Aveda has a long history of helping those less fortunate and their new Light the Way candle is no exception: 100 per cent of each candle's $15 retail price will be donated to WaterAid Australia, which provides sanitation and clean water to communities worldwide.

This year's candle is the ideal antidote to a dreary winter's day - scented with certified organic vanilla and cinnamon, you can enjoy its deliciously spicy scent knowing you're helping to improve the lives of those less fortunate. Shop online at aveda.com.au.

Make-up you can feel good about: beauty that gives back

Kiehl's is another brand embracing Earth Day: it's relaunching its eco-friendly Recycle & Be Rewarded program with a new limited-edition Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque, $36. It's a win-win: a skin revitalising masque for us; and a revamped recycling program for the environment.

The program encourages Kiehl's fans to bring in their empty products to be recycled. For every empty you return, you receive a stamp - three stamps gets you a Kiehl's Lip Balm #1; five stamps a Crème de Corps 75mL and 10 stamps a full-sized Ultra Facial Cream. If that won't get you recycling, we don't know what will. Visit kiehls.com.au for more info.