11 Badass Beauty Brands That Are Giving Back to Women's Causes This Month

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Updated 04/19/19

How do you plan on ringing in International Women's Day today? Perhaps you'll tag an inspiring woman in your life on Instagram, or maybe you're striking in solidarity of #ADayWithoutAWoman. No matter your game plan, we're all for paying homage to females across the globe all day, every day—and it's a cause that many beauty brands are getting behind as well.

With that in mind, below you'll find a handful of great products—and, in some cases, whole assortments of products—that all support female-geared organizations. Keep scrolling, and keep fighting the good fight.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask $58

Ten percent of every purchase made on TataHarper.com today will go toward Joyful Heart Foundation. Founded by Mariska Hargitay, this organization works toward a world free of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.

Might we suggest purchasing this mask? In it, beta-hydroxy acids work to remove dead skin and smooth your complexion for a renewed glow.

Elemis Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream $199

While this cream may change your skin's life (it's clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in 14 days), it changes women's lives, too: $46,000 in sales of this particular product go toward Women for Women International, an organization that gives marginalized women living in conflict-affected areas access to the life-changing skills they need to overcome social exclusion and economic restriction.

Additionally, today, every time you use the hashtag #MessageToMySister and tag @elemis on social media, the brand will donate $1 to the organization.

Skin Inc. Hydrate 'Em Custom-Blended Serum $90

For the month of March, in partnership with World Vision, Skin Inc. is donating 100% of proceeds from its Hydrate 'Em, Get Glowin' and Lines Be-Gone kits to the Sponsor-a-Child program, which will in turn support 100 girls from underprivileged communities.

Beauty Products that Benefit Female Causes
Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatment Duo $39

Pucker up for a great cause: 100% of proceeds from this lip treatment duo go toward breast cancer research and education.

Beauty Products that Benefit Female Causes
Pur-Lisse Skin Survival Kit $76

One hundred percent of proceeds for this skincare essentials kit—which contains everything from cleanser to moisturizer—goes to Look Good Feel Better, an organization that offers complimentary beauty sessions to cancer patients.

Beauty Products that Support Female Causes
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion $20

Through its female empowerment initiative, The Ultraviolet Edge, Urban Decay has raised more than $1 million over the past two years to empower women through a variety of different causes. Select purchases (like this eye shadow primer) benefit the initiative directly, but know that by supporting Urban Decay in general, you're supporting this initiative at large.

Vice Lipstick Spellbound 0.11 oz/ 3.4 g
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Outspoken $17

UD is going a step further: 100% of proceeds from Urban Decay's new Vice Lipstick shade, Outspoken, will be donated to the brand's global initiative, Ultraviolet Edge. By purchasing this shimmery mauve lippie, you're helping to support women's causes across the globe, whether they be literacy programs, microloans, or legal representation for women who have been underserved and/or abused.

You Are Amazing Hello Beautiful Skin $4

If the brand name isn't empowering enough, you can sleep tight (while surrounded by the smell of delicious fragrance) knowing that a portion of your proceeds are going to GirlUp, a foundation created to unite young women and give them the tools they need to flourish.​

L'Occitane Solidarity Balm $6

Every year, L'Occitane launches a new balm for International Women's Day and distributes the profits to thousands of Burkinabe women who have been in partnership with the brand for 35 years. This year's balm combines the richness of African soil and French vergers (or orchards). It's also packed with shea butter and velvety apricot that will keep your skin soft and leave you pleasantly sniffing all day long. Proceeds will help women in Burkina Faso learn to read and write, improve their businesses, and much more.


Starting today, Birchbox is launching The Future Starts Now Fund, which gives four women throughout the year $5K each toward any enrichment program that supports their career dreams.

At its Soho retail location, the company will also be partnering with Dress for Success to offer complimentary hair/makeup services and professional headshots for women seeking to start or advance their careers. By purchasing products from Birchbox or signing up for a subscription box, you're helping to support these incredible initiatives.

Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick $27

in 1912, Elizabeth Arden famously handed out red lipsticks to suffragettes marching down Fifth Avenue. Today, the brand has created a campaign called "March On," which, in partnership with Reese Witherspoon, pledges to donate $1 million to UN Women in support of its work to advance women's issues worldwide. As a nod to that iconic red lipstick, 100% of proceeds from this limited-edition product will go toward the organization.

Want more ideas on how to partake in International Women's Day? Read all about it.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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