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Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a HUGE fan of Kiehl’s. I seriously love its stuff and have tried a lot of the company’s products out before, so much so, that I did a Kiehl’s brand review in a previous post.

However, at the time of reviewing Kiehl’s, I hadn’t tried the Daily Reviving Concentrate. After loving the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate to the point of fault, I wanted to start using a daytime facial oil in my skincare routine.

My skin was feeling a bit dehydrated and needed a bit of extra nourishment, which gave me all the ammunition I needed to make another beauty purchase…

First impressions

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It’s the same texture as the Midnight Concentrate – lightweight and it melts easily into skin – but stimulates the skin in a very different way to its night-time sister. The Daily Reviving Concentrate feels more refreshing, invigorating and energising, whereas the Midnight Recovery Concentrate is more relaxing, moisturising and calming.

The Reviving Concentrate seemed like the perfect option for a daytime oil as when you use it in the morning it helps prep your skin for the day ahead.

In terms of packaging, I love its bright yellow appearance. It reminds me of summer and I’ve been digging yellow recently, so this looks great on my skincare shelf.

One month in

The addition of a facial oil into my morning skincare routine was the right choice as my skin did look a bit more radiant and felt a bit more hydrated.

It has a distinct, vitalising scent, probably from the ginger? I know that’s a poor description but it’s the best one I’ve got.

However, it didn’t compare to the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and my skin wasn’t noticing the same sudden improvements as that miraculous oil.

But, I vividly remember feeling like the Midnight Concentrate wasn’t doing much for me one month in and it’s now my all-time fave skincare product, so I remembered to be patient.

Now

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I like this little facial oil and it does make my skin feel more stimulated and refreshed in the morning, which I find really beneficial if I’m worn out. But I don’t think it’s a product I’d rush back to.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice and it does what it claims to do – which is to make skin look more radiant and revitalised – but I think it only does this a little bit.

I wouldn’t say my skin has hugely benefitted from the Daily Reviving Concentrate and it’s not the cheapest of products, which you’d expect from Kiehl’s.

It’s definitely not as good as the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, either. That would be pretty impossible to top, admittedly, but it does fall short by comparison.

Credit due where credit’s due, though, it has lasted me a long time. So in terms of its longevity, I think it’s good value.

Where to buy

As with any Kiehl’s product, head to the Kiehl’s website because you get free samples with every order and if there’s one thing that’s better than free shit, it’s Kiehl’s free shit.

Like I mentioned before, this isn’t the cheapest of products. The 30ml costs £38 or the 50ml – the one I’ve got – costs £49.50. Kiehl’s is a higher-end skincare brand, so you pay the price. It just depends on how much you want the product and how much you’re willing to spend.

IMO, it’s worth splurging on good skincare because you’ve only got one skin, so you should look after it!

Final thoughts

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A good facial oil that does what it says on the tin. For those of you wanting a bit of refresh in the morning, I’d recommend the Daily Reviving Concentrate because it’s invigorating.

However, I can’t help but think there might be better daytime facial oils out there – I’m just yet to try them. I wouldn’t rush to get this again, but I’d equally be happy using it if it was bought as a present for me.

Rating: 4 stars

What the rating suggests: A good product, not outstanding. Although, you’d be pretty hard pushed to find a disappointing Kiehl’s product.