Not many know that before being a full-fledged skincare brand, Kiehl's began as an apothecary or an old-school pharmacy in 1851. They eventually expanded stock from medicine to herbs, teas, and even scented oils in the 1920s, before releasing classic products like the Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner and Ultra Facial Cream in the '60s, which are still in shelves today. The apothecary then steadily rose as one of the most recognizable beauty brands in the world, known for their unique store design, generous sampling service, and skin consultations (that are also available online) that ultimately make skincare more accessible.
All that said, the best way to get to know a brand is still through their products. Ahead, we list Kiehl's top-selling skincare in the country last 2018, plus the reasons why they could be worth adding to your cart:
Best-Selling Kiehl's Products in the Philippines
1. Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Wash
The soap-free gel cleanser creates a generous lather that gently washes off impurities without excessively stripping the skin of its natural oils. Its main ingredient, calendula, is extracted from marigold flowers and is known for having effective soothing properties.
KIEHL'S Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Wash, P1825, Kiehl's
2. Kiehl's Calendula Alcohol-Free Toner
A favorite of Kiehl's customers since the '60s, this alcohol-free formula is infused with actual calendula flower petals to calm down irritation and leave your skin soft and supple. It's one that all skin types will love, since it does the job of a toner sans the drying feel.
KIEHL'S Calendula Alcohol-Free Toner, P2425, Kiehl's
3. Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
This serum targets dark spots, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation with a potent form of vitamin C to promote a more luminous, even-toned complexion. It also has hydrating white birch and antioxidant-rich peony extract to shield the complexion from further oxidative damage.
KIEHL'S Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, P3200, Kiehl's
4. Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate
This product is Kiehl's most potent vitamin C serum, formulated with 10.5% L-Ascorbic Acid and 2% Ascorbyl Glucoside that help visibly reduce texture from fine lines and wrinkles in four weeks according to a clinical study. Meanwhile, the hyaluronic acid works to prevent moisture loss, which is one of the leading causes for skin aging.
KIEHL'S Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, P3900, Kiehl's
5. Kiehl's Hydro-plumping Re-texturizing Serum Concentrate
Revive dehydrated skin with a few pumps of this serum that moisturizes with 15% glycerin and shiso leaf extract. It smoothes out the appearance of any pesky dry patches, too, so your skin immediately feels smoother and makeup blends effortlessly on top.
KIEHL'S Hydro-plumping Re-texturizing Serum Concentrate, P2875, Kiehl's
Of course, this list won't be complete without the brand's cult-favorite facial oil-slash-overnight skin remedy that promises to give you smoother and more radiant skin when you wake up. Its main ingredients include evening primrose oil, squalane, and lavender essential oil, the latter being both nourishing and calming enough to lull you to your well-deserved beauty sleep.
KIEHL'S Midnight Recovery Concentrate, P2950, Kiehl's
7. Kiehl's Youth Dose Eye Treatment
The sole eye cream on this list is the Youth Dose, an age-defying treatment that treats dark circles and undereye fine lines using a combination of pro-retinol, vitamin C, and grape seed extract. The slight beige tint can brighten the undereye area as well, instantly reducing discoloration sans makeup.
KIEHL'S Youth Dose Eye Treatment, P2575, Kiehl's
8. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream/Oil-Free Gel Cream
Sharing the eighth spot are the brand's moisturizers, the Ultra Facial Cream and the Oil-Free Gel Cream. The former is perfect for providing daily nourishment for normal to dry skin, containing squalane and glacial glycoprotein that effectively boost moisture levels. If you have oily skin, try the refreshing gel cream that promises to hydrate your skin for up to 24 hours without the greasy after-feel.
KIEHL'S Ultra Facial Cream & Oil-Free Gel Cream, P1850 each, TriNoma
9. Kiehl's Calendula Water Cream
If you're already a fan of Kiehl's calendula series, then you'll probably love this bouncy cream, too. It's lightweight, hydrating, and infused with calendula flower extract and micronized calendula petals that helps to reduce facial redness and relieve any discomfort on sensitized skin.
KIEHL'S Calendula Water Cream, P2650, Kiehl's
10. Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense/Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel
Dodge premature skin aging with either of these best-selling sunscreens with an impressive SPF 50 PA++++ and broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. To tell which one is for you, the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense is a light lotion for all skin types, while the latter is a gel type formula with a matte finish oily skin types might favor.
KIEHL'S Ultra Light Daily UV Defense & Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel, P2100 each, Greenbelt 5