Archive: Skincare

Kiehl’s Recycle and Be Rewarded! project with Florence Welch, Mark Ruffalo, Rosario Dawson and Spike Lee, and Recycle Across America‏

Kiehl’s has launched another environmentally conscious program called ‘Recycle and Be Rewarded’, which is a Limited Edition series with labels designed by four celebrities: Rosario Dawson, Spike Lee, Florence Welch and Mark Ruffalo.

100% of the net proceeds will go towards Recycle Across America. Kiehl’s also donated $100,000 to RAA, a non profit organization dedicated to solving the environmental crisis.

With a twofold approach, Kiehl’s is determined to improve recycling methods and further educate our customers on the importance of consistent recycling: We’ve introduced a new product to benefit RAA’s efforts with some incredible celebrity partners, and with the organization’s help, are relaunching our in-store recycling program to help educate and encourage our customers in their recycling efforts.

In honor of the new series, Kiehl’s has launched a Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque series featuring labels designed by the celebrities.

The project includes:

ON OUR SHELVES AND KIEHLS.COM:

We have introduced a Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, with limited edition labels designed by Spike Lee and his children, Rosario Dawson, Mark Ruffalo and Florence Welch, and 100% of the net proceeds of this collection will benefit Recycle Across America. With every purchase of one of these Limited Edition products, our customers will be contributing to RAA’s efforts: The funds will be used to create 150,000 standardized recycling labels that will easily communicate the proper recycling procedures to the public.

IN OUR STORES:

We are relaunching our Recycle & Be Rewarded! in-store recycling program with brand-new redesigned bins, featuring labels designed by Recycle Across America, with four different segments to properly separate the various recyclable materials that make up a Kiehl’s product.

Recycle and Be Rewarded! is a program in which Kiehl’s patrons may return their empty Kiehl’s bottles, tubes and jars for recycling, in exchange for product. This program is available in all Kiehl’s free-standing stores nationwide.

In encouraging our customers to recycle their Kiehl’s bottles, we are ensuring that those empties are recycled properly, helping them to think more about recycling in general, and give them a reward for doing so. (3 empties=a Lip Balm #1; 5 empties=1 product from the Official Kiehl’s Travel Collection; 10 empties= any single product with a value of $25 or less.) Since 2009, Kiehl’s has already recycled 500,000 bottles!

GO HERE for more info!

Does your lady business need a little bleaching? There’s a product for that!

Have you ever thought that your lady parts need a little lightening up? (Yeah, me either)

There’s a new ad for an Indian skin lightening product called Clean and Dry Intimate Wash, that promotes a product that bleaches that whole area!

In the commercial, a couple lounges in their house, the man idly reading a newspaper while the woman pouts to herself because, clearly, he’s ignoring her due to her dark-colored privates. Luckily, she gets ahold of Clean and Dry, which makes her vulva a few shades lighter, and her husband is happy-go-lucky again. Whew! Divorce averted.

Skin lightening creams have a long and controversial history in India and Asia, including a spree of ads for the products that feature darker-skinned women who seem devastated over the fact that they’re not Caucasian. A popular Bollywood actress shucked lightening cream for the Body Shop in ads that made her skin look multiple shades paler than it does in real life. Vaseline even launched a line of whitening creams — and a phone app that lets you digitally lighten your skin — in India. And women in Jamaica are making potentially dangerous bleaching creams with homemade ingredients.

Of course, some people think lightening creams shouldn’t be a sociologically-charged issue, arguing that women who seek pale skin aren’t any different than Caucasian women who want to be tan. (Or this article, which strangely argues that fair features are… easier to see?)

But regardless, when the ideal of light skin gets intimate, a beauty issue that’s already controversial gets sexualized, and you end up with commercials like the one above that not-so-subtly blames your relationship problems on your skin tone.

GROSS!!! I’ve never thought of lightening my lady business, and even after watching this commercial – the idea still doesn’t sound exciting.

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Splendid launches new skincare line!

Up until now, Splendid has been the uber-famous brand of comfy cotton tees worn by celebrities like January Jones and Jessica Alba. Now – they have launched the Splendid Soft Skin lineup, which includes body lotion, hand cream, body scrub, body butter and shower gel, ranging from $12 – $32!

The products are available in three scents and feature cotton extract to help your skin feel as soft as their cozy clothes!

Go to splendid.com for more info – and shop away!


Introducing Murad’s NEW Pomegranate line!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Murad’s new line of pomegranate products. I was lucky enough to receive two of the products to try, and I had to share them with you! I tried the Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser and the Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer.

I have used Murad products for years – and so to try NEW products was like Christmas morning for me.

I am absolutely in love with these products. The cleanser is gentle – yet effective. It makes my skin tingle, which I love. The moisturizer is so wonderful. I don’t think there’s any shimmer in it, but my skin looks like it’s glowing all day when I wear it. My skin has felt healthier – more firm. My pores are smaller, and my skin overall – looks amazing.

In case you missed my post a couple weeks ago – here’s why Murad is going with pomegranate – and why it’s so good for your skin!

From healthy, beautiful skin to lower stress levels, the pomegranate is a valuable resource in helping jumpstart your complexion and your mood.

Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and author of The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger, shows us six ways pomegranates can help your skin look younger and your body feel healthier.

Build Youth Back into Your Skin

Summer berries aren’t the only way to get your antioxidant fix. The pomegranate, a winter fruit, has powerful antioxidants that assist in the cellular renewal process and help cells stay plump with water. It also boosts anti-aging agents, helping to maintain skin’s collagen levels, and fights oxidative stress that ages us internally and externally. You can eat pomegranate to reap the benefits but also look for topical products that contain Pomegranate Extract to help fight free radical damage and promote overall skin health.

Decrease Inflammation

Winter weather is known to inflict a mild inflammatory reaction in exposed skin, like the face and hands. Studies have shown that Pomegranate Extract significantly reduces the activity of proteins that cause inflammation. It also reduces the production of pro-inflammatory compounds produced by cells isolated from cartilage.

Increase Your Oxygen Intake

Exercise is great way to increase oxygen flow. However, the cold winter weather can make it challenging to get daily exercise. Research shows that eating organic pomegranate seeds and drinking pure pomegranate juice can increase oxygen levels to the heart and skin cells, making the skin look fresh and smooth–without having to hit the gym!

Minimize Cultural Stress

A study found that having pomegranate juice every day resulted in lower stress hormones and a reduction in blood pressure, which leads to healthier, happier skin. Volunteers in the study reported feeling less distressed and more enthusiastic in their general well-being after consuming pomegranate juice.

Boost Your Natural SPF

Many people think that sun damage is only prevalent during summer months, yet the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage skin even through overcast weather. One of the most important foods to combat sun damage is pomegranate, which contain polyphenols, like ellagic acid. Murad’s clinical trials show roughly a 25% improvement in SPF when a pomegranate extract supplement is added to a diet because it boosts natural sunscreen levels. If topical sunscreen also contains pomegranate extract, there is an additional improvement in SPF by 20%. Studies have also shown the application of pomegranate to the skin minimizes the risk of developing skin cancer.

Help Banish Breast Cancer

Murad recently partnered with City of Hope to help raise funds for breast and women’s cancers research, education and treatment. So it only makes sense that the internationally acclaimed hospital would find the pomegranate to be as amazing of a superfruit as Murad did. City of Hope researchers identified six chemicals in the pomegranate that suppress aromatase — a substance in the body that helps produce estrogen. About 70 percent of breast cancers need estrogen to grow, so pomegranate is a prime candidate as a breast-cancer-blocking super food. Other scientists have also detected two substances in the fruit with the potential to fight both colon cancer and diabetes.