Another charity campaign that's going on this month is L'Occitane's Shea Honey Collection for World Sight Day (which was on Oct 6th). I've previously explained my discovery of L'Occitane's support for people with visual impairments; this was a natural campaign for them to launch. Proceeds from this collection help the 17,000 women they employ in Burkina Faso who produce the Shea Butter that goes into L'Occitane's products. Purchase of certain items also help fund glasses for individuals in Burkina Faso.
The collection includes the Shea Melting Honey Exfoliating Sugars* ($34CDN, 175g) and the Shea Melting Honey Hand Whipped Cream* ($12CDN, 30ml) but the real star of the show is the Shea Melting Honey Solidarity Soap (not shown because I was too slow and they were sold out but more will be coming into stores soon!) which is only $3!
The Melting Honey Exfoliating Sugars* of course has Braille on the packaging. It contains sugar crystals and ground nutshells which exfoliate and smells like honey. It is enriched with 5% shea butter and the scrub particles are like those of St. Ives Apricot Scrub. In other words, very scrubby and well mixed throughout this product.
The product is very balmy and melts onto your skin as you apply it. It leaves a layer of oil which literally kept my skin moisturized for the entire rest of the day and the next. I usually apply body lotion before I go to bed but didn't need to after I used this. The next morning my skin was still smooth and moisturized.
The Melting Honey Hand Cream* contains 25% Shea Butter and honey from Provence. This hand cream comes in L'Occitane's whipped texture which was a game changer for some of the bloggers I read. The cream squeezes out like a can of whipped cream but has about the same textures as their regular hand creams when smoothed on. The scent is very long lasting and in general I'm a fan of the formula.
If you haven't checked out this line yet I encourage you to do so. Each purchase of the $3 Solidarity Soap fully funds a pair of eye glasses for someone in Burkina Faso. I put myself on the waiting list to go and pick up a soap once they come back into stores.
Without my glasses and had this been medieval times, I would probably have walked off a ledge; proper eye glasses weren't too available back then. Even now, I'm at a huge disadvantage without my glasses and can only make out shapes and colours. I also tend to walk into walls when turning a corner because edges are very fuzzy. Helping someone maintain their standard of living by providing them with the ability to see clearly is definitely a worthwhile cause!