Feel Good Products

Looking good makes you feel good and vice versa! Check out some of these awesome products. All are giving back during October, National Cancer Awareness Month.

Kimara Ahnert, a makeup studio in Manhattan, has a great line of skin care products and makeup. They’ve added an adorable new lipstick, Pucker Pink Ribbon Lipstick. 15% of its cost will be donated to the Libby Ross Foundation to help fund the fight against breast cancer. $24 at kimara.com.

Britain’s Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour was inspired by Philip’s wife Joan’s own experience with cancer treatments. He developed this shampoo for sensitive, delicate, or easily irritated scalps, so it suits women who are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. image$1 from every 250 ml bottle and 50¢ from every 75 ml bottle go to Look Good…Feel Better, a charity that helps boost the self-confidence and self-esteem of women being treated for cancer. $20 and $8 at philipkingsley.com.

Elemis Breast Cancer Collection is a beautiful skin care gift package that includes a Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment for Neck and Bust in a pink “Boob Tube,” Daily Marine Cream, a week’s worth of Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules (which are amazing), Visible Brilliance serum, Elemis Eau de Parfum, and a makeup case, all packaged in a pretty fuchsia pink gift box. $10 from each $95 kit goes to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a non-profit organization offering specialized programs and services to all women affected by breast cancer and their families.

Mission Skincare, a line of skincare products and makeup created specifically for athletes, is highlighting their preservative and paraben-free Serena Williams Pink Lemonade Lip Balmer SPF15 in October. This lip balm tastes like its name and is formulated to protect and hydrate. $1 from the sale of each tube will be donated to the Young Survival Coalition—25% of the retail price of $4!

If you haven’t heard about Beautyblender, you must try this unique sponge that allows you to apply your foundation seamlessly without streaks. You can buy it alone or with a special cleansing product that can be used on your brushes as well. In October, Beautyblender is dedicating 10% of the profits from every sale to the Cancer Support Community, a new non-profit organization that formed in 2009 when Gilda’s Club joined forces with The Wellness Community. About $35 for the Beautyblender Duo.

toni munna

Toni Munna is a native Long Islander who is always on the lookout for products that fulfill their promise to firm, hydrate, slim, soothe, de-wrinkle, plump, relax, de-stress, and just generally make you look and feel better. She a firm believer that wellness enhances beauty and has been testing beauty products and reviewing spas for you since the fall of 2006. You can reach her with questions at toni@lipulse.com.