Cancer Lifeline offers emotional support, resources, educational classes and exercise programs designed to support people in all stages of the cancer process. All of Cancer Lifeline's services are offered at no cost to participants and supported by private donations. For more information on Cancer Lifeline, please visit

Participants of these workshops, which are led by licensed aestheticians, learn about healthy alternatives for feeling beautiful, using the non-toxic Lavera skin care and cosmetics donated for the session. Our chemical-free product lines offer safe alternatives for those struggling with health issues. Because chemotherapy and radiation cause damage to healthy cells, as well as cancer cells, physical changes often show up in the skin. These changes may include partial or total hair loss, thin shiny skin, flaky, irritated, itchy, red, or hypersensitive skin. It is important to use beauty products free from harmful or harsh ingredients that can cause further irritation and health complications. Skin care and cosmetics made with natural, nourishing ingredients will support, heal, and protect the skin and cell structure.

The body absorbs up to 60% of what is applied to the skin, which then enters the bloodstream. Harmful ingredients absorbed through the skin can lead to health conditions and disease. Cosmetics and personal care products made without the use of harmful ingredients are a healthier choice over conventional products for both maintaining good health and preventing health issues and disease.

Lavera uses natural, effective plant-based ingredients, certified organic wherever possible. BDIH Natural Certification ensures all of our products are free from parabens, SLS, synthetic preservatives and fragrances, and petroleum-based ingredients. Our products are cruelty-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free.