Shop beauty products and accessories that support BCA and research
By Carla Snuggs
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many beauty brands are stepping up to give back to organizations that support breast cancer research and awareness. Here is a roundup of some Posh Beauty Blog’s favorite beauty brands and products that support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Some of the products are limited-edition and are only sold during breast cancer awareness month. Others beauty products are specifically highlighted to raise money for breast cancer organizations and beauty brands will donate a portion of the proceeds of the organization.
1. Wink Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancer
Wink’s natural eyelash and eyebrow enhancer helps women--especially those who have undergone chemotherapy--to regrow lost lashes and brows. To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, we're launching a "Buy One Give One for the Cure" campaign. For every bottle purchased in October, Wink is donating a bottle to a survivor ($39, Winknaturalcosmetics.com).
2. glō minerals Limited Edition Bronze Kiss
Achieve a natural, healthy glow all year-round while nourishing the skin with vital nutrients. The sleek, beautiful packaging features a pink engraved glō•minerals logo to further highlight support for Breast Cancer Awareness! A portion of all sales on this item will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation ($40, Gloprofessional.com).
3. HydroPeptide's Perfectly Pink Perfecting Gloss Set
HydroPeptide is offering the Perfectly Pink: Perfecting Gloss Set. This year, $5.00 from the sale of each duo sold during the month of October will be donated to the Personal Care Products Council Foundation for the benefit of their Look Good Feel Better program. Additionally, HydroPeptide donates the expertise of the company’s in-house estheticians to conduct Look Good Feel Better workshops that deal with the cosmetic effects of chemotherapy. The Perfectly Pink: Perfecting Gloss Set contains HydroPeptide’s Perfecting Gloss: Lip Enhancing Treatment in both shades –Beach Blush and Nude Pearl ($55.00, Hydropeptide.com).
4. jane iredale Smell the Roses Hydration Spray:
Introducing jane iredale Smell the Roses: jane iredale's 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness product. It represents jane iredale's seventh year of partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer®, a national education and support organization whose mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support, a mission that closely resembles that of the jane iredale brand. 100% of profits (not just proceeds) from the sale of Smell the Roses will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer®. Smell the Roses Hydration Spray ($29 janeiredale.com).
5. Gabriel Cosmetics Vibrant Pink Blush
Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc. is supporting the cause! For the entire month, 15% of all proceeds from the Gabriel Cosmetics Vibrant Pink Blush will be donated to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, one of six foundations to receive the Humane Charity Seal of Approval ($18.35, Gabrielcosmeticsinc.com).
1. Murad's Hydrate for Hope
Murad'sHydrate for Hope, a limited-edition set featuring Hydro-Dynamic(r) Ultimate Moisture in a vibrant two-toned pink cosmetic bag, is both a good deal and a good deed. For the fourth year in a row, Murad will be donating 10% from the sale of this set sold to retailers to City of Hope's breast and women's cancers research, treatment and education programs ($49.50, Murad.com).
2. Baby Quasar P!NK BQ PLUS
BQ PLUS. Baby Quasar is a pioneer in the development of LED light therapy tools for anti-aging and anti-acne. The LED anti-aging tool is available for $399 and 5% of all sales of the P!NK tool through the end of the month will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The P!NK tool is sold exclusively at Nordstrom Spas, but for one month, Nordstrom and Baby Quasar have partnered to also offer the tool on Babyquasar.com with a portion of the proceeds going to breast cancer research and awareness. Baby Quasar P!NK BQ PLUS that is available through until Oct. 31, 2014.
3. Avon ANEW Vitale Day Cream
Avon Foundation for Women has NEW fundraising products which benefit breast cancer, including Avon ANEW Vitale Day Cream. $5 is donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade ($28, Avon Foundation for Women).
4. Honeycat PURR FOR THE CURE" Mini Spa Set
Honeycat, is a line of gourmet bath, body and spa products, which uses the cat as a symbol of female strength. For BCA, Honeycat offers "PURR FOR THE CURE" mini spa set: 1- 8 oz "Coquito" coconut/rum bubble bath, 1 "Cat on a hot tin" coconut milk/mango soy candle, 1 Signature Honeycat washcloth and 1 "Grooming Day" buttermilk/honey bar soap ($30, Honeycatcosmetics.com).
1. Pureology Pure Volume Breast Cancer Awareness Kit
Join Pureology in the fight against breast cancer. In conjunction with this special limited-edition Colour Fanatic bottle and Pure Volume Breast Cancer Awareness Kit, Pureology has made a donation of $10,000 to City of Hope for breast cancer research, treatment and education. The Pure Volume Breast Cancer Awareness Kit includes: Pure Volume Shampoo 8.5 oz., Pure Volume Condition 8.5 oz., Pure Volume Instant Levitation Mist 4.9 oz. ($56, Pureology.com).
2. FHI HEAT® Platform Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Ceramic Hairstyling Iron
FHI HEAT® Platform Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Ceramic Hairstyling Iron that offers the highest quantity of tourmaline gemstones and far-infrared heat allowing for maximum conditioning and healthy heat to leave hair shiny and strong. The Limited Edition iron is the Official Breast Cancer Pink with a glamorous pink ribbon laced with Swarovski Crystals. Additionally, FHI Heat's proprietary Nano-Fuzeion(tm) technology seals the cuticle to lock in moisture, repel humidity, and eliminate frizz, while producing unmatched conditioning and shine. FHI Heat will donate a percentage of the proceeds to breast cancer research ($80, Fhiheat.com).
3. Sebastian Professional Shaper and Shaper Plus Hairspray
This year, Sebastian Professional is showing their support with the help of their most iconic product! Sebastian has created a limited edition, pink Shaper and Shaper Plus hairspray to support the cause, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Susan G. Koman Foundation. Beginning in September through October, the pink Shaper cans will be available in BSG and CosmoProf stores nationwide.
4. SoCal Curls Blush Pink Hair Tie
SoCal Curls Hair Tie allows you to get beautiful curls in as little as thirty minutes! Using curling irons and flat irons damages your hair and is time consuming, but SoCal Curls hair tie only takes a few minutes to heat, tie and wrap. The tie is filled with an organic mix that retains heat after only thirty seconds in the microwave. Wrap hair strands around it, then untie it to release your hair and achieve gorgeous curls. Just in time for BCA month, SoCal Curls has a brand new Blush hair tie and 20% of the sales proceeds will benefit the National BreastCancer Coalition ($18.99, Socalcurls.com).
5. Pink Wet-&-Dry Pocket Hair Brush and Awareness Bracelet
Angelo David Pisacreta of Angelo David Salon is offering a special fundraising package with a limited edition Pink Wet-&-Dry Pocket Hair Brush and Awareness Bracelet which come together in a pink carry bag ($18.00, Angelodavid.com). $4.00 of the proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen® Organization.
Jewelry, Accessories and More
1. Isabelle Grace Jewelry The Survivor Necklace
Isabelle Grace Jewelry's Wear and Share collection and other pink-themed pieces donate a portion of proceeds to the American Cancer Society. I love the Survivor Necklace. This gorgeous piece honors all of the women out there that have suffered through breast cancer. It features a fine (.999) silver hand-cut tag inscribed with "Survivor" on the front and "because I am" on the back. The silver is also hammered to symbolize what a woman goes through when she had/has had breast cancer, and it's also symbolic of our resilience to overcome. 25% of the proceeds from the purchase of this necklace are donated to BreastCancer.org ($85, Isabellegracejewelry.com).
2. BITS OF LOVE BOOB Ring
The BITS OF LOVE is a little bit sassy, a lot proud to give back to breast cancer research. BITS OF LOVE has partnered again this year to give 15% of it’s BOOB ring sales during the month of October to Feel Your Boobies . The handcrafted ring features two beautiful pink tourmalines set in recycled solid sterling silver ($150, Feelyourboobies.com).
3. SterlingForever.com Jewelry
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the fashion jewelry site SterlingForever.com is donating 25% of proceeds on the following pink accessories to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
4. KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolate
Kohler has recently released the latest delicacy in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Strawberry Balsamic Rare Facet. This delightful treat is a dark chocolate shell filled with a dark chocolate ganache of strawberry puree and aged, tart balsamic vinegar and airbrushed soft pin. This exquisite delicacy can be purchased online until October 31. A portion of proceeds of each box sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The Strawberry Balsamic Rare Facet is sold as a 4-piece ($9.99, KohlerChocolates.com),
5. Paula & Chlo Lolo Minis and Pouches
Paula & Chlo joins the fight against breast cancer with an assortment of pink-themed cosmetics bags that donate a whopping 100% of profits to B4BC (Boarding for Breast Cancer), a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to providing breast cancer education, prevention and support programs. The collection features four bags, in four different color options and two "Mini" or "Pouch" sizes. The BCA MINI'S ($28) are little cases are the perfect size for a lip gloss and credit cards. The BCA POUCHES are large enough to hold all essential cosmetics on the go ($35) Purchase: Paulaandchlo.com
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