Kiehl’s Since 1851 was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village over 150 years ago. Kiehl’s extensive experience has resulted in a unique blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge developed over generations. Ingredients are the single most important component of their products, and Kiehl¡¯s have always proudly displayed theirs. Ingredients are not chosen on their aesthetic merit ¨C only formulas with ingredients that are truly beneficial to the skin are selected. Kiehl¡¯s select many naturally derived ingredients and use minimal preservatives in their formulations, just enough to give their products a shelf life.