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Kiehls Abyssian Cream: Review & Comparison

From the house of Keihl’s comes yet another age deterrent product –The Abyssine Cream. Like the rest of the products in its genre it has its own unique ingredient called abyssine. Absyinee, its manufacturer claims is a survival molecule extracted from areas around underwater volcanoes. It is said to safeguard the skin from the effects of aging.

Overview

From the house of Keihl’s comes yet another age deterrent product –The Abyssine Cream. Like the rest of the products in its genre it has its own unique ingredient called abyssine. Absyinee, its manufacturer claims is a survival molecule extracted from areas around underwater volcanoes. It is said to safeguard the skin from the effects of aging.

Product Details

The first version of the product has been in the market since 2003 – a good five years. There are reports that during its launch the cream was of high demand among consumers. Keihl’s Abyssine Cream has been formulated to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also claims that it defends skin from free radical damage.
This anti aging formula also comes in the form of serum, moisturizers with and without SPF, and eye cream. The moisturizers come with SPF 23 and SPF 15.

What’s Positive

Keihl is a well established brand. Some of its products have got good response from the customers. When you order a Keihl’s product, you can select three free samples of your choice from their product portfolio. This is a good way to try out new products while you purchase the ones that you are already sure of.
The cream is dermatologist tested. As every other product from Keihl’s it has not been tested on animals. This could mean a lot for animal lovers. The company makes every effort to be environment friendly and their packaging materials are bio degradable.
Keihl’s Abyssine Cream is suitable for dry, normal to dry and normal skin types. The website clearly lists the skin types each products suits for.

What’s Negative

The list of ingredients given for the product does not seem to be exhaustive. Like many other products it does not seem to have scientific evidence of its special ingredients. Though it seems to provide the benefits of nature, the cream is not completely natural. The cream may not suit everybody. There is a possibility that it may cause some skin irritation, though this might be rare.

Bottom Line

The official website offers quite a bit of information on its policies and its ingredients. It has provisions for toll free and service for those who want more information.
Keihl’s Abyssine Cream is supposed to be a light and non greasy skin care product. As for the fragrance it does not contain much of it. While some users like the fragrance, others don’t seem to appreciate it much.