October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although great strides have been made in fighting this terrible disease that affects so many lives, there is still so much work to be done. How can you help? Simply by shopping. During the month of October, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of products listed here will be donated to cancer (breast and other) research and awareness foundations. Get great products and donate to a wonderful cause…what could be better?
All items are limited edition.
Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Evelyn Lauder & Elizabeth Hurley Dream Collection Lip Set($29.50): Pure Color Long-Lasting Lipstick in Rubellite and Pure Color Sheer Rollergloss in Hot Pink tucked into a pink two-toned clutch. For every set sold, Estee Lauder will 20% to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). (Image via Estee Lauder)
Clarisonic Mia 2 Pink Sonic Skin Cleansing System ($152): In the market for a Clarisonic face brush? (They’re amazing.) Now is a great time to buy one, as a percentage of purchases of pink brushes benefits Look Good, Feel Better, an organization that helps women with breast and other types of cancer feel confident and beautiful while undergoing treatment and/or recovery. It truly is a wonderful organization. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a tough enough battle…and then treatment can cause you to start losing your hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows. This organization does amazing things by providing wigs, beauty advice, and support to help women cope and boost their confidence during this difficult time. (Image via Nordstrom)
Bobbi Brown French Pink Set ($45): Bobbi Brown debuts French Pink Blush with the iconic pink ribbon embossed onto the pressed powder. The set includes a blush brush with a travel-sized pink handle. $10 from every sale from now until March 31, 2014 is donated to BCRF. (Image via Nordstrom)
Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Candle ($45): Scented with pink magnolia, lily of the valley, sweet pea, pink Chinese peony, and white rose, and housed in an elegant black votive. A percentage of sales of all Pink Pony products benefits the Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Fund, which supports programs for screenings, treatment, early diagnosis, and patient care. (Image via Ralph Lauren)
OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 ($15.95): This nail kit includes full-size bottles of Pink-ing of You (a pale cool pink) and More Than a Glimmer (multicolor glitter) nailpolishes, plus rhinestone and pink ribbon nail decals. (Image via Ulta)
AHAVA Hope Blossoms Mineral Bath Salts ($22): Melt away stress with a comforting soak in natural, mineral-rich Dead Sea salts. For every product sold, AHAVA will make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in support of their mission to help fund research and promote education and early detection. (Image via Beauty Bridge)
Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Evelyn Lauder Dream Collection Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II with Charm Bracelet ($92): This skin serum is amazing at fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Buy this version of the product, and 20% goes to BCRF. (Image via Estee Lauder)
Clinique Dramatically Different – Great Skin Great Cause Moisturizing Lotion ($38): This 6.7-oz. bottle of Clinique’s cult classic moisturizer will pamper your skin daily and also support a great cause. From now until Jan.31, 2014, $10 from the sale of each limited-edition bottle will be donated to BCRF. (Image via Nordstrom)
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Special Edition Overnight Hair Rescue ($15): A deeply hydrating treatment that repairs hair while you sleep. Apply it before bedtime and let it work its magic overnight. For each bottle sold, Alterna will donate 5% of proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. (Image via Beauty.com)
Keep reading for more great limited-edition products that support breast cancer-related charities.
Philosophy Shower For the Cure Shower Gel ($20): Philosophy donates 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this shower gel, which is scented with tangerine nectar. (Image via Philosophy)
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Parfum – Daisy Hot Pink Limited Edition ($79): Marc Jacobs’s iconic fragrance gets updated in a special bottle. A portion of net proceeds from the sale of this bottle will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. (Image via Macy’s)
CHI Air Expert Classic Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron Breast Cancer Awareness Pack ($89.99): CHI’s amazing flatiron gets hair stick-straight, reduces frizz, helps boost hair’s shine, and it’s slipped inside a thermal pouch with zipper. For each iron sold, Farouk (CHI’s manufacturer) will donate to The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization. (Image via drugstore.com)
Kendra Scott “Lolley” Necklace ($50): Kendra Scott’s trendy jewelry goes charitable this October. Purchase any piece from her line and 20% will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 20% of proceeds from sales of her “Lolley” Necklace will help fund the new Seton Breast Care Center in Austin, Texas. (Image via Kendra Scott)
Nails Inc. Pinkie Pink Nail Polish ($9.50): Nails Inc. partnered with Poppy Delevigne to create Pinkie Pink, a full-coverage pink glitter nailpolish shade. There’s also a version floating around that was created by designer Matthew Williamson. For every product sold, $1 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Campaign. (Image via Sephora)
Clinique Pink With a Purpose Set ($15): A tube of limited-edition Almost Lipstick in Pink Ribbon Honey comes in a pink ribbon-adorned makeup bag. Through Jan. 31, 2014, Clinique will donate $3 from the sale of each set to BCRF. (Image via Sephora)
NEST Passion Candle ($28): This candle, which is infused with the scents of blooming peony, garden roses, and sandalwood, will scent a room for hours. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to BCRF. (Image via Sephora)
Prescriptives Breast Cancer Awareness Orchid Palette ($45): A portion of proceeds will be put toward Prescriptives’ $5,000 donation to BCRF. Plus, get a free Berry Lip Color (valued at $19) with purchase of an Orchid palette. (Image via Prescriptives)
Bliss Glove and Care Softening Gloves (£36, UK only): If you have cracked, dry hands, these gloves are such a treat. They’re lined with a gel formulated with olive oil and grapeseed oil to moisturize your mitts. When you purchase these gloves, Bliss will make a donation to Breast Cancer Care. Plus, each order comes with a free High-Intensity Hand Cream. (Image via Bliss)
Colorescience Pro Pink Kit ($60): Kit includes Incredible Romatic Hydrating Skin Mist, Lip Serum Wand, and Genie Color sparking eyecolor in My Pink Cadillac and Think Pink. A portion of proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research. (Image via Beauty Bridge)
Tweezerman “Precision in Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Slanted Tweezer ($22): Tweezerman’s stainless steel tools are amazing at precise hair removal. $1 from the sale of each tweezer will be donated to either Susan G. Komen for the Cure or CEW Cancer and Careers. (Image via Sephora)
If you have information on any other charitable breast cancer awareness products, please share in the comments.