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Dermstore & Decleor’s Charity giveaway

We’re extremely passionate about Earth day at Dermstore and we’re celebrating this month to the fullest. Along with offering natural  skin care, we appreciate our brands that make an effort to give back to their communities and have a great concept of corporate social responsibility. We’re happy to say that Decleor is one of the brands that does a great job with offering effective and luxurious natural beauty products.

In celebration of Earth day we’re giving away a huge gift bag of Decleor products worth over $250 to one lucky winner.

Giving back is important and we must take steps to go green and help save the planet. In coordination with Decleor, 10 runners up will receive a Super Natural Cosmetic Bag + Decleor will donate the value of the bags to ASMADA for planting trees in the Masindray Valley of Madagascar.

Decleor chairty giveaway

Tell us what you do to give back to your community to enter to win. For me, I love to recycle and have changed all the lights in my house to CFL‘s to help conserve energy. I also make a conscious effort to shop online and when grocery shopping, I bring my own bags to re-use. So the question is…

What do you do to give back?

There’s more! For all of our amazing blog readers we’re giving you 15% off of Decleor on! Use DECGIVE at checkout to get your discount! Giving back never felt so good

**1 winner and 10 runners up will be chosen at random. Post a comment and tell us what you do to give back  on Dermstore & Decleor’s charity giveaway. Giveaway starts on 4/13/10 and ends 4/27/10 at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be announced during the time of 5/3/10 –5/15/10. If any winners do not reply within 5 business days of being contacted, another winner will be chosen.**



  1. Stephanie Stovall
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    We recycle, changed all of our lightbulbs, installed an efficient attic system, and carpool!!!

  2. Amie Loyd
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    I donate to the food pantry and goodwill.

  3. Kayte CookWatts
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I have volunteered at our local AIDS hospice for over 10 years.

  4. Posted April 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    I recycle, use paper bags, use an ecologist dishwasher at home, try to use bus and subway more..I think just being grateful about what we have and respectful to the nature and all the living beings is pretty much enough..

  5. adrian
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    run the dishwasher on air-dry – saves energy by not using the heat cycle

  6. Diane Kleiman
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    As a former prosecutor who continually saw the same kids arrested, I started a community based program where kids from underprivileged, crime ridden communities interacted with their local precinct police officers, going on trips together and getting to know each other with the hope it would decrease the amount of crime in the ommunity. I was the founder,as well as raised all the money, planned all the events and anything else I felt was needed to make the program a success. This was my way of giving back.

  7. Klo
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    I always use a canvas tote when I go shopping to any store! I walk everywhere, whenever I can, but am fortunate to live in the city. I recycle all the time, and compost too! Thanks!

  8. Arlene
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 4:04 am | Permalink

    We donate clothes, food and so many other items that we no longer use. I have also taught my young son to always leave extra money on any of the rides at stores or at parks so the next child that comes along will be able to experience the fun he had. He wants to share his toys with kids that aren’t as fortunate and has a very giving spirit, which I encourage. As soon as he outgrows something, we try to to find someone who can use his clothes. Thank you.

  9. Sibby MacFadyen
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    I have volunteered now for 8 years in SkiPatrol to rescue people & give medical assistance. I have been a member of the State Emergency Services now for 5 weeks, which assist the public at times of storms, floods & tsunamis. At home I recycle all natural waste in the garden, recycle plastic bags, all plastic & glass containers & paper/cardboard. I donate all my clothing I no longer use, recycle the kitty-litter in the garden, re-use all bubble packaging & bubblepacks/postage envelopes, & find uses for all cardboard boxes that came with purchases, rather than buy storage containers.

  10. Joni
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    I know that what I no longer need, want or use can be recycled. I fill up my hatch with misc household and clothing items and donate to the Salvation Army. I also do smaller things like bringing all of my magazines and books to the nursing home – they can not afford to buy magazines and books and love to have something fresh to look at and read. Recycling and donating really make a difference! Also, check out “” – it’s a great way to recycle and help each other.

  11. Emily
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    I gave away my car and now walk to work, the grocery store, and gym. I also gave up meat to lesser my carbon footprint. Now I walk to the grocery, fill up my canvas tote with local veggies, and walk home. Not only is my day-to-day good for the community, environment, and sustainability, I’ve also become healthier by making these lifestyle changes!

  12. Posted April 14, 2010 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    Small things add up! The little things we do daily to go green and help the planet: take reusable bags to the grocery store, recycle, buy organic and we’re vegetarian (eat/buy less meat is one of the best things you can do for the planet, IMHO)

  13. jessi
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    I use re-usable totes when shopping, and we recycle. Me and my husband love to use reusable water bottles, and coffee mugs instead of throw aways. we even have our 8 month old daughter using thermos’ instead of plastic – and we buy all organic and locally grown produce when possible. weve recently updated most of our appliances to energy saver/efficient ones…small steps to the bigger picture! i’m also webmaster for a non-for-profit organization. as a family…we just try to do whats best for us, in the most loving and safe way, for a healthier and happier future!

  14. Kinara
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    I give back to the community by participating in a inner city pen pal program to provide mentorship and guidance to at risk youth. I am also a practicing pharmacist and I try my best to educate so people can make rational decisions about their health.

  15. Melanie Lazor
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    I continue to recycle, re-use, and use natural cleaning solutions on a daily basis. The most beneficial and important thing I have found to be is the fact that I educate and begin conversations around my family and peer groups to keep up the interest and knowledge of all things that will help save the planet and make the future better for all of us! Thank you everyone for all your contributions!

  16. Dana
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    I’m a maniacal re-use and recycler, always use my re-usable bags while shopping, and buy products with less packaging waste. GO GREEN!

  17. Kylee
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    Every time I got the grocery store I use reuseable bags. Besides that I recycle at home.

  18. Jim
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Recycling, reducing waste, shopping tag sales, thrift shops for basic items and supporting local farmer’s markets.

  19. Rachel
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    We recycle regularly, I try to use all natural products, we shop at farmer’s markets when we can or buy locally grown, organic foods. We also have taken to walking and riding our bikes as much as possible. We also found that we could cut back on energy use by just opening the windows instead of using air conditioning and turning off lights when we don’t need them. I also discovered how to properly recycle since most facilities do not accept hard plastic caps. I now recycle these properly.

  20. LouLou
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    I live in the city and am always saddened by the garbage on my street. I’ve taken to every morning as I head out to work, taking a small garbage bag with me and making a point of picking up at least 5 pieces of trash as I walk to the subway. I’m hoping that if someone else sees me doing this, that a light bulb will go off and they will do the same, and so on!

  21. Melissa Stoffel
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    We recycle, donate our unwanted clothes and goods to local charities and also to local animal shelters. But the most important thing we do is to teach our son to respect the earth, animals and people. The more our next generation is educated, the better future they and the planet will have!

  22. tracy
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    I recycle, use compostable garbage bags not made of plastic, shop at the local farmer’s market, try and ride my bike to work. I don’t do anything big, but in my everyday little things I try my best to save energy and be aware of what I’m consuming, how it was produced, and what impact my decisions have on the world at large. And I try and keep up with the information on how I can do more and be a more efficient and responsible consumer

  23. jane f.
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    Basically, I just give back constantly. There’s such an abundance coming into my and my family’s life, both material and non material, that it just feels like the right thing to do! Materially, I give away clothes when they’re not needed, recycle, do a lot of planting, donate to my favorite charities…anything that we’re not using I try to find an alternate use for somewhere else.

    On a different level, I also try to give of myself more and more. I find great satisfaction in that – it is so true that the more you give the more you receive! So I volunteer my free time once a week in my first grader’s class, I try to smile and be friendly to people I encounter, I call friends to see how they’re doing, etc. etc. I once even bought someone I didn’t really know at the gym a keychain like mine after she admired it! Just because I knew it would make her day. And it sure did! Mine too!

  24. Debbie Petre
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    We recycle all that we can; installed an efficient attic system; only run our washer, dryer, and dishwater at non peak hours – donate clothes and time to goodwill 3x’s per year. Thanks!

  25. Julie Lamarre
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    my 11 year old daughter has a charity in which we collect new and gently used teddy bears to give “HUGS!” to children in need around the world – Haiti, Iraq, Afganistan, etc.

    Of course if anyone has some to donate…please visit our site!

    Bella’s Bear Hugs

    We also recyle as much as we can, I recycle fur coats and transform them into keepsake teddy bears – if people donate furs then we create bears and donate them to raise money for our favorite charities such as FOODFORTHEPOOR and Cancer Schmancer.

    “Pay it forward” is our motto!

  26. Margaret Koerner
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    We recycle everything we can including special items like electronics rather than just throwing them in the trash. Dontate clothes, glasses, and old cell phones to local charities. We participate in the community clean-up to keep our open areas clean. My children know to check all items for the recycle symbol and determine which bin it goes into in our home and the importance of concerving energy and water.

  27. Nancy C. Dallas
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    We recycle as much as possible, save plant refuse, coffee grounds, etc., for compost, use water saving toilets and shower heads and CFLs, wash only full loads of laundry and dishes, and take our own cloth bags to the grocery store and for other shopping. I plan my errands so that I can do all of them in one trip. We support local animal shelters and welfare groups and volunteer and contribute to a local homeless shelter. Probably the most important thing we do is take in unwanted animals and give them a loving, stable, healthy home. We have seven dogs and two cats and all of them are “rescues” of some sort.

  28. Hong Su
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    When I go to grocery store,I use my own tote. It is a small thing,but I try to do my part. I also recycle all the bottles and cans.

  29. Posted April 14, 2010 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    I started a 501 c 3 non-profit organization after seeing the effects of drugs and suicide when I moved back to my home town in Hawaii. I did these to give the children and youth a positive and healthy activity to be part of. My organization teaches dance to children as young as 4 years old all the way through adult. By dancing these children are expressing themselves creatively and learning a healthy lifestyle that exercise can be fun and enjoyable! I hope to make a change by investing the youth!

  30. Barb M.
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    We turn off all electricity when we are not using it. Wash clothing, dishes, etc. on cold, no extra setting. Recycle, grow our own veggies, and use energy efficient appliances, lightbulbs, and more. I like Nancy, above, who rescues pets; awesome!! We have two pups and a kitty who were given to us, but may have otherwise all gone to the pound (esp. the kitty; her family ended up there.) We hand-me-down clothing, shoes, everything until/unless it does not fit someone in the family and then we donate, recycle, or give to someone in need. I mend everything! We use things up completely. I am glad to read others’ suggestions on what else to do!!

  31. Deb Zeedyk
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I volunteer as a Registered Nurse for our County’s Medical Reserve Corps. I have donated my time to give immunizations to uninsured children, volunteered time to schools for their health fairs, and am on-call for any local disasters or health care needs.

    I recycle, bought an energy-efficient dishwasher and furnace, but … probably use too much water … I have a teenager and all attempts to conserve water use seems to fall on deaf ears!!!

  32. Holly
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    I volunteer for the local Red Cross organization to raise fund. We also select and honor local heroes at these inspirational events.

    I also donate household goods to Good Wills and volunteer to help underprivileged children learning economic skills.

  33. Robelena Mowatt
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    We recycle. When grocery shopping, we try to bring our own bags to use. We also try to separate our trash from biodegradables to non-biodegradables.

  34. Alissa
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    I recycle and grow my own veggies. I also adopted a three-legged kitty who was hit by a car at just a month old.

  35. Nabila
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    I recycle plastic & glass bottles, paper, cardboard. I donate my old clothes. Reduce! reuse! recycle!

  36. mitra
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Irecycle plastic&glass bottles, paper,carboard. Idonate my family old clothes. and Itry to buy clothes that made frome recyclien . for the shoping I never use the plastic shoping bag /Ihave shoping bag from cotton /I dont watesh T.V. whit light on I save energe

  37. Xing Lin
    Posted April 15, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Things we do:
    -A vegetable garden in our backyard
    -Driving a fuel efficient car
    -Donate old clothes
    -Buy energy star appliances
    -Tap water instead of bottled water

    Posted April 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    unplug everthing when not in use

  39. Karin C
    Posted April 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    i have stray cats neutered and spayed.

  40. sally wess
    Posted April 18, 2010 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    we recycle, reuse, and reinvent…use the right lightbulbs, run our appliances in the evening,watch our water usage, have almost completely switched to energy saving appliances, but most importantly we give our time… help clean up the public parks,and work in the crisis center and help out at the food banks

  41. yingying fu
    Posted April 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    I bring own grocery bag from home,recycle,donate unwanted but use able to good will store,grow my own veggies,buy
    energy star appliances,eat more vegetables than meats.

  42. Tillie Jones
    Posted April 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    When my mother died at a hospice center I decided to volunteer to take care of dying hospice patients for free every other week. Beside doing the everyday patient care I read to them, give massages and at times give the patients facials and manicures. I truly appreciate how the hospice nursing staff cared for my mother and in return will do what I can for others.

  43. Jenna H
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I recycle, use energy efficient appliances, light bulbs and conserve our water consumption.
    I also am the organizer of a local mom’s group that I volunteer my time to provide a wonderful outlet for mothers and children!!

  44. Jackie
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    I recycle, use tap water instead of bottled water, and volunteer at nursing homes. :)

  45. Megan
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Recycle: We recycle paper & plastics at home and work.
    Reused: We donate clothes, toys, things we hardly use anymore to charities and we buy from Goodwill sometimes. Using reusable shopping bags to grocery stores to avoid plastic bags. Fill up my bottle at the gym instead of bottled water.
    Reduce waste: Kitchen leftover goes into our garden. Used but clean water for our flower pots in the house.

  46. Patricia
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    We recycle daily, and use reusable grocery bags. If the weather is above 40 degrees and it’s not raining we hang the clothes outside on the clothesline, taking advantage of both sun and wind power.

  47. Valerie C.
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    My parents taught me a lot of things, like composting, gardening, canning (only have done that one 2 times!), and conservation. I’m a mom now and I think our family does even more. We volunteer for local food and clothing drives, community clean ups etc. And I conserve gas, water, electricity, and recycle. It’s easy and rewarding to do these things :)

  48. Malinda S.
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Loving nature and respecting our planet come naturally to my husband and I. We have turned our 1870 historic home into an energy efficient, earth loving, paradise. We have installed all new energy efficient windows (21 to be exact), and appliances, light bulbs, a new roof and blown celluose insulation – everything is up to mother nature’s standards now. We mainly walk more than drive, use re-usable shopping bags and buy local produce whenever possible. Additionally, we never throw any reusable items away, we donate them to St. Vincent de Paul and/or Purple Heart.

  49. Patricia Ndur
    Posted April 25, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    I recycle,use reuseable grocery bags.I hang my laundry on portable clothesline.I use energy efficient appliances,lightbulbs.I run my appliances in the evening,donate old clothes to charity.

  50. Julie Wall
    Posted April 28, 2010 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Buy local & organic. Always recycle and conserve water and other resources. I volunteer when I can, but know there is always room to do more!

  51. JEWEL
    Posted May 18, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    I collect food for the Food Bank and volunteer there to make boxes and pass out food. We live in a very small town so there isn’t a lot of ways to help others so this is awesome for me!

  52. Joann Keyes
    Posted May 21, 2010 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    I donate time to various animal rescue societies. End up bring my work home… Thank God my Husband loves animals as much as I do!

  53. Kammi
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    To give back to the community by working with autistic clients because I am hearing impaired myself and I know how or what is like to be “special needs” person. I like to support the special needs community by working for them. I am a skills trainer for autistic clients.

  54. Kay Silva
    Posted February 9, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    I do everything I can think of to give back — I help elderly people with their shopping by providing transportation & in-store help; I recycle EVERYTHING that’s recycle-able; I speak lovingly to ALL trees and plants, even weeds; I knit wonderful coasters for my neighbors…they love them; I thank Planet Earth for every morsel of food or beverage I use; I take low-income neighbors to the local food bank and more.

  55. jennifer semisa
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    My daughter and I adopted a higway, her friends and I every Saturday (if good weather), go along the road and pick up trash, also I had my attic blown with insallation to keep home warmer, and it helped alot

  56. Carol Guzman
    Posted March 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    When I was a child , I would go with my mother to visit and take things to the elderly folks in our neighborhood. Just a short visit or a piece of mom’s apple pie gave them such joy. So as an adult I’ve carried the tradition on with my children. They are off living on their own lives now but as a therapist in home health I find myself giving alittle extra time and caring to my older patients. Often times ,they are alone and just my visit can make a big difference in their lives. I think giving of myself makes my days better also.

  57. Stacey
    Posted April 6, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Recycle paper, plastic bottles, anything that can be. We donate used clothes and electronics to the VA or Salvation Army. We donate pet food and other needed supplies and monetary gifts to our local animal shelters. Walk instead of drive where and when I can.

  58. Posted May 24, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Every week when I have any appointments I always stop by the hospital and leave all my old magazines.
    Now when I pass by a year later even…all I see for the older people to read is the magazines I brought.

    I also ask my family and friends to save their old magazines so I can give them to people.

    And a few times on the bus a younger girl with a baby was looking at my magazine and I was done with it and asked her if she wanted my magazine…and the girl on the bus was so happy to have a new magazine to read!

    I am also nice to the older people on the bus or at the grocery store when they need help with anything like reaching packages!

    Also I buy all my meats and vegetables from the local farmer’s co-op and it is good to know my food does not travel far!

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