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eye see you - Aavrani

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Your eyes are the windows to your soul. The Eye Rejuvenating Elixir from Aavrani allows you to take care of your eyes for a great cause. The elixir is 100% bunny approved and is formulated with a combination of avocado oil, rose water, and almond oil. Containing zero sulfates, your purchase will support a young girl’s education in India. 

Aavrani was founded by Rooshy Roy and Nina Davuluri. Together they launched a company based on Indian tradition, using years of Indian beauty rituals as their inspiration. They partner with the Shanti Bhavan School in India where they empower young girls through education.

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a serum made for summer - LUXE Botanics

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Summer is here which means your skin is prone to sun spots and hyperpigmentation. But thanks to LUXE Botanics, you can work against that thanks to their Kigelia Corrective Serum.The serum supports cellular regeneration thanks to their blend of lactobacillus, vitamin C, niacinamide and sodium hyaluronate. What more could you ask for?

LUXE Botantics was founded by Jene Roestorf, a South African native and biological scientist. The company works with people in Africa and South Africa to ensure fair trade standards. Being a part of Buy1Give1, proceeds of each purchase are given back to the communities in Africa. Your purchase helps their future!

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a honeymoon for your face - Farmacy

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Honeymoons aren’t exclusively for newlyweds anymore. Thanks to Farmacy Beauty, their Honeymoon Glow is a gift from the honey gods. This resurfacing night serum is packed with 14% flower acids to exfoliate and clarify while the blend of hyaluronic acid and honey hydrate your skin. It’s tough but gentle for even the most sensitive skin types. Certified as clean beauty, this bottle is full of magic. It’s so good, I’m already on my second bottle!

Farmacy Beauty was founded by Mark Veeder. The sustainable company prides themselves in their farm – to – face skincare line featuring a unique Echinacea GreenEnvy, a plant containing more than 300% natural antioxidants. Their ingredients are both locally sourced and produced, making sure the company does its part in being environmentally responsible. Their packaging is made from FSC Certified Paper and their jars are 100% recyclable.

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social good - Global Goods Partners

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You can now accessorize for a great cause. Earrings are not only staples, they can really bring an outfit together. But Global Goods Partners’ earrings are different. They not only make you look great but they empower the artisan who made them. For every purchase of their Horn and Tassel Earrings, you give the gift of empowerment to the deaf artisan who made it for you. It’s a priceless gift!

Global Goods Partners is a nonprofit social enterprise. They focus on providing employment opportunities to women in order to improve their quality of life. Since launching Global Goods Partners in 2005, they have partnered with 60 artisans in 20 countries. Their handmade goods are fair trade and in exchange they receive fair wages and stable jobs so they can thrive in their communities.

a portable facial - Drunk Elephant

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Drunk Elephant understands your obsession with facials. Their T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial is just that- a facial that can be done in your own home. Filled with 25% AHA and 2% BHA’s, it’s made to exfoliate and get rid of dead skin cells. Containing a blend of glycolyic, lactic, and salicylic acid it helps to smooth any textured skin and reduce fine lines leaving your skin fresh and radiant. 

Drunk Elephant was founded to bring you skincare products that are made to benefit your skin. They exclude ingredients such as alcohol, essential oils, and silicones. They work hard to bring you the cleanest ingredients that are suitable for every skin type. What even better is that they’re supporters of the International Elephant Foundation in order to support elephant conservation. 

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treat your body right - Abhati Suisse

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It’s easy to forget that you need to treat your bodies like you treat your faces. Your skin is the largest organ you have and it’s important to remember to nourish it. Abhati Suisse’s Kanva Body Lotion helps hydrate your skin, leaving it soft and supple. The lotion repairs the skin from environmental damage thanks to their unique blend of lipid – rich plant oils, antioxidants and botanical extracts.

Abhati Suisse was founded by Anju Rupal. When launching her company, Rupal was committed to supporting education for young girls and to helping ecosystems thrive. She donates part of her profits to two causes close to her heart. The first is Educate Girls, an organization dedicated to increasing enrollment of young girls in India. The second is WeForest, an organization that plants trees in order to sustain forests around the world. 

all you need is love - Em Cosmetics

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Help EM Cosmetics spread some love. Their shade, LOVE, is the perfect red– orange shade to welcome Spring. The lipstick is vegan, 100% cruelty – free, and compliments every skin tone. The formula won’t dry out your lips and will stay put for hours. 100% of the profits will be donated to Love146, an international human rights organization that is committed to ending child trafficking.

EM Cosmetics was founded by Michelle Phan. With the help of Love146, they are bringing awareness to the issue of child trafficking. It is important to her to not only provide high quality products but to use her passion for makeup to do good and help others. 

sun's out - REN

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Spring is here and Summer is fast approaching which begs the question: Are you wearing your sunscreen? Many of you are very anti – sunscreen and for good reason. They can be filled with ingredients you can’t pronounce, they’re heavy, and can cause breakouts (no, thanks). That’s where REN steps in by launching their Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and doesn’t contain any silicone. Their sunscreen contains 22% zinc oxide, rice starch, and yellow passion fruit seed extract. And the best part is it’s certified clean beauty and doesn’t leave you looking chalky. It’s a daily sunscreen you want to reapply throughout your day. 

REN was founded to offer you clean products that are not only good for you but good for the environment as well. They’re adamant about using bio - actives in their products and they only use 100% recyclable packaging. Their bottles are made from recycled ocean plastic and they have partnered with Surfrider to clean up the world’s beaches and oceans. 

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beauty sleep - Care

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Your skin works while you sleep. Yes, really! That’s why using effective products in your nighttime routine is not only necessary, but easy. Care’s Tireless Retinoid Night Serum is like magic in a bottle. Made to brighten your complexion, it contains granactive retinoid which helps promote cell renewal and diminish dark spots. Care understands that the key isn’t to stop aging, but rather it’s to age gracefully.

Care was founded on the need to provide safe and effective products. Their products are made in the U.S. and only feature clean ingredients that are even safe to use during pregnancy. They don’t test on our furry friends and they market their goods at honest prices. What’s even better is how they donate a portion of their profits to charity. They feature a different charity for each season, bringing awareness to multiple causes close to their heart. 

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skin so pure - Philosophy

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Even the toughest, most ambitious boss babes need a gentle cleanser to clean their skin. Philosophy’s Purity Cleanser is quite possibly the most gentle, purifying cleanser that won’t strip the skin. With ingredients such as meadowfoam, sandalwood and rosewood oil, the cleanser eliminates makeup while conditioning the skin. 

Philosophy was founded by Christina Carlino. Since then, she has been committed to offering products that deliver results in order to transform your skin for the better. Along with Philosophy, she has created the hope & grace initiative where she supports mental health treatments. Each product that is sold allows the company to support mental health efforts by donating financial grants in treating and preventing mental illness.

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hydrate with honey - Fountain of Truth

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My face might be drier than all the deserts combined. Dramatic, I know. The solution may be in The Honey Glowmask by Fountain of Youth. Made without the bad stuff, its active ingredients are coconut oil (hello, old friend) and squalane. For each purchase, 10% of the proceeds are donated to Fab-U-Wish and The Pink Agenda.  

Breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic set out to create her own clean products and thus, Fountain of Truth was born. Cancer research is something Giuliana is passionate about. The company partners with The Pink Agenda to help find the cure for breast cancer. 

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coconut to the rescue - Conscious Coconut

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Using Conscious Coconut could solve ALL of your problems- well, almost. It’s the ultimate multitasker. It’s a moisturizer, teeth whitener, and you can even tame your frizzy hair with it. The list goes on! It’s also cold-pressed, 100% organic and comes in a squeeze tube so it’s perfect to toss into your bag.

When Danielle Conte founded Conscious Coconut, she knew she had to give back. The company partners with Feeding America to provide food for hungry children so they can get the proper nutrition they require because no child should ever go hungry.

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stay calm - Freedom Naturals

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My skin is more temperamental than a 2 year old- it’s irritated all the time. This Calming Moisturizer from Freedom Naturals does just as the name suggests- it calms. The formula contains organic aloe vera, beeswax, arnica and is suited for all skin types. 20% of the proceeds are donated to #MoveToEndDV, an organization that helps domestic violence victims start new lives. 

Founder Gloria Vanderlaan created Freedom Naturals with the purpose of offering products that not only give back but that deliver results. Her main focus is to help women-and men- rise from domestic violence and to help women become fierce leaders.

there's beauty in equality - Beautiful Rights

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Beautiful Rights offers us the chance to fight the patriarchy- with our lips. Their #Enough lipstick is made for every woman who’s had enough of social injustices and demands change. The brown-pink shade is fragrance, paraben, and cruelty free. 20% of the proceeds are donated to a nonprofit that supports women’s rights. 

Beautiful Rights was created to show its support for women’s rights. The brand supports numerous organizations including Planned Parenthood, March For Our Lives, and Momsrising- because we can’t forget the moms who are fighting for fair opportunities.

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be bold - The Lipstick Lobby

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I like to think of my lipstick as my everyday war paint. And their Kiss My Pink shade from The Lipstick Lobby is just that and more. It’s made in the U.S., cruelty free, long-lasting, and flatters every skin tone. The biggest payoff? 100% of all net profits go to Planned Parenthood to help men and women have access to healthcare and sex education. 

Davida Hall is the activist behind The Lipstick Lobby. She created a brand that stands for social justice. Featuring campaigns that target different social issues and injustice, each one has their designated lipstick shade. The bolder, the better.

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huile de parfum by notablySmitten

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I put my whole heart into this fragrance, I hope it will inspire you as much as it has me!

When I say this little bottle of perfume is heavenly, I speak the truth.  Delectable citrus notes start off at the top, rich and creamy Madagascar Vanilla fills out the middle...ginger, vetiver and sage finish the scent. It's got a fetching, come-hither quality...nectarous and sexy. 

This bewitching fragrance is notablySmitten's first signature scent - ten percent of each bottle will go toward purchasing Wello Waterwheels for regions of the country that are faced with dire challenges accessing water. 

notablySmitten loves Wello and wants you to know more about this important company here.

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this chic chevron clutch for Spring - Tribe Alive

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Tribe Alive’s Chevron Clutch is as beautiful as it is useful - and not just for carrying your phone and lipstick on a night out.  Each of Tribe Alive’s products are designed and made by women in safe studio work environments for fair wages, which means your new clutch continues pays it forward long after your purchase.

With partnerships across Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India and Forth Worth, Texas, Tribe Alive teams up with female artisans to bring you a gorgeous collection that reflects each country's’ unique culture and handiwork - all to support upward mobility, reliable incomes, and stability for these female artisans’ and their families.  We love supporting any organization that provides a platform for women to help women!

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LOVE comes in essential oils - Thistle Farms

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Thistle Farms is a community of women survivors of addiction, prostitution, and trafficking in Nashville, Tennessee. "This product bears witness that love is the most powerful force for change in the world." Their mission statement here...worth the read.

These compelling essential oils have been used since ancient times for the purposes of healing. Derived from highly concentrated plant products, blended for physical, mental and emotional purposes. Luscious jojoba and coconut oils are used as carrier agents, keeping the skin hydrated.

Packaged in frosted glass tube with a roller ball that glides oils directly onto your pulse points.

4 bottles of 0.34 fl. oz. (10 ml) each that specifically addresses your: Calm, Energy, Immunity and Balance.

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for a good read - Thoughtfully Magazine

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Thoughtfully Magazine suggests that readers “live thoughtfully right where you are, one step at a time, with what you have” - and we couldn’t agree more.  Living each moment with the right outlook is a major step to improving your day, your life, and your world!

This eco-conscious, independently produced magazine is as thoughtful as it sounds. Filled with topics such as sustainable beauty products, health and wellness, and delicious recipes, Thoughtfully encourages readers to shift their attention to the more important things in life.  While they only promote specific products that they believe in, they are also working to become ad-free, and will soon rely only on reader support.

Consider picking up a copy of this elegantly designed and genuine publication during your next trip to Wholefoods or Sprouts!

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bighearted jammies - Sudara Punjammies

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These gorgeous capris are a scrumptious addition to our wardrobes...morning, noon and night loungewear! I love them!! I love who makes them...and I love the company behind them. I am actually honored to write about these beautiful garments - made from traditional sari fabric that so perfectly represents the colors and textures of the culture.

Sudara is the company behind Punjammies, and they are working tirelessly to end the chain of sexual slavery in India, where some of the highest estimates of slavery and sex-trafficking anywhere in the world are reported. Each pair of jams is made by women in India who have escaped human trafficking. When you purchase from Sudara, "you invest in the freedom and dignity of these women and girls who are working to forge a new life for themselves and their children."

I first became aware of this extraordinary company back in September 2014, please read more here.

Sudara designs other goods for sale and provides a donation opportunity here as well.

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