WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With only weeks to go until the 2020 general election, the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), representing global cosmetics and personal care products companies, announced today an industry pledge to provide employees meaningful time off to engage in civic activities around the November election. Member companies signing the pledge are coming together for the first time to encourage civic engagement and work to ensure a safe environment for employees to exercise their right to vote.  

“PCPC and the beauty industry have always been ahead of the curve not only creating innovative products but also looking at innovative ways to conduct our businesses. This pledge is just another example,” said PCPC Board Chair Keech Combe Shetty, executive chair of Combe Incorporated. “We don’t wait around to be told we should be good corporate citizens. We do it because it’s the right thing to do.”

“Beauty and personal care businesses thrive when employees are engaged citizens and actively participate in their communities,” said PCPC President and CEO Lezlee Westine. “Our members are among the first to come together as an industry to support employees by providing flexibility and resources to help them be active citizens.”

Specifically, signing companies pledge to:

  • Provide employees work flexibility or time off for the November 2020 general election, including civic engagement activities, such as voting, volunteering, working at the polls or any other appropriate activity; and
  • Encourage employees to exercise their civic responsibility, including registering to vote, strengthening a culture of civic participation.

The “Beauty Counts…Time to Vote” industry pledge is updated as additional companies sign on, and can be found in full here.

“Our employees deserve the necessary support to take time to vote and fulfill their civic duty safely,” said Combe Shetty. “Our country thrives when all

From Marie Claire

Shani Darden, esthetician to the stars and the founder of Shani Darden Skin Care, is certainly one to trust when it comes to all things beauty. In the latest episode of Masked and Answered, the skincare expert gives us the rundown on her morning and nighttime skincare routine, and shares what she does every day to get hydrating, youthful skin.

The skincare aficionado kicks off her masking session using IS Clinical’s Hydra Intensive Cooling Mask. Darden says she adores this mask because of its ultra hydrating and anti-inflammatory capabilities.

When it comes to her favorite at-home beauty ritual, Darden swears by a daily 20-minute LED light masking session. The esthetician uses the Déesse Pro Mask on the anti-aging setting to boost the collagen in her skin and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. “I use this all the time to keep myself young,” Darden proclaims in the video.

Darden begins her morning routine with a gentle Cleansing Serum from her eponymous skin care line before going in with the iS Clinical Pro-heal Serum. For her eye area, she banishes dark circles with CosMedix’s Opti Crystal Eye Serum, and she moisturizes and protects her skin with Supergoop’s PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50.

As for Darden’s nighttime routine, she takes off the day with the same gentle cleanser from her morning routine before using the Shani Darden Saki Toning Essence and Retinol Reform. A couple of times every week, Darden forgoes her retinol reform application to perform an at-home peel using Dr. Dennis Gross’s Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel. To keep her skin hydrated throughout the night, she uses Dr Nigma Talib’s Hydrating and Plumping Serum No1 before concluding her routine with Shani Darden’s Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer.

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