You pay with your wallet, you vote with your wallet... and now, with that very same pouch in your pocket, you can even help fight cancer.
Beauty Launchpad rounds up a selection of breast cancer awareness (or, BCA) products the beauty industry offers—with an extra measure of purchasing power. Proceeds go to breast cancer research or initiatives that promote fighting, curing, and helping patients cope with the disease. Check out our September issue for even more ideas!
Olivia Garden's limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness NanoThermic Ceramic + Ion Thermal brush display comes in the four most popular models - three round thermal brushes and one large paddle brush. These beautiful brushes come designed in a cute bubblegum pink color. The NanoThermic Ceramic + Ion Thermal brushes have a white ceramic-coated barrel for super fast drying and pink ion-charged bristles for shinier and healthier hair. All the brushes come designed with a flushed, snag-free neck ring to avoid hair from catching in the brush. Show your support! Each brush comes with a free charm that can be attached to a keychain or zipper. The compact retail display contains 16 brushes, 4 of each size.
Olivia Garden's special edition Breast Cancer Awareness SilkCut shear collection comes in a beautiful, iridescentpink and are truly unique with its flower design embellished all over the shears. The shears feature an ultra sharp, reinforced blade edge for extra strength, stiffness and durability. It also has an adjustable pink diamond dial and a spring tension for extra precision as well a pink comfort silencer. The promotion offers stylists 1 SilkCut shear (5” or 5.75”) and 1 SilkCut 6” thinning shear with 35 teeth. These two shears come in a hot pink designer zipper case with gold studs and a matching gold zipper giving the shear case a trendy, fashionable look.
The limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness Lace all-purpose salon apparel offers a high quality cape and apron at an attractive price. This collection has style, performance, quality and innovative features. The apparel is all pink with an elegant black lace design pattern. They are finished off with a pink trim and both sport a pink Breast Cancer Ribbon on the left chest. Aside from their visual appeal, the apron and cape have many innovative features that meet the stylists’ needs such as:
- Its fabric is lightweight, breathable and anti-static
- It is also Waterproof and Stain proof
- Easy Care, Wash & Wear
- Lace Apron - Quick-release EZ clips at waist and neck: easy and fast to attach and to adjust
- Lace Cape – The snag-free snap closures adjust to any neck size perfectly, easily and comfortably
For more information, visit oliviagarden.com.
GloProfessional's limited-edition GloMinerals Bronze Kiss powder and GloTherapeutics Restorative Cream will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
For more info, visit gloprofessional.com.
Receive a free Pink Bosley Professional Strength Wet Brush with the purchase of any full-sized Bosley Professional Strength Shampoo & Thickening Treatment.
Proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition set will go toward the Beauty Bus Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to delivering dignity, hope and respite to chronically or terminally ill people and their caregivers by offering complimentary beauty and grooming treatments as well as pampering products.
For more info, visit bosleypro.com.
Cricket offers a range of hot pink styling tools, donating a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer research through the City of Hope National Medical Center.
For more info, visit cricketco.com.
Wear Minx-A-Cure nail stickers to show your support for breast cancer research and awareness. For each order, Minx will make a donation to breast cancer research.
For more info, visit minxnails.com.
Proceeds from Z.One Concept's Pink Milk Shake Leave In Conditioner benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
For more info, visit z-oneconceptusa.com.
Keratin Complex supports Friends Are By Your Side by donating 20 percent of each Stealth II straightening iron sale to the charity.
For more info, visit keratincomplex.com.
Paul Mitchell is donating a percentage of proceeds from its limited-time breast cancer awareness campaign, The Girls Are Alright!, to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
For more info, visit paulmitchell.com.
Product Club’s Embossed Pre-Cut “Pink Ribbon” Foil is a great way for colorists to show their support of breast cancer awareness in the salon. Each box contains 225 sheets of silver foil that is adorned with pink ribbons to bring attention to this very important cause. The special pack will be available during September/October 2013 at a buy one, get one free offer. A portion of each purchase will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
For more info, visit productclub.com.
Aveda offers Hand Relief lotion, with proceeds of each sale designated for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
For more info, visit aveda.com.
Sexy Hair is dressing up its "big red cans" in a pretty ombré pink in order to raise awareness, with up to $40,000 going to Look Good...Feel Better.
For more info, visit sexyhair.com.
Tweezerman will donate $1 from each sale of its limited-edition Precision in Pink Slant Tweezer to Susan G. Komen for the Cure as well as CEW Cancer and Careers, among other charities.
For more info, visit tweezerman.com.
During the month of October 2013, MitoQ will donate 15% of all proceeds to one of the leading national education and support organizations, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). NBCF’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. This includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, supporting breast cancer research programs, and providing nurturing support services.
What is MitoQ?
MitoQ is a new anti-aging face cream proven to be the most potent antioxidant on the market to date. Officially launched in the United States in spring 2013, MitoQ® has been challenging the international skin care industry with a new level of efficacy. It is the only topical cream proven to deliver ubiquinone to mitochondria at levels shown to have an immense effect in rejuvenating the cells, encouraging the natural production of collagen and elastin and leaving skin looking radiant with a lit-from-within glow.
For more info, visit mitoq.com.
Auraline Beauty, a modern, sleek line of professional, private label cosmetics, will work to reduce cancer through research and medical breakthroughs with a donation to the American Cancer Society. During June – October 2013 the company will donate 10% of all sales from Auraline Beauty’s 7-piece Pink Brush Set.
The program to give back to cancer research was inspired by Debbie Chow’s mother-in-law-to-be, Elaine who fought against Multiple Myoloma, a type of bone marrow cancer, and survived. In her honor Auraline Beauty plans to give back to cancer research every year.
About 7pc Pink Brush Set
Pretty in Pink! Have fun and show personal flair with stylish pink handle brushes while enjoying the same quality and durability of Auraline Beauty’s popular Pro Black Series professional line of brushes. The pink collection includes blush, primer, shadow, crease, lip, liner, lash brow brushes.
For more info, visit auralinebeauty.com.
Check out NovaLash's Pink Lemonade Candied Lashes promotion—visit novalash.com for details.
OPI's seventh annual Pink of Hearts promotion—which includes sheer Pinking of You and sparkly More than a Glimmer polishes as well as pink ribbon and crystal decals—will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, as well as $5,000 to Canada's Rethink Breast Cancer.
For more info, visit opi.com.
Hot Tools Pink Titanium Curling Irons are supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Texas Tech University Breast Care Center and the Power of Pink foundation.
For more info, visit hottools.com.
FHI HEAT introduces the Breast Cancer Awareness Ceramic Hairstyling iron with innovative tourmaline ceramic and exclusive proprietary Nano-FuzeionTM technology. The FHI Heat Platform Limited Edition Pink Breast Cancer iron contains a pink ribbon laced with Swarovski Crystals and includes a Bonus Thermal Heat Resistant Mat along with FHI Heat’s Rapid Effects Accelerating Thermal Styling spray as free gifts.
The FHI Heat Breast Cancer Awareness Ceramic Hairstyling iron is Low EMF and uses a large quantity of crushed tourmaline gemstones that makes the iron more effective in producing greater amounts of far-infrared heat that penetrates the hair shaft. With the aid of tourmaline, these irons produce more negative ions that help break water molecules and allow hair to be conditioned from the inside out. The line’s superior high quality is reflected in the 3 layers of baked ceramic coat and the size of the PTFC heater (which is larger than any other on the market) that contributes to the Platform’s ultra-rapid heating ability to quickly reach 450 degrees and cut the time in half. The beveled edges allow the option to curl hair. Additionally, the Proprietary Nano-Fuzeion Technology seals the cuticle to lock in moisture and repel humidity eliminating frizz and producing unmatched conditioning and shine. FHI Heat will donate a percentage of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Research.
For more info, visit fhiheat.com.
jane iredale celebrates six years of partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer with the launch of Bright Future. This adorable mirrored compact features five of our favorite eye shadow shades along with a travel-sized eye shadow brush, for on-the-go application and touch ups. Adorned with a rose-colored Swarovski Crystal, Bright Future is packaged in a festive quilted-paper decorative box, which makes it ideal for gift giving! 100% of profits from the sale of Bright Future will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer in support of women affected by breast cancer. Please join us in offering them a bright future.
For more info, visit janeiredale.com.
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals ME peptide-infused nail treatment in Indulgence keeps natural nails long & strong!
50% of net proceeds of sales during the month of October benefit CEW Foundation's Cancer and Careers Program.
For more info, visit dermelect.com.
Proceeds from G.M. Collin Daily Ceramide Comfort Capsules benefit Pink Ribbon.
For more info, visit gmcollin.com.
To promote continued awareness, Essio is announcing an alliance with Pink-Link.org, an online resource for women with breast cancer, and the people who love them. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Essio will donate a portion of all sales to Pink-Link, with the mission of expanding the site and communications tools which Pink-Link provides to its users.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women give themselves a monthly breast self-exam when their skin is wet—ideally, in the shower. Our organic aromatherapy system makes this routine self-check more relaxing and pleasant, which motivates women to do it more consistently. The refreshing, 100% organic botanicals used in Essio aromatherapy for the shower (essioshower.com), such as Lavender, Sweet Orange and Peppermint, make a shower seem like a trip to the spa!
Bio Supplements is happy to announce their support in the fight against breast cancer this October! Bio Supplements will be donating 20% of all sales of their High Gloss System throughout the month of October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Revitalize and repair the hair and scalp with a combination of keratin, pearl proteins and essential vitamins with the High Gloss System. Containing the High Gloss Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Masque, this product combination brings hair back to life leaving it feeling silky smooth through reinvigorating the hair cuticle, leaving behind shiny, healthy hair, while adding strength and sheen.
For more info, visit braziliansupplements.com.
Teleflora is continuing its partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation once again this year. Teleflora’s Pink Grace Bouquet is tied to the partnership and every time this bouquet is purchased, 15% of the suggested retail price goes back to the organization. The bouquet will be available on teleflora.com.