Products With a Purpose: Beauty Products That Give Back
Kiehl's Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter
Available in two limited-edition grapefruit and coriander scents, the brand's ultra-hydrating blend ($38; kiehls.com) boasts benefits for your skin, and does double duty to end childhood hunger in America. Up to $100,000 of all net profits from the product will support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign, which provides additional meals to children in need.
OPI Nail Polish in Sandy Hook Green
Going off of an idea created by two Sandy Hook mothers-Dana Schicker and Jennifer Stoltz-OPI created an emerald green lacquer (available for a $26 donation; sandyhookpromise.com) to help raise money for Sandy Hook Promise, an organization formed to provide immediate and long-term aid for family members and the community of Sandy Hook.
Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath Oil
While Aromatherapy Associates creator Geraldine Howard was battling cancer, she turned to her own blends of essential oils to lift her spirits during such a stressful time. This birthed her Inner Strength Bath and Shower Oil ($63; net-a-porter.com), which contains a soothing blend of clary sage, frankincense, geranium, and rose. 10% of proceeds from the product will benefit The Foundation ATK, which is working toward developing a new cancer vaccination to stop specific forms from spreading.
Laura Mercier's Products for the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund
100% of the profits from the cream blush palette, powder bronzer, and sheer lip gloss ($24 to $48; lauramercier.com) will go toward the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund, which works to raise awareness about the disease, support patients undergoing treatment, and fund research for a cure.
Votre Vu Color It Forward French Kiss Trios
We're obsessed with the bold hues in each trinity of lip colors ($42 for three; votrevu.com), and we love the fact that $3 from every purchase of the set will go toward the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which is an organization devoted to treating and curing childhood cancer.
MAC Viva Glam Lipstick
Since 1994, MAC enlisted the expertise of celebrities like Ru Paul, Fergie, and most recently Nicki Minaj, to create Viva Glam lipsticks ($15 each; maccosmetics.com), which benefit the MAC AIDS Fund, the brand's own organization working to help women, men, and childrend who are living with or are affected by the HIV/AIDS disease.
Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
The only thing stronger than this intensive hand cream ($29; kiehls.com)? The amazing cause it benefits. All proceeds will go toward amFAR to help further AIDS/HIV research for a cure.
Values Inside Out You + Sephora Cosmetic Collection
This three-piece set ($20; sephora.com) certainly has heart. $13 from every makeup bag will be donated to the American Heart Association when purchased online, and the Values Inside Out Program will match individual Sephora stores with local charities and non-profits when you pick up the set at your nearest outpost.
Philosophy WhyHunger To Believe Shower Gel
Just when we thought Philosophy's shower gels couldn't multi-task more than they already do, 100% of the cranberry-scented shower gel, bubble bath, and shampoo hybrid ($20; philosophy.com) will be donated to the WhyHunger organization, which works to end hunger and poverty by giving people access to nutritious, affordable food.
FEED USA for Clarins Gift With Purchase
For every $75 Clarins purchase you make on macys.com, you'll receive a makeup bag chock-full of the brand's essentials while providing ten school meals to children in need.
The Body Shop Dragon Fruit Lip Butter
Lush Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion
Not only is this floral-scented lotion ($23; lushusa.com) nourishing for your skin, but it also has major benefits for grassroots charities around the globe. Every penny from purchases of the product will be donated to organizations like the Animal Alliance of Canada, Ancient Forest Alliance, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society among many others.
Hanae Mori Eau de Collection N° 8 Eau de Toilette
Hanae Mori's beautiful mix of cherry blossom, plum nectar, and passion flower ($95; nordstrom.com) gives back to a cause that is even more beautiful, with 2% of every purchase made in October benefitting the Breast Cancer Coalition.