Thrive Causemetics Plumps Up the Volume For Peace

Thrive Causemetics is a renowned force in the beauty space, developing some of the most high-tech yet beautiful, functional, and easy-to-use makeup and skin care products. Not to mention all of their products are Vegan, 100% cruelty-free formulas containing proven ingredients without the use of parabens or sulfates. 

On January 10th, 2024,the Thrive Causemetics team celebrated their new launch of Sheer Strength Lip Plumping Peptide Gloss and hosted a Self-Defense Class taught by Nonprofit Giving Partner Peace Over Violence.

Peace Over Violence is a nonprofit 501c3, multicultural, community-based, and volunteer-centered organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. To achieve this mission, our agency manages five departments delivering the services of Emergency, Intervention, Prevention, Education, and Advocacy.

The event began with an introductory speech from Karissa Bodnar where she invited the TransLatin@ Coalition members to join her and speak on the importance of violence and learning self-defense to protect yourself. Following the speech, Karissa surprised the founder of the organization, Bamby, with her namesake shade of the Sheer Strength Lip Plumping Peptide Gloss. Following this moment, the self-defense class started. Event attendees took part in an hour-long training course where professionally trained personnel taught a variation of safety moves. The training began with the demonstrations and ended with participants performing a series of self-defense exercises they learned. The Peace Over Violence program pushes the message of using one’s body and voice as a force as it is the one form of protection we can guarantee having. 


Sheer Strength™ Lip-Plumping Peptide Gloss 

The peptide-powered, ultra-hydrating gloss instantly plumps and revives lips with a hint of tint and all-day moisture for visibly fuller, smoother-looking lips without the sting. This non-irritating gloss is infused with moisturizing ingredients like castor seed oil and vitamin E for lasting hydration and always-comfortable, never-drying wear. Choose from 10 high-shine, mistake-proof shades designed to enhance your natural lips with a sheer wash of color, or top off your favorite lip color with a radiant, healthy-looking finish.

Hero Technology:

  • Line-Refine Hydrating Complex™:  This proprietary combination of powerful ingredients like peptides and sodium hyaluronate deeply hydrate and plump the skin, and smooth the appearance of fine lines for visibly fuller, plumper, more youthful-looking lips.

Key Ingredients:

  • Peptides: A powerful compound that helps to smooth and improve overall skin texture for visibly plumper-, firmer-, smoother-looking lips.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: Holds 1,000 times its weight in water to hydrate, plump + help minimize the appearance of fine lines on lips.
  • Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant that helps rejuvenate and hydrate skin.
  • Castor Seed Oil: Deeply moisturizes and conditions for smoother, softer-looking lips.


Sheer Strength™ Lip-Plumping Peptide Gloss is formulated with Maxi-Lip™, an ingredient clinically proven to:  

  • +60% increase lip hydration* 
  • Visibly reduce fine lines on the lips by 30%* 
  • Visibly plump lips by +40%**
  • 100% of users agree there was an improvement in the texture of lips after use*
  • Increase lip volume and clearly define lip outlines within 30 days of continued use*

*Based on an independent clinical study on the specific ingredient complex, Maxi-Lip™.

10 female volunteers aged between 22 and 40, presenting with fine, very dry lips for 30 days.

**Enhancement of the volume of the lips measured by 3D morphometry. 


Sheer Strength™ Gloss:

  • 12-hour hydration

Consumer Perception***:

  • 97% agree that Sheer Strength™ Lip Gloss feels lightweight on the lips.
  • 91% agree that Sheer Strength™ Lip Gloss plumps the lips without causing irritation.
  • 91% agree that their lips feel smooth and moisturized after using Sheer Strength™ Lip Gloss.
  • 88% agree that Sheer Strength™ Lip Gloss is comfortable to wear all day.
  • 100% agree that Sheer Strength™ Lip Gloss does not bleed outside the lip line.
  • 88% agree that their lips look visibly smoother after using Sheer Strength™ Lip Gloss.
  • 94% agree that Sheer Strength™ Lip Gloss delivers a sheer wash of color that enhances their lip color.
  • 100% agree that the applicator of Sheer Strength™ Lip Gloss applies the gloss evenly without tugging.
  • 94% agree that Sheer Strength™ Lip Gloss is high-shine.
  • 85% agree that their lips feel hydrated after using Sheer Strength™ Lip Gloss.
  • 82% agree that Sheer Strength™ Lip Gloss does not feel dry on the lips.
  • 100% agree that Sheer Strength™ Lip-Plumping Peptide Gloss is easy to apply.

***in a consumer perception study of 34 participants aged 18-65




Thrive Causemetics materialized from a friendship. CEO and Founder, Karissa Bodnar, lost her friend Kristy at the age of 24 because of cancer. In 2015, Bodnar created Thrive Causemetics, a brand that is passionate about empowering women through beauty; for every product you purchase, we donate to help communities thrive. To make the biggest impact, we partner with nonprofit organizations from across the country that are focused on helping women thrive while they are fighting cancer, surviving domestic abuse, emerging from homelessness, or adjusting to life outside the uniform. All of Thrive Causemetics’ products are vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without parabens or sulfates.