The 7 best collections supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019
From Bobbi Brown to Vans, all your favourite fashion and beauty labels are releasing collections to help fund research for breast cancer.
We are now officially into Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign dedicated to spreading awareness of the disease. With recent reports finding that breast cancer diagnoses are on the rise in Australia too, it is now more important than ever to educate ourselves and each other on the cancer and how best to detect it.
In a show of support, a bunch of great brands have now stepped up to help. Teaming up with major breast cancer charities, labels like Aveda and Savage x Fenty have released limited-edition breast cancer lines. For every product that you shop, the brands will donate proceeds to further education and research into the disease.
So, what are you waiting for? Whether you're looking to treat yourself to something you need, or pick up a thoughtful gift for someone else, here are the products that you're going to want to shop this October:
1. ghd Platinum + Ink on Pink Styler
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of its pink campaign, ghd has teamed up with mastectomy tattoo artist David Allen to create a limited edition hair straightener. With a sleek, round barrel design, the styler has all your favourite ghd features like automatic sleep mode, a quick 25-second heat-up time and dual-zone technology for consistent heat regulation.
It also boasts a gorgeous floral pink and black design that will immediately convince you to update the ghd you've been hoarding since your teenage years. Better yet, $20 from every straightener sold will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The non-profit organisation raises much needed funds for breast cancer research, giving you a pretty good incentive to get shopping.
2. Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Lip Colour Duo
Shop it from: Bobbi Brown, David Jones and Myer.
If your lippies are running a little low, you might want to pick up this dreamy duo from Bobbi Brown. Launched as part of the Estée Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, the creamy, full-coverage lipsticks come in two shades of Pink and Tulle. The packaging itself is also pink, which will help you to easily find your new hues in a drawer full of black lipstick canisters.
A portion of each lipstick sale will be donated directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, making it the perfect excuse to treat yourself. They also make a great present, so pick up a set for your mum, your sister and your bestie while you're at it. Not only will you be doing your fellow women a favour, but you'll also have a head start on your Christmas gift shopping.
3. Estée Lauder Limited-Edition Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Shop it from: Estée Lauder
In addition to the Bobbi Brown lipsticks, a limited-edition bottle of Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II has also been released to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Repair Serum is a favourite amongst skincare fans, with the product consistently receiving rave reviews online.
The serum is designed to make skin smoother and more evenly-toned, so pick yourself up a new pink bottle and get glowing. Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the recommended retail price to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
4. Aveda Limited Edition Hand Relief Cherry Almond Moisturising Crème
Shop it from: Aveda
For those who are still feeling the after affects of the winter months, it could be worthwhile picking up a tube of Aveda's limited edition hand crème. Made from Andiroba oil and other plant hydrators, the formula is intensely moisturising, providing instant relief for dried out skin. It's also free from parabens and other nasties and has a delicious cherry almond aroma.
At $47.00, the crème is a little pricey, but with US$5 from every purchase supporting cruelty-free research through the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation, it's definitely worth the buy. Plus, you can put it on Afterpay and pay four fortnightly instalments of just $11.45 instead.
5. Vans x CoppaFeel! Breast Cancer Awareness line
Shop them from: Vans US store
If you're after some kicks that really stand out, look no further than Vans' latest line. Our favourite streetwear label has just teamed up with English breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! to release a bold new sneaker and apparel line. Each of the shoe iterations from the line features imagery such as women checking their breasts or with scars across their chests.
US$200,000 of the proceeds made from the collection will be donated directly to CoppaFeel! to continue its work in helping to increase early detection of breast cancer.
Unfortunately, given that CoppaFeel! is a UK-based charity, it doesn't look like we'll be seeing the collection on the Vans Australia site. You can still get your hands on the line, though. Just sign up for a ShopMate account through Australia Post and shop the capsule through the Vans US webstore.
6. Savage X Fenty Thrivers line
Shop it from: Savage X Fenty online store
Rihanna's latest Savage X Fenty line is one that will make you feel good inside and out. Not only can you shop a gorgeous array of pink bras, panties and babydolls, but a minimum of $3.75 from each product sold will be donated straight to the Clara Lionel Foundation. The foundation both raises money for breast cancer research and helps to support women living with it, making it an easy choice to support.
Best of all, in usual Savage X Fenty style, each piece from the line is available in an inclusive range of sizes which spans 32A to 42H and XS to 3X.
7. Papier x McGrath Foundation "Pot Yer Tits Away Luv" notebook
Shop it from: The Papier site
With the chaos that comes with this time of year, you're probably going to want to invest in a new notebook and whether you're creating to do lists or working out budgets, Papier's latest design is hard to lose.
Designed by pottery sensation and founder of Pot yer tits away Luv, Emma Low, the limited-edition design features breasts of all shapes and sizes, including ones affected by cancer. It can also be personalised in case you want to surprise your work wife or best friend with something to liven up their desk space.
The notebook has been created in collaboration with the McGrath Foundation, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the charity. The foundation raises funds to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia and create further awareness of breast cancer.