By now I’m sure you’ve noticed the change that has occurred at retail. It went from summer to Christmas and every year it seems like it’s happening earlier. Well, no matter how you feel about that, your favorite apothecary Kiehl’s has a holiday promotion you should pay attention too.
Kiehl’s has tapped New York Pop artist, Kenny Scharf to redesign the packaging on its popular Crème de Corps collection. This promotion is part of their annual holiday tradition with philanthropic ties. 100% of the worldwide net profits or up to $200,000 will be donated to children’s charities. According to a press release in support of this promotion, “In the U.S., proceeds will support RXart a non-profit national organization, committed to fostering artistic expression and awareness through the challenging, yet rewarding task of engaging young patients through contemporary art in pediatric hospitals. RxArt is dedicated to placing original fine art in patient, procedure and examination rooms of healthcare facilities, for the engagement and comfort of patients.”
The Creme de Corps collection with Kenny Scharf’s designs are available now on Kiehls.com.
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I’m all about anything fragrant. I think it adds another dimension to life. That’s why I’ve decided to open this forum up a bit. Friends of mine, who have been reading my chronicles here, have suggested talking things other than colognes. I thought about it, but knew the moment I smelled Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Skin Salve, that I had to.
I was on set for a photo shoot when I asked the makeup artist to suggest something for my hair. Admittedly, I don’t pay much attention to it. An occasional line up, maybe a brush or two and that’s it. But I’m aiming to be better in that department. If I’m going to smell great, I might as well have good looking hair. Especially with my rolling grays!!! Well, she pulled out this little jar containing a pomade looking substance and before she could even explain why it was beneficial, it’s fragrance had me. Then, as she was explaining it, the model who was a few feet away chimed in, “that smells amazing, what is it?”
It’s blended with Cedarwood, Orange, Patchouli, and Eucalyptus oils for a very fragrant yet manly appeal.
Almost exclusively found in Morocco, Argan Oil comes from nuts produced by the argan tree. It contains essential fatty acids, is high in Vitamin E (those of us who have dry skin know vitamin E is one of our best friends) and is said to have age-defying effects. It can be used on your skin, nails and hair. The makeup artist told me it would give my hair a smooth appearance and tame fly aways. Fly aways I don’t have to worry about but adding another layer of smell good to my being is what made the $25 purchase at Kiehl’s worth every penny.
To learn more about this product and the women cooperatives that make it, check out this section of the Kiehl’s website and a story from the New York Times T Magazine.