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Beauty and style products that give back to charity

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

Buy for a cause

The holiday season isn’t all about looking fab and buying nifty gifts; it’s also about giving back to those who are less fortunate. There really isn’t anything else more fashionable than taking part in something charitable this holiday, so check out these gorgeous products that look and do good. Hey, perhaps these will inspire a little last-minute holiday shopping!

Holiday gift guide

LUSH Charity Pot Lotion

This chocolaty lotion ($22, lush.com) is made with Fair Trade and organic cocoa (yum!) and it gives back to charity. 100 percent of proceeds from each pot (minus taxes) go to the brand's Charity Pot fund to support animal welfare, humanitarian concerns and environmental conservation causes! Nice excuse to pamper, huh?

LUSH Charity Pot Lotion


Fashion. love, Africa bags

As soon as we heard Rachel Bilson and Kristen Bell were fans of this charitable bag collection ($50 each, fashionloveafrica.com), we knew we had to check it out for ourselves. Designer Ryan Clements, formerly of Zac Posen, created the collection after an eye-opening trip to Kenya, and now the brand has a line of eight unique, colorful bags that donate $10 from each sale back to the community in Africa where local women craft the bags.

Fashion. love, Africa bags


Give Scent fragrance

After years of living in and teaching yoga in Italy, Virayoga founder Elena Brower created this charitable Sicilian almond oil blend ($48, givescent.com). A portion of the proceeds from this scent-sational fragrance benefit Women for Women International and we're loving the amazing aroma of this little baby!

Give Scent fragrance


Kohl's Cares® Simply Vera Vera Wang Cluster Bracelet

Anything Vera Wang is great in our book, but we love it when it comes at an affordable price point! Kohl's Simply Vera Vera Wang collection isn't only cute, it's also charitable! We're loving this chic cluster bracelet ($10, kohls.com) from the brand and we're digging the fact that this and other Kohl's Cares Vera Wang products are supporting the fight against breast cancer.

Kohl's Cares® Simply Vera Vera Wang Cluster Bracelet


philosophy sweet dreams fresh cream shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath

We've been huge fans of philosophy for years now, and we really love how this brand gives back to charity so often! From shower trios that give back to breast cancer and environmental causes to this delicious treat ($20, philosophy.com) that helps provide new books for children in need, philosophy's products truly help a range of causes. There's nothing more beautiful than that, right?

Philosophy Sweet Dreams Fresh Cream Shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath


TOMS Shoes

You've likely heard of this fantastic brand by now, but in case you've been living under a rock the past few years, we'll fill you in on their fantastic tag phrase: "With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need." If every brand of shoes we purchased did this, it's safe to say the world would be a much more charitable place!

TOMS Shoes

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