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BEAUTY DOING GOOD
Beauty brands are going beyond just making you look good — now some are using their platforms to support charitable causes, from helping girls' education to saving bees and beyond. Even one purchase can make the biggest difference, so check out the products you can buy now that help support philanthropic initiatives.
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Sephora's latest lipstick launch is unlike any the brand's done before. For every purchase of the new creamy crimson shade called 'Fearless,' Sephora donates $10 to Sephora Stands -- two-year-old program dedicated to created female empowerment-based classes.
Buy It! Sephora Collection Sephora Stands FEARLESS Rouge Cream Lipstick, $12.50; sephora.com
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The online retailer Brandless launched in July and targets millennials with its no-fuss packaging and low prices (everything on the site costs only $3! We're serious!). But even better, the company works to make a difference in the world, too. No matter how much or little you buy each time you shop Brandless' site, one meal is donated to Feeding America through its Give Back program.
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MAYFAIR SOAP FOUNDRY
Every time you buy one of Mayfair's luxurious body products (like scrubs and bubble bath), a portion of the purchase price gets donated with the Starlight Children's Foundation, which provides programs to hospitalized children and their families.
Buy It! Mayfair Soap Foundry Sea Lily Jasmine Sugar Scrub, $8.99; target.com
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Karité's natural, antioxidant-rich hand cream is sourced from ingredients directly from Ghana and supports the livelihood of rural African women and their communities. Plus, it's made with three made ingredients -- shea butter, coconut oil and palm oil -- making it perfect for every skin type.
Buy It! Karité Hand Cream, $36; mykarite.com
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Tatcha's founder Victoria Tsai believes beauty begins in the heart and mind. So with each full-size skincare purchase from the luxury Japanese beauty brand, Tatcha funds a day of school in partnership with Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program for girls in Asia and Africa.
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M.A.C's Viva Glam tradition started in 1994, when the brand created a deep red shade and put every cent of the price towards the M.A.C AIDS Fund. Now, 23 years later, the brand sells five beautiful Viva Glam colors, with the proceeds of each going toward this cause.
Buy It! M.A.C Viva Glam Lipstick, $17; nordstrom.com
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With every purchase of Charity Pot -- Lush's soft floral scented cream -- the brand donates 100% of the purchase price to small grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.
Buy It! Lush Charity Pot Body Lotion, $27.95; lushusa.com
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Not only does the Nashville brand provide safe and supportive housing for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction, it also employs them to create the line of candles (like this one!), hand soaps, lotions, body balms and more.
Buy It! Thistle Farms Candle, $23; thistlefarms.org