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1) Derek Lam: Kiehl's is amping up its partnerships of late. Today, we get notice via email blast that NYC designer Derek Lam has created a Limited Edition Travel Kit for the skincare and body label, filled with the designer's favorite Kiehl's products: Lip Balm #1, Crème de Corps, Amino Acid Shampoo, Crème de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream, and Conditioner & Grooming Aid “Formula 133". The travel-sized items are packed in a rectangular, brown Derek Lam dopp kit and retails for —gulp—$225, available online and, locally, at the Robertson Boulevard and The Grove Kiehl's boutiques. [Racked Inbox]
2) Brad Pitt: In philanthropic save-the-world style, Brad Pitt has partnered with the brand to create 6.8-ounce Kiehl’s Aloe Vera Biodegradable Liquid Body Cleanser, to be released in October, retailing for $16.50 at Kiehl's shops and online globally, as well as stores such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. WWD reports that 100% of the net profits from sales of the cleanser will benefit "JPF Eco Systems, a charitable foundation created by Kiehl’s and Pitt to support global environmental initiatives that 'minimize impact on the environment through thoughtful design.'"
The first beneficiary will be Pitt's Make it Right org "which is helping to fund construction of environmentally sustainable and affordable housing in New Orleans for the displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina." Made from aloe vera, glycerin and coconut-derived cleansers, the ultra sustainable product—the first Cradle to Cradle certified beauty item for its environmentally-intelligent design, as well as being "free of parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate and dyes, with a food-grade, postconsumer recycled bottle"—will be a permanent product to the Kiehl's lineup. Though Pitt's handwriting is reproduced on the bottle, he will not be in any ads to sell the product. [WWD, subscription req]