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Autism Spec­trum Dis­or­der (ASD), a de­vel­op­men­tal con­di­tion, is a global is­sue that af­fects over 1 per cent of the world’s pop­u­la­tion. That’s an es­ti­mated 70 mil­lion peo­ple world­wide af­fected by autism. This year, Kiehl’s part­ners with ac­tor Matthew McConaughey for their 2017 Global Phil­an­thropic Cam­paign ben­e­fit­ting Autism Speaks to raise aware­ness for autism, and work to change the fu­ture for chil­dren who strug­gle with the con­di­tion. Here, Matthew shares more on this spe­cial part­ner­ship:

WHY HAVE YOU PART­NERED WITH KIEHL’S ON THIS PROJECT? Kiehl’s has a strong com­mit­ment to phi­lan­thropy and they of­ten choose to sup­port causes that not many peo­ple are talk­ing about. That is why I de­cided to col­lab­o­rate with Kiehl’s and Autism Speaks. I also am and have been a fan of their prod­ucts and the work they con­tinue to do. I knew it would be a good fit!

HOW CAN ONE HELP CHIL­DREN AF­FECTED BY THE AUTISM SPEC­TRUM DIS­OR­DER? The best way to sup­port th­ese chil­dren and their fam­i­lies is pro­vid­ing them with ac­cess to early

de­tec­tion and in­ter­ven­tion ser­vices. De­tec­tion can hap­pen as early as 18 months in some cases. Re­search sup­ports that chil­dren on the autism spec­trum that re­ceive sup­port ser­vices early on have more op­por­tu­ni­ties for im­proved de­vel­op­ment and in­de­pen­dence. WHAT IS THE IN­SPI­RA­TION BE­HIND THE LIM­ITED-EDI­TION DE­SIGN? From a paint­ing that my old­est son Levi painted. HOW DO YOU KEEP A HEALTHY LIFE­STYLE? My mother al­ways told us when it’s light out­side, we should be out­side, and to try and break a sweat ev­ery day. Those are two things I still try to do. WHY ARE YOU IN­VOLVED IN PHIL­AN­THROPIC INI­TIA­TIVES? Life feels most ful­fill­ing when you can do things for oth­ers that make a dif­fer­ence. With my Just Keep Livin Foun­da­tion, we are hit­ting kids at a very piv­otal time in their lives and I am hon­oured to work with th­ese amaz­ing kids.

Kiehl’s x Matthew McConaughey Lim­ited Edi­tion Ul­tra Fa­cial Cream, RM230.

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