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Kiehl's

Blue Herbal Spot Treatment

0.50 fl. oz. for $ 18.00
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Blue Herbal Spot Treatment lists alcohol as the second ingredient, and further down the list are a slew of other irritants, including menthol, camphor, witch hazel, cinnamon, and ginger. What was Kiehl’s thinking?

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Gentle, yet effective gel dries and clears blackheads, whiteheads and acne blemishes and allows skin to heal. Quickly penetrates pores to eliminate most acne blemishes and help prevent new ones. Dermatologist-tested to help minimize allergy risk.

Active: Salicylic Acid (1.5%), Other: Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Triethanolamine, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Poterium Officinale Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Camphor, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Menthol, Pentylene Glycol, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Hexylene Glycol

Kiehl's At-A-Glance

Kiehls has been around for quite some time, with its origins in a New York City-based pharmacy established in 1851. The brand is perhaps best known for its apothecary-style packaging and its best-selling (and celebrity favorite) Lip Balm #1.

Though the brand claims its products are made with the finest naturally-derived ingredients, most of its formulations include synthetically-produced ingredients as well. Like most skincare companies the line contains both good and not-so-great offerings; Kiehls main misstep is that many of its products contain fragrance ingredients that could irritate skin, particularly sensitive skin.

Note: Kiehl's is categorized as a brand that tests on animals because its products are sold in China. Although Kiehl's does not conduct animal testing for its products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brands state that they dont test on animals unless required by law. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Beautypedia Research Team.

For more information about Kiehl's, call (800) 543-4572 or visit www.kiehls.com.

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