By Hannah Muehlberger
This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and some of our favorite beauty brands are celebrating by having limited “pink” editions to spread awareness. About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 13%) will develop invasive breast cancer throughout their lifetime. For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer. A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) diagnosed with breast cancer. Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it. To keep on top of your breast help, simply do self-checks on your breasts, get a physical regularly, and if you are over 40 and have a history of breast cancer in your family, get a mammogram once a year. Beauty brands are coming together to help spread awareness and donate to help support breast cancer research.
- Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum
A very popular product on the market, for this October, Estee Lauder has created a pink sleeve bottle, but its charitable contributions last far beyond just Breast Cancer Awareness month. Through June 30, 2023 (or until supplies last), 20 percent of the purchase price (up to $261,000) will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). With its exclusive, multi-dimensional technology, this formula harnesses the restorative power of night to deliver accelerated visible renewal. This fast-penetrating serum reduces the look of multiple signs of aging caused by the environmental assaults of modern life. Skin looks smoother and less lined, younger, more radiant, and even-toned. Reveal beautiful, healthy-looking skin today. Buy it on Estée Lauder’s website here.
2. Dr. Jart’s Cicapair Tiger Grass Intensive Repair Mask
For this month, Tiger Grass is turning Tiger Pink! This moisturizing gel mask instantly soothes skin and visibly improves texture and radiance overnight, so you wake up to soft, glowing skin. You can use it to slug, too. Green Repair Solution™ with Centella Asiatica (a.k.a. Tiger Grass) and a blend of herbs, minerals, a humectant, and a probiotic ferment to soothe and moisturize skin. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr.Jart+ will donate 100% of the purchase price of the limited-edition Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask Pink Ribbon Edition with a maximum donation of $10,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) from 10/01/22 – 6/30/23, or until supplies last. BCRF is dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Buy it on Dr. Jart’s website here.
3. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Meet the ultimate anti-aging cream that is giving people the confidence to go makeup-free. Clinically proven to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, this super moisturizing, yet ultra-lightweight gel cream delivers essential hydration for younger-looking skin. Formulated with powerful marine and plant-based actives, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream helps improve the feeling of firmness and elasticity for a radiant and rejuvenated appearance. This limited edition product is featured in a large 100ml size. The bespoke watercolor ombré design featured on the jar and keepsake box signifies unity, empathy, and progression in the fight against breast cancer. Pretty enough to be kept out on display on your vanity, this meaningful skincare essential supports an inspiring mission. Buy it on the Elemis website here.
4. Bobbi Brown Oil-Infused Gloss Duo
This limited edition Proud To Be Pink lip gloss comes in a set of nonsticky lip glosses infused with nutrient-rich botanical oils and wrapped in a limited-edition design for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These lip glosses give a burst of ultra-shiny color that glides on smoothly. The nonsticky, moisturizing formula contains a blend of nutrient-rich botanical oils for a cushiony, comfortable feel and high-impact shine. These lip glosses come in the colors Bellini and Free Spirit. 100% of the purchase price of each Proud To Be Pink Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Duo (sold anywhere) will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), with a maximum donation of $110,000 from September 6, 2022, to June 30, 2023, or while supplies last. Buy it on Nordstorm’s website here.
5. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protector Primer
Though summer is over, that doesn’t mean the sun will be going away. Bumble and Bumble’s bestselling Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer gets a pretty powerful update with this limited-edition pink design. For each one sold, Bumble and bumble will donate 50%* to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® with a maximum donation of $80,000 from 9/6/22 to 6/30/23, or until supplies last. BCRF is dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. This sublime leave-in treatment defrizzes, detangles, protects, and conditions dry, coarse, or brittle hair. This top-selling leave-in treatment is blended with six featherlight oils, to help soften, silken, tame, defrizz, detangle, and protect against breakage. Plus, it contains UV protection to help shield hair from the drying effects of the sun. Buy it on Bumble and Bumble’s website here.
6. Clinique Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
Clinique offers a limited edition Great Skin, Great Cause Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator. Fan-favorite Moisture Surge™ 100H in a limited-edition design to honor and support breast cancer awareness. Refreshing, oil-free gel cream with hyaluronic acid and aloe bio-ferment deeply hydrates for skin that looks plump and glowing. It’s lightweight yet sinks into the skin for lasting hydration. Each purchase includes a $10 donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. Perfect for Very Dry to Dry, Dry Combination, Combination Oily, and Oily skin. Buy it here on Clinique’s website.
7. Jane Iredale Balmy Glow Time® Blush Stick
Jane Iredale not only makes products that support women in looking and feeling their best, but we also support local organizations with a similar mission. Through community service and meaningful partnerships, they proudly give back in ways that empower us all. This year’s charitable product is a Limited Edition Balmy Glow Time Blush Stick. A creamy, multitasking blush stick in brilliant berry rose for a natural, radiant flush. 100% of profits from sales support women in cancer recovery through their partner, Look Good Feel Better. Look Good Feel Better® is an exceptional program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage appearance-related side effects of treatment so they can face their diagnoses with greater confidence. This cream blush sticks to cheeks and lips in brilliant berry rose. Buy this product on their website here.
8. ERNO LASZLO Hydra-Therapy Memory Gel Sleep Mask
This weightless overnight mask delivers unprecedented hydration by locking in vital nutrients while you rest. A true breakthrough in beauty sleep, this NASA-inspired memory gel texture formulated with antioxidant-rich Prickly Pear and Vitamin E, melts into your complexion, replenishing the moisture skin can lose overnight. For October, 100% of the purchase price of the Hydra-Therapy Memory Gel Sleep Mask will be donated to The Pink Agenda in support of breast cancer research. Buy it on their website here.
9. Sigma Pretty In Pink Set
Created in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this limited-edition set features a gorgeous 9-shade eyeshadow palette, a best-selling blending brush, and hydrating liquid lipstick. All in travel-friendly sizes, these must-have pink products allow you to create stunning looks on the go while supporting a beautiful cause. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to The Pink Fund®. A lovely mix of 9 jewel-tone pink and red hues, with lightweight satin-matte lip color in a dreamy pink rouge. Buy it on Sigma here.
10. Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extension
Thrive Causemetics not only celebrates BCAM but all year round. Since 2015, Thrive Causemetics has given millions in products and cash to more than 400 Giving Partners. Founder/CEO Karissa Bodnar created Thrive Causemetics after losing her best friend to cancer, and it is still a cause she holds close to and supports all year round. Thrive’s first product created was an eyelash adhesive safe enough for sensitive and immunocompromised eyes to use, specifically because she knew that women who had lost their eyelashes due to chemotherapy needed a product just for them. Their lash glue and false lashes are now some of their best-selling products and last month they launched a new Liquid Lash Extensions Lash Serum to help people safely re-grow their lashes. Gentle yet effective, this high-performance formula provides transformative results with lash-loving ingredients. Their vegan lash serum promotes longer- and fuller-looking lashes while conditioning and hydrating the eye area to help prevent irritation to the skin. Liquid Lash Extensions™ Lash Serum is dermatologist-, ophthalmologist-, and allergy-tested and formulated with sensitive skin in mind. If you have known allergies or sensitivities, it is recommended to consult the full ingredient list or perform a patch test. Buy it on their website here!
Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month!