Our Origins Kiehl's was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York's East Village over 150 years ago. Kiehl's extensive experience has resulted in a unique blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge developed over generations. In the early decades of the 20th century, Kiehl's was a full-service pharmacy, offering customers homeopathic and herbal remedies, essential oils, over-the-counter drugs, and the first Kiehl's brand name products. Today, Kiehl's is dedicated to giving customers quality skin care and hair care products based on the most advanced science and utilizing unique, natural ingredients. Steeped in New York tradition, Kiehl's notoriety has crossed country and continent with the products now being available to customers internationally. While it may now by global, Kiehl's is a born and bred New Yorker, a pedigree defined in 2003 by Mayor Bloomberg when he proclaimed November 12th Kiehl's day! ^ Back to Top Our Product Philosophy Ingredients are the single most important component of our products, and we at Kiehl’s have always proudly displayed ours. Ingredients are not chosen on their aesthetic merit – only formulas with ingredients that are truly beneficial to the skin are selected. We select many naturally derived ingredients and use minimal preservatives in our formulations, just enough to give our products a shelf life. Our commitment to serving efficacious preparations for skin and hair uphold the Kiehl's standards of excellence and quality, preserved and espoused since 1851.