Patricia Arquette is not the only one who’s big on equality. All profits from the sale of L’Occitane’s Shea Apricot Solidarity Balm goes to promoting women’s entrepreneurship in Burkino Faso, West Africa.


Buy A Beauty Balm Support Women In West Africa

Every year, to mark International Women’s Day on March 8, L’Occitane pays tribute to the women of Burkina Faso. It was in this West African country that the beauty brand first discovered shea butter in the early 1980s. The ingredient (known for its skin nourishing, repairing and protecting properties) is now in most of L’Occitane’s body care products.

This March, L’Occitane is releasing a limited edition Shea Apricot Solidarity Balm ($7). This multi-purpose moisturiser is made with 96 per cent shea butter and can be used to hydrate your lips, hair and body. What’s more, all profits from the sale of this will go to financing NGOs that promote women’s entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso. Buy it here or from its Singapore stores. (Here’s another L’Occitane initiative we support).