Gift Guide for the Green Beauty

Happy Monday guys! I hope you all had a lovely and relaxing weekend. We’re starting the week off with another Holiday gift guide! Can you believe we are already in December! It’s crazy… Where is the time going? Today we are talking green beauty gifts. If I’m being honest, this gift guide might actually be one of my favorites this year! Anyone who knows me and follows my blog and Instagram knows that I am a green beauty advocate. I am truly passionate about the subject and it’s where I hold a great deal of knowledge accumulated from years of product testing and research.

Truth be told, navigating the clean beauty world can be difficult, and it’s not always cheap. There are tons of different products on the market (some really amazing ones — which we will talk about in a minute, and some that are not so great). You also need to be wary about greenwashing brands that claim to be all-natural when they are not, so you have to be cautious and do your research before buying.

With gifting season now upon us, I thought I would offer some guidance and put together a little green beauty gift guide for you featuring my tried-and-true top favorites along with some new products that I wouldn’t mind finding in my stocking this Christmas! So whether there’s someone on your shopping list that’s a beauty lover with allergies and sensitive skin, or someone who is simply looking to clean up their beauty routine, I’ve got you covered. Keep reading to check out my top picks!



1) Goop Clean Beauty from the Editors of GOOP: My first item isn’t an actual beauty product, but it’s the ultimate beauty guide from the experts over at GOOP — the trusted resource for healthy, mindful living, curated by Gwyneth Paltrow. In this book, the editors of GOOP share their top tips and recommendations, favorite detox recipes, workout plans, and hair and makeup looks in one must-have guide. Featuring over 100 gorgeous photos and extensive Q&As from GOOP’s family of expert contributors, this book sheds a light on the importance of diet, sleep, exercise, and clean beauty products, while offering tactical advice for healthy, glowing skin and hair that starts from the inside out. It’s a great resource to have on hand that will help you look and feel your best every day! $28


2) Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Cream Deodorant with Grapefruit: This deodorant is downright amazing. It’s the answer for anyone looking for a natural deodorant that is safe for sensitive skin. It smells amazing and will keep you fresh throughout the day. $18


3) Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil: This oil is the ultimate multi-tasker and a staple in my nighttime skincare routine. Deeply conditioning and improves firmness and elasticity while promoting a clear, even skin tone. Its high concentrations of essential nutrients feed the skin, fueling its essential overnight regeneration processes without the slightest sign of irritation. Among other things, the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil can be used to improve dry patches, blemishes, dull skin tone, fine lines, scars, and sun damage. $40


4) Luminous Melting Cleanser from GOOP: Meet my new dry skin BFF. This product is fairly new to my clean beauty routine, (I’ve only been using it for the past 3 weeks), but it has quickly risen to the very top of my favorites list. I have completely fallen in love with it! Winner of Allure’s prestigious Best of Beauty Award, this cleanser sinks luxuriously into skin to remove dirt and makeup, leaving it incredibly moisturized, soft, and positively glowing. This sumptuous blend of almond, olive, and coconut oils, Shea and cocoa seed butters, as well as jojoba and sunflower gently purifies and deeply hydrates the skin as it cleanses. Beautifully textured, it evens skin tone and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as it cleanses. Feels luxe and will leave your skin looking and feeling glorious. An absolute treat! $125


5) Éminence Organics Coconut Sugar Scrub: Treat your skin to a pampering spa experience at home with this amazing sugar scrub. Its invigorating botanical formula features raw sugar cane granules that gently exfoliate dull, dead cells, revealing soft, smooth skin and promoting its natural renewal process. Coconut oil moisturizes and conditions, while cucumber juice tones and revitalizes for a silky, comfortable feel. It smells good enough to eat and will leave your skin feeling silky smooth for days! $48


6) Éminence Organics Apricot Body Oil: The ultimate luxury for your skin. I first discovered this product during a massage at my local spa. When the massage therapist used this oil on my skin, and I was instantly enthralled with the scent and asked her what it was. I loved the product so much that I bought a bottle as soon as I walked out! It smells amazing and is incredibly hydrating. This ultra-hydrating apricot oil is blended with an assortment of essential oils, such as grape seed and jojoba, to create a luscious massage oil that leaves skin feeling irresistibly soft and supple. It’s a feast for the senses and the perfect companion to dry skin! $29


7) RMS Living Luminizer: This has been my go-to daily highlighter for a while now and I love it so much. Apply sparingly with fingers on the tip of your nose, cupid’s bow, high point of cheekbones, inner eye corner, and under the brows. It gives you the most natural, lit from within glow! It’s 100% organic and looks great on all skin tones. $38


8) Lily Lolo Mascara: So much praise for this mascara! It’s extremely lengthening and you’d never know it’s 100% natural, vegan and organic. It’s my absolute favorite! An everyday essential for gorgeous looking lashes. $22


9) Buck Na.Ked Soap Company Oatmeal and Almond Milk Soap: Nature’s best combination! Oats and almond milk exfoliate and soften the look of dry and itchy skin. This soap helps refresh skin’s radiance and aids in hydration. It’s my absolute favorite and I always have backups on hand! $7


10) Ilia Beauty “Strike It Up” Lipstick: Any beauty lover needs a classic true red lipstick in her makeup bag. My love for Ilia lipsticks is evergrowing and this shade is at the very top of my list! Saturated with blue undertones, this lipstick is the brand’s most classic true red to date. The statement-making shade elevates, impacts, and instantly adds a serious pop of color to any look. It melts into your lips on contact and with each swipe builds to a beautiful satin finish. The color payoff is fantastic and it feels moisturizing on the lips. The perfect shade for the festive Holiday season! $34


11) Tata Harper Winter Wonders Limited Edition Holiday Set: It wouldn’t be a green beauty gift guide without a Tata Harper product (or a gift set!) This dry skin recovery set is the answer to all of your winter woes. The best selling Repairative Moisturizer is perfectly paired with some of Tata’s cold weather staples to give you the ultimate moisture-boosting regimen. It’s perfect for wintertime, especially if you live in Canada! $167


12) Osea Advanced Protection Cream: My top wintertime recommendation for dry skin, especially if you live in a cold climate. Osea’s Advanced Protection Cream is packed with essential nutrients and hydration to reveal a radiant, glowing complexion. Jojoba is loaded with lipids and peptides, and because it’s bio-available, it quickly absorbs into skin for long-lasting conditioning effects. You can use this cream morning and night, but since it’s on the rich side I personally use it as part of my evening routine and it works wonders! $130


13) MOTD Lux Vegan Makeup Brush Set: An essential for any beauty lover. This set includes the full range of certified vegan makeup brushes. These beauties come with premium quality vegan talon bristles and can be used with cream, powder, and liquid products. Taklon bristles are also great for those with skin sensitivity issues, are antibacterial, and leave an airbrushed finish. This 15-piece makeup brush set comes with a rose gold vegan leather canvas bag. $120





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