Monday, October 12, 2009

Products & Services Going "Pink" In October

October is going pink once again as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year it seems the attention is growing which is a promising sign. Almost everyone has either been affected directly or indirectly by this terrible disease which will strike one in eight women at some point in their lives. But the positive news is that the 5 year survival rate is ninety eight percent if the disease is caught early. Hopefully all of this focus will encourage women to be screened and hopefully all of the money raised will help fund research and eventually lead to a cure.

Quite a few beauty companies are offering limited edition products this month with a portion of the proceeds going various breast cancer charities and one local medspa is offering a special facial and event to highlight the cause.

Jane Iredale's PureMoist Lipcolour in Christina is named after Christina Applegate, the actress who is a breast cancer survivor. The price is $19 and $2 of each lipstick sold benefits Living Beyond Breast Cancer, with a minimum commitment of $25,000 in the coming year. The color looks good on just about everyone and comes packaged in a pretty, bright pink tube. It's also a state of the art liposome formula packs your lips with moisture, color and provides an SPF 15. Available at many local spas and cosmetic doctor's offices as well as at

Cosmetic company Estee Lauder is offering a Pink Ribbon Collection featuring a pin, compact and
the Elizabeth Hurley Lip Collection. Included are a lipstick, gloss, blush and pink case with a mirror. There are two versions--one is a more muted shade of rose and the other is a brighter shade of pink. The sets are $22.00 and are available at just about every major department store in the area.

Well known makup artist Sonia Kashuk who has created a line for Target is herself a breast cancer survivor and has found a beautiful way to raise funds and awareness. Her makeup brushes get great reviews and she and Target are offering her 4 piece BCRF Brush Up on Pink Purse Set with fifteen percent of the $12.99 price going to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Available at Target stores or at

One local medspa is also trying to give back in several ways. Radiance Medspa DC in Columbia Heights' Harmony Facial is dedicated to bringing skin back to life for women who are undergoing treatments like chemo or radiation. It can also work for anyone with senstive skin or other issues and $10 of each one purchased this month will go to Passionately Pink for the Cure (a Susan G. Komen charity). There will also be a free mineral makeup application with each treatment.

Radiance DC will wrap up this Breast Cancer Awareness Month on October 31st with their Cancer Care Event. The event will feature special product lines formulated to address the unique concerns for cancer patients including uneven complexion, acne, burns, chafing and scar tissue. your local resource for specials on beauty services as well as the latest information on beauty, health and fitness
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