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June is Pride Month, which recognizes the impact of LGBTQ+ individuals (including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual) with events and celebrations across the country and the world.
Feeling and looking good is universal. Everyone deserves to be happy in their own skin. Tons of beauty brands are giving back to the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month.
Here are products from five of my favorite brands that are celebrating Pride.
Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser Pride Edition
Youth to the People is skin care for all. Through June, YTTP is giving 100 percent of profits to GLSEN up to $50,000, which works to create safe, inclusive school environments for LGBTQ+ students in K-12 schools. This refreshing cleanser is like a green juice for your skin, made up of cold-pressed antioxidants kale, green tea and spinach to cleanse and balance pH without drying or stripping.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Alyssa Edwards Palette
Throughout the month of June, Sephora is donating $1 from every purchase of selected items to LGBTQ organzations. What better way to support the cause and express yourself than with Anastasia Beverly Hills Alyssa Edwards palette? In collaboration with drag queen extraordinaire and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Alyssa Edwards, the limited-edition palette features 14 new shades across the rainbow in a mix of pressed pigments, mattes and metallics.
OGX Extra Strength Refreshing Scalp + Teatree Mint Shampoo and Conditioner
This shampoo and conditioner duo is part of Johnson & Johnson Care With Pride program, which has raised over $1 million for its non-profit partners and champions love, equality and care for the LGBTQ+ community. Hit refresh on your scalp and strands with these products infused with tea tree oil, peppermint and witch hazel to cleanse and moisturizer without stripping.
Milk Makeup Wear Your Pride Set
Let your true colors shine. Milk will donate 100% of profits of each set to The Center, New York City’s LGBTQ+ community center which offers health and wellness programs, arts, entertainment and cultural events. This set includes Glitter Stick in Techno, multi-dimensional glitter highlighter packed with rainbow sparkles; Mini Holographic Stick in Stardust, a prismatic pink highlighter for galatic glow on face and body, and Deluxe Kush Mascara, a volume-building mascara made with made with hemp-derived cannabis seed oil for added conditioning. Everything is packed into a rainbow makeup bag.
Herbivore Botanicals Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion
Glow on the inside and outside. This serum gently resurfaces skin with its 5% fruit-derived alpha hydroxy acid blend. Year-round, Herbivore Botanicals donates $1 of every Prism purchase to an LGBTQ+ nonprofit. In honor of Pride, the brand will donate $5 of every Prism purchase to Immigration Equality, an organization dedicated to offering immigration legal assistance to LGBTQ+ immigrants in the U.S.
DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE BRANDS CELEBRATING PRIDE MONTH? LET ME KNOW AT GMAZUR@TIMESSHAMROCK.COM, @GMAZURTT ON TWITTER OR @MISS.GIA.M ON INSTAGRAM.
Gia Mazur is an award-winning staff writer and beauty obsessive who joined The Times-Tribune’s Lifestyles department in 2015. She’s a product enthusiast who can’t live without an eyelash curler. A proud Virgo, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is her go-to. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9127; @gmazurTT