(Sponsored Review) ‘Remove My Dark Spots’ with Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective White!

Was pleased to be invited to the first ever Kiehl’sevent…I’m sure this established brand isn’t foreign to most beauty junkies as they are in existence for 160 years! With establishments over in 40 countries with more than 860 points of sale, it is pretty hard NOT to recognise this brand isn’t it? 🙂
Kiehl’s has originated in New York during 1851 as a classic European style pharmacy which aims to fulfill the needs of every customer. Keeping this slogan “We are delighted to serve you” in mind, every employees and members launched a legendary tradition of personalized service which treats customers as their neighbours / friends. From generations to generations, this legendary Kiehl’s experience is passed down as the ‘Kiehl’s experience’ worldwide as the company continues to delight customers with its high quality skin and hair care products.
As mentioned, Kiehl’s has been serving customers with the highest quality skincare and haircare products using the most advanced science together with the most gentle and finest natural ingredients. Beside this, it is dedicated to uphold the optimal level of service standards while keeping in mind to improve the communities in which their customers are based.So what makes Kiehl’s so Successful?

Cores Values of Kiehl’s Business Model

Firstly, it is due to their Product Philosophy as their products are formulated for efficacy and not aesthetics.

Kiehl’s wants everyone to achieve healthier, younger-looking skin – There’s a product for everyone in the family, ranging from men, woman, babies and even Dogs (I’m kidding you not, but it is only available in US).. Due to its unique background, Kiehl’s is able blend cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge and incorporate it into its formulation and manufacturing processes. In addition, Kiehl’s maintains its goal of improving the health of its customers through continued collaboration, partnership and extensive R&D process with accredited research institutions.

Hence from 1851s to the present, Kiehl’s products are formulated with stringent and high quality so as to meet ever-changing demanding customers. Keeping its pharmaceutical traditions in mind, all product ranges are scientifically formulated to respect, restore and strengthen the skin barrier to protect from damages and renew skin moisture.

By using their products which are formulated with a synergy concentrated blend of pharmaceutical, herbal and natural ingredients, users can enjoy the “Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Guarantee” ~ that you will see healthier skin in just 28 days.

Commitment to community (for the Children, aids research and cares for the environment)
“A worthwhile firm must have a purpose for its existence. Not only the everyday work-a-day purpose to earn a just profit, but beyond that, to improve in some way the quality of the community to which it is committed. Each firm—as should each person—contributes to those around it; and by dint of its day-to-day efforts, the message it thereby imparts is a revelation of the quality standard at which its life’s work is conducted. We here at Kiehl’s hope that through the quality of our products, by the manner in which our day-to-day contacts are concerned with truth, justice, and fairness, we can in some way communicate to those who may not have been aware of it that these qualities are eternal and renewable every day, making for better citizens, better firms, and better communities.”
Do you know that ever since establishment, family members from different generations continue the charitable spirit by setting aside both products and funds to be donated to charitable organizations? In this way generations can care for the environment, invest in research and prevention of AIDS. Since 1996, Kiehl’s has raised over $5 million dollars towards philanthropic efforts. Kiehl’s supports community initiatives through the introduction of products dedicated to charity. Beginning in the 1990s, Kiehl’s has dedicated several formulas in order to raise funds for research and prevention of HIV/AIDS to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
Since the 1970s, Kiehl’s has also focuses in saving the environment efforts by asking patrons to recycle their empty bottles. In 2005, the company has moved on to use renewable energy to power its freestanding stores. Furthermore, Kiehl’s employees strive to conduct their daily affairs with the same neighborly and welcoming community spirit as when the company first opened the doors nearly 160 years ago.

Kiehl’s cares for each and every one!!!

Alternative Marketing
Imagine this, if a product isn’t promising but the company spent so much to package it.. In the long run, when the product doesn’t work as well, imagine the amount of negativity it will bring?This is why Kiehl’s strongly believes in investing money into sampling rather than advertising although it costs more to do so.. Why? On an average, about 8.5 million units of samples are needed a year as Kiehl thinks that if people try the products and it works, they will buy them and spread the word. Trying before buying will also build loyalty and gather valuable feedbacks which advertising cannot achieve… I’m not an exception as i tend to like to ask for samples before buying the retail size.. I don’t want to be spending my $$ on something which doesn’t work for me right?

Loved by Celebrities
Often we wonder why celebrities often have perfect skin and we believe that they will always use the highest quality products… Since Kiehl’s is highly adored worldwide by many celebrities, the products must be of the highest quality…

Sophisticated Customers

 In today’s society, people are getting well informed and they will demand for more in terms of quality and standards. When there’s demand, there will be supply… So when people wants quality, safe, environmental friendly products; Kiehl’s strives to follow to meet its sophisticated customers’ wants and needs..  As listening to the customer is another hallmark of the company’s service tradition, it helps to keep the company informed for future developments and perfecting of Kiehl’s products. In this way, Kiehl’s will develop formulas to meet the needs of the customer – including the more sophisticated concerns of the day such as photo-aging, hyper-pigmentation, and skin brightening. So the more sophisticated we are, the amount of concern and quality from Kiehl’s will be top notch.

Retail experience
The Mission of Kiehl’s has anchored six core values (Science, Education, Giving, Service, Respect, and Quality) to all employees worldwide. With this, everyone will be committed to strive for excellence in every aspect of the business – and assuring / upholding the Kiehl’s Experience originally established and preserved over the year.Since early days, Kiehl’s has ensure personalized dispensing advice and prescriptions by “prescribing” a personal care regimen that is most appropriate for individual’s skin and hair care needs. To further enhance its service retail experience, Kiehl’s introduced its “Try Before You Buy.” sampling philosophy which assures the correct formulas appropriate for customers specific needs.Do you know that Kiehl’s Customer Representatives (KCRs) has to undergo an intensive education program in which they learn the value of formula ingredients and their efficacy? In addition, KCRs gain the know-how on unparalleled customer service provision which gives them the first priority is to serve Kiehl’s customers.The company which provides excellent services WINS!

Event is held at White Rabbit @ Dempsey..If you are looking for a romantic and private fine-dining place, White Rabbit will be the right venue which caters to your requirements…If i’m not wrong, the restaurant used to be a chapel and it was restored to the present state; hence, you can expect great ambience and fine quality food in this place.. The pathway has a mysterious and fairy-like feel which brought me a different kind of experience… Beautiful isn’t it?

If you are looking for a outdoor bar to chill and relax, White Rabbit also has an ‘al fresco style watering hole’ whereby you are enjoy some drinks and finger food…

‘Mr Bones’ was there to greet us at the event…
FYI: the first Mr Bones was first brought into the flagship store for the purpose of educating customers about how Kiehl’s remedies would improve health). If you enter into any Kiehl’s store, you can find this ‘boney icon’ in there.

Me posing with Mr Bone and the newly released Clearly CorrectiveTM Dark Spot Solutionbottle.

Introducing the famous Kiehl’s boys… All of them have great skin (i am so jealous!)

Event Launch is about their product range – Clearly Corrective White. This range promises to switch your skin to spotless clarity. Its new multi-action formulas that are clincally demonstrated will visibly correct skin tone more effectively, 24/7.

Following the breakthrough development in 2010 of Kiehl’s Ultimate White Line, chemists further developed the next generation 5-step range of formulations which provide even faster and effective results for Asian customers for youthful clarity and brighter appearance.

Known as the Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions® Clearly CorrectiveTM White.

Through their research, it is discovered that Asian skin will be more prone to hyperpigmentation (brown spots and uneven pigmentation.  To cope with this concern from Asian customers, Kiehl’s Ultimate White Collection is being improvised. Kiehl’s is pleased to introduce the Dermatologist Solutions® Clearly CorrectiveTM White. This next generation regimen is clinically demonstrated to reverse noticeable skin discoloration while restoring hydration levels.

The focus of this highly effective range is Kiehl’s unique Clearly CorrectiveTM Dark Spot Solution,

Power packed with 100% Activated C (the latest generation of Vit C derivative) – Activated C has a very small molecular size and is highly stable.  This makes it a highly efficient ingredient, working upon application to deliver sustained activity.  This active has “anti-cluster” technology which will remove source of discolorations and prevents the formation of new pigment clusters.. Over time, deep-set spots will be removed without over-drying the skin.

In addition, it contains White Birch and Peony Extracts, this this potent combination will ensure clear, fast, correction year-round, for visibly more uniform skin tone and overall clarity
White Birch Extract: Derived from Sugar, this ingredient is known to restore hydration and nutrients to the dermis and epidermis layers of skin.  Together with Activated C this potent active supports and facilitates the appearance of discolouration correction.
Peony Extract: A traditional Chinese medicinal antioxidant which enables protection against free radical oxidative damage to the skin and together with Activated C helps to inhibit the production of melanin, providing for enhanced skin clarity.

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Clearly Corrective face care collection consists of the following 5 items:

Purifying Foaming Cleanser  
Skin Brightening Exfoliator 
Clarity-Activating Toner
Dark Spot Solution  (Star product)
Hydrating Moisture

This collection is clinically demonstrated to improve uneven skin tone and restore hydration levels for overall improvement in skin clarity and luminosity in as little as 8 weeks.. With 71% of customers expressing concern with uneven skin tone and lack of clarity and nearly 29% citing dark spots as a concern, Kiehl’s chemists are leading the industry with this latest generation, highly-effective treatment formulated for all skin-types and ethnicities.

Its effective ingredients and its benefits:

Products are lightweight and hydrating which suits all skin types, including sensitive skin to prevents, treats and maintains an even, clarified complexion year-round will set a new standard in hyperpigmentation.




  • Dark Spot Solution
  • Clarity-Activating Toner
  • Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
  • Penetrates immediately and more efficiently
  • Multi-level action on skin
  • Prevents the formation of dark spots
  • Diminishes dark spots and discoloration of skin
  • Provides overall clarity
  • Purifying Foaming Cleanser
  • Skin Brightening Exfoliator
  • Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
  • Biocompatible skin lipids
  • Guards the skin from aggressions
  • Prevents dehydration
  • Enhances and  maintains skin’s moisture balance
  • Dark Spot Solution
  • Purifying Foaming Cleanser
  • Skin Brightening Exfoliator
  • Clarity-Activating Toner
  • Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
  • Restores hydration and nutrients to the dermis and epidermis layers of skin
  • Together with Activated C, supports and facilitates the appearance of discoloration correction
  • Restores skin density, volume, and thickness
  • Diminishes discoloration of skin


  • Dark Spot Solution
  • Purifying Foaming Cleanser
  • Skin Brightening Exfoliator
  • Clarity-Activating Toner
  • Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
  • Natural antioxidant
  • Eliminates free-radical oxidative damage to the skin
  • Works with Activated C inhibit the production of excess melanin
  • Diminishes discoloration of skin
  • Prevents the formation of dark spots
  • Helps to provide clarity 
  • Dark Spot Solution
  • Purifying Foaming Cleanser
  • Skin Brightening Exfoliator
  • Clarity-Activating Toner
  • Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
  • Natural source of Vitamin C
  • Provides antioxidant bioflavonoids.
  • Helps control melanin biosynthesis
  • Protects skin against free-radical damage
  • Tones skin
  • Soothes skin
  • Controls hyperpigmentation
  • Dark Spot Solution
  • Clarity-Activating Toner
  • Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
  • Gently exfoliates skin to facilitate cell turnover
  • Tones skin
  • Thickens skin
  • Improves barrier function and collagen production
  • Dark Spot Solution
  • Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
  • Natural antioxidant: eliminates free-radical oxidative damage to the skin
  • Helps protect against future skin aging
 The four-product line works hand in hand with the Dark Spot Solution to increase efficacy to give you noticeably more clarified and even skin. The collection includes Purifying Foaming Cleanser, Skin Brightening Exfoliator, Clarity-Activating Toner and Hydrating Moisture Emulsion.

There are 5 steps to achieve white and flawless skin.

1) Cleanse + Exfoliate
2) Tone
3) Treat
4) Moisturize
5) Protect

 Step One

Cleanse with Highly effective and Purifying Foaming Cleanser to remove skin-surface impurities without stripping, for a noticeably brighter complexion. Formulated with a potent complex of white birch, peony exact and Ceramides, this foam cleanser works as a part of Clearly Corrective regimen to help diminish stubborn dark spots and discolouration while illuminate skin.

150 ml, RSP $45.00

Step 2 This High performance yet gentle exfoliating Skin Brightening Exfoliator cleanser is formulated to dramatically improve surface texture and illuminate skin by removing deadskin cells and minimize surface irregularities/dullness. Formulated with a potent complex of white Birch and Peony Extracts, this skin brightening exfoliator works as part of the regimen to help achieve brighter, clear and luminous skin.125 ml, RSP $52.00

Step 3 Tone with Clarity-Activating Toner (with Activated C, White Birch & Peony Extract) which gently retexturizes as it infuses skin with hydrating actives for noticeably cleaner and softer skin and an overall luminous, clarified and soft complexion.250 ml, RSP $55.00

Step 4

Treat and correct with highly efficacious dark spot solution which is targeted to reduce / remove broad spectrum of dark spots (due to age, UV exposure or hyperpigmentation). This clear and corrective formula visibly diminishes the number and intensity of dark spots and discoloration and includes an ingredient active that helps deter the formation of spots. With Activated C, White Birch & Peony Extract, the formulate penetrates skin’s surface to deeply and rapidly correct the appearance of flaws.

30 ml, RSP $75.00

Step 5 

Moisturize with Skin-clarifying Hydrating Moisture Emulsion (with Activated C, White Birch, Peony Extract & Ceramides) to intensively correct visible uneven skin tone while continuing to deter the formation of new discolorations.  Concentrated moisture treatment  will Enhances skin barrier through hydration, for a notable improvement in skin clarity.  Infused with hydrating ceramides, this formula provides essential long lasting moisture while visibly brightening the skin.
50 ml, $90.00

I cannot emphasize how important it is to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen before leaving your house. In hot and humid Singapore, a non-sticky and lightweight sun block is important to protect yourself from harmful UV-rays. Beside this, no whitening products will help if you subject yourself to more discolouration & premature skin ageing harm.

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50 PA+++ is a lightweight oil-free, colorant-free & fragrance-free formulation. Enriched with anti-oxidant Vitamin E, this formulation is a great item to have for Singapore’s humid and sunny weather. It is one of Kiehl’s best seller and it has won many awards, such as Her World Beauty Awards for best sunscreen! Tested it on my hands and the texture is indeed light and not oily (Despite being SPF 50++).. This item goes into my to-buy list, any sponsors? hahaha!

With friendly Kristen @ the event, we had a fun time trying out the products.

During the event, we had some fun too!

Contestants must get the dark spots off the coats within the fastest time..

It’s pretty obvious on who is the winner right?


With the invited group of bloggers and friendly Kiehl’s employees…

Thanks for showering each and everyone of us with truckloads of fun and valuable information.

    Thank you Kiehl’s for the bag full of goodness!

So it’s review time! 🙂

I’m currently using these products on a daily basis:

Purifying Foaming Cleanser  (At night) 
Skin Brightening Exfoliator (In the morning)
Clarity-Activating Toner (Twice a day)

*Once i have review the Dark Spot Solution and Hydrating Moisture Emulsion in the near future, i will share on my blog…

Purifying Foaming Cleanser  

I’m using this cleanser at night and i must say that i love the foamy texture… Personally i have tried many foamy cleanser and they will often leave my skin feeling very tight after cleansing… This foaming cleanser doesn’t and it cleanse well (i don’t see any make-up residue behind left behind after toning my skin).. It does’t cause any peeling as well and skin looks brighter after usage… As it has a lavender scent, it has a relaxing and soothing effect.

Skin Brightening Exfoliator 
As oily skin tends to accumulate more dead skin cells which causes more clogged pores and white bump; regular exfoliating must be done to remove pores clogging and to allow your skin to breathe. I have oily and yet sensitive skin so i will tend to avoid using exfoliator as it will often cause my skin to peel and wiill also leaves behind red patches.
This product changed my mindset as i did not experience any tight sensation and peeling even after using this product every morning… This exfoliator contains very fine exfoliating bits which is gentle enough to be used everyday and i can vouch for that… No more sandpaper sensation on my skin and in return, my skin feels smoother and looks clearly… Thumbs up!

Clarity-Activating Toner

To be used after cleansing to remove remaining impurities on skin, tone and hydrates the skin, twice a day. What i like about this toner will be its texture which is non-sticky and leaves behind a refreshing sensation on my skin… Toner also has a very nice lavender scent which has a soothing effect. Although this toner contains alcohol (which i will normally steer clear due to my sensitive skin), it doesn’t cause any stinging and tight sensation after usage.

Overall, the 3 products really gives me brighter skin with a more even skin tone… As i have only used it for 2 weeks, i cannot comment much on the whitening effect.. Most important of all, it doesn’t ‘annoy’ my sensitive skin and keeps imperfections at bay…

if you are interested in any products, feel free to head to their stores and consult their friendly employees.. Remember to grab your samples to try out the products too! 🙂

Kiehl’s Point of Sales in Singapore

Robinsons Raffles City t: 6338-3457 

VivoCity #01-11/12 t: 6376-9017

TANGS Beauty Hall at TANGS Orchard t: 6732-5394

Tampines Mall #01-29 t: 6785-7610

Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City, #B1-33 t: 6732-9695

ION Orchard #B3-54 T: 6509-8941

Plaza Singapura #01-29 t:6454-3457

Parkway Parade #01-29 t: 63461276

Bugis Junction #01-13 t:63369022

Robinsons Marina Bay Sands t:6688-7254