You know those essential P&G products we all gravitate toward at the pharmacy? This month, purchasing some of those very products will not only be satisfying your own needs, but helping a greater cause. P&G is working hard to help support the fight against breast cancer by donating the proceeds from sales of some of your favourite products to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Olay Creme Ribbons Body Wash ($4.99) is one of my favourite items. It lathers the skin in a rich, luxurious feeling. Plus, it contains almond oil to help soothe dry, irritated skin and replenish it with moisture. It doesn’t hurt that this product smells incredible, too.
The number one deodorant on the market? Secret. It’s an essential item the majority of women opt for, including myself. Secret Invisible Fresh Effects ($3.49) goes on dry and won’t flake or turn white. The fresh orchid scent is really just an added bonus to this effective, wallet-friendly buy.
For all you non-waxers, a razor is a must. The Venus Embrace with Showerpod ($15.99) is a razor pack that includes replacement blades and a cute showerpod to hold your razor. With its moisture ribbon, this razor guarantees a close burn-free shave. All these products (and more) can be found at your local pharmacy.
Let me explain a little bit about why this is so important. Many people don’t see the link between beauty products and breast cancer research. The fact is that 47% of breast cancer survivors make use of beauty products to help themselves feel beautiful during a difficult time. Aside from the physical strain of the disease, the strong women who battle it every day have to deal with the emotional stress that comes along with it.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but feeling beautiful lies within each individual woman. Every woman wants to feel beautiful in her own way and cancer treatments rob that from women all over the world every day. We can help give it back to them by supporting brands like P&G who donate funds to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society, aimed at helping suffering women battle this disease and all the trials and tribulations that come along with it.