Celebrate International Women’s Day with Skin Care Products Empowering Women
In 1908, the seeds of International Women’s Day were planted when 15,000 women marched through New York City for reduced working hours, better pay and the right to vote. The first official National Women’s Day march, led by the Socialist Party of America, took place a year later on February 28th. IWD moved to March 8th in 1913 and was recognized by the United Nations in 1975.
Now over a century later, we are still fighting for higher wages, equal pay, opportunities, and treatment. More than ever, women are using a collective and powerful voice in protest. We are stronger together. Let’s continue to smash the glass, the norms, and the patriarchy!
Individually, we're one drop but together we're an ocean.
- International Women’s Day
The 2018 campaign is #PressforProgress, pushing for gender equality.
“Unfortunately, data shows that the gender gap is widening, so there desperately needs to be new ways of thinking if the world is to close the gender gap. Progress is regressing and moving backwards.
Instead of taking 170 years to close the gap at the current rate of progress, it is estimated that gender parity across the world will take over two centuries, 217 years to be exact.
While women worldwide are closing the gap in critical areas such as health and education, significant gender inequality persists in the workforce and in politics.”
Below you can pledge one way you will #PressforProgress. I chose to celebrate women's achievements, which I am dedicated to accomplishing through this blog. 😘
& to remember: Wear purple to represent the movement.
Pantone, the color trendsetter, chose “ultra-violet” as the color of 2018. It represents visionary thinking and a push towards the future.
Purple is historically associated with the fight for women to vote and gender equality. It was used in Britain’s Women’s Social and Political Union in the early 20th century and the Women’s Liberation movement in the 60s and 70s.
Today, EP is shining a light on 2 skin care brands that are dedicated to improving the lives of women.
Luxury whole plant skincare empowering women
Every month, they invest 10% of proceeds into Kiva micro-loans for women.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.
These micro-loans empower women with the opportunity and capital they need to pursue their dreams.
As loans are repaid, they reinvest those funds back into micro-loans for women, so the same dollar touches more lives!
Here is Wabisabi’s lending page on Kiva.
Wabisabi Blemish Correct
Wabisabi Sample Kit
Get a sample kit to try all their formulas: Light Reveal, Balancing Act, Age Gracefully, Moisture Boost, and Blemish Correct.
As a PETA Leaping Bunny Certified company, the ingredients they source and their final product is always cruelty-free and vegan. Most of their ingredients are produced partially or entirely by women.
Kokum, ucuuba, mafura, sacha inchi, guava seed, borage, andiroba / guarana infusion, pequi, buriti, sea buckthorn, cacay, acai, green coffee, brazil nut, ximenia, amaranth seed, milk thistle, white mustard seed, temu lawak (Javanese turmeric), sandalwood seed
Click here to see what these ingredients are and where they are sourced.
Simplifying skin care with organic turmeric & vegan ingredients
Part of YLLO’s mission is end child marriage. In South Asia, almost 50% of girls are married before their 18th birthday. They donate 10% of profits to help end child marriage so girls can stay girls.
In 2018, that 10% is supporting Plan International Canada's Hatibandha Project.
The majority of girls drop out of elementary school. Without a basic education, these girls have little chance of becoming independent women who can support themselves and their families, meaning many are forced to marry as young as age 12.
Click here to read more about the women in Hatibandha.
Turmeric Face Scrub
Ingredients: Cicer arietinum (chickpea) flour, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sucrose (cane sugar), sodium chloride (sea salt), curcuma longa (turmeric) root powder, tocopherol (vitamin E), and citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil
Turmeric Face Elixir
Ingredients: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil, curcuma longa (turmeric) oil, and olibanum (frankincense) oil
How do you #PressforProgress? Are you wearing something purple? Do you use turmeric for health or beauty?
Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of the #PressforProgress 😘
& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you