Our History

Since the early 1990's Look Good Feel Better has helped over 37,000 kiwis across New Zealand through our classes.

In 1987, the daughter of the owner of an American cosmetic company realised what a little bit of make-up could do for cancer patients.

Feeling that she had lost her identity after losing all of her hair, eyelashes and eyebrows during cancer treatment, she received a morale boosting makeover from her firm.

Wanting to bring the same benefit to other female cancer patients, she independently approached the major cosmetic companies to enlist their support to provide free cosmetic/skincare classes for cancer patients. This is how Look Good Feel Better was born!

Look Good Feel Better now operates in 26 countries around the world.

In 1992, in an effort to give back to the community that supports their industry, the member companies of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) pledged their commitment to women with cancer. The CTFA Foundation was established to deliver the Look Good Feel Better programme in New Zealand as the cosmetic industry’s charity of choice.

For more than a decade Look Good Feel Better NZ has increased the number of classes delivered – and the number of NZ women we have helped to look good and feel better.

Today, Look Good Feel Better is New Zealand’s only charitable cancer programme dedicated to empowering New Zealanders to manage the effects that cancer and its treatment can have on their appearance.