Feel-Good Buys: 9 Beauty & Skincare Gifts That Give Back
Shopping and the holidays obviously go hand-in-hand, but that doesn’t mean you have to give in completely to consumerism. This year, consider buying gifts that give back in some way or another. Maybe it’s a brand that supports fair trade, or perhaps it’s an item that donates a portion of its proceeds to a charitable organization. For inspiration, we’ve rounded up an assortment of beauty gifts that’ll make you feel good buying and giving.
Here are 9 gifts that give back this holiday season.
This bundle includes Three Ships’ luxe Bio-Retinol Cream that helps skin glow, as well as the children’s book, “Your Time to Dream.” When you purchase, 100% of the sales from the book is donated to Make-A-Wish Canada. The brand’s goal is to grant 100 Wishes over the course of three years, which is equivalent to $1 million. Definitely one of the best gifts that give back this holiday season.
‘Tis the season for dry skin, but your giftee doesn’t have to live that dull dermis life. Hey Dewy’s Wireless Facial Humidifier is a personal, easy-to-tote humidifier that keeps the air moist. As a bonus, Hew Dewy donates 10% of its sales to The Water Project, which aims to provide access to clean, safe and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa.
Treat your giftee to this limited-edition gift bundle from Inna Organics, which features items from the the brand’s bestselling Frankincense collection, including sheet masks face lotion, and a face and eye cream. The packaging features drawings from Somali children, and 15% of the gift box net sales are donated to Street Child to further support children education projects in Somalia.
This luxurious velvet sleep mask was handcrafted in Bangladesh by artisans with Saidpur Enterprises in Bangladesh. The organization provides sustainable jobs for women who lack employment opportunities. Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit organization and a pioneer of fair-trade goods.
Any beauty guru knows that your skincare regimen should go from forehead to nipples! Soke’s hydrogel sheet masks for chest and decolletage help smooth, plump, firm, brighten, and rejuvenate. A 10% donation is made to Jessie’s Centre—a support center for young pregnant and parenting women in Toronto—with every purchase.
Cut the plastic with Peach Not Plastic, one of the few beauty brands out there that’s completely plastic-free. This shampoo and conditioner bar set will last your giftee forever, and your purchase helps support the 5 Gyres Institute, which is also dedicated to reducing plastic pollution globally.
Every tub of this cold-pressed coconut oil is certified USDA organic, sustainable packaged, and fair-trade certified. The brand is also dedicated to helping hungry children. They do so by raising awareness around the issue and, for each product sold, donating a meal to a child in need through Feeding America food banks.
Skin Ice Globes, $69
Bring the spa to your giftee with these ice globes, which can help soothe puffiness and inflammation for a gorgeous complexion. Plus, it’s a genuine #treatyourself moment. The brand gives 10% to the American Cancer Society.
Handcrafted with genuine sea salt from the South African coast, these calming bath salts help you feel rested and refreshed. Since 2014, SERRV International has partnered with farmers in South Africa to provide living wages, where rates of unemployment reach an astounding 60%. Your purchase helps creates jobs.
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