As October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the beauty industry is kicking into high gear with a wide variety of products to raise breast cancer awareness through related charities. In its second part, this column will continue to highlight inspirational points of view from experts in the field and showcase fab products in support of the cause.
Suki Kramer supports Breast Cancer Awareness by partnering with Breast Cancer Action. She started her company in 2002 in Northampton, MA. suki® products are cruelty-free, vegan (with the exception of beeswax), and use sustainable packaging. She sources fair trade, organic, biodynamic and local ingredients whenever possible by considering fuel emissions and travel distances. Her product line has fans in celebrities such as Eva Longoria, Tom Hanks, Edie Falco, Hayden Panettiere and others, due to her innovative approach to skin care.
suki® clinically-proven natural solutions® skin care is excited to partner with Breast Cancer Action by donating 100% of profits from the sale of exfoliate foaming cleanser to the organization. “BCA is dedicated to providing real education and support to those in treatment and recovery as well as to families and friends. They provide information about so many aspects that surround this disease – from the latest in medical treatments, to carcinogens in what we ingest, to preventative measures, to how to find support in your community,” says Suki Kramer, Founder, President and Formulator of suki, inc.
ORLY supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their Pretty in Pink Collection for which 20% of the profits will go towards Cancer Schmancer. Cancer Schmancer, founded by actress and cancer survivor Fran Drescher, focuses on education, prevention and early detection of cancer. The three nail lacquer shades are available starting in October.
For the sixth consecutive year, Shiseido Cosmetics America will partner with Cosmetic Executive Women to support their philanthropic arm, Cancer and Careers. By donating $5 for every Lacquer Rouge in Disco sold in October, Shiseido will give back to the non-profit organization dedicated to supporting working women living with cancer.
jane iredale celebrates its fifth year of partnership with the national education and support organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Every year for the past five years, jane iredale has introduced a special product with 100% of the profits from sales going to the LBBC. Cherish Lip Fixation is a two-in-one product with a pink lip stain on one end and a shimmery gloss on the other.
Palmer’s, makers of the classic Cocoa Butter Formula skin care products, is going pink once again. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Palmer’s will donate 15% of sales of specially-marked bottles—with a minimum donation of $100,000, to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
SHE by SO.CAP.USA Pink Hair For Hope extensions help raise funds for BCA. Their 7th Annual Pink Hair For Hope campaign goes through October. Clients in participating salons who donate $10 or more to Pink Hair For Hope receive a pink hair extension. As in years past, 100% of net proceeds benefit various breast cancer charities.
BIOLAGE supports the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research with the Colorcaretherapie BCA Kit. Biolage has packaged together the cult-favorite Colorcaretherapie collection for just $11.95, including Shampoo, Conditioner, Color Bloom Masque and Shine Shake Spray. $1 from the purchase of each kit will be donated to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
Bobbi Brown introduces her Pink Peony Set in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Pink Peony is paired with a Mini Face Blender Brush. Bobbi Brown will be donating $10 from the sale of each set during the month of October to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
And if you’re looking for a gift idea, Nordstrom and glassybaby have partnered up to present Evelyn, a pink glass votive candle. glassybaby founder Lee Rhodes, a three-time cancer survivor, is donating 10% of the purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.