Yesterday we had the pleasure of sitting down with Mad Men star Christina Hendricks in her Manhattan hotel suite to discuss everything from lipstick to that gorgeous pale skin (she’s absolutely stunning and so sweet in person!) to her workout regimen. Hendricks is supporting the Latisse Wishes Challenge, which allows consumers to donate a minimum of $20 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which LATISSE then matches, working toward a goal of donating $500,000. Take a peek at our conversation:
In honor of Earth Day (but extending through the summer), 100 percent of the net proceeds from Kiehl’s Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque ($23) will benefit Waterkeeper Alliance, a charity dedicated to protecting Earth’s water sources. The tubs are decked out in gorgeous labels specially designed by the actors Chloë Sevigny and Michael C. Hall (we’re partial to Michael’s stained glass-esque artwork), and the mask itself contains white clay to purify, oat kernel flour to absorb oil, and aloe to soothe. Do a good deed, get great skin!
We’re wild for these gorgeous CoverGirl Limited Edition Clean Powder Compacts ($7 each): Each purchase provides a week’s worth of clean drinking water to a child in a developing country, in partnership with the charity Children’s Safe Drinking Water. The compacts, which come in Sensitive, Normal, and Oil Control formulas, are available now at food and drug retailers as long as supplies last, and in Walmart stores starting in June. Do good, look good!
This week’s pick falls into the do good, feel good category: 100 percent of the purchase price of Aveda’s Limited Edition Light the Way Candle ($12) goes to the Global Greengrants Fund, which works to supply clean water to people around the world. The Light the Way program has raised a whopping $12 million over the past four years—their goal is to contribute $4 million more this year. And the candle itself isn’t too shabby: The French lavender and sage organically-scented soy wax is housed in a glass made from a reclaimed beverage bottle. Helping someone by buying something beautiful? Now that’s a beautiful thing.
Cult classic Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Lotion is decked out for the holidays, courtesy of famed contemporary artist Jeff Koons. The Kiehl’s Jeff Koons Limited Edition Creme de Corps comes wrapped in the artist’s colorful, iconic Tulip Balloons print. Best of all, 100 percent of the net profits from each sale will be donated to the Koons Family Institute, a branch of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. A gift—for yourself or another—that truly gives back!
Head out to your local Lancôme counter, or visit lancome-usa.com, this Friday on “Genes Day”: For every bottle sold of its breakthrough Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate that day, the brand will donate $7 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and has pledged a minimum $100,000 donation. The cushiony serum claims to stimulate the activity of genes in your skin, boosting radiance and smoothing texture. If you just want to give the product a try, visit the counter Friday for a free seven-day supply. Cheers to great genes—and deeds!
Haircare brand göt2b is sponsoring Cupcake Week, which raises money for the charity CancerCare for Kids that supports children with cancer. Visit cupcakesforacause.org, send a free e-cupcake, and göt2b will donate $1 to the charity. Want to do more? Simply “Like” göt2b on Facebook, and the brand will donate another dollar to CancerCare for Kids. Sounds like a sweet deal to us!
Donate to charity without spending a dollar: To celebrate the launch of the new Suprem’Essence line, for every “Like” of the VEET Facebook page, the brand will donate $5 to Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation program that provides girls in struggling countries with necessities like healthcare, clean water, and school supplies. Cheers to VEET for making giving easy—and free!