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It's finally October, which means cozy sweaters, autumn-toned booties and late-night bonfires are in full force. Alongside the fall trends and activities lies something that deserves even more of your attention — Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
We're all about the splashes of pink that show up this time of year, and we're even more thrilled when we can invest in wardrobe staples, beauty items and everyday products that actually help the companies trying to end breast cancer for good.
Since the beginning of the month, Bobbie Thomas has been dropping by the studio to feature some style finds that give back a significant percentage of their proceeds to benefit the research, awareness and prevention of breast cancer. Some of the brands she discovered go one step further by donating 100% of their sales or proceeds from specific items to individuals who work day-in and day-out to eliminate the disease.
Take a look at the companies that are striving toward a cancer-free world one product at at time.
One hundred percent of the purchase price from this limited-edition, two-piece kit is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. The long-wear lipstick gives your lips the perfect pop of full-coverage color and the inspiring cosmetic bag is a great way to show off your style and your support.
All of the profits from sales of this creamy lip and cheek stain will benefit Look Good Feel Better and other organizations that support women and girls. The multipurpose product is chock-full of natural botanicals and the color adjusts to your body chemistry to provide a universally flattering shade.
These limited-edition reusable whips are good for the environment and for Bright Pink, a charity focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. The refill pods eliminate 94% of plastic jar waste and 100% of the proceeds from sales in the U.S. go to Bright Pink. You benefit from the hydrating, line-smoothing formula, so it's a win-win-win situation!
"Shine the light on hope" with this pale pink candle from Tobi Tobin! One hundred percent of the net profits go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which works to save lives by meeting critical community needs and investing in groundbreaking research. The candle makes the perfect gift for anyone in your life, with a delicate floral scent.
During the month of October, Privé Revaux is donating 50% of select pink frame purchases to the fight against breast cancer. There are plenty of options available, including the bestselling tortisehell "Monet" frames seen above.
The BeYoutiful Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to connecting salons and stylists to local survivors, providing online education about handling hair after chemotherapy and helping women feel beautiful from diagnosis to remission. One hundred percent of the profits made on their site go back to the foundation to support this mission.
The GetChecked collection includes sweatshirts, shoes, and hats. At least $200,000 of the proceeds from the collection's sales will be donated to CoppaFeel, a United Kingdom-based breast cancer awareness charity that promotes early detection and encourages young people to better know their bodies.
Throughout October, 100% of the proceeds from the Better Skin Co.'s Better Skin Super Shield will be donated to iGoPink.org. The national nonprofit focuses on educating, empowering, and encouraging all men and women to become proactive in preventing and surviving breast cancer. The moisturizing serum protects skin from damaging environmental pollution and has a lightweight, blendable formula with ingredients like turmeric, aloe, and pearl powder.
This cream nourishes and protects skin and is infused with sweet almond oil and seaweed extracts to be lightweight but long-wearing moisturizer. During the month of October, the brand will donate 50% of sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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This travel-size duo will keep your lashes looking perfect wherever you are, combining the brand's bestselling Pre-Mascara Lash Lengthener and Conditioning Peptide Mascara into one set. This month, 50% of proceeds from the set will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
For Breast Cancer Awareness month, sustainable jewelry brand Jemma Sands will donate 100% of the sales from select handcrafted designs, like the faceted gemstone bracelet above, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Other selected pieces include the Bonita layering necklace, the Montauk pink quartz necklace, the Balboa neon pink bar bracelet, and the Believe in Love friendship bracelet.
Available in rose gold, gold, vintage gold and vintage silver, this delicate charm is dedicated to the strength of those affected by breast cancer. The brand donates 50% of the sales from the charm to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation year-round.
One hundred percent of the profits from the purchase of this limited-edition perfume will be donated to the Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, which works to reduce disparities in cancer care and ensure that treatment is available at an earlier, more curable stage. This is the fifth year in a row that the brand has supported the Pink Pony campaign.
Other perfumes, including Romance, Beyond Romance, Romance Rose and Midnight Romance will have one hundred percent of their profits donated as well.
These three masks are made for delicate skin and are full of natural, organic ingredients to purify, smooth, and refresh skin. For the month of October, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the mask set will benefit the Young Survival Coalition.
One hundred percent of the sales from this coral-colored lipstick will benefit the Lipstick Angels organization and its mission to uplift and inspire those courageously facing cancer. The shade itself is semi-matte and high-impact, nourishing lips while delivering a bright, long-wear look.
In support of the Estee Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Campaign, Rodin Olio Lusso will donate 100% of the purchase price of their limited edition lip balm to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, with a maximum donation of $10,000. Infused with signature jasmine and neroli oils, the shea butter and beeswax balm seals and protects lips while smoothing.
The Madie Blazer comes from NY & Co's Think Pink collection. It features an open-front silhouette meant to add a sense of ease to your look, and during the month of October, $2 from the sale of each item in the Think Pink collection will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Complete your Pink Power suit with the Madie Pant. These pants are made in a 2-way stretch fabric that moves with you so you can (comfortably) strut in style. With a self-tie waist belt and a slim leg, they help you put the "power" in Pink Power.
As the temperatures get cooler (hopefully), you may want to snag this adorable Aerie hoodie to keep you warm — while supporting a good cause! 100% of the sales from their line of limited-edition items in the US will benefit Bright Pink, a non-profit dedicated to prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancers in young women.
Add a pop of color into your workout with these seamless high-waisted leggings. They are currently available in the color "Red Sprinkle" in all sizes, and they're so comfortable you'll want to stay in them all day long.
Complete your perfect gym outfit with this limited-edition sports bra. Designed for a medium impact workout, the bra features a racerback design to give you a full range of motion. You can save 40% off the original price and snag this piece for just under $21.
These limited-edition laces are far more than cute — they bring us one step closer to finding a cure for breast cancer. M.Gemi teamed up with F Cancer and created this set of laces for purchase, ensuring that 100% of the proceeds go to providing informative resources about breast cancer prevention, early detection, and life during and after cancer.
This Ann Taylor scarf is labeled the "Hope Scarf." It was created to promote the gift of hope and is adorned with beautiful butterflies and bold colors. 90% of your purchase will go toward the Breast Cancer Rsearch Foundation.
The "Strength Scarf" is also part of the breast cancer awareness collection by Ann Taylor. The floral pattern was designed in the spirit of limitless possibility and empowerment.
If you're looking for courage, creativity and motivation, this "Inspiration Scarf" will provide just that. It is made from 100% silk and 90% of the purchase price goes to the BCRF.
Dry feet? The Baby Foot peel contains 16 typed of natural extracts that moisturize and exfoliate simultaneously. 50% of this limited edition purchase will go to The American Cancer Society during the month of October.
This shine balm melts to repair and hydrate hair with ingredients such as sunflower oil, moringa and vitamins A, C and E. During the month of October, Rita Hazan will donate 50% of its sales to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
This 4.2-star rated mini smoothing brush is ideal for an on-the-go hair rescue. Regardless of sales, Conair will make a donation of $110,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Rihanna, Savage X Fenty and the Clara Lionel Foundation are partnering to celebrate the Thrivers which is a lesser known group of women living with aggressive breast cancer. You can get a beautiful lace bralette like this one, and donate to the foundation with every purchase.
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