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Groomed: Kiehl’s Facial Fuel “Heavy Lifting”

Dude, do you even lift?


Well you should, especially when it comes to your face.

Kiehl’s new Facial Fuel “Heavy Lifting” offers to do the hard work for you – this anti-aging moisturiser is specifically tailored to men’s thicker, coarser skin. Heavy Lifting aims to leave skin feeling firmer, as if lifted – sans le surgery – and reduces the appearance of wrinkles thanks to stimulating caffeine, anti-oxidant vitamin C and shine-free glycerin.

Now, I do lift but I always appreciate an extra hand every now and again so I’ve been using Heavy Lifting for about two weeks and now and I am really impressed with the results.

Priced at £38 for 50ml, at first glance I did the usual ‘God, this will last me five seconds and I’ll have to splash out again…’ routine that I normally do when looking at premium products, but I this little beauty from Kiehl’s has well and truly silenced me. You only need the tiniest amount to cover your face, maybe a little extra for the neck too – don’t forget the neck! So two weeks later and you wouldn’t have realised I had used it yet.

After only a couple of days my skin felt fresher, firmer and looked cleaner and clearer than it has in a long time. I suffer from the dreaded stress breakouts and have always found it really hard to find a moisturiser not too intense to make it worse, but also good enough to actually have an effect and I think I am on to a winner.

My routine has been simple; I exfoliate my skin gently, cleanse and rinse then apply the moisturiser. I tend to exfoliate every other day/three days a week as this helps the moisturiser work harder and sink deeper. Kiehl’s provide a range of scrubs and cleansers to complement the moisturiser but you can also use your preferred products.

The only trouble I ran into was on days when I was rushing, literally, about. I got sweaty and my face did feel a little gooey (technical term), but I compensated the next time I knew I had a busy day and just put less on. Problem solved.

If you’re looking for a new moisturiser, Kiehl’s Facial Fuel “Heavy Lifting” is definitely a great place to begin.  Available here.

It’s time to start keeping it up, boys, because no one likes it droopy.

-Neil Thornton

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