It’s that time of year again! Fall is filled with Pumpkin Spice Lattes, cute leather jackets, and most importantly, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Whether you’ve been personally affected by the disease or not, you can use your purchasing power to avoid the unhelpful pink-washed products that don’t actually give back, and support the brands that actually want to make a difference.
So, we rounded up up a few beauty products that are donating to the cause this month, whether through a percentage of proceeds, a lump sum, or giving actual product to women battling the disease. And remember to regularly check your lady lumps (BreastCancer.org has instructions for how to perform a self-exam) for anything that feels irregular!
1June Jacobs Rapid Repair Healing Cream
June Jacobs, the founder of the June Jacobs Spa Collection, suffered from radiation dermatitis while undergoing treatment for breast cancer herself. After going through such a hardship, June was inspired to create this therapeutic healing cream to help soothe severely irritated skin and protect the epidermis against environmental free radical exposure. During October, 25% of the net proceeds from every June Jacobs product will be donated to The Anne Moore Breast Cancer Research Fund. //June Jacobs Rapid Repair Healing Cream, $60
2Susan Posnick COLORESSENTIAL Lipstick
These gorgeous shades of pink will not only flatter most skin tones and moisturize lips with Vitamin A & E, they also give back to charity! Susan Posnick Cosmetics is offering all things pink at 20% off, and donating the 20% to My Hope Chest, an organization that focuses on making reconstructive surgery available to uninsured and under-insured breast cancer survivors. //Susan Posnick COLORESSENTIAL Lipstick in Dallas, Shanghai, and LA, $17
3Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm- Pink Edition
This moisturizing balm is jam-packed with glow-boosting ingredients like acai and purple orchid, while antioxidants in the formula work to protect the skin from free radical damage and premature aging. Elemis created this pink edition product to raise awareness while also donating over $15,000 in 2015 to Breast Cancer Care (they’ve already donated over $150,000 to the cause throughout the years!). //Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm- Pink Edition, $60
4Ouidad KRLY Kids Collection
Ouidad’s KRLY Kids Collection, which includes No Time For Tears Shampoo, No More Knots Conditioner, and the Pump & Go Spray Gel, donates $1 from each KRLY Kids purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Also, throughout the month of October, with any $85 or more purchase on the company’s website, Ouidad will donate $5 to Curls for a Cure. //Ouidad KRLY Kids No Time For Tears Shampoo, No More Knots Conditioner, Pump & Go Spray Gel, $15 each
5IT Cosmetics Love is the Foundation Brush
Shaped like a heart, this pretty, pink foundation brush not only looks beautiful, it helps breast cancer patients feel beautiful as well. With each purchase of the Love is the Foundation Brush, IT Cosmetics will donate an additional brush to the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better Program. To date, IT Cosmetics has donated over $10 million in products! //IT Cosmetics Love is the Foundation Brush, $30
6Ralph Lauren Fragrances Pink Pony Deluxe
Notes of pink peony and black vanilla make this sweet-smelling fragrance an everyday necessity for women looking to turn heads when in a crowd. The best part? 100% of the profits from this limited edition fragrance will be donated to support the Pink Pony Fund of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation. //Ralph Lauren Fragrances Pink Pony Deluxe – Midnight Romance & Romance, $96
7ghd Vintage Pink Styler, $225
Straight, smooth tresses are easily delivered when using this ghd flatiron. The iconic styler’s rounded barrel is now available in a pretty pink shade to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and ghd will donate $5 from every vintage pink styler sold to the Look Good Feel Better campaign—which is very fitting. // ghd Vintage Pink Styler Set, $225