since 1851!

2011 September 13, Tuesday

That’s the year Kiehl’s was “born”.  From a small classic pharmacy founded by Mr. John Kiehl to the company well known and sought after for it’s gimmick free skin and hair products.  One can imagine how trustworthy Kiehl’s can be from its great success it has achieved over the years.

And we are talking about 160 years!!!  So in celebration, Kiehl’s has introduced the Limited Edition New York Heritage Collection worldwide.  Comprising four historical formulations that are close to the hearts or many ardent Kiehl’s fans.  They are the Calendula Herbal Extract Toner, Ultra Facial Moisturizer, Ultra Facial Cream and the Original Musk Oil.  Three of the four are available in Singapore.

The Calendula toner was launched in the late 60s and was a hit for its soothing and refreshing properties.  Up till today, it is still made with hand-picked marigold flowers.

The Ultra Facial Cream, launched 2005, was a proud sponsor of the “Greenland First Ascent” expedition and that helped keep the team’s skin from drying out in the harsh weather.  Imagine how dry the skin can become at the top of those ice mountains with such dry and cold climate.

And the Original Musk Oil which is the oldest of the lot is believed to have been formulated in the early 20s by a relative of the Kiehl’s family who was a Russian Prince!  According to legend, the formulation was stashed in a vat in the basement of Kiehl’s venerable flagship store and was discovered when the vat was opened in 1958!

It was re-introduced in 1963 with the current name because it was the only scent known at that time to be associated with the work “musk” and believed to be the first incarnation of the musk scent to be offered to the public.

These specially packaged items will be available for a limited period from now till December this year so grab yours if you like them.

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