For the first time in a facial skincare product, quinoa husk extract has been formulated into an anti-aging overnight treatment. The all new Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate offers accelerated cell turnover, refined texture, improved skin tone evenness, and softer, more radiant skin. “As the quinoa seeds were being rinsed, it was noticed that the plant’s discarded outer husks had begun to bubble. This activity led to the finding that Quinoa Husks have exemplary skin exfoliation benefits. What was once considered waste, was now a unique scientific discovery.” shared Roberta Weiss, Kiehl’s Since 1851 head of Product Innovation.
As we age, desquamation begins to slow and the stratrum corneum (SC) becomes more uneven in texture. Hydration in the skin also begins to diminish, leading to skin that reflects light in a scattered fashion on and under the surface. The result is dull looking skin, more visible fine lines, uneven skin tone and coarser texture. The Dermatology industry addresses these signs of aging in a myriad of ways including one of the industry’s most popular and effective treatments - Chemical Peels. “Despite the popularity of chemical peels, they present a number of barriers,” shares Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s Consulting Dermatologist. “While effective, the treatment can cause skin sensitivity including redness, irritation, PIH or POH and scarring. The expense of such treatments also presents a challenge for many patients, as a single chemical peel treatment can cost between $600-$900. In addition, consumers must undergo preparation and precautions to ensure efficacy of an in-office peel and to minimize post-peel sensitivities.”
These barriers have led to the development of cosmeceuticals and at-home peels, which offer a cost savings, however they may lack the efficacy of in-office peels or they include skin tolerance risks such as irritation and redness. In addition, without the support of a physician, skin sensitivity complications associated with at-home procedures can exceed in-office irritations.
To offer an innovative solution for customers seeking gentle and affordable at-home alternatives to chemical peels as well as medical patients desiring heighted efficacy of a Dermatologist procedure, Kiehl’s chemists utilized Quinoa Husk Extract formulated with a Fruit Acids, Cactus Extract and Phytic Acid to develop Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate. This multi-benefit innovation offers a highly effective yet overnight anti-aging treatment for at-home use and enhanced results, improved tolerability and faster recovery when used with in-office peels. Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Apply 2-3 drops to clean skin every night before the appropriate serum and moisturizer.