* October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
* Show your support by contributing to these good causes
* Charitable products you’ll actually want to buy — and use
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of the disease.
Throughout the month, designers will unveil special-edition products to raise money for foundations by donating a portion of their proceeds to breast cancer charities. We found some great products that were specially made for this cause that will not only make you feel good about your purchase, but help someone in need as well.
1. BECCA Highlighter
Ulta Beauty is your one-stop shop for everything hair, skin and beauty related. For the month of October, they are offering a variety of cute and affordable products, that when purchased, while benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This BECCA “Breast Cancer Awareness Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed Highlighter” is our pick – a creamy luminizing powder that will have you glowing – and giving back.
2. GLAMGLOW Mask
GLAMGLOW is offering a Bubble sheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask – Breast Cancer Awareness Edition. This mask helps clear out your pores, reduce oiliness, and improves dullness and uneven texture. Its made with green tea teaoxi that stimulates glowing skin.
3. Zebra Ballpoint Pen
As a sponsor of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Zebra Pen wants to do its part to help raise awareness. Each year, Zebra Pen makes a charitable contribution to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in support of their efforts. In addition, they offer an entire line of pens dedicated to raising awareness for breast cancer themed with pink accents. Help show your support by purchasing these high quality and affordable retractable pens. Zebra says it will donate $25,000 this year for breast cancer research, awareness and education.
4. Limited-Edition Sports Bra
American Eagle created this Aerie Limited-Edition Sports Bra in an effort to bring awareness to early detection of breast and ovarian cancers in young women. 100 percent of US sales will be donated to Bright Pink a non-profit dedicated to breast cancer prevention.
5. Clinique Moisturizing Lotion
Clinique’s Breast Cancer Awareness edition of its Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion leaves your skin hydrated all day. It quickly absorbs into your skin locking in the moisture. This lotion is best for dry to dry combination skin. $10 from every sale of this limited edition will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
6. Prive Revaux Sunglasses
The Escobar minimalist aviator sunglasses by Prive Revaux are lightweight and stylish. These shades are polarized, scratch resistant, and made with 100 percent UVA/UVB protection. They come in grey, pink, and blue. 50 percent of each sale will go to The Susan. G Komen Foundation whose mission is to ensure that all breast cancer patients receive the care they need.
7. Swell Water Bottle
S’well Water Bottles are known for their high-quality bottles that are also sleek and stylish. During the month of October, you can show your commitment to supporting the Breast Cancer Research Fund by purchasing their iconic, satin-finish bottle in “Bikini Pink,” where 20% of the MSRP for this bottle will go to support their mission to prevent and cure breast cancer.
8. La Mer Cleansing Micellar Water
The highly-coveted skin care brand La Mer will donate 30 percent from every purchase of their Cleansing Micellar Water to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This micellar water is the elite of its kind. It efficiently removes all of the dirt and makeup from your face, leaving you with fresh and smooth skin.
9. Polo Ralph Lauren Graphic T-Shirt
Ralph Lauren wants to help raise breast cancer awareness with this special edition “Pink Pony Graphic Cotton T-Shirt.” It’s a stylish way to show your support for reducing disparities in cancer care and improving access to quality treatment. 100 percent of the purchase price of this shirt goes to programs for cancer screenings, early treatment, research and patient navigation.
10. Powerful Pink Estée Lauder Collection
Estée Lauder’s Power Pink Limited Edition Set allows you to create a whole look from shimmering eyes to a bold lip with its liquid lip, lipstick, eye shadow quad and eye shadow brush. 100 percent of the retail price will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.