Gift Ideas: Charitable Beauty Buys

The best way to get into the holiday spirit is by helping someone in need. Here, our favorite presents that support a variety of amazing causes.

Aveda Caribbean Rejuvenation Kit
This season, Aveda is helping support indigenous communities in northwestern Nepal. The packaging is a reusable gift box wrapped in special paper, made through a partnership with Himalayan families. (aveda.com, $32)



L'Occitane Soap Sets Moments in Africa

Every year L'Occitane launches its "United to Save Sight" campaign as part of its ongoing commitment to raise money for sight-saving organizations. One hundred percent of the proceeds from these scented, engraved, shea butter soaps will go to ORBIS, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting preventable blindness worldwide. (usa.loccitane.com, $8)




The Body Shop Soft Hands, Kind Heart Hand Cream

Great for a last-minute co-worker gift that won't break the bank, this hand cream cares for both chapped skin and young people across the globe. Proceeds of each purchase go to EPCAT USA, which helps provide protection and care to children at the risk of sex trafficking. (thebodyshop-usa.com, $10)




MAC Viva Glam Lip Kit
This palette includes pans of Viva Glam V Lustre Lipstick and Lipglass, the must-have colors to create a perfect nude look. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the MAC AIDS fund to help support women, men, and children living with HIV and AIDS. (maccosmetics.com $22.50)



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