Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil : Best Cleansing Oil ?

by Sone
5 minutes read

I am a total skincare junkie that is no secret ;)As a child, I saw too many women look at themselves in the mirror with a slight frown on their forehead; reminiscing days when their skin was radiant and beautiful.Then itself I had decided to really, and I mean Really take care of my skin. To avoid that frown later on?  :)Being a beauty blogger (ugh, labels –what to do); I have used a million skin care products and more.It’s very rare that a product manages to impress me now.A month ago, I started using this Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil…and I have a lot to say apparently about this is the Best Cleansing Oil!

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil Review

Basic Info about Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil

This lightweight essential oil cleanser emulsifies with water to cleansing milk, gently, yet effectively dissolving even the hardest to remove makeup and impurities without over-drying, leaving skin clean and replenished.


Enriched with an aromatic blend of pure botanical oils- Squalane for skin, a planted-derived lipid with a natural affinity for the skin, Evening Primrose Oil, rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids, and Lavender Essential Oil, this all-in-one non-comedogenic cleansing formula leaves skin balanced, soothed and prepared for optimal night-time replenishment. Soap-free. Sulfate-free. Mineral Oil free.

PRICE– Rs 3200 for 175 ml

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil Review 2

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil Review 1

My Experience with Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

PACKAGING- This cleansing oil comes in a pump bottle. It’s very efficient and easy to use. The dark color of the bottle ensures that antioxidant goodness is not lost.

Texture– It is a  lightweight dry oil that immediately gets absorbed in the upper layer of skin


I use this daily at night time. For regular use, two pumps suffice for me. On days when I have applied makeup, I use two pumps for the face and one pump each for eye and lip area.

My way of using this is a little different.

I apply this and massage it in. I let it sit for 30 seconds.

I then emulsify this with a bit of water and massage further.

As a final step, I take a face cloth/ face towel. Soak it in warm water and squeeze out the excess. I place that towel on my face for 30 seconds and then gently scrub the excess away. Remember, very gently  🙂

This does two things,

It cleans the upper layer of my skin thoroughly and removes any impurities/makeup.

It makes my skin surface smooth and more receptive to my nighttime treatments.

*Tip *

When using any cleansing oil/balm be very careful of removing it from the outer margins of the face. Pay special attention to hairline and jawline. We often neglect these places and slowly oil builds up there.



You know the skeptic that turned a fan?

Well, that’s me!

I absolutely love what this has done for my skin.

I already have good skin, but this one has taken it to another level.

Not a single biphasic makeup remover, face wash or balm has been able to achieve which this beauty has done.

It is just the right consistency. Soothing aroma and some magical voodoo that makes your skin ready for nourishment!

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil Review 4

Overall Performance of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil


  • Thoroughly cleans the skin- use daily for it to be effective
  • The soothing aroma of Lavender
  • Perfect texture and consistency
  • Did not break me out
  • Definitely improved my skin texture


  • It is a bit pricey

Would I Recommend Its Use?

I strongly recommend this product. Especially if you have dry or maturing skin. Stellar performance. Use it the way I have suggested and it will tide you over 3 months. You yourself will see a difference in your skin!

Where Can You Buy This?

  • Amazon : [easyazon_link identifier=”B0789Q4WLX” locale=”IN” tag=”shva-21″]Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil – 175ml.[/easyazon_link]

More Kiehl’s products ?

You may also like

Leave a Comment


Deepsikha April 7, 2018 - 6:57 PM

So it would be wise to invest in this!
Great Review ma’am!
And pretty clicks! :love

Sone April 7, 2018 - 9:33 PM

thankuu Deepsikha :love

Apoorwa April 7, 2018 - 7:01 PM

You have beautifully written this article and has explained us all of how to use this … ?? Pictures are lovely ??? its expensive but its great to be used …. Will get this sooner mam !!!!
Loved reading the review :love :rose:

Sone April 7, 2018 - 9:34 PM

bub :rose: :rose:

Smriti April 7, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Lovely review mam… And the images are beautiful.. you have explained it absolutely amazingly mam..

Juhi Sharma April 8, 2018 - 2:14 AM

This product seems interesting and worth trying…
Love reading your reviews as always.. :love

Sone April 8, 2018 - 10:19 AM

aww thank youuuuu Juhi :love

Prachi singh April 8, 2018 - 9:37 AM

Your review and images are love ♥️ also another great product from kiehl’s…

Sone April 8, 2018 - 10:19 AM

yeppp :balleballe

Sone April 8, 2018 - 10:19 AM

thank you sooo much Smriti :haanji :haanji :love

Sreeparna Ganguly April 9, 2018 - 8:52 AM

Your method of use is unique and the product seems exceptionally good as well..
I would try that :love
Nice review :rose: