Kiehl'sFacial Fuel SPF 15
2.5 fl. oz. for $25
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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.

Last Updated:04.29.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
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Our vitamin-enriched and energizing non-oily moisturizer wakens and uplifts dull, fatigued skin, while protecting it against the sun’s 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 skin’s look and texture. With use, your skin will feel refueled, re-energized and revitalized!


Active: Ensulizole (1.8%), Octinoxate (7.5%) Other: Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denatured. Silica, Propylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Dimethiconol, Caffeine, Corn Germ Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Menthol, Limonene, Soybean Oil, Tocopherol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Disodium EDTA, Orange Fruit Extract, Lemon Peel Extract, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Chestnut Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Linalool, Silica Dimethyl Silyate, Citral, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Blue 1, Red 4

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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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