7 Pride beauty launches to shop ASAP and support the LGBTQIA+ community — Very Good Light
We are finally emerging from quarantine just in time for one of the most exciting months of the year: Pride month! In celebration, some of our favorite beauty and skincare brands have released limited-edition collections that support that LGBTQIA+ community.
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From candles to skincare, hand sanitizer, and makeup, these beauty brands have committed to making charitable donations to LGBTQIA+ charities to help support those in the community who need it most. There is no better time to test out and try some of the hottest beauty products to get your glow on while giving back.
Below, we’ve rounded up the most exciting Pride month beauty launches that will be donating profits throughout the month of June.
Herbivore Botanicals PRISM Botanical AHA + BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial Herbivore Botanicals ($58)
Herbivore Botanicals supports LGBTQIA+ organizations year-round with their PRISM exfoliating collection by donating $1 per jar sold to The Trevor Project, with a minimum donation of $75,000. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.
The PRISM Exfoliation Glow Facial features a blend of 20%. plant-based AHA and 5% percent willow bark BHA that can be used weekly and refresh and reset skin for an instant glow. This clear rinse-off mask immediately leaves skin visibly smoother, brighter, and healthier after each use with zero irritation. Unlike most exfoliators, this mask does not give you that tingly sensation or leave skin red and inflamed. Its gentle yet powerful exfoliants make this the perfect treatment for pre-makeup or any special event that requires a fresh radiant glow.
Herbivore Botanicals PRISM AHA + BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum ($54)
This serum is small but mighty, packed with 12% plant-based AHA and 3% willow bark BHA, that can be used daily for a fresh and radiant glow. The natural AHA blend features a cocktail of l actic, glycolic, and malic acids, combined with vitamin C and vegan hyaluronic acid to immediately smooth, brighten, and plump the skin. This gentle formula works on even the most sensitive skin to help achieve a more even complexion without irritation.
Alder New York Cooling Mineral Hydro Mist ($28)
New York-based queer-owned skincare brand Alder New York just launched their Cooling Mineral Hydro Mist, a super fine mist with hyaluronic acid. 10% of each sale will be donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York City, whose mission is to protect LGBTQ+ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.
This hydrating mineral mist is perfect for on-the-go skin refreshing and is packed with hydrating and moisturizing ingredients to calm, soothe, and plump the skin. The mist applicator provides a super fine mist that can be easily applied poolside, on a hike, or just in your routine. Skin is visibly smoother and brighter, while leaving it calmer and soothed from the summer heat.
Touchland Rainbow Collection ($70)
Celebrate pride safely with the Touchland Rainbow Collection sanitizers. Touchland will be donating 10% of sales from every purchase of the Rainbow Collection to Miami-based Pridelines Community Center from now until the end of June. The Pridelines community center helps to support, educate and empower South Florida’s LGBTQ+ youth and community.
The color collection of sanitizers are effective at eliminating germs with 67% ethyl alcohol while being extremely hydrating thanks to the aloe vera and essential oils. The sleek innovative packaging makes this sanitizer the perfect vanity or handbag accessory, or even a conversation starter when out celebrating Pride.
Boy Smells Pride Collection Bundle ($39-$178)
The cult-favorite and queer-owned candles brand, Boy Smells, just launched their 2021 pride collection featuring five unique candles that can be purchased at full-size separately ($39), in a full-size bundle ($178), or as a mini votive bundle ($98). This collection benefits The Trevor Project, and Boy Smells is committed to a minimum donation of $100,000, with 10% of Boy Smells’ proceeds from each sale going directly back to The Trevor Project.
As you can expect, the collection is androgynous featuring out-of-this-world scents, which the brand describes as “genderful.” Each candle comes in a muted tone of ecru which is meant to symbolize solidarity for all marginalized communities, while the inside is embellished with a vibrant color that reflects the diverse uniqueness inside all of us.
Each candle is matched with a dedicated luminary, with names like Tommy Dorfman from “13 Reasons Why” and Symone from “RuPaul’s Drag Race “ included in this campaign.
Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Pride Edition Dream Mask ($48)
100% of profits from the Pride Edition of the award-winning Superberry Dream Mask from Youth To The People will be donated to diverse nonprofit organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community. The sleeping mask features a potent blend of antioxidant-rich ingredients including vitamin C and squalane to nourish and brighten the skin.
Harry’s Shave With Pride Set ($25)
Harry’s has partnered with on a limited-edition shaving set featuring an iridescent shaving handle and box designed by artist The Trevor Project Zipeng Zhu, with 100% of profits going directly to The Trevor Project. The set includes one weighted shaving handle with limited-edition iridescent finish and yellow grip, along with the brand’s classic foaming shave gel, blade cartridges, and travel cover.