I will always say yes to a personalized service. Especially when it comes to skincare! I was so excited when Kiehl’s invited me to check out their new Apothecary Preparations service. It’s an in-store service where you can create your own customized serum to take home with you the same day.
Kiehl’s skin expert Alyssa Cuesta at the Lincoln Road Miami Beach location sat me down and started the customization process. She ran a series of tests to determine exactly what my skin needs. The first step was to check my skin type. By using two little blotting papers, and comparing it to a chart – it was confirmed that I have normal to dry skin. Which I knew already, but was shocked to find that my cheeks are the driest compared to the chart!
Then a sensor was used to measure the hydration of my skin. It’s measured in percentage from 0 to 100%. I believe, my skin was at 65%, which is not so bad. Alyssa then pulled out a really cool vintage style book to show me all the skin types. She then asked me to rate my skin concerns compared to the pictures of the book. The concerns were textures, tone, pores, wrinkles, and redness. There are 4 pictures of each concern and you pick the one (scale of 1-4, 4 being the highest) that resembles your current skin. You can see my rate sheet below. My top two concerns were lines & wrinkles, and texture.
Alyssa then picked two concentrates to add to the Skin-strengthening Concentrate Base. She mixed the Texture Refining Complex and Wrinkle Reducing Complex with the Concentrate Base for me to try out on my hand. I have always loved facial oils and this one just became my new favorite. It was a little thick and velvety smooth, but it absorbed into the skin very quickly. I was then given a Skin-Strengthening Base and two tubes of concentrates to take with me and mix them at home.
The layout of the store is so cool! There’s apparently a classic motorcycle in every Kiehl’s store. The owner Irving Morse’s son Aaron Morse used to be a collector of classic Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycles.
The team at Kiehl’s was so helpful and amazing! If you’re looking to get a personalized skincare solution stop by the Lincoln Road Kiehl’s location and try the Apothecary Preparations, you won’t be disappointed.
Here’s the Skin-Strengthening Base and two tubes of concentrates. Comes with instructions and it’s very easy to mix. Notice the label on the bottle, it’s a customized label with my name on it. The label has all the information, so you can go back and get the same ingredients when you run out.
So cool right! I want to hear from you, what do you think of this in-person service at Kiehl’s?