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1851

The precursor to the original Kiehl Pharmacy, “Brunswick Apotheke,” begins to serve patrons in the East Village neighborhood at the intersection of Third Avenue and Thirteenth Street, known as Pear Tree Corner.

 

 


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1894

Apprentice John Kiehl purchases the Brunswick Apotheke; renames establishment Kiehl Pharmacy.

 

 


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1921

Irving Morse, apprentice to retiring John Kiehl buys the venerable pharmacy; Russian family member Prince Karl blends “Love Oil,” the original formula for Kiehl's Musk Oil.

 

 


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1961

Aaron Morse takes over family business from father, Irving Morse, and later introduces dedicated products for men.

 

 


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1964

Andy Warhol's favorite blue astringent launched Late 60s Calendula petals are hand inserted into every bottle of Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, still done today.

 

 


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1970

The Morse family starts to dole out generous samples to its customers.

 

 


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1988

Kiehl's sponsors Everest Expedition; climbers scale Mount Everest, relying on Kiehl's products along the way.

 

 


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1997

Hand Care for a Cure introduced, first Kiehl's product dedicated to a key philanthropic cause.

 

 


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2003

The Abyssine 657 “survival molecule” is derived from microorganisms discovered near hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 3,000 meters where the algae is able to adapt itself to the harshest conditions.

 

 


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2004

The Flagship hosts the first-ever Kiehl's “Treadathalon,” breaking the Guinness world record for the longest distance run on a treadmill in twenty-four hours.

 

 


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2005

Kiehl's introduces Dermatologist Solutions, a collection to address specific skin conditions such as aging, irritation, sensitivity, acne, sun spots and surface texture.

 

 


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2009

Recycle and Be Rewarded program introduced.

 

 


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2010

Kiehl's partners with artist Jeff Koons for a limited edition collection with proceeds benefiting the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children.

Kiehl's introduces Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

 


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2011

Proceeds from limited edition Rare Earth go to Waterkeeper Alliance.

“Kiehl's Gives” launches to further educate customers about Kiehl's philanthropic initiatives.

Kiehl's introduces Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream with rare Resurrection Flower.

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