Shop the Cause: 9 Beautifiers Benefiting Breast Cancer Research

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October is a month filled with many things to look forward to. Some anticipate weather fit for drinking those newly-returned pumpkin spice lattes. Others have already begun to prepare their Halloween costumes (Animal ears and leggings worn as pants? Check!). But for 1 out of 8 women, it’s a month dedicated to awareness of a disease they presently possess, or, if they’re lucky, have beaten. That’s right, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us and it’s time to think pink and positive!

Remember, little things can make a big difference! We’ve rounded up ten spectacular products by brands that are keen on supporting the search for a cure and a woman’s right to pamper herself. Keep one of these feminine luxuries for your personal beauty bag or raise a loved one’s spirits by presenting one as a gift.  On a lighter note, think of it this way: “Finally! A guilt-free version of retail therapy.” View the slideshow to shop for the cause…

We’re In It Together by Essie, Dermstore – $8

Don’t squint. Those are iridescent shimmers floating around in baby-doll pink lacquer. In support of the cause, Essie has released an entire collection of pink polishes, but we fancy this one the most. Trust us, your dainty digits will thank us!

Essie has made a charitable contribution to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

pink ribbon Hand Relief, Aveda – $23

Incorporating the use of a good hand cream into your beauty regimin is a smart move. This rich formula heals dry hands, helps diminish signs of aging and feels great! Plus, we love that it’s not too greasy! Over time, it’ll improve the moisture levels and elascity of your skin. Ah, relief!

During the month of October, Aveda will donate $4 from each purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® to support cruelty-free research.

Pink Peony Set, Bobbi Brown – $45

A match made in heaven! This set includes Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Pink Peony and a Mini Face Blender Brush. The bronzing powder adds a natural-glow to the face with a hint of pink color. The makeup brush is the perfect size for travel and is amazing at blending! Shimmer on!

Bobbi Brown will be donating $10 of the suggested retail price of this set during the month of October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

Breast Cancer Awareness Slant Tweezer by Tweezerman, Macy’s – $22

Have you noticed that Tweezers, like socks, always seem go missing? Stock up by purchasing this pretty pink pair. Tweezerman is a favored brand by brow tamers around the world and at the very least, these tweezers will be easy to spot at the bottom of your makeup bag. That adorable bejelwed ribbon is a bonus! Win! Win!

A portion of the sales go to organizations devoted to cancer care and finding a cure.

Pinky Promise Set, Julep – $29

Two gorgeous pink cremes and a bottle of best-selling cuticle oil comprise the Pinky Promise Set.  Experiment with nail art and create ombre nails using both colors. Or, wear the fuchsia on your toes and the lighter pink on your hands. So many options and it only takes two!

20% of the proceeds go to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

CLARISONIC Care Brush (Limited Edition Pink), – $195

If you haven’t jumped on the Clarisonic bandwagon, then you’re missing out! Fall in line with this set, and let its gentle vibrations cleanse deeply which allows your favorite skin care products to absorb better. With continued use, your face will become smoother and more healthy. And this soft pink color is cute!

Your purchase contributes $10 to fight breast cancer.

Pink Luxury Lip Stain by Iman, Target Stores – $10

A pretty lip stain is easy to wear and this creation by Iman is gorg! The hints of shimmer and soft tone make it a universal color fit for many complexions. Whether you wear it sheer or build up the color, you’re sure to look great!

The Intercultural Cancer Council receives 20% of each sale to promote awareness, education, prevention and cancer care.

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion by Clinique, Sephora – $36

Great skin, great cause. Keep that pretty face of yours moisturized with Clinique’s famous formula. This limited edition item comes with a Clinique signature key ring and a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Charm. A cute keepsake and creamy complexion are worth the investment.

$10 from each purchase of this product will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

Tell us about any items you’re eyeing in the comments!

Loren Lee is a freelance fashion writer living in Los Angeles, CA. View more of her musings on personal blog, and via twitter @stylishdemeanor

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