Kiehl’s famed Creme de Corps body lotion is one of our go-to products all year long, and with the increasing chill to the air, an extra layer of the hydrating formula does the body good. In time for the holidays, the beauty brand is taking an extra step to do even more good by teaming up with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. By purchasing a jar of the Kiehl’s Creme de Corps whipped body butter, you can take a step to end childhood hunger in the United States — up to $100,000 from all net proceeds will benefit the No Kid Hungry cause, which provides additional meals to children in need. One jar provides 380 meals, and in addition to the amazing cause it benefits, we’re also loving the festive drawing adorning the lid by 11 year-old Sofie Shore, daughter of Share Our Strength’s co-founder Debbie Shore. Pick up the Creme de Corps whipped body butter, available in either grapefruit or coriander, for $38 at kiehls.com.
Your smartphone isn’t the only thing getting an upgrade in technology! Skincare has come a long way since the very first cleanser arrived on store shelves many decades ago, and thanks to all the cutting-edge technology used in today’s complexion-perfecting devices, the contents of your makeup bag can start to look like the latest version of the iPod. From zit-zapping lightsabers and electrically-charged wrinkle erasers, to facial steamers and innovative anti-aging patches, we rounded up 9 futuristic skincare devices that really deliver.
Quick history lesson on beauty oils: These suddenly-seen-everywhere elixirs have been around since Cleopatra’s days, and today movie stars from Marilyn Monroe to Gabrielle Union are rumored to have dabbed them on. But it wasn’t until argan oil hit the scene about six years ago that they really exploded and proved to be a true miracle fix for everything from dry skin and frizzy strands to brittle nails. Today’s ultra-refined (nongreasy!) formulas are often a blend of rich, hydrating botanical oils and can also be used in myriad ways, says N.Y.C. dermatologist Jeannette Graf. Click the photo to find out how to slip these essential oils into your routine.
Your guy’s one-stop shop is expanding into grooming! Mr. Porter, the stylish younger brother of Net-a-Porter, has just launched their guys’ grooming category, and while some men consider themselves exempt from the rituals of skin and hair care, the e-tailer’s luxe offerings just might change that. The store is stocked with items from Perricone M.D., Malin + Goetz, Aesop, and more, with products to suit every kind of guy — and every price range. Single products like Baxter of California’s Face Wash and Malin + Goetz’s Hair Pomade start at $15 and $20, respectively, while more luxurious picks like Dr. Harris’ Four-Piece Shaving Set are priced at a cool $350. Head over to mrporter.com to browse the full lineup now!
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Gone are the days of searching for a separate brush head so your Clarisonic can do double-duty for your pedicure — the people behind everyone’s favorite rotating brush have created a version especially for your soles! The Clarisonic Pedi comes equipped with a different motor than the version for your face, meaning it works overtime to cover the areas your pumice stone didn’t quite catch. It also comes with two different brush attachments — a smoothing disc for sloughing away rough areas, and a wet/dry buffing brush for softening skin. Also included: A trio of gentle exfoliating products to really enhance the spa experience. Find the Clarisonic pedi for $199 at clarisonic.com!
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From a nap-inducing retreat with reflexology to a beauty bar where you’ll get a mani, blowout, and smoky eyes (at the same time!), we bring you our list of the country’s standout salons and spas. The best part? InStyle readers get an exclusive discount at all of them! Click the photo to find a city near you and let the pampering begin.
Emmy Rossum and Origins have joined forces for a cause! The beauty brand has teamed up with Charity: Water, a non-profit organization that provides water to people around the world who cannot easily access a clean source, and Rossum has jumped on board as the spokesperson. Last night at the New York City launch of the Origins SmartyPlants CC Cream ($35; origins.com), the star told us why she’s lending a hand. “Origins is a brand I’ve used and loved for years, and I love that they are involved with this amazing charity,” she told InStyle.com. “Eco-charity is also really big in my life, and it’s important for me to give back.” Rossum, whose do-good attitude is evident through her previous work with the Global Green charity, is urging fans of Origins to make a $30 donation to Charity: Water specific to Ethiopia, after she heard the story of one woman’s plight there. For the first 1,000 donors, the beauty brand will match the donation amount. “Charity: Water is an organization I’ve always admired,” she said, adding how she commends Origins for its matching policy. Each individual contribution will provide clean water to a person in Ethiopia, and you can even donate via Twitter — simply tag @charitywater on Twitter with the #donate and #smartyplants hashtags, and include the amount you’d like to give. Head over to charitywater.org for more information.
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Joe Manganiello, is that you? We almost didn’t recognize the True Blood star at the Style Awards in New York City last night, where he hit the red carpet sans facial hair. Manganiello plays the werewolf Alcide Herveaux on the vampire-themed series, which poses the question — could this be his way of commemorating the show’s end, or did the John Varvatos suit he wore call for a clean-shaven finish? Either way, we’re into it, and since filming has yet to start for True Blood’s final season, he has time to let his scruff grow back if needed. We want to know: Do you like his new look? Tell us by voting in our poll below.
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