Running out of cleanser? Need a new lotion? Want to make sure you’re giving your money to a socially responsible company? Here are 8 skincare brands that give back to the community.
Since 2014, Tatcha has partnered with Room to Read, a nonprofit that works to provide education for girls in Asia and Africa. Each purchase of a full-size skincare product by Tatcha funds a day of school. Not only do these girls get an education, but they receive life skills coaching and mentorship as well. To date, Tatcha has funded over 1,000,000 days of school.
Philosophy is committed to donating 1% of all Philosophy USA product to support community mental health support efforts through their Hope and Grace Initiative. Why mental health? According to Philosophy, 1 in every 5 women struggle with a mental health issue. All Philosophy products are included in this initiative, so you don’t have to worry about buying a specific product. Through their initiative, Philosophy has supported over 100 projects promoting women’s mental health through donations.
The Dermalogica Foundation was established in 1999 by Dermalogica to donate to local organizations that benefitted women and children in need. Each year, a portion of Dermalogica’s profits are put into the Foundation to give back to the community. In addition, their program Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship (FITE) has helped empower women worldwide. FITE provides women and girls access to education, vocational training, small loans, and leadership training. The program has provided scholarships to girls in 15 different countries and funded over 75 thousand business loans to women in over 68 countries.
4. Honest Beauty
Technology can transform lives and Honest Beauty is committed to supporting programs that inspire girls to join these fields, which is why they have teamed up with Code.org to create a high school AP computer science curriculum focused on young women.
5. Peacekeeper Cause-metics
Founded by a domestic violence survivor, Peacekeeper Cause-metics is dedicated to women’s health advocacy and urgent human rights issues. Peacekeeper focuses on raising up the women who live in extreme poverty, in exploitation, or in servitude. They are the first cosmetics line to give all of their after-tax profits to benefit those who lack resources and opportunities.
Marlowe is partnered with Clean the World to give children and families access to hygiene products. Every day, 5 thousand children worldwide die from preventable, hygiene related illnesses such as pneumonia and cholera. Handwashing with soap is the most effective way to prevent these illnesses, though many don’t have access to soap or know how to properly wash their hands. Clean the World assists those in need by delivering recycled soap, hygiene products, and hygiene education.
7. Burt’s Bees
In 2007, Burt’s Bees established The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting grassroots initiatives that support human and honeybee health. Through the foundation, 10% of all website sale revenues are donated to select partners including Habitat for Humanity. Since its creation, The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation has issued over $2.4 million in grants.
8. Yes To
YES TO is committed to giving back and they dedicate a portion of their proceeds to their YES TO Seed Fund. The goal of the fund is to empower women to lead healthier, more positive lives. I reached out to customer service to get more information and they informed me while the website still refers to the Seed Fund, there are going to be new and exciting changes they will be revealing soon. (We’ll update this post as soon as we get word of what precisely these changes will be.)
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