At this time of year sales if beauty items start to soar whether it’s purchasing Christmas gifts and bundles for loved ones or getting yourself party ready and just treating yourself because why the hell not. So I thought what better time to highlight some really brilliant brands who are not only creating some great products but also giving something back at the same time. First up is Soap & Co, they produce gorgeously scented soap with super chic packaging whilst employing blind or otherwise disabled or disadvantaged people. All profits go back into the business therefore creating more jobs and providing opportunities as a true social enterprise. Another beauty brand from a non-profit is MAKE which originates from the We See Beauty Foundation with 10% of sales supporting women-led, worker-owned cooperative businesses across the Americas as well as being involved with issues such as the Dakota Pipeline. They also have a really killer range of products. FOr those of you who wear false lashes as I know many do now, try Thrive Causmetics. They have developed false lashes that are without harsh chemicals or latex as well as being vegan, on top of this when you buy a pair of lashes another pair is donated to a woman in need e.g chemo patients or alopecia sufferers. In addition to small brands there are also the bigger companies who are consciously working with charities. MAC’s Viva Glam collection has been working with those affected by HIV and AIDS since the 90s so you know when you are buying that awesome lipstick you are also contributing to a great cause. L’Occitane Solidarity Soap works to help fight avoidable blindness as well as smelling rather heavenly and also another brilliant outreach is Philosophy’s Hope & Grace Initiative to support those with mental health issues, and their products are rather lovely.