Think pink this month
October is a pivotal month in the calendar – it marks the start of Autumn, the approach of Halloween, but more importantly it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast cancer is still the most common cancer in the UK. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime and around 11,500 of those will lose their lives to this devastating disease. So showing your support this October is as vital as ever. Getting a cancer diagnosis is hard, but this initiative is all in aid of raising money for vital scientific research and support for those affected.
From the familiar fuschia ribbon – the symbol of the campaign – to limited edition beauty products from some of the industry’s best-loved brands, October is all about the colour pink.
There are plenty of ways for you to get involved, show support and help raise funds. Want to do your bit? We’ve rounded up the (mostly pink) products that are donating to breast cancer charities during October.
The Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is quite literally the best cleanser on the planet – the thick balm removes every trace of make-up from your face. The new rose scented one makes it even better. If that’s even possible?! And of course with rose, comes the colour pink. Sales from the pink-packaged pot will go towards a £25,000 target donation from ELEMIS to Breast Cancer Care – the charity they have supported for 18 years.
A little known fact is that Philip Kingsley first created the No Scent No Colour shampoo and conditioner for his wife, Joan, after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. The hair specialist saw first hand how difficult it was for those undergoing cancer treatment to find the right shampoo and conditioner; Joan couldn’t use any products containing perfumes or colours, but still wanted to use products that made her feel good about herself.
He then created No Scent No Colour specifically for her, and it’s now available others having chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
For every 75ml bottle sold, 25p will go to breast cancer charity Look Good Feel Better, who work to support the well-being and confidence of those undergoing cancer treatment. And 50p from sales of every 250ml bottle will also be donated to the charity. Going that one step further, these donations happen throughout the year, not just October.
This hair mask is pretty darn good. The combination of coconut and fig helps to restore dry, damaged, dyed (basically really sad hair) back to it’s virginal state – hence the name. 20% of the profits from sales of their hair mask in October go to Coppafeel – the charity that helps to educate females about the signs and symptoms of the disease and to encourage regular self-checking. Along with the mask, you get a brush, which is worth £11. Winning all around really.
‘I’m the Tits’ – the slogan that’s emblazoned on Sand & Sky’s slinky pink robe. Why? Because they believe every woman should feel like they’re the tits. *Orders one for every female friend* 30% of profits made on the robe, £24.95, or the Sand & Sky Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment combo and robe combo, £49.90, goes towards Look Good Feel Better.
You always need a hair tie. Always. So why not make it one that does good? Throughout September, Invisibobble fans have been voting for an initiative closest to their hearts (you still have until Sunday to have your say) that will receive 25% of the earnings made from the sales of the above hair ties.
Having watched his wife courageously battle with breast cancer, RevitaLash C.E.O Michael Brinkenhoff M.D honours his wife’s memory by raising money from sales of the lash kits for research initiatives, including City of Hope organisation.
Show your boobs off with pride with this super dainty necklace. Layer it up with all of your other gold chains for the ultimate fashion influencer look. Half of the price of each necklace goes towards Coppafeel!
Lauren Mahon, founder of Girl Vs Cancer, is one of the hosts of chart topping podcast “You Me and the Big C.” She’s designed this fun tee for Chiquita bananas. Every penny of the £28 goes towards Coppafeel, Trekstock, Future Dreams and Look Good Feel Better.
Aveda’s beloved hand cream is perfect as we head into winter. It soothes dry hands instantly and smells divine. If you haven’t smelt the Shampure aroma yet, you’re in for a treat. £3.92 of every tube goes to cruelty-free research through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Oh my goodness this highlighter is the bomb.com. It’s super light, so it’ll never look like you’ve overdone it and suits pretty much every skin tone. And even though it’s in powder form, it has a creamy quality to it, so mimics the look of skin and gives a natural look. £6.28 of each sale goes towards The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign.
If you’re commit to a month of pink, then do it with these two shades. A whopping £13.33 from each set goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Even if you have a thick head of hair, you can benefit from using this product. It’s the dream styling product to give your blowdry lit (which everyone needs) and make it look expensive. 20% of the sales from the these bottles go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Every year Clinique releases a limited edition bottle of this moisturiser. Why is it always the same? Because it’s their most loved product that they know people will buy, which means more money goes to The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign. £7.84 of each bottle goes to the charity.
THE chicest and most useful evening bag ever. Not only has it got a blush, contour and highlighter in it, you see that gold tube at the top? That’s where your lipstick goes. The ultimate winter party essential. 20% of the profits go to The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign.
Go on, treat yourself to a new hairdryer. The GHD Air is proven to give you a sleeker, smoother and healthier blowdry. So not only will you be doing good (£10 from each hairdryer goes to Breast Cancer Now) but you’ll also be looking good.
This detoxifying mask is ideal to use in prep for a evening out or alternatively the next morning when skin needs a bit of TLC. The bubble experience is also not to missed – prime Instagram content. 20% of the purchase price goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Ahhh the classic rose scent that we all know and love. Don’t know it? Correct that immediately and do some good at the same time. £20 from each bottle goes to The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign..
If you’re gonna do a micellar water, why not make it La Mer, eh?! It’s also an entry level price for the brand, so a wee bit more accessible than some of its pricier products. Really generously, they’re donating 30% off the purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
And here are a few other feel good products for you…
Here’s to pink replacing orange as the go-to colour for October.
Do your bit.