Its taken me a while to realise that I LOVE this! I purchased it in the US so it was about $10 cheaper than it is here in Australia.
I used it and didnt give it a second thought really. But now that Im home, I stand there for about a minute trying to decide between this and my other, cheaper(inferior lol), lotion and I always choose this.
Its light but rich and it does exactly what it says it will. I havent used it straight for the 10 days but I notice a big difference even just using it once every 2 days or so.
Rave review! I love this lotion so so much. I use it twice a day and my skin is amaaaaazing! I don't have to worry about body foundation or bronzer or anything to cover imperfection because I don't have any now! It has cleared up any small stretch marks and imperfections and leaves my skins with an amazing inner glow. I really can't recommend this product enough.
Now the down sides: It's a bit greasy, so you do best putting it on straight after a shower/bath and before bed. Secondly, it's super expensive. Like "hide it from my boyfriend so he doesn't laugh" expensive! Luckily, there is a great deal on ebay, where you can order a gallon for about the same price you'll pay for 500mls here in Australia. Problem solved :)
Creme de Corps has always been a favorite of mine. I can't count the bottles i've used, and even though it is expensive, at least in Spain (57 Euros 500 mL, 100 Euros 1L bottle), i always have a bottle on hand.
I take good care of my body and i'm a body lotion,cream,butter,balm maniac.I like to indulge in La Mer body cream when i can, but frankly Creme de Corps is just as good, if not better, at a fraction of La Mer.
Most reviews have already said it all. I love it for it's effectiveness, texture, glow it gives, that it is scentless, that it heals a sunburned lobster-red skin and turns it into golden brown overnight, that it goes a long way, that it is creamy, moderately oily at first.
It makes my skin unbelievably soft and smooth, and it last from one day to another, and from one shower to the next.
Kiehl's sampling policy s the best i've met and that's how i got to learn about Creme de Corps in the first place, so if you have doubts about it, ask for some samples or buy the small travel friendly size to get some uses out of it and give time to see the results before committing to the larger more expensive sizes.
For me it is an everyday staple and frankly, along with La Mer, the best moisturizer ever.
Side note to lucky, normal skinned gals and boys: You will find it slightly greasy at first.
An earlier reviewer mentioned a formulation change.I am not sure whether i have tried the old formula or not, but my guess is the reformulation came after Kiehl's was bought by L'Oreal. Nevertheless the current one it is a brilliant one.
Creme de Corps ingredients: (Taken from the bottle, 2011)
Aqua/Water, Squalane,Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, PPG-5 Pentaerythrityl Ether, PEG-5 Pentaerythril Ether, Sesamum Indicum/Sesame Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ozokerite, Benzophenone-3, Butyrospermum Parkii/Shea Butter, Methylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja/Soybean Sterols, Sodium PCA, Propylparaben, Allantoin, Olea Europaea/Olive Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis/Sweet Almond Oil, Prunus Armeniaca/Apricot Kernel Oil, Theobroma Cacao/Cocoa Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima/Avocado Oil, Tocopherol, BHT, Lecithin,Butylparaben, Zea Mays/Corn Oil, Aloe Barbadensis/Aloe Leaf Juice,Cl 75130/Beta-Carotene.
I love, love, love this lotion! I first got a generous sample of this when I went to the Kiehl's store in NYC over 10 years ago. I was on vacation for a week there and had to visit the Kiehl's store since I had read so much about their lip balm. Back then, Kiehl's wasn't as widely available. I bought the lip balm and I can't remember what else but the SA offered me a sample of this lotion. She said try it, you'll love it and she was right! I tried it that night and loved it so much I had to go back to the store to buy a full-size. My legs tend to be dry and this really moisturized my legs. I've been hooked on this lotion ever since. Nothing comes close.
With tax, thiis 250 ml (8oz) size comes to Cad$47. The reason I spent this kind of money on a body lotion is to use it on the face. It is very moisturizing; a bit shiny also but I put it on an hour before going to bed, lights out.
I did tried it on my desert dry leg & feet, the moisturization lasted until the next day, usually most lotions are only effective for 4 hours at the most. But at that price, I shall save it for the face.
I will mix a bit of this with those lighter duty moisturizers for daytime use.
My skin is the best it's ever been after a few weeks of using this daily (in fact improved after a day but thought I best give it a few weeks before commenting).
Expensive but just simply fabulous. Can't say anymore.
This has been a surprise find. This cream does nourish my dry skin. Its the only cream I use on during the colder seasons. And this bottle will definitely last me through one season.
Ladies - This is the best stuff ever! Do NOT pay full price. I bought 1 GALLON on Ebay for $70.00! This is not a misprint. I went to the beauty supply and bought a one gallon pump as it did not come with one. Now I have Kiehl's everywhere-just fill up all the various sizes I already had that were near empty!!!Keep the gallon one in the bathroom for after shower use. I actually bought 3 gallons so I am set for a while but well worth it.
This is the most expensive body lotion I've ever bought, but it really works! Every winter I use this on my scaly, itchy skin for quick relief. It soaks in quickly and lasts all day.
WORKS GREAT ON DRY PATCHES!
I have dry patches on my wrist(sprained it) after sticking on some painkiller patches.
Before moisturising with this, the skin on my wrist looks like a wrinkled plastic bag, after continuous application for a week; it looked much much better already!
I have dry skin(not extremely dry) and sensitive skin this worked without any reaction! Best Kiehl's product ever for me ! ='3
[For dry and sensitive skin: I've used Kiehls - Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment it works for clearing away my pimples but it dries up my skin like madness ='( ]