June is Pride Month, which means we’re bound to see rainbow-hued products and pledges of allyship from brands far and wide. We’re especially interested in the companies that are looking to put their money and their time where their mouth is and show tangible support for the queer community. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite beauty, hair and wellness brands that have pledged partnerships and donations to worthy organizations that support LGBTQIA+ people.
The beloved brand is promoting its fifth “Love Always Wins” Pride Collection. This year’s scent, “a celebratory blend of refreshing citrus and summer sweetness”, is available in candles, hand soap, shower gel, spray, lotion, shimmer mist and more. Bath & Body Works is also donating $150,000 to the It Gets Better Project.
For the second year in a row, Jean Paul Gaultier has launched Pride Limited Edition bottles of Le Male and Classique at Macy’s, both $108. Dawning the phrase “Get Used to It”, these limited-edition fragrances are “a rainbow-colored perfume that proudly celebrates our love for ourself and our differences.” The brand is also partnering with several LGBTQIA+ charities like acon, Riccardo Simonetti Initiative, Cogam and more.
For the third year in a row, Kiehl’s is partnering with The Trevor Project. Kiehl’s has committed to donating a minimum of $150,000 to the nonprofit. Part of the donation will come from the sale of the Limited Edition PRIDE Ultra Facial Cream Supporting The Trevor Project ($38).
For the last 27 years, MAC has been donating 100% of profits from their Keith Haring Viva Glow collection to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as well as individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. This year, on June 9th until midnight, MAC will also be donating all proceeds from every single lipstick purchased online to various LGBTQIA+ organizations.
This month, the beloved pimple-patch and skin-care brand has released a Pride Limited Edition Salicylic Acid Acne Healing Dots ($19), and $5 from every box will be donated to the Trevor Project.
As another queer-owned skin-care brand, Solawave dedicates itself to making philanthropy for the LGBTQIA+ community a priority year-round. Solawave consistently fundraises for Folx Health–an organization that helps trans, nonbinary and gender expansive individuals access gender affirming care–as well as True Colors United.
Founded by Gloria Noto, Noto Botanics is a genderfluid skin-care brand. For pride month, Noto has released a Pride Kit by Bronze Avery ($142) that “partnered with a few members of the community to create PRIDE kits that reflect what these key values mean to them.” In addition, all year long, the brand donates a portion of all proceeds from their Agender Skin and Hair Oil ($46) to Planned Parenthood, The Center and more.
Year-round, this queer and Asian-founded rosé brand partners with and donates to local LGBTQIA+ organizations in the areas where this yummy, gluten and sugar-free beverage is sold.
In a partnership with writer and poet Saeed Jones, Harry’s has released a Pride Shave Set ($30), complete with a poem, titled “Repeat After Me” that explores the beauty of introspection and poetry’s power to serve as a mantra. For each set sold, Harry’s will be donating $5 towards benefiting the Trevor Project.