THALBERG TO LAUDER: Marisa Thalberg has joined the Estée Lauder Cos. Online in the newly created position of vice president, global online marketing. She will report to Dennis McEniry, president of ELC Online. Thalberg will be charged with strengthening and growing digital marketing efforts across the brands, noted McEniry. She will also oversee relationships and agreements with divisionwide marketing partners.

SONIC SPEED: Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Inc., creator of the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush, has announced two additions to its board: Jane McKellar, chief executive officer of the Stila Corporation, and Joel Kanter, president of Windy City Inc., a privately held investment firm. As well, PBL has acquired new financing through a major investment by Rosewood Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm with more than $600 million under management. The new financing will fund expansion plans and accelerate new product development.

BEING COWED: Dr. Hauschka Skin Care has announced its first charity alliance with the world hunger organization Heifer International. Beginning Sept. 4, the German-based holistic skin care company will donate 25 percent of sales of its face, bath and body care trial kits to the nonprofit organization. The donation will provide livestock to impoverished families and help build self-reliance for struggling communities around the world. The products, Daily Face Care Kit, Daily Body Care Kit and Aromatherapy Bath Kit, will be wrapped in a commemorative band detailing the goals of Heifer International.

MYTHOLOGICAL SCENTS: Serge Lutens looked to medieval mythology as inspiration for his latest fragrances, dubbed Sarrasins and Louve, which will bow in September. Sarrasins, the term used in the Middle Ages to describe the people of the Saracen or Arab empire, is a deep purple-colored jasmine-based scent. It will retail for 105 euros, or $140 at current exchange, for a 75-ml. pour bottle. Louve, which is French for "female wolf," has a white-colored almond-based juice meant to recall the animal's snowy habitat. It will retail for 95 euros, or $127, for 50 ml. Sarrasins will be carried exclusively at Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido in Paris, while Louve will be available worldwide in September.

ASIA SPECIFIC: Cosmetics brand RMK has teamed up with See by Chloé, fashion label Chloé's diffusion line, to create a collection of makeup and toiletry bags. The limited edition pouches, which are decorated with prints from See by Chloé's fall-winter collection, will bow in September exclusively in Japan. RMK is also celebrating its 10th birthday this year and, to fete the event, introduced anniversary editions of its best-selling products starting earlier this year.CANCER BENEFIT: Some say that beauty isn't exactly curing cancer — but skin guru Sonya Dakar is certainly giving it the old college try. During the Oscar season this past spring, Dakar had her celebrity clients — including Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Drew Barrymore and Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson — sign bottles of her eponymous 365 SPF 30 sunscreen. An online auction for those bottles will wrap up June 30 — last-minute bidders can try — and all proceeds are going to CancerCare. But the giving won't stop there: The company will donate 5 percent of all 365 SPF 30 sales to the organization to the end of August.

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