Every year countless companies come out with special, often limited edition items for sale with a portion of proceeds going toward breast cancer charities. Life Love Beauty always enjoys compiling a guide of the latest and greatest pink ribbon products for our annual shopping guide. This year we ran into a few challenges that posed a delay, so we’ve decided to do a variety of smaller features instead. Keep reading to learn about some of the cool pink ribbon items for 2011!
Of course you know you can find everything from food items to household items, clothing, accessories, and more with a breast cancer awareness charity component. Here are some of the items we wanted to put on your radar this year:
Sharpie Fine Point Pink Permanent Markers
Who doesn’t love Sharpie permanent markers? This timeless maker of marking pens, highlighters, and indelible markers, Sanford Brands, has teamed up with City of Hope to help eliminate breast cancer. Sharpie has pledged a donation of $50,000 or more to City of Hope for breast cancer research, treatment, and education. When you buy these pink ribbon Sharpie markers, 10 cents from each specially marked package will go toward the cause.
The fine point pink Sharpies feature a thin writing tip that is great for writing as well as coloring and marking things. You won’t be disappointed with the performance of these great markers – just like your typical Sharpies only now in a fun light pink color. I received a few two-packs of the pink ribbon Sharpies for the purpose of this review.
Tic Tac Pink Grapefruit Mints
Tic Tac has teamed up with a pink ribbon product this year as well, offering the special, limited edition Tic Tac Grapefruit Mints. With a lovely light pink color and a sweet yet tangy flavor, these Tic Tac mints are a great flavor to stash in your purse, pocket, or glove box. The sweet taste may be even more appealing to those who aren’t crazy about the usual mint flavors – spearmint, peppermint, vanilla mint, or even cinnamon. These offer a refreshing change from the typical flavors on the market.
These limited edition pink ribbon Tic Tacs are available August through November with a $100,000 donation pledged by Tic Tac to CancerCare®, a nonprofit organization that provides free support services to those affected by cancer.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E
As part of an ongoing campaign, Palmer’s offers its pink ribbon Cocoa Butter products, benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. I am already a huge fan of the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter formula – especially its amazing chocolaty scent. The cocoa butter, vitamin E, and other ingredients help to smooth skin and reduce the appearance of marks and imperfections. The cocoa butter formula also helps to heal dry skin, especially dryness and peeling caused by sunburn. Cocoa butter applied immediate after sun and wind can help the skin’s condition greatly. Sometimes you can even delay or prevent the peeling of sunburn with cocoa butter!
Depending on whom you ask, cocoa butter has been shown as an effective product to help with stretch marks during and after pregnancy. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula leaves skin feeling soft and smooth and smelling delightful. Palmer’s also offers a pink ribbon bottle of Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks with Vitamin E, Collagen, and Elastin. Both of these products come in pretty pink bottles and can be used all over the body.
Stay tuned for information on other great pink ribbon products!