Skin’Up is a socially responsible business which lives out its belief in personal respect and the value of sharing.

It has invested in several humanitarian projects.

Skin’Up’s all-female team is taking part in the Amazon Raid Sri Lanka 2018

In October 2018, the 18th Amazon Raid will take place in Sri Lanka, with more than 100 two- or three-woman teams in the running.

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The Amazon Raid expedition challenges all-female teams to take part in a series of orienteering races and hikes, as well as canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, archery and climbing events. Far more than just another competition, the Amazon Raid is profoundly rooted in the landscape, community and culture where it takes place and participants compete without access to any motorised transport.

Bravery, team spirit and breaking your own boundaries are this event’s guiding principles – principles which Skin’Up naturally shares.

For this reason, the company’s managing director, Sophie Beaugé-Duguet, made the decision to sponsor a local Touraine team and assist them as they realise a dream that combines sporting challenge with humanitarian good.

Audrey Deplanque, Amélie Perrault Seigneurin and Aurélie Hamelin make up the trio, which has been dubbed Les Gauloises Irraiductibles, la Skin’Up Team (a name that loosely translates as “The Irrepressible Women of Gaul, a Skin’up Team”).

Follow what the team is up to on its Facebook page: les gauloises irraiductibles – raid amazones 2018

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For more information, you can visit www.raidamazones.com 

A mill for Balankolé

Skin’Up has committed to fighting extreme poverty and supporting women’s causes.

In late 2017, Skin’Up’s managing director, Sophie Beaugé-Duguet decided to direct the company’s socially responsible ethos towards funding all the costs related to building a mill in Balankolé, Niger. The mill, which processes grain and flour, will help to liberate women from the back-breaking daily work of grinding down millet.

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Girls will be able to attend school, while their older counterparts will start to become self-sufficient either as livestock farmers or market gardeners thanks to a microcredit.

The village’s families will finally be able to diversify their diets which have, until now, been entirely made up of “boule” (a paste made up of millet flour mixed with milk).

Skin’Up’s project has been supported by RECCI Solidaire, a charity which specialises in financing micro-projects that contribute to the social good, and by the NGO Niger Ma Zaada, which oversees work done on ground level.

The village of Balankolé is located in the Karma region of one of the world’s poorest countries, Niger.

Skin’Up is committed to developing communities

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Skin’Up won official recognition as a Développement Solidaire company in 2018.

This accreditation (which literally translates as “Development in Solidarity”) is awarded to businesses that have committed to fighting extreme poverty and successfully followed its specifications.

The accreditation’s essential aim is to eradicate extreme poverty around the world by financing charitable projects with a global reach.