I’m not even going to pretend that I’ve ever heard of Jeremyville, the designer of the limited edition packaging for Kiehl’s Holiday 2016. Apparently, the Brooklyn based artist is known for his animation work on the DisneyXD channel (one of my favourite channels.. not) and has recently had a solo show at Colette in Paris. However, it doesn’t really matter, I don’t think, that I’m a stranger to the Disney Channel – the packaging is very Christmassy and fun and these bottles are filled with Creme de Corps, one of the best body moisturisers ever. How it’s wrapped doesn’t take anything away from the enduring brilliance of the lotion.
Back in the day when we weren’t deluged with beauty brands, Kiehl’s was top of the game – Creme de Corps was practically a cult – but it’s my feeling that it was allowed to fade into the background somewhat (it’s L’Oreal owned) and the brand is only just enjoying a bit of a revival. It’s not been on my radar in any meaningful way for a few years now so I was glad of the refresher with Creme and surprised to know that still, after all this time (30 years), 30 million ml is produced and sold per year. That would be an epic swim! In the US you can buy it in 1 litre bottles – not many brands product body products at that size.
Main ingredients are cocoa butter and sesame seed oil with some beta-carotene – other brands, on paper, can give better moisture, but there’s something about this that makes your skin feel that it’s had some AHA. I’m not quite so keen on the butters as the original lotion, but they’ve fancied them up with some scents: Lavender, Grapefruit and classic Soy Milk & Honey. You can find the full Kiehl’s Holiday 2016 Jeremyville selection HERE.
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