Kiehl’s: The Peter Max Holiday Collaboration

Kiehl’s, the leading skincare brand hailing from New York, has had a long-standing affiliation with the artist community. Each year, the brand revamps the packaging of its most-loved products into limited editions based on the works of noted artists. Past partnerships include the likes of Jeff Koons, Kenny Scharf, Eric Haze and Craig & Karl.

This year, Kiehl’s has collaborated with sixties pop artist Peter Max. Inspired by the art legend’s acclaimed work “The Cosmic Runner” this season’s limited-edition packaging perfectly embodies Kiehl’s energetic spirit, and make for uniquely beautiful holiday gifting.

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“It was a magical and inspiring experience working with Peter Max, as we as a company have such a deep admiration for him as an artist. Kiehl’s shares many of the same ideals that are celebrated in Peter’s work – love, joy, community, and environmentalism. In addition to our packaging, we are translating his design into our windows, in-store merchandising, and gift box sets which will provide our customers with an experience that evokes Peter Max’s vision of holiday in a uniquely Kiehl’s way.” – Maria Gustafson, Senior Vice President, Global Creative for Kiehl’s. 

“The Cosmic Runner”: Drawing from a wide range of subjects, Max captures the beauty of nature with sunsets over mountains, rolling landscapes, and puffy clouds, accented by his iconic “Holiday Flyers” that dance across the sky through his signature vibrant color palette.

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Image taken from the America Art Gallery website. Click here for details.

Kiehl’s products that will get the Peter Max facelit this festive season include the Kiehl’s Crème de Corps, Crème de Corps Whipped, Ultra Facial Cream, and a new collection of scented Richly Hydrating Hand Creams in Lavender, Coriander and Grapefruit.

Lucky me, I got sent the Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Whipped and the hand creams! Already a major Kiehl’s fan, I was gobsmacked by the vibrant retro packaging. Your favorite brand in limited edition eye-catching packaging is surely a win-win to me.

Creme de Corps 500 ml – AED 280:

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps comes in a generously large 500 ml bottle, and is a savior for dry winter skin. Considered the most hydrating body moisturizer in the Kiehl’s line, this lotion is loaded with nourishing natural oils as well as Beta-Carotene and Squalane.

Although it can be categorized as a body ‘lotion’, it has a richer, creamier texture than most. I love how moisturizing it is. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps is like a rich cream, without the greasiness. The consistency of Kiehl’s Creme de Corps is absolutely divine, and would suit most skin types.

Moreover, it is fragrance-free making it ideal for sensitive skin.

The original packaging is classically simple and Kiehl’s. The Peter Max edition makes my bottle a gorgeous keepsake for the season!

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New Richly Hydrating Hand Creams 30 ml x 3 – AED 190:

Inspired by the cult classic Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, the new Ultimate Nourishing Hand Creams are available in three scents—Grapefruit, Coriander, and Lavender.

Formulated with Shea Butter, which protects skin from dehydration and restores skin’s suppleness, and Vitamin E, which is known as a strong anti-oxidant and helps to protect the skin, Kiehl’s Ultimate Nourishing Hand Creams provide all-day hydration and leave sin feeling hydrated and soft.

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These three little cutesie colorful packs of 30 ml hand creams come in one gift box, and would be ideal as a stocking filler for Christmas.

The 30 ml tube size makes the Ultimate Nourishing Hand Creams ideal for carrying around in the bag.

The Grapefruit Ultimate Nourishing Hand Cream has a refreshing citrus scent, and is currently living in my office drawer. A burst of grapefruit is a great wake-up call midway through a busy work day!

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Likewise, the Lavender Ultimate Nourishing Hand Cream, infused with the relaxing, sleep-inducing scent of lavender, is ideal for the bedside.

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I wasn’t too sure about a coriander-scented hand cream, but surprisingly this spicier variation of Kiehl’s Ultimate Nourishing Hand Cream is my favorite of the three! It is subtly scented, and smells rather exotic.

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All three variations of the Kiehl’s Ultimate Nourishing Hand Creams are absolutely gorgeous on dry hands. The rich creaminess of shea butter means a little goes a long way, and my paws feels soft and supple without the greasiness.

Here’s hoping Kiehl’s keeps the Ultimate Nourishing Hand Creams in their range well beyond the Peter Max collaboration.

Kiehl’s Stockists

For more information on Kiehl’s, follow them on Facebook. Kiehl’s stockists in the UAE include the following:

Dubai Stockists:

  • Kiehl’s The Dubai Mall, first floor
  • Kiehl’s Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall
  • Kiehl’s Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates
  • Kiehl’s Mercato Mall
  • Kiehl’s Dubai Festival City Mall
  • Kiehl’s Dubai Marina Mall

Abu Dhabi Stockist:

  • Kiehl’s Areej, Marina Mall

Happy holiday shopping!

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