Though it's easy to associate October with the autumnal hues of changing leaves, it has another unforgettable color association: pink. The shade is a symbol of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the disease, which affects 1 in 8 American women, and funds for finding a cure and supporting those diagnosed. This presents the perfect opportunity to shop for a cause, since some of your favorite brands are making major donations to incredible breast cancer research nonprofits.
So, here's an idea: Buy a charitable gift for girlfriend this month and remind her to do a breast self-exam every month that follows. (Because early detection has been shown to increase 5-year survival rates by up to 99 percent.) Or, of course, you can treat yourself and support the cause by stocking up on limited editions you love. Either way, your purchase will make an impact. Below, 12 breast cancer awareness products you'll be happy to buy.
Though this mask is just $10, Glamglow has committed to donating 20 percent from each purchase (up to $50,000) to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. As for the sheet mask? It's a quick boost for dull, tired skin, thanks to hydrating and brightening ingredients like hyaluronic acid, green tea, licorice, and arginine. The lacy holographic overlay makes for a great selfie.
Ghd has been supporting breast cancer charities for 15 years, and to mark the occasion, they've collaborated with tattoo artist David Allen for a limited edition ink on pink collection. Allen is known for his work with mastectomy patients (seriously, check it out), whose scars have become canvases for art — and a way to empower breast cancer patients to reclaim their bodies. Now, his art adorns two of ghd's beauty-editor-beloved stylers, with $10 from each purchase going to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, an organization that works to help women rebuild their lives post-treatment with resources, funds, and guidance, "because living life to the fullest after breast cancer is just as important as beating it."
For the month of October, True&Co. will be donating 25 percent of purchases from select retro-pink bras to the Keep A Breast Foundation, an organization that creates and distributes breast health education with an app that also shows users how to perform monthly breast self-checks. The V-Neck Racerback style shown above is super soft, offers lift without wires, and disappears under clothes.
With two pink lipsticks, you can choose a shade that best flatters you and gift the other to a friend or family member. And although the lip colors are classic, the chic pink packaging is a limited edition. Bobbi Brown will donate $24 of the purchase price to the BCRF (up to $110,000) through June 30, 2020.
If you wear makeup, like, ever, chances are you know the magic that is a Beautyblender. And since we're kinda always in the market for these magic makeup sponges, why not put your $20 to work with the brand's limited-edition bubblegum pink sponge. Regardless of sales, Beautyblender will make a $20,000 donation to BCRF at the month's end. That's beauty you can feel good about.
Throughout the month of October, Privé Revaux will donate 50 percent (yes, 50 percent!) of sales on select sunglasses to the BCRF to further advance the world's most promising research. From small round sunnies to geometric shades and a retro cat-eye frame, the charitable styles share one thing in common: trendy pink lenses.
Another iconic product, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is sold every eight seconds globally. This October, you can get a supersized edition (100 ML) of the hero cream (valued at $256), which uses padina pavonica, a hyper-hydrating Mediterranean algae, and is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of lines in just 14 days. At the end of the month, Elemis will make a $25,000 donation to The Pink Agenda, which raises money for breast cancer research, care, and awareness among young professionals.
If you've been waiting to pull the trigger on a magical S'well bottle, which keeps its contents cool for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12, October is the perfect time. That's because 20 percent of proceeds from each Pink Topaz Traveler (pictured here) purchased in the month of October will support BCRF. Staying hydrated has never looked -- or felt -- so good.
Need to kickstart your skin care routine? (Or, someone else's because this set is ultra giftable). Look no further than this Carter + Jane duo, which contains the brand's Cleansing Oil and hero Everything Oil together in an adorable travel sack. Both use high concentrations of prickly pear seed oil, the ingredient which inspired the brand's creation. It's a true multitasker, too, known to be anti-inflammatory, hydrating, and brightening agent. Best of all: 15 percent from each kit will be donated to Bright Pink, which works to empower women to know their risk and manage breast health proactively.
Luxe cashmere slippers are the perfect winter-is-coming treat. Plus, the fluffy pom-pom adds fun and the embroidered "love" on the side is the perfect message to send to someone you love -- or you know, yourself. What's more, $25 from each purchase of these slippers goes to BCRF.
This brow serum uses pentapeptides, hyaluronic acid, and hydrolized wheat protein to boost brow growth in as little as two-three weeks when used twice a day. And in October, $10 from every purchase goes to BCRF.
Spinning addicted? Add this tank to your workout wardrobe and wear your motivational mantra; 10 percent from each sale will be donated to BCRF.
What do you get for the modern woman on-the-go who has everything but time? A modern picnic lunchbox. This limited edition faux-croc pink bag may look like any other chic (vegan leather!) purse, but it's insulated and even has slots for utensils (so you can skimp on extra plastic). Plus, 20 percent of the proceeds from this style go to The Pink Agenda.
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