How You Can Help Japan
Our hearts go out to those affected by the tragedy unfolding in Japan. Below is a list of beauty brands that are contributing to disaster relief. Because the world would be a much less beautiful place without the influence of Japanese culture and products, we urge you all to donate to relief efforts directly, or do some conscientious shopping.
Shiseido has donated over $1 million dollars (to start) and is distributing 30,000 bottles of hand soap, disinfectant, and dry shampoo around the most stricken areas.
KAO Japan (which owns Kanebo Cosmetics, Jergens, Bioré, and John Freida plus many other brands) is contributing over $1 million dollars to active relief efforts, while also providing basic grooming items, like diapers, detergents, and tooth paste to those most affected.
In addition to planning fundraising drives, Walmart has announced an initial commitment of $5 million to emergency response assistance.
Boscia, which was founded in Japan, is donating 10% of proceeds from the sales of their Blotting Linens to disaster relief.
Aromatherapy company, 21 Drops, is donating half of the proceeds of sales for their Carry On blend to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.
Skincare mega-brand, Peter Thomas Roth, is donating $20 for every $100 spent on the site.