Kiehl's Creme de Corps

Kiehl's Creme de Corps

4.1

387 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

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.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Got a generous sample of this (plus a couple of others) whilst stocking up on the 'Superbly Efficient Deodorant' which I'm quite liking.
Creme de Corps is a thick moisturizer which does a decent job at keeping my skin supple, even the more troublesome areas such as elbows and lower legs. It's unscented but still has a very light aroma similar to vanilla, possibly from the cocoa seed extract I'm guessing, and it absorbs pretty much instantly. No issues with yellow staining that some of the other reviewers have mentioned.
Now the reason why I haven't given it a higher rating is because of the ingredients. You have in here some great stuff such as Avocado oil and butters and yet you also have not-so-great things like multiple parabens, alcohols, dimethicone (quite likely the reason why this lotion makes your skin feel so velvety) and other things that I try to avoid in skin and body care products. For that reason it's unlikely I'd ever purchase the full size product - which for the price it is I'd expect to be much more on the 'natural' side. Hoping for a future re-formulation from Kiehl's...


Selena x


~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)

1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Foot File/Callus/Heel Treatment - 'Microplane' - Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment 



Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This body moisturizer is amazing, It's very lightly scented with a vanilla scent. You can barely smell it. It also really moisturizes dry skin for 24 hours. This is a game changer. I went back to order 3 more, that's just how good this product is. The only negative, I just realized is the parabens in it.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

This lotion is pure heaven. Thick and creamy but absorbs into the skin well. Leaves skin feeling so comforted and soft.

I think the price is right. I wish they did this in scents though. I like to layer products with like scents for longer lasting wear. But this feels so amazing on the skin.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

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.

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on 7/28/2018 7:41:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I would be VERY interested to hear how other folks get around the problem of this cream's YELLOW colour? I've kept it in a dark, cool place. It's STAINING my white underwear and clothes!! I've got a beautiful white bra, now with yellow marked straps and bra edges. Just about to try and soak it to get the stains out - hopefully!! No...I did not apply too much cream. Yes, I exfoliate well before applying. I also massaged it in well, and did not get dressed for over 1/2 an hour after application. It's STAINING my clothes where they gently rub against my skin!!

I LOVE the effect the cream is having on my skin. I'm 5 days into the "notice and feel the difference" 10 day period. I really do not feel that I can wear this cream unless I'm wearing dark clothing. In the summer, I really like to be in my white and pale colour items!! - but I'm certainly not gonna risk wearing them on top of this cream. Anyone else experiencing this issue?

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I got this because it was advertised as fragrance-free. Unfortunately, it has a very odd mild citrus scent that I strongly dislike. It also takes forever to absorb, my skin feels tacky even hours later.
It does moisturize and give my skin a subtle glow, but it's too unpleasant to use.


on 4/16/2018 9:47:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my HG body lotion. It helps with my ‘chicken feet skin’ elbow! And general moisturiser. It is expensive for what you get, I bought the largest pump bottle and a little goes a long way. Even then it’s hard to get the last bit of product out of the bottle. I still fall back ok this despite cheaper brands. It’s my baseline standard for body moisturisers.

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on 12/30/2017 11:40:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Despite having tried multiple alternatives, both cheap and expensive, I have kept coming back to this again and again as it really does keep my dry skin moisturised even in winter, while being pretty easily absorbed. Having said that it is far from perfect:
- It's really expensive, like over twice as expensive as the La Roche-Posay Lipikar product that I'm probably going to switch to once I've finished my current stock
- Despite being really expensive, it isn't paraben free
- The larger sizes come in pump bottles, but it's really hard to get the last 15% of product out of the bottle
- If you don't use it up relatively quickly, the yellow colour in it somehow gets really concentrated and stains your clothes

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on 12/5/2017 2:35:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This feels thick and luxurious on the skin. I also like it because of it’s subtle (if nonexistent) smell.
The creme itself reminds me a lot of Aesop’s Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm which I liked the texture of, but in the end found the scent (although lovely) to be too overpowering for daily use. I enjoy that with Creme de Corps I can wear a different scent alongside it without thinking twice.
The price? Ugh. A star off for that. Though I do go through this product slowly enough for it not to be too present in my thoughts as I use it.

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on 8/6/2017 5:32:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I tried this on whim when visiting my friend's mother's house. She had all Kiehls products in the bathroom. I put this lotion on once and immediately had to have it. It makes my dry, sensitive skin feel amazing. I use it everywhere except my face and I love it! I bought the jumbo sized bottle during the Nordstrom anniversary sale. A little goes a long way, so it should last awhile. I will continue to but this, I love how my skin looks and feels!!

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