Facial Fuel SPF 15
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel products are nothing less than badly formulated. This sunscreen adds a more serious problem to an already dismal product selection. There are two points we want to make about this sunscreen. One, it lacks the right UVA-protecting ingredients—avobenzone, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, Mexoryl SX, or Tinosorb—and Kiehl’s parent company, L’Oreal, owns the patent on Mexoryl SX, so leaving it out is just shocking. Two, it irritates skin with a hefty amount of alcohol, and also includes menthol, which adds fuel to the fire.
Our vitamin-enriched and energizing non-oily moisturizer wakens and uplifts dull, fatigued skin, while protecting it against the suns harmful UV rays. This facial recovery accelerator helps skin resist the effects of environmental stress for a healthy, invigorated appearance. The formula, with Vitamins C and E, Chestnut Extract and Soy, helps waken tired-looking skin and helps improve skins look and texture. With use, your skin will feel refueled, re-energized and revitalized!
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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