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Kiehl’s Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner Review

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The Kiehl’s Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner is one of the most instantly satisfying skincare products I have tried in a while. It is absolutely brilliant. If you want to work towards glass skin, then you should check this out. Also keep reading for the US launch date.

Kiehl’s Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner
Kiehl’s Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner

The first time I used Kiehl’s Milk Peel I just couldn’t stop staring at my skin. If you follow my instagram stories, you probably will have noticed! This is all about a super gentle hit of exfoliation, with a major hit of hydration, and it literally makes you glow.

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Just the Kiehl’s Milk Peel Toner

I am absolutely obsessed.

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What is Kiehl’s Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner?

  • Gentle solution to every day exfoliation
  • Works to boost radiance, even out skin tone & reduce imperfections
  • Inspired by in-clinic Korean dermatological treatments for visibly brighter skin
  • Uses a breakthrough dual-phase formula
  • Lipo-Hydroxy Acid (a derivative of Salicylic acid) unclogs & lifts dead skin cells off the surface of the skin
  • Almond Milk and 23% Emollients work to clean pores and refine and replenish the skin
  • The two phases work together to effectively remove dead skin cells & impurities
  • Promotes a clear and comfortable complexion with a moisturised finish
  • Suitable for all skin types
Kiehl’s Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner
Kiehl’s Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner

My Review

As I said at the top, I loved this from the very first time I used it. And I have been using it morning and night ever since. I have become quite addicted to how it makes my skin look as soon as I apply it.

Kiehl’s Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner
Kiehl’s Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner

It the Milk Peel Toner is  super easy to use. I shake up the bottle and just moisten a (reuseable) cotton pad with about 6 drops of the solution and then sweep it all over my face. You can use it directly onto your skin, but I like the extra polishing effect that using the cotton pad provides.

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If I want even more glow, I put a couple of drops between my palms, and press it all over my face after using it on the cotton pad. I can feel an instant hydration and moisture boost and it literally leaves my skin gleaming.

It is gentle enough to be used morning and night and designed to be used after cleansing and before serums or moisturisers.  The Vital Skin Strengthening Super Serum* is perfect after it.

It should fit easily into anyone’s routine although remember that the active ingredient is a Salicylic Acid derivative so avoid using it with other exfoliating acids and also copper peptides. I mention Copper because I was asked on Instagram whether it would mix well with the NIOD CAIS* which is one of my favourite serums.

If you are using CAIS, I’d suggest alternating the days you use the Milk Peel and the CAIS.

Where to buy the Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner

This brilliant toner is £52 and available at:

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I absolutely love this product for instantly glowing, smooth and hydrated skin, and couldn’t recommend it more. I think it has earned a place as one of my best exfoliating toners ever. At the moment, it is my absolute favourite. It’s pricey but it comes in a big bottle so it will last months.

When will the Kiehl’s Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner Launch in the US?

I thought I had better update with the US launch information because I get asked about it so much on Instagram. It latest confirmed date is April 2021. I will let you know if that changes.

It is one of my best skincare recommendations of the year – check out my Best Skincare Products for 2021.

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  • Oh no, I was hoping it wouldn’t be fabulous as I cant really justify spending that much on a toner……but now I need it!

    • I wish they did a 100ml because then it would be more affordable. So good though! xxx

  • Hi Ree I bought this after seeing your review and I love it. Can I use a vitamin c over this in the morning?

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