‘Tis the season for giving! While we’re all donating to our favorite charitable causes, we thought we’d take the time to recognize some of our most noteworthy altruistic beauty brands and the ways they pay it forward.
Giving back is an important part of working at LovelySkin. In addition to running goods drives for various shelters in the greater Omaha area, we volunteer our time quarterly to organizations like Open Door Mission, Nebraska Humane Society, Heartland Family Service and The Salvation Army. We also care deeply about the environment. Our packing peanuts are completely biodegradable (they disappear in water!) and our other packing supplies are made from recycled materials. LovelySkin LUXE Microdermabrasion Polish with Triple Sphere Technology is formulated without plastic microbeads. Instead, our latest product features naturally occurring diatomaceous spheres derived from fossilized algae-they’re better for you and they won’t harm marine life.
Our pick: LovelySkin LUXE Microdermabrasion Polish with Triple Sphere Technology
In the spirit of environmental sustainability, Eminence has partnered with Trees for the Future to bring you the Forests for the Future program. For every product sold, the company plants one tree in a rural community to help repopulate forests and serve local agricultural communities. Last we checked, the company had helped plant more than six million trees!
Our pick: Eminence Facial Recovery Oil
Nearly fifteen years ago, founder of Clark’s Botanicals, Francesco Clark, suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury. He lost his ability to walk, as well as his ability to sweat. His own need for gentle, botanically based skin care formulas led to the creation of Clark’s Botanicals, and he eventually become a National Ambassador for the Christopher Reeve Foundation. Now, a percentage of profits from all Clark’s Botanicals sales go toward spinal cord injury research and improving the quality of life for those living with paralysis.
Our pick: Clark’s Botanicals Age-Defying Radiance Cream
In 2008, the founders of Natura Bisse, Ricardo Fisas and Gloria Verges, founded The Ricardo Fisas Natura Bisse Foundaton, an organization dedicated to providing hands-on aid to the most disadvantaged communities around the world. Natura Bisse automatically donates a percentage of its profits to fostering literacy and entrepreneurship in underserved countries. They also provide free beauty treatments for those undergoing oncology treatments at hospitals and patient associations.
Our pick: Natura Bisse Glyco Extreme Peel
jane iredale is passionate about improving the lives of people everywhere, and the company supports a variety of causes, with environmental conservation being a top priority. jane iredale employs sustainable manufacturing processes, and they are partnered with organizations like Greenpeace, Wildlife Conservation Society and the Nature Conservancy. They are also annual contributors to The Red Cross, Construct, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and several establishments in Berkshire, such as the Humane Society and Botanical Gardens.
Our pick: jane iredale Rose Gold Refillable Compact with PurePressed Base Refill
This past October, Avene formed the #AveneHope program to raise awareness about eczema and help those who struggle with severe symptoms. For every 30,000 pledges, or signatures the company receives to spread eczema awareness via social media, they send one person in need to the Avene HydroTherapy Center in Avene, France. Here, patients receive life-changing hydrotherapy treatments based on the healing properties of mineral-rich Avene Thermal Spring Water.
Our pick: Avene Thermal Spring Water
What’s your favorite way to give back? Let us know in the comments below, or tell us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #LovelySkin!