08 Oct Beauty Products that Give Back: Support the Girls this October for BCA 2010
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we here at BeautyStat want to recognize those companies that support the cause with special products designed to “put us in the pink” ….
One of the companies supporting “the Girls” is Estee Lauder. By October 2010, the Estee Lauder Companies and retail families will have contributed or raised $45 million since 1993 for BCRF. The Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection helps raise awareness that early detection saves lives. Today the Pink Ribbon is the ubiquitous, worldwide symbol of breast health and breast cancer awareness, during this month Estee Lauder Beauty Advisors hand out PINK RIBBONS, informational brochures and more. This takes place not just in North America, but at counters around the world where women are desperate for information and hope.
Since 1993, the Estée Lauder brand has has donated more than $8 million to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. In 2010 alone, Estée Lauder will donate $500,000 to BCRF in The United States. This 2010 donation, coupled with other funds raised by Estée Lauder’s North America Field Team, will fund four prominent BCRF researchers. Every year, Mrs. Evelyn H. Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley travel around the world raising awareness and funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation at personal appearance events.
Estee Lauder’s collection features two separate sets this year: the new Pure Color Gloss in 2 dual-ended glosses for 4 shades in all, plus a pink croc-print clutch.The shades for this exclusive set were hand-selected by Elizabeth Hurley ($25.00): Nude Rose, Rock Candy, Brazen Berry, Extravagant Pink.
Evelyn H. Lauder hand-selected the full-size lipsticks for this exclusive set, all in chic pink cases ($25): Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Candy, Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Rubellite, Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu, Pink Croc-Print Clutch.
BeautyStat would also like to shine the spotlight on some other great companies, that are also participating in special promotions of their own to help spread the word, and raise awareness. Pink has never been more powerful! The Noreen Fraser Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to funding women’s cancer research, is pleased to announce a partnership with Fake Bake, a leader in the sunless tanning product industry. In time for the holidays, 20% of all website sales of the Beyond Bronze line of self-tanners will directly benefit the foundation.
Fake Bake’s Beyond Bronze includes an airbrush self-tanner for the body and a lotion for the face, both of which are formulated without parabens.
Juice Beauty’s “Think Pink” donates proceeds for breast cancer research with every purchase of $50 or more. Juice Beauty will make a donation to the San Francisco Breast Cancer Fund, and as a thank you, will send you a free Think Pink Lipcolor rich in acai and goji berries (certified organic ingredients).
Revlon continues the quest to change the face of cancer with Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pursuit. In partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation™, Revlon® will donate proceeds to fund breast cancer research around the country. 10% of sales of Pink Pursuit will be donated to the fight against breast cancer. The Pink Pursuit Lipgloss will bear the Breast Cancer Ribbon to distinguish from existing shades.
As part of the partnership, Shiseido will donate $5 to Cancer and Careers for every unit of Shiseido Makeup Luminizing Lip Gloss in Pop Life sold throughout the month of October. The Luminizing Lip Gloss in Pop Life retails for $22.00 and is available online and in-store at select Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Dillard’s locations. Also, in honor of the partnership, all Shiseido makeup counters will feature an exclusive look created by Dick Page, Artistic Director for Shiseido Makeup. Savvy gals can stop by to find out how to create the “In the Pink” look, pairing the lip gloss with a soft-pink eye shadow.
This year, Kohl’s is also committed to the cause, with a special collection exclusively by Vera Wang. Part of the Simply Vera Collection, 100% of the net profit will be donated to support the fight against breast cancer. All items in this special collection sell for $5 or $10.00 each. Who wouldn’t love a pink cosmetic case, especially by Vera? The cases shown here, come in a set and are just $10.00.
Be aware, show you care, and help support the cause! Do it “for the girls!”
-By Elaine Hamilton