It’s officially October, and as well as a pinch and a punch, I want to give you an idea of some of the best products around that help you look gorgeous while you donate money to Breast Cancer Research charities as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here’s my top five…
5. Paint for Life!
Beauty UK ran a competition with their fans to design and name a nail polish shade just for fun. Then one of their followers came up with an idea that spawned the biggest charity partnership they’ve ever been involved in! As a result, they’ve joined forces with Cancer Research UK, the UK’s leading cancer charity, and pledged to raise a minimum of £50,000 for Breast Cancer Research in the next 12 months!
Product: Paint for life nail polish trio
Price: £5.99 per set
Donation: For every single set sold, £1 will be donated directly to Cancer Research UK
Stockist: Available in Superdrug stores nationwide and at beautyukcosmetics.com
4. Light Relief
Aveda has introduced a limited edition Hand Relief for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The product includes meadowfoam seed oil to provide hydration to dry and chapped skin while maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier without a heavy or greasy feeling.
It also includes Vitamins A and E to help protect skin from environmental aggressors, lactic acid from sugar beet to remove dry and damaged skin, licorice extract to brighten the appearance of freckles and age spots without irritation; and Glycerin and andiroba oil for moisture and relief for dry, stressed skin.
Product: Limited Edition Hand Relief Cream
Donation: £2 from the sale of each cream in the UK during October will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Stockist: Available in Aveda salons, spas, stores and online
3. Happy Chappy
This special edition Cherry ChapStick is SPF 15 and provides protection from UV rays while helping raise money for charity. The limited edition pink stick combines a mix of Carnauba Wax, Beeswax and Camphor, and can be applied throughout the day to keep lips hydrated and soft. The Breast Cancer Care ChapStick twin pack can be bought from supermarkets and pharmacies, is priced at £2.49, and will be available from September in readiness for October Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Product: Special Edition Cherry ChapStick
Donation:20p from each sale will go to Breast Cancer Care
Stockist: available from Supermarkets and Pharmacies chapstick.co.uk
2. Pretty in pink
Created exclusively for Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, Elemis continues its support of Breast Cancer Care by pledging £10,000 to help continue their work that offers support and information to anyone who is affected by breast cancer.
Product: Think Pink Beauty Kit including Elemis limited edition Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust ‘Boob Tube’ 15ml, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream in exclusive pink jar 30ml, and Skin Nourishing Shower Cream 50ml.
Price: £29.90 (worth £59.80)
Donation: Elemis are pledging 10k to breast cancer care this year regardless of how many kits they sell
Stockist: available from www.elemis.com
1. Softly softly
Palmer’s is supporting Breast Cancer Care for the third year running by turning their best selling body lotion pink! They’ve committed to raising £20,000 which will bring their total donation to more than £100,000 since the partnership began.
Product: Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion
Donation: 30p for every bottle sold will go to Breast Cancer Care
Stockist: available in branches of Boots, leading supermarkets and stockists nationwide
Which one will you choose?