This year, multiple beauty and skin care companies have partnered with Look Good…Feel Better, a national public service program dedicated to helping women with breast and other cancers manage their treatment and recovery with renewed spirit and greater confidence.
Operated through a national network of more than 14,000 volunteer beauty industry professionals, the program’s free two-hour workshops empower women by teaching them how to overcome side effects of cancer treatment such as skin dryness and hair loss. The program also teaches techniques for makeup application and nail care, and offers tips for selecting and caring for wigs. There are nearly 14,500 free workshops held each year with 50,000 participants.
“When many cancer patients are at a loss as to how to express themselves, we provide an outlet for women to connect with one another in a safe, welcoming environment,” Louanne Roark, executive director of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation overseeing Look Good…Feel Better, said in a release. In addition to the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the Look Good…Feel Better program also collaborates with the American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association | National Cosmetology Association.
Whether you’re a regular purchaser of any of these brands, looking for a beauty product, or just want to help the cause, here’s a list of just a few of its beauty partners and how they will be contributing to the Look Better…Feel Better program. Be sure to check out the website as well for other ways to get involved!
Clarins Group USA will donate all proceeds from the sales of the Bath and Body Collection of Thierry Mugler’s newest fragrance, Womanity, to the program during October. The collection will be available at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and us.boutique.thierrymugler.com.
will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of its Pink Mia, Classic PRO and PLUS Skin Cleaning Systems to the program during an on-going partnership. Clarisonic makeup artists and estheticians will also be trained as Look Good…Feel Better volunteers, and will donate $1 to the program for every new “Like” received on Facebook, up to $100,000.
The third annual Dior Diva Auction will be held in early fall 2010. Last year’s winners enjoyed many unique prizes including a fabulous trip to Paris, a month-long internship at Dior Beauty and a night out at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Watch for this year’s date and exciting prizes….coming soon.
For the company’s 100th anniversary, Elizabeth Arden introduced a Limited Edition Anniversary Lipstick, “Red Door Red,” to pay tribute to its brand. Elizabeth Arden will donate all of the proceeds from the sale of this lipstick to benefit the global program. The majority of the lipsticks will be sold in the United States, but will also be available in China, Taiwan, Canada, Korea, France, Italy, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Singapore.
The Carol Cole Company, manufacturer of NuFace, will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each pink NuFace to the program. NuFace creator Carol Cole is a cancer survivor herself and is committed to raising awareness and funds for cancer patients.
A new freestanding studio concept for women on the go to have their makeup professionally applied, will have makeup artists at its flagship Los Angeles store trained as Look Good…Feel Better volunteers, and will volunteer regularly in the area.
In celebration of Sebastian‘s 25th anniversary, the hair salon chain and brand will make a donation to Look Good…Feel Better and encourage their salons to refer women to the program.
For the second consecutive year, a special edition of Arnica Essential moisturizing hand cream has been created by Yves Rocher for this program. It will donate $2 to Look Good…Feel Better for each purchase made through its web site and catalogues in October.