Healthy skin with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser and Toner

The Kiehl’s line has always fascinated me. The packaging is old-school pharmacy and the prices are extremely reasonable, especially for a line found in high-end department stores. The BIZ was sent two Kiehl’s products to test:  the Ultra Facial Cleanser (5 oz. tube is $19.50) and the Ultra Facial Toner (8.4 oz. bottle is $16). Both are terrific skin care products.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser and Toner

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser and Toner

The Ultra Facial Cleanser is a no-frills, no messing around water-soluble cleanser that does exactly what a great cleanser should do. It dissolves even the heaviest makeup without stripping the skin thanks to emollient ingredients like Squalane, Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E, and Avocado Oil. This cleanser will work for even very sensitive skin and another great plus is that it’s fragrance-free.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser and Toner

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser and Toner

The Ultra Facial Cleanser foams up slightly as you use it and it’s a terrific cleanser to use with face cleansers like the Clarisonic and the Luna. This is one of Kiehl’s most popular products and it comes by its terrific reputation honestly!

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser

The Ultra Facial Toner surprised me a bit, because it’s a little more creamy and thick than the typical toner. It’s very emollient and does a great job of hydrating the skin and preparing it for other skin care products like serums, treatments, and moisturizers. Moisturizing ingredients include Squalane, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Avocado Oil. It also has the excellent antioxidant Vitamin E to help fight off free radicals.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Toner

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner

The Ultra Facial Cleanser and Toner are my very first Kiehl’s products ever and I’m glad they were my introduction to the line! I recommend them both, but I definitely think the Ultra Facial Cleanser is a must have.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Ultra Facial Cleanser Ingredients:  Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Acrylate Copolymer, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Pentylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Distearyl Ether, Behenyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Laureth-2, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Sodium Methylparaben, Squalane, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Ultra Facial Toner Ingredients:  Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, PEG-100 Stearate, Sorbitan Oleate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Join Alicia Keys and Kiehl’s in their Keep a Child Alive campaign @KeepAChildAlive

One of my favorite things about Kiehl’s is their philanthropy. When they believe in a cause they put 100% of their effort behind it. I’m sharing a product that is not only one I like a lot from Kiehl’s but one that will Keep a Child Alive. This new project is done in conjunction with the talented Alicia Keys. We don’t share press releases often on Beauty Info Zone since we know you’ll see them all over the web but this is too important to us, as parents and teachers, to let it go. We urge you to read this and consider buying this special addition from Kiehl’s. — Marcia

midnight rescueKiehl’s has introduced a special edition of the 1 oz. Midnight Recovery Concentrate, with 100% of the net profits, up to $200,000, benefiting Keep a Child Alive.  Keep a Child Alive was co-founded in 2003 by Alicia Keys and activist Leigh Blake, and supports innovative, community-led responses that increase access to life-saving HIV care and treatment, nutritious food, and loving support for children and families living with and affected by HIV.

The special edition bottle includes an important call to action from Alicia Keys to, “Join our movement,” echoing her continued drive to encourage everyone to use their voice for change and make a difference in the fight against AIDS. 72% of children who need HIV treatment are not receiving it.  By purchasing the special edition Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, your readers can join our movement and help get HIV treatment and loving care to children who need it most. Buying one bottle of Midnight Recovery Concentrate helps Keep a Child Alive provide one month of HIV care, medicines, and love to a child living with HIV.

Midnight Recovery Concentrate – a Kiehl’s customer favorite with 1 product sold every minute globally – is a potent concentration of botanical extracts specifically formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids for optimal skin repair throughout the night. This powerful concentrate is 99% naturally-derived and paraben-free. Affectionately referred to as “MRC” by Kiehl’s devotees, Midnight Recovery Concentrate is 99% naturally-derived and developed as an anhydrous (“water-free”), unconventional concentration of active botanical and essential oils that begin to work overnight to replenish lipids for a fresher and more radiant appearance by morning.

Here’s a short video done by Alicia Keys to underscore the importance of this movement.

@Kiehls                    @KeepAChildAlive                       #KiehlsKCA

*nothing to disclose other than gratitude to a company that cares

Kiehl’s Holiday editions of Creme de Corps helps eradicate childhood hunger

Each year Kiehl’s works with Share Our Strength (SOS) to help prevent children from going hungry in America. They bring out limited edition products of their best selling items with 100% of the net profits donated to Share Our Strength.

“No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. With the support of partners like Kiehl’s, the No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in the United States by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. By connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.”

This is the 5th year for the program and this year’s special products are two LE editions of their best selling Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter. The special fragrances this year are Grapefruit and Coriander.

kiehl's grapefruit cdcWe don’t really need to tell you how wonderful Kiehl’s Creme de Corps is since it’s their top selling item. It’s a great gift item especially since you are gifting more than just this product; you are helping those in need.

This ultra-creamy, yet luxuriously whipped formula is quickly absorbed to help skin retain its natural moisture balance by preventing moisture loss. Ideal as an everyday body cream – especially after showering – the ultra-light formula contains a healthy dose of Beta Carotene and Vitamin E, known for their antioxidant benefits that help to protect the skin against damaging free radicals. Kiehl’s signature ingredient, Squalane, is a highly refined moisturizing oil derived from the olive that is extremely compatible with skin’s own natural lipids.

Key Formula Benefits:

  • Squalane, Beta-Carotene and Vitamin E nourish skin
  • Moisturizes and soothes dry skin
  • Ultra light, air-whipped texture
  • Sinfully addictive fragrance

Suggested Retail Price: 8.0 oz. – 226 g / $38.00

Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter in Grapefruit will be available exclusively at Kiehl’s retail stores and

Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter in Coriander will be available exclusively through Kiehl’s specialty retail partners, such as Nordstrom.

This goes on sale Friday, November 15, 2013. For your $38.00 purchase you’ll be providing 380 meals nutritious meals. Do everyone some good and add these to your holiday gift lists. — Marcia and Lisa

*nothing to disclose

Let’s hear it for the Dads! Aveeno and Kiehl’s want to celebrate with you.

Father’s Day is June 16th this year and there are some great ways to treat dads to “beauty” treats. Here are a few favorites.

AVEENO® has a special new men’s line that includes AVEENO® Men’s Face Wash ($5.99), AVEENO® Men’s Shave Gel ($3.99) and AVEENO® Men’s After Shave Lotion ($5.99). These would be a great way to treat your man’s sensitive skin. Don’t forget to add in a sunscreen like AVEENO® Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($10.99).

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Kiehl’s also has thought of Dad with a fun new addition to their line.

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FACIAL FUEL HEAVY LIFTING ($40) is a new product for Kiehl’s. Not only is this an amazing all in one product that will firm, lift, moisturize and help with wrinkles (and no one will know he’s using it except the two of you!) but Kiehl’s has partnered with none other than

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CAPTAIN AMERICA!! There’s a limited edition comic book set in the NY City Flagship store that tells a tale of Captain America and Cobra thanks to Marvel . It’s going to be a fun read for the dad in your life and the rest of your family. This will be complimentary with any Kiehl’s purchase while supplies last. Happy Father’s Day!!

*nothing to disclose, images from PR.

Get powerful action with Kiehl’s and their Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream

Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream from

Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream from

As a woman ages, what’s the one thing she’s looking for in the mirror? Could it be wrinkles or fine lines? If others are like I am then they are examining their faces for those signs that mean that the sands of time are taking their toll. That’s why it’s helpful to start using well researched, top name brands like Kiehl’s for skincare. Kiehl’s has a new wrinkle reducing collection which includes Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream (with and without SPF) and Powerful Line Reducing Eye Cream. I was sent the Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream without SPF and have been using this as my night moisturizer for the last several months.

The goal of the Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream is to reduce wrinkles, smooth texture, minimize pores and improve elasticity by 1/3. This was created for all ages so you don’t need to be as old as I am to have it work, actually it would be better if you were to start it at a younger age. The Kiehl’s scientists say that we begin to lose elasticity in our 20’s and that’s what causes the fine lines and enlarged pores to start forming. I always thought the reason I had such large pores was that I had extremely oily skin when I was young and was plagued with blackheads. But in my twenties and thirties I didn’t notice that my pores were that large, I thought they were just average. Now I realize that one of the reasons my pores look so enlarged is because of the lack of smoothness and elasticity. Well color me dumbfounded.

I love fear the following graphic that Kiehl’s sent to illustrate the difference between the skin in my youth and my skin now. It convinces me even more that I need the hydration and ingredients in this product.image004

Kiehl’s put powerful ingredients to work to protect the skin’s moisture barrier: Copper PCA, Calcium PCA and Apricot Kernel Oil are all important ingredients in this moisturizer to help infuse the skin with more hydration.

Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream

Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream

What I find about Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream is that it’s on the dry side. That’s not a complaint, it’s just that it surprised me the first time I used it. The moisturizer I’m currently using during the day is quite loose and wet and this Kiehl’s cream is the opposite. The texture is dense and dry yet it moisturizes my skin perfectly. It’s comfortable on and sinks in quite nicely. To top it off, it doesn’t have a fragrance!

What I’m personally finding is that the fine lines that plague me, especially near my eye area, are lessened. Under my eyes it looks and feels clearer to me. When I first started noticing it, I thought I’d forgotten to put on some makeup. My undereye area looked clear. I’m so not used to it. Yes I still had some puffiness but there was a difference in the area under the usual puffy area. It was smooth. Well color me shocked.

Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream

Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream

Unfortunately I’m not noticing that my pores are lessened but I’m not giving up. I use so little of the moisturizer that I’ve got months to go to see what kind of changes it might make. Prior to this experience with the Kiehl’s I hadn’t noticed copper as a main ingredient in my skincare. I’m learning though that copper has been demonstrated to reduce wrinkles, pores and keep skin more hydrated. Maybe I need to start bathing in Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream! I know I’ll continue using it to try to keep the sands of time from winning. — Marcia

*press sample

Kiehl’s motto: “Make Earth Day Every Day”

Every day is EARTH DAY with Kiehls

Make EARTH DAY every day

The brand Kiehl’s needs no introduction. Everyone knows Kiehl’s and if they don’t, they should. Not only is it one of the best brands that takes care of you from head to foot but they are environmentally friendly.

Here’s some information directly from Kiehl’s regarding their involvement with Earth Day and Earth Month:

Zachary Quinto and Alanis Morissette for Kiehl's

Zachary Quinto and Alanis Morissette for Kiehl’s

Wilmer Valderrama for Kiehl's

Wilmer Valderrama and Amy Smart for Kiehl’s

“For our fifth Limited Edition Label Art Series for Earth Day, Kiehl’s Since 1851 partnered with Zachary Quinto and Alanis Morissette with a Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream to benefit Recycle Across America.  We celebrated this collaboration last week at the Kiehl’s store in Santa Monica with our partners, as well as guests such as Gilles Marini, AnnaSophia Robb, Amy Smart, Anthony Mackie and Wilmer Valderrama.

New packaging for Recycle for America

New packaging for Recycle for America design by Alanis Morissette

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream in limited edition packaging

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream in limited edition packaging designed by Zachary Quinto

Our partners have each designed a Limited Edition label, depicting their vision of social responsibility for our 4.2 oz. Ultra Facial Cream, which is now available in Kiehl’s stores and on  100% of the net proceeds of this series will benefit Recycle Across America™ (RAA), and through this program, Kiehl’s will be donating $50,000 to the organization.  RAA is not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions that eliminate public confusion, stimulate the environmental economy and expedite progress, and the funds raised from these labels will be used to create 65,000 standardized recycling labels, which will be donated to K-12 schools nationwide.



Earth Month for us is also the time to reinforce Recycle and Be Rewarded! in-store recycling program.  This ongoing program is available only in Kiehl’s free-standing stores nationwide, and allows our customers to return their empty Kiehl’s bottles, tubes and jars for recycling, in exchange for product.  We have just passed the 1 Million mark, of the number of Kiehl’s empties that we’ve recycled in our stores!” 

Beauty Info Zone is happy to be sharing what we’ve learned about Kiehl’s newest (and past) efforts with our readers. All information and pictures are courtesy of There is nothing to disclose except how great we think this is.

It’s Kiehl’s cash time – check out our favorites


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Kiehl’s wants to give you $20 off a $75 order through 12/31/12 with the code JOYFUL. Here are some favorites I’d love to have or give.  — Marcia

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Kenny Scharf Limited Edition Creme de Corps – beautiful packaging along with their best selling product.

Not only would you be buying Kiehl’s best selling product, Creme de Corps, but you’d be donating to charity at the same time. Kiehl’s is donating 100% of its net profits, up to $200,000, with this limited edition packaging.

Limited Edition Creme de Corps

Limited Edition Creme de Corps


Kiehl's Greatest Hits collectionKiehl’s Greatest Hits collection

Kiehl’s Greatest Hits Collection – contains 2 different Creme de Corps, Ultra Facial Creme, Amino Acid shampoo and conditioner, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, Midnight Recovery Concentrate. ($44). Sample the best of the best from Kiehl’s. Not only does this kit have old favorites but it has some of the newest products like Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

Healthy Skin Essentials Every NightHealthy Skin Essentials Every Night

Healthy Skin Essentials Every Night – contains Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Midnight Recovery Eye, Rosa Arctica, Powerful-Strenth Line-Reducing Concentrate, and an exclusive bag. ($72) As you sleep, your skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors.  This nighttime routine is specifically formulated to change this restorative process. This set gives you the opportunity to try some of the newest, most powerful products in Kiehl’s line.

Kieh's Men Refueling Kit
Kieh’s Men Refueling Kit

Kiehl’s Men’s Refueling Kit - (see we even think of them!) contains Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, Facial Fuel Sky Flyin’ Multigel, “Ultimate Man” Body Soap Scrub, Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men. ($42) Get the men in your life used to a little pampering to keep them looking young and healthy too. While this set is travel size there is a larger Ultimate Man Refueling Kit too ($58) containing • Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash (8.4 oz)• Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle (5.0 oz) • Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment For Men (2.5 oz) • Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm (0.17 oz)• “Ultimate Man” Body Scrub Soap (3.2 oz) • Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (1.0 oz).

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