The Kiehl’s Products Everyone Should Use
The heritage of Kiehl’s is one steeped in innovation and history. Since the brand’s inception as an apothecary in 1851, it has taken a holistic approach to skin and health, forming tinctures, teas, herbs and oils. So proud of the pioneering and sophisticated formulations, it became one of the first companies to display the full ingredient list of a product on the packaging in 1924 – before the USA mandated the need to do so.
Fast forward to today, and Kiehl’s is still combining charming apothecary-style skincare with scientific innovation (hello, Calendula Herbal Extract Toner). We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Kiehl’s products that we think you should know about, from star products to newly launched gems. Happy shopping!
Kiehl'sRetinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum, £44
The Smart Serum
Thought you knew everything you need to know about retinol? Think again. This thoughtful serum has a cleverly designed ‘micro-dose’ formulation: essentially, a technology which delivers all the youth-boosting benefits of retinol in precise doses, to keep those pesky side effects (redness or peeling) to a minimum.
Kiehl'sUltra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel, £30
The Featherlight SPF
A good facial SPF needs to tick multiple boxes (lightweight; easily absorbed; high protection from UVA and UVB rays, to name a few). It’s for these reasons that this one scores top marks from us; the light gel texture absorbs quickly and leaves a shine-free finish.
Kiehl'sUltra Facial Cream, £8
The Hydration Hero
It’s one thing delivering hydration to the skin, but it’s another keeping it there. Particularly brilliant for dry skin, this rich cream provides a serious layer of hydration (all thanks to the naturally derived squalane). Kiehl’s promise that a layer of this will provide 24hours of hydration – a claim in which we’re inclined to agree.
Kiehl'sCreamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, £26.5
The Expert Eye Cream
Laden with ultra-rich avocado and shea butter to infuse moisture, this eye cream is your ticket to a healthy-looking skin. Despite the buttery texture, it absorbs well to create the optimum canvas for makeup. Those with sensitive eyes need not worry; this cream has the approval of ophthalmologists.
Kiehl'sMidnight Recovery Concentrate, £41
The Wonder Oil You’ll find this oil on the shelves of many skincare experts, and for good reason! Containing 10 carefully selected botanicals to replenish your skin overnight, you’ll wake to brighter, softer skin.SHOP NOW
Kiehl'sCreme de Corps, £12.5
The Iconic Body Cream
There are few body creams as iconic as this one, and for good reason. Suitable for even the driest of skin types, this velvety cream quenches any signs of flakiness and leaves skin soft to the touch, without any signs of greasy residue. Apply after bathing or showering – you won’t have to stand around waiting for it to dry.