6 Beauty Products That Give Back
Ten Thousand Villages Paisley Cotton Robe (Pictured Above)
Elegant robes aren’t just for fi ve-star hotels; Ten Thousand Villages brings you handcrafted, gorgeous wraps straight from the skilled fingers and careful stitches of artisans in India. After witnessing great poverty in Puerto Rico, the founder started the company in 1946 with a mission of connecting artists everywhere with viable marketplaces in North America.
Hand in Hand Coral Bar Soap (Pictured Above)
In addition to having hostess-gift-worthy packaging, this citrusy-smelling soap is vegan, made of organic and fair-trade ingredients, and free of palm oil, parabens and petrochemicals. Hand in Hand donates a bar of soap and one month of clean water to a child in the developing world for every bar of soap purchased.
$18 per 2-pack, handinhandsoap.com
GiveScent Azure (Pictured Above)
The newest scent from this philanthropic perfume is very subtle—perfect for runners who want to smell sweet and not asphyxiate the competition. The company supports Every Mother Counts and Women for Women International, organizations providing resources for women through pregnancy, childbirth and the aftermath of war.
Thistle FarmsHealing Oils Set (Pictured Above)
Based in Nashville, Tenn., this nonprofi t o ers a residential program for female survivors of abuse, prostitution, addiction and tracking. Women learn to craft bath and body products, or work in the seasonal cafe. This set of oils combines ingredients like grapefruit, cardamom, ginger root and cinnamon. Sprinkle a few drops in your tub to relax or dab on your wrist before a race to gain mental clarity.
Thrive Causemetics Triple Threat Color Stick (Pictured Above)
For use on cheeks, eyes and lips, and in four shades with a built-in brush for blending, this color stick is incredibly versatile. With vitamin C and evening primrose to brighten, soothe and minimize fine lines, the waterproof formula may easily fi nd its way into your gym bag. The company makes a variety of products geared toward cancer patients (such as brow pencils and eyeliner) and donates one product to a woman in need for each one sold.
Soapbox Soaps Argan Oil Hydrating Conditioner (Pictured Above)
For each item purchased, Soapbox donates a bar of soap or other crucial resource. What makes the company’s model stand out is that each package includes a “hope code” on the back that allows you to track your donation anywhere in the world. This everyday conditioner, rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, is great for dry hair stripped from daily showering—and it’s also good for the world with one month of clean water donated per bottle.