As part of the cosmetic company’s annual Citizen Day, L’Oreal employees swapped out beauty products for spades and cooking utensils to create outdoor garden beds, plant vegetables and make award winning NZ chefs Kasey and Karena’s family recipe marmalade for the Refugees as Survivors community.

This year, the company chose to partner with RASNZ in recognition of the plight of displaced peoples around the world.

The idea behind the initiative is to show refugees that their new community cares about them. It is also an opportunity to send a message to other organisations to help support this venerable group and show them the true Kiwi spirit.

“Our team is honoured to be able to help make a difference and welcome these good people into our neighbourhoods, and it also just feels good to do good,” said L’Oreal New Zealand executive general manager Marin Smith.