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Kiehl’s Gets Surreal For The Holidays


Whether or not you’re ready to wrap your brain around this, the holiday shopping rush is on, at least at the beauty counter where the season’s reliable mix of sparkly makeup, festive scents, and package-deal kits have started rolling out to stores with gusto. This exciting time of the year on the retail calendar also means that Kiehl’s is back at it with its annual artist-commissioned labels for the best-selling Crème de Corps range. After inspiring images from Jeff Koons debuted last year, the New York apothecary brand has teamed up with pop surrealist superstar, Kenny Scharf for 2013, who has contributed Globo Mundo, an über colorful work, to the collaboration. In addition to two sizes of the classic Crème de Corps lotion and its Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter that have been adorned with Scharf’s design, the artist has also created the first-ever, fully decorated bottle of the skin salve as well as a limited-edition collectible “Squirt,” one of the his most popular characters that has been imagined as a miniature statuette in a limited quantity of 2,000 worldwide. 100-percent of profits from the sale of the collection will go to RxArt, a non-profit organization committed to fostering expression by engaging young patients admitted to pediatric hospitals in contemporary art—a cause for which it’s never too early to start spending.

Photo: Courtesy of Kiehl’s Since 1851

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