Clinique Limited Edition Jumbo Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ with BCA Keychain, $85
Skin becomes well hydrated, glowing and strengthened when you use this lightweight moisturiser. It comes with a key ring that has C-shaped and pink-ribbon charms.
When it comes to a beauty company supporting breast cancer awareness, the Estee Lauder Companies has taken the lead since 1992 with its annual global Breast Cancer Campaign. In Singapore, proceeds from the sale of its pink-ribbon products go to the Breast Cancer Foundation (Singapore). And for every Instagram post with #timetoendbreastcancer and #unitedinhopesg, the company will donate $5 to support the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) breast cancer research team.
Other beauty brands such as GHD and local beauty brand Sigi Skin are also supporting breast cancer awareness, and proceeds will go to breast cancer organisations in Britain and to BCF Singapore respectively.
Bobbi Brown Lip Color Duo, $65
Dress your lips in two pink shades – Pink and Tulle – with this annual limited edition Proud To Be Pink kit in October, when the brand’s signature lipstick gets a wardrobe change.
Origins Limited Edition Blooming Bold Lipstick Kit, $33
This Dusky Rose lipstick shade comes in a canvas bag that can hold your daily makeup essentials.
Estee Lauder Limited Edition Advanced Night Repair with Pink Ribbon Bracelet, $175
The night serum repairs and restores skin while you sleep, and the limited edition pink bottle comes with a pretty bracelet you can wear to show your support.
GHD “Ink on Pink” collection
Hair-tools brand GHD has run its Pink Campaign for the past 15 years. This year, it’s giving its Gold ($295) and Platinum+ ($425) styling tools a makeover by US mastectomy tattoo artist David Allen (he’s worked on celebs like Lady Gaga). The abstract floral artwork is based on tattoos Allen has done to conceal mastectomy scars. The Gold styler has new-gen heat sensors to ensure optimum heat each time, while the Platinum+ is able to predict and adapt its heat control.
La Mer The Treatment Lotion, $155
Soothe and heal skin with this concentrated hydrator packed with more than 73 sea minerals along with the brand’s iconic Miracle Broth, packaged in a special pinkribbon bottle.
Sigi Skin Breast Cancer Awareness Bundle Deal, $100
The bundle includes an antioxidantpacked Pink Nectar eye cream, and the brand’s new Dew Potion. The latter is a hydrating facial mist that protects against pollution. Visit www.sigiskin.com for a special discount code.
"Cancer patients can learn makeup techniques to ease their skin concerns at the Shiseido Life Quality Beauty Center."
OTHER WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN OCTOBER
Shiseido Life Quality Beauty Center
When: Ongoing Hair loss is not the only side effect of cancer treatment.
Other side effects after chemotherapy or immunotherapy include changes to the skin, such as dryness, rashes and discoloration. To help women regain their selfconfidence, the Shiseido Life Quality Beauty Center offers one-to-one beauty counselling on the best makeup techniques and products to ease a patient’s skin concerns after cancer treatment. The Shiseido Life Quality Beauty Center is at #15-03 Frasers Tower. To make an appointment, call 6430-9969 or e-mail SLQC@shiseido.com.sg
Pink Ribbon Walk 2019
When: Oct 5, 2019 The annual walk is organised by the Breast Cancer Foundation (Singapore) in solidarity with the women (and men) going through breast cancer. In addition to breast cancer awareness, the walkathon also emphasises the importance of a healthy lifestyle. This year’s theme: Shared Courage – Stronger Together, We Overcome. To register, visit www.bcf.org.sg.
Estee Lauder x Prive Wheelock
When: Oct 1-15, 2019 In support of Breast Cancer Month, Estee Lauder is partnering with Prive Wheelock to offer a host of dishes that aren’t just pretty to look at, but are also healthy and packed with foods that are thought to be cancerpreventing. Plus, part of the proceeds will go towards supporting the Singapore General Hospital breast cancer research team. Visit #01-K1 Wheelock Place, tel: 6776-0777.
Prep Luxe Chemo Shave
Chemotherapy can be both an uncomfortable and emotional experience. While Prep Luxe is known for its blowouts, the salon also offers free head shaves for cancer patients who are just starting their treatments, so that they can go through the journey with dignity. There’s even a curtained-off area for privacy. Prep Luxe is at #01-62 Capitol Piazza. Pre-book your appointment via Whatsapp at 8876-1042.
THE BRIEF, BREAST FACTS
Somewhere in the world, one woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 15 seconds, says a 2018 global cancer statistics report. It is the leading cancer in women.
In Singapore, 1 in every 10 women who go to their doctor with a breast lump is diagnosed with breast cancer.
But it is one of the most curable cancers when detected early. In a 2017 Singapore Cancer Registry report, women diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer had a fiveyear survival rate of 90 per cent, while those diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer had a fiveyear survival rate of 80 per cent.
So, don’t be lazy about your monthly breast checks, and see your doctor if you find any suspicious lumps. If you’re above 40, add an annual mammogram to your regular health checks as well.
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