3 celebrities who created their own beauty lines after battling breast cancer
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Some people may be more prone to breast cancer depending on their family history or lifestyle factors. However, breast cancer is still the most common cancer in women, no matter the patient's ethnicity or race. Depsite it being an incredibly prevalent disease, some choose to keep their diagnosis and treatment private.
Others, like Giuliana Rancic, have spoken out about their experiences with breast cancer and have dedicated their work to raising awareness about the disease. Rancic is just one of a few Hollywood celebrities that have taken their advocation off the screen and into the beauty industry to ensure the world knows what their favorite products are made of.
The iconic actress is currently battling cancer for the third time after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Despite these adversities, Newton-John has continued her passion for wellness and healing with her Gaia Retreat & Spa, which she co-founded in 2005 in Byron Bay and calls her "healing place." The 70-year-old also worked with scientists to create an all-natural, organic skincare line made up of antioxidants, potent vitamins and fatty acids called Retreatment Botanicals.
"I am definitely more mindful about what I put in my body and on my skin," she said. "I realise how many harmful chemicals are in our everyday environment and this inspires me to seek out products made from pure and organic ingredients."
After being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36 and undergoing a double mastectomy as part of her treatment, the E! News host struggled to find a beauty line she could trust on her skin, without parabens and chemicals.
"It shocked me to see that so many of the popular beauty products I was using had dirty ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfates, phthalates and parabens, among other things, in them," Rancic, now 44, said in an interview last year. Her dedication to clean beauty led to the establishment of the line "Fountain of Truth," which is available at Ulta. One of the best-selling items from the line includes The Truth Insta-Face Lift Elixer, which Rancic herself calls a "game-changer must-have."
For "Three's Company" actress Suzanne Somers, getting diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 was as a "wakeup call."
“I would say one of the greatest gifts I had was getting cancer twenty years ago,” she told People magazine in August 2019. “And you don’t think that the day you hear the words: ‘You have cancer,’ but, it was my wake up call. What am I doing? What am I eating? What’s my lifestyle? What products am I using?”
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Forgoing chemotherapy, the 72-year-old actress decided to instead rid her home, diet and lifestyle of all chemicals and toxins, leading her to establish her own line of organic, toxic-free beauty products. "We want something free and pure,” she explained of Suzanne Organics, which includes over 50 products dedicated to everything from bath products to skincare essentials to makeup.
"One of my favorite products in the SUZANNE Organics line is our Liquid Oxygen Therapy Facial Serum ($55)," she said to New Beauty. "After I wash my face it’s my first step and it’s like giving your skin a drink."