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Breast Cancer Awareness: Beauty Brands That Do the Most Good

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so when you’re stocking up on cosmetics, hair, and skincare supplies, why not choose ones that make a difference? When you purchase these cosmetics for a cause, you’ll be helping support charities that fight breast cancer. Related Stories: What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer? The Ten Most Common Questions About Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Charities Worthy of Your Donations  
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Suki Skincare Eye Lift Cellular Renewal Cream
Essie “Raise Awareness” Polish
Cricket Friction-Free Travel Dryer
Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode Hair Spray
Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Five-Piece Brush Set
OPI Pink Shatter Topcoat
Pureology PureVolume Set
Laura Geller I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner
Clarisonic Plus Sonic Cleansing System
Redken “Shape Up Your Style” Set
Murad “Hydrate for Hope” Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture Duo
Decléor Rose D’Orient Aroma Coffret
eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere
Aveda Hand Relief Hand Cream

Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Five-Piece Brush Set

This purse-sized collection contains every brush you need to look great on the go—one for powder, concealer, two for eye shadow, and an eyeliner brush. 15 percent of the purchase price will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a cause near and dear to Sonia Kashuk’s heart, since she herself is a breast cancer survivor. ($14.99, Target)

Suki Skincare Eye Lift Cellular Renewal Cream

Suki Skincare is known for its commitment to natural, synthetic-free products, and the rich, fragrant Eye Lift Cellular Renewal Cream contains açai oil, hibiscus, and licorice root to heal, moisturize, and brighten the eye area. During the month of October, when you buy on Sukiskincare.com, the company will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Action. ($54.95, Sukiskincare.com)

Essie “Raise Awareness” Polish

This is it—the perfect pink polish. Get it while you can, because Raise Awareness is a limited-edition that benefits Living Beyond Breast Cancer. For every polish sold, Essie will donate a portion of the proceeds. ($8 at salons)

Cricket Friction-Free Travel Dryer

This dainty travel dryer doesn’t skimp on the power…1600 watts to style your hair on the go, even though its small size allows it to fit into even the most jam-packed carry-on. Available for a limited time, the pink version of the Cricket Friction-Free Travel Dryer benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation. ($34.99, Folica.com)

Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode Hair Spray

Bumble and bumble’s Spray de Mode flexible-hold hair spray keeps hair in place without stickiness or stiffness. When you buy in October, Bumble and bumble will donate $5 per can to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ($26, Bumbleandbumble.com)

Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Five-Piece Brush Set

This purse-sized collection contains every brush you need to look great on the go—one for powder, concealer, two for eye shadow, and an eyeliner brush. 15 percent of the purchase price will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a cause near and dear to Sonia Kashuk’s heart, since she herself is a breast cancer survivor. ($14.99, Target)

OPI Pink Shatter Topcoat

If you’ve been riding the Shatter train all year, then you’ll be coveting this limited-edition topcoat, the latest in the annual Pink of Hearts series, which benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation. ($8.50 at salons)

Pureology PureVolume Set

Maximize volume while protecting color from fading with sulfate-free PureVolume Shampoo and Conditioner. This month, get the set for $39 and Pureology will make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. (visit Pureology.com for salons)

Laura Geller I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner

When you purchase the I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner, a portion of the proceeds is donated to Cancer and Careers, an organization that helps support cancer patients in the workforce. Not to mention that you also get an amazingly precise, retractable liner with a built-in smudger and sharpener. ($25 for two, Laurageller.com)

Clarisonic Plus Sonic Cleansing System

Buy this gorgeous almond-blossom-patterned Clarisonic Plus, and $15 of the purchase price will be donated to Look Good…Feel Better, which helps bolster self-esteem and confidence among cancer patients by teaching beauty and self-care techniques. ($225, exclusively at Nordstrom)

Redken “Shape Up Your Style” Set

Two of Redken’s most popular styling products are now in a special limited edition pair—through October 31, get the “Shape Up Your Style” set, featuring Rough Paste Working Material and Quick Dry Instant Finishing Spray. The products are perfect for short, textured styles, and Redken will be donating $20,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. ($17.50, visit Redken.com)

Murad “Hydrate for Hope” Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture Duo

Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture cream provides eight hours of comforting hydration to all skin types, and this month, it’s available in a special “Hydrate for Hope” duo, which includes two jars for only $85—$45 off the regular price. For every duo sold, Murad will donate 10 percent of the cost to City of Hope, earmarked for breast cancer research and treatment. (Murad.com)

Decléor Rose D’Orient Aroma Coffret

Soothe sensitive skin with travel sizes of Decléor’s famous Harmonie Calm Soothing Milky Cream and Soothing Night Cream, along with a a full-size Soothing Serum, all 100 percent natural and infused with natural essential oils. 10 percent of the cost of every coffret will be donated to Cancer and Careers. ($86, Decleorusa.com)

eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere

Pick up an eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere in Strawberry Sorbet, and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The spheres are 100 percent natural, organic, and incredibly nourishing. ($3.29, Walgreens)

Aveda Hand Relief Hand Cream

With botanical emollients, antioxidants, and vitamins, Aveda’s Hand Relief cream keeps your digits soft and protected. In October, the special pink ribbon-branded tube benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation; for every tube sold, Aveda will donate $4 toward ethical research. ($22 at Aveda.com)

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