Breast Cancer Awareness Month: a roundup of beauty products with donations

Lots of brands have limited edition products...

pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness month
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October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The month-long initiative is marked across the world to increase attention and support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as early detection and treatment and care of the disease.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK, with one woman diagnosed every 10 minutes. According to UK charity Breast Cancer Now, that’s almost 5,000 every month. And this year it's more important than ever to get involved. The charity says on its website, "For months, coronavirus put many areas of breast cancer on pause. Now more than ever, we need people, communities and businesses across the UK to help us press play on breast cancer research and care.

"From campaigning, volunteering and fundraising, to our life-changing care, support and world-class research, we’re going all out to raise money, raise awareness and make sure people affected by breast cancer know we’re here for them."

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, a number of beauty brands have brought out limited edition products to donate proceeds towards breast cancer research and charities. In terms of makeup, Estee Lauder has a limited edition product, whereas in the world of skincare Aveda, Elemis and La Mer have deals on products to contribute to the initiative. On the hair and fragrance side of things, GHD and Jo Malone have their own collections and products for the campaign.

Of course, the initiative is not limited to beauty. There are a whole host of other brands offering products with proceeds going to these important causes - but we’re shining a light on the deals in the world of beauty, as there are some great ones to discover. Lots of online products are marked with the pink ribbon - a universally recognised symbol for breast cancer, which symbolises a fight for a cure and honours each and every one of us touched by the disease. These badges and pins are also available to buy online.

Beauty products for Breast Cancer Awareness month

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair with Pink Ribbon Bracelet, £82

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair with Pink Ribbon Bracelet, £82

We all know the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair is a cult beauty product, but this new limited edition variety comes with a pink ribbon bracelet. What’s more, 20 per cent of the retail price is donated for good causes.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, £32

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, £32

This dermatologist-developed moisturiser softens, smoothes and leaves skin with a glowing feeling. What’s more, every purchase includes a £10 donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede, £100

Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede, £100

The popular fragrance brand is donating £20 from every sale of its popular scent Peony and Blush Suede (100ml) to breast cancer research. As the name suggests, the perfume has a top note of red apple, a heart note of peony and a base note of suede.

Limited Edition Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 100ml Supersize, £115

Limited Edition Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 100ml Supersize, £115

Elemis’s bestselling anti-wrinkle moisturiser has undergone a pink makeover in support of Breast Cancer Now. In addition to this, the skincare brand will donate £10 from the sale of each limited edition pot to the charity.

Limited Edition Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme with Cherry Almond Aroma, £24

Limited Edition Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme with Cherry Almond Aroma, £24

Proceeds from this nourishing hand cream go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This limited edition product features a cherry almond scent and is made up of 38 flower and plant essences including tonka bean, certified organic orange and ylang ylang.

GHD helios™ Professional Hair Dryer, £159

GHD helios™ Professional Hair Dryer, £159

GHD have a brand new pink collection and £10 from every sale will go towards charity Breast Cancer Now. The two different straighteners have already sold out but this brilliant hairdryer is still available and is ergonomically-balanced and lightweight so is easy to use.

La Mer Moisturising Cream, £68

La Mer Moisturising Cream, £68

Luxury skincare brand La Mer will donate 50 per cent of the purchase price to The Breast Cancer Research Fund. This rich cream soothes dryness and makes skin smooth and supple.