A few days ago I posted an article called We are stronger together. Fight breast cancer all year round! If you haven’t seen it, be sure to take a moment and check it out for all the information on Estee Lauder’s BCA Campaign, including the video now on YouTube. Throughout October I will be reviewing some of the really terrific limited edition BCA products sent to us that are now available for purchase. Don’t forget, Estee Lauder donates $1 for every product sold!
Today is all about hands and hair. La Mer Limited Edition BCA the Hand Treatment ($45 for 1.7 fl.oz.) is a totally luxurious hand creme. I love how it melts into the skin like butter – check it out, I only had the swatch on my hand for 10 seconds before it started slipping around. It leaves my hands utterly soft and hydrated without any greasiness. It’s especially good after using hand sanitizer, which dries my skin out like crazy. This has the classic La Mer scent…to me it smells like money, ha! This is one of those products that people swear by and hide so other people won’t ask for some. Get one for yourself and one for a friend, then you won’t have to share! La Mer is donating a whopping $10 for every tube sold to breast cancer research.
I can’t walk past an Aveda store without going in just to breathe in that awesome scent. The Limited Edition Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme ($26) is scented with that fabulous Shampure aroma, made with 25 pure flower and plant essences. Aveda is donating $4 per tube sold to research by the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Not only that, but the tube is actually 19% larger than the normal size. I have purchased and repurchased this hand creme because it is serious relief for dry skin…and it lasts through three hand washings.
Give breast cancer research a hand and buy one of these hand treatments for yourself or for a friend.
I absolutely love the adorable packaging for the Bumble & Bumble Pret-a-Powder ($26 for a 2 oz. bottle), a dry shampoo in powder form. The BCA Limited Edition bottle has a pink cap in place of the regular black one. It is super cute, and one bottle will last forever. Inside is a super fine white powder that soaks up oil and gives hair great texture. Yes, the powder is white, but it works for any hair color. You need very little powder, just pour a small amount into your palm and rub into the scalp and hair, adding only a tiny bit at a time until you get the desired effect. This is particularly good for giving fine hair some oomph that lasts all day. The really great news is that Bumble & Bumble is donating $5 from every sale to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
In addition to the amounts donated by each specific company, the Estee Lauder company is donating another $1 to breast cancer research. Plus, for every uplifting message or photo shared on Instagram or Twitter that includes #BCAstrength, the Estée Lauder Companies will donate another $1 toward education and medical research, up to a maximum donation of $22,000, to BCRF. And check out their new website www.BCAcampaign.com where they encourage people to join with them and “Hear our stories. Share yours.” – Lisa
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