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partner to support Canada’s Puffins

February 2015, Montreal, Canada – Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care is proud to donate 100% of net profits of the Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, an organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat through learning, awareness and research. The product will be available in all of Kiehl’s Canadian locations, as well as on kiehls.ca, as of April 7th, 2015.
(And if you hurry in to stores, you may be able to score an “adoption kit” with a cute puffin plushy and adoption certificate!)

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Maintaining Kiehl’s longstanding support of the environment, sales from the Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado will be used by Kiehl’s to symbolically adopt 300 puffins as part of the CWF Adopt a Species program. The Canadian Wildlife Federation will use the Kiehl’s adoption funds to support research projects to help better understand threats facing Canada’s at-risk seabirds and ensure their habitat is conserved through the CWF Endangered Species program. The program helps threatened and at-risk species through ground-breaking research projects and engaging education programs. Through “Kiehl’s Gives” initiatives to date, the brand has raised over $2,000,000 for environmental issues worldwide.

“Maintaining Kiehl’s longstanding mission of giving back to the community in support of environmental initiatives, we are delighted to be partnering with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to help conserve Canada’s natural environments, providing assistance to wildlife in need,” said Kristin Armstrong, Vice-President General-Manager, Kiehl’s Canada.

The unique label of the Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado features a work of art from the renowned Canadian artist Robert Bateman called “Bright Day – Atlantic Puffins”. Famous for his environmental paintings, Bateman’s art reflects his commitment to ecology and conservation.

KIEHL’S CREAMY EYE TREATMENT WITH AVOCADO

An eye cream providing a richer, creamier texture

Responding to customer requests and needs, Kiehl’s Since 1851 proudly introduced Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado in 2009 and it quickly became a Kiehl’s customers’ favourite.

This thick, creamy preparation helps keep the delicate skin around the eye area well hydrated. The fatty acids naturally found in Avocado Oil are superbly rich and act as effective moisturizers. Additionally, they provide a natural and gentle source of Vitamin A. Contains a high level of Shea Butter, known as a skin conditioning agent.

There is a unique two-part structure of the cream for dual hydration. Upon immediate application, the cream feels buttery to the skin. Gently blending the preparation on the skin will burst a barrier so that water is then released for maximum moisturization. This cream feels soothing to the skin and offers a most refreshing sensation. The texture also allows the cream to hold its place in the delicate under-eye area so it absorbs well and will not migrate into the eyes.

This colorant and fragrance-free treatment has been Ophthalmologist tested to be safe and gentle for use around the eye area. Additionally, this eye cream can be worn day or night. It also performs well under eye makeup.

Key Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Vitamins A & E, Shea Butter, Sodium PCA and Beta-Carotene.

Key Formula Attributes: A thick, creamy, superbly moisturizing treatment for the delicate eye area.

Retail Price: $57 (28ml)

The Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is available at Kiehl’s stores and www.kiehls.ca, as of April 7, 2015.

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KIEHL’S SINCE 1851

Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village neighborhood. Its unique, extensive background represents a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge developed and advanced through the generations. In addition to Kiehl’s freestanding stores nationwide, Kiehl’s products are available at www.kiehls.ca. Please join Kiehl’s Canada on Twitter @KiehlsCanada and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KiehlsCanada

CANADIAN WIDLIFE FEDERATION

Named one of Canada’s top 25 charities by the Financial Post, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national charitable organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, developing and delivering educational programs, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending policy changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information, visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca

ROBERT BATEMAN

Robert Bateman’s realistic painting style, featuring wildlife in its habitat, encourages the viewer to closely observe the natural world. Besides being one of Canada’s best-known artists, he is a naturalist, recognized by the Audubon Society as one of the 20th century’s “heroes of conservation”. He is a spokesman for many environmental and preservation issues, using his art to raise millions of dollars for these causes.

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KIEHL’S PARTNERS WITH ALICIA KEYS AND KEEP A CHILD ALIVE ON NEW FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE

Kiehl’s to Donate 100% of net profits of its Limited Edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate to Keep a Child Alive

Kiehl’s Since 1851, 14-time Grammy Award winning artist Alicia Keys, and Keep a Child Alive, the organization Keys co-founded in 2003, are partnering to bring dignified treatment, care and support to children and families affected by HIV. Beginning in January 2014, Kiehl’s will begin selling a limited edition of their Midnight Recovery Concentrate with 100% of the net profits, up to $200,000, benefiting Keep a Child Alive. The special edition designed bottle includes an important call to action from Alicia Keys to, “Join our movement,” echoing her continued drive to encourage everyone to use their voice for change and make a difference in the fight against AIDS.

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72% of children who need HIV treatment are not receiving it. By purchasing the limited edition Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, the public can join the movement and help get HIV treatment and loving care to children who need it most. Buying one bottle of Midnight Recovery Concentrate helps
Keep a Child Alive provide one month of HIV care, medicines, and love to a child living with HIV.

Beyond treatment, there are many critical aspects of this HIV care:
transportation to clinics; healthy meals that often are the primary meal of the day; fun activities for children to help them live positively and deal with the challenges of life with HIV; essential skills training for women so they can financially support their children going forward.

“Keep a Child Alive is working towards a world where everyone can lead fulfilling lives, regardless of their HIV status,” shares Alicia Keys. “Supportive partners like Kiehl’s are part of our extended family. They share our passion for bringing dignified treatment, care and support to children and families affected by HIV. Every action, big or small can make a difference and take us one step closer in making health care a human right.”

“Kiehl’s has a longstanding heritage of working to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic with our work beginning in the 1980’s, when it was taboo to even talk about the disease. Just in the past 10 years, we have raised more than $2,500,000 for the cause,” shares Cheryl Vitali, Kiehl’s Worldwide General Manager. “We are proud to continue this important philanthropic work with Keep a Child Alive, an effective, on-the ground, organization built on the foundation that every person has the right to health care and that all children deserve a future.”

While great advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS have been made in the past decade—with 54% of adults now getting treatment in low and middle income countries compared to the 0.13% ten years ago—AIDS remains one of the world’s most serious health challenges. Statistics also show that without HIV treatment, half of the children living with HIV will die by the age of two, and 80% by the age of five. Over 16 million children have been orphaned due to AIDS. As the startling statistics above make clear, there is still a lot of work to do to help children and families whose lives continue to be
dramatically impacted by the virus.

Read more about what I thought of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate here!

 

ABOUT KIEHL’S SINCE 1851
Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village neighborhood. Its unique, extensive background represents a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge developed and passed on through the generations. For more information about the company, please visit us at one of our stores, online at www.kiehls.ca, on Twitter and on Facebook.

ABOUT KIEHL’S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE
Midnight Recovery Concentrate – a Kiehl’s customer favorite with 1 product sold every minute globally – is a potent concentration of botanical extracts specifically formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids for optimal skin repair throughout the night. Affectionately referred to as “MRC” by Kiehl’s devotees, this lightweight, readily-absorbed elixir effectively restores skin’s healthy appearance overnight, resulting in smoother, more radiant complexion by morning. Enriched with Squalane, a botanical lipid, Evening Primrose Oil, rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Essential moisture to depleted skin. 30 ml, $48 Cdn.

ABOUT ALICIA KEYS
Alicia Keys is a 14-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. Keys released her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Girl on Fire in 2012, which featured powerful anthems and intimate ballads led by Keys’ signature soulful voice, and personable and relatable lyrics. A devoted and influential philanthropist, Keys co-founded Keep a Child Alive (KCA), and serves as Global Ambassador for the non-profit organization.

ABOUT KEEP A CHILD ALIVE
Keep a Child Alive, co-founded in 2003 by Keys along with activist Leigh Blake, believes that every person has the right to health care and deserves a future. Keep a Child Alive supports innovative, community-led responses that increase access to life-saving HIV care and treatment, nutritious food, and loving support for children and families living with and affected by HIV. To date, Keep a Child Alive has provided services to over 300,000 children and families and currently supports nine, innovative community-based partners in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, and India. With Alicia Keys as Global Ambassador, Keep a Child Alive uses its voice to raise awareness, mobilize people to take action, and rally resources in the global response to HIV.

 

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe that 2014 is already here?

Yesterday I rounded up some of my favourites for you, including my top ten polishes and top ten nail art looks. Today I will share some of my favourite beauty and hair care products! Believe me when I say it was tough to narrow them down to just a few. Hope you enjoy these posts as much as I enjoy writing them, and let me know in the comments what some of your favourites are!!

 

 

This year I finally tried Butter LONDON’s Lippy, a liquid lipstick/gloss hybrid, and fell in love. My favourite of them was Wine Gums, second from left below.

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Two products that  I cannot live without are from my manicure essentials post: cuticle oil, like Qtica’s amazing Solid Gold and a cuticle eraser stick like the one below. (Get both at Nail Polish Canada.) Another great cuticle cream is Lemony Flutter from Lush!

SolidGold Cuticleeraser

A product I was excited to try this year, and absolutely cannot live without now, was Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour® Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm. I use this product religiously before bed, and it has helped so much, especially through the winter months. Speaking of which, it’s time to hit the EA counter for a backup….

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Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is another must-have, not only because of the non-greasy texture that helps your skin look refreshed every morning, but because of its delicious, soft, natural essential oil scent. I literally inhale deeply as I apply this each evening – dare I say it is intoxicating?

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Another new line I had the pleasure of trying this year was Kevin Murphy, an Australian hairstylist’s innovative hair care line. My favourite was the Young.Again.Masque, a deep conditioning treatment that my processed hair just loves. Another great product with a delicious, soft scent!

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If you have long, especially chemically-processed hair, you must know that daily washing is a no-no. Dry shampoos are what saves us, and two I absolutely love are göt2b’s Rockin’ it Dry Shampoo and OSiS+ Refresh Dust by Schwarzkopf Professional! Both come in a handy spray bottle (so nice for keeping one in your gym bag), and both bodify your hair in the process. OSiS+ was even released in a triple-size bottle and was named “best dry shampoo” in Salon Magazine’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards!

g2b_RI_CAN_DryS_HRNWSKP-Osis-RefreshDust-TextShamp1One more hair product favourite this year was BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Finishing Treatment. Offered in regular and light versions and containing Marula and Argan oils, I never skip applying this to towel-dried hair. It helps protect your hair from heat styling, and moisturizes those pesky ends. And again, it smells so amazing!

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I confess a love for… Dior. 2013 saw Dior launch the incredible Diorshow Fusion Mono eyeshadows, single pots of a gel-mousse eyeshadow formula that can be used wet or dry… and when used wet, they leave behind a metallic, high-shine, incredible finish. I am head-over heels! (Think it would be wrong to collect the other 4 metallics that I don’t have?)

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And speaking of Dior… are you a Dior Addict? With the Mystic Metallics launch, Dior added a few more Dior Addict Gloss shades, including the lovely, nude yet sparkly Charm. These glosses are phenomenal for the range of shades that are offered, from wisps of colour to saturated hues that smell amazing, apply and wear phenomenally, and best of all, offer a non-sticky finish. Absolute favourite!

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Just a couple of months ago I discovered Dior’s Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil, applied to a wet or dry face to dissolve all traces of makeup, including pesky eye makeup. Rated as one of InStyle’s Best Summer Skincare Products for 2013, it is a godsend, allowing me to rub my makeup off and not leaving behind any oiliness. Love!

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Finally, another new discovery for me was the Lip Glow from Dior – a lip balm that hydrates and also enhances the natural colour of your lips (in its original pink formula)! Below is the newest addition to the Lip Glow family, a Coral shade to be launched on January 15th!

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I hope you enjoyed my 2013 Favourites posts!

 

What are some of your favourite beauty products?

~xo

 

Deliciously whipped and decadent like a scoop of vanilla ice cream, Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter is as buttery as they come. Truly a luxuriously scented cream, it is light on skin yet rich in 24-hour hydration. Decadently air-whipped for instant penetration to restore, protect, and soften skin, its formula is quickly absorbed leaving behind  an addictive scent.

KiehlsKey ingredients include shea butter, Squalane, jojoba and beta carotene:

  • Shea Butter is the natural fat obtained from the fruit of the African Karate tree and is widely used in lotions and cleansing products for its hydrating properties. Protects skin from dehydration, restores skin’s suppleness and improves the appearance of dry skin.
  • A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. It has an exceptional affinity to skin, and because it’s easily absorbed, Squalane helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.
  • Jojoba Oil is extracted from the beanlike seeds of the desert shrub Simondsia Chinensis and has been traditionally used by both Mexicans and Native Americans for skin care purpose. It reduces transepidermal water loss without completely blocking the transportation of water vapor and gasses, providing suppleness and softness. It is nurturing for the skin and helps to restore skin’s natural lipid barrier.
  • Beta-Carotene is a naturally derived antioxidant predominantly found in many orange/red vegetables such as carrots. It is used in Vitamin A production and gives an orange tint when used in skin care products.

The formula contains NO parabens, glycols or silicones.

Following Kiehl’s tips to apply on damp skin to seal in moisture, I started using the Body Butter immediately after a shower or bath, on slightly damp skin. Being whipped, the product does not require emulsifying; simply dip into the jar and apply. It leaves behind a slightly moist finish that absorbs slowly into skin, with a hint of its delicious, soft, warm luxurious scent. Unlike some other body butters that feel great immediately but only sit on top of skin, leaving you feeling dry within hours, this body butter actually absorbs and leaves your skin hydrated, even the next day. And I truly don’t know how Kiehl’s does it, but their softly scented products are intoxicating!

It’s time I pick up a smaller jar for my desk…

For more information or to purchase, please visit Kiehl’s online for Canada or USA, or anywhere that Kiehl’s is sold!

~xo

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

A product I have had my eye on, I was thrilled to finally get a chance to test Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Promising to provide “younger-looking skin by morning, this lightweight, readily-absorbed elixir effectively restores skin’s healthy appearance overnight, resulting in smoother, more radiant complexion by morning.” So many enticing promises that I literally tore into the package the first night!

A paraben-free, fragrance-free, mineral-oil free product, the directions are to apply 2 – 3 drops on cleansed skin, alone or under your moisturizer. And so I decided to take the Midnight Recovery Concentrate for a test drive.

More details from Kiehl’s:

Kiehls-Midnight-Recovery ConEnriched with Squalane, a botanical lipid similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids, Evening Primrose Oil, rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Essential Oils including Lavender, our formula provides a boost of essential moisture to depleted skin. These naturally derived oils instantly penetrate the skin surface to help replenish it. Our recovery concentrate works at night when skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors. With skin hydrated, supple and soft, rest assured you can say goodnight to tired-looking skin.

The first time I used this elixir, I actually woke up and noticed that I looked refreshed, like I had slept 10 hours. And not in the TV commercial, not realistic, fully-made-up movie way. But in a fresh, yes-I-was-at-the-spa kind of way. It made my skin glow, plump… I was sold!

The product comes in a dark blue bottle with a dropper to help you utilize the right amount. It is a clear, oil-based serum, but it does not feel oily at all once you apply it. I would compare it to a dry oil – it is literally absorbed the moment you apply it. And the scent…. oh the scent is delicious! Though without any fragrances, the product has the soft scent of some of its essential oils; I picked up lavender along with a hint of evening primrose oil. It is absolutely divine! (It smells so heavenly that I am secretly hoping Kiehl’s will release a body moisturizer with the same scent…)

I used the elixir both alone and under my regular moisturizer, and I found I could get away with it alone, though I prefer the additional hydration my moisturizer provides. I’ve been using it regularly for a good few weeks now, and it has become an essential part of my beauty routine. Even the feeling of applying it on my skin, along with that beautiful soft scent, makes me feel as though I’m at a spa…

Final verdict? Everyone needs to try Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate to see its results for themselves!

For more information or to purchase, please visit Kiehl’s online for Canada or USA.

~xo

 

 

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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