We might wear pink on Wednesdays, but throughout October, every day is a day to wear pink for the beauty industry. And for good reason—October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in its honour, the biggest beauty brands repackage some of their most iconic products in bright pink casing and pledge their proceeds to some very worthy charities. So not only can you get your hands on special limited-edition versions of your favourite beauty products, but you can also be happy knowing that some of your money is going to such a worthy cause. But with October rapidly disappearing, you better move fast…
From a classic Jo Malone perfume to the serum every Byrdie editor relies on, keep scrolling for 13 charitable beauty buys to invest in—because there's still time.
For BCA month, Ghd has given its iconic styler a pink makeover and will donate £10 from every sale to Breast Cancer Now.
Twenty pounds from every sale of Jo Malone's rose-scented perfume will be donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.
We keep one of Merci Handy's hand sanitizers in every pocket and every bag. An impressive 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Coppa Feel charity.
This magical pot of highlighter cream makes skin look like it has been bathed in candlelight, and £5 from each sale goes to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.
It'll take you ages to get through this giant 100-millilitre tub of Elemis's buttery moisturiser, and even better than that, the brand will donate £25,000 from sales to Breast Cancer Care.
There isn't a single Byrdie editor who goes to bed without putting on a heavy helping of this serum. Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
This lightweight spray is an absolute saviour for anyone with hair that lacks backbone, and £5 from each sale will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
This clever wand's ability to lengthen lashes has boosted it to cult status, and now, if you buy one of the special pink limited editions, 10% of the profits will be donated to help benefit global Breast Cancer Awareness research and education initiatives, including the City of Hope organisation.
This gold-flecked pink powder will lend any complexion a welcome flush, and 20% of proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
You'll find this moisturiser on the dressing tables of beauty editors worldwide, and if you buy this special BCA edition along with pink keyring, £2 of the price will go to the Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign.
This eye cream comes packed with skin-loving peptides, hyaluronic acid and collagen to banish fine lines and lighten dark circles. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the brand will donate 10% of sales of all its skincare products to Breast Cancer Haven.
Like a glass of water for the face, this thick mask will revitalise grey, tired skin all while you sleep. If you buy one this month, £4 will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Crème de la Mer's moisturiser is the stuff of beauty legends, and for this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the brand has packaged up a special mini version, of which £19 from the sale price will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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