Deep Micro-Exfoliating Scalp Treatment

Normal Hair

A deeply exfoliating scalp treatment.

Discontinued product

We regret to inform you that this formula has been discontinued.

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What It Is

Infused with Vitroescilla Ferment and Micronized Apricot Seeds and Argan Shells, this potent treatment helps purify and exfoliate while helping promote a healthy scalp. Gently scrub away dead skin and loosen buildup with our deeply exfoliating scalp treatment.

What It’s Good For

  • Deeply exfoliates to help loosen buildup
  • Helps restore a healthy balance to the scalp and prepare it for shampoo
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety
  • For scalp care

Key Ingredients

How To Apply

How to Use

How To Apply


Future Made Better

True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best I've Tried Like other reviewers here, I was a little unsure about how to use this product. It doesn't lather and it seems like it might not be doing anything at first - but after 30 seconds or so of trying to work it directly into my scalp (avoiding the ends), I can feel it tingling. I used this for the first time after several days of itching and flaking and was amazed at how well it worked - I didn't need any treatment again for over a week.I follow it with a pyrithione zinc shampoo and find it much more effective than the shampoo alone. This has worked better for me than any other dry scalp product I've tried.
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best stuff I've tried I have a naturally dry scalp, and when I have used procuts like Head and Shoulders, while it works, it takes a couple of weeks and dries my hair out in the process. I have used the Kiehl's product only 4 times in the past month and just recently went to get my hair done, and my hair dresser mentioned that my scalp looked a lot better and didn't even know what I was trying. I love the tingle this product leaves on your scalp because it actually feels like it is working and soothing. I don't have nearly as many flakes in my hair and don't feel itchy in certain spots anymore. I would recommend this to anyone to try!
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best scalp products I've found I have a very dry scalp and this product is the best thing I've used for it. The exfoliating beads clean the scalp and the argan oil hydrates it. As others have mentioned, it is difficult to apply - I part my hair with a fine toothed comb, massage the product into the scalp visible in the part, then move the part over an inch or two and repeat. It takes a bit of time but it so worth the results. I also leave it on for up to 20 minutes to really let the argan oil work. The only disappointing thing about this is the size of the bottle - I go through it in less than two months using it once a week. It's a little expensive but worth it to me since it's the only thing that works - I just wish I could buy a bigger bottle!
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just try it! It's worth it. The Kiehl's Micro-Exfoliating Treatment is the only thing that has actually worked for me. Yes, as with anything, you need to give it a few applications before you see a change and, of course, everyone's body is different. But it only took me about a week to see some serious results! I use it along with the Scalp Purifying shampoo and it's amazing. Plus they're both gentle on your hair. NO greasy feeling. NO dry brittle split ends. It's just great. Try it. PLUS, if it doesn't work, Kiehl's has an amazing return policy! Soooo there's really no downside.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is weird but the effect is great after "treatment." I agree with the other reviewers who said it is hard to get it on to the scalp through your hair. The first time I used it, I thought 'this is ridiculous and weird.' BUT from the first time and the 3-4 times since, my hair has come out so lush and soft after using this. I realize it is a scalp treatment and not a hair treatment but it worked magic on my hair--maybe because the follicles got an extra good cleanse? Don't know but I am repurchasing.
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally.. a product that works!! It has a pleasant tingly, cool feeling when left on the scalp for the recommended time. After trying a few samples, I decided to make the purchase. You'll notice full results a day or two after the treatment--dead skin, be gone! It's not a permanent fix, but for those of us with naturally dry scalps, this is something handy to keep in the shower for use when needed. I was worried it might be too harsh for my sensitive skin, but it was just fine.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from made for all hair types I am mixed and have unruly, dry, big curly hair. I also suffer from dry scalp and dandruff, so I am always in the market for a good product. I must say that after stumbling onto the Kiehls website and making a random purchase, I am quite content. Not only did the treatment clear my scalp, I had no dandruff for a full week! I am now using this product once a week, in addition to the shampoo. This is a lifesaver!
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product! I bought this product for both my Father and I for Christmas both of us are amazed with the results! At first it was hard to find a way to get around my long hair and actually to my scalp, but if you section long hair it is better. The tingling feeling feels nice and it has a nice smell to it. After just a few uses even the feel of your hair is better! I would recommend this to anyone who is experiencing any form of dandruff.
Date published: 2015-03-26
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