One of the more recent additions to the Kiehl’s lineup (at least in Ireland) is the Micro-Blur Skin Perfector:



Halfway between skincare and primer, this product straddles a line that as a general rule is probably best left unmounted… But in this case, I might make an exception. Like a primer, this goes on after moisturiser and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth, giving a nice base for makeup. Here comes the science bit– concentrate! (Or skip it, if mentions of chemicals make your eyes glaze over, which I realise is most people’s natural inclination.)

This has a priming effect because it’s got silicone (Dimethicone, among others) and silicas (Silica Silyate, and possibly others as well; I can’t decipher all the ingredients on the box!) in it, which are generally used to give a nice smoothing effect for fine lines.  Unlike most primers, though, this also has skincare ingredients, too: Salicylic Acid,  Lipo Hydroxy Acid, and Lentil Seed Extract, which are supposed to improve the quality of skin over time, tightening and shrinking pores both on application and in the long term.

So, does it work? Well, as a skincare product, it might be too soon to tell. Initial application yielded minimal results visually, as you can see below:



Skin-Blur applied on the thumb half of the hand, and not on the upper half. It doesn’t really make a very visible impact, does it? That said, the skin definitely feels softer and smoother, and I have no doubt that it makes make-up grip better, too. It also reduces shine, so I’ll probably be trying this out over the next couple of days to see if I can use it as a foundation-replacemet base (as I don’t really wear foundation that much) and see what I think.

Have you tried this product out? Do you feel it lives up to its claims? Are you a Kiehl’s fan in general? Drop me a line and let me know!

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