Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise, $23 (6 ml)
Smashbox has created a limited edition colour of their popular Be Legendary Lip Gloss in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The texture is airy, the finish is glassy, the colour is... pink-ribbon pink, of course.
Origins' fan-favourite lip balm sports a limited edition pink ribbon packaging in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This soothing lip balm is created with nature’s cocktail of hydrating agents including ximenia americana seed oil, jojoba oil and apricot kernel oil, leaving lips plump and hydrated. A team of nourishing ingredients including orange peel wax and wheat germ extract form a barrier to keep lips protected. The high-shine formula features mineral pigments and mica to help deliver a subtle juicy hint of pink.
Origins will donate $3.50 from the purchase price of this limited-edition Drink Up™ Hydrating lip balm to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The Hand Treatment is formulated with La Mer's famous, nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™. Its healing moisture soothes skin on contact, working to help protect and rejuvenate even the driest hands while diminishing the look of age spots.
La Mer will donate $10 from the purchase price of this Hand Treatment to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Available until October 31, 2014 at Holt Renfrew while supplies last.
Lab Series Skincare for Men PRO LS All-in-One Face Treatment, $35 (50 ml) and pink pocket square (gift with purchase)
Men aren't completely exempt from the perils of breast cancer, and as a reminder Lab Series Skincare for Men has two special products on offer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The PRO LS All-in-One Face Treatment is a lightweight, oil-free daily hydrator that helps soothe, moisturize, mattify and repair the look of skin in a single-step with its quick-absorbing formula that leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and comfortable.
The pink pocket square will show your support for women and men everywhere fighting breast cancer, a complimentary gift with any $30 purchase.
Lab Series Skincare for Men will donate $5 from the purchase price of The BCA Campaign’s limited edition PRO LS All-in One Face Treatment to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The pocket square is available until October 31, 2014 exclusively at Holt Renfrew. The PRO LS All-in-One Face Treatment is available until December 31, 2014 at Hudson's Bay while supplies last.
Jo Malone London
Jo Malone London Red Roses Cologne, $135 (100 ml)
Jo Malone, master of exquisite fragrances, offers its Red Roses Cologne as tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The cologne is a voluptuous blend of seven of the world’s most exquisite roses. With crushed violet leaves and a hint of lemon, it unfolds like a bouquet of freshly cut flowers – surprisingly clean and sheer.
Jo Malone London is making a $40,000 donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Darphin's iconic pink Intral Serum helps reduce the appearance of redness and instantly calms irritated skin. This serum uses a complex blend of chamomile, peony and hawthorn to help soothe and hydrate.
Aveda, Limited Edition Hand Relief with Shampure Aroma, $31 (5 fl. oz./150 ml)
Aveda's Hand Relief is an incredibly rich formula that moisturizes dry, rough hands. Hydrating plant emollients, vitamins and exfoliating fruit acids leave skin noticeably softer and smoother. This cream features a limited edition Shampure aroma with 25 pure flower and plant essences to calm the senses.
The lipstick provides up to eight hours of fresh, cushiony colour that resists fading, creasing, caking or feathering. Housed in a convenient pink mini cosmetic carrying pouch, Power With Pink is an irresistibly flattering shade for a great cause.
The limited-edition bottle of Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ is adorned with a Clinique key ring with four round charms including a heart, a C, a small Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ bottle, and a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon.
Clinique will donate $4 from the purchase price of each Power With Pink Long Last Lipstick and $10 from the purchase price of each limited edition Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
As vanguard of pink ribbon beauty products, Estée Lauder is offering five limited edition items in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Pink Collection(above, left), $35 (lipstick, 3.8 g; nail lacquer 5 ml x 2)
This beautiful lip and nail collection is housed in a chic pink clutch. The limited edition shades include Estée Lauder’s best-selling Pure Color lipstick in Dream Pink, and two mini Pure Color Nail Lacquers in Blushing Lilac and Berry Hot.
Modern Muse Solid Perfume Compact(above, top right), $55 (1.35 g)
Estee Lauder’s newest fragrance is presented in a limited edition solid perfume compact. Modern Muse is a lush, floral, woody scent, featuring contrasting accords of sparkling jasmine and sleek wood.
Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact(above, bottom right), $138 (2.8 g)
The Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact is an intricately detailed, hand-crafted compact with a refillable Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder. The pressed powder contains a special ingredient blend that diffuses light for flawless coverage and a luminous finish. The compact is satisfyingly heavy and beautifully packaged, making it perfect for gift giving or collecting.
Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin (cover), $18
Back by popular demand, the Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin sparkles with contrasting soft pink and hot pink enamels, accented with two stones – one traditional BCA pink stone and a blue stone to represent the approximately 1 per cent of all breast cancer cases in the United States that are diagnosed in men.
Estée Lauder will donate 100 per cent of the suggested retail price from the sale of the Modern Muse Solid Perfume Compact, and 20 per cent of the suggested retail price from the sale of the Dream Pink Collection, Dream Compact, Dream Pin and limited edition Advanced Night Repair to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Estée Lauder brands launch the Pink Ribbon Campaign for 2014
October is Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Month and ever since 1992, Estée Lauder has led the charge in promoting the Pink Ribbon Campaign. The late Evelyn Lauder (daughter-in-law to Estée Lauder) was a breast cancer survivor herself and she's largely credited with co-founding the original pink ribbons, which were distributed from Estée Lauder's NYC counters.
Today, Estée Lauder is just one of many iconic brands who offer limited edition pink ribbon products in an effort to raise awareness and funds in the battle against breast cancer. So far, the BCA Campaign has raised more than $53 million to support global research, education and medical services.
This year, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Aveda, Darphin, Donna Karan Cosmetics, Jo Malone London, Lab Series Skincare for Men, La Mer, Origins and Smashbox are all participating in the BCA Campaign by offering pink ribbon products.
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