One in 11 Latinas will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s time to go pink and support the cause! Here are some great picks that give back:
1. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: Glam Glow
Glow Mud Mask
Make your skin glow and feel great on the inside with this special edition of GLAMGLOW’s original mask, Cure Sexy. The mask two-time winner of the Neiman Marcus beauty awards and one of Sephora’s top-selling products. The mud mask tightens pores and brightens skin, and 25 percent of all profits will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
2. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: Julep
Julep Nail Polish
This October Julep will release “Edith” created in honor of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. The nail color, a cherry blossom pink crème with holographic glitter, will support the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation and their “Powered by Girlfriends” program.
3. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: Skinn
This awesome Skinn Cosmetics scrub, made with real sugar and a special butter blend, is amazing at exfoliating (no more chapped lips!). The best part about adding this to your beauty routine? Skinn Cosmetics will donate 100 percent of sales (not profits, every cent of every sale will be donated!) of their Sugar Lips - Polishing Scrub for Lips & Laugh Lines to support Bright Pink, the national nonprofit focused on risk reduction and early detection of breast cancer in young women.
4. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: Darphin
Darphin Body Lotion
Darphin Silky Moisturizing Lotion Essential Body Beauty is offering a charm in the form of a pink ribbon to support the cause. For every cream purchased, Darphin will make a donation of 20 percent of the purchase price to the Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign. This donation is aimed at encouraging further cancer research and screening initiatives, whether this is in the form of scanning or genetic testing.
5. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: Chromatic Gallerie
If you’re going to buy a pair of shoes, you might as well make it count! Pick any color pump you want, and for the month of October, CHROMATICgallerie is donating 10 percent of their shoe sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Just enter NBCAM10 at checkout.
6. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: Cosabella
Pick up some pretty lace soft bras or hotpants, and know you’re doing good. The Never Say Never soft bra ($62) and Hotpant ($43) come in a wave of fluorescent colors, that actually glow under a black light! Pick one up and 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to Bra Ha Ha, an organization that promotes and raises awareness about breast health.
$42 - $62, cosabella.com
7. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: Nails Inc.
Nails Inc. Paint Your Pinkie Pink
This October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Nails Inc. has partnered with designer Matthew Williamson and model and actress Poppy Delevingne to create two, limited edition polishes exclusively for Breast Cancer Campaign. For every bottle sold, $1 will be donated to BCC, to help raise vital funds to support its life-saving research into the disease.
$9.50, Available at Sephora.com
8. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: Matrix
MATRIX BCA Hairsprays
MATRIX is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering a selection of hairsprays for women with any and every hair type, from thin that needs a boost to thick and curly that needs to be tamed. The packaging and logos have been updated to support the cause for four of the brand’s cult-favorite ranges: Biolage, Design Pulse, Total Results and Vavoom. MATRIX is providing 10 percent of sales to The Susan G. Kromen Breast Cancer Foundation.
$11 - $16, visit Matrix.com for salon locations
9. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: Elemis
Elemis Think Pink Beauty Heroes
This kit includes an award-winning, pro-collagen cream, a neck and bust lifting treatment, cleansing balm and illuminating balm. Proceeds from every kit sold will be included in a $15K donation to the Breast Cancer Care fund to help the organization continue to offer support and information to anyone affected.
10. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: Tweezerman
Tweezerman 2013 BCA Precision in Pink Slant Tweezer
Nothing is better than Tweezerman tweezers, so pick some up and do give back! $1.00 from the sale of each limited edition Precision in Pink Slant Tweezer will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the CEW Cancer and Careers organizations among other charities throughout the country.
11. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: H&M
H&M Pink Goodies
Head to your local H&M, and pick up some pink goodies – including beanies and mirrors—and 25 percent of all sales during the month of October will go directly to the American Cancer Society® to support its important work in the areas of breast cancer research, awareness, and patient services.
12. Bikini: Jennifer Lopez
Wowza! The 44-year-old looked smokin' hot while hanging out in the Hamptons with friend Leah Remini.
13. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: Salon
Now in its 8th year, clients who donate $10 or more to Pink Hair For Hope at a participating salon, will receive a 100 percent natural, pink SHE by SO.CAP.USA hair extension (either clip-in or bonded). This national initiative donates 100% of net proceeds from the campaign to various breast cancer charities and to date has raised over $2.3 million dollars!
14. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: IMAN
IMAN Pink Luxury Lip Stain
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, IMAN Cosmetics is partnering with Sisters Network’s Young Sister Initiative by donating $20,000 of profits generated from the IMAN Pink Luxury Lip Stain during the month of October.
Sisters Network Young Sisters Initiative (YSI) was designed to give female breast cancer survivors with skin of color under the age of 45 information and resources about breast cancer. Programs in the initiative include Twitter chats for young survivors, webinars focusing on current breast cancer trends, “Ask the Doctor” sessions, and weekly cocktail hours to increase dialogue among survivors.
15. Breast Cancer Awareness Products: True Religion
True Religion Jeans
Do good and look good. To support BCA, True Religion is offering the Halle jean in a pastel pink with light white ribbons. Pair with a chunky white sweater for fall and look great while True Religion donates 10 percent of the retail sales to Susan G. Komen with a guaranteed minimum donation of $35,000.
$198, truereligionbrandjeans.com (and available in stores)