Activism: The Causes We Support at Activist Skincare


Giving Back & Paying It Forward

Activist is more than just a skincare company. We are founded and operated by passionate people who believe we have a responsibility to give back to our world, and who want to include you, our clients, in that mission.

5% of Sales to Charity

Five percent of each purchase goes to charitable causes that make our world a better place. In 2017, we are donating to Rainforest Trust, an organization that helps purchase and protect tropical habitat to save endangered species by working with local organizations and communities throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Rainforest Preservation

Palm oil deforestation

The rainforests of the world, in particular Indonesia and Malaysia in southeast Asia, are being rapidly destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations.

Palm oil is used in food products like chocolate and household products like cosmetics, candles and detergents. It can only be grown in rainforest regions.

As a result of the rising demand for palm oil, corporate farmers are buying rainforest land to clear it for new palm oil plantations. Existing rainforests are cleared and peatlands are drained and burned, exacerbating two major environmental problems: global climate change and the extinction of endangered species.

CO2 Emissions

When rainforests are cleared, not only are old-growth trees logged, but the remaining peatland is cleared by burning, which releases up to 6,000 tons of CO2 per hectare. Tropical deforestation causes approximately 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, making it a significant contributor to climate change.

Dwindling Biodiversity

palm oil causing orangutan extinction

When rainforests are lost, critical habit is lost for endangered species including orangutans, elephants, tigers, and rhinos. When these animals wander into palm oil plantations in search of food, they are often killed by plantation workers.

Saving rainforest lands

Saving acres of rainforest from conversion to palm oil plantations means slowing global warming and saving the lives of endangered species. Activist Skincare contributes to the preservation of rainforest by contributing to Rainforest Trust. In addition, our ingredients are 100% palm oil free. 

Demand deforestation-free palm oil

While Activist Skincare is able to avoid palm oil in our products, we realize that living a life completely free of palm oil is almost impossible. And not all palm oil has to be bad. That's why we support the Union of Concerned Scientists in their call for companies that use palm oil to adopt strong palm oil sourcing policies including purchasing exclusively deforestation-free and peat-free palm oil for use in their products.

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Other Giving

Activist also participates in charity auctions and other events that promote environmentalism, human rights and other causes. Please contact us at if your organization may be a good fit for our charitable giving program.