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