Beauty products taken from nature have been popular since way back to the Egyptians (hello, Cleopatra) so it’s no surprise that skincare companies now combine science with Mother Nature. The newest entry to the crowded field is the proud Iris flower (that beautiful springtime purple or blue flower) which is ‘donating’ its’ extract — taken from the root — to help modern women reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Kiehl’s has one of the most luxurious Iris extract products with their new Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence that helps bring back beautiful skin. Using a powerful liquid concentrate of Iris Florentina Root Extract it quickly penetrates the skin to hydrate and revive. Key is it’s ability to increase deeper surface level hydration and improving barrier function to lock-in skin’s moisture for up to 24 hours post-application.
Combining the root extract with Lipo Hydroxy Acid (LHA) to activate skin’s natural exfoliation process and Sodium Hyaluronate to replenish skin and smooth fine lines, it packs a powerful punch.
Our editor’s tried it over a two week period and all of us saw a difference in our skin, some more than others, but all of us felt our skin was more radiant. Oh, and it smells gorgeous, a nice plus.
Available for $45, at Kiehl’s retail stores nationwide and Kiehls.com.