Kiehl's Fever

Kiehls Original storeMimi Kelly is the artistic director/owner of Killer Hair, Newton. She’s an award-winning hair colourist and makeup artist. Every week Mimi will be doing what she does best ... give her opinion. Cult beauty brand Kiehl's had its start in 1851, as a family pharmaceutical business on New York's lower east side, where there flagship store is still found today. I found Kiehl's when I visited NYC and was drawn in by the quirky store and dispensary style packaging. What sets Kiehl's apart is not only how honest and effective the products are but the social consciousness and philanthropy of the company. Loved by many a celeb, I have to agree with Julianne Moore when she says the body cremes are incredible. I have been using the 'Creme de Corps' and what I love about it is that it performs as all moisturizer should, leaving my skin beautifully hydrated. Even when I miss applying for a day or two, as busy girls do, my skin still feels super soft, which is a performance you can't often find. Add in its virtually undetectable scent so there's no messing with your chosen fragrance. On my face I've been lathering on 'ahem' Uma Thurman's must have: Acai Damage-Correcting Moisturizer. It's organic, a huge hit on the antioxidants, and very light and quickly absorbed. It's so light that if your skin was fairly dry I'd suggest adding a layer of richer face cream to keep yourself glowing. However I'm slightly oily and it's been a treat enjoying what so far looks like a more even skin tone! Kiehl's stores are packed to the rafters with loads of amazing cosmetics and if your into knowing everything that's in your creams and potions then you've found your brand. Check out Kiehl's in Auckland's Smith and Caughey's and Wellington's Kirkcaldie and Stains.