Kiehl’s Introduces Mr. Bones!


Kiehl’s is celebrating Mr. Bones, a Kiehl’s Icon by partnering with 13 creative minds to support children’s environmental HIV/AIDS research charities via worldwide donations up to $200,000.

Kiehl’s is proud to announce our newest global program “Meet Mr. Bones” – celebrating Kiehl’s scientific heritage and commitment to giving back in partnership with influencers from all genres.  Alicia Keys, Padma Lakshmi contibuted in this picture.

The original Mr. Bones skeleton is the actual human skeleton used by founding family member, Aaron Morse during consultations to educate patrons on various ailments – and how our remedies would address them. Today, Mr. Bones represents Kiehl’s pharmacy heritage, commitment to customer service, education and science.

Each partner was given free rein to design and build his or her own Mr. Bones, and each will be on display throughout the seven New York metro area stores for six weeks, June 2 through July 14th.   

Our partners, each of whom is participating on behalf of their chosen charity, are:

  • Alicia Keys
  • Costello Tagliapietra
  • David Chang with Steve Keene
  • Desi Santiago
  • Frank Kozik
  • Kenny Scharf
  • Nathan Sawaya
  • Olek
  • Padma Lakshmi
  • Tats Cru
  • Timothy White
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Terry Richardson

For their participation in the project, $200,000 will be donated to organizations supporting Children, the Environment, and HIV/AIDS causes worldwide that were chosen by our partners.  At the end of 2012, each of these Mr. Bones will be auctioned off to further benefit each charity.

Beginning June 2 and through July 14, all 13 of the Mr. Bones will be on display during store hours at Kiehl’s free-standing stores throughout the New York metro area for the enjoyment of our patrons:

  • Kiehl’s Since 1851, 109 Third Avenue, New York
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851, 154 Columbus Avenue, New York
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851, 841 Lexington Ave., New York
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851, 400 W. 14th St., New York, NY
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851, Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, NY
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851, Garden State Plaza, 355 Route 17 North, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851, The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills

Photos and Videos from each partner describing their Mr. Bones will be available on

  • IN KIEHL’S STORES:  Patrons who participate in a complimentary skin care consultation or 20-minute facial or make a purchase will be given the chance to win prizes including Kiehl’s gift cards (valued from $25 to $500) and full-size Kiehl’s products, T-shirts, and even a dermatologist visit with Kiehl’s consulting dermatologist Dr. Adam Geyer.  In a game of chance, guests will get to choose a Kiehl’s packette sample out of a box of samples, some of which are specially marked as prize-winners.
  • IN KIEHL’S STORES VIA TWITTER: Patrons who Tweet their “check in” or photo of Mr. Bones from any retail store to @KiehlsNYC and include #MrBones and #KiehlsGives, can win prizes that include a $500 Kiehl’s gift card.
  • ON FACEBOOK:  Visitors to will be able to personalize and style their own Mr. Bones, save it to the Kiehl’s gallery, and enter to win prizes including a $1,000 Kiehl’s gift card.  The personalized Mr. Bones can also be saved and shared on the participant’s Facebook page.

 What would YOUR Mr. Bones look like? Mine would have on a Chanel suit and a Philip Treacy fascinator 🙂

From our partners


  1. Mamavalveeta03 says

    I do NOT care for Terry Richardson. He’s pretty pervy, if you ask me. I’m not sure why he continually is in demand as a photographer. I think there are better ones out there that don’t have a “porn” edge to them. I’m going to go out on a limb here (sarcasm duly noted) and guess that Richarson’s “Mr. Bones” is going to have a…..never mind.