Kiehl'sFacial Fuel Anti Wrinkle Cream
1.69 fl. oz. for $36
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This product cannot defend skin against wrinkles and loss of firmness because it doesn’t contain sunscreen and it lacks state-of-the-art ingredients in an amount that even one skin cell would notice. It has a lightweight, very silky texture, but beyond that is an incredibly basic formula that contains an unusually high amount of fragrance plus the skin irritant menthol. A skin-care routine of Kiehl’s Facial Fuel products would begin a cascade of irritation that is far from what constitutes good skin care.

Last Updated:03.31.2015
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes
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This lightweight moisturizer helps skin defend against the signs of aging, notably surface wrinkles and the loss of firmness. Made with Chestnut Extract and Soy, our formula helps skin feel strengthened and more dense so it appears firmer and the look of facial wrinkles and lines is decreased. Enriched with Vitamins C and E and extracts from citrus fruits, this cooling formula is easily absorbed to hydrate, invigorate and refresh facial appearance, helping to combat the look of fatigue.


Water, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Acrylates Copolymer, Ethylparaben, Menthol, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Corn Germ Oil, Betula Alba Juice, Propylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Orange Fruit Extract, Lemon Peel Extract, Alcohol, Chestnut Extract, Linalool, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Citral, Blue 1

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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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