Breast Cancer Awareness 2017

Pumpkin Spice is nice, but it’s not all that fall’s arrival has to offer. Since 1985, October has served as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with that in mind, we take a moment to spotlight cosmetics brand jane iredale. With roots in Massachusetts, jane iredale was founded by Brit Jane Iredale, who shared with us that 100% of profits from their new Magic Mitt make up remover will go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national education and support organization whose mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community.

1. Please tell us why being involved with BCA is important to jane iredale.

“We support Living Beyond Breast Cancer because of their commitment to help all individuals touched by breast cancer, whether they are diagnosed or supporting a loved one.  LBBC functions as a support group – They make it possible to maintain quality of life during the most challenging times and they support families holistically, understanding that breast cancer impacts all areas of life.” – Jane Iredale, founder and president of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd.

2. Tell us more about the Magic Mitt.

The Magic Mitt quickly and completely removes makeup WITHOUT the need of additional products. Made from a new generation of specially knitted micro-fibers, many times thinner than a human hair, the Magic Mitt safely penetrates skin’s oil films. This hydro-mechanical process breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond makeup to the skin, while the fibers gently exfoliate. This cleansing process promotes the health of the skin as it does not affect the skin's natural acid mantle. When this beneficial barrier is intact, it aids the skin in protecting itself from harmful and invasive bacteria.
(Available at janeiredale.com)

3. Tell us about Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

LBBC is a national education   and support organization whose mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support, a mission that closely resembles that of the jane iredale brand.

See below for more companies supporting the Think Pink cause:

iS CLINICAL will donate 100% of Poly-Vitamin Serum profits to the National Breast Cancer Coalition.  The serum is an intensive, revitalizing formula for all skin types.  The formula ensures the delivery of a powerful combination of essential vitamins, bionutrients, and age-fightiing antioxidants.  The combination hydrates and improves texture and tone.  It can also benefit skin under the most compromised conditions, including those whohave undergone radiation and chemotherapy treatments.  (Available at dermstore.com)

Paul Mitchell has partnered up with Bright Pink for their Limited Edition United in Pink Collection.  Bright Pink’s mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age.  The collection includes the United in Pink Super Skinny Serum, which helps keep hair silky, shiny, and frizz-free in any weather in a color-safe formula.  The United in Pink Firm Style Stay Strong Hairspray is a firm-hold hairspray that adds volume and maximum control without leaving hair stiff or sticky.  Blow drying is a breeze with the United in Pink Paddle Brush.  The lightweight design helps create lift and volume and the wide paddle is able to grab large sections of hair to shorten dry time.  The United in Pink Sculpting Brush can be used to detangle wet or dry hair, blow dry, sculpt, and style.   (Available at paulmitchell.com)

GO SMiLE’s Susan G. Komen Sonic Blue Whitening Kit & Toothbrush – Pink Limited Edition helps support women and fight against breast cancer.  The kit includes a Limited Edition Susan G. Komen Pink Sonic Blue Toothbrush with Patented Blue Light Wave Technology, Teeth Whitening Gel, Luxury Mint Toothpaste, Replacement Smart Brush Heads, Tooth Whitening Shade Chart, and Charging System.  From 2016-2018, GO SMiLE will donate $50,000 to Susan G. Komen, regardless of sales.  (Available at gosmile.com)

Musely Hydrogel Bye Bye Eye Bags is the first to market overnight hydrogel eye masks.  The eye masks soothe and cool the skin while brightening under eye circles.  The masks are designed with holes that can trap liquid and slowly release it to the skin overnight.  Cucumber fruit extract works to counteract the signs of environmental damage.  During October, Musely will donate 50% to The Young Survival Coalition.  (Available at musely.com)

June Jacobs’ personal battle with radiation dermatitis while undergoing treatment for breast cancer is what inspired her to develop the June Jacobs Rapid Repair Healing Cream.  The clinically-tested face and body treatment, for all skin types, helps soothe irritation, reinforce the skin’s barrier protection, smooth uneven textured skin, and provides up to 24-hour moisturization.  During October, 25% of the net proceeds will be donated to The Anne Moore Breast Cancer Research Fund, and another 25% of the net proceeds will be donated to the Dubin Breast Center if purchased from her website. (Available at junejacobs.com)

Baby Foot Pink Ribbon Box is a revolutionary Japanese foot exfoliant.  The formula allows feet to exfoliate naturally, leaving them soft and smoothe.  Gentle fruit acid penetrates into the layers of dead skin cells to break them down.  During October, Baby Foot will donate 10% to The American Cancer Society.  (Available at babyfoot.com)

The ultra-hydrating Bella Schneider Royal Rose Stem Cell Mask calms, brightens, and replenishes skin.  Moisturizing and nourishing shea & jojoba, soothing rose oil, anti-oxidizing mallow, and strengthening grape cell extract restores skin with added youthfulness.  20% will benefit The American Cancer Society.  (Available atlabelledayspas.com)

Ulta Beauty has been a proud partner of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation since 2009.  Support the cause by entering to win a Beauty Bag, donate to BCRF, or purchase a $5 accessory from the Ulta Beauty BCRF Collection.  (Check it out at ulta.com)