11 Beauty Brands That Actually, Truly Give Back

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These hair, makeup and skin companies prioritize philanthropy with each purchase. 

Samantha Callender Mar, 06, 2017

With so many beauty companies out there, sometimes it’s difficult to decide which ones to support. Beauty is a multi million dollar industry, and some of those companies choose to give back to the community and charities with that money.

If you value a brand that reaches back to uplift and enrich others, then this list is for you.

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We’ve found some of the best brands for skincare and makeup that not only provide high quality products, but also use some of their profit and their platform to help those in need: 

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Most of us are obsessed with their lip stains, but we’re also impressed with how much Burt’s Bees gives back to the environment. From the packaging to the way they source their all natural ingredients, Burt’s is eco-conscious, and also donates their dollars to programs and initiatives that are all about protecting the environment. 

Try: Lip Shine in Smooch

available at Walmart $7 Buy Here

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Using the healing power of Chia seeds, this company's naturally harvested oils moisturize and hydrate the skin and hair. In addition to providing skincare products, the brand also donates parts of its proceeds to to charities that help build schools and farms for the Maya people.

Try: Pure Supercritical Omega-3 Chia Oil

available at Maya Chia $60 Buy Here

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This natural skin care line (that is Black-owned), has a special interest in giving back to the homeless community. While the brand is dedicated to redefining beauty using natural products, creator Latoya Thompson is also dedicated to using the funds raised to provide hair care products to women and children living in shelters.

Try: But First, Coffee Scrub

available at Heritage 1933 $10 Buy Here

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Bringing you hair products that cater to textured tresses, this brand is also very active in local communities and causes. A portion of the proceeds from their products- ranging from shampoo and conditioner to nourishing body butters- supports causes like breast cancer research, autoimmune disease and local churches.

Try: Body & Hair Butter

available at GNatural $16 Buy Here

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Black (woman) owned, this UK-based company provides natural oils, serums and butters for the hair and skin. Using locally sourced ingredients, the company strives to give back to small business owners. In addition, they also encourage self care of the physical and mental kind through their Instagram campaign, #WoCWellness.

Try: Totally Nourishing Hair Butter

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While their scrubs and soaps keep you clean and smelling, fresh, this brand also loves to help kids explore nature. A portion of their proceeds are donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which helps send kids of families going through difficult health situations to camp.

Try: Sugar Scrub in Grapefruit

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This line of natural, organic skin care products cares about the bees. In addition to infusing their products with honey, beeswax and propolis, this company is committed to help sustain local beekeepers.Their mission is to help reduce commercial pollination and keep bees safe in their natural habitats.

Try: Rescue Putty

available at Worker B. $23 Buy Here

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This beauty brand makes masks, lotions, soaps and moisturizers all from fruits and vegetables. From tomatoes to carrots to blueberries, their products use the healing power of food to nourish skin. Their Yes To Seed Fund also give back to women and children across the globe. 

Try: Yes To Tomatoes Powder to Clay Mask 

available at Ulta $16 Buy Here

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Not only do they provide luxury butters, hair products, and makeup, The Body Shop is also committed to giving back. Their Enrich Our People initiative is a campaign that ensures workers in foreign countries who help source their ingredients are paid a fair wage, in addition to helping over 40,000 economically vulnerable people across the globe.

Try: Honey Bronze Baked to Last Bronzer

available at The Body Shop $22 Buy Here

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In addition to providing several different types of skin care and beauty products, Kiehl’s also donates to several different charities and has many different initiatives. From rainforest preservation to helping fund the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, philanthropy is close to Kiehl’s heart.

Try: Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream

available at Nordstrom $60 Buy Here

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Other than creating crazy cool bombs, this company also has an interest in giving back to the community. The natural skin care and cosmetics company donates 100% of the proceeds from their nourishing “Charity Pot” lotion to various grassroots organizations. 

Try: Charity Pot Skin Softer

available at LUSH $8-$27 Buy Here