Hello Kitty may be one of the most popular cartoon characters to ever come out of Japan, but for her 45th birthday, it’s a Korean beauty brand that’s throwing her the biggest party. The Crème Shop has just announced a collaboration with the iconic Sanrio cat, aptly called the Celebration Collection, to commemorate four and a half decades of colorful cuteness — and the adorable products fit Hello Kitty’s vibe perfectly.
The eight products in The Crème Shop x Hello Kitty Celebrate Collection is focused almost entirely on skin care, offering what is essentially an entire regimen, from cleansing to makeup prep. Each item’s packaging is drenched in pink with hints of multicolored “sprinkles,” but it’s what’s inside each bottle, jar, and wrapper that takes the collection from endearing to effective.
First up are the Strawberry Rosé Complete Cleansing Towelettes, which deposit alpha lipoic acid (from the titular strawberries) and vitamin C onto skin while fully removing makeup — even the most stubborn waterproof varieties. Once your face is feeling clean, follow up with the Apple Essence Serum, a crystal clear formula that contains little ceramide beads to hydrate and plump skin on contact. For even more moisture, there’s Pink Water Crème Ultra Dewy Face Cream, which promises to smoothe and protect skin with hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich watermelon.
For quick boosts of radiance and smoothness, the Celebrate Collection also features the Me Time Youth Promoting Sheet Mask — which features collagen, cucumber, and white tea to calm, brighten, and improve elasticity — and caviar-infused Hydrogel Under Eye Patches, both of which are printed with a Hello Kitty design. And while you wear them, hold your hair off your face with the Teddy Headyband (yes, Headyband), a super-soft headband that you’ll be tempted to wear in public.
It’s not just facial skin care in this collaboration. There’s a Whipped Cacao Hand Cream, which leaves skin moisturized with shea butter and vitamin E while imparting a sweet scent. And in the makeup category, there’s the Setting & Priming Spray which uses rosewater and diamond essence to hydrate, soothe, and help keep foundation in place.
Already irresistible, The Crème Shop x Hello Kitty Celebrate Collection is made even more so by the fact that it ranges from $4 to $20. And you don’t have to wait long to get your hands on it — all of it launches exclusively at Ulta on Friday, October 25.