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[Updated] Michael C. Hall, Chloë Sevigny and Kiehl's team up for clean water in honor of Earth Day

April 8, 2011 |  4:17 pm


Partygoers piled into Kiehl's in Santa Monica Thursday for an early celebration of Earth Day with Michael C. Hall of "Dexter" and Chloë Sevigny of "Big Love" at a benefit for the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global coalition of nearly 200 organizations that work to protect local waterways from pollution.

In honor of the occasion, which falls each year on April 22, Kiehl's U.S.A. President Chris Salgardo handed over a check for $100,000 to Liz Crosson of Santa Monica Baykeeper, the alliance's Los Angeles affiliate. Organizers said the check represented 100% of net proceeds from a new limited edition of Kiehl's cleansing face mask, labeled for Hall and Sevigny.

“Growing up on Long Island Sound, I saw first-hand the garbage rolling up on the beach,” said Sevigny. “Now when I’m in Connecticut, I still go with my mother to pick up trash from the beach.”

Hall, a North Carolina native, said he spent time on the beaches too. "It instilled in me an appreciation of the environment,” he said. “When Kiehl’s approached me about the Waterkeeper Alliance, it was a no brainer for me to join in.”

"We're very fortunate at Kiehl's," Salgardo said. "We've always had a lot of good friends who have been very generous to us."

With DJ Paul Sevigny -- Chloë's brother -- providing the tunes, guests perused the boutique's skin and hair care products and mingled. Among attendees were Sam Trammell of "True Blood," with his wife Missy Yager, Mario Lopez of "Saved by the Bell," Stephanie Pratt and Kristin Cavallari of "The Hills," Tricia Helfer of "Battlestar Galactica," Giuliana Rancic of "Fashion Police," Robert Buckley of "Flirting with Forty," Matthew Rhys of "Brothers & Sisters," and Gilles Marini, Season 8 runner-up on "Dancing With the Stars" and also of "Brothers & Sisters."

-- Ellen Olivier

[Updated April 14, 3:29 p.m. A prior version of this post misspelled the name of "Battlestar Galactica" as "Battlestar Gallactica."]

Photo: Michael C. Hall, Chloë Sevigny, Santa Monica Baykeeper's Liz Crosson and Kiehl's U.S.A. President Chris Salgardo attend the launch of Kiehl's "Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque" on Thursday in Santa Monica. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez /Getty Images.