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It was after undergoing a cosmetic procedure – a breast reduction – this past February that comedian and actress Wanda Sykes learned that she had DCIS (or ductal carcinoma in situ) – stage O cancer in her left breast, according to People.

Given the history of breast cancer that runs on Wanda’s mother’s side of the family, she made the difficult decision to have a bilateral mastectomy. She said on the Ellen Degeneres Show: “I had both breasts removed…because now I have zero chance of having breast cancer, so I was very lucky.” A dramatic decision yes, but one that was made with her 2-1/2 year old twins and wife Alex in mind. And now, onto living…

This year, HKI puts it’s stamp of approval on three beauty products (for third product click here) that first are committed to finding a cure for breast cancer and secondly, offer benefits that you care about.

Jane Iredale’s Christina PureMoist LipColour

shade ($19, drugstore.com) was created in honor of actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate. For every “Christina” that’s sold, Jane Iredale will donate $2 to Living Beyond Breast Cancer with a minimum of $25K in the coming year.

Alterna

is a luxury anti-aging hair care line that uses innovative ingredients like caviar, hemp seed oil & Italian white truffle oil to bring thinning hair back to life and prevent color wash-out among other benefits. A supporter of breast cancer awareness for many years with products that give back, Alterna has created a special-edition Caviar Overnight Hair Rescue ($15, beauty.com) in a 1oz travel size bottle. Caviar is ideal…click here to read more and to read a personal note from me regarding the importance of mammograms and how it touched my life.

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