Cosmetics can be a fun outlet of expression, a way to unwind and a part of your daily routine. But what if, with a stroke of a mascara brush or the indulgence of your brand new lipstick, you could make a difference? The following are cosmetic brands that do just that! The brands below are dedicated to making an impact on the world through donations and partnerships with different charitable organizations. Read on to find out more about cosmetic brands that give back.
Lush Cosmetics offers the Charity Pot- a container of care and hydrating cream. Made with a mixture of cocoa butter, almond oil and ylang ylang, the Charity Pot is not only helpful to you by nourishing your dry skin, but also to different organizations worldwide. Over $4,000,000 USD have been donated to more than 350 charities from sales of the Charity Pot! This is because100% (yes, that is every dollar spent) of your purchase goes to organizations that share the same ethics as the cosmetics brand!
Sephora’s big heart is helping The American Heart Association and other organizations with the sale of its exclusive YOU+ SEPHORA Cosmetic Collection set. The set includes a mini lip gloss, nail polish and gold-glitter liquid eyeliner in a black-and-white striped makeup bag. The cost of the set is $20 USD, but $13 USD of the amount goes to charity- The American Heart Association if purchased online or another organization is purchased in stores. To learn more about what organizations are being supported by the cosmetic set, visit Sephora.
Have a passion for the preservation of the wolrds’ rainforests? Tarte Cosmetics is working with Sambazon’s Sustainable Amazon Partnership (SAP) to do just that. SAP is “a public and private collaboration to promote lasting sustainable management of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.” Purchases of a Tarte product that contains the company’s t5 super fruit complex™ will make contributions to SAP, ultimately helping preserve the rainforest, and providing employment opportunities and educating communities in Brazil.
Josie Maran Cosmetics
Josie Maran Cosmetics is “all about beauty that’s anything but skin deep.” Maran designed her cosmetic line to be healthy for both her customers and the world- containing her signature ingredient of 100% pure Argan Oil and packaging her products in an eco-friendly manner. The brand is dedicated to producing luxury products that make an impact, collaborating with City of Hope Cancer Center, Moroccan Women’s Co-ops, Natural Resources Defense Council’s Polar Bear SOS Initiative and the JMC Model Citizen’s Campaign.
In LEX Cosmetics’ elegant little bottles are bursts of imagination, stories of inspiration and the opportunity to give back! LEX Cosmetics is an online nail polish shop that allows you to design your own colors, tell a story of how that color inspires you and vote for colors designed by other customers. The shop sells each bottle nail polish for $10.00 USD and 10% of your purchase will go to one of the multiple organizations LEX Cosmetics is helping that month. LEX Cosmetics has donated to organizations including the ASPCA, Habitat For Humanity, Girls On The Run and many others.
Cosmetics can be a huge part of your daily routine and can now make an even bigger impact on the world. Keep your eyes peeled for more charitable cosmetic brands when making your purchases, for these are only a few of the many out there!