Breast cancer awareness month 2018: Eight of the best charity beauty buys
OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness month, when beauty products get a pretty pink makeover and a percentage of sales are donated to breast cancer charities.
Started in 1985, the initiative has gone from strength to strength, raising more than £50 million. This year, there's another fantastic line-up of pampering goodies, from £1 bathing bargains to luxurious designer collaborations. Here's our pick of the pink treats...
1. Palmolive Gourmet Strawberry Touch Body Butter Shower Cream, £1.50, Asda
Pick up a bottle of this sweetly-scented shower cream in Asda and 10p will be donated to Tickled Pink, the supermarket's breast cancer charity initiative.
2. Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Shampoo, £19
For every full-size bottle of No Scent No Colour Shampoo or Conditioner sold, 50p will go to cancer charity Look Good Feel Better, while 25p is donated from mini bottles – and that's all year round, not just October.
3. Vintage Rose Rabbit And Cabbages Make-up Bag, £22, Breast Cancer Care
All the profits from this cute cabbage and bunny cosmetics pouch will go to Breast Cancer Care.
4. Aveda Limited Edition Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme, £21
Aveda's much-loved Hand Relief cream returns for 2018, with around £4 from each tube sold donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
5. Bobbi Brown Pinks with Purpose Lip Colour Duo, £35
In two flattering colours – Sandwash Pink and Pink – with a semi-matte finish, this is a lipstick duo that you'll get lots of wear out of, and £5 from every sale goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
6. Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm, £68
A long-time supporter of Breast Cancer Care, this year Elemis will be making a donation of £25,000 to the charity through sales of its Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm, which is decorated with a bespoke rose print by Brit designers Lily and Lionel.
7. MZ Skin Hydrate & Nourish Age Defence Retinol Day Moisturizer SPF30, £95, Net-a-Porter
Luxury skincare brand MZ Skin will be donating 5 per cent of its total website sales to Breast Cancer Haven, so when you purchase its celeb-favourite Hydrate & Nourish day cream online in October, you'll be supporting the charity.
8. GHD Gold by Lulu Guinness, £139
Two icons have come together this year to say 'kiss this, cancer'. GHD has teamed up with Lulu Guinness on a pink straightener emblazoned with the designer's signature lip print. For every Gold style sold, £10 will go to Breast Cancer Now.