20 Natural Beauty Products You'll Want on Your Holiday Wish List
Maybe you’re a long time fan of non-toxic, eco-conscious personal care products and want your friends and family to follow suit. Or perhaps some people on your list prefer chemical free, sustainably sourced beauty and you’re really not sure where to start. Whatever the reason, we’ve hand selected 20 natural beauty product ideas in this ultimate holiday gift guide.
Eco Tools Limited Edition Anniversary Collection, $28Two sisters set out to create a line of beauty tools that were high-quality, environmentally friendly and affordable. They succeeded with their brand Eco Tools which offers a variety of beauty tools made from renewable bamboo and recycled materials. The company is also in collaboration with the non-profit initiative The Girl Project, which supports and empowers girls all over the world by helping them go to school. So you’re doing way more than just ticking off the people on your list by purchasing these products.
Available at Eco Tools.
EOS Limited Edition Holiday Collection Lip Balm Trio, $12These natural, fun and yummy-smelling lip balms come in a variety of delicious flavours like Organic Vanilla Bean, Peppermint Mocha and Sparkling Ginger. They’re 98% natural and you can pick them up at your local drug store for affordable, easy, green stocking stuffers.
Available at Evolution of Smooth.
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Ilia Beauty Love Me Do Gift Set, $54You can’t go wrong with a universally flattering tinted lip conditioner and natural rose toned multi-stick. This hydrating and organic duo is a non-toxic no-brainer gift for any woman on your list.
Available at Clementine Fields.
Goop by Juice Beauty Discovery Set, US $125Got a Goop- or Gwenyth Paltrow-obsessed friend? This is the perfect gift for her. This set of four travel-sized organic cruelty-free skincare products is an introduction to the Gwyneth-approved natural beauty line. And we all know, if Gwyneth approves, it must be good for us.
Available at Goop.
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Tenoverten Ideal Reds Nail Polish Trio, $45Tenoverten is dedicated to creating beautiful nail polishes that are 8-free, cruelty-free, vegan and made in the USA. All of their high quality lacquers are made without formaldehyde, camphor, xylene, formaldehyde resin, TPHP, dibutyl phthalate, ethyl tosylamide and toluene — so stuff some stockings with these natural beauties!
Available at Tenoverten.
John Masters Bare Unscented Collection, $75Professional quality, luxuriously natural and no added nasties — perfume-free hair and body products do what they’re supposed to without synthetic ingredients. This unscented set is ideal for the scent-sensitive people on your list.
Available at John Masters.
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Tarte Eyeshadow Palette Volume II Rainforest of the Sea Collection, $47Even the most discerning makeup wearer can’t deny the awesomeness of Tarte’s eyeshadows. These high-performance shadows are made without parabens, phthalates, mineral oils or synthetic fragrances, and this beautiful neutral wheel can work on any skin tone.
Available at Sephora.
Captain Blankenship Anchor Balm, $28.50An all-purpose balm for dry winter skin is one of those gifts you can give just about anyone on your list. From grandpa’s dry hands to your friend’s cracked heels, a multipurpose healing balm, made from organic, gluten-free, hypoallergenic ingredients, is guaranteed to be a hit.
Available at Sephora.
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RMS Beauty Luminizer X Quad, $62Glowy luminous skin is here to stay and achieving it doesn’t mean you have to smear chemicals all over your face. RMS Beauty offers raw, food-grade, organic ingredients that are minimally processed meaning they not only make you look good, but they’re good for your health too. The Luminizer X Quad is a set of four high-impact luminizers in varying tones — a great gift for your glowing girlfriends.
Available at RMS Beauty.
Natural Spa Gift CardFor the person on your list who prefers experiences over ‘stuff’, a gift certificate to a spa that specialises in natural skincare is the perfect present.
Available at Pure+simple.
Pacifica Flowers and Grains Skincare Value Set, US $28Everyone could use antioxidant-rich natural skincare, especially as the outside temperatures plummet and heated indoor air gets dryer. Why not treat someone on your list to a gift set with all the skincare essentials from a beauty brand that not only comes in gorgeous (recycled) packaging but that is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without phthalates, triclosan, petroleum and parabens.
Available at Pacifica.
Kaia Naturals The Turmeric Detox Effervescent Hot Bath, $12Soaking in a hot bath is the ideal way to unwind during the hectic holiday season. And considering most of us overindulge on drinks, food and sweets at this time of year, a natural, non-toxic, vegan bath treatment to help detoxify will be much appreciated by any beauty junkie on your list.
Available at Kaia Naturals.
Greenhouse Juice Co. Juice SubscriptionOK, this may not be a beauty product per se, but we all know that eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and veggies will do more for your skin than almost any skincare product out there. Why not spoil your loved one with an organic juice subscription? Freshly prepared, skin-nourishing juices can be delivered right to their doorstep. Cheers to that!
Available at Greenhouse Juice Co..
Cocoon Apothecary Malechemy Groom Box Muskoka, $60This specially curated gift set contains three all-natural men’s products, including fir balsam and clove shaving cream, aftershave and plant-based hair pomade. The men in your life deserve non-toxic, biodegradable and plant-based products that are sustainably sourced too. Oh, and it’s made in small batches right here in Canada.
Available at Cocoon Apothecary.
Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Vanilla Candy Cane Gift Set, $40What could be more festive than the smell of freshly baked sweet minty vanilla cookies? The gift set contains body wash, body butter, hand soap, lip butter and a bath bomb, all with a light vanilla candy cane scent. This Canadian natural soap company is nestled in the Rocky Mountains and endeavours to make indulgent personal care products that are safe for both you and the environment.
Available at Rocky Mountain Soap Co..
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Dear LIl' Devas Blissfully Dark Bamboo Sleep Mask, $35There are so many things standing in the way of our beauty sleep, and disturbing light is one of them. By blocking out the glow of street lamps or early morning sun, a sleep mask can be a game changer for helping you fall into (and stay) in a restorative slumber. A really well made, comfortable sleep mask, made sustainably and with organic materials, is harder to find than you might think. For the person on your list who loves their rest, give them the gift of great beauty sleep.
Available at Dear Lil’ Devas.
Bioglitz Diamond Dust, US $25Did you know that glitter made up of tiny little pieces of reflective plastic coated with aluminum? We wear it for one night, but it lasts for hundreds of years in our oceans. For those who love a bit of sparkle, help them shine bright (responsibly) during the holidays with plant-based, biodegradable and sustainably made glitter.
Available at Bioglitz.
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Flower Valley Ayate Washcloth, $12Plastic shower poufs are inexpensive and effective, yet they harbour bacteria and are incredibly wasteful — we use one for a few months and then send it to landfill, where it will stay forever, and ever, and ever. This handwoven washcloth is made from 100 per cent agave fibre and is long-lasting, mould-resistant and machine washable.
Available at Well.
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Piggy Paint Mistle Toes, US $22.50“Natural as mud” but much prettier, these non-toxic, water based nail polishes are cute and clean for all the little ones in your life who love a good mani/pedi just as much as the rest of us.
Available at Piggy Paint.
No More Dirty Looks: The Truth about Your Beauty Products—and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics, $14This clean beauty encyclopedia will help detoxify your beauty routine by revealing the safest products on the market, the most effective DIY skincare recipes and an in-depth explanation of those impossible to pronounce ingredients in your personal care products. By helping your loved ones choose healthier personal care products, this really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Available at Chapters Indigo.
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