While International Women’s day has already passed, here’s a look at the brands that took a stand and showed support. Most of the companies that took part donated a part or all of their sales to various charities that support women and women’s rights around the world. Some companies continue to donate on a regular basis and upped their donation amounts and percentages for the occasion.

 

L’Occitane

This brand donated 100% of the proceeds from their sales of the L’Occitane Shea Butter Solidarity Balm. The money raised to benefit the women from Burkina Faso who harvest the shea butter used in the brand’s products. L’Occitane is recognized by UNICEF for their efforts to raise literacy and promote secondary education among its Burkinabe workers.

You can check out their line of products here.

 

Ginger Chi

Ginger Chi is a brand stepping into the spotlight with their line of skin care products and the increasing popularity of their anti-aging jade rollers. 13% of their proceeds earned from the jade rollers were donated to Women for Women International (WFWI).

Jade rollers are available for purchase on their web store.

 

Winky Lux

With their unique brand of organic and cruelty-free products, Winky Lux has taken the markets by storm with their spunky packaging and vibrant range of makeup products. On Women’s Day, they donated 20% of their profits to Global Connections 4 Women, an organization that supports scholarships for female entrepreneurs.

Winky Lux products can be purchased here.

 

Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden hasn’t stopped with just Women’s Day. They launched their limited edition Red moisturizing lipstick and 100% of the proceeds are being donated to UN Women. On top of this product, they are also donating $1 Million dollars to the same organization.

Get yours here.

 

Elemis

With their natural line of skin care products aimed at both men and women, you find something for everyone on your gift list. On Women’s Day, this brand donated $46,000 of the sales made from their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. This product is another limited edition and comes with a special keepsake box that is designed with a beachy theme.

You can get yours here.

 

Function of Beauty

While most companies that participated in the event, very few gave their consumers a choice of where their money would be donated to. Function of Beauty, which is a company that produces personalized hair products, allowed customers their choice of charities including No More, Step Up, and Breast Cancer research. 100% of the proceeds from their sales on the shampoo and condition were donated.

 

QVC

A widely recognized brand that sells a wide range of products, QVC donated a portion of their beauty sales towards a minimum donation amount of $325,000 to NEST.
Check out their selection of products here.

 

If you’re interested in donating to any of the organizations listed, you can visit their websites:

Women for Women International
UNICEF
Global Connections for Women
Breast Cancer Research
No More
Step Up
UN Women
NEST

 

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