International Women’s Day.
Today I want to raise awareness for a special day – i.e., International Women’s Day, March, 8 – and a special product – L’OCCITANE’s ‘Ultra Soft Balm‘. International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It’s a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the 20th century in North America and across Europe. Each year, L’OCCITANE develops a special product of which 100% of its profits will be donated to NGOs that support female leadership. With over 30 years of cooperation, L’OCCITANE developed a strong bond with the women of Burkina Faso. In 2014 for example, they’ve raised a total of € 142,000 for this project. So what did they came up with this year? Well, this year it’s the ‘Ultra Soft Balm‘ (€ 3.00), a balm which nourishes and protects the lips, but also does wonders for other dry body areas like your elbows and heels. The scent of it is pretty subtle, a little rosy I’d say, and right after you use the product your skin feels really soft and nourished. Just an excellent product to have at hand while you’re on the go – a.k.a. handbag material – or next to your bed to get those lips nicely hydrated at night. Definitely a keeper for me you guys!