By Greer Barnes
October is officially here and with its arrival comes many things: plaid scarves, bonfires, and, of course, dozens of new pumpkin spice-flavored beverages. But October isn’t just about the start of the holiday season or the cold weather; it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Thankfully over the years breast cancer awareness has risen, but that doesn’t mean the war against breast cancer is over. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women after skin cancer. Every little bit of research and awareness helps, however, and these beauty brands are doing their part to in the fight against breast cancer. When you purchases any of these products in October, you’ll not only be pampering yourself but giving back to the “pink” cause, and there’s nothing more empowering than women helping other women.
Makeup lovers, your beauty dreams have come true. Now you can scrape every last bit of your lip gloss from the tube with the help of this handy device. The Wand has a flexible tip that can reach where other makeup applicators can’t, whether the container is thin or thick or square or round. For every purchase of the exclusive Breast Cancer Awareness wand, Nikki’s Magic Wand will donate 25% of the sales to BCA.
This all-natural body scrub contains antioxidant rich acai berry and strawberry along with natural oils and vitamins. 100% of the profits from this yummy strawberry vanilla-scented scrub will be donated to Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization that provides educational programs about breast and ovarian health for young women.
A Jane Iredale customer favorite, this limited edition spray hydrates and calms the skin, leaving it plumper and smoother. Spritz the Smell the Roses Hydration Spray on top of your foundation or wear it alone. Every cent of the profits from this exclusive item will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, an organization dedicated to helping those whose lives are affected by breast cancer.
This beauty set comes with a full-size version of the Eye Authority, a four-dimensional eye cream that diminishes the look of dark circles while reducing the look of wrinkles, expression lines, and puffiness. The full-size Island Bloom Perfecting Gloss immediately plumps lips while providing long-lasting smoothness and hydration. Five dollars from every purchase of the kit will be donated to Look Good Feel Better, whose mission is improve the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatments.
You’ve heard of beauty box subscriptions, but Handmade Beauty Box is different from others in that it allows subscribers to DIY their own beauty products. You can opt for one of the single boxes, or choose from one of the three subscription levels. Every sale of the October box will be donated to Project Violet, a research program dedicated to finding cures for diseases that are currently considered incurable.