October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Millions of people are
afflicted by this terrible disease each year. To help in the fight
against breast cancer, many beauty companies have teamed up with
organizations that support breast cancer research and will be donating
a portion of their proceeds to finding a cure. Throughout the month of
October, when you buy the products featured in this series, you’ll be
doing your part to find a cure too.
C.O. Bigelow Cancer Vixen Mentha Lip Tint in Pink Mint
Cartoonist and breast cancer survivor Marisa Acocella Marchetto created the designs for each of the products in the Cancer Vixen collection. Our fave is the brand’s signature lip balm, which leaves our pouts feeling so silky smooth. $250,000 from sales will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
$7.50 at bathandbodyworks.com
OPI Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer
Looking for the perfect shade of pink for your next mani? Here it is. And even better, the bottle is decorated with the signature pink ribbon so you can show your dedication to this cause. $25,000 from sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
$8.50, opi.com for store info
Philosophy Shower for the Cure
We love multipurpose products, so the fact that this creamy goodness can be used as a shower gel, bubble bath or shampoo totally excites and intrigues us. 100 percent of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
$20 at philosophy.com
Murad Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector SPF 15
We have so many lipglosses in our arsenal, we’ve lost count. But this one is always at the top of our list — because not only does it smell and taste great, it makes our lips feel nourished and conditioned all day long! 10 percent of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
$16.50 at sephora.com
Anastasia Limited Edition Swarovski Pink Ribbon Precision Tweezers
We already have four pairs of Anastasia tweezers littered around our bathrooms and makeup bags — we swear it! — but this pair, with a gorgeous pink ribbon emblazoned in glittering Swarovski crystals, is easily making its way into our stash. 50 percent of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to The Entertainment Industry Foundation – Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
$33 at nordstrom.com
Zensual Asian Lychee Blossom Candle
Let the heady scent permeate your bedroom while you feel good about doing your part to cure this terrible disease. 30 percent of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Libby Ross Foundation.
$36 at zensual.com