Do good, look great with travel beauty products for Breast Cancer Awareness month [classic article]

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There are several special beauty products that all the jet-setters use to look their best on arrival. Fine, exotic but gentle ingredients help them separate themselves from the pack. And well, to the victor goes the spoils! But indulgence transforms into an instrument for positive change, for hope. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the following products are contributing to it. I was happy to be hosted to experience them!

  G.M. Collin Skincare will be donating a percentage of each sold product of 3D Visible Lifting Serum to Pink Ribbon Inc. G.M. Collin 3D Visible Lifting Serum is perfectly sized for 3-1-1 carry-on travel bags. It’s a medium-bodied serum that glides easily and yet, dries to allow any type of makeup application without pilling. The serum has many efficacious ingredients, including natural jojoba oil and Vitamin E. G.M. Collin began as a French company in the 1950’s and is now made in Montreal.

  DECLÉOR – leaders in cosmetic aromatherapy — will be donating (for the 9th consecutive year) 10% of net proceeds of their AROMESSENCE™ Rose d’ Orient Aroma Duo sets sold during the month of October to Cancer and Careers, a program of CEW Found ation.  DECLÉOR’s exclusive “Aroma Duo Concept,” is perfectly sized for 3-1-1 carry-on travel bags. It consists of a two-step beauty ritual featuring AROMESSENCE™ Rose d’ Orient Serum and Harmonie Calm Soothing Milky Cream with 100% natural, pure, active and preservative-free essential oil and plant extracts. The very fragrant serum is quite fluid and dries instantly. The cream is indeed milky in texture, light and it absorbs easily. They say the combination blends “to regenerate the skin, drain toxins, treat and protect for lasting radiance.”

  jane iredale celebrates 8 years of partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer® with the launch of Smell the Roses Hydration Spray. 100% of profits from the sale of Smell the Roses Hydration Spray will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer® in support of women affected by breast cancer. This is a moisturizing facial spritz, perfectly sized for 3-1-1 carry-on travel bags. It incorporates organic Rose Damascena Flower Water. Rose flower waters have been used for centuries to tone, cleanse and calm skin. Smell the Roses is recommended for any skin types, especially dry or sensitive skin, but may also be used as a moisturizer for oily skin or to wet makeup brushes to create precise lines. Try it to refresh and revive stale smelling hair after a flight. It’s really a Jack of All Trades!

  Supersmile will be donating 80% of proceeds of their Crystal Collection Toothbrush Pink Diamond to SHARE Breast Cancer Charity during the month of October. Supersmile is the product arm of Dr. Irwin Smigel, the “Father of Aesthetic Dentistry”. Probably, a casting director could fill the roles of the next blockbuster movie this year from his client list!  The Supersmile Crystal Collection toothbrush has 45° angled bristles and an ergonomically shaped Lucite handle. This guarantees that the ADA recommended brushing angle is maintained. Five rows of soft, polished, rounded nylon bristles yield the softest, most thorough brushing experience. It’ll stand upright for hygienic drying . . . and, it’s cute! It won’t even count against your 3-1-1 carry-on travel bag.

 – the online beauty powerhouse — will be donating 15% of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation each time one of their specially selected  pink fragrances, including the ones below, are purchased during the month of October:

  • Perry Ellis 360 Pink – I detected an opening note of a spicy floral, like carnation. It goes bright – like citrus zest – before going into a soft vanilla musk. Musk itself tends to have vanilla notes. The Eau de Parfum is packaged in a hot pink tube, within which is a glass tubular container with crystal ball style stopper. They describe the scent like this: This citrusy floral scent starts off with a fragrant and refreshing citrus and tangerine, then it settles into floral notes of lily and rose which are in a base of vanilla and musk. It’s sized for 3-1-1 carry-on travel bags.
  • Pink Sugar – This Eau de Toilette is packaged in a pink candy striped tube, with the stripes being a faux textured leather. The fragrance itself is a glass cylinder ribbon striped with hot pink. I detected an opening note of sweet cotton candy and candied pate’ de fruits, bright. It softens to a softer, powdery, sweet but not cloying scent. It’s very subtle but sensual on the dry-down. Here’s what they say: Begins with sugary sweet notes of cotton candy, strawberry, raspberry and orange which fade to reveal sensual mid notes of lily of the valley, fig leaves, and barbe-a-papa. It’s sized for 3-1-1 carry-on travel bags.

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