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Beauty gifts that give back to charity

Hilary Sheinbaum is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has contributed to national, regional and online publications, including Marie Claire magazine, The Huffington Post, ELLE.com and amNew York. She covers a variety of topi...

Products that beautify and benefit others

In the season of giving, it's easy to give back. With aisles, stores and websites full of beautifying buys with charitable components, there's no doubt that it's easy to treat loved ones and those in need — all at the same time. Read on for pretty and pretty generous products!
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Noodle & Boo Super Soft Lotion

Noodle & Boo Super Soft Lotion

The light, silky formula is pediatrician-recommended and made with natural and safe ingredients. It hydrates and protects delicate skin leaving babies super soft and snuggly, while giving back to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The company, overall, gives a percentage of its profits every month across multiple charities, but the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. (noodleandboo.com, $14)

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Yes to Cucumbers Seed Fund Towelettes

Yes to Cucumbers Seed Fund Towelettes

Cleansing faces on the go and giving back? That's a good deal. All of the funds spent on these wipes from Yes To go to The Seed Fund. The Seed Fund's mission is to plant gardens in order to give kids fun and engaging ways to learn about nutrition and healthy living. (yestocarrots.com, $3)

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Special-Edition Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Special-Edition Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

For every purchase of this long-lasting moisturizer, Cetaphil donates $1 to the Children's Skin Diseases Foundation and Camp Wonder. This organization offers kids, ages 7 to 16, with serious and fatal skin conditions the chance to enjoy a week at summer camp completely free of charge to the camper. (CVS, $15)

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Elite Therapeutics Skin Care

elite Therapeutics Skin Care

Designed to nurture the skin at every level — from cellular to surface — the skin care line gives a percentage of profits to SPA4THEPINK that fuels spa days for cancer survivors and provides education. (elitetherapeutics.com, $13 to $65)

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D:tox System Purifying Body Bar

D:tox System Purifying Body Bar

Featuring purifying volcanic ash, activated charcoal and super-antioxidants acai and goji berry, 5 percent of the product's retail sales are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., which educates women about breast cancer and provides free mammograms to females in need. (Whole Foods, $5)

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VOL Volumizing Spray by Angelo David

VOL Volumizing Spray by Angelo David

Creating instant volume and fullness to hair, the spray benefits the Lupus Foundation of America. The brand gives $1 for every product sold, as Angelo's sister-in-law lost her battle with lupus last year. LFA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through a comprehensive program of research, education and advocacy. (Angelo David Salon, $19)

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jane iredale Bright Future Eye Shadow Compact

jane iredale Bright Future Eye Shadow Compact

The mirrored compact features five fan-favorite eyeshadow colors (Peach Sherbet, Pink Glaze, Red Carpet, Pink Cloud and Dusk). It also comes with an eyeshadow brush and a rose-colored Swarovski Crystal. All profits from the sale of this item are donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer®, a national education and support organization whose mission is to empower women affected by breast cancer to flourish and thrive. (shop.janeiredale.com, $30)

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R.E.I.G.N. Lasting Luxe Lipstick in Hibiscus Red

R.E.I.G.N. Lasting Luxe Lipstick in Hibiscus Red

The long-lasting lip color gives a portion of proceeds to Miss America Organization's Scholarship Program. Last year, the organization raised more than $45 million in scholarship assistance. (reign-beauty.com, $15)

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