Every October across the country, awareness is brought to breast cancer—one of the most common diagnoses—in an effort to raise money and encourage screenings. We also take the time celebrate the lives of those who have survived their battles, while mourning those who weren’t able to withstand the illness. In the United States alone, one in eight women—or 12 percent—can expect to develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, according to BreastCancer.org. This startling statistic may mean that someone you know and love will have to go through this, making it that much more important to fund research that supports a cure. If you’re buying gifts for friends with fall birthdays or need to replenish your beauty supply, consider shopping with these companies that donate a portion of their proceeds to breast cancer.
Using microcurrent therapy, the Trinity Facial Toning Kit has won awards for its skin care regimen that works to improve facial contours, brighten your skin and reduce wrinkles. It’s meant to be used daily to improve the overall quality and texture of your skin. NuFACE founder, Carol Cole, is a breast cancer survivor and the “Petal Pink” colored device was created to give back to Cancer Foundations.
After an intense workout, you can freshen up your skin and soothe it with a few spritzes of Jane Iredale’s Smell the Roses Hydration Spray. As the name suggests, it uses rose water and aloe vera to nourish your skin and give it that healthy pick-me-up it craves. It also uses green tea extract to rid your pores of free radicals and potential UV rays. Year-round proceeds from each sale will benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
If you aren’t familiar with the name of this beloved anti-aging cream, you might recognize it by another name—it’s often called “Genius in a Jar.” Once-a-day application of this superstar helps your skin fight against all of the pesky parts of aging (we’re looking at you, lines, wrinkles and dark spots!). It’s infused with antioxidants as well as super-hydrating blends, like coconut oil, shea butter and more. Safe enough for men, women, face, body and all skin types, it takes the guesswork out of choosing a product. For this month, the company will be donating 20 percent of its proceeds from the Mirakle Cream to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Enriched with tons of vitamins (hence the name!) including B5, B3, E and A, iS Clinical’s Poly-Vitamin Serum is intended to help repair the often debilitating and detrimental aftermath of radiation and chemotherapy. Though the nutrients work together for a natural approach, the added hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid and lactic acid do double-duty to help give back confidence to cancer patients and survivors. For the month of October, 100 percent of the proceeds for this product will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.
After your skin’s been through the sun, sand, salt and sweat from the summer, it needs a bit more TLC as temperatures drop. To kick off what finally feels like fall in the month of October (and give back to those in need), consider trying Scientific Organics At-Home Facial Peel + Clarifying Kit. It’s a two-step wonder that works to clear your pores, brighten your complexion and shed dead skin. It’s also a natural treatment enriched with fruit acids, tea tree, lactic acid, cypress, willow bark and apple extracts. This month, they’ll donate 20 percent of the proceeds from sales to the Organic Farming Research Foundation, which promotes the use of organic ingredients, instead of chemicals that can cause serious illnesses, like breast cancer. Read more about their shared initiative here.
No purse is complete without a little somethin’ somethin’ to add moisture, dimension and color to your lips. Though a lip balm might be the most practical choice for the Autumn season, you can justify this glossy buy because of its do-good efforts. Featuring a light scent that glides on sheer, you can put this Cosmetics Lip Glaze over your go-to lipstick or let it stand alone to attract candlelight date night. During the month of October, 15 percent of each purchase will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. And to top that, Dermstore will donate 5 percent of the proceeds sold from each unit to CEW Foundation’s Cancer and Careers Program.
Is it a candle? A trinket box? A modern art creation? A travel treasure? Nope—it’s a luxe moisturizing balm that uses beeswax and shea butter to make your skin smooth and radiant. Once you’ve dug your way to the bottom after applying post-shower or bath, you can use the stone box as a decorative piece! For the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, 2 percent of every purchase of Sun Concreta will be donated to Urban Zen Integrative Therapy and Dermstore will give 5 percent of the proceeds from each unit sold to CEW Foundation’s Cancer and Careers program.
If you haven’t started using a night cream yet, there’s no better time to begin than now. A safe bet to start your anti-aging regimen is this under-eye specific cream that protects the skin around your eyes, using the peptide “eyeseryl” that reduces puffiness and boosts circulation. Thanks to coffee extract and magnolia, Magnolia Fresh Eyes smells fragrant and fresh all while tightening your skin. This month, 5 percent from each purchase will be donated to CEW Foundation’s Cancer and Careers program. And to add even more goodwill, Dermstore will also donate 5 percent of the proceeds to the same cause.