Coronavirus: Kylie Jenner to start making hand sanitiser through beauty empire

Wednesday - 01/04/2020 21:49
Kylie Jenner attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Picture: Getty Images.Source:Getty Images
Kylie Jenner attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Picture: Getty Images.Source:Getty Images
Makeup mogul Kylie Jenner is using her beauty empire to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, announcing her company will start making hand sanitiser.

Kylie Jenner is using her beauty empire to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 22-year-old billionaire quietly donated $US1 million ($A1.65 million) last week to help supply protective gear to healthcare professionals fighting COVID-19 on the front lines.

And on Tuesday, she and momager Kris Jenner partnered with Coty, the beauty conglomerate and Kylie Skin investor, to manufacture hand sanitiser for hospitals in southern California.

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“The custom hand sanitiser includes a special message for recipients: ‘Dedicated to first responders working to support our communities,'” according to a press release, Page Six reports.

A rep for the brand confirmed that the hand sanitiser will be made by Coty’s factories and will not affect the production of Kylie Skin products.

However, fulfilment centres that work for both Kylie Cosmetics and sister Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty line have halted production under California’s statewide shelter-in-place order.

 
The 22-year-old billionaire’s company is dedicating the hand sanitiser to first responders. Picture: AFP
The 22-year-old billionaire’s company is dedicating the hand sanitiser to first responders.
Picture: AFPSource:AFP
 

Fashion giant LVMH and beauty companies including L’Oréal and Estée Lauder have similarly pivoted to produce hand sanitiser, which has been in short supply since the coronavirus crisis began.

Kylie has been urging her millions of fans to stay home and practice social distancing, and was even named by the Surgeon General in a call-out to influencers to help encourage people in California to flatten the curve.

On Monday, she echoed the sentiment of the entire world with a moody self-isolation post on Instagram.

“Bored in the house and I’m in the house bored,” she wrote to her 168 million followers.

Finally, something we all have in common with the Kardashian-Jenners.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced here with permission

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