In October, many companies increase their philanthropic efforts to help various cancer organizations. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and in 2009, an estimated 192,370 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the US. Here we offer a roundup of brands that have committed to supporting various organizations during Breast Cancer Month. Support them and you will be supporting your mothers, sisters, friends . . . almost certainly, someone you know has been touched by this devastating disease.

Ouidad’s Curls for a Cure program matches all donations up to $50,000 throughout 2009. Plus Ouidad underwrites all credit card processing fees and administration costs.

In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, DermaQuest will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of each Glyco Hand and Body Cream to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF”>, a non-profit whose donations support the finest and most promising research projects around the world. From August 1, 2009 through November 1, 2009, a portion of each purchase of DermaQuest Glyco Hand and Body Cream ($41″> will be donated to BCRF in support of their mission to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer through research at leading medical centers worldwide and increased public awareness about breast health. Glyco Hand and Body Cream is paraben-free and created to make women (and men”> look and feel good about themselves. The product features Alpha Hydroxy Acids, hyaluronic acid and Shea Butter to rejuvenate and provide deep moisture to the skin, making it feel soft, smooth and supple.

Now you can look and feel like a celebrity! Jane Iredale of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics has developed a new lipstick shade. Christina PureMoist Lipcolour, named in honor of actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate, comes in a universally flattering pink shade you’re sure to love. With each $19 lipstick sold, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics will donate $2 to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. The company has already committed to donating a minimum of $25,000 from this promotion to LBBC in 2009.

During Breast Cancer Awareness month, Mama Mio will give one dollar for every website purchase of Boob Tube in the USA to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and one pound for every website purchase of Boob Tube in the UK and worldwide to Breast Health International.

gloMinerals’ gloMarvelous in Pink Kit was created in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, with 20% of its sales going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Kit includes gloBronze in Kiss and gloLiquid Lips in Pinnk Ginger.

Kenra will make a flat donation of $25,000 to City Of Hope, a leading research and treatment institution for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Kenra’s Volume Spray 25 limited-edition pink can is available in upscale U.S. salons.

Show your support for those who are fighting in a fun and special way. The Pink Hair for Hope program from SO.CAP.USA, encourages folks to go to a participating local salon and have a lock of SO.CAP’s signature pink hair extension added to your own locks for a $10 donation. Lasting Oct. 31, all proceeds of this campaign will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help fund breast cancer research. To find a SO.CAP.USA Hair Extensions ‘Pink Hair For Hope’ participating salon near you, call 877-855-4247

Check out this special-edition Pink Grapefruit version of The Body Deli’s best-selling body scrubs ($32″> in honor of breast cancer’s signature color…pink! Sweet-smelling, 100% chemical-free, formulated with rich African Shea, Cocoa and Virgin Coconut Butter. Extra fine grain sea salt is used to create a gentle exfoliating skin polish that refines and smoothes the skin. $6 of every unit sold ($32 for a scrub”> will be donated to a local California cancer charity, Gilda’s Club, on behalf of The Body Deli.

In what could only be described as a perfect fit, Dermelect Cosmeceuticals is donating 100% of October sales of its Cleavage Contour Cream ($40″> to the Young Survival Coalition. The Cleavage Contour Cream revitalizes, tones, and moisturizes entire décolleté area, leaving it feeling amazing. Essential oils rejuvenate skin’s support structure to increase firmness of the bust, creating a better-contoured shape.

For the third year, OPI has created a Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer ($8.50″> to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise awareness of breast cancer during October. In 2009, OPI will donate $25,000 to Komen for the Cure. Pink of Hearts is a pretty, empowering light pink – a color meant to inspire and uplift. Each bottle features a special pink-ribbon cap wrap and will available this month at professional salons.

This October, DuWop’s Pink Shimmer Lip Venom takes on a new meaning, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation’s Cancer & Careers program. Cancer & Careers is a revolutionary resource for working women with cancer, their employers, co-workers and caregivers that provides information and guidance for working women during and after cancer treatment. Featuring the same formula as the original bestselling Lip Venom, Pink Shimmer is infused with an extra sheen and light color, and is available for $17.

Aquage will donate 10% of each 10-oz bottle of Finishing Spray sold to the Susan G. Komen foundation, with a minimum donation of $83,000.

All profits from sales of Pravana’s Pure Light shampoo and conditioner combo benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

From Tigi, a $2 donation from each Wonderful Tonight overnight treatment sold will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation..


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