Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and the most common cancer in women in the UK, according to Cancer Research UK. October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great reminder to us all that helping to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research is as vital as ever.
There are so many ways to support the cause and get involved, whether that’s a direct donation to a breast cancer charity, such as Breast Cancer Now, The Pink Ribbon Foundation or CoppaFeel, informing yourself on the best way to check yourself, booking that mammogram you’ve been putting off or shopping from brands that are pledging to support breast cancer charities this month.
The latter is a great way to support the campaign while picking up a treat for yourself too, so here are the products to buy this October that support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating a percentage of profits to related charities, from beauty to fashion and food.
21 fantastic buys that support Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Jo Malone London will be donating £20 from the sale of every 100ml bottle of the limited edition Peony & Blush Suede Cologne to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation throughout October 2021.
The Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Shampoo and Conditioner, £20 were created for women who are undergoing treatment for cancer that is gentle enough to use on their scalp (they’re also ideal for those who may be prone to redness and irritation). 50p from every 250ml shampoo and 200ml conditioner sold is donated to Look Good Feel Better (even better, these donations are taken throughout the whole year, not just for the month of October).
Bobbi Brown is donating the entire retail price (excluding VAT) of this limited edition lip gloss duo to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (from 2 September 2021 to 30 June 2022).
Avon worked closely with cancer survivors to create this exclusive collection of products that are gentle enough for those going through treatment and 100 per cent of the profits are donated to Look Good Feel Better. There are also several other charity products ready to buy on Avon, including this £10 ‘boob clutch’ and this £3.50 body lotion.
For the 21st year running, Elemis is supporting Breast Cancer Now – this year with £10 of each sale of the limited edition supersized version of its Skin Bliss Capsules going to the charity. Even better, they’ve pledged to donate a minimum of £33,000 to Breast Cancer Now, regardless of sales.
Twenty per cent of the profits (less VAT) from this limited edition Advanced Night Repair Serum, which comes with a limited edition collectible pink ribbon sleeve, goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Even better, donations will be made from now until June 2022.
In its 17th year of the partnership, ghd will be donating £10 from every sale of the limited edition Take Control Now collection to Breast Cancer Now. The collection includes the above straighteners, the ghd Platinum+ Hair Straightener, £189 and ghd Helios Hair Dryer, £159.
Trinny London will be donating 10 per cent from a special pink product collection to Breast Cancer Now, while the Lip2Cheek in shade ‘Sherin’ carries an evergreen donation of 10 per cent to Breast Cancer Now, following its launch earlier this year.
Throughout October, Trinny London will be offering 1:1 virtual appointments to those receiving cancer treatment, to share the best products, tips and tricks as their skin adapts to treatment. These will take place with a Trinny London Pro Makeup Artist who have been specially trained by Breast Cancer Now, and will be free on 22 October.
The Natural Deodorant Co.
The Natural Deodorant Co. are supporting CoppaFeel this Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating 10 per cent of profits from their Palmarosa + Mandarin Deodorant Balm to the charity.
Beauty & The Breast
Beauty & The Breast is the new way to shop your favourite beauty products. For a £25 annual membership (100 per cent of which goes to Breast Cancer Haven), you can shop brands such as Jessica, Mii and more at special lower members-only prices.
Skinny Tan has launched a limited edition Strawberries & Cream bundle (includes Strawberries & Cream Whipped Gradual Tanner, Dual Application Mitt and Miracle Brush), with £1 of every bundle sold in October donated to CoppaFeel. Additionally, Skinny Tan will donate an extra £5 to CoppaFeel for every piece of content shared across social media using the hashtag #SkinnyTanxCoppaFeel.
Including an aromatherapy candle, neroli & rose damask body cream and antioxidant hydration mist, £5 from the every sale of this Elemental Herbology bundle goes to The Pink Ribbon Foundation.
Available all year round, 100 per cent of the proceeds from Sézane’s pink Conrad T-shirt is donated to European and UK charities through the Pink Ribbon Foundation and the Women’s Cancer Research Fund in the US.
For the second year, Peloton has designed a special Breast Cancer Awareness Collection ‘inspired by the courage and strength of our Members who bravely take on that fight.’ Until 31 October 2021, 20 per cent of the purchase price (up to $30,000 USD), from this collection to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
With Love Darling
Jewellery brand With Love Darling is giving 100 per cent of the sales of the above necklace and the Pink Bezel Gold Plated Bracelet, £75, to Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink campaign throughout October.
Stella McCartney’s seventh annual campaign in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month sees the designer team up with the cast of Netflix’s Sex Education for ‘Toilet, Teeth, Tits (TTT)’. Watch the comedic and informative sketch here before purchasing the exclusive TTT T-shirt with heat-reactive dye that turns pink when touched – Stella is donating one Louise Listening post-mastectomy bra for every tee sold.
Twenty per cent of every sale of Pureshore’s Rose Gold Wildflower Collection will be donated to the Wear It Pink campaign.
Purchase any of the bags in Kind Bag’s Buy Pink collection and 20 per cent of sale throughout October will go to Breast Cancer Haven.
2021 sees Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign turn 25 years old, where a range of brands sold at Asda turn their products pink for the month of October (including John Frieda, Radox, Cadbury’s, Fairy, Dove, McVities and more) and a portion of the profits go to a breast cancer charity. This year, Asda is supporting Breast Cancer Now and CoppaFeel with its limited edition range of Tickled Pink essentials, as well as a specially designed line of George clothing and homeware.
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, Katie offering 100 per cent of all sales in October of the ‘You’re Wonderful’ card to Cancer Research UK.
This October, Sofology is again supporting Breast Cancer Now with a curated 3-piece collection from the Paloma Faith collection: the Lady Muck Accent Chair in Paloma Home Oriental Bird fabric (£50 donation to BCN) and two cushions (£5 donation each).