Picture 1171During the holidays its important to take some time to remember others who are in need around the world. If you make an effort to try and help someone in need then you will have a better holiday season. People like to use excuses for why they can’t help. “I am too busy”, “I am barely paying my bills” or “ I don’t know where to even start.” This holiday season those excuses can’t be used because it doesn’t take much time or money to help and there is an easy way to start the giving process. In fact, you can do something nice for someone while doing something nice for yourself. Doesn’t get much easier then that.

This season Rock n’ Republic, Philosophy, Mission Skincare and Nature’s Gate, have all released products that give to those in need. With a purchase of a special product you are giving money to an organization that really needs it. Plus you are getting a fabulous product to boot. Snap up at least one of each product and feel good about your purchase. Remember to be truly beautiful this holiday season give from your heart.

Products that give back:

1. Rock n’ Republic Rock the Cure Lip Gloss ($45, Nordstrom and rockandrepubliccosmetics.com) This gloss not only makes you look your best it also helps you feel your best. You can slather on this gorgeous gloss knowing that your money has gone to help City of Hope fight for a cure. City of Hope is a biomedical research and treatment center dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. By buying this gloss this holiday season you are giving the gift of hope to those who need it most with 100% of profits generated benefiting City of Hope. With funding City of Hope can continue their groundbreaking work in stem cell and immunotherapeutic research. A great reason to smile with your glossed out lips.

Picture 11722. Philosophy remind u.s. ($20, philosophy.com) While you’re at home this holiday season remember those who have to be away from their loved ones who serve in the armed forces. Remember those who have given so much without much in return. An easy way to remember is to get Philosophy’s remind u.s. This rich cookie scented shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath not is the perfect way to remember and give back to service members and veterans. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of remind u.s. benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides resources and support to service members, veterans and their families to successfully reintegrate into their communities. So lather up with this creamy sugary cinnamon treat knowing that you were sweet enough to spend your dollars on a product that gives back to those who have given so much.

Picture 11733. Mission Skincare’s SUPER-C Lip Balm for St. Jude ($2.99, gnc.com) The combination of dry indoor heat and cold whipping winds leaves lips dry in the winter. Super-C Lip Balm is the perfect fit for lips that are dry and chapped. It nourishes and softens lips with a blend of vitamins, antioxidants and naturally moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and aloe. As the balm comforts your lips your dollars from the purchase will be used to comfort and heal kids at St. Jude hospital. GNC will donate $1 donation to St. Jude for every MISSION SUPER-C lip balm sold! And GNC customers have the opportunity to donate directly to the Hospital on GN.com or via one o their 5,000+ retail locations. 100% of the money raised will go directly to the Thanks and Giving Fund in hopes of meeting a goal of $1 million dollars!

Picture 11744. Natures Gate Ginger Tea Lotion & Body Wash Gift Set ($9.99, naturesgate.com) Energize your senses while pampering your skin with this refreshing body care set. Ginger invigorates while Jojoba Oil and Fair Trade Kukui Nut Oil moisturize and soothe dry skin. Best of all, this amazing gift set helps families and children get clean water. The gift set features ingredients and scents common in India, a country facing a lack of clean water. Nature’s Gate supports WaterAid America to help poor communities in Asia and Africa gain access to sustainable supplies of safe, clean water. While we take water for granted in this country people all over the world die from not having access to clean drinking water. You can make a difference with your holiday purchases this year.

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