3 beauty gifts that give back

3 beauty gifts that give back

Author: Canadian Living


3 beauty gifts that give back

There's nothing better than donating to charities that provide safe drinking water, education, health-care services and AIDS prevention, just by purchasing your Christmas gifts.

The Body Shop frosted plum tin
Plum dandy
The Body Shop has partnered with WaterAid, a charity that improves access to safe water around the world. For each holiday product purchased (including the Frosted Plum Feel Good Tin, above), The Body Shop will finance one day of safe drinking water for an Ethiopian family.

The Body Shop Frosted Plum Feel Good Tin (includes Sugar Plum Body Butter, Shower Gel, Sugar Scrub and Body Lotion), $25,

Twentysix fragrance
Good scents
Twentysix is a holiday fragrance created by custom perfume bar Aromachology and Natasha Koifman, board chair for Artists for Peace and Justice, a nonprofit that works to eradicate poverty around the world. There are 26 ingredients distilled into a rich oil, including Haitian vetiver, a fragrant grass. Fifty percent of proceeds will support education, health care and business development in Haiti.

Twentysix by Natasha Koifman for Aromachology, 50ml, $75, .

Fresh Red Sugar lip balm
Sugar lips
Fresh's Sugar Lip Treatment has partnered with (Red), a nonprofit organization created by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006. Twenty-five percent of the retail price will be donated to the US Fund for the Global Fund, which fights AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa.

Fresh Suga(Red) Lip Treatment, $26,

Read more:
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4 totally glam holiday makeup looks

This article was originally published in the January 2016 issue of Canadian Living magazine.

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