Kiehlâ€™s Since 1851, the New York City-based apothecary and creator of fine quality skin and hair care, opened its doorsÂ in Ambience Mall, Gurugram. With the launch of itâ€™s new Store of The Future flagship store, Kiehlâ€™s also announced the launch of theÂ Limited Edition Ultra Facial CreamÂ in association with Autism Speaks and Academy Award Winner Actor Matthew McConaughey.
With Kiehlâ€™s customer-centric heritage and decades-old commitment to local communities, this year Kiehlâ€™s IndiaÂ has contributed its focus towardsâ€‹ philanthropic endeavors for the cause of Autism. On that account, Kiehlâ€™s collaboratedâ€‹ with Swara Bhaskar to support this cause with Gurugram basedÂ school, â€‹Autism Centre for Excellence (ACE)As a part of this association, Kiehlâ€™s India will donate 1% the sales made of the Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream to the cause of Autism to ACE.
Swara Bhaskar, celebrated Bollywood actress, graced the occasion with her presence, who was joined byÂ Ms. Shriti Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer at Kiehlâ€™s India and Dr. Archana Nayar, founder at Autism Centre for Excellence, to inaugurate the flagship store.Â
Swara Bhaskar showed her support towards the cause of Autism by visiting Autism Centre For Excellence (ACE) and spending quality time with the children at ACE, interacting and playing games. Swara also took part in a special cake cutting ceremony with the children.
Kiehlâ€™s is an absolutely phenomenal brand when it comes to both skincare and philanthropy and I feel so fortunate to have been able to be here at the launch of their Ambience Mall Gurugram flagship store and to honour the cause of Autism.â€ added â€‹Swara Bhaskar, Bollywood Actress.â€‹
â€œThe collaboration with Kiehlâ€™s for Autism outreach and the visit by Swara Bhaskar have been extremely encouraging for ACE. Such interactions highlight the issue of mental disability and helps raise acceptance and awareness by many folds.â€ says Dr. Archana Nayar, Director Autism Centre For Excellence.
About ACE: Autism Centre for Excellence is a school for autistic children, conceived with the vision of improving the level and quality of autism related interventions in India. The school has beenconceptualized in collaboration with Boston based New England CentreÂ for Children (www.necc.org). The programme at ACE, first of its kind in India, is completely data driven and based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
ACE was founded by Dr. Archana Nayar, driven by her passion and love for children with a special need. Her endeavour was to set up a school and a diagnostic centre for Autistic children. Her own son being autistic, Dr. Nayar has a deeper insight on autism, and is extremely passionate about increasing autism awareness in the country.Â