The Skin Tor­ture Test

Stephanie Sharon Koh was in­vited to Kiehl’s Ul­tra Ex­pe­ri­ence Asian Sym­po­sium in Dubai to dis­cover the ef­fects of ex­treme tem­per­a­tures on skin and the lat­est prod­ucts that pro­tect and main­tain it.

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We put Kiehl’s hy­dra­tion must-haves to the test in ex­treme weath­ers.

Desert lands

Dubai may seem like a strange place to be hold­ing a skin sym­po­sium but Kiehl ’s had their rea­sons. Over the course of the two-day event, jour­nal­ists from ma­jor Asian cities got to ex­pe­ri­ence first­hand three very di­verse and harsh en­vi­ron­ments that con­trib­ute to skin de­hy­dra­tion, dark spots, and sun dam­age.

It’s cold, hot, and hu­mid!

Liv­ing in cold cli­mates, arid lands, or hu­mid cities can lead to very dry skin. If you’re an avid trav­eller, the changes in tem­per­a­ture and ex­po­sure to ex­treme weather can leave skin parched. In fact, dry­ness is a ma­jor skin con­di­tion that af­fects a large num­ber of people around the globe. Ac­cord­ing to Cam­mie Can­nella, Vice Pres­i­dent of Global Ed­u­ca­tion De­vel­op­ment at Kiehl ’s, “over 25 per cent of Kiehl ’s global cus­tomers suf­fer from dry or very dry skin.” To help us un­der­stand how our skin re­acts to ex­treme tem­per­a­tures, Kiehl ’s sub­jected us to three en­vi­ron­ments in Dubai – the hot desert, the hu­mid beach and a freez­ing ski re­sort. There, skin was put through mini tor­ture tests to dis­cover the ef­fi­ca­cies of Kiehl ’s lat­est prod­ucts. Here’s what went down:

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