Charitable beauty – Big beauty brands that support charities

Breast cancer charities are the most supported when it comes to the beauty industry but there are others that also support charities. The Body Shop has donated more than £11 million to over 3,000 projects worldwide. They have supported domestic violence, fair-trade products and their most recent campaign is Stop Violence In The Home.

Anthony Logistics For Men supports prostate cancer research at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital. Between one and two percent of proceeds are donated but one month a year all proceeds for their limited-edition products goes to support Prostate Cancer Research.

Next month Revlon will donate 5p from all purchases from Boots stores to the Rainbow Trust. The Rainbow Trust supports families who have children with life threatening or terminal illnesses. There will also be an auction to help raise money with goods donated by celebrities.

Origins made scarves for bottles of Origins Ginger Essence Sensuous Skin Scent; 8,000 scarves were made and with each purchase (£24.50) £1 went to homeless charity, Shelter. It was such a success that they will be doing the same this December.

L’Occitane, a French brand, have been supporting blind charities for years. They also introduced Braille on many of their products and have sold products created by the blind. L’Occitane also sponsor The Flying Eye, the only plane to carry ophthalmology procedures in the poorest countries in the world.

Knowing you have bought an ethically produced product will also make you feel better that you have helped someones livelihood.