October is the month of many things, one of the most important being breast cancer awareness month. In Singapore alone, 2,000 women are diagnosed and over 400 lose their life to the disease annually.
But early detection can increase the chances of survival. Women aged 20 and above are recommended to do a monthly breast self-examination while those 40 and above are encouraged to get a mammogram screening done.
While the battle to beat this cancer may seem never-ending, brands all across the world are stepping forward this October to lend their support. These brands will be donating some of their proceeds to the cause so when you buy, you’re doing your part to.
Worth $89, Bskin’s Pink Ribbon Limited Edition Set contains their Flawless Finish Perfecting Loose Powder and specially-crafted Rose Gold Kabuki Brush.
The powder is made out of honey and royal jelly and works to stimulate collagen production and protect the skin against UV rays. It also gives the skin a light and natural look.
20 per cent of proceeds from the set will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
A Singaporean skincare brand, Glowfully, has a few items which a percentage of the proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Their H2O jelly mask has aloe vera and carrageenan to boost collagen production and hydrate the skin. It can even be used as a full-body moisturiser if you want to pamper the rest of your skin.
The ultimate bundle includes six items that will hydrate, brighten, and soothe your skin inside and out.
The Day and Night Hydration Duo consists of their Healing Elixir and Advanced Healing Elixir to keep your skin hydrated 24/7. Lightweight and oil-free, they are very suitable for Singapore weather.
A part of the proceeds from the jelly mask and 10 per cent of the proceeds from the Ultimate Bundle and Day and Night Hydration Duo will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Esteé Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Multi-Recovery Complex will come with a limited-edition pink sleeve in support of breast cancer awareness. The serum itself is deep and fast-penetrating that reduces the appearance of multiple signs of ageing caused by environmental factors.
$30 will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation for every serum bought.
Available at Sephora, Lazada and Esteé Lauder stores.
Making up the duo are two pink shades of Love Letter and New Romantic. These glosses are infused with nutrient-rich oil that makes them extra shiny and cushiony. They are also moisturizing and most importantly, non-sticky.
$26.50 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation for every duo bought.
Available at Bobbi Brown stores and Sephora.
The Peony & Blush Suede Cologne carries a floral fragrance that is perfect with layering with other scents. It is created with a top note of juicy red apple, a heart note of peony, and a base note of suede to make the charming scent.
$25 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation for every purchase of the cologne.
You can buy it online at Sephora and major department stores.
This overnight hydrating mask is a cream-based mask created with avocado butter, hyaluronic acid, glacier water, and niacinamide. It provides your skin with 72-hour hydration to keep it smooth and soft.
$10 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation for every purchase.
Available at Sephora and Lazada.
This cream is no stranger to most of us. A luxuriously rich product that heals dryness and visibly softens wrinkles and lines, this is the holy grail for many people.
Each bottle bought will mean $77.50 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Available at Sephora, leading department stores, and La Mer counters.
Clinique’s number 1 moisturiser, the Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion + now comes in a limited-edition pink bottle with a pink ribbon keychain.
The lotion is dermatology-developed and provides all-day hydration to combat dry and dull skin by strengthening the skin barrier.
For every lotion purchased, $10 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Available at Lazada, Sephora online, and leading department stores.
With Rang Mahal’s 50th anniversary and Deepavali approaching, Rang Mahal has rolled out two beautiful boxes of mithais. With no preservatives added to the mithais, the Floral Bloom Box contains 15 mithais and one savoury bottle, while the Royal Melody Box contains 30 mathias and four savoury bottles.
The Royal Melody Box also plays music when you open it, similar to a music box.
The boxes are available from 15 October 2021 and you can find out more about the flavours of the mithais here.
In support of breast cancer awareness, Shangri-La Singapore has crafted a special three-course high tea perfect for a leisurely afternoon for two.
The Pink High Tea is offered both online and at The Rose Veranda. The Pink High Tea set bought at The Rose Veranda includes two beverages and two main courses, along with a classic three-tier stand.
The Pink High Tea offered online can be either delivered or self-collected.
Both will come with savoury appetisers and sweet desserts such as their signature sandwiches and raspberry lemon pound cake.
$2 per set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Pink High Tea is $78 online and $88++ in store. Click here to order online and email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a reservation.
Foodpanda has partnered with Clan 7, Collin’s, and Saveur Thai to help the cause. Each restaurant has a limited edition pink dish and $1 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation for every pink dish bought.
Clan 7 is offering the Wok-fried Scallop with Beetroot, Capsicum and Asparagus at $39, Collin’s is offering the Grilled Chicken Salad drizzled with Beetroot Yoghurt for $10.80, and Saveur Thai is selling their Thai Yen Ta Fo for $10.90.
Make your order on the Foodpanda app.
Lady M’s famous checkered cake has been recreated with black cocoa and strawberry. The top is decorated with a delicate circle of strawberries and when cut into, the cake reveals its checkered pattern.
For every slice sold, $2 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation. For every cake sold, $10 will be donated.
You can buy the cake at their stores or online.
The Rosy Medley Set features 3 different sets: the Rosy Medley of Sweets, Rosy Medley of Savouries, and Rosy Medley of Sweets and Savouries. This is perfect for you to tailor your meal, or if you just can’t decide whether you are a sweet or savoury person that day.
Those that opt for Rosy Medley of Sweets can expect treats such as Rose Lemon Cheese Mousse while savoury fans can look forward to a Hot Smoked Salmon Rilette on Pink Pancake.
For each Rose Medley set sold, $2 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
You can get it in stores at $72 and online at $74.
For Breast Cancer Awareness month, Seriously Keto has created a special dessert: the Raspberry Cheesecake Tart. With a luxurious cheesecake mousse sitting atop a raspberry jelly and an almond tart shell, the cheesecake has no carbs or added sugar.
With every tart sold, all proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Get yours here.
The Pink Afternoon Tea comprises a mixture of both savoury and sweet. The savoury line promises the taste of the land and the sea with items such as maple-glazed, tea-smoked duck on a beetroot bagel. The sweet line, on the other hand, includes floral and fruity notes such as the sakura mascarpone red velvet cupcake.
The Pink Afternoon Tea is served at The Courtyard and The Landing Point.
At The Courtyard, the tea set goes at $51 per adult and $26 per child on weekdays and $56 per adult and $28 per child on weekends.
The Landing Point’s prices differ slightly, with the set priced at $60 per adult and $30 per child on weekdays and $65 per adult and $32.50 per child on weekends. Each set, however, comes with a complimentary glass of non-alcoholic Sangre de Toro rosé wine.
$5 from each Pink After Noon tea purchased will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Kind Kones is an all-natural plant-based ice cream brand that will donate 10 per cent of proceeds from every sale of their strawberry-flavoured ice cream to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Get yours here.
Pressed rose is the official shade of pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day, and Rawbought has released four sets of pressed rose pyjamas. The four different types of pyjamas are the Sleepshirt ($75), Short set ($79), Long set ($89), and the Full set ($99). All four are ethically produced from sustainable fabric.
For every pressed rose pyjamas purchased, $5 will go to Singapore Breast Cancer Foundation.
Buy them here.
Lark and Peony have released 3 different dresses with the same dramatic fuschia blooms pattern. They are called Leizu Shang in Lyra ($138), Toregene in Lyra ($218), Aleah in Lyra ($238).
Leizu features kimono sleeves and a faux wrap with a sash to complete the look. Toregene features a jewel neckline with barely-there sleeves. Lastly, Aleah has a square neckline with flutter sleeves.
For all three dresses, 25 per cent of the proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Boldr is a Singapore brand that has started the Pink Fighter Project to raise awareness and contribute funds to cancer research.
They have two special edition medic-friendly Venture models, each with only 100 in stock. The watches can measure pulse rates and respiratory counts while maintaining the look of a non-digital watch.
25 per cent of each watch purchased will go towards cancer-related charities.
Get yours here.
While the campaign may have launched in 2000, it is still going strong as Ralph Lauren continues to help support the cause. With a wide array of products to choose from in their Pink Pony Collection, you have a wide variety from t-shirts to hoodies.
Speaking about hoodies, purchases of the unisex Pink Pony Fleece Hoodie ($299) will have 100 per cent of proceeds go towards benefit programmes for cancer screenings, early treatments, and patient navigation.
Other products in the collection will have 25 per cent of proceeds go towards cancer-related charities.