If you haven’t by now heard of Kiehl’s, or have heard about them but don’t know much, let me fill you in:
– It’s an iconic range of skin, hair and make-up products, founded as an apothecary in New York 160 years ago
– Kiehl’s has a “try before you buy policy”, meaning you can get sample products for free before you purchase
– Kiehl’s staff is trained to help you and advise you on the best regimens
– All packaging is recyclable
– Shampoos and conditioners are sulphate-free (suitable if you’ve had keratin or Brazilian treatments)
– Cult and some favourite products include Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, and scented lip balm
– Every Kiehl’s store in the world has a Mr Bones outside
Great news is that Kiehl’s has recently landed in South Africa, and has opened at Edgars in Sandton City (with more launches being planned nationwide). Marketing is minimal (Kiehl’s relies on word of mouth), staff are really helpful, and there’s so much, it’s hard to know where to start (I’ve been there twice since it launched, and each time find more stuff to buy).
I was curious about the Kiehl’s Baby range, which comprises a gentle foaming hair and body wash (in useful pump dispenser so you can hold your baby with your other hand, R279), and cream for face and baby (R269). Both are paediatrician tested using mild ingredients, and I found the smells subtle yet pleasant, and the products easy to apply. I have been using them on my toddler, with good results – his skin is soft, he is clean (I should hope!), and he hasn’t had any adverse reactions. Granted, he’s not a “baby”, but I’m still quite cautious about what I put on his skin as it’s still quite delicate.
A quick Google search also shows that these products are well reviewed around the world too.
On my side, I’m loving the lip gloss and Midnight Recovery Eye Cream (yay for parents!) and have just started using the Amino Acid shampoo, and conditioner.
I adore the samples too, and I’m saving up for the most different product I’ve tried lately – whipped body butter in soy milk and honey. Edible!
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Note: Some Kiehl’s products were supplied for review, while others were bought. All words are my own