04.01.2015
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Blue Herbal Moisturizer
3.4 fl. oz. for $25
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Last Updated:04.01.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This ultra-light, matte finish moisturizer for oily skin contains 0.5% salicylic acid as its active ingredient. Although the pH makes the salicylic acid content minimally effective as an exfoliant, what keeps this from earning a recommendation is the inclusion of menthol and plant irritants such as cinnamon and ginger. Irritation is a problem for all skin types, causing collagen to breakdown and increases oil production in the pore. This is not preferred to Clinique’s Mild Clarifying Lotion or any of the BHA products from Paula’s Choice.

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Claims

This oil-free moisturizer is absorbed quickly and penetrates pores to eliminate most acne blemishes and allow skin to heal. An additional balancing effect allows the formula to mattify skin, reducing the appearance of pores and leaving skin with a matte, hydrated appearance and texture. This non-comedogenic formulation helps prevent new acne blemishes from forming.

Ingredients

Active: Salicylic Acid (0.5%), Other: Water, Glycerin, Montmorillonite, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane Glyceryl Stearate SE, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Chlorophenesin, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium PCA, Butylparaben, Dipropylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Menthol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Camphor, Hexylene Glycol, Poterium Officinale Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Blue 1, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract

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.