ELLE Review: Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash


ELLE Review: Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

The bane of blackheads

By Shruti Thacker  July 30th, 2014

I’m a Kiehl’s first-timer and a long-time blackhead-sufferer. When I was asked to review their Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, I was skeptical. For me, ‘deep cleansing’ is a phrase beauty brands throw about (it’s good for marketing!) but so far, I hadn’t come across a single product that did what the bottle said. Until now.

The clear gel (a small drop goes a long way) foams when mixed with water and the lemony fragrance is refreshing. Formulated with calendula flower extract, the face wash is sulfate- and soap-free, and left my skin feeling replenished and hydrated. I used it for three weeks, and within the first seven days, my skin looked visibly clearer; there were no spots and it didn’t look as tired. All this with just a face wash. If you’d have told me skincare could be this easy, I would have never believed you. Could this be enough to turn me into a Kiehl’s loyalist? I’m definitely inching towards it. 

Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, (230ml) Rs 2,500