We all need to show ourselves a little self-love now and then, and for many of us, this can come in the form of the feel-good boost you get from that new lipstick, body butter, or hair mask. And why not! It’s important to show ourselves kindness. But what if we could share a little of this kindness with the world at the same time? We have rounded up 12 of the best beauty brands that support the charity in the world because they believe that inner beauty and outer beauty should be in perfect balance!
Empowering Youth of Color
Kicking off our list is ethical brand Aether Beauty. They pride themselves in providing fully recyclable products that are cruelty-free, vegan, and non-toxic, and a portion of all sales go to environmental charities.
Sounding good so far right? They go further than this, having spotted a gap in the market for makeup that suits all skin tones. Their luxurious, diamond-infused crushed yellow highlighter has a golden shimmer that illuminates darker skin.
Better yet, a percentage of sales are donated to United Roots Oakland, an organization that empowers low-income youth of color through mentorship, access to resources, and programs like art and music.
Check out their Supernova Crushed Yellow Diamond Highlighter
The Body Shop
Caring in the Covid Crisis
Chances are you already know that The Body Shop is a brand with an ethical conscience. This iconic beauty company has built a reputation on being “a brand with a lot to say”, throwing themselves behind campaigns to end animal testing, gender inequality, and unsustainable business processes…to name but a few!
Thus it may come as no surprise that the brand has been doing their bit during the covid-19 crisis. They have donated 30,000 units of cleansing products to communities in need across the USA and Canada. In the UK, 50,000 units of soap and hand cream have been supplied to hospital staff.
Try the Hemp Hand Protector to hydrate sanitized hands during covid-19.
Love Beauty and Planet
Honoring the Environment
Sustainable? Check. Vegan? Check. Recyclable packaging? Check…Lovely scented lotions and potions? Check.
Love Beauty and Planet are all about marrying self-care with caring for the planet. They are committed to sourcing sustainable ingredients and packaging, and support programs that work to reduce landfill waste and carbon emissions, by contributing to a carbon tax fund. The brand is also building partnerships with organizations that encourage and improve recycling.
With such a wide range of essential oils and fragrances in their body, face, and hair care products, each shower will feel like a treat!
Start the self-and-planet-indulgence with their Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang 3-in-1 Benefit Oil for damaged hair.
The Lipstick Lobby
Fighting Social Injustice
If you’re looking to make a statement with both your lipstick and social activism, look no further than The Lipstick Lobby, which describes itself as “a social justice movement for change”.
Partnered projects include:
- The UnPrison Project: equipping incarcerated women with useful life skills
- Planned Parenthood: Crucial and affordable health care and sex education
- The American Civil Liberties Union: Improving legislation and fighting discrimination
- The Brady Center: fighting gun violence
This isn’t just a beauty brand that gives back…they mean business, with 100% of net profits donated. You choose which to support, depending on the color.
For high drama, lips try their Kiss My Pink Lipstick
Neal’s Yard is an organic health and beauty brand that gives back to nature, as much as they draw influence from it. Your eco-warrior will love their guilt-free packaging, as they offset the CO2 used to make it by protecting tropical rainforest…over 1,000,000m² so far!
Purchases from their Bee Lovely collection support charities protecting the under-threat Bee, and you can be sure their body scrubs are free of sea-life damaging plastic microbeads.
In fact, you can feel good about any Neal’s Yard purchase, as you will be supporting a brand that always has pioneering campaigns on the go.
Save the Bees with the gorgeously creamy Bee Lovely Body Butter
Transforming Children’s Lives
If children’s charities are close to your heart, indulge yourself in Golden Door’s range of health and beauty products. They support incredible organizations that help with child abuse, sexual assault, neglect, cancer treatment and research, and more.
These guys really give back, supporting a total of 7 charities with 100% of their product net profits. So you can be kind to your body with indulgent, nourishing creams, whilst also helping to bring about more kindness and positive change in children’s lives.
Check out their signature Golden Face Oil
Supporting Research into Depression
On the hunt for a new perfume? Hope Fragrances’ aromatic collection is uplifting both in essence and for the soul, as founder Audrey Gruss launched the brand to support her Hope For Depression Research Foundation. All profits go toward life-saving research into depression.
Audrey’s mother, Hope, suffered from depression. To give back, she created fragrances inspired by her mother’s love of white flowers, including lily of the valley and jasmine.
We love the Original Eau de Parfum Vaporisateur Spray
The Right To Shower
Hygiene for the Homeless
Of course, amidst the covid-19 crisis, we all know it’s more important than ever to look after our hygiene. But what if this fundamental right isn’t an option for you?
You can enjoy the range of body washes, soap bars, shampoo bars, and candles by The Right To Shower, safe in the knowledge that your purchase is also bringing hygiene to people living on the streets.
All profits from sales support charities that provide mobile showers for the homeless because the lovely people at The Right To Shower believe that cleanliness provides vulnerable people with health and dignity.
Get cleansing with their charcoal Dignity Body Wash
Funding Global Wildlife Causes
If you’re passionate about protecting animals and habitats around the world, then look no further than Chantecaille for your beauty needs:
Protect elephants with their Space For Giants and Lip Veil lipsticks
- Save marine life with their Radiance Chic Cheek highlighters
- Support the Amazon and hummingbirds with their Lip Chic range
- Plant a tree with each pearl-infused Lip Cristal
- Protect endangered animals with luminous cheek shades
We love that each cheek shade protects a different animal! This Deep Apricot Philanthropy Cheek Shade helps save the turtles.
Passionate about Health and Inclusivity
Beauty giant MAC sets trends in both the makeup industry and in their desire to give back. Indeed, their products are known for serving all skin tones and types, but this isn’t the only way that MAC honors their commitment to “All ages. All races. All genders”.
In the nineties, they raised money for HIV/AIDS through their VIVA GLAM lipstick. Today, profits from this iconic lipstick are donated to organizations working to improve the health of all groups and to fight discrimination against the most vulnerable.
Check out their fiery-red limited edition VIVA GLAM 26
Standing for the Rights of People and Animals
LUSH is clearly a beauty brand with a conscience. They support ethical buying, fight animal testing, and source many of their ingredients through their Sustainable Lush Fund projects.
Hence, you can be sure to feel good about anything you buy from them, which is a mega bonus for such a range of innovative, colorful, and fun-to-use products!
To ramp up the do-good factor, buy their floral-scented Charity Pot and 100% of your money will give back to the world; going directly to organizations working across environmental issues, and animal and human rights.
Get moisturizing with the LUSH Charity Pot
Safety for the LGBTQ Community
It’s estimated that over 1.8 million LGBTQ youth consider suicide in the US each year. Herbivore Botanicals are actively responding to this tragedy by supporting 3 charities driving positive change: Rainbow Railroad (safety and asylum) Immigration Equality (free legal support) and The Trevor Project (youth mental health support).
However, LGBTQ causes are only part of the story, as the brand has also raised money for removing plastic from the oceans, civil and reproductive rights, and cannabis legalization for therapeutics and research. This way, since 2019, their charitable contributions have gone up by 40%, making it one of the most dedicated beauty brands that support charity.
Try the PRISM Exfoliating Glow Duo for radiant skin.
Equipping Women with Education
For those who love clean beauty, there’s Mūn Skin, which uses the purest of ingredients in their beauty products, including nutrient-rich botanicals, and no unnecessary additives.
On top of being mindful of the toxins we put in our bodies, the brand has a philosophy of supporting and empowering women in places where they have little autonomy. They have partnered with a union of women’s co-operatives in Morocco, who fund education and scholarships for women and girls.
Give back while getting your glow on with their Daily Face Essentials
We hope you’re feeling inspired by these beauty brands that support charity; by both their desire to give back and by their indulgent, high-quality beauty products. Now you can strike a balance between goodies and goodness in your life!