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Whole Blends partners with Mandy Moore, UNICEF on donation campaign

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Whole Blends is looking to raise funds for children living in emergency situations with the help of actress and Garnier Brand Ambassador, Mandy Moore and UNICEF.

The partnerships main goal is to raise awareness and funding to provide relief, and restore a sense of normalcy in children’s lives, the companies said.

“I’m very proud to be working with Whole Blends to support UNICEF’s outstanding life-saving work caring for children and families in need,” Mandy Moore, Garnier Brand Ambassador said. “I want people to know that together by supporting UNICEF we have the power to help the world’s most vulnerable children and ensure that they have a bright future.”

Until Dec. 31, $1 of every purchase of the exclusive Whole Blends Holiday Kit — sold at Walmart — will support five children living in emergency situations for a day, and give them the opportunity to play, lean and heal.

“UNICEF is grateful for Garnier’s partnership and commitment to building a better future for the next generation,” Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of UNICEF USA said. “With Garnier’s support, we can better respond to the most vulnerable in emergencies, help restore a sense of normalcy, and fight for the survival of children who face incredibly tough circumstances.”

In addition, Garnier Whole Blends will host a donation campaign on Nov. 10 on Instagram that will invite the social community to comment a blue heart emoji on a @GarnierUSA post that features the Whole Blends x UNICEF Holiday Kits from 10 AM PST to 10 PM PST. Each blue heart will amount to a $1 donation.

Funding from the sale of the holiday kits supports UNICEF’s work in emergencies, which includes providing various kits to communities including:

  • The UNICEF School-in-a-Box Kit, which helps give children access to education in the world’s most challenging locations;
  • The UNICEF Early Childhood Development Kit, which helps young children under the age of six play and develop their skills;
  • The UNICEF Recreation Kit, which aims to help children recover from trauma through team sports with a teacher; and
  • The UNICEF Hygiene Kit, which is filled with essential items to help households safeguard family health in the aftermath of natural disasters.

Further information can be found on the UNICEF section of Garner’s website or by checking the #GarnierSupportsUNICEF hashtag on social media.

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Kristin Ess launches a hair tool line at Target

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Celebrity hairstylist Kristin Ess, who counts actresses Lucy Hale and Jenna Dewan as clients, is expanding her relationship with Target.

The retailer announced that Ess would be bringing a line of hair tools to its shelves, following her successful hair care collaboration with the company, which included everything from shampoo and conditioner to styling products and a rose gold hair tint.

Featured items in the new collection include:

  • The Kristin Ess 3-in-One Flat Iron, which retails for $80;
  • The Kristin Ess Texture Taming Root Control Iron, retailing for $55;
  • The Kristin Ess Defining + Detangling Mini Flat Iron, which retails for $50;
  • The Kristin Ess Iconic Style Professional Blow Dryer, retailing for $100;
  • The Kristin Ess Soft Wave Pivoting Wand Curling Iron, retailing for $60;
  • The Kristin Ess Space Saving Compact Pro Dryer, retailing for $50;
  • The Kristin Ess Beach Wave Curling Iron – 1”, which retails for $50; and
  • The Kristin Ess Soft Wave Curling Iron, which retails for $50

“I’m most excited about the opportunity to help people master their hair from start to finish,” Ess said. “I’m working hard to make sure there is a routine for every hair type, and I think this tool collection is simply and extension of that. You can get really far with product, but it’s also important to be armed with the right tools to get the perfect finish.”

The full collection of products can currently be shopped via Target’s website and in-store as well.

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Gillette intros SkinGuard razor for sensitive skin

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Gillette has launched the latest addition to its family of products.

The Boston-based company, which is part of the Procter & Gamble portfolio, unveiled its new SkinGuard razor, which is designed to meet the needs of those who possess sensitive skin and to stop irritation.

SkinGuard, which is positioned between two spaced blades to gently smooth and flatten skin away from the razor blades during shaving, ensures hairs get trimmed at the surface levels and reduces tug and pull, while guarding skin from irritation, the company said.

“Gillette decided it was going to crack the code on irritation during the shave, and quickly saw that the majority of problems men experience are tied to a shave that is too close for their comfort level,” Jean Ibrahim, global grooming R&D leader at Gillette, said. “We challenged ourselves to rebuild the traditional razor from the ground up, optimizing for comfort above all else because we believe all men, including those who have sensitive skin, deserve to look and feel their best.”

The razor also absorbs the weight from the hand so blades press less on the skin, the company said.

“From our founding as a single-blade razor company to today’s latest innovation, Gillette has never stopped exploring ways to make the experience better for men everywhere,” Gary Coombe, president of P&G global grooming, said. “The introduction of Gillette SkinGuard addresses a real problem for millions of men — and represents our commitment to ensuring every man has access to a shave that feels as good as it looks, and helps him look, feel and be his best.”

Gillette’s SkinGuard will be on the shelves of major food, drug and mass stores nationwide beginning December 2018 and continuing into January 2019. One handle and cartridge will retail for $7.99, two refill cartridges for $8.99 and four cartridges for $14.99.

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