derma e® and Whole Planet Foundation® Partner to Alleviate World Poverty

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Donated products help fund microlending programs in 58 countries. derma e®, the pioneer of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare products, is fueling its passion for humanitarianism through a dynamic collaboration with Whole Planet Foundation.


SIMI VALLEY, Calif., United States, December 12, 2013 - (PressReleasePoint) -–derma e®, the pioneer of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare products, is fueling its passion for humanitarianism through a dynamic collaboration with Whole Planet Foundation.  Through this partnership, derma e® product donations help Whole Planet Foundation fund microlending programs that provide financial assistance to entrepreneurs in poor communities of 58 countries. This support helps build businesses by creating income for those in need.  derma e® began this partnership July 10, 2013.
 
“As a humble supporter of charitable acts, derma e is honored to be a part of this worthwhile cause,” said Gina Ferrato, Vice President of Natural Channel Sales for derma e®. “Helping less fortunate businesses succeed creates a healthier, happier world.’’
 
Whole Planet Foundation, established by Whole Foods Market®, brings awareness to the ongoing issues of worldwide poverty and hunger. The program is made possible solely through donations. Funds are raised through the Whole Planet Foundation Bazaar, an in-house store where Whole Foods Market employees can shop, donate and support the cause. One hundred percent of all donations are used to maintain the program.
 
“Through their generous support, derma e has helped provide poor entrepreneurs – most of whom are women – with an opportunity to get ahead: to start her own business, create a steady stream of income and have the chance to lift themselves and their families out of poverty,” said Philip Sansone, president and executive director of Whole Planet Foundation. “We’re grateful to work with partners who are committed to supporting microentrepreneurs around the globe.” 
 
To date, derma e® has donated several facial and body care products to Whole Planet Foundation including:
Evenly Radiant® Dark Circle Eye Crème – A skin-brightening eye crème that helps diminish the look of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness.
Evenly Radiant® Brightening Day Crème SPF 15 – A lightweight daytime moisturizer to help brighten and even skin tone while providing full spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
Evenly Radiant® Brightening Night Crème – A skin-brightening and antioxidant nighttime formula that helps reduce the look of discoloration and age damage.
Age-Defying Cleanser with Astaxanthin – An ultimate anti-aging, antioxidant-rich cleanser that gently lifts away impurities and rejuvenates skin.
Intensive Therapy Foot Crème – A therapeutic treatment crème to address poor foot circulation or achy, tired, swollen feet.
 
ABOUT WHOLE PLANET FOUNDATION®
Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that funds poverty alleviation worldwide where the company sources products. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the poor living in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of November 2013, Whole Planet Foundation is funding microlending programs through microfinance institution partners in the U.S. and across 57 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, supporting more than 1.95 million people with a chance for a better life. To date, the nonprofit has authorized more than $41 million and disbursed $29 million through microlending partners worldwide. Learn more and donate online at wholeplanetfoundation.org.
 
ABOUT DERMA E®
Family owned and operated for nearly 30 years, derma e® has pioneered the development of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare solutions.  The award-winning line features over 80 products that are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petrolatum.  derma e® products are cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan.  Manufacturing and operations are offset 100 percent by wind power.  derma e® can be found in over 8,000 retail outlets across the U.S. with additional distribution in 25 countries internationally and on www.dermae.com.  For more information, visit www.dermae.com, call (800) 933-9344, follow on Facebook at derma e® Natural Bodycare or Twitter @derma_e.
 
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