October is coming to a close, so if you have not yet found a way to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, now’s your chance! National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease, help raise funds for research and create aid for those who are currently being treated.
As you probably already know, there are a number of ways to support this international health campaign. First of all, you can schedule a check up and make sure you are taking the proper steps in detecting the disease. You can then donate directly to NBCF, join countless marathons and fundraisers, and volunteer to help educate others.
Today, we’re looking into another way to support the campaign: BCAM products. You’ve probably noticed pink items everywhere this month and even if you’re not a fan of pink, don’t overlook them! Countless companies have created products specifically for BCAM and a portion of the profits are donated to various breast cancer organizations.
We stumbled upon quite a number of BCAM products and we’re here to bring you our most favorite picks.
Murad’s Hydrate for Hope Set
Description: This limited edition set features Hydro-Dynamic® Ultimate Moisture, a moisturizer that hydrates and restores natural smoothness, as well as a beautiful two-toned pink cosmetic bag. The design on the cosmetic bag “features a fabric print of Dr. Murad’s original art lined inside to encourage unbridled creativity and reinforce the link between beautiful skin and a connection with your life’s passion.”
Organization: 10% of profits will be donated to City of Hope’s breast and women’s cancers research, treatment and education programs. City of Hope is recognized for it’s medical care, innovative science and translational research.
WE TRIED IT! : As someone with sensitive skin, I am always hesitant to try new creams and moisturizers, but the Hydro-Dynamic® Ultimate Moisture is extremely light and gentle. My skin was noticeably softer to the touch directly after application. Aesthetically, the cream container and the limited edition the cosmetic bag was gorgeous.
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Description: Mixture has created a number of hand-crafted products specifically for breast cancer awareness month. The 4oz soap bar is created with a blend of goats milk, shea butter, olive oil and aloe. The adorable 2oz soy wax candles burn for over 20 hours. There are over 80 scents available including the new fitting fragrance, HOPE.
Organization: 30% of proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen For The Cure. The organization educates and supports research towards breast cancer. They also provide financial and emotional assistance for those in need. The official website states, “In a broader sense, we empower others, ensure quality care for all, and invest in science to find the cures.”
Price: $6 – $8
WE TRIED IT! : Mixture products make quite the first impression. Everything is packaged in recycled materials in order to preserve the environment. Then, the second you open the package, you will instantly get caught up in the smells. The candles do not need to be lighted to give off the strong scents. Let’s not forget to mention that the handcrafted products are great to look at.
Avon Breast Cancer Crusade — Anew Vitale Day & Night Cream
Description: A day and night cream that works together to uplift the face. The day cream helps strengthen skin to fight the signs of aging while the night cream helps refresh skin overnight to fight the signs of dullness and fatigue. Sold separately.
Organization: These creams are part of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade which are pink ribbon products that aim to raise funds and breast cancer awareness. With every cream purchased, a $5 donation will be made towards the Avon Foundation for Women which has created breast cancer programs in over 50 countries.
Price: $28 each
WE TRIED IT : Because I am still in my mid-20’s, I can’t say that I saw a drastic change in signs of aging. However, I can say that the cream definitely helped my skin feel refreshed and hydrated. As you can see, the jars themselves are stunning to look at.
Earth Therapeutics Anti-Stress Microwaveable Sinus Pillow & Aloe Moisture Socks
Description: Feel-good products designed to bring calm and comfort to the mind and body. The conveniently-sized pillow relieves sinus headaches, tension and stress by being placed on the eyes and forehead. The pillow may be cooled or microwaved to achieve desired temperature. Additionally, the super plush socks are infused with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to replenish dry skin.
Organization: Earth Therapeutics is a proud supporter of The National Breast Cancer Foundation. A portion of proceeds from all BCA products is donated towards the cause.
Price: Anti-Stress Microwaveable Sinus Pillow, $12.99; Aloe Moisture Socks – 2 Pack, $11.99
WE TRIED IT! : If you’re a fan of comfort and anything soft and soothing, you must try Earth Therapeutics products. Perfect for the chill of fall, these extremely plush products are must-haves. My feet haven’t felt so comfortable in years.
Think Pink With JULIAN CHANG
Description: For all of October, any pink product purchased will be 20% off!
Organization: 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Golden Thread Jewelry
Description: Customizable, hand made jewelry that bring together personalization and style with new trends and timeless classics. Founder Jennifer Welker focuses on quality, innovation, sophistication and affordable style.
Organization: During the month of October, 20% of proceeds from the below Golden Thread styles will be donated to Susan G. Komen to help fund research and raise awareness for breast cancer.
Golden Thread Large Gold Disc with Initials and a Diamond, $1,360
Golden Thread Antique Gold Awareness Ribbon, $40
Golden Thread Single Pink Jade Necklace, $50
Golden Thread Blush Pink Necklace, $50
Description: “The ultimate legwear for the Modern woman.” Lemon Legwear offers tights, leggings, socks, slippers and mukluks which the mixes the fun aesthetics of youthful leggings with the sophistication of designer hosiery.
Organization: 25% of proceeds will be donated to Lolly’s Locks, an organization which provides high-quality wigs for cancer patients suffering hair loss as an effect of chemotherapy, and are unable to afford them.