COMMITMENT TO PRODUCT SAFETY
Kiehl’s is committed to upholding the highest standards of safety for all the products it makes and sells. We adhere to the most rigorous standards for product safety so that our customers can purchase and use our products with complete confidence. We want you to know that:
Kiehl’s is in full compliance with FDA regulations as well as the European Union 7th Amendment Cosmetic Directive and the requirements for safety in all of the countries in which our products are sold.
Each and every ingredient used in our products has been thoroughly reviewed and tested by our internal safety team, made up of toxicologists, clinicians, pharmacists and physicians.
Every product formulation that Kiehl’s manufactures is screened and tested for safety before it is marketed to consumers. Kiehl’s confidently and proudly stands behind each and every product that we sell, and we pledge that we will always uphold the highest standards of safety for our customers around the world.
If you would like additional information about the safety of cosmetics, please contact www.cosmeticsinfo.org.
We at Kiehl’s do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. As we continue to expand globally and reach our customers around the world, it is our practice to do our part towards advancing the science of safety and validated alternative methods that eliminate the need or requirement for any animal testing globally.
In 1989, our parent company, L’Oreal voluntarily stopped using animal testing for the evaluation of its entire range of finished products. The company has invested more than $1 billion over the last 25 years to develop innovative, alternative methods to animal testing, particularly in the area of reconstructed tissue development. L’Oreal and Kiehl’s are totally committed to a future without tests on animals.
To learn more about L’Oreal’s work in the area of alternative methods to animal testing, please visit http://bit.ly/1gU08w6
Ingredients are the single most important component of our products. Ingredients are not chosen on their esthetic merit - only ingredients that are truly beneficial to the skin are selected. Minimal preservatives are used in our formulations. Our intent is to utilize only the gentlest and most efficacious ingredients and that is why a great number of natural ingredients are used. Products are always formulated with sensitive skin in mind.
We encourage you to read our product labels. The more you know about ingredients, the better you will appreciate Kiehl’s products. We refrain from hyperbole and make no false claims. On the contrary, we strive to uphold the standards of honesty, fairness, and integrity that have come to characterize Kiehl’s and to gain the confidence of our friends around the world. We have gained our position based on our reputation and on recommendation and we prefer to reach you through the quality of our formulations. We utilize only simple, efficient, recyclable packaging so that we may concentrate our efforts and costs on what is truly important: the substance and quality of our products. Truthfully, only the ingredients can help your skin.
We invite you to read about the ingredients used in Kiehl’s formulations by visiting our Ingredient Glossary.
FINDING PRODUCTS RIGHT FOR YOU
We at Kiehl’s would like to assure that you are using the most appropriate products for your skin and hair/scalp type. In order to assist you in determining the optimum skin and hair care regimen for you, we encourage you to utilize our Personal Consultation and to try 3 samples of our formulations with every order you place at Kiehl’s.com.
GUIDELINES FOR PROPER USAGE AND MAINTENANCE OF PRODUCTS
As we use only the finest natural ingredients known to us and minimal preservatives in our fresh, original preparations, we offer the following guidelines to help maintain the freshness and efficacy of Kiehl’s formulations for as long as possible:
Suggested Usage Schedule
We recommend that face creams be used within three months of purchase; body creams and hair conditioners should be used within six months of purchase. Cleansing products, including shampoos and body cleansers, generally have a shelf-life of one year or more from date of purchase. In general, it is a good idea to refrigerate products to extend their lifespan.
Products should not be exposed to extreme heat, cold, or temperature changes and should be kept out of direct sunlight. Products should be kept in a cool, dry place. Bathrooms are not usually ideal locations for product storage, because the temperature and humidity levels there change frequently.
We recommend use of sterile disposable, plastic spatulas or swabs with all creams packaged in jars - rather than fingers - to remove the product form the jar in order to decrease the potential introduction of bacteria from the fingertips into the product.
Please be sure to close lids tightly on all jars and to remove any residue from the spouts on bottles before each use. Bottle tops should be fully closed when storing product or between applications.
A Note on Product Variation
Because Kiehl’s utilizes natural ingredients in our unique formulations, our products may vary in color and consistency with each new batch that we make. These natural variations do not in any way affect the quality or efficacy of the product.
We want you to enjoy and benefit to the utmost from your Kiehl’s products. If you should ever have any questions about Kiehl’s product or their use, please do not hesitate to call on us at any time. It is always our great pleasure and honor to serve you however we can.