A Dozen Ways to Give & Receive For BCA

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a long list of fashion and beauty brands  – from Dior and Ritz Carlton Spas to Yves Rocher and Sexy Hair – are showing their support for women undergoing cancer treatment by supporting Look Good…Feel Better.

Look Good…Feel Better is a collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association that helps cancer patients improve self-esteem and confidence by helping them cope with the appearance side effects of cancer treatment.  The nationwide program offers free workshops, webinars, educational materials and on-line support that include lessons on wigs and turbans, skin and nail care, cosmetics and accessories.   Participants regain some normalcy and a sense of control during a difficult time that is by no means normal.

All funds raised by these programs go to the Personal Care Products Council Foundation to benefit the Look Good…Feel Better program.  More info on Look Good…Feel Better is available at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.


The Carol Cole Company, maker of the NuFace facial toning device, is offering a Limited Edition Pink Kit (retail $249.00). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each pink NuFace sold will go to Look Good…Feel Betterwww.mynuface.com


Charming Charlie is sponsoring a 3,000 Accessory Challenge in all store locations during the month of October.  For every hat, scarf or pair of earrings purchased, Charming Charlie will donate a hat, scarf, necklace, or pair of earrings – up to 12,000 accessories in total – to Look Good…Feel Better for inclusion in demonstration kits for its workshops nationwide. www.charmingcharlie.com


Clarisonic is donating a portion of the proceeds of its “Pink” products to Look Good…Feel Better throughout the year.  In addition to its “Pink” products, in October, the company will donate $15 to Look Good…Feel Better for each of its specially designed, limited edition Blossom® Skin Cleansing System sold during October.  The Blossom retails for $235.00 and is available at Clarisonic.com, Nordstrom.com, in Nordstrom stores, or at Ritz Carlton spas.  During the month of October, Clarisonic will also donate $1 to Look Good…Feel Better for every Facebook “Like” (www.clarisonic.com and http://www.facebook.com/clarisonic).


Colomer USA - The Multicultural Group, manufacturer of multicultural hair care products hair care brand Creme of Nature®, will include information about Look Good…Feel Better workshops in specially marked Creme of Nature products, which will be sold during September, October, and November.  www.cremeofnature.com


Dior - Beginning October 17th through October 31st, Dior fans can go to www.diorauction.com to bid on items in three categories: Luxe Trips, Elite Experiences and Lavish Products as well as a “Shop Now” section, where customers can purchase items like a Christian Dior book or an engraved Dior Blue Tie palette, all available exclusively through Dior and select partners.


Mama Mio – Skin care company Mama Mio has paired up with Butter Lane (the famed East Village cupcake bakery) to donate $1 toLook Good…Feel Better for every B-Cup(cake) sold. Mama Mio will also contribute another dollar for every October purchase ofBoob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer, which comes with a how-to instructional pamphlet on breast self-exams. www.mamamio.com


P&G Beauty and Grooming – Salon professional brands Sebastian, Nioxin and Wella, have collectively donated $50,000 to theLook Good…Feel Better program as part of their October Fighting Fearlessly Against Breast Cancer initiative.


Revlon - Revlon  will donate all proceeds from the sale of Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Fashion’s Night Pout to Look Good…Feel Better.  This limited-edition shade (dubbed “the perfect nude” by admirers), was created exclusively for Revlon by Gucci Westman and is $8.99.  It’s not available in stores, so snap it up while supplies last. http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/revlon


The Ritz-Carlton has joined together with Clarisonic and Skin Authority skin care company to offer an exclusive Look Good…Feel Better facial in select Ritz-Carlton spas. With every LGFB facial performed, $15 will be donated to Look Good Feel Better ($5 each from Ritz Carlton Spas, Clarisonic and Skin Authority).  The facial will be available through November 5, and costs $180 for 50 minutes. www.ritzcarlton.comwww.clarisonic.com.


Sexy Hair has created limited-edition pink cans of four products including Spray & Play, Spray & Play Harder, Root Pump and Root Pump Plus. A portion of the proceeds from each will go to Look Good…Feel Better during the month of October. www.sexyhair.com


Skin Authority will donate $5 to Look Good…Feel Better for every Touch Transforms Facial and/or special edition Touch Transforms home care kit (retail $59.00) purchased at participating spas or online from now until November 5th.  To see a list of the participating spas as well as online information, go to www.skinauthority.com


Yves Rocher will donate $2 to Look Good…Feel Better for each special edition of Arnica Essential moisturizing hand cream purchase made through their Web site and catalogs in October. Retail $4.95 per tube. http://www.yvesrocherusa.com


UK Readers? Get Your BCA Deals On QVC

Last week amazing breast cancer patients and fundraisers came to QVC to strut their stuff at their charity fundraising fashion show event. They modeled clothes designed by fashion designers who suffer from the disease to raise as much money as possible for the cause.

And on Wednesday 12th October from 7pm to 10 pm QVC will be broadcasting a special 3-hour live show called ‘be aware, show you care’. With moving moments from the show and offering you the chance to buy some limited edition pieces from Bare Escentuals, OPI and Leighton Denny to name a few with every penny of the net proceeds going to helping women and men with breast cancer.

QVC tune in details below:

Wednesday 12th October, 7pm – 10pm

Freeview channel 16, Sky channel 640, Virgin TV channel 740, Freesat channel 800


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Ask Dr. Brandt on SiriusXM

Dr. Fredric Brandt will be delivering his weekly dose of wisdom on his SiriusXM show, ‘Ask Dr. Brandt’.

Dr Brandt

Tune in this Saturday, October 8 at 1:00pm on channel 107 to hear what Dr. Brandt has to say about adult acne and wrinkling.  Also be sure not to miss special guest, Kelly Ripa who will be revealing her beauty secrets and how she stays looking young.

Below is a sneak peek as to what Dr. Brandt will be covering:

1.       These are both very common and nobody should feel as if they are isolated because of these problems

2.       Adult acne can be caused by a hormonal abnormality or stress which affects hormones

3.       These problems can be treated with hormonal therapy or topical products

4.       Topical treatments such as my Blemishes No More Intensolution can help skin texture, discoloration and fine lines

5.       These problems usually manifest themselves on the jaw and extends to the neck


New: Ask Dr. Brandt

Internationally renowned cosmetic dermatologist Fredric S. Brandt, MD, PA hosts a six-week series of hourly live, call-in shows on which he offers his expertise on skin care and beauty. Topics will include summer skin damage, the truth about Botox, fillers, injectables, laser treatments, home vs. office procedures and more.

Airing Saturdays at 1 pm ET
 through October 15


I Love… Cosmetics Brings Gelato & Beauty Deals

In celebration of their U.S. launch, U.K. beauty brand I Love… Cosmetics sprinkles cheer and dessert throughout New York City. To honor their partnership, I Love… Cosmetics gelato carts will be stationed outside select Duane Reade locations between October 6 and 15. You can also get scratch-and-win cards that offer major discounts on their fragrant lotions and bath gels.

Check out the gelato cart schedule for your beauty treat:

1 – 5pm
Herald Square
1350 Broadway
12 – 4pm
Rockefeller Center
51 West 51stStreet
1 – 5pm
Herald Square
1350 Broadway
1 – 5pm
Lincoln Center
1889 Broadway
1 – 5pm
Columbus Circle
4 Columbus Circle
1 – 5pm
Rockefeller Center
51 West 51stStreet
12 – 4pm
250 Bedford Ave
1 – 5pm
60 Spring Street