You know that we here at Bella&Bear are all about cruelty free and vegan beauty - our brushes are vegan friendly too, in case you didn't know!
So, you can guess how excited we were to hear about conscious company Thrive Causemetics. Not only are their products ethically made, the brand themselves are ethically minded too with such ideas as giving away a free mascara every.Ninety.Seconds, as well as donating a product to women going through cancer treatment for every product sold.
Out of the 90 products Thrive Causemetics offer, their Liquid Lash Extension mascara is their #1 seller, but it isn't just about the products. What we fell in love with about the brand, was the reason for its beginning. Founder Karissa Bodner had worked in the beauty industry for many years (and for many big names including L'Oreal), but after a dear friend of hers passed away from cancer just one year after diagnosis, she decided it was time to start putting out her own products to make women going through a hard time in their lives to feel confident and beautiful again. Products made with skin sensitive ingredients, products made with care, products which would make a difference.
Karissa has seen first hand how cancer treatment affects patients. She says 'When a woman is going through cancer treatment, she doesn’t know which beauty products are safe for her to use, our products are free of parabens, sulfates, latex, and petrochemicals, so all women can feel safe using them.” Not only that, but Thrive make sure that their products are accessible to the women who need them the most with regular 'giving events' where women can be given complimentary makeup applications and donated products.