5 Ways a Beauty Junkie Can Celebrate International Women's Day

5 Ways a Beauty Junkie Can Celebrate International Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day, we want to spread the word about a handful of beauty brands that are utilizing their influence to release effective initiatives that support women. (Plus, we're providing you a seriously good excuse to go shopping and post selfies.).

L'Occitane has proven its commitment to offering through a long-standing relationship with the women of Burkina Faso. According to the brand name, L'Occitane-funded fair trade cooperatives in the nation have actually led to the production of more than 17,000 tasks for women through gathering shea and promoting women's entrepreneurship via literacy-training and cost savings programs. For International Women's Day, the brand released a limited-edition Shea Butter Balm, and 100 percent of the proceeds goes straight towards the financing of its efforts. The balm is extremely moisturizing and retails for $6.

Kali Boxes is a subscription box of feminine-hygiene items (tampons, "wipettes," and a pampering product, like a rose-water facial mist) that introduced in 2015 and we understand these sounds like an oxymoron they're the chicest tampons ever. The box and each product enclosed are sleekly designed, everything is organic, and for every box sold, the brand name donates $1 to Girl Up, a project to empower adolescent ladies, led by the United Nations Foundation.

Sonia Kashuk recently introduced her new Knock out Beauty collection for Target, and it has a moving message. Browse the hashtag #KOBeauty for motivating selfies.

WATER+ sources skin-care components from the sea, which we enjoy, but the brand name just offered us a new need to love its items: It revealed the launch of Making Waves, a new initiative that'll support companies that line up with its objective to empower women. It’s very first and greatest partnership is with Girls Inc. of Alameda County, an organization that inspires women from low-income and minority households through education and mental-health programs.

Tarte Cosmetics decided to step in and do something about the cyber-bullying runs rampant in the comments on its social-media platforms: partner with an anti-bullying company, ByStander Revolution, to launch a campaign with the hashtag #kissandmakeup. If you check the tag, you'll see a lot of selfies with hands covering faces and lipstick kisses in location of actual lips. If we can use lipstick to combat bullying, count us in.