The Ultimate Gift Guide for Natural Beauty LoversFFOL Editor 1
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I know it’s early, but with less than two months until Christmas, I’m already feeling the gift-buying frenzy in full effect. Not only do most of us have a long list of people to shop for, but the list just keeps growing year after year.
If you’re anything like me, it can be super stressful coming up with ideas that make everyone happy without breaking the bank. But there is one thing I love giving (and receiving!) at Christmastime more than anything else: natural beauty products. Not only does a super luxe lotion or a bright, festive lipstick make the receiver feel like a million bucks, but they don’t cost a fortune so you can afford to stock up. It’s the ultimate win-win.
And now iHerb makes it even easier to save on natural beauty products, so you can cross off all the ladies on your list in one fell swoop. iHerb is an online market that carries over 35,000 natural products that can be shipped to over 160 countries. Not only do they have one of the largest selections of high-quality, natural beauty products, but their prices are typically 30-40% less than traditional health food stores. The best part is that they offer free shipping on most orders (the more you buy, the more likely you are to receive free shipping) and their customer service team provides support in 10 languages in case you run into any issues.
So if you’re stumped on what to give the ladies in your life, here are 10 natural beauty products that are sure to make your BFFs very happy.
I have been a huge fan of Pacifica products for a while now. Back when I was afraid to use other store-bought perfumes (the chemicals—bleh!), I picked up a few of their lotions and solid perfumes and fell in love. Now Pacifica’s Your Face Just Got Lucky Set is my newest obsession. It gives you small sample sizes of some of their best-selling skincare products in a pretty, giftable package. Not only do they smell amazing, but they’re perfect for tossing in your purse or suitcase so you can use them on the go.
As I mentioned earlier, I love a good perfume but hate the chemicals. And chances are you know a few natural beauty lovers who feel the exact same way. That’s what makes this Amber Blossom Perfume from Sarabecca the perfect Christmas gift. It’s made from plant-based essential oils, so it gives off a subtle, fresh scent that people notice without being bowled over. I like to apply it in the morning while I’m getting ready and then again in the afternoon if I’m going out. Even though it’s made from essential oils, the scent lasts a long time so you don’t need to reapply too often. Just toss it in your bag and go.
If there’s one thing that saves my skin every winter, it’s argan oil. I apply it to my face, hair, nails, you name it, and kiss dry skin goodbye in a second. That’s why I stocked up on a few of these Moroccan Argan Oils Trio Sets to give to girlfriends. It comes in three scents—rose, coconut and citrus ginger—to nourish your skin and brighten your mood (the rose oil is especially dreamy). Simply combine a few pumps with shea butter or vegetable glycerin and you have the perfect balm for chapped skin.
This Hydrating Nutrient Mist is another cold-weather necessity. It’s loaded with natural antioxidants and botanical extracts to soothe skin, lock in moisture and decrease the signs of aging. I love it because it smells great, quickly rehydrates parched skin and the ingredient list is impressive! To really reap the benefits, I like to spray on clean skin and then apply argan oil over it.
Any beauty lover will tell you that makeup brushes can be expensive. Plus they’re loaded with toxic plastics, chemicals and animal products. But these from Ecotools are 100% cruelty free and made from highly-sustainable bamboo. They come in an assortment of sizes in a small travel pouch so you don’t have to worry about them getting dirty, and they’re oh so soft!
A classic red lip never goes out of style. But it can be next to impossible to find a luxe, creamy lipstick that’s not loaded with toxins. Pixi’s Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red is perfect because it feels like traditional lipstick and it looks great on almost all skin tones. At $12 a pop you can afford to buy one for each of your girlfriends and still have some Christmas cash leftover.
Another great gift for the makeup lovers on your list is this cream blush from E.L.F. It has a unique cream-to-powder formula that gives skin a youthful soft glow and the color is universally gorgeous. Plus it’s infused with Argan Oil and Vitamin E to help nourish and hydrate the skin. Since it comes in at such a low price point ($4 for one!) you can bundle it up with the EcoTools makeup brushes and Pixi Lipstick, and give it away as a set.
Lotion can sometimes feel like a cop-out when it comes to holiday gifts, but that’s only because you haven’t tried these scented lotions from Le Chatelaine. Made in the south of France, Le Chatelaine’s Hand Cream is loaded with Organic Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Argan Oil to moisturize, nourish and repair even the driest skin. They have a wide range of scents, but rather than choosing just one, I like to gift this sweet tinned trio. Each tin comes with three complimentary scents. And at only one ounce each, they’re perfect for toting around all winter long.
When the holidays are all said and done, sometimes you just need a long hot bath and a glass of wine. This Seaweed Detox Bath is perfect for sensitive skin and stressed nerves. Simply place the seaweed in the pouch and let it float in the bathwater while you relax. Your skin will look fresh and clean thanks to the beneficial nutrients, amino acids and oils.
I know, you’re probably thinking “soap? really?” but hear me out—this is nothing like the bar soap you’re used to. Every bar of Pre de Provence soap is hand made by soapmakers in Provence using methods passed down for generations. It’s loaded with shea butter and rose petals to nourish skin and polish away dry skin cells. Plus it’s quad-milled to remove impurities and excess water so it will last a long time. Just one whiff of this luxe soap can turn any bathroom into the chicest spa.
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