Kiehls Earth Day Celebration
Rather than wait until Apr. 22, the official Earth Day, Ashley Judd and Anthony Mackie turned up at Kiehl’s in Santa Monica Apr. 7 to raise environmental awareness by unveiling labels they designed for the company’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque.
With net proceeds from the product’s sales going to Recycle Across America, the night’s ceremonies included a presentation of a supersized mockup of a $50,000 check by Kiehl’s USA president Chris Sallgardo to the charity’s executive director Mitch Hedlund.
For more details, read my story online here in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times or in the newspaper’s Sunday Image section on Apr. 20. Readers will also find a few more details and pictures on this page.
So who came to the pre-Earth Day celebration?
As Zen Freeman played deejay for partygoers inside the packed skin care boutique, guests included Gilles Marini of “Switched at Birth,” who is so committed to the environment that he raises chickens, grows lemons and grapefruits and recycles water on his property.
“In my life,” said Marini, “It’s Earth Day every day.”
Teddy Sears of “Masters of Sex” said he and his wife Milissa Sears always “stay conscious of environmental conservation and stewardship of the earth.”
On another topic – namely, the TV show, on which Sears plays an enthusiastic test subject – Sears said “We had such a great first year, I’m over the moon.” Sears added his compliments to the writers for devising “such rich characters, all doing the best they can in the situations they find themselves in, even if they sometimes make the wrong decisions.”
As regards the subject, “It’s very topical,” he said. “We still don’t have all the answers to sex, love and attraction. We still don’t know what makes people come together and what makes people fall in love.”
More guests were “Scandal” assassin George Newbern; Jennie Garth of “Beverly Hills, 90210;” Tamera Mowry-Housley of “Sister, Sister;” Tricia Helfer of “Killer Women;” Zoe Lister-Jones of “Friends With Better Lives;” Jason Kennedy of “E! News” and photographer Laurie Lynn Stark, who took the portraits of Judd and Mackie displayed in the windows.
In a quiet corner, Judd talked of her interest in the environment, serving on the board of Defenders of Wildlife, and supporting Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky, which she described as “an under-known, under-used and under-supported national historic park,” which she has visited often since childhood.
Calling himself a lifelong recycler, Mackie emphasized the importance of clean water. “There’s nothing more important,” he said.
Top photo: From left, Ashley Judd, Kiehl’s USA president Chris Salgardo and Anthony Mackie join in Kiehls Earth Day celebration (photo, Alexandra Wyman for Invision)
Second photo: Gilles Marini of “Switched at Birth” at the Kiehls Earth Day Celebration (photo, Alexandra Wyman for Invision)
Third photo: Jennie Garth chats with George Newbern at the Kiehls Earth Day Celebration (photo, Alexandra Wyman for Invision)
Fourth photo: Tamera Mowry-Housley at the Kiehls Earth Day Celebration (photo, Alexandra Wyman for Invision)
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Published Apr. 9, 2014 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA