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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!

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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

 

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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