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Ann Taylor LOFT Jeans Review



I love jeans. Prior to blogging I worked in the beauty industry, and before that I spent five years in the denim industry. Even before my “real adult” days, I worked in retail selling jeans. They are part of my weekly – if not daily – uniform, and I always love shopping for a good new fit or wash. I also know how challenging it can be to find the perfect pair of jeans. I recently tried LOFT’s newest denim silhouette, the girlfriend jean. They are comfy, casual, and perfect for every day, and in this post, I’m sharing a full review and two ways to wear them.

Thank you to LOFT for partnering on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

LOFT is an Ann Taylor sister brand that skews more casual and playful. From affordable jeans and sweaters to cute accessories and their Lou & Grey loungewear line, I promise you can find something cute that catches your eye.

Over the course of the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to try a handful of LOFT jeans. (My current favorite black skinny jeans are from LOFT.) I’d put LOFT denim in the company of Banana Republic or Madewell, but with better pricing, since all LOFT jeans are under $100.

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So, what exactly are girlfriend jeans? These jeans are fitted (but not suffocating) at the hip, and then have a straight leg all the way down. If you remember boyfriend jeans, they’re basically a slightly more tailored and therefore more polished fit. There are some days when you just want a pair of comfortable jeans that don’t hug your body. And on those days, you’d grab your girlfriend jeans.

The LOFT girlfriend jeans are available in three colors: a light wash, a medium indigo, and a dark wash.

If you’re looking for a rigid denim, you’ll want to pass on these. However, if you want a cotton jean with some stretch, these are for you.

I love these jeans for days when I need to be comfortable. For me, that’s when I’m on set (often I’m sitting on the ground or bending over) or when I am going to be in a car a lot running errands. I hate sitting too long in rigid denim; these would make great travel jeans, too!

The Girlfriend Jeans Size Reference

For size reference, I am a solid size 4 and wear a size 27 (sometimes 26) in jeans. These are a 27 and fit comfortable, without digging into my body. I would say based on this, they fit true to size.


LOFT girlfriend jeans are labeled as mid-rise, but don’t let that deter you from at least trying them. High-rise jeans typically fit my body better, but I really didn’t feel like these felt super low. Even categorized as mid-rise, these have a rise of 10.5 inches. For reference, Madewell’s Perfect Vintage Jean – that they categorize as a high-rise – is only half an inch higher at 11 inches.


These jeans are full length but meant to be cuffed at the hem. The full inseam is 27 inches.

I’m 5’4” and I cuff these jeans twice.

How To Style The Ann Taylor LOFT Girlfriend Jeans


When wearing girlfriend jeans with sneakers, make sure that you have your denim cuffed so that the hem hits a couple of inches above your ankle. This is an opinion, but unless you are wearing classic heels, straight leg styles paired can make your legs look shorter than they actually are the length is off. If you don’t like the cuffed look, then invest in a tailor; they will help you get the perfect length for your girlfriend jeans.

You can’t go wrong with a tucked in crewneck tee and classic sneakers, but when it’s cold outside, layer up with a hoodie and a cropped puffer jacket.

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Ann Taylor LOFT Jeans

Ann Taylor LOFT Jeans


Try a pair of heeled ankle boots if you want to elevate your outfit.  In fact, I love the tailored look of a fitted turtleneck with a long coat. You could even pair with a blazer or a long cardigan.

This is a great “in between” look for a lunch or dinner.

If you’re looking for affordable denim, take a look at LOFT. I love that their jeans are affordable, and there really is a style for everyone. As someone who lived and breathed denim for year in corporate America, I can attest that LOFT makes quality jeans for the price.

As for the girlfriend jeans style: They are a great, comfortable fit if you don’t want skinny jeans but you also don’t want baggy jeans. Kind of like Goldilocks. These are just right. These run true to size, with a little bit of stretch, and fit straight through the leg.

Don’t get caught up that LOFT calls these mid-rise. These have a 10.5″ rise, and let me tell you, that’s a high rise for most jeans out there!

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Warby Parker Glasses Review: The Ultimate Guide




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About Warby Parker

Neil Blumenthal, Dave Gilboa, Andy Hunt, and Jeff Raider founded Warby Parker with a rebellious spirit and a lofty goal.

They began with the mission of offering revolutionary prices on designer eyewear while paving the way for socially conscious businesses.

When one of the four founders lost their glasses on a backpacking trip, and the cost of replacing them was so high that he spent the first semester of grad school without them squinting and complaining, they decided to do something about it.

Warby Parker was founded by the four to provide an alternative to the single eyewear company that dominated the industry and maintained artificially high prices.

Warby Parker is a high-end prescription eyewear brand specializing in creating contemporary, stylish, and affordable eyewear for men and women.

The company offers high-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the going rate by bypassing traditional channels, designing glasses in-house, and engaging directly with customers.

This Warby Parker guide discusses the Warby Parker collection and weighs the brand’s advantages and disadvantages.

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While Warby Parker does have many locations throughout the United States, this review will focus primarily on their online store.

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Where Are Warby Parker Glasses Made?

Warby Parker frames are assembled in China and crafted on the same production lines as many of its competitors; the company’s prices are lower due to the elimination of middlemen.

What Is The Warby Parker App?

The Warby Parker app makes purchasing eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contacts a breeze.

Warby Parker’s app is available for iOS devices in the App Store; however, it is not currently available for Android users.

Why Should You Get This App?

  • You can choose from a variety of frames, including those with prescription lenses.
  • Scout, Warby Parker’s brand of daily contact lenses, is available for purchase.
  • With the Home Try-on Program, you can order five frames to try on for free.
  • You can easily manage all of your eyewear prescriptions.

You can also virtually try on frames with lifelike accuracy if you have an iPhone X or higher. The app allows you to see the realistic color, texture, and size of each style. Not all styles are available, but the brand is constantly adding new ones.

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How Much Do Warby Parker EyeGlasses Cost?

Warby Parker can maintain lower prices than traditional opticians because they sell online and manage the entire process in-house.

They are not the cheapest online eyeglasses retailer; for a more affordable option, check out Prive Revaux or Zeelool.

Eyeglasses begin at $95 and go up in price if you require a strong prescription or wish to add features such as blue light or light-responsive lenses.

What Kind Of Insurance Does Warby Parker Take?

Warby Parker has been added to UnitedHealthcare, Spectera, and Davis Vision plans as an in-network provider.

For all other plans, you can submit your receipt for both prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, and your eye exam along with an out-of-network claim form directly to your insurance company if you have out-of-network benefits.

Pros And Cons Of Warby Parker

What We Like!

  • All eyeglasses are designed and crafted in-house
  • Free shipping across the US
  • You can pick five pairs of glasses to try on at home
  • Accepts select vision plans

What We Don’t Like!

  • The online virtual try-on tool is only available on the Warby Parker app.
  • Only ships to the US and Canada

How Do You Order From Warby Parker?

Warby Parker offers a variety of features to assist you in finding the perfect frame online. To order your WP glasses online, follow these steps:

Choose Your Warby Eyeglasses:

Warby Parker’s home try-on program allows you to choose five frames and decide if you like them within five days of returning all five pairs and placing your order and their app includes a virtual try-on feature so you don’t need to worry about purchasing a pair of glasses that you won’t like.

Browse their extensive selection of frames or take their online quiz to determine your face shape and style preferences and then select five frames to try at home for free.

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Ensure You Have Your Prescription Ready:

To order glasses, you’ll need to have a prescription and know your pupillary distance (PD).

You can use the excellent online Warby Parker PD tool to measure your pupillary distance (PD), which is incredibly easy to use and provides an accurate measurement.

Purchase Your Glasses

Once you’ve decided on a frame, you can customize it by selecting the prescription and lens type.

To proceed, you must register with Warby Parker or log in. Then, you’ll be prompted to enter your prescription information, either by uploading a photo of it, request that Warby Parker email it to you, or provide your doctor’s contact information.

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Warby Parker frames are classified as acetate (plastic), metal, or mixed material.

At $95, including prescription single-vision lenses, the acetate frames are the most affordable. The acetate frames are beautifully polished and feature solid and pliable hinges.

Their metal and mixed material glasses, which start at $145, are generally more expensive. Stainless steel or a combination of both materials is used for most of their metal frames. Additionally, a few premium pairs are constructed of titanium, which is even lighter and more durable.

Here are some examples of the current range.

Women’s Esme Eyeglasses

Esme draws attention to itself with its squarish cat-eyed lenses and an overall air of understated confidence.

The glasses are hand-polished cellulose acetate with Akulon-coated screws for durability. Esme frames are available in two widths: narrow and medium.

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Warby Parker Esme Eyeglasses are $95 for single-vision, no-prescription, and reader lenses. If you need progressive lenses, the glasses cost $295.

Blue-light filtering can be added for $50, and light-responsive lenses can be added for an additional $100.

Men’s Halton Eyeglasses

The quiet confidence of these Halton Eyeglasses stems from its distinguishing features, which include a mid-century acetate silhouette, Art Deco-inspired metal temples, sleek temple tips, and a Graduated Rivet design.

The glasses are hand-polished cellulose acetate and stainless steel, with Akulon-coated screws for added durability. The Halton comes in medium width.

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Men’s Halton Eyeglasses from Warby Parker start at $145 for single-vision and non-prescription lenses. The price rises to $345 with progressive lenses.

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There is a pair of sunglasses for everyone with a wide range of styles designed in-house and crafted from high-quality materials

Women’s Percey Sunglasses

Percey sunglasses are one of Warby Parker’s tried-and-true classics, made from hand-polished cellulose acetate and featuring Akulon-coated screws for durability.Prescription lenses are made of polycarbonate, which is the most impact-resistant material available for sunglasses; non-prescription lenses are made of CR-39 for maximum clarity and color.

Percey Frames have scratch-resistant lenses that block 100% of UV rays and come in medium width.

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Low Bridge Fit frames are designed for people who have low nose bridges (the bridge of your nose is level with or below your pupils), wide faces, or high cheekbones. This frame style prevents glasses from sliding down your nose, resting on your cheeks, or pinching.

The Percey Sunglasses by Warby Parker cost $95 for non-prescription sunglasses, $175 for single-vision sunglasses and readers, and $375 for progressive sunglasses.

Men’s Merrick Sunglasses

The Men’s Merrick sunglasses will turn heads thanks to their perfectly oval lenses and sleek temple arms.Made of stainless steel and custom cellulose acetate, the Temple tips are cut from a single acetate sheet to maintain color consistency.

The screws are coated with Akulon for added durability.Premium polarized lenses with anti-scratch coating are made of CR-39 for maximum clarity and color, and the lenses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.

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The Men’s Merrick Sunglasses by Warby Parker start at $225 for single-vision lenses and go up to $425 for progressive lenses.

Warby Parker Kids Glasses Review

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Warby Parker downsized some of their favorite adult frames and amplified the cuteness to fit their younger customers. The junior frames are designed for children ages 4 to 8, while older children may prefer the extra-narrow adult frames.

The children’s range is not available online, but you can browse their selection and place an order by calling 1 (888) 492 7297 or purchase them in-store.

Additionally, for every pair of kid’s glasses purchased, the company will donate a pair to a kid in need.

Warby Parker Lens Review

WarbyParker offers a wide range of lens types, including polycarbonate lenses, 1.67 high index lenses, 1.74 high index lenses, blue-light-blocking lenses, and light-responsive lenses.

The company does not offer bifocal lenses.

Wherever you purchase your glasses, they should be durable, easy to care for and provide the best sight correction and comfort. Warby Parker delivered on all of these fronts.

Their lenses have excellent clarity and visual sharpness. Prescription lenses are made of polycarbonate, which is lighter and stronger than the standard CR-39 (1.50-index) lens.

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What Lenses Are Included With The Frame?

Each pair of Warby Parker glasses lenses comes with a slew of fantastic extras:

Scratch-resistant treatment – A treatment that accomplishes exactly what the name implies. If scratches occur within a year of purchase, the company will replace your lenses for free.

Anti-reflective coating: A coating has been applied to your lenses to reduce reflections and eliminate glare.

Superhydrophobic coating: The term “hydrophobic” refers to something that is opposed to water. The lenses are superhydrophobic, which means they repel moisture, aiding in smudging prevention.

UV protection – lenses completely block UVA and UVB rays. All-optical orders include these lightweight, impact-resistant lenses as standard.

The following prescription types are included in the frame’s base price:

  • Single Vision Lenses: These lenses focus on a single field of vision, close, intermediate, or distance. This is the most popular option, and it is included in the price.
  • Non-Prescription Lenses: Enjoy all of the style and protection of our optical lenses without the need for vision correction.
  • Readers – These lenses provide simple magnification for reading (up to +2.75).

Can You Upgrade Your Lenses?

Warby Parker offers a range of upgrades to your lenses.

Progressive Lenses

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The digital free-form progressive lenses provide seamless near- and far-sighted correction, as well as everything in between, eliminating the need for multiple pairs.

In comparison to bifocal and trifocal lenses, Progressive lenses provide sharper overall vision and a seamless transition from distance correction to reading correction at the bottom. This means you can see your entire field of vision without switching between multiple pairs of glasses or traveling between the lines when wearing bifocals or trifocals.

Progressive lenses start at $295.

Blue Light Filtering Lenses

Blue light is a subset of the light emitted by the sun and the light emitted by computers, phones, and other electronic devices. These lenses filter out a more significant percentage of blue light than the standard option and cost $50 more.

Light Responsive Lenses

When exposed to UV rays, the light-responsive lenses transition from completely clear to a darker tint, preventing eye strain and glare.

Additionally, they shield your eyes from 100% of UVA and UVB rays and filter more blue light from the sun and electronic devices than standard lenses.

Light-responsive lenses are available in various prescription types, including single-vision and progressive lenses, as well as non-prescription and reader lenses. Included are scratch-resistant and superhydrophobic anti-reflective coatings.

The lens contains light-responsive technology, which means the treatment will not rub or peel off.

Light-responsive lenses cost an additional $100.

High Index Lens Choices

Anyone with a strong prescription of +/-4.0 or higher total power should consider 1.67 high-index lenses, which are up to 20% thinner than polycarbonate lenses. These add $30 to the price.

The 1.67 high-index lenses are up to 10% thinner than the standard lenses and are recommended for those with extremely strong prescriptions (+/-8.0 or greater total power).

These will set you back an additional $130.

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Warby Parker Reviews From Other Sources

As part of this Warby Parker Glasses review, GNGuide visits various websites across the web to learn what customers think about the products.

On, we began our analysis. Warby Parker has received 39 comments on this website and an average score of 3.4 stars.

Reviewers gave the company mixed reviews on this site.

Warby Parker was praised for their excellent customer service, and many customers thought their “try five frames at home” approach was fantastic.

Some customers complained about the customer service, lengthy delivery times, and not honoring their replacement policy.

Additionally, the company received 123 reviews and a 3.7 rating on the consumer affairs website.

Customers praised the company for their home try-ons, and the customer service team received numerous compliments, similar to other reviews.

Warby Parker is active on social media, with 765k individuals following the @warbyparker Facebook page and 558k customers following the warbyparker Instagram page.

Where Can You Buy Warby Parker?

The complete Warby Parker Glasses collection is available at

Alternatively, you’ll find the brand in stores across the country.

Warby Parker Promo Codes, Discounts, And Promotions

We searched for relevant discount codes and promo codes as part of the GNGuide Warby Parker Glasses review. Unfortunately, we were unable to locate any.

Check out the Warby Parker website to stay up to date on current promotions.

Check out our coupon codes page to find the latest discounts.

Warby Parker Newsletter

Get the inside scoop on new frames and events by signing up to the Warby Parker newsletter.

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Warby Parker Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Warby Parker Shipping Policy?

Currently, Warby Parker ships eyeglasses and sunglasses to the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, and military APO/DPO/FPO addresses for free.

Additionally, the company offers international shipping to Canadian customers.

They only ship contact lenses within the United States.

If you require expedited delivery, Warby charges an additional $20 plus tax.

Warby Parker Shipping Estimates:

  • 7–10 business days after prescription and billing information is approved for prescription glasses (eyeglasses and sunglasses).
  • Spectacles without a prescription: 5 business days (sunglasses); 7–10 business days (sunglasses) (eyeglasses)
  • Contact lenses: 5–7 business days (for most lenses); Biofinity, Biotrue, and specific specialty or XR lenses frequently take longer.
  • Home try-on takes five business days.

Orders shipping outside the continental United States may take a few days longer to arrive.

Warby Parker Return Policy

Warby Parker offers a 30-day, no-hassle return or exchange policy on all eyewear and accessories.

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, they will refund or exchange it within 30 days of receipt. This policy also applies to contact lenses that are still sealed in their original, unopened packaging.

Furthermore, Warby Parker offers a one-year scratch-free guarantee on eyeglass and sunglass lenses. Within that time frame, they will replace your scratched lenses for free.

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Warby Parker Contact Information

Before contacting Warby Parker directly, you might want to check their help center, which has a range of questions answered for your convenience.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on the FAQ page, you can reach Warby Parker through a variety of channels:

Does GNGuide Recommend Warby Parker?

If you’re looking for reasonably priced prescription glasses and aren’t looking for designer frames, we believe Warby Parker is an excellent option.

With the convenience of their Home Try-On Program, they make it simple to try on several pairs of glasses without committing to a purchase.

In addition, they are a socially aware business that ensures those who are less fortunate also get the opportunity to see. Therefore you know that your purchase benefits not only you but also others.

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Kiehl’s Review




About Kiehl’s

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Kiehl’s has been whipping up clean skincare in its apothecary since 1851. Using a blend of nature and science-backed ingredients, its formulas for skin, hair, and body focus on whole-body wellness for men and women.

Over the years, Kiehl’s has pioneered many of the practices used by skincare companies around the world, including free samples and ingredients labels. A place like that would naturally garner attention, but it’s the brand’s formulas that have kept it as a favorite in a competitive market.

Kiehl’s has been the focus of too many magazine’s ‘Best’ lists to count, but a few recent titles include Glossy, Well+Good, and PopSugar. Edging towards almost 1 million Instagram followers, we’ll take a risk at saying the brand is one of the most recognized globally.

Want to learn more about this historic skincare company? Keep reading this Kiehl’s review. Ahead, we’ll show you a few of its best-sellers, tell you what customers think about them, and even reveal a few discounts.

Before we get there, have a look at how the brand got its start all those years ago.

Overview of Kiehl’s

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The year was 1851. The good people of America had discovered the toxins in beauty products (Arsenic Complexion Wafers, anyone?!) so no one was really going that route. Looking for a solution, people tried out homemade mixtures to treat their imperfections instead of covering them up.

Enter, apothecary skincare made with natural essences, oils, and extracts, and Kiehl’s was one of the first on the scene. Setting up shop at 13th St and 3rd Ave in New York City, the company’s founder, John Kiehl, mixed up natural, effective concoctions.

In 1921, John Kiehl’s apprentice, Mr. Morse, took over and added teas, herbs, and tinctures to its selection right before introducing the “Try Before You Buy” practice. Then, fast forward 68 years when Morse’s granddaughter took over.

Today, the brand has the same respect for natural ingredients and tradition, but it’s updated its formulas using newly discovered plant-based and science-backed compounds like squalane and Hyaluronic acid.

With respect for the earth, Kiehl’s has made sure to incorporate eco-friendly practices into its products, choosing recycled packaging and reducing waste—78% as of today.

Just ahead, we’ll introduce you to a few of the brand’s significant formulas. Before we do, this Kiehl’s review will give you its highlights.


  • Wide range of skin, hair, and body care products
  • Women’s and men’s lines
  • More affordable than other natural skincare lines
  • Fragrance & dye-free
  • Uses recycled packaging or none at all
  • Auto-replenish program
  • Free shipping on orders over $50 plus three free samples
  • Money-back guarantee

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In the next section of this Kiehl’s review, you’ll discover a range of the brand’s skincare products. But to be fair, this is just a peek into the extensive range of formulas the brand offers for hair, skin, and body.

If you find yourself needing a little direction, try out the Skin Analysis tool. It involves taking a simple photo of your face before it provides personalized recommendations. Found the right ones and never want to let them go? Select auto-replenish to always stay stocked up and get 5% off.

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Kiehl’s has maintained that traditional apothecary vibe. Its pharmacists wear lab coats, and its walls are stacked sky-high with pretty blue bottles.

Online in its Skincare collection, you’ll find an enthralling lineup with the same natural pharmacy-like vibe. Filled with row after row of cleansers, scrubs, creams, and toners, ahead, this Kiehl’s review will showcase an assortment of creams, serums, and concentrates for renewed skin.

Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream Review

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Eye wrinkles. They’re inevitable for all of us, but their appearance doesn’t have to be as obvious as we think. With the right eye cream, one that moisturizes, de-puffs, and soothes, fine-lines pop pack out, inflammation decreases, and younger-looking eyes are had.

The Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream comes in 0.5oz and 0.95oz jars and features avocado oil, beta-carotene, and shea butter in its formula. This blend moisturizes and de-puffs the area by up to 32% as shown in a clinical study.

With this cream you’ll also get a little protection from blue-light damage—yes, the light from your phone harms your whole eye, skin, and all!

A special oil-in-water formula, this concentrated cream stays put throughout the day. See things differently with this Kiehl’s eye cream for $32–$50.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane Review

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The Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane is perhaps the one product Keihl’s is most loved for. It uses the power of squalane from olives to properly hydrate skin with 2.3x more moisture—but not in a greasy, heavy way.

Instead, this lightweight, easily-absorbed Kiehl’s moisturizer gives your skin 24 hours of moisture and a healthy glow. It’s perfect for all skin textures and tones, and since it’s free of fragrances and dyes, a great pick for sensitive skin too.

You can pick up a tub of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream in 1oz or 1.7oz for $22-$32.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil Review

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Nighttime is when our skin’s repair system really puts in the work. When it’s got all the right tools (like moisture, anti-inflammatories, and retexturizing extracts), it can do what it does best, but to an even higher level.

The Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil uses moisturizing squalane, soothing lavender, and evening primrose to restore elasticity and create a smooth, supple appearance.

Available in 0.5oz, 1oz, and 1.7oz bottles, you can wake up to renewed skin with this lightweight formula for $29-$78.

Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum Review

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When you think of vitamin C, bright colors, sunshine, and a vision of health usually come to mind. The antioxidant is known for its leading role in immunity and wellness, and it turns out it can have a similar effect on your skin.

The Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum harnesses the power of the vitamin to brighten skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and smooth all over. You’re also getting a hit of Hyaluronic acid for a luminous, hydrated glow.

Designed to show results in just 2 weeks, this potent concentrate is like liquid gold for your skin. Get it in a 50mL, 75mL, or 100mL bottle for $70-$110.

Kiehl’s Dark Spot Solution Clearly Corrective Corrector Review

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When dark spots come knocking, they don’t often leave. They’re usually the result of too much sun or fluctuating hormones, but the Kiehl’s Dark Spot Solution Clearly Corrective Corrector helps to scrub out uneven skin tone and brighten your overall appearance.

Using activated vitamin C, salicylic acid, and peony extract, the corrector brings back the look of your natural skin by brightening its tone and turning down the contrast on darker spots. It even tackles the redness of post-acne marks by up to -27%.

Tested by dermatologists and approved to be gentle, the Dark Spot Solution Clearly Corrective Corrector is sold in 1oz, 1.7oz, and 3.4oz bottles for $56-$140.

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 Review

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Dry, cracked lips are a pain that people have been dealing with since the dawn of time. The Lip Balm #1 is the brand’s winning formula that was kickstarted in the 1960s.

Full of moisture-boosting squalane, soothing aloe, and replenishing vitamin E, this balm comes in a squeezable 0.5oz tube for easy application on the go.

Offered in cranberry, mint, and mango scents the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 is a year-round purse staple for soft, kissable lips. Find out why it’s stuck around for so long for $10.

Who Is Kiehl’s For?

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Since Keihl’s focus is on clean, natural ingredients, the brand is a great option for those who care about what they’re putting on their skin but want it to work too.

There’s definitely a more mature feeling carried by Keihl’s. The majority of its products are for skin concerns that have to do with aging, like wrinkles, dull skin, and uneven tone.

Offering products for both men and women, those who love the history of Kiehl’s may gravitate towards the brand more so than new-age ones touted by teenage influencers.

Comparison: Kiehl’s vs. L’Occitane

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When figuring out which skincare brand to buy, the options can get a little overwhelming. This section of our Kiehl’s review exists to help you see the differences between our featured brand and another that, from afar, looks similar.

Here, we’ll take a close look at the two, checking out comparative products to see if there are any big differences.

In terms of product selection, Kiehl’s and L’Occitane are pretty well matched. The competitor offers skincare, hand care, bath and body, hair care, and men’s products, along with fragrances, which is the one thing it looks like our featured brand doesn’t have.

Looking at ingredients, we compared the L’Occitane Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Cream to Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane. Both are meant for complete hydration, but use different star ingredients to get the job done.

L’Occitane Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Cream:

  • Réotier water, hyaluronic acid, glycerin
  • What it does: 24 hours of moisture, smoothes
  • Good for all skin types
  • 50mL
  • $39

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane:

  • Squalane, glycerin, glacial glycoprotein
  • What it does: 24-hour hydration, balances, smoothes
  • Good for all skin tones & textures, safe for sensitive skin
  • Fragrance-free, dye-free
  • 50mL
  • $32

After checking out ingredients, it looks like Kiehl’s has the more natural products, and we appreciate they don’t contain fragrances or dyes making them safe for sensitive skin. Its option is also a bit cheaper than the competitor.

Both brands do, however, have an impressive online presence, with many long-time customers swearing by their products. Kiehl’s and L’Occitane also have solid return policies, so it’s safe to give both companies a try to see which works best for you.

Kiehl’s Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

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In the last section of this Kiehl’s review, you saw what makes this brand so unique, and in this one. We’ll show you just why customers love its products so much. To kick things off, we’ve rounded up a few ratings for the brand’s best-sellers to give you a general vibe of how they’re enjoyed.

  • Lip Balm #1: average of 4.3/5 stars from 738 reviews
  • Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum: average of 4.4/5 stars from 971 reviews
  • Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil: average of 4.6/5 stars from 2,744 reviews
  • Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane: average of 4.7/5 stars from 3,452 reviews
  • Avocado Eye Cream: average of 4.4/5 stars from 2,125 reviews

Because the Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane looks to be the brand’s most popular product, we decided to take a close look at what customers had to say about it. It’s not an understatement to say this cream is luxurious—but not in the overly oily way. Shoppers say it’s “lightweight” and one Kiehl’s review said it “absorbs well and not heavy greasy looking.”

In terms of what this cream can do, another buyer said that it “helped with texture” and that the redness on their cheeks has gone away. Providing all-day hydration, this face cream appears to be equally. As effective for hotter climates as it is for cold—probably thanks to nourishing, hydrating squalane.

While combing the web, we came across a handful of products rated on Makeup Alley. Choosing to check out the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, we found an overall score of 3.5/5 stars from 395 shoppers.

Users write about glowing skin and how fast this serum actually works. One Kiehl’s review read, “LOVE! This really does seem to make my skin look better overnight…A little goes a long way.”

With higher-priced products, it’s kind of important they go a long way, not to mention they need to be effective. This concentrate looks to be both.

For our next stop, we turned to Sephora and looked into the Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptides. 473 shoppers awarded the serum a 4.6/5 star score, of which you’ll find the breakdown for below:

  • 5 stars: 69%
  • 4 stars: 24%
  • 3 stars: 6%
  • 2 stars: <1%
  • 1 star: <1%

There are so many happy customers who have used this serum, with one saying it’s the “best serum I’ve ever used.” Buyers notice big differences in their skin, reporting a reduction in fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness.

One Kiehl’s review even read, “This actually does work, that’s why it’s expensive.” This serum is a clear winner, and it’s honestly refreshing to read about a pricier skincare product that actually pulls its weight.

Overall, Kiehl’s is a dependable brand. It has built its name over the years, and it’s awesome to see. Its products are still as loved today as they’ve always been. Customers speak of dreamy formulas with skin-loving feels and effective results—with skincare, is there much more you can ask for?

Is Kiehl’s Worth It?

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Without a doubt, and we’ll tell you why. During this Kiehl’s review, we found this is a brand with a lot of history, but also, a ton of evolution. Its products have stood the test of time, been adjusted where appropriate. But still maintain the heart of what makes it such a cool brand.

With a focus on natural, skin-nourishing ingredients, Keihl’s offers an array of products that boost wellness inside and out. In comparison to other brands of the same caliber, this one actually clocks in lower on the price scale. Which is something we truly appreciate like a brand that has as much clout as this one.

Not sure you’ll love Kiehl’s? Try a product. If you don’t like it, send it back for a full refund.

Kiehl’s Promotions & Discounts

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Great skin is a gift, but the brand goes even further than that to tell their customers how much they love them. Throughout this Kiehl’s review, we spotted that the brand offers free shipping for orders over $50 along with three samples stashed inside.

Interested in always staying stocked up? Kiehl’s has an auto-replenishment program that gives 5% off with every shipment. Frequent buyers can earn more perks, like discounts and gifts with the Rewards program.

Where to Buy Kiehl’s

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To access the brand’s entire selection, deals, and free samples, the best place to shop is right from Live outside the US? You can also find them at Sephora or use the Store Locator to search for an authorized retailer.


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Does Kiehl’s ship internationally?

Unfortunately, Kiehl’s website doesn’t ship internationally, but the brand is sold in retailers around the globe—just use the Store Locator tool to find one near you.

Does Kiehl’s give samples?

Yes! You’ll get three free samples with all orders over $50.

What is Kiehl’s Shipping Policy?

Kiehl’s is proud to offer free standard shipping for orders $50+. Delivering to all 50 states, you’ll have a few different shipping options that vary in price based on your order total:

  • Standard $7 or free over $50, 3-5 business days
  • 3-Day $12-$16
  • 2-Day $17-$21
  • Overnight $22-$26

Once your order ships, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a tracking link. You can click to keep an eye on where your order is on its journey.

What is Kiehl’s Return Policy?

Trying out new products can be tricky. There’s no one-fits-all formula, and Kiehl’s gets that. To honor the many differences in skin and preferences, the brand offers a 100% money-back guarantee on all of its products. The only request is that you return it to the same source you brought it from.

For items purchased online, you’ll need to call 1-800-KIEHLS-2 and then return them by mail to Kiehl’s Since 1851, 1620 Stateline Rd E, Southaven, MS 38671—just be sure to tuck your sales receipt into your return package.

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Clothing Website Review





The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) operates as a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women in the continental United States. Buckle’s casual apparel products include denims, casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, and outerwear. The company also sells its products through the web sites As of April 30, 2011, it had 422 stores located in 41 states under the “Buckle” and “The Buckle” names.

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The staff at Buckle come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 62.9% female and 33.4% ethnic minorities. Buckle employees are more likely to be members of the Republican Party than the Democratic Party, with 61.0% of employees identifying as members of the Republican Party. But those numbers could change quickly because the turnover rate at Buckle is relatively high. Employees at Buckle stay with the company for an average of 2.4 years before leaving. The average employee at Buckle makes $29,181 per year. In comparison, some of its highest paying competitors, like Gapkids & Baby, Chinos Holdings, and Tailored Brands, pay $46,498, $40,467, and $39,168, respectively.


Buckle began as a men’s clothing store established in 1948 in Kearney, Nebraska. The first store was founded by David Hirschfeld and operated under the name Mills Clothing. His son, Dan Hirschfeld, took over the business in 1965. In 1967, a second store was purchased and operated under the name Brass Buckle. The company began selling more casual men’s clothing and by the early 1970s, Brass Buckle had developed into a denim-based store offering a wide selection of denim and shirts.


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Our women’s selection is unmatched; we have pieces that can take you from work, to working out, to running errands, even a night out, or relaxing at home. Between our women’s jeans, pants, shorts, dresses, shirts & blouses, bralettes, shoes, accessories and more, we’ve got you covered for whatever your day brings.

If you’re looking for a top that’s sure to be trending, look to brands like BKE, Free People, Daytrip, Willow & Root and Miss Me. Once you’ve secured the perfect top, it’s time to complete the look! We have bottoms ranging from casual, comfy joggers and leggings to trend-focused paperbag waist, wide leg, or flared jeans. If jeans are your go to, make sure you check out favorite brands like BKE, KanCan, Levi’s, Rock Revival and more.

Parker Ankle Skinny Stretch Jean

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We raised our standards (and the rise) so you could find that perfect pair that universally fits and flatters just how you like. We like to call this our “Payton High Rise” because it fits like our favorite universal fit, but with an upgrade. Only at Buckle.


Superior Stretch (High Stretch) – Superior stretch fabric, our highest level of stretch for ultimate movement.

  • High rise
  • Slightly eased through the hip and thigh
  • 9″ bottom opening
  • Shaping and smoothing pocketing
  • Destruction details
  • Model Info: Height: 5’8″ | Bust: 35″ | Waist: 29″ | Hip: 41″ | Wearing Size: 26×27

Textured Off The Shoulder Top

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Spring is just around the corner and this top is to die for! The color and intricate details are making us swoon for warmer weather for the chance to wear this piece!


Embroidered chiffon lined top

  • Ruffled flyaway sleeves
  • Waist tie detail
  • Bust measures 39″ on size small
  • Body length 16 3/4″ on size small
  • Model Info: Height: 5’8″ | Bust: 37″ | Waist: 30 1/2″ | Hip: 43″ | Wearing Size: Medium

Ella™ II Leather Sandal

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Your next summer staple! This strappy sandal will provide comfort and support while staying stylish.


Elasticized ankle strap sandal

  • Cushioned footbed

Floral Chiffon Ruffle Top

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Semi-sheer elasticized off the shoulder top

  • Front tie detail
  • Bust measures 38 1/2″ on size small
  • Body length 19 1/2″ on size small
  • Model Info: Height: 5’7″ | Bust: 38″ | Waist: 28 1/2″ | Hip: 42″ | Wearing Size: Medium

Smocked Mini Dress

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Turn heads in this one of a kind dress. We love everything from the print to the smocked bodice. This feminine piece is one you don’t want to miss out on.


Woven lined ruffle printed v-neck dress

  • Hidden hook and eye closures
  • Elasticized cuffs
  • Bust measures 36″ on size small
  • Body length 31″ on size small
  • Model Info: Height: 5’7″ | Bust: 30 1/2″ | Waist: 23″ | Hip: 35″ | Wearing Size: Small

Parker Stretch Short

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We raised our standards (and the rise) so you could find that perfect pair that universally fits and flatters just how you like. We like to call this our “Payton High Rise” because it fits like our favorite universal fit, but with an upgrade.


High rise

  • Slightly eased through the hip and thigh
  • 2 1/2″ shortie short
  • Destruction details
  • Model Info: Height: 5’8″ | Bust: 35″ | Waist: 29″ | Hip: 41″ | Wearing Size: Small

Denny Front Twist T-Shirt Dress

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We love these basic dresses! For when you want to be comfy, yet dressed up- this one’s for you!


Tri-blend heathered t-shirt dress

  • Contrast stitch details
  • Bust measures 36″ on size small
  • Body length 33″ on size small
  • Model Info: Height: 5’7″ | Bust: 38″ | Waist: 28 1/2″ | Hip: 42″ | Wearing Size: Medium


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Aiden Boot Stretch Jean

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A slim fit jean for a guy who loves a more fitted look but still has room to move. Featuring performance stretch that allows you to move and take on the day in style and comfort.


Boys sizes available! See Size Guide for more info

  • Slim fit bootcut jean
  • Performance stretch fabric for a higher level of flexibility
  • Low rise, 18″ bottom opening
  • Color pop stitch embroidery on darted back pockets
  • Hand sanding, whiskering, grinding, destruction with fill yarn and denim backing details
  • Zip fly
  • Shoe sku 961296

Oh Buoy 2 in 1 Stretch Boardshort

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You will be ready for your next beach bash with these trunks from SAXX. With a built in liner featuring the guest-favorite Ballpark Pouch™, these boardshorts will keep you the life of the party.


Retro floral print 5″ slim fit liner boardshort

  • 4-way stretch
  • 12″ rise, 17″ outseam
  • Elasticized cinch tie waistband
  • Side seam and back flap pockets
  • Quick dry, fade resistant fabric
  • Odor resistant
  • Ballpark Pouch™ for friction and chafe free support

Wally Funk Shoe

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A cushioned footbed and stretch drawcord laces is what makes Hey Dudes a guest favorite. This marled style is only available at Buckle!


Lightweight marled lace-up shoe

  • Stretch drawcord laces
  • Cushioned leather insole
  • Flex & fold technology

Ruth Slim Taper Stretch Jean

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Stand out from the crowd in these edgy Rock Revival jeans! Featuring a slim fit and comfort stretch that will move with you with every step you take.


Slim fit jean

  • Comfort stretch fabric
  • Tapered from knee to hem
  • Low rise, 13″ bottom opening
  • Color pop stitch on embroidered blowout faux flap back pockets
  • Hand sanding, whiskering, grinding, destruction with fill yarn, graphic backing, and painting details
  • Zip fly
  • Matching t-shirt
  • Shoe sku 954382
  • Model Info: Height: 6’1″ | Chest: 40″ | Waist: 31″ | Hip: 38 1/2″ | Wearing Size: 31×32

Riser II Reversible Leather Belt

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  • Leather 1 5/8″ belt

Daytripper Stretch Boxer Briefs

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Designed for the guy on the go, this Daytripper boxer from SAXX has everything you could want! The moisture wicking fabric that keeps you dry, the Ballpark Pouch™ to keep it all in place and the Flat Out Seams™ for an itch free experience will make you never want to take them off.


Relaxed fit neon printed 5″ boxer briefs with fly

  • Elasticized waistband
  • Three-D Fit™ creates support around glutes, thighs, quads and hamstrings
  • Flat Out Seams™ have reverse stitching for an itch free experience
  • Moisture wicking combats clamminess and allows moisture to dissipate from the skin
  • Ballpark Pouch™ for friction and chafe free support

Shield T-Shirt

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Graphic heathered t-shirt

  • Model Info: Height: 6’1″ | Chest: 41 1/2″ | Waist: 33 3/4″ | Hip: 41 1/2″ | Wearing Size: Large


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Ready to wear styles on sale, we know it almost sounds too good to be true – but it is! Women can explore shirts, jeans, accessories and shoes on sale now. Men shopping Buckle sales can pick up jeans, t-shirts, shoes and shorts. Men and women shopping Buckle clearance can easily finish with an entire new outfit while saving a few dollars! If you’re looking for jeans, check out men’s and women’s jeans on sale from brands such as BKE, Departwest, Rock Revival, Levi’s and more. Shopping Buckle’s clothing on sale is the best thing you could do for your wallet.

You can also shop youth clothing on sale to save a few dollars while shopping for your kid who seems to never stop growing. Girls’ sale includes jeans, dresses, shirts, coats, jackets and more! Boys’ sale clothing includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, polos, shirts and more.

Along with our sale section, you can also shop Buckle factory seconds. Factory seconds are the same great styles you’re used to, with slight variation. Factory seconds for women include jeans, shoes, shorts and more. Factory seconds for men include jeans, pants, shirts and more.


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Looking for your new favorite pair of jeans? Well, call off the search because you’re at the right place. Allow Buckle to formally welcome you to your very own personal denim oasis. With Buckle’s diverse styles and brands, you’re guaranteed to find your new favorite pair (or two!). We have an assortment of washes, and colored jeans that will elevate any outfit. For women we have mom jeans, high wasted jeans, flared jeans, ripped jeans, skinny jeans and more. Our men’s jean shop guarantees you’ll find the perfect pair of ripped jeans, skinny jeans, black jeans, bootcut jeans, distressed jeans, or any other style you desire.

Jeans have proven to be a time tested essential; it is always present and yet ever changing. It’s a staple part to every season and creates limitless styling opportunities. With Buckle’s brand and fit offering there’s a guarantee we have your next favorite pair of jeans, they’re just waiting for you. Shop jeans from BKE, Rock Revival, KanCan, Miss Me, Levi’s and more, now!

For your minis we have youth jeans! Our youth jean shop has jeans for the whole family with styles for girls’ and boys’. Our girls’ jeans come in a size range of 5 to 16, and our boys’ jeans come in a size range of 4 to 16 – making sure there is a pair of jeans fit for every growth spurt.

Accessibility Policy

Buckle’s mission is to provide the most enjoyable shopping experience to all of our guests and is therefore committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its website and mobile application. If you are having difficulty viewing or navigating the content on buckle or Buckle’s mobile app, or notice any content, feature, or functionality that you believe is not accessible to people with disabilities, please call a Guest Service Representative at 1-800-607-9788, or email our team at [email protected], include “Accessibility Concern” in the subject line, and provide a description of the specific feature causing you concern and your contact information. Your feedback is important to Buckle and helps us continue to develop and implement new features that support and enhance accessibility.


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Are Buckle stores open?

Yes. Buckle is following both Federal, State and Local Government guidelines in our stores.

Also, keep in mind that Buckle is always open to meet your additional shopping needs.

Can online orders still be placed?

Of course! Buckle always remains open for those wanting to shop online. Ship to Store and Ship from Store options are available, allowing for more methods of pickup.

Can I still pick up my order in store?

Yes. We are also happy to offer the option for curbside pickup if that would be your preference.

Check your store’s status and hours here. Find Your Store

What if I want to buy something?

Find your local store to see current store status and corresponding hours. Find Your Store

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