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.
27 fantastic buys that support Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Jo Malone London will be donating £20 from the sale of every 100ml bottle of Peony & Blush Suede Cologne to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation throughout October 2020 as part of Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign.
The UK’s favourite curly hair brand, Only Curls, is donating 20 per cent of all proceeds from their signature pink accessories purchased throughout October to Look Good Feel Better.
Bouclème will be making a £5,000 donation from the sales of their best-selling Curl Cream throughout the month of October. In addition, Bouclème are sponsoring the ‘Big Bounce Back’ event which sees CoppaFeel! co-founders, Kris and Maren Hallenga grabbing their rebounders on 24 October and bouncing non-stop for 12 hours all via live stream.
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 pink lipstick duo to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
When you buy an Origins Blooming Sheer Lip Balm and a Blooming Shine Nourishing Lip, £18 together throughout October, Origins will donate 100 percent of the profits to Breast Cancer Now.
Avon worked closely with cancer survivors to create this exclusive collection of products that are gentle enough for those going through treatment. 100 per cent of the profits will be donated to Look Good Feel Better. Also on Avon, 50 per cent of the profits from this boob clutch, £10 will go to CoppaFeel.
For the 20th year running, Elemis is supporting Breast Cancer Now – this year with £10 of each sale of the limited edition supersized version of the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream going to the charity.
20 per cent of the profits from this limited edition Advanced Night Repair serum in a special pink bottle with pink ribbon charm bracelet goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Even better, donations will be made from now until June 2021.
In its 16th 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 gold® hair straightener, £149 and ghd helios™ professional hair dryer, £159.
The Natural Deodorant Co.
The Natural Deodorant Co. are supporting CoppaFeel this Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating 10 per cent of sales from their Palmarosa + Mandarin Deodorant Balm to the charity.
Beauty & The Breast
Beauty & The Breast is a new way to shop your favourite beauty products. For a £5 a month 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.
Jewellery brand Missoma have ventured into clothing for their limited edition charity T-shirt for CoppaFeel, which features two illustrated hands to echo CoppaFeel’s mission to encourage and educate everyone on boob checking. After an amazing surge in sales since it launched, Missoma has upped its initial pledge of £5,000 to the charity to 50 per cent of all profits from the T-shirt.
Peloton has launched its ‘Stronger’ capsule collection for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and will be donating 20 per cent of the proceeds (up to $25,000) to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Boohoo has teamed up with with breast cancer awareness charity, Know Your Lemons Foundation, to create a collection that encapsulate’s the charity’s message and mission. The collection spans pyjamas, hoodies, underwear and the above T-shirt, with prices from £5-20. Boohoo has pledged to donate £40,000 from the sales of the collection to the charity.
Ethical jewellery brand Kimaï have created their Amy bracelet (made with 18k recycled solid gold and lab-grown diamonds) in a limited edition pink, with 50 per cent of the profits going to CoppaFeel.
Danish jewellery label AYM is donating a portion of sales from two pairs of their hoop earrings, the above Jaipur Pink hoops and the Ananda – Miami Rose, £43 for the month of October.
For the whole of October, this Barcelona-based brand is donating 10 per cent of the sales from their Heart Rings to the Spanish charity AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer).
The Perfect Dress Company
50 per cent of all profits made from The Perfect Dress Company’s Darcy Rose Meaningful Jewellery Collection will be donated to Breast Cancer Haven.
For this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, premium face mask brand THYRA has launched a pink version of its eco-conscious face mask made from ocean and landfill waste plastics. For each pink face mask sold in October, £1 will be donated to CoppaFeel.
Skechers has released a range of ‘Pink Ribbon’ shoes, where £5 from the sale of each pair will go towards supporting Breast Cancer Now’s life-changing work.
15 per cent of all proceeds from sustainable silk brand Valle&Vik’s pink collection will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Charity, including this slinky turban-inspired headband.
Online homeware retailer Shabby Store have created the Think Pink edit, a collection of pink-themed items where 10 per cent of the profits will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation.
PopSockets, the makers of innovative, trend-led accessories for digital devices, has created a range of products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with 50 per cent of profits going to CoppaFeel.
Throughout October, selected items from Cath Kidston’s ‘Button Spot’ range will include a 10 per cent donation to Breast Cancer Now. They’ve also designed a line of limited edition Cath Kidston x Breast Cancer Now pyjamas to be released later this month on cathkidston.com.
Asda has been running its Tickled Pink campaign since 1996, where a range of brands turn their products pink for the month of October (including Radox, Simple, Tresemme and PG Tips) 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.
Transform Method has launched a new programme designed to bring peace back to those who have experienced breast cancer. Using ultra-gentle movement and breath, both of which can powerfully enhance wellbeing and hormonal balance, classes are tailored to those embarking on the positive journey to recovery and wellbeing. 10 per cent of the proceeds from this specially designed Gentle Kundalini.Global class will be given to the Pink Ribbon Foundation.
MOMO Kombucha has launched a brand new flavour, Raspberry & Hibiscus, and 5pm from the sale of every bottle will go to Future Dreams, a charity dedicated to raising funds for support, awareness and research for those touched by breast cancer.