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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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This holiday season, Tarte's taking the time to give back. The brand has teamed up with (RED) for the very first time to give beauty lovers the opportunity to show their support in the fight to end AIDS. With each purchase of one of the two limited edition versions of the brand's top-selling palettes (available only on Amazon.com/RED), 10% of the retail price goes straight to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
Buy It! Tarte Tarteist Pro Palette (RED), $53; amazon.com
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This supersized Vitamin C serum (it's 3.4 ounces and will last way beyond a year) may be pricey, but the hard-earned money you spend on it goes to a great cause. For each sale, the brand donates 10% of proceeds to the Starlight Brave Gown's Program, which replaces uncomfortable hospital garments with high-quality, vibrant and comfy ones for children staying in the hospital.
Buy It! Ole Henriksen Truth Serum® Starlight™ Children's Foundation, $128; sephora.com
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Natural beauty brand Farmacy teamed up with Satya Jewelry to create this gift set, featuring a full-size Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask and yellow jade and tiger eye bracelet as part of a mission to bring awareness honeybees and naturally-derived ingredients. With each purchase, the brands will donate $2.00 to City Growers for the development of their Bee Education program.
Buy It! Farmacy Bee Well Limited Edition Gift Set, $95; farmacybeauty.com
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Founder Audrey Gruss created this fresh scent in the form of eau de parfum, hand cream and a candle, which will donate 100% of its proceeds to the Hope for Depression Research Foundation.
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With each purchase of this skincare brand's eye cream and moisturizer set, HydroPeptide donates $3 to charity: water, non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
Buy It! HydroPeptide Hydrating Heroes, $100; hydropeptide.com
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Not only does this little tube of organic coconut oil do it all (like removes makeup, whitens teeth and adds shine to hair), but the brand also donates meal to a child is through a partnership with Feeding America Food Banks with each purchase.
Buy It! Conscious Coconut Organic Coconut Oil, $16.95; consciouscoconut.com
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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
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