We are all for look-good-do-good beauty products. What’s not to love? You buy your favourite skincare or makeup (or it even gives you more reason to try new ones) and the brand donates a portion of the proceeds to a good cause. If only every product we bought had this give-back-to-society element!
This month, October, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so there’s been a plethora of products decked in special edition pink designs to support the movement. The pink ribbon has been a symbol of breast cancer awareness since the 1990s.
If you’ve already bought some of those pretty pink products and are looking for more ways to look good and do good, here are three other beneficial beauty buys to bag.
To help preserve the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Procceds from these limited edition Sulwhasoo skincare sets go towards a fund that maintains heritage plants and structures in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Luxury Korean skincare brand Sulwhasoo has pledged a minimum amount of $10,000 to help the Singapore Botanic Gardens maintain its heritage trees and structures.
This is part of its ‘Beauty From Your Culture’ campaign across Korea, China, Singapore and Malaysia, and in commemoration of the brand’s 11th anniversary.
When you buy the Essential Trial Kit set ($68) set, $10 will be donated; and if you buy the First Care Activating Serum EX set ($115), $20 will go to the upkeep of our country’s UNESCO Heritage Site. Each limited edition set includes a cosmetic pouch inspired by the folklore theme “A Fairy and a Woodcutter”.
Both limited-edition sets will be available for sale in all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters in departmental stores from 28 September to 31 October 2017.
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To help children with autism
American actor, Matthew McConaughey is collaborating with Kiehl's and Autism Speaks organisation to raise awareness for children with Autism.
One brand that’s consistently socially-conscious is Kiehl’s since 1951. The 166-year old brand rolls out yearly global philanthropic campaigns to benefit one of three key groups – HIV research, environmental issues and children’s well-being.
This year its mission is to help children with autism by partnering with Autism Speaks organisation and actor Matthew McConaughey. The American actor featured in a special video to raise awareness for children with autism. Head here to share the video.
This charitable campaign also includes the launch of a limited edition Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, $90, featuring vibrant coloured packaging which Matthew helped to design. And every purchase will come with a string bracelet with two charms one for Autism Speaks’ and the other a Kiehl’s emblem.
Ultra Facial Cream is one of the skincare brand’s iconic moisturisers, which has squalene and desert plant extract to optimally replenish skin’s hydration.