Kiehl’s LLC is an American cosmetics brand retailer that specializes in skin, hair, and body care products. It started as a single pharmacy in Manhattan at Third Avenue and East 13th Street in 1851. Kiehl’s was purchased by the L’Oréal Group in 2000 and has 65 stores in the United States and 400 stores worldwide as of 2015, with over 1,000 points of sale supplemented by sales in department stores, select airport locations, as well as independent stockists.

The company’s milestones:

1851 – The original Kiehl’s apothecary first serves patrons at the corner of 13th Street and Third Avenue in New York City.

1894 – After honing his trade as an ambitious apprentice, pharmacist John Kiehl purchases the apothecary. John Kiehl & Co. begins operations under “Kiehl Pharmacy.”

1921 – Mr. Irving Morse, John Kiehl’s apprentice, takes over the business and expands the offerings to a full-service pharmacy, stocking teas, herbs, tinctures, honeys, and the first-ever Kiehl brand products, including the Original Musk Oil, our signature scent.

1922 – Irving Morse makes “Try Before You Buy” the pharmacy’s unofficial motto. This principle of personalized customer service, together with generous sampling, has remained a Kiehl’s tradition for more than 95 years.

1924 – Kiehl’s becomes one of the first companies to proudly list ingredients on its product labels — even before the U.S. government mandated it — to help customers make more informed and confident purchasing decisions.

1961 – The accomplished chemist formulates an early form of penicillin and supplies the U.S. government with a special Aloe Vera cream for use on radiation burns.

1962 – Kiehl’s Pharmacy begins introducing bold new products such as Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, Blue Astringent Lotion (loved by Andy Warhol), Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, and Ultra Facial Moisturizer — all still among brand’s  best sellers today.

1975 – Kiehl’s opens their first beauty counter.

1979 – In recognition of  historic contributions as a pharmacy, more than 103 Kiehl’s products and artifacts are inducted into the permanent collection of the Division of Medicine and Science at the Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, D.C.

1988 – Kiehl’s sponsors the Everest ’88 Expedition as climbers scale Mount Everest — the first ascent of the mountain’s east face without supplemental oxygen — taking along several Kiehl’s products to support them on their heroic journey.

April 2000 – L’Oréal, the French beauty and cosmetics company, acquired Kiehl’s for between $100–$150 million.

2005 – Kiehl’s introduces Dermatologist SolutionsTM, a collection of advanced skincare formulated by Kiehl’s chemists (and developed in collaboration with an advisory panel of leading dermatologists) to address specific skin concerns.

2011 – To celebrate 160 years of service in the community, Kiehl’s Gives launches to educate customers about global charitable initiatives.

2014 – Kiehl’s looked to space for innovation, using Aerolite (an insulating material used in space exploration) to control oil on the skin.

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