Thursday, 25 February 2016

L’Occitane Ultra Soft Balm for International Women’s Day 2016

Every year to mark International Women's Day, L'Occitane launches an exclusive solidarity product to support women in developing countries. This year, International Women's Day falls on March 8th. This year, L'Occitane has chosen to focus on women in Burkina Faso, a relationship which has been developing for the last 30 years. Fast forward to today and a partnership which started with just 12 local women has now developed into an enterprise of over 17,000 women which is truly astonishing, and it is those women produce the Shea Butter, an ingredient which features in so many of L'Occitane's award winning collections and an ingredient that my skin absolutely loves.
L’Occitane Ultra Soft Balm for International Women’s Day 2016
L’Occitane Ultra Soft Balm for International Women’s Day 2016

L'Occitane has its own global programme Women for Burkina which has three main objectives: to assist in literacy, to provide access to micro-loans and to promote entrepreneurial actions. Only ONE our of five women in Burkino Faso today knows how to read and write. Since 2010, 900 women have gained access to literacy programmes sponsored by the L'Occitane Foundation and more than 6,000 women have gained access to the micro-loans. These micro-loans help women to develop an activity that generates money for their households.


How can you help?  As I mentioned, each year, L'Occitane launches an exclusive solidarity product to support women in developing countries and this year it is the Ultra-soft Balm, 100%* of the profits will go to fund these special projects.  This Shea Butter Balm is a rose scented multi-purpose moisturiser and it can be used on your lips, your body especially cuticles, elbows and knees and it can also be used on your hair.  It smells just absolutely divine and comes presented inside this beautifully decorated motif tin which is said to have been designed symbolise the wax-print fabrics worn by Burkinabe women and is a symbol of festivity and tradition which is deep-rooted in African Cultural Heritage.

The tin is a perfect size for chucking in your handbag and it costs just £4 right here.  I am sure that on Women's Day there will be snippets of information about famous women who have all done their bit, but what I love about this project, is the idea of being able to champion women who have quite possibly changed more lives than we will ever appreciate by working hard to do so.

Will you be buying a tin?


*Sales price in store minus taxes, transport and production costs.

41 comments:

  1. What a great price for the product and for a fab cause. I find little tins of balm so useful.

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  2. The packaging is so pretty! xo

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  3. A good bargain and a great cause to support. I love L'Occitane, they have some lovely products and the scents are always divine.

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  4. The packaging is very appealing to me! So colourful. Id most certainly reach for this if i saw it on the shelf.

    Take Care. Love xoxkissablebeautyxox

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  5. The packaging is so cute I'm definitely tempted to purchase not just cuz of the but because its such a great cause.

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  6. Such a great cause and what a pretty tin!!

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  7. Nice post and great cause too. I think I must have about 6 tins of vaseline, royal jelly and other lip balms knocking about in different bags and coat pockets. I hate having dry lips.

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  8. Like I mentioned in my other comment, I love the tin. I'm a sucker for good packaging so I'm sold already, especially since it's for a good cause too :) x

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  9. Sounds like a decent price for a good product. I didn't realise that they had a charity fund set up.

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  10. What a fantastic price and a great cause. I will definitely look out for this.

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  11. This looks so pretty and is excellent value. And what a great cause it's for, I'll be looking out for this!

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  12. I love the tin and such a fabulous item to pop in your handbag, a definite yes from me x

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  13. Oh what a great looking and sounding little tin, I would definitely pick one up if I can :) X

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  14. my lips really do get dry this time of year so I would certainly buy this as love the design

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  15. I love the packaging and it sounds like it would smell lovely.

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  16. That's such a good deal for £4 and for such a great cause x

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  17. what a great idea! and lets be honest who doesn't have lipbalm in their handbag!

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  18. This sounds devine I like anything which is rose scented so right up my street and such a great cause, such a good idea each year!

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  19. The packaging caught my eye straight away :) It sounds so good as well, I need to try it.

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  20. I love that it supports such an important cause and solidarity is the key. Love the package design as well!

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  21. How great that big business is doing something directly helpful like this. Love the packaging too!

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  22. I'll definitely pick one up if I see them! Great cause x

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  23. Great product, great packaging and great cause! x

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  24. The packaging is so pretty. Like the fact it is for a good cause.

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  25. The packaging looks so pretty. Love the patterns on it.

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  26. Love the packaging and the cause! Not a bad price either :)

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  27. Love the packaging, I am sat here now chewing my lips thinking how dry they are, it must be fate!

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  28. I love this brand! I only discovered it at Christmas when my Dad's girlfriend bought me some of their hand cream.

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  29. I like L'Occitane products and didn't realise they ran this support programme. Their products usually smell lovely. I'll look out for this.

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  30. Happy (belated) International Women's Day! I don't like L'Occitante, I think they test on animals.

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  31. I love the sound of this wonderful celebratory day - this tin is a great way to support it. I think I would like to buy one for each of my daughters. Kaz x

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  32. It looks lovely, such a cute tin! It celebrates a great cause too

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  33. I love it when brands bring out a product that raises awareness for something!

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  34. That is a really lovely product and it's also very appropriate for Women's Day (is always on 8th March). I celebrate woman's day as this is customary in my home country and this year I might buy this lip balm too.

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  35. love this!!! i also love l'occtaine they're such a good brand and the stuff is top quality

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  36. The packaging is so cute, and the cause is great! I might have to pick up one of these.
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

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  37. What an amazing program and partnership, in support of this partnership and fellow women I will be picking up a tin myself.

    Anosa

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  38. I love a good balm and I would happily support such a good cause

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  39. I really love the packaging, it looks amazing! I do love lip balm especially in the colder weather and this sounds great. And what a great cause too!

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  40. A very worthy cause but also a seemingly multi-purpose handy wee product!

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  41. I can already imagine how lovely it is and its in perfect size to have it on the go x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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