Beauty Goodies for a Good Cause

Article by Cristal Orpilla, RN


It’s time to THINK PINK! In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, what better way to support a wonderful cause than by shopping to give back?  The following brands will be donating a portion of its product sales to causes that help fight breast cancer.  Go ahead and shop guilt-free for a cure! For more information on Breast Cancer,  read by Breast Cancer Q&A post here.


Pureology is proud to announce its’ support in the fight against breast cancer with a limited edition promotion which includes Pureology PureVolume Shampoo, HairCondition and BlowDryAmplifier. In conjunction with this limited edition promotion, Pureology will make a $20,000 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in support of their mission to end breast cancer forever. Price: $39.00 at participating salons nationwide!
Redken is helping support the fight against breast cancer with a limited edition promotion which includes a Redken rough paste 12 working material and a mini version of Redken quick dry 18 instant finishing spray. Redken will make a flat $20,000 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in support of their mission to find the cures for breast cancer. Available in fine salons.
Tweezerman‘s  new 2011 limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness  Slant Tweezer – Precision in Pink will donate $1.00 from the sale to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the CEW Cancer and Careers organizations among other charities throughout the country. Price: $20.00 at, Ulta, and Neiman Marcus stores.

As part of the Real Women Wear Pink Campaign, The Look will donate $1.00 from the sale of every Lip Plumper sold on October 2011 to the “Foundation for Living Beauty.”  Price: $13.50 at
For every EOS Lip Balm Smooth Sphere in Strawberry Sorbet purchased from October 1 – 31, 5% of proceeds will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to fund research for Breast Cancer treatment and prevention. Price:  $3.29 at Target
To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shiseido will donate $5.00 for every Shimmering Rouge Lipstick in Iron Maiden to  CEW’s Cancer and Careers, an organization that helps women in the workforce coping with cancer.
In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Spreegirl is offering their Relaxed Modern Collection and will donate 25% of all proceeds to Pink Envelope, a non-profit organization committed to raising funds for the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.
During the month of October, FlipOut Sandals is partnering with the American Cancer Society for New York and New Jersey. FlipOut Sandals will be donating 25% of proceeds from purchases of Pink Jellies to the American Cancer Society. Price: $59.99

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Online Editor, Beauty Writer at Beauty-Goodies
As a New York City-based registered nurse with backgrounds in pharmacology, medical research, medical spa aesthetics, and cosmetic dermatology, Cristal became interested in the ways people go about achieving beauty. When she's not working full-time at Cornell Medical Center or performing aesthetic treatments at a midtown NYC medical spa, she daylights as a beauty writer, and has a penchant for scoring sample sale treasures, bellydancing, playing dress-up, and of course, chatting about beauty goodies.

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