About Kiehl's Since 1851
History of Kiehl's
Kiehl's was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York's East Village neighborhood over 150 years ago. Throughout the years, they have remained dedicated to providing patrons uniquely efficacious skin and hair products through attentive, personalized service. They are committed to serving customers and communities alike through the highest service standards.
Their products are made utilizing the finest ingredients in unique formulations to assure the high-quality skin, hair and body care that their customers have come to expect. Their unique, extensive background represents a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge developed and passed on through the generations.
"A worthwhile firm must have a purpose for its existence. Not only the everyday work-a-day purpose to earn a just profit, but beyond that, to improve in some way the quality of the community to which it is committed. Each firm—as should each person—contributes to those around it; and by dint of its day-to-day efforts, the message it thereby imparts is a revelation of the quality standard at which its life's work is conducted.
Kiehl's hopes that through the quality of their products, by the manner in which their day-to-day contacts are concerned by truth, justice and fairness, they can in some way communicate to those who may not have been aware of it that these qualities are eternal and renewable every day, making for better citizens, better firms and better communities."