10 Girl-Power Beauty Products That Will Make You Instantly Confident
Women’s empowerment arguably matters more today than ever. As we continue to support each other and pave the way for our future young leaders, there are easy, small gestures we can make to further the cause. Quite a few major beauty brands are taking the initiative by donating portions of their profits to women-centric organizations. For those who can’t make it to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., or other events across the nation, these brands make it possible to help those in need.
Beautiful Rights launched shortly after the results of the 2016 election were announced. Created by beauty industry veteran Kristen Leonard, 20% of all sales are donated to a variety of women-centric organizations including Planned Parenthood and Emily's List.
- Stronger Together Collection, Beautiful Rights $64
Another relatively new line, A Complete is dedicated to giving back to women. Created by one of Latin America’s most recognized businesswomen and philanthropists, Angélica Fuentes, A Complete is donating 6% of proceeds to the Angélica Fuentes Foundation, which supports labor force, female protection and gender equality.
- Youth Moisturizing Cream, A-Complete $48
Besides being a household name in the beauty industry, Kiehl's also serves more than 100 local communities. One of the brand's biggest philanthropic efforts is the Lower East Side Girl's Club, which delivers programs in arts, literacy, science, health and leadership for girls and young women ages 8 to 23.
- Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Kiehl's $46
- Honestly Effortless Sea Salt Spray, Honest Beauty $18
Handmade in Lebanon by a staff of 90% women, Senteurs d’Orient creates bath and personal care products in support of female workers. It is currently a member of the United Nations Development Program for Women’s Education, and 10% of the proceeds from every sale are donated to help Lebanese women.
- Hammam Soaps Jasmine Of Arabia, Senteurs d’Orient $36
Last year H2O+ kicked off its Making Waves initiative to support organizations that empower underserved women and girls by increasing opportunities that will help them realize their fullest potential. The brand proudly supports Girls Inc. of Alameda County, which serves 8,000 girls and their families in Northern California.
- Oasis Hydrating Treatment, H2O Plus $48