best skincare products kiehl's

I love visiting Kiehl’s stores.

They’re set up like old apothecaries. Shelves stacked high with products. Skeletons dressed in white coats greet you from the corners. Vials and pipettes lay down on tables. It feels like stepping back in time.

But, I rarely buy something there. Kiehl’s products are… meh. Let’s just say that despite their apothecary, scientific image, they haven’t kept up with the latest skincare technologies. A lot of their products are pretty basic.

And yet… sometimes, that’s just what your skin needs. So, on my last trip to Kiehl’s, I scoured the shelves for as many gems as I could find. Here are, imo, the best Kiehl’s products:

Best Cleanser: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser For All Skin Types ($19.50)

There’s not much to say about cleansers, is there? Kiehl’s Facial Cleanser For All Skin Types is a foaming formula, so more suitable for oily/combo skin but anyone can use it. It uses surfactants, like sodium laureth sulfate, to remove every last trace of dirt and makeup from your face gently and quickly. Best of all, it’s fragrance-free.

Available at: Feel Unique and Nordstrom

Related: How To Choose The Best Cleanser For Your Skin Type


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Best For Dry Skin: Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer ($40.00)

Does your skin need to be rescued from dryness? If so, Kielh’s Skin Rescue is well worth a try. The simple formula is loaded with shea butter, glycerin and ceramides to repair and strengthen your skin protective barrier. Once that’s intact again, there’s no way water can still escape out of your skin. It’ll be trapped inside, moisturising your skin from within. FYI, it contains fragrance so may not be suitable for sensitive skin.

Available at: Feel Unique and Nordstrom

Related: How To Strengthen Your Skin’s Protective Barrier (And Why It Matters)

Best For Age Prevention: Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate ($60.00)

Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate is a simple, fragrance-free vitamin C serum. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals, boosts collagen production and brightens the complexion. It works better when used with its antioxidant friends vitamin E and ferulic acid but if you’re looking for a frills-free serum and those are already a part of your skincare routine, this is worth checking out.

Available at: Feel Unique, Sephora, and SpaceNK

Related: The Complete Guide To Vitamin C: What It Is, What It Does, And How To Use It

Best For Your Body: Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Smoothing Oil-To-Foam Body Cleanser ($12.50)

Who said that oil cleansers are just for your face? Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Smoothing Oil-To-Foam Body Cleanser is a sleek oil that transforms into a foamy cleanser when it comes in contact with water. The gentle mix of natural oils and surfactants easily removes grime and sunscreen from your body, leaving your skin clean and soft.

Available at: John Lewis And Nordstrom