Afrobella’s Holiday Favorites Giveaway #1 – Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

Around this time of year it’s a beautiful thing to be given a gift — but it’s even more beautiful to be the gift giver. I reached out to some of my favorite brands to arrange special holiday giveaways for Afrobella readers, and I hope you love the products as much as I do!

First up on the holiday giveaway list? One of my FAVORITE skincare brands. That’d be Kiehl’s.

Kiehl’s is a skincare brand with a rich, historic legacy. Think for a second of how many businesses and brands have come and gone since 1851, when Kiehls was founded. The fact that this skincare brand has lasted for so very long speaks directly to its effectiveness. Through the years I’ve been lucky enough to try quite a few Kiehl’s products, and I’ve also been lucky enough to meet the very handsome president of Kiehl’s, Mr. Chris Salgardo — click here to follow him on Twitter!

When I met Chris we talked about our favorite Kiehl’s products (obvi) and about what makes the brand so special. Kiehls isn’t cheap, but it isn’t as expensive as high quality skincare can be. And for the money you pay, you really do get a product that works exquisitely. I’ve done quite a few reviews through the years, but let me tell you about my five favorite Kiehl’s products in 140 characters or less.

Midnight Recovery Concentrate is everything my skin needs and more. I’m addicted to good serums and this is ?one of the best I've ever used.

Rosa Arctica remains one of my favorite night creams ever, it smells like luxury and makes my skin feel so soft!

– I recently tried the Ultimate Strength Hand Salve and it totally deserves that name! Penetrating moisture when you need it most, and without a frou-frou fragrance so the fellas will like it too.

– If you have oily skin the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleanser might be your new bestie. Amazonian White Clay and Diatomaceous Earth particles deal with the oil and grime so very well!

Last but not least, CREME DE CORPS. This will require more than 140 characters!

You know when your skin feels dry and thirsty in the winter months? When you can see the dryness on your legs or your arms? That’s what Creme de Corps is FOR. I use it sparingly — not just because it’s pricey, but also because it’s so rich and luxurious that you don’t need a ton of lotion to moisturize your situation. It smells divine and feels even better. And in the spirit of holiday giving, I’ve got a Kiehls Creme de Corps giveaway just for YOU!

Here’s how you can win! Leave a comment below, telling me your number one winter skin dilemma. Five lucky winners will get an 8.4 oz bottle of Creme de Corps! This contest will be open until December 27 to contestants within the US, so you have lots of time over the holiday week to enter (and hopefully win!)

Click here to follow Kiehls on Twitter, and on Facebook. Thank you for your generosity, Kiehls!

Good luck and MERRY CHRISTMAS, bellas!

PS: Have you signed up for my newsletter yet? You should!! I’ll be sending a special holiday letter and there will be special discount codes for newsletter subscribers!! Clicky click :)

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  1. My #1 skin problem is dry skin. I can’t moisturize enough!!

  2. Super dry skin is my one winter skin ailment, it’s been exacerbated by my eczema and this year it’s been the worst ever. I’m looking for any thick, super-moisturizing product to help.

  3. I’ve recently had an eczema breakout and that’s a huge challenge for winter skin! Would love this Creme de Corps…

  4. My number one winter skin dilemma is dry, ITCHY skin. OMG. And I have ZERO shame about scratching! So afrobella girl, PLEASE hook me up with this Creme de Corps so I can stop walking around my office scratching under my boobs and rubbing up against corners trying to soothe my itchy back. Girl, please.
    :)

  5. #1 winter dilema: I have eczema & it angrily gets itchy during the winter months.

  6. During winter weather my scalp can get very dry. As long as I wear lotion or body oil my skin stays moisturizered but if I don’t use something I can get dry patches & feel itchy:0( luv your bog btw

  7. My skin is so dry in the winter. It takes several products and I still look like a cracked painting with ash.

  8. My problem in the winter time is maintaining moisture in my skin. As a dark skin woman, when my skin gets dry, it shows prominently lol. I find myself bathing in lotions and oils after I shower to moisturize my skin but within a few hours, my skin is itchy and dry. To add to that, my skin is very sensitive and I have to be careful what I use.

  9. My #1 winter issue is keeping my skin moisturized. I have tried just about everything. The only thing that works for me is a combo of baby oil and vaseline.

  10. Sharyn Felton says:

    My #1 winter skin dilemma is DRY arms, legs and my back. There is not enough lotion to get these parts moisturized for the harsh winter. From what I heard about Creme de Corps, this thick creamy lotion could be the cure I’m looking for.

  11. Cracked hands and fingers – yes the skin around my fingers also cracks and is painful during extreme winter.

  12. My greatest winter dry skin dilemma is dry legs and elbows, I don’t know why, but after a day of work and heading to the gym, I am in dire need of moisture replenishment! These products look and I’m sure feel divine.

  13. I received a sample of this in a gift bag and it seriously felt like butter and just smoothed out my really dry flaky skin. I luv Kiel products

  14. Kimberly R. says:

    My #1 issue is ridiculously dry skin!

  15. My number one issue is my dry scalp! This might be because I don’t drink enough water. Or maybe I’m not using the right mix of products but it drives me crazy every year. I started getting steam treatments so that helps some but without fail, a week later my scalp starts giving me the “cold shoulder”. I’ve heard about Kiehl’s and always wanted to try their products so hopefully now is the time!

  16. My skin dilemma is dryness and random acne during winter.

  17. random dry patches now that I’m running outside more frequently. I use Kiehl’s midnight recovery & the avocado eye cream.. love them!!! my moisturizer is also by kiehl’s.. love their products! I have yet to try this one though..

  18. My entire family uses and loves the creme de corps. My son plays winter sports and uses it on his hands before his games. If its not Kiehls I have to reapply lotion at least 5 times a day. My daughter has extremey sensitive hard that turn red and become irritated. The creme de corps soothes them. We’d love to win a bottle.

  19. Ashy lips, elbows, hands, feet, and knees!

  20. My biggest winter skin dilemma is finding a moisturizer that deals with both oily skin and good moisturization.

  21. My number one winter skin dilemma is usually crusty hand-webs. That skin between my thumb and index finger–and all my other fingers for that matter–stays perpetually ashy–no matter how many times I apply lotion. Sigh–shall I bathe in hot Crisco shortening? Better yet–Maybe I’ll be A lucky winner! :)

  22. Has to be dry skin and lips

    Happy holidays!

  23. Dry skin thanks to the frigid weather in Toronto. Going out into the cold & rushing indoors does a number on my skin every year. Maybe Kiehl’s will make a difference, because I’ve tried oils, creams and serums, in addition to increasing my water intake.

  24. Michelle G says:

    I deal with serious dry skin during the winter. Try as I might to keep areas of my face moisturized the frigid air is no help.

  25. MsFarrah27 says:

    My #1 skin dilemma is dry skin all over my face in small patches:( I HATE IT..but here comes SHEA BUTTER to the rescue!!!!

  26. MsFarrah27 says:

    My #1 skin dilemma is dry skin all over my face in small patches:( I HATE IT..but here comes SHEA BUTTER to the rescue!!!

  27. Lanesha M. says:

    My number 1 skin problem is that my skin is super oily and therefore i get blackheads across my nose and upper cheeks and I break out often.

  28. Hey Ms. Bella. Thanks for the opportunity to win something! My number one winter skin dilemma is my dry skin! Especially on my hands :( I polish my nails at least twice a week and I’ve been noticing that my hands have been getting drier and drier the colder it is outside.

  29. HARD WATER is my number one winter skin (and summer skin) issue. OMG! Moving to Florida has been great but living without a water softening system is horrible on the body.

  30. Nella Ocal says:

    My problem with skin is that i have combination type of skin , some of part very dry and T-zone is oily . i use oil free cream for my face but still i have break-outs sometimes . and other problems are pores and mini wrinkles :)
    Happy Holiday Kiehl’s !

  31. Oily/”normal” combination skin, excerbated by the weather!

  32. I have combination skin and it’s difficult to find a product that won’t make areas of my face look greasy, while properly moisturizing dry spots.

  33. Dry cracked hands and flaky legs

  34. Dry skin on my body and oily skin on my face. I wish I could switch the two!

  35. Dry skin especially my legs and feet.

  36. My number one skin problem like all the other ladies here is dry skin. My hands are the main problem. I feel like I have to put on lotion every 20 minutes. It doesn’t help that I live in the extra cold city of Chicago.

  37. Dry skin is also my number one problem in the winter months – I have combination skin and as soon as the colder months come the dry portions get drier :o(

  38. ChrsLvsBks says:

    Skin that dries as soon as a moisturizer is applied is numero uno for me especially in the winter. I have tried vegetable glycerin, coconut oil, lotions for advanced healing and severly dry skin as well as the beloved shea butter. Nothing keeps in moisture (and I drink plenty of water).

  39. My winter skin dilemma isn’t necessarily eczema. But I am itching, it seems from head to toe from the cold wind, stockings, tights and socks.

  40. goldenstar says:

    #1 winter skin dilemma: Chicago winter + heat, heat, dry heat + soap makes for some thirsty and distressed skin. It dries, it cracks, and it rebels!

  41. Dry flaky skin. I use moisturizer constantly!

  42. #1 Winter skin dilemma is my feet, as if they were not already a travesty, winter just makes them worse not matter what I do – including oiling them at night, wrapping them in cling wrap, and sleeping in socks! My hands don’t even qualify as a second place, because they just catch heck between the heat in my condo, the harsh soap at work, and the lotion that I put on that never seems to keep my skin moisturized! HELP!!!

  43. My #1 winter skin dilemma is dry, flaky skin!

  44. My number one winter skin problems is my usually oily skin going crazy with the dryness.

  45. Monifa Foster says:

    Thank you for giving us these opportunites to win great products!

    My number one winter skin dilemma: Eczema in HD.

    My skin would so appreciate the creamy goodness of Kiehl’s!!

    Have a blessed Christmas, dear!

  46. Azslyn Cole says:

    my number 1 winter skin dilemma is dry skin

  47. My skin get so dry in the winter! The sensitive areas can even start flaking if I’m not careful–I need all the moisture I can get!

  48. DRY SKIN, especially my legs. It’s because my showers are too hot and long But who wants cold showers in winter.

  49. I have severe eczema :P soo dry

  50. Antithesis says:

    my skin is super dry in the winter. the winter is about the only time my exzema comes around

  51. Amanda Gray-Williams says:

    Like many others, i too suffer from dry skin, but the WORST part is when my skin begins to chap and flake in areas on the side of my nose and in between my eyebrows! It is the worst, and I am constantly trying to find the perfect product to apply to those areas. I also feel like my body skin doesn’t stay moisturized as long as it should, even when I am applying shea or mango butter!! Ugh to the cold weather!!

  52. My number 1 enemy during the winter is dry skin all over my body. If I miss one day of moisturizing, game over. By the way, I LOVE your blog. Merry Christmas!

  53. Nicole Howard says:

    I have dry skin year round, but it just seems to get out of control during winter months. This is especially true of my decolletage. It gets really dry, itchy, and flakes like crazy…not cute AT ALL :-). I’ve tried several products and have been to three dermatologists, but can’t seem to find any product that works. Nothing seems to moisturize enough. I’ve heard others like you rave about Creme de Corps and would like to give it a try, so that I can finally get some relief!!

  54. HarrietLaJade says:

    I just moved to Columbus, OH from Miami, FL. So this is my first “real” winter. Already my favorite lotions are failing me! I’m the type of woman who must moisturize from head-to-toe immediately out of the shower. But here in Columbus, before I’ve even dabbed away all of the water from the shower, I notice my skin drying up! I’d so love to try Kiehl’s Creme de Corps!

  55. My number one winter skin dilemma is having Dry Skin. Every year for the past four years, I have had a patch of dry skin on my wrists. It seems like every year it gets worse. My skin is starting to look like I have eczema. Nothing seems to work on my wrists.

  56. Dry skin is my #1 skin problem! I have tried many products, but still find myself putting on more and more lotion just to stay moisturized. :-/ the transition from summertime in Chicago to winter is very rough on my skin! I need help!!

  57. my skin gets red and peels during winter time. i try to moisturize as much as i can during cold winter months

  58. Yucky dry skin is my primary winter skin issue! I have to step the after shower lotion game up several notches.

  59. the cold weather causes my skin to be dry so i have to be extra in moisturizing! i use scrubs, oil myself up before stepping out the shower then lotion up in butters!

  60. I have psoriasis; I would love to see how it works to moisturize and minimize scaling.

  61. My number one winter skin dilemma is dry cuticles. I love creme de corps….it’s one of my fav products from kiehls

  62. I have been having terrible breakouts on my face.

  63. Nellita Haase says:

    Hi, as an ex-New Yorker (is that even possible) I live in south Florida, so I no longer get dry winter skin but I do get a sporadic breakout of – gasp – pimples. So I’d love to see how this product works on my skin. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  64. I’ve noticed some breakouts on my face this winter and also my T-zone is somewhat dry. Need to get that fixed ASAP! LOL

  65. My face is really dry in the winter. I would love to see if this product will fix that issue. Thanks!

  66. HELLO, MY NUMBER 1 WINTER SKIN DILEMMA IS THAT MY SKIN SEEM TO LOOK DARKER AND VERY DRY, I HAVE BEEN TELLING MYSELF I NEED TO START TAKING BETTER CARE OF MY SKIN BEFORE IT GETS TOO LATE IM 25 YEARS OLD AND TIME IS GOING TO START FLYING BY NOW :( BUT WHAT BETTER WAY TO START OTHER THEN WITH A FREE PRODUCT? LOL *FINGERS CROSSED
    GOODLUCK EVERYONE

  67. My number one concern during winter HAS to be my ASHY legs! I can exfoliate and moisturize until the cows come home, but by the end of the day, my legs look like I’ve been marinating in baby powder soup. I wonder if this product would help?

  68. During the winter months my skin gets very dry ans itchy. No matter how I moisturize it does not retain moisture.

    Ollie Moss

    ollimo91@aol.com

  69. My number one skin dilemma in the winter is dry, blotchy skin. It’s not dry all over, but only in certain areas, especially on my face. And that can be very frustrating!

  70. My number one winter skin dilemma is definitely dry, itchy skin. I’ve tried a plethora of drug store moisturizers that have provided little or no relief. I’d absolutely LOVE to try Kiehls!

  71. Qiana Lawery says:

    I’m a Chicagoan, so our winters are notoriously difficult…although this year seems mild (fingers crossed). My #1 skin issue in the winter is my dry feet. No matter how much I exfoliate or the amount shea butter I slather on, my feet remain dry and sometimes peel in the winter. I’d love to try Kiehls – I’ve been reading & hearing about it for years, but never made the splurge!

  72. during the winter my skin especially my legs get extremely dry. So dry it looks as if my skin is about to crack. I have tried different soaps, butters and all sorts of things, but I do not like my legs during the winter. I have to keep them super moisturized so they look half way decent. I follow Kiehls on facebook because my husband is a fan of them so I’m hoping I win and can try this product out

  73. my dilemma is dry skin! i have oily skin, but with using heaters in the car and at work to stay warm, its a problem keeping my skin hydrated from the inside out. i’ve been trying to drink lots of water, but my skin tends to still get oily although it feels very dry & flaky in certain areas :-(

  74. Hello,

    I have very dry skin during the winter months and it is a nighmare. Thanks for the giveaway. I am following Kiehl’s and you on FB as Monique Jones and both of you guys on Twitter as Jesusismygrace

    Happy Holidays

  75. Number 1 skin dilemma is dry skin. I start off in the morning fine…after shower douse with oil, follow-up with shea butter on the feet. By the time 5pm rolls around, I’m tight and itchy … especially my legs!

  76. My number one winter skin dilemma is dry skin. Seems like I start drying up on queue with the fall colors coming out on the trees.

  77. My #1 winter skin dilemma is the dry patches that just pop up everywhere. I apply baby oil right after a shower and try to exfoliate, but no dice. All I get are these dry patches that itch and make me self conscience.

  78. Queen Eye Cee says:

    Beiny that I’m subconscious about having dry ashy skin during the winter season, I have a tendency to apply to much oil to my skin , thus resulting in overly oily skin..

  79. My #1 skin dilemma is breakouts. Seems like around fall/winter, my skin gets unhappy about seasonal change and my breakouts are more severe and occur more frequently. When I finally get the acne to clear up, I usually have spots of hyper-pigmentation left behind :(

  80. My biggest skin problem is the area from the knees to toes. It’s enough that when the weather dips below 60, that area becomes one big moisture suck but oooh boy, the cold weather wear ends all chances of normalcy. Long johns. Tights. Thick socks. Boots. You get the picture. I look for anything I can use that will bring in the moisture. I’d love to win for another weapon in my winter war.

  81. My biggest winter skin issue is dry, flaky skin particularly on my legs :(

  82. My biggest winter skin problem is my thighs. For some reason, they get EXTREMELY itchy in the winter time, and I think it’s because I do not regularly lotion my body up ALL of the time, and when I do, I try to steer clear of the upper thigh area because I do not like for that area to be moist alot.

  83. Dry and flakey skin is my biggest winter problem. I always have to triple moisturize my face. I’ve always wanted to try Kiehls, so hopefully I can win this contest!

  84. Joann Matthews says:

    I have tried just about everything for my skin. Nothing seems to work. I found your website through the December issue of Ebony in which you were listed as a part of the Power 100. I really want to find products not only for me but also for my bi-racial granddaughter. For example, can you recommend a good brush for her long, thick, curly hair? I am going natural and am looking for a product that does not dry my hair out but doesn’t leave it looking “wet” either. Looking for your recommendations and expertise. Thank you for considering me.

  85. Thanks for the contest offer!

    My #1 winter enemy is dry hands. As I do throughout the year, my hands get washed a lot. But during the winter, they need extra attention. They actually hurt and crack at the creases if they’re not moisturized enough. And regular lotion doesn’t do the trick. Shea butter is great, but you have to wait until it absorbs before you tough anything. I’d love to win this contest and try this world-famous product!

  86. Andrea Jackson says:

    My number one skin dilemma is dry skin but specifically on my outer thighs/hips. it’s worse in the winter but they are problem areas for me all year.

  87. Lonnita C, says:

    Dry lips is my #1 skin dilemma.

  88. Dryness!!! In winter, my skin gets ridiculously dry from head to toe. The legs/feet are the worst though.

  89. Diana Elliott says:

    My number one winter skin dilemma is dry, flaky skin. I have tried some many different products but nothing seems to do the trick.

  90. Nikita Harris says:

    My #1 skin dilemma would have to be dry skin that shows. The most dry are my hands. I have to apply lotion to them throughout the day. Even though I apply lotion to other areas of my body as well, my skin is dry again in only hours. I guess I haven’t found the product that’ll do the trick yet.

  91. Dry skin, especially on my face.

  92. My skin dilemma during the winter months is multiple dry spots on my arms and back. I also tend to have rough skin on my feet due to wearing nothing, but boots during the winter months…

  93. I always have dry skin and in the winter its worse. the frequent handwashing (like 30 times in a 12 hour shift) requires by my job leave my hands a cracked, parched mess. I’m a resident physician in emergency medicine (read: not making much money lol) and I love taking care of my patients on what is often a scary, troubling time in their lives. I need to take better care of myself starting with my skin. My whole body is thirsty looking :-) and Id love to try Kiehl’s. ive heard good things about creme de corp! maybe i can stop being embarrased when i examine my patients lol!

  94. Yolanda James says:

    I’ve heard great things about Kiehl’s products over the years, and would love to try them on my skin. Like so many others, my #1 issue is dry skin. I’ve moved from Atlanta to Baltimore and now back again….and my work/life balance is not where it should be. I’m desparately seeking a solution solution to skin that’s dry one day, then combination of oily and dry the next. Also, I have hyperpigmentation. So come on, Afrobella and Kiehl’s! Help me, help me!

  95. My skin tends to become parched in the winter. I make sure that I continue to drink lots of water and constantly moisturize my skin.

  96. My number one winter skin dilemma is dry hands and feet.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  97. my number one skin dilemma is of course dry skin but winter ashy lips are a close second…lol

  98. My number one winter skin issue is flakiness. The skin on legs and forearms gets flaky and scaly. Takes a lot to keep it moisturized. Coconut oil works, but only for a few hours.

  99. My bigest winter problem with skin is my dry legs. They get so dry that my dark skin turns white and cracked…:(

  100. My biggest winter problem is dry skin and extremely dry, flaky, chapped lips. I like to wear lipstick and that tends to make my lips even drier. I have a sample of Kiehls lip balm and its has worked wonders for my lips! I would love to try the Creme de corps because its not something I could normally splurge money on. Please help Afrobella. My dry skin will thank you!

  101. My number one winter skin dilemma is itchy skin.

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  102. ErikaRenae says:

    My number one skin dilemma, would be dry facial skin and very dry lips. I have to exfoliate my lips and skin constantly, because I am constantly getting dry cracked lips and dry patches on my skin.

  103. My number 1 skin problem would be dry skin on my face. No matter how much I moisturize, it is still dry!

  104. My biggest problem is dry skin on my feet and hands

  105. My number one skin challenge is aging

  106. My biggest issues is my sebhorrea. The flaky skin gets worse during the winter and looks scaly. I’m still looking for a good product to combat that.

  107. While my oily face looks forward to those winter months (I’m not as oily in the winter), my hands, legs and feet are not so inviting. My number one challenge would be dry, parched skin. No matter how much lotion I slather on, it tends to disipate within a matter of seconds.

  108. Thanks for the giveaway Afrobella. My #1 dry skin dilemma is my dry cheeks. I have very dry skin and the winter months are very harsh on my face. I usually use cocoa butter but lately it is not working. I must tell you there are times when my cheeks look like they are going to crack. I am desperately in need of a new moisturizer.

    Thanks
    Brandy

  109. My dilemma is dry skin!! Especially my face and feet!

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