Six Beauty Brands who give back to women

Six beauty brands who are using their brand and influence to help women across the globe.

Olivia Wilde is the embodiment of beauty and independence for women. She is on a mission to ensure that women across the world have the same basic needs met that many take for granted.

With International Women’s Day happening today, we thought what better to celebrate than using makeup and skincare, that not only help you feel good and look good but also donates to women’s charities and initiatives around the world.

Here are six of our favourite:


YLLO is a skincare company that uses organic turmeric as a key ingredient in their products. The brand also uses other vegan, chemical free skin foods to fight acne, scarring, rosacea, uneven skin tone and facial growth. The brand has skin and body care products for all ages to help achieve glowing skin.

Charity: Donates 10 percent of its total sales to Girls Not Brides, an organisation that works to prevent child marriages around the world.

2. Give Scent

Yoga teacher and founder Elena Brower created Give Scent after being inspired by her trip to Italy. Give scent is an alcohol free, cruelty free, summer-inspired citrus fragrance.

Charity: Two dollars and forty-five cents from the sale of each bottle goes to Women For Women International, which supports female survivors of war

3. Mary Kay Cosmetics

Mary Kay Cosmetics opened in Australia in 1971 and offers a huge range of makeup and skincare.

Charity: Mary Kay is working towards eliminating cancers that affect women. The organisation has donated 1.3 million towards cancer research. They are also working towards ending domestic violence and have granted 150 shelters to those in need.

4. L’Occitane

L’Occitane has released a special lip balm to not only soothe and soften your lips but also help women economically and politically.

Charity: All proceeds from L’Occitane’s Solidarity Lip Balm will go towards UN Women Fund for Gender Equality, which supports women in leadership.

5. The Body Shop

The body shop is one of the most philanthropic beauty brands out there. They are known for their cruelty free products ranging from skincare, body care and makeup.

Charity: The Body Shop has donated to organisations such as Rosie’s Creek, which provides counselling for sexual assault victims. They also support Tennant Creek’s Women’s Refuge, an organisation that provides services to all women and children who are victims or in fear of domestic and family violence.

6) Philosophy

Philosophy’s huge range of skincare, bath and body and fragrance encourages women to look good and feel good through their wellbeing beauty brand.

Charity: Purchase any Philosophy product and one percent of all sales will go towards the Hope & Grace initiative. The Hope & Grace initiative supports women mental health organisations.

Marielle Punzal


Marielle is a lover of all things fashion and beauty, and is usually seen with a coffee in one hand and makeup swatches in the other.

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