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

8th October 2023 | Author: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

Stock up on beauty favourites while also supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with these beauty products raising funds for breast cancer charities

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.

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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

Below we’ve listed the best beauty brands, products and accessories that not only look fantastic but will give money back to charities fighting to rid us of the scourge of breast cancer.

GHD Pink Limited Edition Range

From £169 | Buy now

GHD pink breast cancer awareness monthGHD

GHD’s Pink Limited Edition stylers come in a gentle pink/peach hue and include zip bags that feature the slogan TAKE CONTROL NOW. This slogan is used to encourage women to make regular self-examinations.

Marking two decades of contributions to breast cancer organisations, GHD is donating £10 to Breast Cancer Now or €10 to the Irish Cancer Society for each item sold from this collection.

The products that have had a makeover are:

  • GHD Platinum+ in Pink Peach: Buy now
  • GHD Glide in Pink Peach: Buy now
  • GHD Helios in Pink Peach: Buy now
  • GHD Gold in Pink Peach: Buy now
  • GHD Unplugged Cordless in Pink Peach: Buy now

If you want to learn more about these products before buying, check out GHD reviews:

Shop the GHD range

♥︎ Look Good Feel Better makeup brushes 

Buy now from Lookfantastic 

With each makeup brush Look Good Feel Better sells, it donates 10-12% to the Look Good Feel Better charity.

This charity helps run makeup workshops across the UK, including online tutorials to help women suffering from cancer feel confident again.

It’s one of the only cancer support charity offering support to women, men and young adults to combat the physical and psychological side-effects of their treatment. The programme is offered in more than 140 hospitals and cancer care centres across the UK and to date has supported over 170,000 people living with cancer.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the brand has released a line of beautiful white and pink makeup brushes which start at £5.99, or you can buy a set for £19.99. There is also a beauty sponge, and an antibacterial spray for £8.99.

You can buy these brushes from SoInvogue as well as in M&S, Lookfantastic and selected Sainsbury’s stores.

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Buy now from Lookfantastic

Pink Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum

£89 | Buy now

Estee Lauder Pink Advanced night Repair for Breast CancerEstee Lauder

Available in a special edition bottle, Estée Lauder’s Pink Advanced Night Repair serum is part of the brand’s breast cancer awareness initiative. As part of this initiative, Estee Lauder is donating 20% of sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Also, if you add the code GOLDENGIFT during checkout you can get an additional six-piece gift set.

♥︎ Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Gentle shampoo and conditioner

From £21.50 | Buy now

Speaking of the Look Good Feel Better charity, 50p from the sales of Philip Kingsley’s No Scent No Colour shampoo, and conditioner also goes towards this fantastic cause. These donations are taken throughout the year, not just for the month of October.

The formula was designed to be gentle enough for Philip Kingsley’s wife to use when she had breast cancer. It’s also perfect for people who are prone to redness or irritation on their scalp and its star ingredient is Hydrolyzed Elastin. This adds strength, body, and elasticity to improve your hair’s strength and how much moisture it retains. This also helps reduce breakages.

It also contains Amino Silicone to detangle and control frizz and flyaways.

A 250ml bottle of the shampoo costs £21.50, or you buy a litre of the shampoo for £60. The conditioner also costs £21.50 for the smaller version and £64 for a litre.

Since 2016, Philip Kingsley has sold 47,414 units of No Scent No Colour Shampoo and Conditioner, and have raised £23,707 for Look Good Feel Better.

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Buy now from Philip Kingsley

Bobbi Brown Gloss Duo

£38 | Buy now

Bobbi Brown Breast Cancer pink lipglass duoBobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown presents a pair of moisturising, non-tacky lip glosses in pink-themed packaging. All proceeds from this launch are being donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

♥︎ Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty advent calendar

Macmillan advent calendar 2023Macmillan

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 £90 but is currently on offer for £44. Plus you get Boots Advantage Card points.

The calendar contains a mix of products from Boots, Liz Earle, No7, Sleek MakeUP and more.

You can see the full list of what’s in the Macmillan advent calendar here.

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Buy now

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne

£118 | Buy now

Jo Malone breast cancer cologneJo Malone

£118 | Buy now

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jo Malone London has released a special version of its Peony & Blush Suede Cologne. Throughout October 2023, £20 from each 100ml bottle sold will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Elemis Rose Micro-Serum

£90 | Buy now

Elemis Breast Cancer serumElemis

Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Rose Micro-Serum is clinically validated to offer 72-hour hydration and fortify the skin’s natural barrier. For each serum sold in October, Elemis will donate £10 to the Look Good Feel Better charity, supporting their range of workshops and services.

♥︎ 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.


Avon Breast Cancer Mystery Box

£15 (Worth £25) | Buy now

Back by popular demand, Avon’s mystery gift box is packed with best-selling products like mascaras, lipsticks, and highlighters. The box contains five surprise beauty items for you to enjoy. What’s more, the box itself, adorned with a unique boob print, serves as a lasting reminder to carry out regular self-checks.

Avon Breast Cancer Mystery BoxAvon

Avon Breast Cancer Pins

£4 each | Buy now

Show your support for the cause by wearing one of Avon’s Breast Cancer Pins. You can choose between a silver-plated crystal pin with glass stones or a gold-plated enamel pin. Wear it proudly to raise awareness and show solidarity.

Avon Breast Cancer Candle

£7 | Buy now


Avon Breast Cancer CandleAvon

This candle not only fills your home with the aromas of rhubarb, red apple, and strawberry but also serves as a poignant reminder to perform regular self-checks. With a burn time of 28 hours, the candle comes with a handy guide to help you know what to look for during your checks.

Avon Care Breast Cancer Calming Moisture Body Lotion and Hand Cream

Body Lotion (£4.50), Hand Cream (£2) | Buy now

Skincare takes on a new level of importance, particularly for those undergoing cancer treatment. Avon offers a way to give your skin the attention it deserves with their Breast Cancer Calming Moisture Body Lotion and Hand Cream. Enriched with vitamin E and tea tree extract, these products promise 24-hour moisture, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and soft. As you apply the lotion, it’s an opportune moment to perform a self-check on your breasts or pecs, a simple act that could be life-saving.


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