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Kiehl’s is a name synonymous with affordable luxe skin care. Birthed from fashion capital New York City, the company which started as an apothecary way back yonder celebrates its 165th birthday this year, is known for their decadent products and their transparency on the ingredients they use.

Whether it’s face wash, moisturizer, hand cream or anti-aging Kiehl’s diverse product range hears your call and answers back with a variety of products to fit your needs.


1. Creme De Corps

The ‘OG’ of Kiehl’s products whose users never, ever deviate from the truth bottled within. This creamy moisturizer will beat the heat, replenish your heels after walking around in sandals all day and is perhaps one of the yummiest tools for slathering oneself post shower. With key ingredients being Beta-Carotene (derived from carrots), cocoa butter and sesame oil.


2. Ultra Facial Cream

Fun fact about Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, the company sponsored a literal mountain ascent in 2005 (as is mentioned on the tub’s label) to test it’s effectiveness against extreme weather, in this case ice caps in Greenland. Designed for all skin types, a dime sized amount will beat dryness anywhere, whether it’s walking up a mountain or fighting the dryness while traveling by air.


3. Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

If you love eating avocado for it’s health benefits now you can up the ante by giving your eyes a solid dose of it. The highly rated and often a staple of many an individuals skin routine includes ingredients like avocado oil and shea butter for the smoothest (and line-free) under eyes one could ask for. The light weight formula makes it ideal for day use as well.


4. Midnight Recovery Concentrate

The dreamy bottle that gives props to the brands apothecary roots, rewards the skin for working hard for you all day long with an overnight hydration and relaxation session. Two to 3 drops of this elixir are meant to combat the day’s irritants and give a boost of firmness and elasticity. The key ingredients include squalene, evening primrose oil and lavender oil.


5.  Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution

With Activated C, white birch and peony extracts the highly effective Clearly Correctiveâ„¢ Dark Spot Solution is ideal for individuals looking to perk up their skin and even out their complexion. Aiming for visibly brighter skin, the solution has been acne scar tested and can be applied day time (under sunblock) or night.


6. Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner

If there’s a product who’s cult following mirrors the Creme De Corps it’s hands down the Calendula toner. Added to the product line in the 1960’s the toner uses Calendula, Burdock Root and Allantoin to gently give normal to oily skin with out the harsh irritants found in cleansers and soaps. A quick swipe of the toner uplifts your skin after a harsh day of sun, sweat and drying air-cons!


7. Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask

A personal favorite of this here beauty writer, there are few things in life as refreshing as a mask that cools, cleans and leaves your skin glowing. Made with amazonian white clay the mask draws out the build up from your pores, dirt, toxins and other little skin monsters that have built up over the week. A staple in a post weekend skin refresh, the mask has house hold favorites aloe vera and oatmeal in it to soothe as it cleans.


8. Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

Your out on the road, at work, or above the clouds on a plane and it hits you that your hands need some emergency moisturizing stat – reach for Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. Made with avocado and sesame oils the cream is advertised to create a glove like barrier between your precious hands and the elements locking in moisture. It’s a must for your travel toiletry kit!


9. Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

A gentle cleanser that puts in the elbow grease and another major cult favorite (some of NY’s finest gyms keep it stocked in their locker rooms), the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash uses light weight ingredients to refresh your skin and give it a thorough wash with out stripping it down harshly.


10. Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate

Rocking a heftier price tag than the others on this list, this concentrate has a tiny bit going a long way for your skin. With summer around the corner and the sun being agings ultimate ally, the Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate uses nutritional micro-filtered yeast extract and geranium essential oil to lift, tighten and reduce pores, lines and wrinkles and give your facial contours some natural definition.


11. Super Multi-Corrective Cream

Keep up the good fight against aging skin with this gorgeous little tub. Ingredients including jasmonic acid, beech tree extract and fragmented hyaluronic acid (which acts as a sponge drawing moisture to the skins surface) have your back against lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. The multi-targeted approach makes it a must-have recruit for your skin care army!