Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Review: Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Lotion

Kiehl's skincare line always enthralls me with their specialty skincare products suitable for dry, combination or oily skintypes. My skin type is combination to oily and Kiehl's products  from the Rare Earth Deep Pore Collection is compatible with my skin.

So far, I've tried the cleanser and pore minimising lotion from the collection. I have recently reviewed the Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser here

This review looks at the Pore Minimizing Lotion with Amazonian White Clay. I received this lotion with compliments from Kiehl's online store, click here to see my Kiehl's haul.
Deluxe sample size 30 mL bottle

Full size 75 mL bottle (A$49)

I was surprised that I was given a 30 mL sample as I've never usually been given such a large sample of that volume. Kiehl's is great with samples as you could definitely get a good experience from trying a sample before purchasing the full sized product.

This product works a treat to mattify the skin and refine pores under foundation, however, after about 5 hours my T-zone starts to look shiny. If only there was a product that that could both minimise pores and control oil along the T-zone. 

I've also noticed that this lotion does not contain an SPF factor. So, it's important to bear this in mind and apply foundation, tinted moisturiser or sunscreen with SPF before leaving the house in the morning!

The scent of this lotion is quite subtle, though I could sense a hint of clay, this must be the scent of Amazonian White Clay which claims to absorb excess oil.

Ingredients list (click on image for larger view)

All in all, this Pore Minimizing Lotion was gentle to my skin and refined my pores, however it did not keep the shine on my T-zone at bay. I will only continue to use this as a night lotion as it feels very soothing and moisturising to my skin.

Have you tried Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Lotion before?



  1. Sounds good! Thanks for the review :D

  2. I'm using the deep pore cleanser which I love and I also have the mask. I've never been all that keen on pore minimiser lotions or mattifying lotions as I feel they are too chalky.

    Does this make your skin feel like it has a residue left on it?

  3. @Skin Scrubs I've never experienced a chalky feel and this pore minimising lotion penetrates through my skin, leaving no residue whatsoever.

    Maybe the differences we have experienced may be due to our different skin type and texture?