5 Beauty Brands that Give Back
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Beauty and makeup products can range widely in their costs. And, while we can easily talk ourselves into purchasing our favorite products, many of us rarely think about where our money is really going. Therefore, you may be unknowingly supporting practices or philosophies you may not agree with. But, that does not have to be the case! There are a number of cosmetic companies that, in addition to producing high quality products, believe in giving back and making the world a better place. Here are 5 Beauty Brands that Give Back, and that you can feel good about purchasing!
MAKE Beauty is a user-friendly collection that is designed to be layered, so that you can control how much product you are wearing. MAKE is made in New York City. The products are paraben-free and never tested on animals. 10% of sales are donated to the We See Beauty Foundation, which supports women-led, worker-owned cooperative businesses across the Americas.
Peacekeeper Cause-Metics is a beauty company on a mission to better the world. The goal behind Peacekeeper is to raise money for women’s urgent human rights issues, by making donations to targeted women’s organizations. In fact, it is the first cosmetic line to donate all of its after-tax, distributable profits to causes close to the company’s heart. Ideals Peackeeper Cause-Metics pledge to uphold include: slavery-free labor, fair wages, and cruelty-free products. Check out their impressive list of philanthropic efforts here.
The Body Shop
The Body Shop was founded in 1979 by Dame Anita Roddick. The vision behind the company was to create a business that could be used to do good. The company has an “Enrich Not Exploit” commitment that seeks to better the lives of people and the planet. The Body Shop works with a number of farmers and suppliers and has never tested any of their products on animals.
Yes To’s philosophy is simple. To create, “super-natural beauty products that work, spread smiles, and give back.” All of the company’s products are created with 100% toxic-free ingredients and are at least 95% natural, free of parabens and phthalates, and made with recyclable materials. In addition to creating natural products, the company believes in giving back and donates a portion of the company’s profits to the YES To Seed Fund, which aims to empower women to lead heathier, more positive lives.
Lush creates handmade products from fresh organic fruits, vegetables, and essential oils. They only source materials from companies that are cruelty-free. From the product to packaging, all products are produce with the best interest of the environment, animals, and people in mind. In 2007, Lush launched Charity Pot, and has since donated more than $10,000,000 to over 850 grassroots charities in 42 countries.