Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in the UK, and 1 in 8 women in the UK will diagnosed with it in their lifetime (source: Breast Cancer Campaign). October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are a myriad of ways you can support the various breast cancer charities involved. As ever, the beauty world is on board with a slew of limited edition releases that are starting to appear on the shelves. We’ve rounded up a few of them, with info on the contributions the companies are donating.
Estée Lauder were a pioneer in supporting breast cancer research and again this year are releasing The Evelyn Lauder Dream Collection in support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The collection is in memory of Evelyn H. Lauder and includes two products, The Dream Solid Perfume Compact (containing the fragrance pleasures), RRP £60, and the Dream Pin, RRP £10, for which the full RRP will be donated to the Foundation. This year the pin is accented with two stones, one pink and one blue to represent the 1% of breast cancer cases in the US that are diagnosed in men. Also in the collection are the Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection, a Pure Color Lipstick and Sheer RollerGloss in a pink clutch (RRP £28, £5 donation) and Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II with Pink Ribbon Bracelet (RRP £65 for 50ml, £10 donation). Available from Estée Lauder counters and at www.esteelauder.co.uk from October.
Throughout October, Jo Malone London will be donating £5 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s UK research grants from every UK sale of Red Roses Cologne 100ml.
Nails Inc have teamed up with Matthew Williamson and Poppy Delevigne to create two limited edition caps for their glitter pink polish. These will be on sale for £11, with a £1 donation to Breast Cancer Campaign.
Nail polish fans can also pick up OPI’s Pink of Hearts set, with two polishes and ribbon and crystal decals. This is on sale for £18.80, with a £2 donation to Look Good…Feel Better which supports women cancer patients with skin care and make-up workshops.
Clinique are bringing out a special edition of their Almost Lipstick – Pink Ribbon Honey, in a pink mini carry case. With an RRP of £16 / €19, a £2 / €4 donation will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (donation jointly funded by Clinique and stockists Boots / Selfridges / Brown Thomas).
Origins are offering their Drink Up Hydrating lip balm in Pink Guava in limited edition Pink Ribbon packaging during October. The RRP is £16, with a £3 donation to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Bobbi Brown will be releasing a limited-edition set featuring a Pink Ribbon Embossed French Pink Blush & Mini Face Blender Brush. RRP at £35, and a £5 donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula are bringing out a special pink label edition. This staple product will be on sale at £3.85 with 30p per bottle going to Breast Cancer Care.
Stila will be releasing a Positively Pink Palette containing a pressed powder and lip glaze. RRP £13 and a $1 donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Find more information on breast awareness, including how to check your breasts, here.