Usually I don't fall for cure-all creams, so the "multi-corrective" in Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream ($62) had me skeptical. However, consider me converted. The three primary ingredients in this product are jasmonic acid to repair wrinkles, beech tree extract to maintain firmness, and fragmented hyaluronic acid for moisture. The jar label touts improvements after two weeks, but I saw positive changes after only one night. I woke up with bright and glowing skin. Since this product is a thicker cream, a little goes a long way. For me, it works best as a nighttime treatment (like right after a girls' night out with lots of cocktails) when I don't have the energy for anything but a face wipe and one treatment. It's even moisturizing enough that you can skip eye cream altogether. Margaritas — what margaritas?
It's that time of year again: Kiehl's annual LifeRide for amfAR kicks off this Wednesday, July 31. The nine-day ride will start in Seattle and swing down to LA, making stops along the way to raise money for AIDS research. Famous faces like John Corbett, Gilles Marini, and Sharon Stone will be participating, and Kiehl's is making it easy for its customers to get involved, too.
As the motorcycle tour winds its way down the coast, it will be stopping at Kiehl's locations, and if you visit one of those stores on the day the convoy is in town, you'll receive 15 percent off your entire purchase. Kiehl's will then donate that 15 percent to amfAR, up to a $125,000 donation. Don't live on the West Coast? Kiehl's will be offering that same 15-percent discount at stores nationwide on Aug. 10 and 11. The brand is also introducing its Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve ($29), in stores and online, with 100 percent of the profits going to amfAR. A bevy of social media initiatives are also taking place, so make sure to check the official Kiehl's/amfAR website for more information. That's one motorcycle convoy we'd love to jump on.
Father's Day is approaching, and shopping for dear ol' dad can be tough — especially since he usually doesn't ask for much. Our Father's Day gift guide takes care of pops with offerings that groom and pamper him. Because, really, who doesn't love a little TLC? You won't go wrong with any of these special gifts. On Kirbie: Zara dress.
Need a killer BB cream? We have three new launches just in time for Summer that are guaranteed to work wonders while you're wearing them. Whether you need extra sun protection, need to blur your skin's imperfections, or maybe desire a shade that actually matches and evens out your skin tone, we've got just the ticket. On Kirbie: H&M dress.
April is Earth Month, and beauty brands are getting into the giving spirit. Bond No. 9 has created a special floral scent for the occasion called I Love New York For Earth Day ($105), and a portion of the proceeds will go back to help fund the city's parks and preservation efforts. Find out other ways you can get involved this month with just a trip to your local beauty counter.
With Earth Day right around the corner, Kiehl's has partnered up with stars Zachary Quinto and Alanis Morissette to benefit Recycle Across America. Both Zachary and Alanis have designed a limited-edition label for Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream ($47) to depict their vision of social responsibility, which will be available April 20. All of the proceeds from the celebrity-designed products will be donated to Recycle Across America. What's more, Kiehl's will also be donating an additional $50,000 to the organization. Talk about philanthropy.
Kiehl's is also using Earth Month to reinforce their Recycle and Be Rewarded in-store program. Haven't heard of it? Kiehl's encourages customers to return their used product containers back to their brick-and-mortar stores for recycling. In return, Kiehl's will gift customers a complimentary product for their recycling efforts.
Look for Zachary's and Alanis's limited-edition containers online and in stores starting April 20, and watch Zachary and Alanis talk about the cause below.
While Kiehl's is known for its dedication to charitable initiatives, the beauty giant is embarking on what may be its most creative philanthropic effort to date. In conjunction with DonorsChoose.org, Kiehl's is donating $50,000 to science education nationwide. But the impressive aspect of the campaign is that Kiehl's is allowing its customers to choose where their money is going to.
It breaks down like this: public school teachers post requests to DonorsChoose.org for their classroom. From March 11 to April 15, a quantity of Kiehl's new jumbo-size Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate (which will retail at $100) will be available in Kiehl's brick-and-mortar stores and online. When purchased, customers will receive a $50 gift code, which they can redeem at www.DonorsChoose.com/Kiehls to be applied to the teacher's request of their choice. Easy as that.
All of the requests will be science-based to align with Kiehl's pharmaceutical and scientific heritage. The projects will also be located in areas where Kiehl's customers live, giving donors the opportunity to give locally. Choosing your own adventure never felt this good.
'Tis the time for giving, and let the latest collaboration from Kiehl's be at the top of your shopping list. This year, the iconic brand has teamed up with pop surrealist Kenny Scharf to donate $200,000 to children's charities worldwide. Scharf created a new work called "Globo Mundo" for the project, which he described as "representing the whole world or globe; inspired by Kiehl's, its patrons, and their work in communities around the world."
When you purchase the limited-edition Creme de Corps lotion ($30-$75) or the Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter ($38) wrapped in the colorful design, 100 percent of net US profits will benefit RxArt, an organization that focuses on placing fine art in hospitals to inspire patients.
In the past, Kiehl's has collaborated with artistic stars like Jeff Koons and Brian Donnelly to outfit its Creme de Corps collection for charity. And this year the collection has Scharf's legendary comic imagery flair. Every vanity deserves a piece of this pop art, especially with such a worthy cause attached.
Oils get a bad rap when it comes to putting them on the face, but really, there's nothing to be afraid of. In fact, embracing facial oils will lead to supple, dewy skin that stays hydrated throughout the day — which is perfect for dry Winter weather. For those still a little leery of the oil-to-face movement, here's an explanation of why you'll love them (plus, check out three to try).
This isn't your typical beauty tour: Kiehl's is giving you the chance to channel your inner biker babe. Tomorrow, the brand brings back its annual LifeRide. The charity motorcycle tour kicks off in Miami on Friday and will speed up the East Coast, raising $115,000 for amfAR along the way. Celebrities such as John Corbett, Tyson Beckford, Tricia Helfer, and Katee Sackhoff will be biking and attending events sprinkled along the stops, where shoppers can shave 15 percent off the day's purchases. After hitting cities including Atlanta and Jacksonville, it all culminates with a celebration in DC before the International AIDS Conference begins. There, the Kiehl's panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display for participants to sign — all while rubbing elbows with the likes of Sharon Stone, amfAR's Global Fundraising Chairman.
Don't live near one of the tour stops, but want to help the cause? Pick up Kiehl's Limited Edition Active Lifestyle Essentials Kit ($74). Kiehl's will donate 100 percent of the net profits of these kits to amfAR. Get the scoop and tour dates at the Kiehl's Facebook page. So stick on some temporary tattoos, embrace your helmet hair, and join the ride.