With Christmas fast approaching, now is a great time to help people in need. Why not start by dropping off your unused beauty products into Re:So.
Beauty Banks is a charity that was set up in February 2018 by friends Jo Jones (Beauty PR) and Sali Hughes (Beauty Editor of The Guardian) with the belief that being clean is a human right. The goal of the movement is to end hygiene poverty in the UK. But what is hygiene poverty?
Hygiene poverty is not being able to afford many of the everyday hygiene and personal grooming products that many of us may take for granted. Think of the products you use every day like toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner.
According to In Kind Direct over one third of people aged between 18–24-years old that live in the UK have had to go without hygiene or grooming essentials or cut down on them due to lack of funds.
Re:So, which is the student-led shop located in The Marlands, is proud to be the first drop-off point for Beauty Banks in Southampton. This was championed by BA (Hons) Beauty Promotion graduate Hollie Bryant.
So, if you have any products that aren’t being used and would like to make a difference, pop into Re:So.
Re:So is open from 1st Dec – Tuesday to Saturday 09:30-5:00 and Sunday, 11:00-5:00. Just drop off your donations at the till and help everybody feel like somebody!
To find out more about Beauty Banks, click here.
By Nicola Scovell