The beauty community is not immune to the issues the coronavirus has caused nearly every other industry. Still, there have been bright spots over the past few months. LVMH, the luxury retailer monolith that owns Louis Vuitton, Dior and more, has pivoted its facilities from making perfume to producing hand sanitizer. There’s been an influx of brands such as Augustinus Bader and natureofthings donating self-care products to frontline workers; or offering digital services free of charge, such as Heyday—not to mention a swath of percentage donations across the internet from multiple brands.
Don’t feel comfortable ordering non-essential products during this time? Consider donating to a fund such as BeautyUnited, or if you’re missing your regularly scheduled cut, color, facial, or gel manicure due to quarantine, Venmo your salon or spa to give back to out-of-work staff.
Note: Many e-commerce sites have ceased operations until further notice or staggered outgoing shipments for the safety of their employees, so there may be significant delays in shipping. Be sure to check each designer’s website or social media feeds for the latest information.