I thought I would share my top 20 natural beauty gifts for you on the blog. It can often be overwhelming when you’re searching for natural beauty. What works, what doesn’t and what would someone really want! I totally get it. Plus, instead of listing 50 bazillion clean beauty products I thought I would simplify it and share with you my top 20 to take away any confusion. After all it shouldn’t be stressful when you’re shopping!
As a seasoned green beauty blogger, esthetician, and hair stylist I would say I know a thing or two when it comes to natural beauty. I mean I’ve tried a few products in my day and by a few I mean 100’s! I really thought long and hard what I would recommend as a gift when it comes to clean beauty and what I would want. I ended up writing down several ideas and then narrowed them down to the absolute best. I want you to get that special someone the perfect gift and I really think you’ll find it in this comprehensive, yet simple list.
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Top 20 Clean Beauty Gifts 2020
1. Honest Beauty Mascara-
Again, if you have followed me for a hot minute then you know this is old news but listen it’s still the best! And the price- I mean nothing compares. I’ve tried all the natural beauty mascaras and they’re not as great and usually twice to triple the price. This one is $14.99- on Amazon. Your welcome. It gives my lashes drama, length and separation. Get it here!
2. Beautycounter Counter+ All Bright C Serum-
This Vitamin C Serum is packed with all the things! You apply this serum first thing in the morning before you apply your makeup. It helps to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun and environmental damage. It’s filled with a 10% stable blend of Vitamin C that helps to brighten your complexion, while also reducing dark spots. It also has camu camu and tumeric, heavy hitting antioxidants that help protect your skin from new hyperpigmentation. My skin is brighter and younger looking. If you’ve tried it then you know! The perfect gift for anyone wanting to take their skincare to the next level. Get it here!
3. Maya Chia The Straight A Serum-
I had to have this in my top 20 clean beauty gifts 2020. This oil/serum came out this year and took the clean beauty world by storm! I have been using this for a while and definitely can speak to the overall experience of it. It contains the plant retinol bakuchiol which I’ve used before in other skincare products and it also contains moth bean extract- another plant derived retinol. But it also contains an advanced retinol using an encapsulated Retinol. This is a derivative of Vitamin A without BHT. BHT has been shown to cause live damage in rats even in small amounts. Plus, the supply chain with BHT is very unstable. Besides the powerful retinols it also contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E. These brighten the skin and help fade hyperpigmentation. You’re also going to get some serious hydration from this serum with Buriti oil, and chia seed oil. A gift that anyone would love! Check out all of Maya Chia’s products here!
4. Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer-
This is a new brand I discovered this year and I fell hard for it. It delivers on all ends. Their PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer performs so well. My skin is left hydrated and not greasy feeling. It it heavy enough to moisturize but light enough to wear during the day time or over your favorite facial oil. Also great for at night when you need some extra moisture over a facial oil. You’ll be addicted. Plus comes in a chic glass jar too! Get it here.
5. Beautycounter Eyeshadow Palettes-
If you’ve followed me for a long time then you know I’m a huge fan of Beautycounter’s eyeshadow palettes! These are the best eyeshadows in clean beauty- hands down. The pigments are rich and they last! I have all the palettes, plus their holiday palettes. I guess you could say I’m a hoarder when it comes to their eyeshadows. Can’t get enough. I always get compliments on my eyes when I wear them- they’re so pretty. Any young teen or young adult would love getting these palettes, and so would a mama like me or my mom. They work for anyone! Check out their holiday palettes here and their everyday palettes here.
6. Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream–
I recently discovered this cream a couple months ago and have been loving it. This has been the perfect moisturizer to add on top of my oils in the morning and at night for a little extra hydration. I even used this when we were up in the mountains sledding for the day and it kept my skin feeling so hydrated and protected. Not only does this cream moisturize but also provide great anti-aging benefits with it’s naturally rich antioxidants. It seeps into my skin so well, and doesn’t feel greasy. My hubs has been stealing this from me too-that means it’s good people! He can be pickier than me at times. What’s even better is the price tag on this cream, $48! A steal for a green beauty cream that works and is full of skincare actives! Check it out here!
7. Mukti Organics 2-in-1 Resurfacing Exfoliant-
My clean beauty skincare routine just got a whole lot better with this product! I was introduced to it back in April’s Beauty Heroes box and I haven’t been able to stop using it- obsessed! The exfoliant had me basically after the first application but sold me the more I used it. This has a combination of fruit acids that help loosen and rid the intracellular bonds, while encouraging collagen production. Then once the fruit acids do their thing, jojoba esters and finely ground bamboo particles remove the dead skin. I used this in the morning first thing on damp skin. I rubbed in circular motions. Then brushed my teeth. Once I was done I rinsed it off. My skin felt so smooth and radiant! I used it twice a week. If you have sensitive skin I would do a patch test first and then see how your skin does. It smells amazing too! Like fresh lime juice and it’s this beautiful emerald green. This has been on repeat in my skincare routine! You will be addicted. Check it out here.
8. Ilia Chromatic Liquid Eyeshadows–
These are everything! My newest obsessions in natural makeup. They came out this fall and I haven’t been able to stop using them. They go on so smooth and stay put! Yes, they don’t budge. Which is unheard of in clean beauty for a cream or liquid eyeshadow. They’re great for acting as an eye primer before your powder eyeshadow too. I even use the lighter shades for highlighters for my face! So many uses. Such a great gift for a teen, young adult or mama. Get them here!
9. Leahlani Mermaid Mask-
This is a green beauty hall of fame product. It has a cult following and for good reason. It literally works for any skin type and delivers results! I remember it was the first natural beauty mask that left my skin glowing. It smells insanely good. A mixture of rose, orange, vanilla and other essential oils send the scent profile over the top. It helps to increase circulation, nourish the skin with superfood ingredients like raw hawaiian honey, chlorella and microalgae. Plus, it moisturizes the skin. This would be perfect for a teenager or young adult just getting into natural skincare, a college student, mom, or even a grandma. It really can benefit anyone! Leahlani is also offering holiday gift kits too here. So many fun gift sets! Check them out here. Check out Leahlani’s
10. Beautycounter Countertime Line-
Beautycounter wanted to create something that not only proved to be effective but safe. This is where they created a plant-derived Retinatural Complex of Bakuchiol and alpine rose. The line was formed in a new lab with over 100 trials performed to test for contamination as well. Beautycounter didn’t want to win some awards for best in natural beauty but they wanted to be the BEST in beauty. Countertime has been in the works for 3 years- not an after thought. Beautycounter brought research and development in house, along with 5 chemists. The goal is to create natural products but in the end people want products that are going to be effective. Countertime definitely delivers on this front. The line is amazing and my go to for fighting signs of aging with it’s plant-derived retinols, antioxidants, and peptides. You can purchase the collection here or the products individually here. A couple products that are standouts are: The Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil, Mineral Boost Hydrating Essense, Tripeptide Radiance Serum, and Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream. Check out the line here!
11. Live Botanical-
This line delivers when it comes to clean beauty standouts. It’s made for sensitive skin and many of the products do not contain essential oils. It’s not often I find products that not only are clean, but also effective and budget friendly. People are constantly asking what options I would recommend that are less expensive and it can be hard. Sometimes you have to sacrifice performance, however, not with Live Botanical. I think that’s why I initially got so jazzed about it. I saw that not only was the line organic, non-GMO, ethically wild-harvested, local, sustainable and fair trade but budget friendly. She really goes the extra mile. She also uses glass packaging too-something I swoon over. I mean it’s kind of rare to check all the boxes but also be affordable! Some of my favorites from her line are Glowing Honey Mask, Antioxidant Mask, First Light Brightening Oil, Overnight Resurfacing Oil and Ambient Moisture Liquid. Read my full Live Botanical review here. Shop Live Botanical here!
12. True Botanicals-
This was one of the very first clean beauty lines that I discovered and literally made a huge difference in my skin. It’s packed full of antioxidants that really go in and change your skin- no joke. So many people have said how much True Botanical’s changed their skin after using. When I think of TB what sticks out to me is a luxe anti-aging line. Using the most potent ingredients, TB spares no expense when it comes to creating their products. They care about quality and seeing products that actually perform, while at the same time are safe. A truly unique company in the green beauty industry. The scents of their products are some of the best. Nothing is too strong but smells fresh and real. I also love how they do clinical tests on their products. Something that is rare among the natural skincare industry. Proven results, with clean ingredients-what more could you want? They have skincare lines for sensitive skin, aging skin, combination/acne and even pregnant mamas! If you’re unsure of what line to commit to in TB, then have a skincare quiz you can take! They’ve made it easy to help you decide what line suits your skin best. I love their Renew Oil, Antioxidant Booster, Repair Serum, their Nourishing Body Oil, Moisture Lock Overnight Mask, and Resurfacing Moisture Mask. Check out their whole line here!
13. OSEA Ocean Cleanser–
This cleanser is a definite fave! I love that it comes in a frosted glass bottle- so chic. It’s such an overall soothing cleanser, yet highly effective. It removes all my my makeup and grime from the day- yes even my stubborn eye makeup. I get my skin damp first and then apply several pumps to my hands. Then I rub in circular motions all over my face. After rinsing with water my skin feels so hydrated, and clean. Not stripped or dry. It does such a great job of imparting hydration to the skin, and nourishing it with vitamins and minerals. Did I mention it smells like candy?! The lime really stands out to me. There also are notes of juniper, and cypress. A great all around cleanser- can’t get enough! Get your Ocean Cleanser here!
14. Aleavia Skincare-
They are a completely natural prebiotic skincare line, that specializes in putting the friendly bacteria back on your skin. Here is a quote from their website-
“Aleavia products are alkaloid based bio-stimulants which actually feed a wide variety of friendly microorganisms on the skin causing the healthy bacteria to go into a feeding frenzy. This ultimately results in much higher activity levels of normal friendly bacteria. Over a short period of time, the “good guys” will completely overwhelm any harmful bacteria, virtually eliminating skin disorders of many types. Our skin care products accomplish this on a molecular level using a combination of 100%-natural, organic, and environmentally safe ingredients.”
They also help balance the ph of the skin, all while conditioning it. I was amazed at their success stories found here on their website. People’s skin literally transformed! This is so different then a typical body wash. I sue this for my husband and I, my girls and my baby boy. Get it here!