After donating USD 1 million to Covid-19 relief efforts, Kylie Jenner will now produce hand-sanitizers. On Tuesday, the 22-year-old beauty mogul and her mother, Kris Jenner announced that they will be teaming up with Coty Inc to donate hand sanitizers to hospitals in southern California, who are facing a shortage amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Alongside the Jenners, Coty, which acquired a 51% stake in Kylie Skin and Kylie cosmetics in 2019, will be mass-manufacturing the hand-sanitizers to be donated to the “medical and emergency services staff,” taking care of patients affected by Covid-19. According to reports, the hydroalcoholic gel will be produced at some of Coty’s factories, with the production not affecting Kylie Skin products, while Kylie Cosmetics has paused distribution due to California’s stay-home order. The custom hand-sanitizers will also be sent out with a special note for the recipients which is said to read, “Dedicated to first responders working to support our communities.”
In March, Jenner also took to her Instagram to urge her then 166 million followers to practice social distancing. “I know I’ve already been doing my daily reminders about how important it is right now to practice social distancing and self-quarantine,” said Jenner. “I’m going on my ninth day. The coronavirus is a real thing. I listened to the Surgeon General this morning and even though I’ve already been doing my daily reminders, he definitely encouraged me to come on here and talk to you guys so you can see me and hear me.”
“If you live with your parents, you don’t want to go home and get your parents sick,” she said. “You might have it and not even know and be infecting other people. It’s serious, and the only way that we’re going to slow this down is if we do this because there is not a cure right now.”
“Nobody is immune to this. Millennials are not immune to this,” added Jenner. “New evidence actually shows that a large percentage in the hospital right now are young adults.” Her plea was accompanied by her pledge to donate USD 1 million to Los Angeles-based medical workers for personal protective equipment.