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Cosmetics with a Cause: Charity-Minded Makeup Products

Helping others gives you that gorgeous, karmic glow that no cosmetic product can provide … or can it? These seven products make the world a better place as you brighten up your face, proving that beauty really is more than skin-deep. Related Stories: Eco-Excellence: Top Picks for Earth-Friendly Beauty Think Pink: Five Breast Cancer Charities to Support Now Painted Face: How Cosmetics Endanger Women
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Give Child Exploitation the Hand
Glamorous Green
Give PAWS
Yes to Healthy Kids

Give Child Exploitation the Hand

Every year an estimated 1.8 million children and adolescents become victims of sex trafficking, the third largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world (after drugs and guns), according to the documentary Playground. To help put a stop to the exploitation of children in this way, The Body Shop donates 60 percent of every purchase of Soft Hands Kind Heart Cream to "ECPAT International":http://www.ecpat.net/EI/index.asp, a global network of organizations that fight child sex trafficking. ($7, The Body Shop)

Give Child Exploitation the Hand

Every year an estimated 1.8 million children and adolescents become victims of sex trafficking, the third largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world (after drugs and guns), according to the documentary Playground. To help put a stop to the exploitation of children in this way, The Body Shop donates 60 percent of every purchase of Soft Hands Kind Heart Cream to "ECPAT International":http://www.ecpat.net/EI/index.asp, a global network of organizations that fight child sex trafficking. ($7, The Body Shop)

Glamorous Green

The CARGO PlantLove professional collection lives up to its mantra of “Red Lips. Green Conscience.” It’s the only prestige color brand to carry the globally recognized ECOCERT designation for comprehensive environmental commitment. The line, which includes an array of stunning shades, is sourced from natural and organic ingredients and comes in award-winning compostable packaging. The eye shadow quad includes hues of deep violet, golden olive, copper-gold, and a warm orange-brown. ($5, Sephora)

Give PAWS

Not only are these adorable soaps scented with sandalwood, bergamot, and neroli oils, but all proceeds go to the Vancouver Humane Society to support their efforts to end animal suffering, cruelty, and exploitation. ($5.95, LUSH)

Yes to Healthy Kids

A portion of the proceeds from every Yes To product goes to the Yes To Carrots Seed Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides grants to help plant community gardens. Try the nourishing Cream Cleanser, made from organic carrots, aloe vera, and shea butter; it has no parabens, SLS, or petroleum. ($7.99, Yes To Carrots)

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