GIVING BACK, BEAUTIFULLY

Summer is a great time to add sustainable, socially-conscious brands to your beauty routine

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GIVING BACK, BEAUTIFULLY

Written by Léna Andrè

This article ran in an earlier issue of Downtown Magazine

GIVING BACK, BEAUTIFULLY

Fré’s Protect Me, Purify Me, and Revive Me are designed for active lives, giving you the clear complexion and healthy glow of freshly washed skin. Purify gently cleanses; Revive infuses with vitamins, moisture, and restores collagen; Protect is an ultra-light SPF 30 formula. With every set purchased, Fré will plant an endangered argan tree in Morocco. freskincare.com

 

Laura Mercier’s Face Illuminator highlighting powder is made with prismatic pigments and is buildable for as much—or as little—shine as you want. Each September, Mercier creates a limited-edition product with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. lauramercier.com

 

Hot Lips 2 in Secret Salma by Charlotte Tilbury is a sultry deep rose plum shade inspired by Salma Hayek, and has 3D glowing pigments, and a cashmere matte finish. The company has pledged £1 million from the line’s sales to Women for Women International. charlottetillbury.com

 

 

Brooklyn Botany’s Sweet Orange Scrub is fragrant with sweet orange essential oil in a base of Dead Sea salt, coconut oil, and aloe vera juice. Brooklyn Botany is dedicated to revolutionizing the skin care industry by delivering botanicallyrich skincare in the purest state possible. brooklynbotany.com

 

 

Chantecaille’s Philanthropy Cheek Shade Bee (Emotion), is a featherweight formula in golden coral that provides the perfect summer glow, and supports the Xerces Society in their efforts to protect bee habitats. chantecaille.com

 

 

GIVING BACK, BEAUTIFULLY

 

Lush Charity Pot is a deliciously-scented body lotion with ylang ylang and rosewood oils in a cocoa butter base. The company sources its ingredients from the Sustainable Lush Fund, which supports regenerative agriculture. 100% of the proceeds of Charity Pot go to small, grassroots organizations working in environmental conservation, animal welfare, and human rights. lushusa.com

 

Lancôme’s Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick comes in 35 shades, and has a sponge tip for perfect application. The new formula does not dry out your lips, and imparts rich, ultra-pigmented color. Lancôme supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a yearly campaign as well as events such as the St. Jude Teen Formal, which provides makeovers for teen patients. lancome-usa.com

 

Stylecraft’s Scrubs Gentle Sonic Cleansing Brush is a high-tech way to exfoliate your skin every day, with six gentle settings for speed, pressure, and sonic vibration. A portion of every sale benefits Art in Action, a school arts program for children from kindergarten to eighth grade. stylecraftus.com

 

 

 

Thrive’s Headliner Lipstick and Lip Filler Longwearing + Plumping Lip Liner deliver intense hydration and impactful color in a 100% vegan and cruelty free formula. For every purchase, Thrive donates to one of over 50 organizations that empowers women. thrivecausmetics.com

 

 

 

GIVING BACK, BEAUTIFULLYCapri, by Skylar is a blend of bergamot, neroli, and citrus notes evocative of the island for which it is named. Skylar supports Step Up, a non-profit that provides mentorship for underprivileged girls across the country. skylar.com

 

 

 

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