Cancer Issues
Pretty and Pink: Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Oct 8, 2013 - 1:11:40 PM

( - October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and for nearly 25 years, the Pink Ribbon has been the symbol associated with the campaign to promote detection, treatment, and cure of this disease that one in eight women will develop in their lifetime. Since 1992, when the late Evelyn Lauder first introduced the Estee Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, beauty companies around the globe have been creating Pink Ribbon skincare and makeup products to support the fight against breast cancer. Available only during the month of October, these products will make you look good, feel good, and help promote breast cancer awareness and funding to find a cure.

Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Pleasures Solid Perfume Metal Compact ($48.50): 100% of the sale price of this compact, which is part of the Evelyn Lauder Dream Collection, will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Elegant, colorful, and featuring a modern interpretation of the now classic ribbon, this beautiful case contains the lightly floral Pleasures fragrance. Check out the spots of blue in the case; these represent the 1% of men who are affected by breast cancer.

Bobbi Brown French Pink Set ($45): You will definitely help others stay in the pink with this blush and mini brush set. $10 of the price will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each set sold. Bobbi recommends applying this universally flattering shade to the apples of the cheeks for a fresh, rosy glow.

Murad Hydrate for Hope Set ($49.50): 10% of the sale from this set will benefit the City of Hope breast and women's cancer research, treatment, and education programs. Inside the hot pink cosmetic bag, you will find the richest Murad moisturizer ever, Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, which hydrates and works to restore resiliency and tone.

Tweezerman Breast Cancer Awareness Slant Tweezer ($22): The award-winning stainless steel slant tweezer is famous for its precision and now its heart. Lovingly painted in pink, it is adorned with a Pink Ribbon and a Swarovski sparkle. Tweezerman will donate a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer awareness organizations.

Clarisonic Skincare Brush - BCA Pink ($159): In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the ever-popular Clarisonic Brush boasts pink. It features the brand's famous sonic technology to cleanse skin, remove, and reduce the appearance of pores. It even helps skincare products absorb better.

Glow by Dr. Brandt Travel Kit ($65):  Inspired by his most sought after in-office treatment, the Ruby Laser, this kit contains Overnight Resurfacing Serum and Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme. The synergistic combination of retinol and micronized ruby crystals improves skin texture and boosts the skin's ability to reflect light and promote an even, healthy glow. 3% of the purchase price of this set, as well as any other online purchase from the Dr. Brandt Glow, DNY, or XYY collections in October will be donated to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Diva ($25): Applies like a gloss, but wears like a lipstick, this rich liquid lipcolor was inspired by Japanese laquerware and only requires one coat for intense coverage. $5 of each sale of the new Diva shade, a deep pink, will be donated to Cancer and Careers, the philanthropic arm of trade organization Cosmetic Executive Women.

Osmotics FNS Pink Ribbon Collection ($85): For the third consecutive year, Osmotics offers this Pink Ribbon hair collection, which includes Revitalizing Shampoo, Revitalizing Conditioner, and Follicle Nutrient Serum. 20% of the proceeds from sales of the collection will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a support group for women affected by the disease.

Wendy Lewis is President of Wendy Lewis & Co Ltd Global Aesthetics Consultancy, author of 11 books and Founder/Editor in Chief of


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