdnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

11 Reviews

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate replenishes skin with moisture and helps to recover radiance by morning. It has 99.8% naturally derived ingredients and is paraben-free.

Price: R585

Size: 30ml

Retailers: Kiehl’s counters

The Kiehl’s brand is relatively new to me and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate has been my first introduction to the brand.  I am very particular when it comes to night time serums, but I had heard good reviews about this product, making me eager to try the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Firstly – I am a judge a book by the cover type of girl and this applies to beauty products and their packaging. Kiehl’s has some pretty great packaging!  A gorgeous navy blue bottle with the best serum dispenser I have ever used; a smart medicine type dropper lid that dispenses just the right amount of serum.  It is recommended that 3 drops of serum be used, although I found that I need one or two drops more than the suggested 3 drops, but this is because I have extremely dry skin.

The serum feels very luxurious and has a silky texture, giving it a feeling of ultimate luxury. It is clear in colour, but boy does this serum have the best knock your socks of scent! Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate contains Evening Primrose Oil, Lavender and other essential oils which aid in restoring the moisture balance of you skin, while making skin feel smooth and soft with a radiant glow! Once applied, the serum absorbed quickly, and my skin had a wonderful luminous finish.

The results are wonderful!  Tired and dry skin is completely rehydrated, giving your skin an all round glow! After a week of committed night time application, I noticed my skin felt plump and the dry patches on my chin, nose and forehead had all disappeared.  This product is definitely a keeper!

– Janice 



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On the fence

I’m not really sure about this product, hey. I mean, I love how my skin feels after I’ve used it but I don’t think my skin has improved significantly since using it.

love love love


Got myself a sample and I am hooked, busy saving to get myself a full size product. This is an amazing product, elegant packaging, smell alright and does the job superbly. An investment every beauty should make.

Sleep in a bottle for your skin


I’ve been using my Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate for just over a year and will have to look extremely hard to find a product that is better for my skin! Although it is oil-based and I have a combination skin, this product makes my skin look so soft and healthy. I am in love with this little miracle bottle and its content.

Sleeping Beauty


After trying out a sample of this iconic product, I knew that I needed to get my hands on this Kiehls bestseller. This oil is unlike anything I have ever tried and the smell is hedonistic and beautiful. Oh and its natural so no nasty parabens etc. I love the marriage of skincare loving ingredients and the fact that a few drops is all that’s needed to transform the skin into a glowing sensation by morning. I love the genius bottle which reminds me of an apothecary. That’s Kiehls magic and this Midnight treat delivers 100%. I love the fact that the lavender lulls me to sleep. If there is one product you must buy in this range, let it be this magical one. It works and I am a convert!


Alae Conradie

I was so excited to try this product and bought the full size bottle from Kiehl’s a few months ago. This was after hearing rave reviews about how it is hydrating without being oily, and how it soothes tired skin. I have combination skin with dehydration and really need a serum to help my skin out.

So when I started using this product my skin felt great for a couple of days (I only used it at night) but then I started feeling very oily and congested. I was suspicious about this new addition to my established skincare routine so I stopped using it. Unfortunately I still suffered a terrible breakout of small persistent spots which took months and many expensive (and painful!) facials to now have my skin back to normal.

I contacted Kiehl’s South Africa to request a refund but they were unhelpful in this regard. So now I have a full bottle on my shelf. I am too scared to try it again.



This is a beautiful product. It smells divine and you only need a few drops. You may think it’s expensive, but this is really going to last you months and months. It sinks into my skin and my skin feels soft and supple when I wake the next day. It is also quite calming when my skin is stressed. I must say that I prefer using it during the colder months as it doesn’t seem to work that well with my skin that tends to get very oily during summer. For me, this is a winter must-have.

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