Listen up, ladies. Today marks the start of a very important month for women around the world. Throughout October, you’ll be seeing a whole lot of pink popping up in salons, stores, and on your beauty products, because October is ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month – a time to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. It’s the most common form of cancer in women worldwide, and the number of cases has increased by over 20 percent in the past seven years. It accounts for more than 30 percent of female deaths in the UAE, and it can even happen to men too. Play your part in supporting the cause by splashing out on these products and treatments and stay beautiful whilst joining the battle against breast cancer.
Click through the gallery to see the breast beauty products to buy this month.
The answer to sweet dreams in a tub, the Estée Lauder ‘Resilience Night Lift Cream’ works wonders whilst you sleep by counteracting overnight dehydration and supporting skin in order to lift and firm. This limited-edition version comes complete with an exclusive pink ribbon bracelet and 20 percent of the retail price goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Estée Lauder ‘Resilience Lift Night Cream’, AED 601/SAR 614, Debenhams, Mall of the Emirates
At Tips and Toes this month, you can go and pamper yourself from, well, tip to toe and pay a visit to the ‘Pink Bazaar’ too. Shop items from bejeweled brooches and cute friendship bracelets to mugs for your tea and pink streaks for your hair. A percentage of anything you buy from the ‘Pink Bazaar’ goes to local charities Breast Cancer Arabia and Safe and Sound.
Tips and Toes ‘Pink Bazaar’ products, from AED 15/SAR 15, all Tips and Toes salons
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Elemis has recreated its ‘Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm’ in limited-edition pink packaging, complete with a pretty pink mini tablet case. Not only will you be getting bright, beautiful, glowing skin, but you’ll also be helping the fight against breast cancer, as this year Elemis will be donating AED 57,000 to Breast Cancer Care.
Elemis ‘Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm Pink Edition’, AED 155/SAR 158, SensAsia Urban Spa, The Palm
Created to honor Evelyn Lauder’s dream of eradicating breast cancer in our lifetime, this fabulous fuchsia travel bag comes complete with three ‘Pure Color Envy Lipsticks’ to give your pout the perfect pop of pink. Twenty percent of the retail price goes to the BCRF.
Estée Lauder ‘Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Pink Collection’, AED 198/SAR 202, Paris Gallery, Wafi
One of Clinique’s best-selling products, the ‘Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +’ quickly penetrates skin to strengthen its moisture barrier and provide all-day hydration. For each product sold this month, AED 37 will be donated to the BCRF and you’ll get to keep the cute Clinique key ring that comes with it.
Clinique ‘Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +’, AED 285/SAR 291, Areej, Mall of the Emirates
Curl your lashes whilst contributing to the cause with Tweezerman’s ‘Precision Pink Lash Curlers’. Featuring cushioned handles and a unique silicone lash pad, they will give you lusciously curled lashes without creasing or damaging them. And, what’s even better, the equivalent of AED 3.7 from the sale of each lash curler goes straight to global breast cancer research.
Tweezerman ‘Limited Edition Precision in Pink Neon Great Grip Lash Curler’, AED 80/SAR 82, Virgin, Mall of the Emirates
Luxury hair care brand Oribe has teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to create this limited-edition pink version of its ‘Dry Texturizing Spray’. Not only does it help the charity (a portion of sales is donated), but it also helps your hair by building beautiful body and volume whilst absorbing any excess oils and greasiness from your roots.
Oribe ‘Limited Edition Pink Design Dry Texturizing Spray’, AED 195/SAR 199, Harvey Nichols – Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
The BCA pink ribbon has become one of the most iconic symbols around the world, and now you can wear yours in the form of an elegant and simple pink pin. Featuring a blue stone for the one percent of men who are also affected by breast cancer, it’s just one of the many ways you can show your support. Twenty percent of the retail price will be donated to the BCRF.
Estée Lauder ‘Dream Pin’, AED 59/SAR 60, Saks Fifth Avenue, Burjuman
Pamper yourself pink at SensAsia Urban Spas this month with their specially created ‘In The Pink’ treatment. Not only will you get a Balinese massage, a ‘Tickled Pink SensPolish’, and an ‘Even Pinker SensWrap’ (which uses rosehip, tea, white clay, and cranberry to cleanse, purify, and nourish skin), but you’ll also be donating the complete treatment cost (AED 565) to local non-profit organization Friends of Cancer Patients.
SensAsia Urban Spa ‘In The Pink Treatment’, AED 565/SAR 577 for 110 minutes, all SensAsia Urban Spas
If you want to take a piece of the pink pampering home, SensAsia has also created a bespoke and limited-edition version of its best-selling ‘Signature Blend Oil’, donning the pink BCA ribbon in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Containing a beautifying blend of lavender, geranium, and lemongrass, it uplifts and empowers and, when mixed with your favorite body oil or lotion, it leaves your skin silky soft. The complete cost also goes straight to Friends of Cancer Patients.
SensAsia Urban Spa ‘Signature Blend Oil’, AED 99/SAR 101, all SensAsia Urban Spas
A perfectly portable perfume, this limited-edition solid version of Estée Lauder’s ‘Modern Muse’ scent will leave your skin smelling of sparkling florals and sensual woods throughout the day. The entire product cost goes straight to the BCRF.
Estée Lauder ‘Modern Muse Solid Perfume Compact Keychain’, AED 275/SAR 281, Areej, The Dubai Mall
Perfect your pout with the special pink edition of La Mer’s ‘The Lip Balm’. Helping to strengthen their moisture barrier whilst soothing and comforting dry, chapped lips, it also helps repair and protect against future damage. For each sale of the limited-edition version, AED 37 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
La Mer ‘The Lip Balm’, AED 330/SAR 337, Bloomingdale’s-Dubai, The Dubai Mall