World Aids Day: care for the cure with these products

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As in past years, Kiehl's and other brands have created limited-edition products that make it easy to do your share for World Aids Day.

This year's Hand Care for a Cure hand cream by Kiehl's, selling for $12.50 on the label's website and in its international boutiques, is meant to protect your hands from winter dryness, with all its net profits going to AIDS research foundation amfAR.

In addition, Kiehl's has teamed up with fashion designer Derek Lam, who previously compiled a travel kit of beauty products for the brand. This time, Lam designed a quilt made from 48 fabric squares assembled from Kiehl's employees all over the world. The final piece goes on show at the Kiehl's store on 13th Street/3rd Avenue in New York December 1 before it will go on a global tour and be auctioned off for charity.

Kiehl's is not the only beauty brand releasing beauty products for the cause: MAC, for example, has launched the Miracles Happen Viva Glam Lip Kit ($22.50), which benefits the MAC AIDS Fund.

In fashion, hand-drawn Converse RED sneakers will become available on the label's website December 5, Nike's RED Laces to help cure AIDS in Africa are already available, and Stella McCartney has teamed up with the Gap (which currently also carries her kids' line) for the RED Stella T, featuring bright-red printed jewelry.

Both MAC's Viva Glam lipstick range and RED products benefit AIDS-related research all year around.