Kiehl's Heritage Collection: Celebrating One of My Favorite Brands!Thursday, September 01, 2011
I've made no secret of my Kiehl's love. I have tried probably a good 1/3 of their products over the years, and while I definitely have my favorites (such as the Ultra Facial SPF 15 Lotion, the entire Acai Collection or Lip Balm #1, which I hoard), I have yet to find a Kiehl's product that wasn't amazing and a good buy.
It's hard to believe, but this cult brand has now been around for 160 years! It was started in 1851 in the East Village by the Kiehl's family. Eventually it was taken over by the Morse family, but the tradition of personalized service, and products, continued. To celebrate this anniversary Kiehl's is releasing some of their most popular products in special "heritage" packaging! It is only available from September until December, so pick some up now.
Original Musk Oil
No one is entirely certain who formulated this scent. It was discovered in a vat labeled "Love Oil" in the Kiehl's flagship basement in 1958, and later introduced to customers in 1963. It is believed to be the first "musk" scent offered to the public.
Ultra Facial Moisturizer
One of my all time favorite products, this is the lotion that I retreat to between product testings or when my skin needs a break. It was released in the early 1960s and has been one of the most popular Kiehl's products since that time.
Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner
Was an instant classic in the 1960s when it was released. Calendula, derived from the Marigold flower, in an alcohol-free formula is perfect for oily skin. The flowers are still handpicked!