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Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask

by Kylie Nguyen

G’day Gorgeous! I hope you all have had a really wonderful time with your beloved family and friends this Christmas ^^ In winter times, my skin always becomes so offbeat and uncomfortably tight due to the huge gap between indoor and outdoor temperature, heating system or strong cold winds. We all love the image of a warm and cozy night with hot chocolate and books by the candles, but man, we should go to work and we also need to hang out, too. So recently I’m trying to find one wash-off mask not to reduce sebum but to moisturize my skin so that I can use it sometimes together with my boring sheet masks.

Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask
Unbox Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask

So in this post, I will share with you girls the one I found during my weekend shopping. This is Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask, which is newly launched for this winter. I’m not a fan of Kiehl’s, but the  “avocado” formula idea is quite interesting and the packaging looks so cute so I’m eager to try right away. 

The ingredients list

Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Squalane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Propanediol, Oenothera Biennis Oil/Evening Primrose Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima Fruit Extract/Avocado Fruit Extract, Bentonite Phenoxyethanol, Gellan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, CI 77492/Iron Oxides, Sodium Chloride, CI 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, Magnesium Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract. CI 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Caramel, Tocopherol, Citric Acid.

(Source: https://www.kiehls.com/skincare/face-masks/avocado-nourishing-hydrating-mask/WW0075KIE.html)

The original design of Kiehl’s
The original design of Kiehl’s for mask lines

How to use Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Mask

At the first impression, I expect that this mask will be the sleeping mask as Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask. Hence after Kiehl’s Consultant told me that this was the wash-off mask, I also asked her whether Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Mask could be used as a sleeping mask or not. She told me yes. Unfortunately, this advice was incorrect. I tried to apply a thin layer of this mask and left it for a night, my skin became rough and dried. My conclusion is that DON’T use it as a sleeping mask. Kiehl’s also doesn’t recommend it.

Hence, we should scoop up the generous amount of Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Mask and rub it on our hands to make sure the cream getting warm and becoming a creamy substance before applying on our face. Leave it for 15 minutes, no more, and wash it off with lukewarm water, then we can move to the next step in our daily skincare routine.

Price tag

As usual, all Kiehl’s products have a quite high price, as a middle range. I bought a mini size at 23USD/15ml in the department store. I guess you can find other options online which will be a bit lower in price. 

A thin wax layer in the cream surface of  Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask
A thin wax layer in the cream surface

Packaging

The packaging of Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Mask with white plastic lid and glass jar, similar to the packaging of other Kiehl’s mask lines, which is quite classic.

Mask texture

When opening the jar for the first time, the mask has a thin wax film on top that is the layer for product protection and it helps to keep the cream not to move when inverted. Under this film is the extremely dense cream, a little ripple and quite difficult to spread on our hand evenly in a few strokes.

Due to this thick cream, I must use a small spoon to scoop it up on my 4 fingers and rub the substance so that its texture can become softer before applying to the skin. Unless some will drop off my face when I rub it on the skin!

Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask with a thick and lumpy texture
Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask with a thick and lumpy texture

The scent of Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Mask

The mask has a gentle herbal aroma that is not intense at all, so I also quite like it

Personal experience

It’s been quite a long time since I came back to using the wash-off mask, probably from the years Skinfood Rice Milk Mask was still a big name in the market. The reason is quite simple, it’s that I’m too lazy to stand up to wash my face again after applying it ^^ In recent years, I still keep my loyalty to sheet masks and sleeping masks. Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask was born after the success of the Glow Recipe Avocado Retinol Melt Sleeping Mask, which also extracted avocado extract for a moisturizing product. So how does it work?

Objectively, Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask does help my skin feel smooth and soft after 15 minutes of application as the brand directed. However, I just found that this effect did not last long. The next morning I woke up, I myself could not feel the difference on my skin. Regardless of the day I applied a thin layer to use it as a sleeping mask, the next morning, my skin even felt a bit more rough than usual.

Apply a generous amount of  Kiehl’s Avocado Hydrating Mask
Apply a generous amount of Kiehl’s Avocado Hydrating Mask

In addition, when I rubbed on and left the mask on my skin, I can feel a slight sensation around the mouth area. This shows that someone with sensitive skin should reconsider before buying this product.

Lastly, the price of Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask is also quite high, 23USD for a mini size bottle, compared to the price for other sleeping masks, this price is almost equal to the price of the full-size sleeping mask. Therefore, I feel that I was wise to choose only the Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask mini-size to try out without buying a full-sized jar as usual.

And that’s all for today! I hope you enjoy my quick sharing of products and see you all really soon in my next post.

Much luv <3

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