Think Pink: 20 Must-Have Products to Buy During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off today. Of course, it’s important to raise awareness about breast cancer throughout the year. But October is when there’s a big push to shop to support the cause. That’s because fashion and beauty brands donate part (or all) of the proceeds of certain items to help the cause.
Whether you’re looking to finally try that cult skin care product or you’re on the hunt for a new lip gloss color, there’s a beauty product for you. But it’s not only skin care and makeup. There are also plenty of covet-worthy fashion finds. We’re talking comfy dresses, bras and even leggings. Not to mention stylish accessories. Why not buy your silk scarves, bracelets, necklaces and footwear from brands that are giving back? If you fall into the procrastinator category, you’ll be pleased to hear that many brands plan on continuing to donate even after October wraps up in order to maximize donations.
See below to shop 20 must-have products that support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Buy them for yourself or wrap up your holiday gift shopping now. The fact that your purchases are for a good cause will only make those on your list happier.
Amika Un.done Volume and Matte Texture Spray, $25 at Amika
The brand’s best-selling spray is basically bedhead in a bottle. Now it comes in limited-edition packaging. For every purchase, $2 goes to HairToStay, a nonprofit that helps cancer patients afford scalp cooling treatment.
Jimmy Choo LOVE 100 Pink Pointed Pump With JC Emblem, $795 at Jimmy Choo
As if you need another reason to buy a pair of Choos. But you’ll be happy to hear that 20 percent of the purchase price of these perfectly pink pumps will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Ralph Lauren Romance Pink Pony Edition, $98 at Ralph Lauren
If you love peonies, you’re going to love this fragrance. It highlights the flower and enhances its aroma with sparkling bergamot essences accented by touches of ginger, sheer white musks and creamy woods. Plus, 100 percent of profits are earmarked for the Pink Pony Fund.
Ann Taylor Floral Silk Little Scarf, $49.50 at Ann Taylor
Silk scarves are musts for fall. This colorful take comes with an added bonus. Now through October 31, 50 percent of the purchase price will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Elemis Limited Edition Supersize Skin Bliss Capsules, $150 at Elemis
Elemis’ antioxidant-rich day and night facial oils come in convenient capsules. Not to mention in a limited-edition floral jar. So you can fight the visible signs of aging while supporting The Pink Agenda since Elemis promises to donate a minimum of $25,000.
Journelle Romy Demi Bra in Flamingo, $78 at Journelle
This floral demi bra is (almost) too cute to cover up. From now through the end of next September, Journelle will donate 15 percent of the retail sales price of each bra sold to Susan G. Komen.
ghd Helios 1875W Professional Hair Dryer in Rose Pink, $259 at ghd
The brand’s professional-quality dryer will get your locks super smooth and adds 30 percent more shine. And $10 of every purchase will be donated to Keep A Breast Foundation, which raises awareness of breast health education and the importance of self-checking.
Gorjana Carmel Necklace, $85 at Gorjana
Whether you’re a necklace layering expert or more of a minimalist fan when it comes to your jewelry, this braided piece will slot nicely into your collection. This year Gorjana’s giving 50 percent of every purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Clinique Great Skin, Great Cause: Limited-Edition Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, $45 at Clinique
Winter is coming. So now’s the time to pick up Clinique’s dermatologist-developed moisturizing lotion. You’ll feel great since your skin will be hydrated and because Clinique is donating $10 from the purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Vitamin A West Organic Rib Tank Dress in Light Pink Organic Rib, $138 at Vitamin A
What’s better than a super soft, sustainable dress? Why, a super soft, sustainable dress that donates $5 to Keep A Breast Foundation through October.
Pacific Shaving Company 2 Pack Pink Shaving Cream, $15.99 at Pacific Shaving Company
Pacific Shaving Company’s shaving creams are notoriously rich and moisturizing. Now with 10 percent of the proceeds from each sale supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation all year long, you definitely want to stock up.
SheWarrior Flower Power Legging, $85 at SheWarrior
Made with 88 percent recycled poly and 12 percent spandex fabric, these floral leggings move with you and keep you cool. Plus, 30 percent of proceeds during the month of October will be donated to City of Hope.
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Powerful Pinks Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Duo, $37 at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
These high-shine glosses boast a blend of botanical oils ensuring your kisser stays kissable. The limited-edition pink packaging will stand out on your vanity and a portion of every sale will be given to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.
DY x BCRF Renaissance Bracelet in Pink Aluminum, $395 at David Yurman
This pink aluminum bracelet really makes a statement. And since 20 percent of the purchase price will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Fund during the month of October, you’ll love showing it off.
La Mer Crème de la Mer The Moisturizing Cream, $190 at Bloomingdale’s
There’s a reason why La Mer’s products are considered the crème de la crème. Especially this moisturizer that reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles as it hydrates. La Mer plans on donating 100 percent of the purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation this month.
Laura Geller Fran's Favorites Kit, $68 at Laura Geller
From primer to foundation to blush and even eyeliner, this kit has you covered. Plus, 20 percent of proceeds with benefit Cancer Schmancer.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair With Pink Ribbon Sleeve Serum + Limited Edition Collectible, $89.25 at Macy’s
The pink camo sleeve makes this age-fighting serum even more covetable. Estée Lauder will donate 20 percent of the purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, $142 at Jo Malone London
Peonies are beautifully blended with red apple, jasmine, rose, gillyflower and blush suede. You know what else is pretty sweet? The fact that Jo Malone London will donate 50 percent of its purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream, $49 at Dr. Jart+
Thanks to the brand’s proprietary microbiome complex, this cream improves skin’s defenses against dryness. Every single time you rub it on you can take comfort in the fact that 100 percent of the purchase price will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The Better Skin Co. Porefekter Pore Refining + Clarifying BI-Phase Serum, $36 at The Better Skin Co.
Banish dull skin and reduce the appearance of pores via this serum. As if that wasn’t enough, this October 100 percent of the purchase price goes to The Breasties.