Each year in Britain almost 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. And in this month alone, 1,000 people in the UK will die from the disease.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with various beauty brands doing their bit for breast cancer charities. Buying one of these products means some of your cash will help the breast cancer groups and organisations involved. So here is just some of what is out there this October.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer has joined forces with a number of big brands, including beauty giant Avon and ghd, and is launching exclusive products to raise money for the charity. Avon’s Ultra Glazewear lip gloss in the juicy pink shade, Pink Watermelon is available for £3.50 (RRP £6.50) during the month. It is available to buy via www.avon.uk.com and each one bought carries a £1 donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
In the last 11 years, sales of ghd pink stylers have raised more than £8 million for breast cancer charities around the world. This year once again the company has joined the fight, with £10 from every sale of its limited edition ghd V Coral Bird of Paradise styler gift set, £129, going to Breakthrough. The Coral Bird of Paradise styler is available to buy from premier salons and via www.ghd.com.
And bareMinerals has teamed up with the beauty industry’s own breast cancer charity, Look Good Feel Better, to launch an exclusive pink lipgloss. The limited edition Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Survivor is a flattering carnation pink shade with shea, avocado and murumuru butters to help hydrate and smooth lips. Available from bareMinerals counters and www.bareminerals.co.uk, the lipgloss costs £16, and £5 from each one goes to Look Good Feel Better.
Luxury skincare brand Elemis is supporting Breast Cancer Care and has pledged a £10,000 donation to the charity. It has launched its Limited Edition fuchsia pink Sparkling Beauty Collection, £50, and a specially designed limited edition 100ml version of its best-selling anti-ageing moisturiser, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, £99 (worth £160).
Fans of body moisturisers, look out for Palmer’s two pink bottled versions of its popular products – the Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion, £3.59 or the Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion For Stretch Marks, £4.99. Each results in a 25p donation to Breast Cancer Care.
Keep hands soft and moisturised while doing your bit for charity courtesy of Crabtree & Evelyn’s 60 Second Fix For Hands Kit: Hand Recovery and Hand Therapy. Coming in two sizes, the kit is a two-step process beginning with the Hand Recovery. This cleanses, exfoliates and moisturises hands, then is supplemented by the shea butter-based Hand Therapy hand cream. The 25g set costs £7, with a 50p donation to Breast Cancer Care and the 100g set is £22, with a £1 donation to the same charity.
For those who fancy a little bit more, there’s the Pamper Me Pink spa days. A £5 donation will go from each spa day and voucher purchased and will go towards Breast Cancer Care. To find a spa, visit www.pampermepink.co.uk.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign founded by Evelyn Lauder has raised £33m globally, of which £26m has funded 166 Breast Cancer Research Foundation research projects.
This year’s the Evelyn Lauder Dream Collection includes the Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact, the Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin, Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Color Collection and a special version of the Advanced Night Repair. Each one features a donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.