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Just 9 lovely beauty products you can buy to support women living with breast cancer.

When it comes to breast cancer, talking about it and raising awareness is important every single day of the year.

Why? Because each day, 53 Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer, and eight women lose their lives to the disease. There are only two things that can help us lower those numbers: research, and money for research.

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But in the month of October, it’s the beauty industry’s turn to get involved, and by extension, our turn to put our purchasing power to good use.

By choosing to buy ‘pink products’ that donate a percentage of sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation this month, we can use our wallets to push the needle and have a real impact on the lives of women we know and those we don’t.

So, where does one find these pink products? Here are nine excellent beauty products you can pick up that support breast cancer funding.

Because if you’re buying something new anyway, why not make it count?

Need a hand cream? Try the Aveda Limited Edition Hand Relief™ Moisturizing Creme, 150ml for $47.

Aveda Limited Edition Hand Relief™ Moisturizing Creme
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Aveda hand creams are lush and this big pink tube would look excellent on your desk or bedside table.

The brand is donating US$5 from every product sold to the NBCF, so all you have to do is lather up and walk around smelling like cherries. Yum.

Need a deodorant? Try the Black Chicken Axilla™ Deodorant Paste Original Pink Edition, $18.50.

Black Chicken Axilla™ Deodorant Paste Original Pink Edition
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If you prefer a natural deodorant or have been thinking about giving one a go, now would be the time.

For the month of October, Black Chicken are donating $2 from every jar of their Original and Barrier Booster Sensitive Skin pastes to the NBCF.

Need a moisturiser? Try the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ Limited Edition, $70.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ Limited Edition
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The Clinique moisturiser in the yellow pump bottle is an absolute staple. The dermatologist-developed moisturising lotion is silky and sinks into the skin for all-day hydration.

$10 from every bottle of their limited edition moisturiser features a cute NBCF keychain that goes towards breast cancer research.

Need a serum? Try the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair with Pink Ribbon Bracelet, 50ml for $152.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair with Pink Ribbon Bracelet
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Calling anyone who either a) has always wanted to try Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair or b) is down to their last precious stuff of the serum, stock up in October.

It's exactly the same formula as the original hydrating, anti-ageing product in the brown bottle, but by buying the glorious hot pink version, 20 per cent of the retail price will be donated to the NBCF.

Need a neck cream? Try the Wrinkles Schminkles Chest Smoothing Kit, $42.

Wrinkles Schminkles Chest Smoothing Kit
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OK, this is not a neck cream. It's better.

Wrinkles Schminkles is a brand that makes silicone pads you wear on your neck and decolletage to diminish the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles we all wake up with. Thanks, side sleeping. Silicone is also great for healing unwanted scars.

Plus, $5 from the sale of every Wrinkles Schminkles Chest Smoothing Kit will be donated to the NBCF to fund life-changing breast cancer research.

Neep a lipstick? Try the Bobbi Brown Proud To Be Pink Lip Color Duo, $70.

Bobbi Brown Proud To Be Pink Lip Color Duo
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Do you need another lipstick? No. You need two.

Bobbi Brown are donating 20 per cent of the profits from every purchase of their Proud To Be Pink Lip Colour Duo to the NBCF. The limited edition set includes two delicious, creamy, full-coverage lipsticks in a bold, bubble gum pink and a dusty, pinky red.

The pink packaging is also very schmick.

Need a silk pillowcase? Try the LoveSilk Blush Pink 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, $79.

LoveSilk Blush Pink 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
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We all know we're meant to be sleeping on silk pillowcases for better skin and better hair. (If you didn't know... here's some more info about why we're meant to be sleeping on silk pillowcases for better skin and better hair.)

So why not buy one that supports breast cancer research? LoveSilk are donating $5 from every pink, 100 per cent pure mulberry silk pillowcase sold to the cause.

Need a shower cap? Try the Bompie Shower Cap, $49.95.

Bompie Shower Cap
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This one is for the shower cap wearers among us.

Bompie is a really cool Aussie brand making chic shower caps that'll keep your hair dry, without causing frizz or leaving weird elastic lines on your forehead. Even better, $2 from every purchase goes straight to the NBCF.

Need a hair dryer? Try the ghd air® by Lulu Guinness Hair Dryer, $199.

ghd air® by Lulu Guinness Hair Dryer
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Hair giant ghd are donating $10 from the sale of every limited edition ghd X Lulu Guinness hairdryer to the NBCF (they also have a limited edition straightener).

This hairdryer is amazing. It's got a professional-strength motor for sleeker hair, faster. And the silver and pink detailing will look great in your bathroom.

If you'd like to further support the National Breast Cancer Foundation, you can donate or purchase NBCF merchandise at nbcf.org.au.

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