Kiehl'sDouble Strength Visible Wrinkle Filler
0.68 fl. oz. for $39
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This thin-textured wrinkle filler is a problem for all skin types and is not recommended. The alcohol it contains causes dryness, irritation, and free-radical damage, which hurts your skin’s ability to heal and limits its ability to produce healthy collagen. This isn’t the way to strengthen aging skin or improve the appearance of wrinkles.

The rest of the unimpressive formula consists mostly of thickeners and film-forming agents (think hairspray). The blend of alcohol and film-forming agents may make your skin feel tighter, but that’s not the same as actually making it tighter, and it certainly doesn’t stimulate collagen production for firmer skin.

The two types of hyaluronic acid Kiehl’s mentions in their claims as being important to the formula are barely present, so don’t expect them to help your skin; neither is capable of acting like the hyaluronic acid used in dermal fillers. In fact, this product’s performance pales in comparison with that of most serums and other so-called wrinkle fillers, the kind that serve as a soft spackle to achieve a minor, temporary reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.

Last Updated:04.06.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
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Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler works instantly and over time without any silicones! Two types of Hyaluronic Acid provide double the wrinkle filling power instantly filling in wrinkles while also plumping and smoothing them over time.


Water, Alcohol Denat., Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyuethane-2, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Silica, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Pentylene Glycol, Silica, Dimethyl Silylate, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Sodium Hydroxide, Isopropyl Myristate, Adenosine, Acetyl Dipeptide-1, Cetyl Ester, Artemisia Abrotanum Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Dehydroxyacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate

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Kiehl's At-A-Glance

Kiehl’s 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; Kiehl’s 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 don’t 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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