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Discover The Benefits Of Lavender Essential Oil

Since our apothecary days, Kiehl’s has infused Lavender Essential Oil in many of our unique formulas. Known to calm and soothe, Lavender Essential Oil is a versatile and beloved aromatic oil. Learn more about this signature ingredient found in some of Kiehl’s most iconic formulations.

What is Lavender Essential Oil?

Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region and Southern Europe as well as parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. A member of the mint family, Lavender has almost 40 different varieties. Our Lavender Essential Oil is steam distilled to form a concentrated liquid that contains the “essence” of the plant and its fragrance.

What are the Traditional Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil?

Lavender is considered to be an adaptogen – an herb or plant with the ability to resist stress. Extracted and distilled from the Lavender plant, Lavender Essential Oil is known for a variety of unique benefits. Known for its soothing properties, it has been used for centuries in a variety of ways to help calm and balance. With a luxurious, calmative aroma, Lavender Essential Oil is often used to help relax the senses in preparation for sleep.

What are the Common Uses of Lavender and Lavender Essential Oil?

Beloved for its soothing fragrance, Lavender is frequently used in baths, spas, salts and potpourris. Lavender can also be infused into cooking and baking and is commonly used in salad dressings, honeys, sauces, beverages, teas and as a spice. With its luxurious signature fragrance and soothing aroma, Lavender Essential Oil is widely used in aromatherapy to promote wellness and relaxation.

Kiehl’s Lavender Skincare Products

Midnight Recovery Collection

In 2009, we introduced Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a replenishing overnight concentrate infused with Lavender Essential Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Squalane. This lightweight facial oil has since gained a cult following and inspired a restorative eye cream and emulsifying cleansing oil. Cleanse, replenish and restore with this indulgent nighttime ritual for skin. Now formulated with Passionflower to help support skin's natural collagen.

Melt Away Makeup with a Face Wash with Lavender

Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

Gently remove makeup, dirt and oil with our lightweight cleansing oil. Formulated with Lavender Essential Oil, this cleanser is also infused with a blend of pure botanical oils including Evening Primrose Oil and Squalane. A non-comedogenic face wash, this aromatic formula cleanses skin to effectively prepare for nighttime replenishment.


How to Use Cleansing Oil

  • Dispense 3-4 pumps into dry or wet hands
  • Massage oil cleanser into dry skin including eye area
  • Add water and massage skin to emulsify to a cleansing milk
  • Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Pat dry with a soft towel
  • For long-wear and waterproof makeup:
    • Before cleansing, dispense two pumps onto cotton pad and press on area for 10 seconds
    • Gently wipe outwards
    • Repeat if necessary

Replenish Overnight with a Facial Oil with Lavender

Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Replenish skin while you sleep with our night facial oil. With ingredients that are 99.4% naturally derived, this aromatic facial serum is infused with Lavender Essential Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Squalane and Passionflower. Lightweight and easily-absorbed, this elixir helps smooth and replenish skin at night when it is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors. Wake up to smoother, softer, healthier-looking skin.


How to Use Facial Oil

  • Massage 2-3 drops onto freshly-cleansed skin
  • Avoid the immediate eye area

*We consider ingredients to be naturally derived if they retain more than 50% of their molecular structure after being processed from a natural source.

Restore Overnight with an Eye Cream with Lavender

Midnight Recovery Eye

Wake up to younger-looking eyes with our restorative eye cream for puffiness and dark circles. Formulated with Lavender Essential Oil, this eye cream is also infused with Butcher’s Broom Extract, Squalane and Evening Primrose Oil. Smooth on before bed to help restore the look of the eye area while you sleep.


How to Use Eye Cream

  • Dispense 2-3 drops of eye cream onto fingertips
  • Gently pat under eyes and along orbital bone without pulling skin

Kiehl’s Lavender Body Care Products

If you love the aroma of Lavender, indulge in this luxurious fragrance with our scented body care products. Cleanse, scrub and moisturize from head to toe with formulas scented with the calming and soothing aroma of Lavender Essential Oil.

Gently Cleanse with a Body Wash with Lavender

Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser

Cleanse away dirt and oil in the shower with this foaming body wash or add a few capfuls under running bath water for a luxurious, foaming bath experience. Formulated with Plant Protein and Sodium PCA, this formula is infused with Lavender Essential Oil for a calming aroma. Gently cleanse skin while helping maintain moisture with this scented body wash – also available in Grapefruit or Coriander.


How to Use Body Wash

  • Apply to wet body
  • Rinse off
  • In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water

Exfoliate & Smooth with a Lavender Body Scrub

Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub

Smooth your skin with our exfoliating body scrub. Formulated with Aloe Vera and Chamomile, our exfoliating scrub also includes exfoliating Apricot Seed particles. Infused with Lavender Essential Oil, this indulgent, rich formula has a luxurious aroma. Soften and smooth with our unique “body scrubber” also available in Grapefruit or Coriander.


How to Use Body Scrub

  • Wet skin in the bath or shower
  • Apply and gently massage in upward, circular motions
  • Rinse or remove with a washcloth
  • Not for use on face

Indulge and Unwind with a Lavender Bubble Bath

Lavender Foaming-Relaxing Bath with Sea Salts and Aloe Vera

Relax and soothe your senses with our Lavender scented bubble bath. Infused with Lavender Essential Oil, this formula is also formulated with Sea Salts and Aloe Vera. Unwind from the day with this aromatic formula that helps maintain optimal skin condition.

How to Use Bubble bath

  • Add just 2-3 capfuls to running bath water for an exceptional
  • bath experience
  • In case of contact with eyes, rinse them immediately
  • For adult use only

Care for Hands with a Lavender Hand Cream

Richly Hydrating Scented Hand Cream

Smooth on moisture for your hands throughout the day with our rich, Lavender scented hand cream. Formulated with Lavender Essential Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, this rich, velvety formula leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated all day. Enjoy the soothing botanical scent of Lavender or try this formula in Grapefruit or Coriander.


How to Use hand cream

  • To address dryness, apply to clean hands as needed
  • For best results, reapply to hands after washing
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