Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Review, Ingredients, How to Use

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl’s is one of the best commercial herbal brands that gives legendary results, at least one of the very best results you can expect from a herbal brand. Kiehl’s is also one of the old skincare brands that have maintained its credibility since its inception. It has along with a list of intensive skincare products, and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate is one of those. I had my eyes on this product for quite a while and I bought it recently. Let us see what magic the infamous Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate did to my skin.

Product Description:

This top-rated face serum is formulated with a blend of essential oils and distilled botanicals including Lavender Essential Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, and Squalane to replenish skin by morning.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Uses:

  • Restores overnight to help skin repair itself from daily aggressors.
  • Improves firmness and elasticity for replenished, radiant skin.
  • Suitable for All Skin Types and Perfect for Aging Skin.

How to use Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate:

  • After cleansing with a cleanser, apply 2-3 drops of facial serum on the skin.
  • Gently press fingertips to cheeks, forehead, and chin to evenly distribute before massaging into skin.
  • The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is best to use before a moisturizer.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Ingredients:

Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Squalane, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil / Evening Primrose Oil, Simmondsia, Chinensis Oil / Jojoba Seed Oil, Coriandrum Sativum Oil / Coriander Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil / Lavender Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Linalool, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil / Rosemary Leaf Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cucumis Sativus Extract / Cucumber Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa Extract / Turmeric Root Extract, Limonene, Citral, Sclareolide, Rosa Spp / Rose Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale Extract / Jasmine Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil.



  • 2100 INR for 15ml
  • 3650 INR for 30ml

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Review

Packaging: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate comes in a dark blue glass bottle with a glass dropper that has a black cap. The glass dropper has a push and release type of cap unlike the regular pincher type of droppers. Though the glass bottle is of considerable thickness, I still feel that it is not suitable for traveling purposes since glass may break on impact.

Color, Texture & Fragrance: The serum is completely transparent, like water, I really had a hard time getting a picture of it on my hands. It is not sticky, but it has a silky finish to it like a hair serum would have but it is not heavy at all on the skin. It has a flowery scent that instantly soothes you and doesn’t overpower your senses. This flowery scent doesn’t come across like some synthetic scents, it is because of the flower’s essential oils.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Packaging

My Experience: Since I am into Korean Skincare Routine, I apply this serum after toning and only pat it down on my skin. One word of caution, this serum is lightweight but don’t take more than 3 drops for your face and neck otherwise you may end with shiny skin. For those who are going to use this serum for the first time, I will advise not to use this one, not because you need to go through the learning curve of using only 3-4 drops for the entire face and neck, but you don’t want to waste an expensive product by using more than what is required.

Results are exemplary though ladies, hands down one of the best serums to own. Even at the risk of being ridiculed, let me say just one thing “This is a product that will change your skin in one night” and it did wonders on my skin. On the next day, I could see that my skin was soft, glowing and pores looked smaller (I have combination skin and at times pores on my T-junction look big in the morning). After 7 nights of use, I just couldn’t believe that my skin can look this healthy. My mother also used this product simultaneously, she said that it reduced the appearance of fine lines and hyper-pigmentation near her eyes. This serum is especially great if you have a big day planned in few weeks and you have no time for facials, just apply this serum diligently every night and see results. It is a great anti-aging product for people of all ages.

The Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is suitable for all skin types, including oily skin and it hasn’t clogged my pores so it’s safe to say that it suits acne-prone skin as well. Do follow up with a light gel-based moisturizer if you have oily skin and nice hydrating cream if you have dry skin to lock in the goodness of the serum into your skin for it to repair your skin overnight.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Consistency


  • Lightweight texture.
  • Natural soothing flowery scent.
  • Extremely effective.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • You need an only little amount for the face and neck.


  • Expensive
  • Not travel friendly

Rating: I will give 4.5/5, I did not give it full marks because the packaging is not traveled friendly, otherwise I have no reasons whatsoever to not give it a 5/5 rating.

Would I recommend it? I would highly recommend the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, especially to people who have mature skin. Mark my words, you are not going to find any other product that is going to give better results than this serum. Go, ladies, just go buy this.

2 thoughts on “Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Review, Ingredients, How to Use”

  1. I have only ever heard good things about this serum from everyone and hearing your mother’s positive feedback I think I should get this as birthday gift for my mom too 🙂

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