Kiehl's Creme de Corps Review

Kiehls' Creme de Corps Body Lotion is the one of the brand's signature products. Kiehl's calls this product a "superb all over body moisturizer of superb quality for extremely dry or flaking skin. Enriched with the finest ingredients known to Kiehl's for a rich, elegant skin texture. Continued use for 10 days will provide a skin texture heretofore unattainable. Qualite Internationale!" This world famous body lotion is available in a variety of sizes, at a range of price points: 2.5fl oz ($11), 4.2fl oz ($18), 8.4fl oz ($29.50), 16.9fl oz ($48), and 1L ($75). Kiehls is not cruelty free. This lotion was made in America.

Kiehl's Creme de Corps lotion has plain packaging, almost apothecary like in style. This lotion comes in a round bottle with a flip top cap. A white label wraps around the bottle. This label bears plenty of product information in multiple languages, as well as a full ingredient list. Packaging is recyclable. 
As I mentioned, Creme de Corps is Kiehls' claim to long lasting fame (this brands been around since 1851 - 163 years!), so I had very high expectations for this lotion. Creme de Corps is a midweight, butter yellow lotion that spreads nicely over the skin and sinks in fairly fast. This lotion is feels a bit greasy for about ten minutes after application, which isn't surprising due to the high content of Squalene, glycerin, and a variety of plant oils and butters. Kiehls' Creme de Corps is quite hydrating - it soothes and smooths even parched, flaky skin. I slather my hands and feet in this lotion after work, as a preventative measure, and its been keeping them in great condition. This lotion's hydration is long lasting. Kiehls Creme de Corps Body Lotion is fragrance free, it has a neutral scent. 

I understand why Kiehls' Creme de Corps has such a good reputation. This lotion is very effective for moisturizing and smoothing the skin - all while soothing mild irritation. Good as it is, this lotion is extremely pricey. My 250ml bottle would sell for nearly $30, and I could never justify that cost - I can't even bear to pay $12.50 for the same amount of Bath&BodyWorks lotion. Kiehls' Creme de Corps would be a lovely product to give or receive as a gift, but its too expensive to indulge in, in my opinion. 

Water, Squalene, Hydrogenated, Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, PEG-5 Pentaerythrityl Ether, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame Seed) Oil Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ozokerite, Benzophenone-3, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Methylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Sodium PCA, Propylparaben, Allantoin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Seed) Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, BHT, Lecithin, Butylparaben, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Beta Carotene

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1 comment

  1. This looks like the kind of cream that hurts as a child ;-;