Think pink this month
October is a pivotal month in the calendar – it marks the start of Autumn, the approach of Halloween, but more importantly it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast cancer is still the most common cancer in the UK. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime and around 11,500 of those will lose their lives to this devastating disease. So showing your support this October is as vital as ever. Getting a cancer diagnosis is hard, but this initiative is all in aid of raising money for vital scientific research and support for those affected.
From the familiar fuschia ribbon – the symbol of the campaign – to limited edition beauty products from some of the industry’s best-loved brands, October is all about the colour pink.
There are plenty of ways for you to get involved, show support and help raise funds. Want to do your bit? We’ve rounded up the (mostly pink) products that are donating to breast cancer charities during October.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm
The Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is quite literally the best cleanser on the planet – the thick balm removes every trace of make-up from your face. The new rose scented one makes it even better. If that’s even possible?! And of course with rose, comes the colour pink. Sales from the pink-packaged pot will go towards a £25,000 target donation from ELEMIS to Breast Cancer Care – the charity they have supported for 18 years.
Shop now: ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm, £68
Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Shampoo and Conditioner
A little known fact is that Philip Kingsley first created the No Scent No Colour shampoo and conditioner for his wife, Joan, after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. The hair specialist saw first hand how difficult it was for those undergoing cancer treatment to find the right shampoo and conditioner; Joan couldn’t use any products containing perfumes or colours, but still wanted to use products that made her feel good about herself.
He then created No Scent No Colour specifically for her, and it’s now available others having chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
For every 75ml bottle sold, 25p will go to breast cancer charity Look Good Feel Better, who work to support the well-being and confidence of those undergoing cancer treatment. And 50p from sales of every 250ml bottle will also be donated to the charity. Going that one step further, these donations happen throughout the year, not just October.
Shop now: Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Shampoo, from £19
Shop now: Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Conditioner, from £22
Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Hair Mask
This hair mask is pretty darn good. The combination of coconut and fig helps to restore dry, damaged, dyed (basically really sad hair) back to it’s virginal state – hence the name. 20% of the profits from sales of their hair mask in October go to Coppafeel – the charity that helps to educate females about the signs and symptoms of the disease and to encourage regular self-checking. Along with the mask, you get a Tangle Teaser, which is worth £11. Winning all around really.
Buy Now: Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Hair Mask, £34.90
Sand & Sky Charity Robe
‘I’m the Tits’ – the slogan that’s emblazoned on Sand & Sky’s slinky pink robe. Why? Because they believe every woman should feel like they’re the tits. *Orders one for every female friend* 30% of profits made on the robe, £24.95, or the robe and Sand & Sky Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment combo, £49.90 go towards Look Good Feel Better.
Buy Now: Sand & Sky Charity Robe & Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment
Invisibobble Slim Time To Pink Hair Tie – Limited Edition Breast Cancer Edition
You always need a hair tie. Always. So why not make it one that does good? Throughout September, Invisibobble fans have been voting for an initiative closest to their hearts (you still have until Sunday to have your say) that will receive 25% of the earnings made from the sales of the above hair ties.
Buy Now: Invisibobble Slim Time To Pink Hair Tie – Limited Edition Breast Cancer Edition, £5.99 Look Fantastic
RevitaLash Advanced Limited Edition Eternally Pink Lash Kit
Having watched his wife courageously battle with breast cancer, RevitaLash C.E.O Michael Brinkenhoff M.D honours his wife’s memory by raising money from sales of the lash kits for research initiatives, including City of Hope organisation.
Buy Now: RevitaLash Advanced Limited Edition Eternally Pink Lash Kit
Here’s to pink replacing orange as the go-to colour for October.
Do your bit.