Feminist Beauty Brands That Are Giving Back During International Women’s Month
March is International Women’s Month and we are all about female empowerment. We love supporting companies that know how to give back, so here is a list of the best products from brands that donate to women’s charities.
Honest Beauty Everything Organic Facial Oil
Jessica Alba’s beauty brand, The Honest Company, formulates eco-friendly skin and makeup products that as are effective as they are safe. Bonus: they never test on animals! To make the brand even more appealing, The Honest Company donates a portion of all proceeds to programs that inspire young girls to grow leadership skills and create change in the world. They have partnered with Code.org to create computer science curriculums that focus on young women in high schools.
We love Honest Beauty’s Everything Organic Facial Oil. It’s made without paragons, paraffin, synthetic fragrances or dyes, the oil replenishes moisture for more radiant, younger looking skin. It’s also USDA certified.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Another product you should know about is this Pro-Collagen Marine Cream from ELEMIS. A portion of profits from the cream are donated to Women for Women International, an organization that supports marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war. They provide education, tools and support to help women move from poverty to a place of self-sufficiency and stability.
This cream will leave your skin feeling significantly firmer and more youthful. It’s their best selling product and has won over 300 awards worldwide meaning it’s the GOAT.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
In 2015, beauty giant Urban Decay created the Ultraviolet Edge Initiative to support multiple female empowerment organizations in need. The brand has donated 100% of the proceeds from their Primer Potion to various charities, including The Women’s Global Empowerment Fund and Laura’s House.
This Eyeshadow Primer Potion is truly magical too. It eliminates creasing and allows for smoother application of eyeshadows and a more vibrant color payout. It comes in 7 different shades so everyone can find their perfect match.
Earth Tu Face Hydrate & Repair Face Balm
Founded by two herbalists, Earth Tu Face products are formulated from 100% plant-based nutrients. The all natural skincare line prides themselves on creating original formulas that are never tested on animals. They also do quite a lot of philanthropic work through their Change Makers Initiative. Through that initiative they’ve aligned with organizations that aim to make a brighter future for everyone. They donate portions of their product sales to the Center for Biological Diversity, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Planned Parenthood.
Our favorite product from the company is their hydrating face balm because it works wonders on dry skin. It’s infused with powerful natural ingredients that increase circulation, calm irritation and aid skin tissue repair.
Marula Foaming Cleansing Oil
Marula Pure Beauty Oil is an amazing brand that has partnered with women across Africa to harvest the marula fruit. The women carefully select the best blonde kernels, which are then cold-pressed into Marula Oil. The brand subsidizes the women’s earnings, building daycare facilities and schools for communities in need.
This Foaming Cleansing Oil is the perfect hybrid between a gentle oil cleanser and traditional gel cleanser. It softly exfoliates skin, removing dirt and unclogging pores, leaving it fresh and moisturized.
Yes To Coconut Ultra Moisture Conditioner
Beauty brand Yes To has created all-natural beauty products made from fruits and vegetables. Not only do they care for the environment, they also support amazing charitable causes like StepUp, a non-profit organization that empowers young girls from under-resourced communities. They provide after school and weekend mentorship programs put on by female professionals, to inspire teen girls into becoming leaders and changing the world.
We love the Yes To Coconut Ultra Moisture Conditioner. You’ll feel good supporting a philanthropic brand, and your nourished hair will also thank you. It’s a win-win!
Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner
For every product bought from Thrive Causemetics, one is donated to empower a woman going through domestic violence or cancer. With every product bought a product is given to a woman facing these challenges. Their vegan formulas are 100% cruelty-free, and they pride themselves on listening to consumers in every step of the development process.
This vegan eyeliner is formulated with semi-permanent pigments that stay on your eyes for over 24 hours. The twist-up pencil includes a built in sharpener and includes jojoba oil to keep eyelids nourished and moisturized.
YLLO Beauty Turmeric Face Scrub
YLLO Beauty donates 10% of its total sales to the charities supported by the organization Girls Not Brides. The organization aims to prevent child marriages around the world, which affect an alarming 1 in 3 girls in developing countries. YLLO Beauty uses the natural benefits from Turmeric as a base for all their skincare products.
This Turmeric Face Scrub detoxifies, relieves redness and exfoliates skin to reveal a younger-looking glow.
MAKE Cosmetics Skin Illuminator
10% of sales from MAKE’s Skin Illuminator are donated to the We See Beauty Foundation, a non-profit that empowers women entrepreneurs in the hope of eliminating inequality and advancing cooperative businesses. Their products are paraben-free and never tested on animals. We also love that MAKE Cosmetics encourage self-expression and individual style, for makeup that makes you feel good.
Their Skin Illuminator Pen is absolutely ah-mazing! It creates a gorgeous natural glow with light-diffusing pigments and the soothing formula includes green tea and ginseng extract for anti-oxidant protection.