It is always great to see big beauty brands supporting charitable projects around the world and this year is no exception. Clarins, Kiehl’s and L’Occitane all have some fantastic initiatives launching this month to help raise funds for some amazing charities whilst offering us some lovely beauty buys and limited edition products.
The Clarins collaboration with the FEED projects has been so successful over the past two years, it is back again! The ‘Gift With Purpose’ programme offers each customer, who purchases two or more Clarins products, a FEED10 cosmetics bag. Inside the bag you will find five of Clarins’ most iconic products in handy travel sizes; the moisturise-rich body lotion, the relax bath and shower concentrate, the gentle refiner, the hydraQuench creme mask and the amazing hand and nail treatment cream. Each cosmetic bag given away will provide 10 nutritious school meals through the UN World Food Programme to school children in developing countries. It is an amazing programme to support and since the launch of ‘Gift with Purpose’ in 2014, Clarins have helped provide over 3 million meals for school children and it would be amazing to reach the target of 2 million for 2016! Available from 18th September – 1st October.
Did you know that less than a third of school children worldwide are girls? To help raise finds for the education of women around the world, L’Occitane have partnered up with Marie Claire and are launching a verbena scented candle, La Flame Marie Claire, in the first week of September. 100% of the profits from each sale will be donated to three chosen charities in order to help transform the lives of thousands of young girls in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Cambodia and Africa where the lack of education leave girls and young women dependant and vulnerable. The candle is just £8 and smells incredible!
Finally there is a charitable contribution from Kiehl’s. MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Laura Mvula have been announced as Kiehl’s official 2016 UK charity partner. The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is a global charity dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS and has, to date, awarded 588 grants in 68 countries around the world, accumulating to nearly $6 million.Amazing stuff! The limited edition label for one of Kiehl’s most iconic products, the Ultra Facial Cream, has been designed by award winning British singer/songwriter Laura Mvula. With each cream sold, Kiehl’s will donated £10 to the MTV Staying Alive Foundation to support 3 projects around the world to empower and educate young women about the prevention of AIDS and HIV. A brilliant initiative to help and support.
Let me know if you plan to pick up any of these charitable beauty buys this month?
*this post contains samples gifted for review purposes