Five Things: Beauty Products that Give Back

Coco Chanel once wisely observed that, “nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”

So when it comes to beauty products, it’s a topic we gals take very seriously.

Lucky for us, the luxe and healthy options for getting your gorgeous on – with meaning -are unlimited.   In the push to make a positive impact, numerous cosmetic and boutique companies are stepping up to the plate and introducing beauty and skin care products that are giving back in a big way. These multitasking do-gooders in today’s Five Things have managed to create quality cosmetics products housed in environmentally aware packaging that benefit worthy causes all the while helping us gals to look and feel our best:

(M-A-C Viva Glam Nicki (Minaj) lipstick. Proceeds help those affected by HIV and AIDS.)

(The Body Shop Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome.  Vegetarian and 100% cruelty-free.)

(Shea Terra  Madagascar White Clay Drawing Masque.  Shea Terra collaborates with NGOs that teach locals how to support themselves while respecting the environment in which they live.)

(PeaceKeeper “Paint Me Provocative” vegan nail polish.  PeaceKeeper donates all of its after-tax, distributable profits to women’s health advocacy and urgent human rights issues.)

(Philosophy “green” Fresh Pear Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath. 100% of philosophy’s net proceeds from the sale of green go directly to the rain forest foundation.)