For Kiehl’s fifth Limited Edition Label Art Series for Earth Day, the skincare company partnered with the inimitable Zachary Quinto and Alanis Morissette to benefit Recycle Across America.
Both Zach and Alanis designed a Limited Edition label, depicting their vision of social responsibility for the 4.2 oz. Ultra Facial Cream, which will be available April 20 in Kiehl’s stores and in time for Earth Day. 100% of the net proceeds of this series will benefit Recycle Across America™ (RAA), and through this program, Kiehl’s will be donating $50,000 to the organization. RAA is not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions that eliminate public confusion, stimulate the environmental economy and expedite progress, and the funds raised from these labels will be used to create 65,000 standardized recycling labels, which will be donated to K-12 schools nationwide.
Kiehl’s, the skin care company, wants you to put Copper on your face because it will make you look younger. Back it up – Copper?
Kiehl’s vows that this skin fortifying anti-wrinkle cream, with a “powerful combination of micronutrients, Copper PCA and Calcium PCA” is clinically shown to improve elasticity by 32%, “reducing wrinkles, smoothing skin texture and minimizing pores while providing broad-spectrum UV protection from the sun.”
We gave it the two week test and guess what? We DID see an improvement in our skin texture and some of our tiny lines appeared softer and less noticeable.
There is some history behind the use of copper, for instance doctors use it routinely now in products that aid skin healing post surgery. It follows that it would find it’s way into skin creams for cosmetic use. And unlike many other products on the market, Kiehl’s makes it affordable at $42 for the under-eye cream.
You would be hard-pressed to find more unlikely stars on the step-n-repeat than actor/writer/producer/director Alan Cumming (known in this country for his role as Eli Gold on the CBS show The Good Wife ) and Sam Trammell ( “Sam” from HBO’s True Blood) but the two came together to promote the Project Angel Food event at the opening of a new Kiehl’s store in Manhattan Beach.
Both stars are long-time supports of the cause, a charity who provides home-cooked meals to people with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. In turn, Kiehl’s is donating a percentage of ALL 2012 purchases from the new store to the Project.
As The True Blood hunk told us, ” You can buy a great product and know that 1% is going to Project Angel Food.” And watch out for the True Blood finale where Sam exclusively tells us “It’s a HUGE cliffhanger…like WTF!?”
What do Spike Lee and Florence (of Florence and The Machine fame) have in common? They are among the celebs who have joined forces with skincare line Kiehl’s and Recycle Across America (RAA) to promote responsible recycling –and to make sure we look good doing it– launch a Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque. Not only do all the net proceeds go to benefit the foundation but the labels are designed by Spike Lee and his children, Rosario Dawson, Mark Ruffalo and Florence Welch.
Check out some of their designs and treat yourself and Mother Earth.
When she’s not shopping or testing beauty products, Evan Hosie writes gadget reviews for the site Popgadget.net.