Natural Beauties Give Back
Beauty is more than skin deep, in the case of Josie Maran, supermodel and founder of Josie Maran Cosmetics. Maran is enlisting the help of two high-profile fashion-model friends, Petra Nemcova and Angela Lindvall, this month, with the creation of the Limited Edition Model Citizen Argan Oil Collection. The three are each designing a label for a limited edition bottle of the cult favorite, Josie Maran Cosmetics 100% Pure Argan Oil, with profits going back to a cause that each one individually supports and believes in. “Living in a sustainable, earth-friendly way that benefits the planet has always been an essential part of beauty for me,” says Maran. “Petra and Angela are also so dedicated and passionate about the causes they support, and I wanted to share our enthusiasm with the world.”
Maran is supporting Women for Women International, an organization that gives female survivors of war the tools to become self-sufficient via direct aid, education, job skills training, and small business development. Nemcova, a survivor of the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean, is the founder of Happy Hearts Fund (HHF), a nonprofit dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring opportunities to children whose lives are affected by natural disasters. Lindvall, an environmentalist and health advocate, founded The Collage Foundation Inc. to stimulate environmental awareness and provide resources for environmental advocacy. She is also a founding board member of “Clean by Design,” an initiative to sustainably revolutionize the textile industry in China.