BEAUTY BRANDS AND PRODUCTS THAT ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE DURING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Many of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another, whether you’re a survivor or you have a family member, friend or colleague that has beaten cancer or lost the battle. And according to Breastcancer.org, a nonprofit that provides up-to-date information about breast cancer, approximately one out of every eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 with the aim of promoting mammograms as an effective tool in the fight against breast cancer. Over the years, the pink ribbon has become a symbol for breast cancer, and every October a variety of events are held around the world to raise money for breast cancer programs.
Terranea Resort Turns Pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Ever year, various companies and beauty brands release limited-edition products in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as donate a portion of proceeds towards breast cancer research and organizations. For 2020, we’ve put together a list of different beauty brands and products that are making a difference during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This month, retail therapy is going to feel more meaningful as your dollars go towards an important cause. From pink products and spa treatments to other initiatives, read on to browse and shop the various offerings to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For the next month, Attn: Grace is dedicating 10% of sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
As a brand dedicated to providing sustainable, effective solutions for bladder leakage, the brand has a close tie to this cause. Urinary incontinence symptoms are quite common in breast cancer survivors, and cancer treatments, especially chemotherapy, make skin incredibly sensitive/delicate—making traditional UI products unbearable for most.
The Attn: Grace team has been overwhelmed with the response from customers currently in treatment, who have found great comfort in the brand’s line. As champions of women’s health, Attn: Grace is proud to be supporting crucial research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
Balensi’s Institute Skin Care & Spa
The San Diego-based spa is offering their Eminence Organic Anti-Aging Enzyme Facial at a discounted rate of $95 (regularly $125) with 10% of the profits being donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The treatment’s key component is the natural enzyme peel with super antioxidant ingredients that not only removes dirt and dead skin cells, but brings blood flow and circulation to the skin's surface to aid in the rejuvenation of skin.
Spa Profile: Balensi’s Institute Skin Care & Spa
If you can’t come to the spa, they’re donating 10% of sales for every Needcrystals Microdermabrasion Crystals DIY Face Scrub ($9.99) that is purchased to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. NeedCrystals, the premium quality microdermabrasion crystals preferred by leading dermatologists and aesthetic skin care professionals, are made from 99.55% pure white aluminum oxide, sourced from clean environments, and carefully sorted by their purity, texture, and color for optimal but gentle abrasion without damaging the epidermis. Ideal for any skin type, NeedCrystals are beneficial as a gentle ingredient for effective and effortless microdermabrasion treatments by professionals or for use by everyday consumers.
The beauty brand that reimagines self-care by transforming dull boring baths into dreamy whimsical escapes will be donating 30% of the purchase price of the Pink Charity Trio Bundle to the The Pink Fund. This Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Bundle is a beautiful three-bath bomb bundle with a rose petal, Himalayan sea salt, and a pretty cornflower bath bomb. Each bath bomb includes a special ring surprise inside with a minimum value of $15. The trio retails for $39.97.
The fashion and faith boutique is doing a giveaway with local brands that include a styling session with the founder of CharleyMadelyn + two local style influencers, one lipgloss from Trellis Beauty, one earring set, and a $50 gift card from CharleyMadelyn. Followers will nominate either themselves or someone they know that is going through breast cancer treatment.
For the month of October, the Color Street Foundation, the charitable arm of Color Street, is pledging $200,000 to drive awareness, research, support, and services for those who have been stricken with breast cancer. Sales of its Choose Hope (pictured) and Pink Warrior nail strips will aid the important work of Color Street’s charity partners: Living Beyond Breast Cancer, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Metavivor.
Dr. Patty's Dental Boutique & Spa
The spa-like dental boutique in Fort Lauderdale, Florida will be recognizing this important cause by offering a Pretty in Pink spa treatment and donating a portion of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen foundation. The 60-minute luxurious pink facial will hydrate skin and infuse it with antioxidants, leaving it renewed with a healthy and supple glow. The facial will be followed by a 20-minute foot scrub made with pink Himalayan salt. The treatment includes :
Pink rose petals
2 pink beverages of choice (pink champagne or pink lemonade)
Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Care
Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Care has partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer from October 1 - 31 to donate 10% of proceeds from the purchase of each bottle of the following pink shades:
Perfect Petal Pink, Hopeful Hot Pink, Playful Pink, Precious Pink and Promising Pink
Use promo code LBBC2020 at checkout
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is dedicated to expanding the resources and improving the lives of women living with breast cancer.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Elemis is proud to continue to support the life-changing work of The Pink Agenda. Enjoy all the benefits of their limited-edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 100ml Supersize ($199), whilst supporting a vital cause. The bespoke watercolor ombré design featured on the jar and keepsake box signifies unity, empathy, and progression in the fight against breast cancer. Pretty enough to be kept out on display on your vanity, this meaningful skincare essential supports an inspiring mission.
Regardless of sales, ELEMIS guarantees to give a minimum of $25,000 to The Pink Agenda. The Pink Agenda is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to raising money for breast cancer research and care, as well as awareness of the disease among young professionals.
The sustainable and innovative lifestyle essentials brand ettitude, which is made of the world's first CleanBamboo™ bedding, has launched its campaign with the release of a limited-edition Pink Hope Pillowcase Set. 100% of the profits from the pillowcase set goes directly to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BPCC) in the US. The limited-edition set retails for $40.
To celebrate 16 years of supporting breast cancer charities globally, ghd has partnered with 11 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 and launched the limited-edition Take Control Now collection to remind women around the world to donate some mirror time to their breasts and self-check every month. $10 from every sale from the collection will go to Keep A Breast Foundation.
Goodhabit will be donating 20% of proceeds from Lifesaver Kit purchases in October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Kick your good habit into high gear with this deluxe four-piece set, packed with the complete Rescue Me collection.
Formulated to hit the reset button on your complexion and reboot your healthy glow, every item in the Rescue Me collection is infused with the powers of hydrating ingredients to soothe your complexion, while BLU5 technology minimizes and helps prevent future signs of aging caused by artificial blue light.
Hey Dewy will be donating 10% of all sales to Breasties for the month of October. Available for pre-order throughout October is their all new Blush colorway (estimated ship date November 15). Bring this portable USB humidifier with you wherever you go for continual hydration at your desk for work, overnight while you sleep or on-the-go. You can also nourish your skin with Hey Dewy before, after or even during your beauty routine.
For the month of October, with every Moroccan Rose deodorant sold, Humble will donate one Moroccan Rose deodorant to a breast cancer survivor or someone currently battling breast cancer through the Keep A Breast Treasured Chest Program. The Treasure Chest Program is a creative outlet that gives any woman diagnosed with breast cancer an opportunity to document her body and feelings by turning her casted torso into a beautiful work of art.
Moroccan Rose deodorant is a fresh, warm, and sweet scent that combines ripe plum notes and soft spicy undertones. All of Humble’s natural deodorants contain only four clean, high-quality and sustainably sourced ingredients: fractionated coconut oil, non-GMO corn starch, beeswax and baking soda. The scents are created by high-quality essential oils. Humble Brand’s deodorants are 100% cruelty free and never contain aluminum, alcohol, dyes, parabens or artificial fragrance. It retails for $9.99.
In addition, Humble Brands will be participating in Fit 4 Prevention, a national movement to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention through fitness and wellness. The brand will raise funds for Keep A Breast through Fit 4 Prevention’s donation-based workout classes.
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For the whole month of October, Insert Name Here (INH) is donating 100% of profits from all pink hair products purchased to one of the world’s leading cancer prevention charities, the World Cancer Research Fund. Their pink products include:
Throughout October, Isabelle Grace Jewelry’s Breast Cancer Awareness Collection donates 20% of proceeds to American Cancer Society to help support breast cancer awareness and prevention. From beautiful necklaces stamped with affirmations for breast cancer patients and survivors to inscribed cuff statement pieces, Isabelle Grace Jewelry's entire BCA collection is a classy way to give back to the cause. The F Cancer Alphabet Bead Bracelets (pictured) are so adorable and perfect for stacking a couple or wear them mixed in with your current bracelet stack.
The all-natural, cruelty free, vegan beauty brand that offers body oils that are free of harsh chemicals and provide a safer alternative to perfume will be donating 30% of proceeds of the Rose + Vanilla Bean Body Oil to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners during the month of October. Retails for $34.
The beauty brand is donating 100% of profits from the sales of the limited-edition Smell the Roses Hydration Spray ($33) to Look Good Feel Better, supporting women in cancer recovery. Featuring an uplifting rose fragrance, the skin-loving formula soothes inflammation and reduces the appearance of redness.
Jiggy “Boobs” Puzzle
All month long, 20% of proceeds from the Boobs puzzle will be donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation and select other partners. Proudly show off the girls when you're done: each JIGGY comes with puzzle glue to keep and frame your masterpiece. 450-pieces.
*Due to high demand, please allow 2 weeks for shipping*
Los Angeles Trading Co.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the brand will be donating 25% of our proceeds from this limited-edition robe to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Made from a blend of bamboo and spandex, these robes are soft to the touch and drape over the body fabulously. This luxe fabric is lightweight but substantial and breathable. This robe was designed to be casual yet flirty with a bell sleeve that adds an extra touch of style.
Love and Fit
The innovative and size inclusive activewear brand that makes all women feel empowered, strong, and fit will be donating 30% of sales of the Strappy Back Nursing Sports Bra in Pink Rose to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation for the month of October. Retails for $59.
The line of eco-friendly accessories with a conscious contemporary twist will be donating 30% of proceeds of select pink handbags to benefit the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation during the month of October. Prices range from $69 - $95.
The luxurious, highly-curated collection of all-natural powder, puff-applied deodorant has officially partnered with Rethink Breast Cancer, the young women’s breast cancer movement to spread awareness as well as raise the conversation of how young women can best be taking care of their bodies. Having previously partnered with mega brands such as H&M, Aerie and Saks Fifth Avenue, Madame Lemy is proud to share this partnership with the world and will be dedicating a portion of sales this month to the Rethink movement.
MAELYS has teamed up with Bright Pink, the national breast and ovarian health non-profit, for Breast Cancer Awareness month. In support of the cause, MAELYS is donating 10% of net profits of their B-Perky Lift & Firm Breast Mask to the Bright Pink charity for the whole of October. MAELYS has also teamed up with Bright Pink to bring you the following top tips to be "breast aware":
1. Know what your normal breasts look like and feel like.
2. Know the signs and symptoms (check anything suspicious).
3. Know your family history. Be aware of any potential risks.
4. Live well. Healthy behaviors can help reduce your risk.
To support the fight against the disease, meejee will donate 20% of sales from every pink meejee sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation throughout the month of October. meejee is a deep-cleaning, ultra-gentle, and double germ-resistant facial cleansing massager that uses sonic pulses and hundreds of soft silicone bristles to remove acne-causing impurities, soften skin, and reduce signs of aging. The brand is also committed to bringing positive change to your skin and the environment by integrating recycled materials into all products and packaging. By working with PlasticBank, each meejee purchase stops 100 plastic bottles from entering the oceans. meejee is available for $79.99.
To help increase breast cancer awareness, Mobile Edge is giving away a free pink ribbon cotton face mask with each order (min. $20) placed on their website during the month of October. Mobile Edge produces the industry’s largest selection of fashionable, protective messenger bags, backpacks, totes, and briefcases for women.
“This is a great way for our customers to recognize breast cancer awareness and do themselves and others some good by wearing facial masks recommended to lessen the risk of transmitting the coronavirus,” says Paul June, VP of Marketing for Mobile Edge.
The brand known for luxe accessories at an affordable price will be donating 30% of sales of their Destiny Crystal Face Masks in pink and Stella Sequin Face Masks in pink and dusty pink to the The Pink Fund for the month of October. Prices range from $19.50 - $22.50.
Nue, which makes breast tape that comes in a variety of skin tones, is stepping up and supporting Breast Cancer research. Nue’s mission to lift women up goes far beyond replacing her bra, with a percentage of all proceeds being donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
From Oct 19-21, 2020, Odacite’s Keep A Breast partnership will feature a takeover on Instagram and 20% of every order on any item from their website will be donated to Keep A Breast Foundation.
Pink Lipps Cosmetics is offering a 20% off code (PINKDONATES20) to inspire customers to wear pink this month! The brand is donating 20% of the proceeds to a breast cancer organization from every sale made in the month of October.
Popular Lonely Girl
A percentage of proceeds from all pink items sold during the month of October on the women’s fashion website will be donated to breast cancer research.
All October long, clean skincare brand Primally Pure is donating 50% of sales from their Pink Geranium Deodorant to Lipstick Angels, a non-profit that helps to support the self-esteem, hope, and dignity of individuals with cancer through restorative beauty and wellness treatments. The Pink Geranium Deodorant is made without dangerous chemicals that have been linked to various diseases, including cancer. Help spread the word by posting a picture of your Pink Geranium Deodorant and tag #PINKPITS on Instagram!
Rafi Nova Breast Cancer Awareness Mask 3-Pack ($28)
Rafi Nova’s Breast Cancer Awareness masks are printed on their Everyday mask, featuring three layers of lightweight 100% cotton (with a middle anti-bacterial layer) a nose bridge, adjustable ear loops). Comes in a three-pack.
As Rafi Nova’s mission is about connecting communities, 15% of the proceeds will go to The Breasties, a non-profit organization that is founded in community and supporting men and women around the world fighting breast cancer.
For the month of October, for every box of tampons bought on their website, Rael will be donating a box of tampons to I Support The Girls. Rael is also donating product to I Support The Girls to create 3 month care kits called “DASH Kits”.
RevitaLash Cosmetics is proudly supporting its year-round commitment to breast cancer awareness by re-introducing its annual Pink Program along with some new initiatives. For each and every Pink Sleeve RevitaLash® Advanced (3.5mL/2.0mL) and RevitaBrow® Advanced (3.0 mL) purchased from September 1 through October 31, 2020, the brand will donate $2 to breast cancer charities around the world, up to a maximum of $120,000.
Along with this, RevitaLash is partnering with City of Hope’s Positive Imaging Center for the 5th year in a row and introducing their new International Greater Giving Program. Through this campaign, RevitaLash Cosmetics Founder and CEO, Michael Brinkenhoff, M.D., honors and carries on the legacy of his late wife, Gayle, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at 32, and for whom the company was founded. RevitaLash Cosmetics donates a portion of the proceeds from product sales year-round.
The limited-edition offers are available on shelves in select spas, salons and specialty retailers and online, beginning September 1.
Ruby Ribbon will contribute 10% of all sales up to $10K donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for October.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sterling Forever Jewelry is donating 100% of their October proceeds from the sale of their HOPE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS NECKLACES to The Breasties. The Breasties is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by Paige More, dedicated to supporting those affected by breast and reproductive cancers through community and friendship. Hope BCA Necklaces are available on SterlingForever.com for $55.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stila Cosmetics will be offering a few discounts on October 18 on their website. This includes 50% off all their pink lip products, as well as discounting a special collection of products from which 100% of net proceeds will go to benefit the The Foundation of Living Beauty. This foundation was hand-picked by Stila Global Spokesperson and breast cancer survivor, Sarah Lucero, who has experienced her own struggle and has overcome breast cancer. She shares her inspiring story below:
“In 2010, my career was in full swing. My work schedule was demanding and full of constant travel. This fast-paced lifestyle of mine was fueled by enthusiasm and positive energy—I truly loved my job. This all came to a halt upon learning at the age of 34, a chest pain which I believed to be a merely a pulled muscle or cyst, was actually Stage 3 Ductal Breast Cancer. To protect my positive energy, I chose to keep my cancer largely private. While I didn’t tell many about my health crisis, I did confide in a few people including my husband, mom, and new sisterhood at The Foundation Living Beauty. The Foundation Living Beauty was there to educate, uplift, and really empower me through my journey with cancer. Through this sisterhood, I started to recognize the importance of balancing my emotional well-being, work and cancer. I learned so much about myself. Being patient, not labeling things good or bad, and accepting everything that’s happened. This acceptance led to an even more powerful mindset, that there’s no start or end to healing. That is why after six years of being cancer-free, I continue to live a healthy lifestyle and maintain the mindset of living in the now. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Foundation for Living Beauty to remind all women that it’s not about what you’ve lost, it’s about enhancing and loving what you have. Makeup isn’t about outward appearance, it’s about helping you feel beautiful.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Sunday Scaries has introduced its newest CBD product, Bra Berries. These new bite-sized, pink, strawberry-flavored gummies boast 10 mg of high-quality CBD plus an extra boost of vitamin C. Sunday Scaries has pledged a year-round donation of $2 per bottle to The Pink Agenda, a non-profit organization committed to raising money for breast cancer research and care, as well as awareness of the disease among young professionals.
The Better Skin Co.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Better Skin Co. is donating 100% of their October proceeds from the sale of their new launch FOR ALL GLOW Primer/ Beauty Oil ($28) to Hello Gorgeous. Hello Gorgeous is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides complimentary, professional makeovers and cosmetic education to women battling all cancers.
The Hello Cup
For the month of October, sustainable menstrual care and wellness brand The Hello Cup is donating 10% of sales from all Blush Cups to support breast cancer awareness—including early detection, education, and vital support services to those affected by the disease. Designed by a nurse, The Blush Cup is a complete game-changer when it comes to your period. It’s hypoallergenic, holds more than tampons, is reusable for years, and is silicone-free and BPA-free.
Unwrapped Life, a plastic-free beauty brand, has just introduced a Breast Cancer Awareness Bundle! Throughout October, the bundle will be 15% off and 50% of proceeds will be donated to ReThink Breast Cancer! The Breast Cancer Bundle retails for $50 (regularly $60) and includes:
The Fixer Shampoo & Conditioner: The solution for damaged and weak hair, in need of some serious TLC! Super-power ingredients; stinging nettle, loaded with antioxidants to repair and replenish, along with rosemary essential oil, helping to protect against hair loss associated with scalp inflammation and oxidative stress -join forces to create stronger and more resilient hair. A delicate blend of essential oils, with lead notes of lavender and sweet basil, boast not only a soothing scent, but even more healthy hair benefits.
Calm Sea Salt Travel Bar: Lightly-scented with lavender essential oil, this bar will help reduce inflammation and soothe common skin ailments, including eczema and psoriasis, while gently, but effectively cleansing your skin.
Bar Dish in White: Perfect for your shower shelf, vanity or counter top, our soft and flexible silicone bar dish lets water drain, and air flow freely, around your shampoo and conditioner bars, or bar soap: drying completely, and extending their life.
Yaya and Co.
The globally-inspired, sustainable, and ethically-sourced home goods brand will be donating 40% of sales site-wide to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the month of October. The Lunja Pink Vintage Pillow (pictured) is made entirely by hand and is authentically hand-dyed with aloe vera, hand-woven, hand-embroidered, and made of cotton and silk thread. To shop pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month items, click HERE. Prices range from $29 to $1,999.
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
Youngblood is offering Breast Cancer Awareness Month bundles on their website and will donate 15% of sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Lunar Dust in Sunset
Lip Gloss in Free Spirit
Mineral Radiance in Splendor
Lip Crayon in Santa Cruz
Mineral Loose Blush in Sherbert
Lip Liner in Plum
Mineral Lipstick in Sienna
Lip Gloss in Celestial
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Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk