2 posts tagged "Ultra Facial Cream"
As many of us winter-weary East Coasters revel in Mother Nature’s gift of warmer climes this week (temporary as they may be), we are reminded that April happens to be Earth Month, the time of year that is set aside for singing the planet’s praises. And sing them Kiehl’s will, with the introduction of its 2013 Label Art Series. The annual initiative—which has paired limited-edition designs from fans of the brand such as Julianne Moore, Pharrell Williams, Chloë Sevigny, Florence Welch, and Spike Lee with best-selling products like its Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque and its Açaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist—is celebrating its fifth installment, for which it will donate 100 percent of the profits from the sale of limited-edition tubs of its Ultra Facial Cream to Recycle Across America. A nonprofit designed to help eliminate public confusion when it comes to sustainable waste management, the organization is also dedicated to stimulating the environmental economy. Kiehl’s has recruited the likes of Alanis Morissette and Star Trek‘s Zachary Quinto for design duty this time around, and will feature Morissette’s embracing hands and Qunito’s intersecting circle drawings on select packaging, while supplies last. Get while the getting’s good.
Kiehl’s limited-edition Label Art Series Ultra Facial Cream, available April 20 at www.kiehls.com.
To some, David de Rothschild might register as a bit of an eccentric. He is the founder of Adventure Ecology, an organization that coordinates expeditions to environmentally challenged parts of the world in order to make learning about sustainability fun (“edutainment,” if you will). De Rothschild’s latest scheme involves sailing from San Francisco to Sydney on a boat made of reclaimed bottles and self-reinforcing PET plastic to pioneer innovation in intelligent design principles using discarded waste—and, you know, for some good stories. But to Kiehl’s he is a man with a vision. Fresh off the launch of its 100 percent natural origin Acai Damage-Repairing Skincare Collection—the brand’s own exercise in minimal environmental impact and maximum reuse—the famed East Village apothecary has signed on to sponsor the maiden voyage of the Plastiki, as de Rothschild’s vessel is called, and to supply him and his crew with some new products to field-test along the journey. They’ll be packing Kiehl’s as-yet-unreleased biodegradable Cross Terrain All-In-One Refueling Wash, which cleanses and conditions both hair and body and can even be used for an on-the-go shave, and its Cross Terrain UV Skin Protector with SPF 50, a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a waxy base for maximum protection in extreme conditions. Kiehl’s will also be sending along some of its popular Ultra Facial Cream as well for some creature comforts on the high seas. De Rothschild’s 60-foot catamaran, which is still undergoing construction, is set to push off in a few months and word on the street is that an on-deck podcast is in the works, so you may be able to have some secondhand edutainment of your own. Stay tuned.