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The Mission of Kiehl's states that we are "to improve in some way the quality of the community... making for better citizens, better firms, and better communities." To that end, we focus our efforts first and foremost on the betterment of our local communities by targeting our philanthropic endeavors on the needs and concerns of their citizens.


Through “Kiehl’s Gives,” we take a grassroots approach to help local teams focus on three key causes in their communities: AIDS research and advocacy, the environment, and children’s issues. To date, we have partnered with over 50 charities worldwide.

Aids Research

With deep roots in the East Village, Kiehl's has been a long-time advocate in the fight to end HIV/AIDS, a disease that devastated this community in the 1980s and 1990s.

By raising awareness and funds, we aim to make a significant impact on the number of HIV/AIDS cases contracted throughout the world.

Kiehl's x Alicia Keys

In 2014, Kiehl's partnered with Grammy Award-winning artist and philanthropist Alicia Keys and Keep a Child Alive to bring dignified treatment, care and support to children and families affected by HIV. Kiehl's sold a Limited Edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate, ultimately donating $200,000 to the organization.

The Environment

Kiehlis has long held an impassioned commitment to respecting and raising awareness for our oceans, parks and outdoor spaces—from a recycling program that dates back to the 1970s to ongoing conservation and fundraising initiatives in service of local communities.

Future Made Better is our sustainability commitment to responsible product formulation and sourcing, minimized manufacturing waste, and eco-conscious retail design. We also have ways to help customers do their part, including our Recycle & Be Rewarded program.

Kiehl's x John Legend

Friend of Kiehl's John Legend helped create a Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask. The jar was designed by John with his signature, and proceeds benefitted environmental charities across the globe.

Children's causes

We proudly include every member of the family in our formulation offerings: moms, dads, babies and even dogs. We celebrate families who live and work in our local communities, and to this day you can find their photographs on our Baby Wall—some dating back 40 years!

Our family values are the foundation for our commitment to supporting children's charities. Our vision is to create safer, more sustainable environments for children through community relations and fundraising efforts.

Kiehl's x Matthew McConaughey

In partnership with actor Matthew McConaughey to benefit Autism Speaks, a global leader in autism advocacy, Kiehl's released a Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream, one of our most beloved formulas. Kiehl's donated $200,000 to Autism Speaks to support efforts to provide resources to children and families affected by the disorder.


Watch our Philanthropy Video and discover the various ways Kiehl's has been honoring communities--donating money to help cure HIV/AIDS, recycling, and raising money for women's health.

The Kiehl's Mission

"A worthwhile firm must have a purpose for its existence. Not only the everyday work-a-day purpose to earn a just profit, but beyond that, to improve in some way the quality of the community to which it is committed. Each firm—as should each person—contributes to those around it; and by dint of its day-to-day efforts, the message it thereby imparts is a revelation of the quality standard at which its life’s work is conducted.

We here at Kiehl’s hope that through the quality of our products, by the manner in which our day-to-day contacts are concerned with truth, justice, and fairness, we can in some way communicate to those who may not have been aware of it that these qualities are eternal and renewable every day, making for better citizens, better firms, and better communities.”

We are constantly striving to realize this vision and to endeavor at all times to serve our customers, our communities, and one another to the best of our abilities.

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