04.29.2014
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Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion
6.8 fl. oz. for $38
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Last Updated:04.29.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This body lotion is superbly expensive for what you get, but not superbly restorative! The formula is disappointing because it begins very basic and then adds skin-damaging alcohol to the mix. Alcohol is present in a greater amount than the showcased argan oil, and skin is further irritated by fragrant oils, making this a body lotion to avoid.

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Claims

This lightweight, readily-absorbed lotion helps to restore softness and tonicity for radiant, healthy-looking skin. Blended with Moroccan Argan Oil and Argan Leaf Extract, our naturally-preserved formula is enriched with antioxidants and essential fatty acids to help optimally hydrate and reinforce skin's defenses against free-radical damage and help to improve skin's texture and tone.

Ingredients

Water, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glycerin, Squalane, Alcohol Denatured, Isopropyl Palmitate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Candelilla Wax, Magnesium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Orange Peel Oil, Limonene, Sesame Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Argania Spinosa Leaf Extract, Citral, Linalool, Citric Acid

Brand Overview

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 Paula’s Choice Research Team.

For more information about Kiehl's, call (800) 543-4572 or visit www.kiehls.com.

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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 Paula’s Choice Research Team.

For more information about Kiehl's, call (800) 543-4572 or visit www.kiehls.com.