Beauty Bulletin: Hilary Swank Teams Up with American Cancer Society, Kinerase's New Charity Campaign, and More
With summer about to officially kick off, brands all over are getting involved in new skin cancer initiatives. Check them out, plus other news below.
Hilary Swank Partners with American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society announces the development of a new documentary film in collaboration with Academy Award-winning Actress Hilary Swank to inspire women nationwide to make their own health a priority and take everyday steps to help prevent cancer. The film helps mark the first anniversary of Choose You, a nationwide movement created by the American Cancer Society to raise awareness that 1 in 3 women will get cancer in her lifetime and the actions women can take today to help change that statistic. More than half of cancer deaths could be prevented if people maintained a healthy weight through diet and regular exercise, avoided tobacco products and got recommended cancer screening tests. Choose You the documentary tells the powerful and emotional stories of three women on their journey to put their personal health first despite many challenges such as family situations, busy schedules, and other roadblocks that often get in the way of a woman's personal health priorities. The documentary will be released online for women everywhere on June 23 at www.chooseyou.com. Women can join the movement and receive an invitation to the online premiere by registering at www.chooseyou.com or by "liking" Choose You on Facebook.
Kinerase Introduces Change Your Skin, Change Your Life Campaign: Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC is pleased to announce the launch of the "Change Your Skin, Change Your Life," campaign, in which their sub-brand Kinerase will make three charitable donations in 2011. Each donation, which will be made in June, September, and December, will be decided upon by consumer suggestions on the Kinerase Facebook page. Participants will submit their favorite charities and then vote on the ones they like. The charities will then be narrowed down to the three most popular, at which time fans will have one week to vote again. The charity with the most votes will be the beneficiary of Kinerase's donation. Each donation will consist of 20 percent of the proceeds from sales of a selected product for a one month period at Ulta. The first product will be the Kinerase Lotion in June, the second will be the Kinerase Intensive Eye Cream in September and the last will be the Kinerase Cream in December.
The voting process will begin Monday, May 16th, when voters will submit the name of their favorite charity and on May 31st the winning charity will be announced. Immediately following voters are encouraged to visit their local ULTA and purchase Kinerase where a percentage of the proceeds will go to the charity.
Schick Intuition Partners with The Glamourai for a Sweepstakes: Through May 26th, fans can visit the Schick Intuition Facebook page and vote on the three original designs by fashion blogger Kelly Framel, creator of The Glamourai and select their choice for next year's handle. Additionally, fans can also enter the Schick Intuition Summer Essentials Sweepstakes. Three lucky winners will receive The Glamourai's top five summer essentials, which includes everything from stylish sunglasses to a must-have beach tote to the new Schick Intuition Naturals razor everything you'll need to look smooth and stylish this season.
Free Bond No. 9 Refills in NYC: Bring all your empty perfume bottles regardless of brand to any Bond No. 9 counter. There's just one small catch: You must purchase any two Bond No. 9 items (excluding pocket spray and soaps) Sunday, May 22, through Saturday, June 4. Customers can participate in the Refill event at:
Bond No. 9 New York Boutiques:
897 Madison Avenue (73rd Street) 212.794.4480
680 Madison Avenue (61st Street) 212.838.2780
399 Bleecker Street (11th Street) 212.633.1641
9 Bond Street (Broadway & Lafayette) 212.228.1732
Saks Fifth Avenue
Mott 50 Donates to Skin Cancer Foundation: Mott 50 is donating 10 percent of sales from their tunics back to the Skin Cancer Foundation to help further cancer research. To make a purchase and get more information, visit www.mott50.com.
Jan Marini Block Over Bake Contest: In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Jan Marini will be hosting a contest to educate people on the importance of sun protection. Share your top summer skin tips, with an opportunity to win FREE Jan Marini goodies! To enter, visit Jan Marini's Facebook page. Contest ends May 31 and the winner will be announced June 1.
Eucerin and Derm TV conquer Skin Caner Awareness Month: Dr. Neal Schultz, creator of DermTV.com has teamed up with Eucerin this week in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and will be sharing tips for easy and effective sun protection. Dr. Schultz and Eucerin are looking to hear from you about you own sun care tips! Visitors can post their personal sun care regimens on Dr. Schultz's Facebook page with the chance to win prizes, such as a Lands End Beach Package, a $50 gift card to The Sunglasses Hut, and some amazing Eucerin products! The winners will be announced this Friday, May 20th.
Pat McGrath Introduces Dolce&Gabbana's Summer Must-Haves: World-renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath will debut the Italian Summertime Collection and Animalier Bronzer from Dolce&Gabbana The Makeup at Saks Fifth Avenue flagship location in NYC Saturday, May 21. For a one-on-one consultation schedule at appointment at 212-940-4949.