The World of Kiehl's

160

YEARS
AGO

IN NEW YORK'S EAST VILLAGE

We Began as an Old‑World Apothecary

1851

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

1894

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

Musk Eau de
Toilette Spray

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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 formular for Kiehl's Musk Oil.

1961

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

Explore the Men's Collection

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1964

Andy Warhol's favourite
blue astringent launched.

LATE 60s

Calendula petals are hand inserted into every bottle, still done today.

Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol‑Free Toner

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1970s

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

1988

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

Discover Gifts for Men

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1997

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

2004

The Flagship hosts the first ever Kiehl's "Treadathlon", breaking the Guinness World Record for a longest distance run on a treadmill in 24 hours.

2005

Kiehl's introduces Dermatologist Solutions, a collection to address specific skin conditions such as aging, irritation, sensitivity, 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.

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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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