October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so it's important to be mindful to purchase products from brands that give back to support research and prevention efforts. You too can show support by purchasing from brands that help those who are impacted by breast cancer. Below are some ideas to pamper yourself with and give back simultaneously.
Demeter Fragrance Library and Breast Cancer Survivor & YouTuber Nancy Valentino team up to Create A Fragrance For A Cause. Demeter is proud to introduce the limited edition fragrance, Power Over Breast Cancer -- a fragrance intended to inspire hope. It is available for the month of October, and Demeter is donating 20% from the purchase of the limited edition fragrance to the charity: Help the Fight (a non-profit near to Nancy’s heart). Using her YouTube channel as her platform, Nancy started The Movement #PowerOverBreastCancer to educate and encourage women to perform monthly self-breast exams to increase early detection, and to provide hope and support to current breast cancer fighters. Nancy’s fearless decision to share the graphic details of her journey of treatment and recovery on YouTube continues to inspire and strengthen the hearts and courage of others facing breast cancer.
DERMAFLASH, the hottest new home-beauty device, is battling breast cancer by joining forces with Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) this October. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, DERMAFLASH will donate 20% of proceeds from sales of a special limited edition PINK DERMAFLASH device to LSCRF (device available at dermaflash.com). Created specifically for the delicate skin on a woman’s face, DERMAFLASH brings professional-quality exfoliation home, empowering women to achieve radiant, straight-from-the-spa skin in the privacy of their own bathroom. Breast Cancer Awareness is a cause that is very near and dear to DERMAFLASH Founder Dara Levy. Her mother is a breast cancer survivor and Dara is committed to helping bring women closer to a cure.
Eagle Creek supports Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). For the second consecutive year, Eagle Creek is donating funds to the BCRF to support research for prevention and finding a cure. This year, the campaign tells the story of three women, their brave fight, and their continued love of travel and participation in outdoor activity. For the entire month of October, 10% of select product sales across the entire Eagle Creek product catalog is being donated to finding a cure. For a limited time, a pink ribbon Pack-It Specter Compression Cube Set is available for sale on eaglecreek.com.
eos is donating 100% of the net profits made from its Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Collection to a research center that support breast cancer research. Below are some eos products for soft and smooth lips and hands to look out for.
- Berry Blossom is a moisturizing shea butter body lotion with a light, refreshing scent that applies richly, feels light and provides visibly softer skin. eos is donating 100% of all October Berry Blossom Body Lotion net profits to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to aide in fight against breast cancer and create even more survivors.
- Lip Balm & Hand Lotion 3 Pack is a special collection that includes limited edition Strawberry Sorbet Smooth Stick lip balm, Pomegranate Raspberry Smooth Sphere lip balm, and Berry Blossom hand lotion.
- Lip Balm 2 Pack is a beautiful way to support a great cause. Go ahead, and show your caring side with eos' all-natural Strawberry Sorbet and Limited Edition Wildberry lip balms.
LAB SERIES Skincare for Men collaborates with menswear designer Michael Bastian to support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign and Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is very special, because LAB SERIES and Michael Bastian encourage all men to support The Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign -- for all of the irreplaceable women in their lives. LAB SERIES will donate 20% of the suggested retail price of the sale from LIMITED EDITION AGE RESCUE+ Face Lotion to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation from September 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, up to a maximum donation of $25,000. Michael Bastian designed a Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Pocket Square exclusively for LAB SERIES, featuring the BCRF Pink Ribbon (free gift with any purchase of $85 or more). This custom accessory is sophisticated and wearable year-round, encouraging men to show Pink Ribbon support.
Lisa Hoffman helps support the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) for the seventh consecutive year, to overcome breast cancer. Lisa Hoffman's limited edition bracelet donates 100% of profits to BCA! This gorgeous Limited Edition Rose Quartz Hope Fragrance Bracelet was launched on September 15, 2016. Each Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Bracelet comes with the brand's signature LH logo tag. The unique bracelet features faceted rose quartz beads on a stretch strand with a sterling silver Laurel charm. Open the clasp of the charm to fill with your favorite Lisa Hoffman fragrance. Rose quartz is said to have healing and loving properties, so this makes a very special gift for yourself or a loved one.
LOFT’s jewelry capsule collection benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The delicate capsule consists of elements such as rose quartz, moonstone, pearl, and abalone to promote healing and soothing energy. 60% of the purchase price will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation between September 16, 2016 to November 5, 2016. Choose from pearl drop earrings to match with the pearl pendant necklace; and layered gemstone earrings to match with the layered gemstone necklace.
Ann Taylor, LOFT's big sister brand that's more luxurious, sophisticated and higher priced, will be donating 10% of entire in-store purchases to BCRF from 5:00 p.m. close and all day online every Thursday in October.
n : Philanthropy, the edgy, contemporary brand that is no stranger to charity work, has partnered with the Young Survivor Coalition (YSC), the premier organization dedicated to young women with breast cancer. YSC provides free resources, connections and educational materials so young women with breast cancer feel supported, empowered and hopeful. Together, YSC and n : Philanthropy collaborated on an exclusive pink sweatshirt with a heart. The sweatshirt retails for $132 and $10 from each sweatshirt will go directly to YSC.
Nourish Organic deodorant is one of the few organic deodorants that avoids ingredients like aluminum (aluminum based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer, per National Cancer Institute). Nourish Organic Deodorant Cream provides the wetness and odor protection without the harmful ingredients. The skin absorbs 64% of material from a topical product and it only takes 26 seconds for ingredients from a personal care product to enter the bloodstream. With ingredients such as acai, coconut oil and sweet almond oil and intoxicating scents such as forest, geranium, lavender mint and almond vanilla, these deodorant creams will feel as good as they smell. Nourish Organic was launched in 2012 as the first beauty brand to offer an entire collection of USDA certified organic products, the gold standard in natural and organic beauty.
Skinn Cosmetics will be donating their efforts in the hopes of kissing Cancer "Goodbye" with their Lip 6x Balm in Watermelon. 100% of the sale proceeds for this product during the month of October will go to benefit Bright Pink, which is the only national non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Bright Pink has become one of the country’s fastest growing non-profit organizations, impacting and saving the lives of thousands each day. This little lip compact formulated with Volulip, Maxilip, Filling Spheres, Vitamin C and Revinage. This extraordinary lip treatment will hydrate, enhance plumpness and improve lip curvature for a dramatically smoother, more youthful appearance.
* Bevs Lim also writes for Lifestyle411.