Six Pretty Pink Things You Can Buy to Benefit Breast Cancer Research
October is the perfect time to put your obsession with Millennial Pink, Pantone Rose Quartz, or "Blush and Bashful" to good use. Many brands offer specially designed or repackaged products in the shade in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and are donating a portion of profits from the bags, baubles, and beauty products to various charities that benefit the tremendously important cause.
Read on to find a few of the best ways to give back this month, while treating yourself or others to some rose-hued goodies.
1. Alison Lou's Pink Lip Stud
The Los Angeles-based skincare brand is donating 25% of proceeds from its best-selling, complexion-boosting pads ($35) — which boast antioxidant cranberry extract, omega fatty acids, and rice milk to soothe, hydrate, and protect your skin — to Cancer and Careers, an organization that offers educational, career-focused resources to those living with cancer.
3. DryBar's Mini Detox Dry Shampoo
Got bangs? What about occasionally greasy roots? If so, you probably know a good dry shampoo is worth its weight in gold. This pint-sized version of DryBar's best selling one fits comfortably in your purse or makeup bag, and $1 of the $13 price benefits City of Hope.
4. Perverse's Pink Slay Sunglasses
These are rose-colored lenses that won't have you just idealizing the world around you, but will actually help you make it better. When you pick up a pink pair of the LA brand's popular "Slay" style and enter the code BCA2016 at checkout, you'll save 50% — making them just $25! — and Perverse will give 20% of net sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
5. Angela Roi's Pink Sunday Mini Tote
Bag-obsessed babes know that their habit can often cost a pretty penny, which is not the case for this brand's luxe totes, crossbodies, and buckets. And did I mention they're also made sustainably with vegan leather? So you can feel doubly good about buying this limited edition, hot pink mini tote for just $165 knowing that half of that price will go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
6. Courtney Bensik's Save the Nipple Necklace
The LA-based jewelry designer came up with her "Save the Nipple" collection as a means of honoring her late grandfather who suffered from breast cancer. Purchasing any of the three pieces — the above rose gold necklace ($130), a pair of rose gold stud earrings ($130) and a yellow gold and diamond necklace ($275) — means a donation to the Keep a Breast Foundation, a non-profit focused on eduction and prevention.