42 posts tagged "Kiehl’s Since 1851"
Kiehl’s may be known the world over for its excellent selection of apothecary-style skincare and styling aids, but starting in July, it has its sights set on expanding its fragrance offerings. The brand will launch its Aromatic Blend line this summer with four scent combinations including Orange Flower & Lychee, Vanilla & Cedarwood, Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, and Fig Leaf & Sage. [WWD]
Chanel nail polishes don’t need much of an introduction, but the French house has thought up a special way to advertise its collection of lacquers. In a new short film by Ruth Hogben, model Saskia de Brauw lets her painted fingers do the talking, using sign language to convey a number of different famous Coco Chanel quotes. [T]
Beyoncé Knowles was just named People‘s most beautiful woman in the world, and the proud mother of one is celebrating by embracing her natural beauty. The singer recently admitted to a newfound love of flats over heels—and cutting her own hair! [Daily Mail]
In addition to its international renown for hawking some of the best apothecary-style grooming products on the market, Kiehl’s is getting something of a reputation for do-gooding as well. After yet another round of its successful celebrity-designed Label Art series wrapped last year, when the beauty brand donated the sales of limited-edition tubs of its fan-favorite Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque with cap designs from fashion maven Chloë Sevigny and Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall to the Waterkeeper Alliance, the one-time East Village pharmacy is back at it for 2012. Just in time for Earth Day, its fourth label campaign features a new set of limited-edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masques, this time with designs from Florence Welch, Mark Ruffalo, Rosario Dawson, and Spike Lee. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the four collectible jars will be donated to the nonprofit Recycle Across America organization, which ties into Kiehl’s larger Recycle & Be Rewarded program, in which you can bring empty containers into its stores to be recycled and reap the reward of free products in the process. An extra boost of celebrity support comes via photographer Timothy White, whose lens captures the unique style of each star’s bright artwork. While they’re all good, of course, we’re partial to Dawson’s abstract mountain-scape and Welch’s interplanetary heart. The initiative just launched on Kiehl’s Web site, which means you can now detoxify, cleanse, and shrink pores with a healthy portion of Amazonian white clay while paying it forward to Mother Earth.
Kiehl’s has always been one of our go-tos for simple, super-effective skincare solutions, but the New York apothecary brand-turned-international success story has become equally adept at the high profile collaborations game. Julianne Moore, Pharrell Williams, and Chloë Sevigny are just some of the boldfaced names that have signed on as part of its charitable label initiative, in which limited edition packaging designed by friends of the company is slapped onto its best-selling products. American artist Jeff Koons has also been a supporter of the program, which donates proceeds form the sales of his designs to The Koons Family Institute on International Law and Policy, an initiative of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. Koons has signed on again for the holidays, introducing a newly minted collection of Kiehl’s Creme de Corps that features an image of his iconic Balloon Flower (Yellow). The limited edition collection includes the classic body moisturizer as well as a specialized, scaled-down version of the skin saver with a gilded cap meant to reference the artist’s famous sculpture. One hundred percent of Kiehl’s net profits from the sale of each item, up to $200,000, will be donated to the non-profit organization. If you’re looking for something to gift the gallery-hopping beauty fiend in your life, here you go.
We believe in the power of eye cream—always have, always will. Long before we began taking any other preventative skincare measures against the inevitable onset of aging (think: antioxidant-charged serums, retinoids, etc.), we relied on that little jar. There’s just something about the act of patting it on that has always made us feel instantly better. And according to dermatologist Dr. Doris Day, our devotion is not without merit. “Lines around the eyes are often one of the earliest signs women notice of aging,” she says. “The skin there is the thinnest on the body and, as a result, this delicate area is more prone to aging than other areas of the face. Additionally, over time, the skin under the eyes loses elasticity and what we begin to see is loose skin called bags. Couple this with manual stress like rubbing and pulling and an eye cream is extremely important.” The sooner you start using one, the better, as far as Day is concerned. “Studies show that signs of aging around the eye area can occur in your early twenties,” she points out—a revelation that is a little disheartening. But it’s never too late to get on the right track. Here, our five favorite new launches to help keep crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness at bay.
What: Skinceuticals AOX+ Eye Gel
Why: This gel-serum hybrid uses phloretin, Butcher’s Broom extracts, and caffeine (a favorite ingredient of Day’s—”it works well as an anti-inflammatory”) to seriously diffuse swelling.
What: Eve Lom Eye Cream
Why: “Products with ingredients like vitamins and peptides can help moisturize and strengthen the skin around the eye as well as improve discoloration,” says Day, and Eve Lom’s first foray into eye cream happens to be peptide-packed.
$75, at www.spacenk.com.
Kiehl’s is nothing if not proud of its roots. The East Village apothecary constantly gives back to the community that has seen it evolve from a local pharmacy into a global phenomenon. Just this past May, the company paid homage to its evolution on the corner of 13th Street and Third Avenue with an in-store retrospective celebrating its 160-year history. To further fête the milestone, Kiehl’s is releasing a limited-edition New York Heritage Collection. Available online today (and in stores come September), four historical formulations that have remained best sellers are getting new ceremonial black and gold packaging, giving you another reason to love the brand’s Ultra Facial Cream and Lotion, Calendula Toner, and the cult-favorite unisex scent Original Musk Oil, which first hit shelves in 1963. All four will be available through December, which should come in handy for the early holiday shoppers out there.