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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Beauty Products That Give Back

Fact: one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s no surprise that many beauty brands are joining forces to give back to fight breast cancer. From polish to body wash, October beauty products get dressed in pink to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness efforts and medical research. Find out some of the best pink beauty products that are giving back this month.

  • Come Together 1 of 14
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    Perhaps you're on the hunt for a new lip gloss or have been itching to try a top name brand — there's no better time than October when your purchase goes to helping win the fight against breast cancer.

     

    Here are just a few I'm eyeing ...

  • GlamGlow Mask 2 of 14
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    GLAMGLOW Tingling and Exfoliating Mud Mask was created to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's a 10 minute facial in a jar that activates moisturizing collagen synthesis (fancy term for: younger-looking skin). GLAMGLOW will also donate 25% of profits to the National Breast Cancer Foundation 

     

    Not only does it restore radiant skin, but there's a beautiful story behind the brand. The founder of GLAMGLOW is also the daughter of a breast cancer survivor.

    "I'm thrilled to announce the launch of Cure Sexy. This a great way to not only honor my mom but all of those affected by Breast Cancer, and to support the amazing work of NBCF in their mission to raise awareness for breast cancer through education and early detection and save more precious lives."  —Shannon Dellimore

     

    To Purchase: GLAMGLOW 'Cure Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask'; $69

  • Pink Hair Ties 3 of 14
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    The cutest pink hair ties I ever did see! Wear them on your wrist or in your hair for a special reminder that you truly care!

     

    To Purchase: Sephora's 'Together in Pink Hair Ties'

  • The Perfect Palette 4 of 14
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    It's the mother load of color palettes with travel-ready shadow and cheek colors! Use the empty compartment to house your personal favorites to make this kit your favorite go-to. If all of these options seems daunting, don't worry — the kit also comes with how-to tutorials for achieving nine different looks! During October, a portion of the proceeds go to supporting breast cancer awareness.

     

    To Purchase: Sephora 'Makeup Made Simple BCA Palette'; $34 icon

  • Coach Signature Scent 5 of 14
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    It's everything you already love about Coach's signature scent — only dolled up in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Smell good, do good, and feel good knowing a percentage of the retail price will be funding research and awareness. The fragrance smells of sweet mandarin and guava, with under notes of jasmine, waterlily, and warm vanilla and amberwood.

     

    To Purchase: Coach 'Signature Breast Cancer Awareness Eau de Toilette'; $68 icon

  • Pink Polish 6 of 14
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    Pink polish is always pretty! Brands such as Deborah Lippmann (10% of each sale) and Nails Inc. ($1 of each sale) are making it easy for you to be part of the cure. Join Essie, wearing one of their limited edition colors to support the cause.

     

    To Purchase:

    Nails Inc. 'Pinkie Pink Nail Polish'; $9.50

    Deborah Lippmann 'BCA Shape of My Heart'; $17icon icon

    Essie 'Breast Cancer Awareness Collection'; $8 icon 

  • Limited Edition Tweezers 7 of 14
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    Tweezerman's breast cancer awareness "Precision in Pink" limited-edition version supports breast cancer awareness with their award winning design. This year's design is soft pink, adorned with the Pink Ribbon, and fastened with a sweet sparkle from Swarovski. A portion of the proceeds are donated to breast cancer awareness organizations. 

     

    To Purchase: Tweezerman 'BCA Limited Edition'; $22 icon

  • Shower For The Cure 8 of 14
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    It's a shower gel, shampoo, and bubble bath in one — all while supporting The Women's Cancer Research Fund. Shower For The Cure, smells of sweet tangerine with creamy comforting milky tones. If smelling sweet wasn't sweet enough, Philosophy is donating 100% of net proceeds from each sale! Now that's truly beautiful, inside and out!

     

    To Purchase: philosophy 'shower for the cure'; $22 

  • Pretty Pink Pout 9 of 14
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    bareMinerals 'Survivor Marvelous Moxie' lipgloss, is a sheer-to-medium pink (depending on number of applications) with a satiny-smooth finish. In addition to being perfectly pink, it also has lip enhancing plumpers for the perfect pout! During the month of October, a percentage of proceeds will go toward supporting bareMinerals donation of $25,000 to The Keep A Breast Foundation.

     

    To Purchase: bareMinerals 'Marvelous Moxie Survivor' Lipgloss; $18 icon

  • Limited Edition Lip Balm 10 of 14
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    eos Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet and limited edition Fresh Watermelon are 95% organic, 100% natural, and packed full of antioxidant-rich vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil. Keep your lips hydrated and make your heart happy — a portion of the proceeds will go to funding breast cancer research.  

     

    To Purchase: eos '2013 Breast Cancer Lip Balm' 2pk; $5.99

  • Lend a Hand 11 of 14
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    It's my favorite hand lotion, year-round. However, I especially love it in October — $4 of the purchase price supports cruelty-free research through The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

     

    To Purchase: Aveda 'hand relief - Breast Cancer Research Foundation' Moisturizer; $23 icon

  • Foundation Primer 12 of 14
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    The Pink Ribbon reminds us all to be thankful for beautiful women everywhere. Start your makeup application off right with Smashbox's 'Photo Finish Foundation Primer' — worn alone or under foundation, this unique formula helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and shrink pores for softer, more flawless skin.

     

    To Purchase: Smashbox 'Photo Finish Foundation Primer'; $36

  • Candle For The Cure 13 of 14
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    NEST Fragrances limited edition candle is inspired by Evelyn Lauder and her work with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It features a beautiful blend of peony, roses, and warm sandalwood — perfect alongside a warm bubble bath. NEST Fragrances will donate 10% of proceeds to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

     

    To Purchase: NEST 'Passion for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation' Candle; $28 icon

  • Blushing Beauty 14 of 14
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    Now's your chance to try Bobbi Brown's blush — this limited-edition set was created to raise awareness for breast cancer. Between October and March, for every sale of the French Pink set Bobbi Brown will donate $10 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

     

    To Purchase: Bobbi Brown 'French Pink' BCA Collection; $45

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