Kiehl’s is known for their “nature powered” skin care, particularly their treatments, creams and lotions. One of the benefits of many of Kiehl’s skin care products is that they are designed to work on a variety of skin care types.
Making them not only popular, but versatile as well. These are some of the Kiehl’s most popular skin care items that are designed with this type of versatility and daily use in mind.
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Founded in 1851, Kiehl’s has been one of the leading names in skin care for over 165 years. The original Kiehl’s in NYC, began as a pharmacy and by 1964 had reached national fame, when Andy Warhol famously touted his love for the brand’s blue astringent. Soon, Kiehl’s not only gained national recognition but expanded to include more products, and their own Dermatologist Solutions collection–designed to address specific skin conditions ranging from acne to aging and everything in between. Today Kiehl’s carries skin care, body treatments, hair products and a men’s line and can be found at retailers around the globe. Bottom Line Many of Kiehl’s most popular products not only come with rave reviews and a cult-following, but they come at a relatively affordable price point as well. While you will pay more for the Kiehl’s quality than with your standard drugstore brand, it is still more budget friendly than other competing luxury brands. Those with very specific skin issues may note that with such a wide breadth of products, Kiehl’s can be a “jack of all trades, but master of none.” However, for those looking to stick with a single brand for all of their skin, hair and body needs, Kiehl’s will have you covered.
- Expansive selection of treatments
- Product lines designed to work together
- Many standard products are more affordable than many competing brands
- Uses a lot of natural ingredients
- Some specialty products can be expensive
- Doesn’t specialize in any “one” skin care issue
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel
When it comes to Kiehl’s moisturizers, very few are discussed as much as Kiehl’s Facial Fuel. This moisturizer is not only one of the most popular products in the company’s line, but one of the oldest.
While it technically falls within the men’s line of products, this Kiehl’s moisturizer works for women as well.
This product was designed with the outdoorsman, or outdoorswoman, in mind and is meant to help the skin resist the effects of environmental stress.
This product is non-oily, and has a gel-like consistency for those who are worried about heavy, greasy moisturizers—it also makes it a great summer moisturizer as well.
You get a lot of bang for your buck with this Kiehl’s skin care product, it comes in a bigger sized bottle and a little of this moisturizer can go a long way.
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel is also made with pure Vitamin C, it can also help improve your skin’s texture and reduce things like lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.
This Kiehl’s moisturizer doesn’t have a lot of chemicals in it, so it’s safe for sensitive skin and has a light and refreshing mint scent to it that will really wake you up in the morning.
Some even recommend refrigerating this moisturizer before applying it for an extra burst of freshness—if you are someone who needs three cups of coffee to get going in the morning, trust us this tip is worth trying, it will really wake you up.
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel SPF 15
Even though the Kiehl’s Facial Fuel is one of the best products the brand has, it is important to pay close attention to the version of this Kiehl’s moisturizer you are buying.
Kiehl’s also has a Facial Fuel SPF 15—which simply doesn’t compare to the original.
While adding SPF 15 to a moisturizer that claims to be great for outdoor use makes a lot of sense, this product just falls flat.
The additional SPF changes the entire texture of this popular moisturizer and makes it heavy, greasy and difficult to rub in. If you want a great moisturizer stick with the original and add your own SPF instead.
And as for that lovely clean mint smell with the original Kiehl’s Facial Fuel? Don’t expect that with the SPF version; it smells like sunscreen.
Kiehl’s Eye Treatment Cream With Avocado
There are a few different Kiehl’s eye treatments available, but one of the brand’s best sellers is the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.
Like many Kiehl’s creams it is made mostly with all-natural ingredients, including Avocado Oil, so it isn’t irritating on the eyes—which can be hard to find in quality eye creams.
This one in particular has a very cream texture that was designed not to migrate to the eyes, which is a nice perk for both those with sensitive eyes and those worried about their eye creams smudging their makeup.
It’s one of the brand’s most popular and top-rated products and it’s easy to see why. While a small 0.5 fl oz jar is going to run around $29, which isn’t cheap, a little of this will go a long way, and this cream can be used as both a daytime and nighttime eye treatment, so you won’t have to double up on your undereye treatments.
Ultra Facial Cleanser
There are a few different Kiehl’s Facial Cleansers, but the Kiehl’s Ultra Cleanser is their universally-popular product designed to work on all skin types.
It is very gentle, which makes it good for sensitive skin types, but as you massage it into the skin it really starts to foam, giving you that deep-clean sensation.
You only need a little bit of this product with every use and it really lathers up well. Plus, at only $20 for a 2.5 oz tube, it’s a good bargain and is going to last a long time.
This Kiehl’s facial cleanser is also pH-balanced and is designed to cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural oils or over-drying which is a common concern for those with dry or aging skin.
It doesn’t have that great scent that many Kiehl’s skin care products are known for but it’s still made with plenty of natural ingredients like vitamin E and Avocado Oil so it doesn’t smell like chemicals either.
Ultra Facial Toner
The Kiehl’s toners are notoriously popular, and while they have quite a few different types of toners, their basic, yet very effective, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner is still one of their best-reviewed.
Much like the Ultra Facial Cleanser, this is a toner touted for all skin types. While it is milder than some of the other facial toners the brand has it still gives that deep-cleaning feeling when you apply it.
The smallest bottle of toner is only $8 and it is made without alcohol so while it deep-cleans it’s not going to be drying.
Since it doesn’t have alcohol in it, if you are used to the stinging sensation most alcohol-based toners deliver, don’t be expecting it with this product. It is PH-balanced, gentle and actually moisturizes the skin too.
It’s a different sensation when you apply, but it still really gets in your pores and helps even out your skin texture.
Daily Reviving Concentrate
Facial oils are all of the rage right now. Kiehl’s take on the facial oil comes in their Daily Reviving Concentrate. However, while many skin oils are actually used as cleansers, this one is meant to stay on the skin all day.
It has a pretty slick texture, so oily girls beware, it may make your skin look more greasy than it is. It’s actually meant to be used as a daytime serum, so it’s a product you put on before your moisturizer.
This oil is 100% natural, non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic and ideal for virtually any type of skin, it’s also designed to help skin look youthful and radiant, which most people obviously love.This oil really does deliver on what it says. Its fresh, lightweight, smells good and can even protect the skin.
However, it is also one of the brand’s most expensive products and doesn’t exactly tote the same type of noticeable results that their other products do. While it claims to help keep the skin looking less fatigued, this product is still $123 for a 3.4 fl oz bottle, making it pretty costly even compared to many luxury products.
Overall, Kiehl’s is a great brand—after all they’ve been at it for more than 165 years. When it comes to their basic staples in their Kiehl’s skin care line such as their moisturizers and facial washes, this brand knows what their doing.
However, with a few of their more “specialty” products they don’t always deliver the same consistency.
Overall, this is a brand you can trust and with so many different products available, you can rest assured there are Kiehl’s skin care products designed for your skin