With Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming up this October, beauty brands across the country are stepping up to support this vital cause.
The annual health campaign, which has promoted public understanding of the disease and fundraised for its research and treatment since its inauguration in 1985, has drawn the support of both big-name and indie cosmetic companies for decades —and 2021 is no exception.
After nearly one million women missed their breast cancer checks due to the pandemic, there's never been a more important time to discuss this widespread issue. In the UK alone, a woman is diagnosed with the disease every 10 minutes, while approximately 11,500 women die every year from it. Just last month, Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding passed away from the illness, after being diagnosed the previous year. Her tragic death aged 39 has been followed by Julia Bradbury's 'shattering' breast cancer diagnosis a few weeks ago, reminding us all of just how prevalent this disease is.
If you're looking to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a small gesture, you might like to buy from a brand that's backing the campaign. Not sure where to start? Don't worry—we've rounded up some of our favorite breast cancer awareness beauty products to make it easier.
Jane Iredale HydroPure Hyaluronic Lip Gloss in Pink Glacé
With glossy lips back in style after a matte-heavy few years (thank you, Gen Z!), we’re officially on the hunt for our next go-to pout plumper. If you’re looking for a more natural option this fall, we might have found just the ticket.
Elemental Herbology x The Pink Ribbon Foundation Calm & Soothe Collection
If you’re looking for effective natural skincare without breaking the bank, this next one might be for you. Holistic beauty brand Elemental Herbology has teamed up with The Pink Ribbon Foundation to create a limited edition trilogy of its bestselling products, complete with a Breast Self-Check Guide to empower people to detect symptoms of cancer.
The Pink Ribbon Foundation Calm & Soothe Collection £50 ($68) | Elemental Herbology
The Calm & Soothe Collection includes an antioxidant hydration mist, a neroli and rose demask body cream, and an aromatherapy candle—all of which are designed to reduce stress and pamper the skin. For every £50 ($68) kit sold, £5 ($7) will be donated to the charity.
Lady Showbiz Pink Ribbon Polish
Having nailed the art of home pedicures over lockdown (geddit?), we’ve come to appreciate the value of good quality polishes in recent months. High-end nail varnishes often last longer and dry quicker than their cheaper alternatives, thanks to their superior paint and smoother consistency. If you’re looking to invest in one, we recommend trying a classic color, like Lady Showbiz’s Pink Sensation.
Dr. PAWPAW Tinted Peach Pink Balm & Dr.PAWPAW Tinted Hot Pink Balm
If you like to get multiple purposes out of your makeup, you might want to check out Dr. PAWPAW’s line this October.
Tinted Peach Pink Balm & Dr.PAWPAW Tinted Hot Pink Balm 25ml, £6.95 ($9.50) | Dr. PAWPAW
The brand will donate 20% of the profits on its Dr.PAWPAW tinted 25ml balms in Peach Pink and Hot Pink to the Look Good Feel Better charity, an organization that helps women undergoing cancer treatment to feel beautiful through cosmetic workshops.
Scientia Limited Edition Pure Clarity Targeted Blemish Paste
From period breakouts to menopausal acne, women don’t exactly have it easy when it comes to their skin. While good sleep hygiene, stress management, and a healthy diet can all be game-changers when it comes to preventing spots, sometimes you just want a quick fix to banish those unwanted pimples.
Limited Edition Pure Clarity Targeted Blemish Paste, £16 ($22) | Scientia
Scientia’s Limited Edition Pure Clarity Targeted Blemish Paste offers an overnight solution to unwanted flare-ups, drawing the sebum out of your pores with a trio of Mother Earth’s clays while you snooze. And the best part? All proceeds of the £16 tub go to The Pink Ribbon Foundation.
Bobbi Brown Proud to Be Pink Crushed Oil-Infused Duo
Still looking for lip gloss recommendations? Luckily for you, Bobbi Brown has released two products in its Proud to Be Pink Crushed Oil-Infused Duo—and we’re already torn between which one we like more. The US cosmetics giant has married bestsellers Love Letter and New Romantic for the luscious kit, which you can purchase for £29.50 a pop.
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Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
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