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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Support cancer research charities with these beauty brands

21st October 2022 | Author: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

In the UK, one in eight women over the course of their lifetimes will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This also means that there’s a chance all of us will know someone who has been, or who will be affected by the disease.

October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month in which brands and organisations raise awareness and money for the various cancer charities working on finding treatments and cures.

This includes selling new ranges, or redesigned products and donating the proceeds to such charities and organisations.  Scroll down to see our favourite ways to support these charities. We’ll be adding more to this list throughout October, so don’t forget to check back.

Plus, if you work for a brand – or know a brand – that is selling products to raise money for breast cancer research then please let us know and we’ll add it to our list.

FURTHER READING: The best creams, lotions and masks to help lift and firm your boobs

How to check your breasts

Before we dive into the beauty brands that have all pledged to support breast cancer charities, we want to explain how to check your breasts and what changes to look out for.

  • Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips. Check to see if your breasts are their usual size, shape and colour.
  • Step 2: Raise your arms and check for the same things.
  • Step 3: Check to see if there is any fluid coming out of one or both nipples. If you’re breastfeeding, milk and even watery fluid is expected. If you’re not, any leaking of fluid could be a sign something isn’t quite right.
  • Step 4: Now lie down and squeeze and press your fingers and hand (with your hand flat) around the breast feeling for any lumps or unusual sensations.
  • Step 5: Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to examine their breasts is when their skin is wet, so you can do this step in the shower.

Things to look for include:

  • Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin
  • A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple
  • Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling
  • Lumps or unusual bumps

If you’re concerned about any changes you’ve noticed with your breasts, contact your GP sooner rather than later. If it is anything to worry about, it’s best to catch it early as the chances of treating it are much higher and more successful.

Find out more at Coppa Feel!

Beauty brands supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

♥︎ Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty advent calendar

Macmillan charity advent calendar 2022Boots

Macmillan has been a charity partner of Boots for more than a decade and the pair offer beauty and skincare consultations for cancer patients as well as support for their families.

As part of this collaboration, Boots is selling the Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty advent calendar with £2 from each sale going to charity.

It retails for £85,  but is currently on offer for £42. Plus you get Boots Advantage Card points.

What’s inside the Macmillan beauty advent calendar 2022 contents?

  • Boots Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml
  • Boots Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Moisturiser 30ml
  • Botanics Peaceful Night Pllow Mist Lavender & Sweet Marjoram 100 ml
  • Champneys Moisturising Face Mask 37ml
  • Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic 50 ml
  • Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 30ml
  • Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion 50ml
  • No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Eye Cream 5ml
  • No7 Protect & Perfect Lip Care 10ml
  • No7 Precision Lips Pencil – Nude
  • No7 Stay Perfect Eye Pencil – Black
  • No7 The Full 360 Mascara – Black
  • No7 Flawless Finish Blending Sponge
  • No7 Gel Finish Nail Colour Rose Gold 10ml
  • No7 HydraLuminous Water Surge Gel Oil Free 25ml
  • Soap & Glory Bright & Beautiful Brightening Sheet Mask
  • Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream 50ml
  • Soap & Glory CLEAN ON ME Hydrating Body Wash 75ml
  • Sleek MakeUP Fierce Felt Eyeliner Zodiac – Black
  • Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette Level Up
  • Ted Baker Raspberry & Orange Blossom Body Lotion 50ml
  • Boots Extracts Mango Hand Cream 30ml
  • Boots Eyelash Curler
  • Liz Earle Pure Cotton Cloth

FURTHER READING: Best beauty advent calendars and Cheap beauty advent calendars under £50

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♥︎ Bedew Skin

Bedew Skin Breast Cancer AwarenessBedew Skin

British skincare brand Bedew Skin is donating 20% of the sales of its Pink Clay Glow Up Mask (£8.99 – £19.99 dependent on size) to Breast Cancer UK for all of October.

It’s vegan, cruelty-free and can help nourish and hydrate the skin while soothing redness and breakouts thanks to the use of ingredients such as pink clay and kaolin.

It’s also infused with cranberry and strawberry extracts as well as hyaluronic acid and it can be used as a full-face mask or overnight as a spot mask when needed.

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♥︎ Avon Products That Give Back

Avon has been raising money for breast cancer charities and initiatives for the past 30 years and in that time has raised more than £25 million. For this October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is donating 100% of the profits from select products to its charity partners – CoppaFeel! and Look Good Feel Better.

What’s more, Avon is also donating an additional £1 of profits from every sale of nine of the brand’s top-rated products across make-up, skincare and fragrance, to help meet its goal of raising £100,000 for breast cancer charities in 2022.

The charity products for 2022 include:

Avon Mystery Box

£15 (100% of profits will be split between CoppaFeel! and Look Good Feel Better) | Buy from Avon 1 October

Avon Breast Cancer Mystery BoxAvon

This mystery box contains five surprise Avon bestsellers varying from box to box. This includes mascara, lipsticks and highlighters, as well as eyeliners, shadow sticks and nail polish.

Breast Cancer Candle

£7 (100% of profits will be split equally between CoppaFeel! and Look Good Feel Better) | Buy from Avon 1 October

Avon Breast Cancer CandleAvon

This year’s Avon breast cancer candle smells like rhubarb, red apple and strawberry. It burns for 25 hours and comes with a card that helps you find advice and support on how to check your boobs.

The nine bestselling products that will include an additional £1 breast cancer charity donation throughout October are:

  • Anew Renewal Power Serum
  • True Power Stay Foundation
  • Glimmerstick Eyeliners
  • Ultra Satin Lipsticks
  • Attraction Game for Him
  • Far Away Beyond
  • Gel Shine Nail Enamel
  • Advanced Techniques Absolute Nourishment Treatment Oil
  • Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray
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