[Tried & Tested] Kiehl's To The Rescue!

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Hi Huneybees,

STRESS! That's the word I always hear and use. In this bustling city, who can actually be free from stress? Be it monetary, work or just simple peer pressure. All these adds up and affects our skin!

Don't you always have little breakouts or like me, red spots whenever stress is building up?
Well, the lovely people at Kiehl's is here to rescue with their latest Skin Rescuer! 

Over half of Singaporean workers (55%) say their stress levels have risen over the past year, according to workspace provider Regus’ latest research that polled over 16,000 professionals across the globe. That's why Kiehl’s see a need to introduce the new Skin Rescuer Stress Minimizing Daily Hydrator, a daily facial moisturizer that breaks skin’s stress cycle.  A first probably in the market which works to target internal stress.
“Stress is responsible for 70-90% of doctors visits—it contributes to and can even mimic all serious diseases. It’s effects are particularly harsh on the skin, causing premature aging and advancing the symptoms of every common skin condition from sensitive skin, to eczema and psoriasis, rosacea, and chronic dry skin. Until now, solutions were mainly ‘calming’ skincare products … or prescriptions. These offerings left the industry segmented, with symptoms often misdiagnosed and never attributed to the true culprit: stress.” ---  Cynthia Ackrill, MD and Fellow of The American Institute of Stress
  • Over half of Singaporean workers (55%) say their stress levels have risen over the past year, according to workspace provider Regus’ latest research that polled over 16,000 professionals across the globe
  • 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month and nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past year. – American Psychological Association.
  • Stress levels in the workplace are rising with 6 in 10 workers in major global economies experiencing increased workplace stress. With China (86%) having the highest rise in workplace stress. – The Regus Group.
  • Alarmingly, 91% of adult Australians feel stress in at least one important area of their lives. – Lifeline Australia.
  • Australian employees are absent for an average of 3.2 working days each year through stress. This workplace stress costs the Australian economy approximately $14.2 billion. – Medibank
  • An estimated 442,000 individuals in Britain, who worked in 2007/08 believed that they were experiencing work-related stress at a level that was making them ill. – Labour Force Survey.

We can take deep breaths, incorporate yoga, and an annual vacation, but the reality remains: stress is a part of our everyday existence. So how the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer helps?

In order to efficiently combat the signs of stress on skin, Kiehl’s chemists discovered they needed to address three factors.

1. Limit the release of stress signals:
Rosa Gallica Extract: Stress is well documented to cause an inflammatory response in the body. A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University's Sheldon Cohen has found that chronic psychological stress is even associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response. The inflammatory response to stress signals and a weakened skin barrier can lead to visible “stressed skin” symptoms such as redness, fatigued skin, dehydration and blotchiness. In vitro data supports that Rosa Gallica Extract, sourced from the petals of the Rosa Gallica flower, limits the release of stress signals, in turn minimizing the inflammatory response and thus breaking the stress cycle.

2. Protect the skin barrier from future reactions:
Mannose: Research conducted by Columbia University’s Department of Dermatology validates 2 that it is able to strengthen and reinforce the skin barrier. A stronger skin barrier is known to reduce visible signs of stress on skin, making it less vulnerable to future, inevitable stress.
Squalane: Naturally-derived from olives, this healing botanical lipid is highly compatible with the natural oils in skin. Instantly restores and replenishes the skin barrier and is known to protect skin from dehydration. Renowned for its easily-absorbed texture, as well as for its silky after-feel.
Blend of Unique Ceramides: These lipids found in high concentrations within the cell membrane of skin cells are known to help protect and strengthen the skin barrier.

3. Treat, calm and hydrate the skin:
Chamomile Extract: Helps soothe and calm skin.
Glycerin: This humectant draws moisture from the air to increase immediate and prolonged hydration; helps skin regain its suppleness and smoothness.
Shea Butter: Naturally-derived from the African karate tree, it is a lipid known for its ability to protect skin from dehydration.

Ok,  that's a pretty lot of info, but I for one know that it works for my skin. See how red spots are covered over my face in the top picture. The itchiness stopped when I was on Day 2 of applying the cream. I apply it everyday day and night, not only does my skin feels soothed, my little red spots have stopped flaring within a week and I'm back to soother skin days! :)

The skin is the largest organ of our body, so try to de-stress and hope Kiehl's Skin Rescuer Stress Minimizing Daily Hydrator helps you too!



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