The theme for September & October is awareness.
With so many incredible campaigns and initiatives underway for women’s causes especially women’s mental and physical health, including Pink Hope , Liptember and Pink Ribbon Breakfast for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the opportunities are everywhere to do (and buy) something that matters.
Here are a few places to start:
Teaming up with women’s cancer-awareness charity, Pink Hope in the month of September, the sales profits from Frank Body Lip Duo (ft. a coffee-enriched balm and lip scrub) will go towards efforts to get the charity’s important message of “know your risk, change your future” out there, while also soothing your chapped lips situation.
The never-fail good gift to get a woman, ghd, is available in a limited edition Pink Blush skin to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Up to $20 of every sale of a ghd Pink Blush electrical tool will be donated, adding to the company’s total contribution of over $20 million raised for breast cancer charities around the world over the course of it’s 14-year partnership with the foundation.
In the month of October, for as long as stock lasts, Clinique will be donating $10 from the sale of their top-selling Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. The moisturiser is alone worth the purchase (this beauty editor has already pumped her way through 3 bottles). Non-irritating and perfectly moisturising for both dry and oily skin types, the charitable cause is the cherry on top of really good skincare.
Bobbi Brown knows good makeup and brushes; she is a makeup artist after all. This year, the brand are releasing a universally flattering Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzing Powder Set that includes a pigmented, rosy but radiant powder palette and mini blending brush. $16 of the sale price will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation so if you’ve never tried, this is a great time and product to start with. (Next up: try the iconic brick palettes.)
A hand cream for the hands-on. Make a difference with Aveda Limited Edition Hand Relief Moisturising Creme, a naturally exfoliating, vitamin-rich moisturiser for smoother, hydrated hands. They’ve pledged $4 from every sale to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation with the global target of raise $330,000 with this cruelty-free fundraiser. The packaging has also been made with a focus on recyclables and renewables, as with all of Aveda’s products.
Another goodwill beauty brand that has landed in Australia is Abhati Suisse. Look for it at your local MECCA. The Swiss-made, Indian-inspired ethical skincare company was crowdfunded three years ago and then produced by a group of top skincare and creative professionals who have their time and talents to collaborate on a project to empower girls and women. The proceeds from the sustainable, high-quality products go back into empowering the craftspeople in the Himalayas, and sending girls in India to school. So far, Abhati Suisse has sent over 120,000 girls to school, with the ambition to send 1 million by 2025. That’s some good spending karma.
Tell us, what women’s issues are important to you?