Today is International Woman’s Day, so it’s a great time to support businesses that prioritize women’s issues, and one way to do that is by investing in beauty products that give back.
Beauty expert, Nathalie Smith, highlights beauty brands and products that not only support various initiatives around the world, but support women’s empowerment too. Check out the products below:
These beauty brands and products are empowering women
Tatcha The Dewy Skin CreamBeauty brand, Tatcha, proves that you can be concerned with the state of your skin, as well as the state of the world! With every full-size purchase, Tatcha funds a day of school in partnership with Room to Read Girl’s Education Program, which provides schooling and life skills to girl sin 11 countries throughout Southeast Asia and Africa.
Apply this skin cream onto your face before your makeup for a smoother foundation finish. This product works with all skin types and with any foundation.
Available at Sephora
Lush Charity PotThe fresh handmade cosmetics brand, Lush, is giving back too! With every purchase of Lush’s Charity Pot, the brand donates 100% of the purchase price to small grassroots organizations such as Girl’s Rock Camp. This camp is an inclusive community that offers female identified, transgender and non-binary youth of all musical abilities a safe space to learn an instrument and foster self-esteem!
This soft, floral scented body cream with ylang ylang and rosewood oils allows you to take care of yourself while taking care of others, at the same time.
Available at Lush
Philosophy Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower GelIf you’ve ever read the label of any chicly packaged Philosophy product, you know how dedicated the brand is in promoting positive energy and good vibes. Launching their own initiative, Hope & Grace, Philosophy helps support community-based mental health and wellbeing efforts, specifically for women.
With shampoo, bath, and shower gel all-in-one, you can feel good about saving time in your morning routine, as well as giving back to others.
Available at Philosophy
L’Occitane Shea Orange Blossom Fragrance Solidarity BalmThe French beauty brand, L’Occitane, is all about empowering women in Africa. With support of the L’Occitane Foundation, the brand finances NGOs projects to promote women’s leadership in Burkina Faso by donating 100% of the profits from selling their orange blossom fragranced balm.
This multi-use beauty balm is ideal for skin, lips, and hair to help nourish, protect, and soften against environmental factors. The small, compact size is also great for travel!
Available at L’Occitane
The Lipstick Lobby In The Clear Vitamin E Balm
Limited Edition March On Pink Punch LipstickWith the goal of boosting morale for the woman’s Suffragette movement in 1912, Elizabeth Arden created a red lipstick, which she supplied to the marchers of the right-to-vote parade. Now, Arden’s legacy continues with a limited edition, signature lipstick in which a 100% of the proceeds go to UN Women – a global champion for females, gender equality and empowerment.
This limited-edition lipstick in “March On” Pink Punch signed by Reese Witherspoon is incredibly soft and comfortable and makes a powerful statement at the same time.
Available at Elizabeth Arden
Rimmel Wonder’Swipe 2-In-1 Liner to ShadowIn a world that’s dealing with a new type of beauty – cyberbullying, Rimmel is getting involved! Partnering with the anti-cyberbullying and non-profit organization, The Cybersmile Foundation, the Cybersmile Assistant was launched. This smart AI assistant is designed to provide support and direction to internet users who are being affected by a wide range of issues relating to online abuse.
This incredible, first-to-market, hybrid formula transforms at the stroke of a finger. The bold metallic liner changes into a sparkly shadow with just one swipe and comes in 16 super pigmented shades!
Available at Rimmel London
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment MaskShea Moisture is a black-owned hair, skincare, and makeup company that began by selling products inspired by their grandmother’s own natural hair and skincare recipes. They have grown to pioneer a Community Commerce program by donating 10% of their sales in support of female-led business in communities such as Ghana, Jamaica, and Turkey.
This treatment mask works to deeply nourish and hydrate dry, damaged hair while providing a protective barrier against the elements at the same time.
Available at SheaMoisture