breast cancer ribbon

There’s a lot of pink washing going on this month as products that probably wouldn’t be much good for anyone with cancer jump on to the Breast Cancer Awareness Month bandwagon. So I am highlighting brands that are authentically pink, Juice Beauty, Jane Iredale and Osmotics. Plus, I have also made a selection of pink products and will donate 5% of all purchases of them now until the end of the month to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

Juice Beauty Kisses for cancer

To “celebrate women and further the cause of breast cancer prevention,” Juice Beauty is donating a percentage of sales of its lip glosses and foundation this month to the Breast Cancer Fund. Juice Beauty Organic Kisses Reflecting Glosses have a finish that is sheer and shimmery with a pleasant citrusy smell. The organic botanical ingredients pack in plenty of antioxidants with pomegranate, blueberry, raspberry, cranberry and strawberry. This bevy of fruit extracts will have you licking your lips for more. Juice Beauty Perfecting Foundation meets my three criteria for a foundation: good performance, no nasties, and some things that are actually good for you. On the latter point, Juice Beauty’s Perfecting Foundation has at least as many fruit extracts as the lip gloss, plus nutrient-dense kiwi.

Jane Iredale Cherish

The mineral makeup guru donates 100% of profits of its Cherish Lip Fixation ($34) to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.  This two-in-one lip color has a stain at one end and gloss at the other, for wearing alone or combining. Avocado oil nourishes and there’s ginger root to encourage a little plumping.

And now think pink with this selection from the Truth In Aging shop. They’ll do good things for you and our donation from every purchase will do good for others.

Osmotics Pink Ribbon Collection

Osmotics brings together its three hair care treatments in the FNS Pink Ribbon Collection ($98 in the shop). The Revitalizing Shampoo, Revitalizing Conditioner and Follicle Nutrient Serum were all originally formulated with the help of cancer doctors with the goal of helping cancer patients grow healthy hair faster. Anyone who wants to promote strong, healthy hair may benefit from the blend of amino acids. And you get to save $21 when you buy all three.

Baby Quasar in pink

Well, why not! If you are going to splash out on LED, then Baby Quasar’s limited-edition pink device ($399) will serve you well with a savings of $50 in the shop. This scaled down version of the professional Quasar works by stimulating blood flow and circulation, according to the company, to fade wrinkles and plump the skin.

Mukti Pink Grapefruit

This Australian company makes pure products with great performance. The Mukti Pink Grapefruit Bath & Shower Gel ($35 in the shop)  foams well and cleanses without stripping the skin. It has the kind of ingredients that you would expect to see in a shampoo for healthy hair growth (horsetail, nettle, rosemary). It leaves skin soft enough to pass on the body lotion, but why would you when there’s Mukti Pink Grapefruit Hand & Body Lotion ($35 in the shop). This non-greasy lotion hydrates with aloe, macadamia and cocoa butter.

Biao Night Cream – plant pink!

Biao walks the talk with its environmentally friendly credentials. It has impregnated its packaging with wildflower seeds. So instead of tossing the box (which is pretty in pink, of course), you plant it and let a thousand (pink, er, maybe) flowers bloom. In any case, this night cream is lovely and makes an excellent hand and neck cream as well. The core of Rejuvenating Night Creme’s ($25 in the shop) ingredients is a skin-softening complex called EpiCalmin TMC. The TMC part is an acronym for traditional Chinese medicine and is the inspiration for three plant extracts: honeysuckle flower, xanthium sibiricum fruit and cyperus rotundus root.

ReLuma Serum – think pink

ReLuma’s Skin Illuminating Serum ($145 in the shop) is pink and potent. This is one of the most powerful anti-aging serums I know of. In all, ReLuma has nine different human cytokines in the human fibroblast conditioned media, rounded out with some vitamin B. These proteins help repair, as well as increase collagen and fibronectin.