Since today is Earth Day, our Top 10 bloggers want to make sure you know about brands that are eco and/or socially conscious. Rather than reviewing products, in this post I’m going to make you aware of brands that give back! All the brands I’ve listed are cruelty-free and their products are free from sulfates and parabens.
Kiehl’s is known for it’s contributions to charities and being eco-conscious. Just last week Kiehl’s sponsored “Ride for Charity”, a public charity cycling event, to benefit Food Bank for New York City. Jeremy Piven, actor, Mr. Selfridge, Entourage, Nina Agdal, model, 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model, and Mario Cantone, comedian & actor, Sex and The City all competed to to raise donations for Food Bank for New York City – one of the country’s largest hunger-relief organizations working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. Kiehl’s donated $150 for every 15 minutes of cycling to Food Bank of New York City on behalf of Nina and Jeremy, as well as any customers who ride. The public was invited and encouraged to ride!
Burt’s Bees launched their Hive with Heart Campaign to benefit Lipstick Angels, a nonprofit organization that provides hospital patients and seniors with individualized makeup services by skilled professionals in a supportive setting to uplift their spirits through the healing process.
Founder & CEO of Lipstick Angels, Renata Helfman, strongly believes in the power of healing through beauty and wanted to spread her efforts nationally. She originally began her work at Cedars Sinai and recently launched at City of Hope in Los Angeles in March 2014. To kick off the Hive with Heart campaign, Burt’s Bees and Lipstick Angels partnered with award-winning actress Anna Kendrick on March 27th for a Day of Natural Beauty, hosting one-on-one beauty makeovers to City of Hope patients.
Hive with Heart will run through June 30th and during this campaign Burt’s Bees will donate two natural Lip Color products to Lipstick Angels each time a consumer purchases any two Burt’s Bees Lip Color products at www.burtsbees.com/
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About Burt’s Bees: Burt’s Bees has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for 25 years. From a beekeeper’s backyard in Maine to the leading edge of natural, Burt’s Bees knows natural health and beauty care solutions from head-to-toe. The brand creates products for total skin health that keep The Greater Good™ top of mind. Burt’s Bees has approximately 400 employees with products available in the United States and over 40 countries worldwide as well as on its websitehttp://www.burtsbees.
A Girl’s Gotta Spa! is a new brand that is as good to the environment as it is to your skin. A Girl’s Gotta Spa is Cruelty free (Leaping Bunny certified), 98% Natural, Made in the USA and
Vegan. The products contain NO Sulfates, Formaldehyde, Parabens, Synthetic fragrances or dyes, or Petrochemicals. The packaging is recyclable and even they even use digital ink on the labels! You simply have to try (and smell) the Energizing Citrus Body Wash and Lotion, reviewed here! These are luxurious products you’ll want to pamper yourself with!
Phyrra’s Pretty Little Exilir is a Miracle Moisture Masque for Hair! Transform chemically-treated hair from dry and dull to smooth and sexy. Phyrra’s Pretty Little Elixir has the right cocktail of ingredients reduce the signs of external damage and return hair to its lustrous, soft state. Yes, this is the same Phyrra from Phyrra.net Beauty for the Bold. My friend Phyrra worked tirelessly to create this cruelty free, vegan hair mask for you. If you have ever read her blog (shame on your if you haven’t), you know that Phyrra changes her hair color often and she really knows about keeping hair healthy. This product meets the standards for Leaping Bunny certification (application in progress).
I adore everything from LUSH. Truly I don’t think there is a single product I don’t love. Everything is made fresh, is vegan and they partner with many different charities. With every purchase of Charity Pot, we donate 100% of the price (minus the taxes) to small, grassroots organizations that could use the helping hand to continue the incredible work that they do. Charity Pot supports organizations that align with our ethics in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.
In just five short years, your purchase of Charity Pot has funded donations to over three hundred and fifty hardworking charities around the globe.
The EcoTools® collection of brushes has everything you need to apply your makeup beautifully. They have incredibly soft bristles, sleek bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules, and are 100% cruelty free. This year, EcoTools is passionate about giving back to their community. In the past, you’ve voted for organizations to receive our annual donation.
This year, the power is completely in your hands! Each purchase on ecotools.com gives you a chance to win a $10,000 donation to an organization of your choice*! Simply press “submit” to see if your code is an instant winner. Winners are selected at random, and multiple entries are allowed.
Winners must fill out the form in order to receive the prize pack and choose which charity receives the $10,000 Learn more here.
My good friend and cruelty-free blogger, Jennifer has launched a fabulous moisturizer. The NEW All-Original My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural AHA Moisturizer is an energizing, oil-free AHA moisturizer for a healthy glow. With 5% alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) sourced exclusively from all-natural fruit acids, MyBeautyBunny All-Original My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural AHA Moisturizer is a healthy way to get beautiful, smooth skin daily.
It’s made with an original blend of soothing aloe, toning witch hazel, moisturizing squalane (from olives), bilberry fruit, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange fruit extract, lemon fruit extract; and antioxidants: camellia oleifera (white tea), camellia sinensis (green tea), and aspalathus linearis (AKA rooibus or “red tea”). Made with a light berry grapefruit scent.
Jennifer made sure her moisturizer is made without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, GMOs or triclosan. It is all natural, vegan and meets standards for Leaping Bunny certification (application in progress).
This just in…. In celebration of Earth Day, for every product sold on April 22nd, emerginC will plant not 1 but 2 indigenous trees, helping your skin and healing the planet. For more information, please visit www.emerginc.com.