Category page – Health and Beauty

Health & Beauty products are essential for thousands of our charitable organisations across the country, to support their beneficiaries through times of hardship. Accessing these products through In Kind Direct allows charities to spend more of their limited financial resources on the people they support, not the products they need.

The ability to be clean is truly one of life’s essentials. Access to personal care products obviously helps to maintain physical health, but also goes a long way in building and improving self-confidence, self-esteem, mental wellbeing.

From homeless shelters to women’s refuges, from older people support organisations to schools and community centres, our diverse network of charities have a constant need for quality hygiene products. For those struggling to make ends meet or in crisis situations, essential toiletries make a world of difference and are key to maintain both self-esteem and ‘some’ normality.

According to our 2019 Impact Report, 80% of responding charities highlighted a consistent or increasing need for personal care products in the last 12 months, whilst 90% of respondents also used products received from In Kind Direct to tackle hygiene poverty.

With so many charities operating on tight budgets, saving money on health & beauty products can be essential to conserve funds to support beneficiaries. 74% of respondents to our survey stated that they rely on In Kind Direct to simply keep going.


Our most needed essential toiletries are:

1. Shower Gel

2. Shampoo

3. Toothpaste and Toothbrush

4. Deodorant/Antiperspirant


We also welcome offers of any new and in-date toiletries, such as soap, hand wash, sanitary products, razors and shaving products, mouthwash, skincare and fragrances.

Unfortunately, we cannot fulfil the substantial need charities have for a variety of toiletries.

At present, we are only able to supply roughly 50% of the shampoo, 50% of the shower gel as well as almost 70% of the toothpaste required by our charity network.