Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village over 150 years ago. Since 1851, Kiehl’s extensive experience has resulted in a unique blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge developed over generations.
In the early decades of the 20th century, Kiehl’s was a full-service pharmacy, offering customers homeopathic and herbal remedies, essential oils, over-the-counter drugs, and the first Kiehl’s brand name products. Today, Kiehl’s is dedicated to giving customers quality skin care and hair care products based on the most advanced science and utilizing unique, natural ingredients.
Ingredients are the single most important component of their products, and Kiehl’s have always proudly displayed theirs. Ingredients are not chosen on their aesthetic merit – only formulas with ingredients that are truly beneficial to the skin are selected. Kiehl’s select many naturally derived ingredients and use minimal preservatives in their formulations, just enough to give their products a shelf life.