Did you know that product packaging makes up almost 45% of the trash found in landfills? Luckily, many brands like MAC, Lush, and Kiehl’s have found creative ways to reduce that number—by rewarding you with a new product or a discount toward your next purchase when you recycle your empty products. Click the photo to learn exactly how it works.
Products With a Purpose: Alanis Morissette and Zachary Quinto Design Kiehl’s Lids to Promote RecyclingApr 1, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
Here’s a beauty launch that you really oughta know about: Alanis Morissette and Star Trek stud Zachary Quinto designed custom packaging for Kiehl’s! Both stars created limited-edition lids for the brand’s famed Ultra Facial Cream, and the collaboration is anything but “Ironic” for activists Quinto and Morissette—all proceeds from the upcoming launch will benefit Recycle Across America. (The Earth-friendly beauty brand enlisted the help of Rosario Dawson and Florence Welch for a similar project last year.) Keep an eye out for Quinto’s and Morissette’s designs when they land in Kiehl’s stores nationwide and kiehls.com later this month, just in time for Earth Day on April 22.
Plus, find out which sustainable beauty products really work in our gallery.
Not only is it the end of the Mayan calendar today, today is also the winter solstice! The annual astronomical event marks the shortest day of the year, and the official start of winter. In honor of the longest night of 2012, we put together a list of our five favorite overnight products that go to work while you sleep. Unless you have any post-Mayan apocalypse parties to attend, turn in early to let these skin serums, hair masks, and DIY facials do overtime so that you wake up to a brighter complexion and healthier strands. Click through our gallery to shop our five favorites!
Kiehl’s partnered with New York-based pop artist Kenny Scharf to create the fourth annual limited-edition Creme de Corps Collection. Like Kiehl’s previous collaborations—Jeff Koons did last year’s set—100% of profits will support children’s charities around the world (shop it for $29 to $75 at kiehls.com). And Kiehl’s isn’t the only one tapping visionaries. Other beauty brands have called on influential artists to produce contemporary art-inspired products and packaging. See the gallery of our favorite collaborations.
What does sustainability mean to actress Rosario Dawson? Or musician Florence Welch? Each star answered that question by designing the packaging on Kiehl’s Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, its latest eco-minded beauty product. (The answer: a heart-shaped Earth for Florence and a rocky mountain for Rosario.) The masque will be available online at kiehls.com and in stores April 3rd—just in time for Earth Day!—with all proceeds benefiting Recycle Across America. Click through the gallery to see more celebrities who donated their creativity for the project.
Going green has never been more fashionable thanks to a slew of eco-friendly products—and their celebrity supporters! Julianne Moore leads the charge with her limited-edition label for Kiehl’s organic Acai Damage-Protecting Tonic Mist (Pharrell Williams, surfer Malia Jones and artist Jeff Koons also front the campaign). One hundred percent of the proceeds from the spray’s sales benefit the Rainforest Alliance. Fashion brands and retailers are also celebrating Earth Day with special initiatives. Loomstate will plant a tree with every purchase made today, while Louis Vuitton is donating 10% of today’s online sales to Global Green USA. Rock & Republic is offering 20% off a new pair of jeans, just for donating an old pair to one of its stores! Check out more eco-friendly products & deals in the gallery below.
Eco-friendly beauty brand Kiehl’s is celebrating Earth Day by collaborating with Julianne Moore and three other socially conscious celebrities on limited-edition labels for their Açaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist. “It was a no-brainer because I’ve been shopping at Kiehl’s for years,” said Moore. “I believe in the company and I hope my involvement will encourage my peers to generate awareness for socially responsible causes and to find new and innovative ways to be more kind to the planet.” The participants, including artist Jeff Koons, musician Pharrell Williams and model/surfer Malia Jones, had the chance to depict their vision of social responsibility on their label and the results are stunning! Bottles are now for sale at kiehls.com and will be available at Kiehl’s stores in April, with 100% of the profits donated to the Rainforest Alliance.