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September 3 2014

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Kiehl’s And Chloë Sevigny Are Out To Save The World, And Your Skin

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Kiehl’s is a gateway drug. We’ve been a devotee of the 159-year-old brand since before we could say “cucumber toner”; it’s what turned us on to the business of beauty. And apparently we’re in good company. “I’ve been a fan since I was a little girl,” a jean jacket and Imitation of Christ-clad Chloë Sevigny reminisced last night at the Kiehl’s shop on L.A.’s Montana Avenue. “The Silk Groom was my favorite. In the nineties, every hairdresser had it on every shoot. Now, I have a strong memory every time I smell it.”


Sevigny and Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall—a loyal Blue Astringent user—were on hand to fête the launch of Kiehl’s latest designer label series. The initiative, which has boasted participants like Jeff Koons, Julianne Moore, and Pharell Williams in the past, pairs notables with graphic designers to create packaging for limited-edition products, the proceeds of which are donated to charity. In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Sevigny and Hall have each given Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque a facelift, and the money raised will go to Waterkeeper Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving clean and sustainable sources of H20. Fittingly, both actors were inspired by early years spent on the beach: Sevigny recalled picking up garbage with her mother near her childhood home on the Long Island Sound, while Hall conjured memories of excursions on the Neuse River as a kid in North Carolina. But it’s what’s on the inside that counts. “I put the masque on before I came here and I definitely think my skin feels better,” Hall smiled.

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images; Courtesy of Kiehl’s Since 1851

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