If you’ve noticed more talk of breast cancer online, it’s probably because the entire month of October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness month. Considering the fact that 1 in 8 women will contract breast cancer within in her lifetime, spreading awareness of the breast cancer warning signs, connecting women with resources for early screenings, and raising funds for breast cancer research and treatment are all incredibly important aims.
Luckily, we’re living in a time when many American brands and organizations regularly funnel funding towards breast cancer prevention, particularly during October. In fact, an impressive handful of beauty brands are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month through scaled donations and campaigns.
In order to save you a confusing spiderweb of Google searches, we’ve gathered the top beauty brands taking steps to support Breast Cancer Awareness:
Baby Foot is a natural foot exfoliant that uses 17 natural extracts to transform your feet back into baby feet (but adult size). During October, 10 percent of proceeds from their Limited-Edition Pink Box ($25) will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
In support of the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, La Mer will donate $17 from the purchase price of this limited-edition 15ml Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream ($85) with a maximum donation of $53,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation from now through December 31st.
For the month of October, you can purchase a three-pack of refreshing cactus collagen-infused Honest Hazel eye-gels ($12) and 20 percent of the sales will be donated towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
All October long, Crystal Hills is donating 50 percent of the proceeds from any product in the Crystal Hills Love Collection to The Pink Fund, which provides financial support to breast cancer patients. We recommend the Crystal Love Body Serum ($58).
In support of the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign’s 25th Anniversary, Estée Lauder will donate 100 percent of the suggested retail price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation from the Pink Ribbon Knockout Eyes Collection ($35). That’s a solid contribution.
Also taking part in the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, Clinique will donate $10 from the purchase price of Great Skin, Great Cause ($39) with a maximum donation of $475,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Yet another participant in the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, Origins will donate $50,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Purchase of Origins products will not impact the amount of the donation, but showing support during this month definitely signals your appreciation. The Limited-Edition Drink Up Night Mask ($27) will only be available until December 31st.
In support of (you guessed it already) the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, Bobbi Brown will donate $11 from the purchase price of the Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($55). Set with a maximum donation of $90,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation from now until March 31, 2018.
Smashbox will donate $5 from the BCA Radiance with Hyaluronic Acid Primer ($39) up to a maximum of $20,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Hell yeah. Smashbox is also part of the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign.
Bumble and Bumble will donate 20% of the retail price of their limited-edition Pink Ribbon Thickening Spray ($29), with a maximum donation of $50,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We’re into it. Bumble and Bumble is participating in the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign as well.
The October/November Love Goodly subscription box ($29.95) includes a door hanger from Keep A Breast, reminding you to check your breasts for lumps or any early warning signs of breast cancer. As with all of their surprise goodie boxes, the October/November box is completely cruelty-free and includes almost $104 worth of beauty, skin care, and wellness products.
For the month of October, Kiehl’s is running a #KissTheCure social media campaign. All you have to do is post a kissing photo (kiss marks, a kissy face, whatever your interpretation is) onto Instagram and include the tags #Kiehls and #KissTheCure, and Kiehl’s will donate $1 to Bright Pink and The Brem Foundation. This gives us the perfect reason to grab another Kiehl’s Kiss the Cure Butterstick Lip Treatment Duo ($32) because the brand will also donate 100 percent of net profits (up to $25,000) to Bright Pink.