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On Trend: Breast Cancer Awareness Month – beauty buys to support the cause

Katie Wright rounds up this year's best charitable products...

Cath Kidston Heart Spot Classic Make Up Case, £14, available from Cath Kidston
By Katie Wright, PA Fashion and Beauty Editor

FOLLOWING the recent death of Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding at the age of 39, Breast Cancer Awareness Month feels more relevant than ever.

Taking place in October, the annual campaign aims to raise awareness of the disease, which is the most common cancer in women in the UK. According to Breast Cancer Now, every year, around 55,000 women and 370 men are diagnosed, with 80 per cent of cases occurring for women aged 50 and over.

While young people are less likely to be diagnosed with the condition, early detection means treatments are more effective, which is why Coppafeel! encourages women and men to check their breasts and pecs regularly from a young age. The charity offers a text service that will message you once a month with a friendly reminder to check for any lumps or changes in your chest – and see your doctor if you notice anything unusual.

As well as promoting awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness Month also aims to raise funds to support cancer charities.

Throughout October, when you buy special beauty products, a donation will go to a good cause, meaning now's the perfect time to stock up on essentials or treat yourself to a little something…

1. Trinny London Lip Luxe in Eugenie, £22

2. Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Infused Gloss Duo, £29.50

3. Skinny Tan Strawberries & Cream CoppaFeel! Bundle, £22.99 (available on October 1)

4. The Natural Deodorant Co Clean Deodorant Balm Palmarosa + Mandarin, £12.50

5. Cath Kidston Heart Spot Classic Make Up Case, £14 (available October 1)

6. Scientia Limited Edition Pure Clarity Targeted Blemish Paste, £16

7. John Frieda Violet Crush for Blondes Intensive Shampoo Tickled Pink Limited Edition, £6, Asda

Brighten brassy locks with this purple pigmented shampoo, which neutralises yellow tones in blonde and grey hair. For every bottle sold, a 50p donation will be made to Asda's Tickled Pink campaign, which supports Breast Cancer Now and CoppaFeel!

8. Avon Love, Avon Cancer Care Pack, £20

9. Elemental Herbology Calm & Soothe Limited Edition Collection, £50 (available October 1)

10. Elemis Limited Edition Skin Bliss Capsules Supersize, £99 (available October 1)

11. GHD Gold Hair Straightener in Rose Pink, £149

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