I hope you are surviving the social distancing. Quarantine. Let’s start with makeup. For one thing, I’m sure it’s not at the top of your list. Nor is it on top of mine. We don’t need another bronzer, or foundation right now. In fact, I haven’t been wearing makeup, lately. Moreover, I can barely watch the makeup Vloggers on Youtube. Instead,like everyone else, I’m all about finding face masks, toilet paper, Clorox and hand sanitizer. Not only is Clorox not available, any product with bleach in it, is also scarce. Still, I’m looking for masks. However, I finally found some hand sanitizers.
Although Health officials are adamant that “the best way for people to combat the spread of potentially dangerous germs is through diligent hand washing”. But, if you need to go to a supermarket, you can’t stop to wash your hands every time you touch your shopping cart, or when you pick up a box of food. That’s when hand sanitizers come in handy. You can spray your hands after you’ve touched your cart.
The Beauty Industry Is Now In Business To Make Hand Sanitizers For Healthcare Workers and Hospitals
Finally, I found hand sanitizers on the Rituel de Fille Website. However, let me backtrack. Most important, the beauty and fashion industries have switched gears during the coronavirus pandemic. Dress designers are making masks for the health workers. And, the Food and drug Administration has advised any company that is able to address the shortage of hand sanitizers.
The Hand Sanitizer story began in March, with the LVMH, Parent Company of Dior and Givenchy. First, the company began to use it’s France-based fragrance facilities to make hand sanitizers for the hospitals, and health professionals. Since then, there has been a wave of companies, both big and small, that are following suit. Estee Lauder and L’Oreal also started making hand sanitizers for hospitals, and healthcare personnel.
The Beauty Industry Is Also Making Hand Sanitizers For The Public
Other brands are making hand sanitizers for the public. For example, Orly, known for nail polish and nail polish remover, has switched gears and is making hand sanitizers for the public. Also, CHI, a haircare company, is also making hand sanitizers. Two of my favorite makeup Indie Brands, Rituel de Fille, and Jouer, are focusing on the needs of the public.
Indie Companies Jouer and Rituel De Fille Changed From Making Beautiful Cosmetics to Meet the New Needs
First, Jouer has already contributed 25,000 supplies to Cedar Sinai Hospital in California. One, they contributed 5K hand sanitizers. Next, they donated N95 face masks, plastic protective ponchos, and 10K of Jouer Lip Enhancers. Now, Jouer is taking pre-sale orders on their Hand 2 Hand Luxury hand sanitizing spray.
Your purchase helps Jouer help the healthcare warriors. For one thing, Jouer supplies them with critical life-saving and comforting supplies as long as they are needed through this crisis. Also, you can purchase one bottle for yourself, and donate one to the healthcare warriors.
Jouer Hand 2 Hand Hand Sanitizer formula includes 80% Alcohol vv, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide and purified water. 2 fl. oz costs $12. It will be available shortly. You can go on their waitlist.
Rituel De Fille
One of my favorite brands, the Indie Brand, Rituel De Fille, specializes in their spectacular creamy highlighters, eyeshadow soots, and lipsticks. I’ve been a fan for years! Three sisters created the brand. In addition, the brand is a home-made, small brand. Not only are the sisters dedicating their manufacturing capabilities to make 2-ounce bottles of the Rituel de Fille Essential Hand Sanitizer Spray.
Their formula includes 62% ethyl alcohol, organic glycerin, lavender, and tea tree essential oils.
Even more, to further help the community, they are offer a “you choose to pay” price. Therefore, you can choose one of three options. First, you can pay their cost to make the product, which is $5.48. Second, you can choose to pay for the cost of the product, and their overhead, $7.23. Last, $9.99 will cover their cost, overhead, and additional support for their small business.
My Final thoughts On Hand Sanitizers and The Beauty Business
Above all else, these are unprecedented times. As a result, our needs during this health crisis, are different. Normal isn’t normal anymore. Things may change culturally, for a long, long time. Therefore, there is a new normal. So, we aren’t dressing up, and. putting makeup on. In fact, they are the last things on our list. Instead, we are homebound. As a result, we’ve had to adapt.
Yeah, it is fun to look at new makeup. It is fun to buy makeup. And, it is fun to wear makeup. But, do we need it right now? No! Uncertain times call for us to change. When we are allowed to go out, we’ll be wearing a face mask. Do we need makeup? No. Therefore, even the beauty industry has adapted from beautiful cosmetics to our new needs. Now, we need critical, life-saving and comforting supplies. And, we need these things as long as we’re in this crisis. Makeup is for another day! Remember, even during dark times, beautiful things really do happen! And, it is a beautiful thing when makeup companies turn to making temporary products that help us get through this crisis.