The ultimate clean beauty gift guide is here! 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!
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As a seasoned clean 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 also enlisted my trusty V.A. Becky for her opinion as she’s tried a lot of clean beauty products within the last year! It’s always fun for me to hear what she loves. I want you to get that special someone the perfect gift and I really think you’ll find it in this comprehensive ultimate clean beauty gift guide.
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Sharing in my ultimate clean beauty gift guide my top 20 clean beauty gifts of 2021!
Top 20 Clean Beauty Gifts 2021:
OSEA’s Seabiotic Water Cream-
This cream has basically become a staple in everyone’s skincare routine the minute I give it to them! I remember first trying it and just being SO impressed. It delivers such hydration but doesn’t feel heavy, greasy but instead instantly soaks into the skin. The best part? Your skin still feels hydrated the next morning! I knew I wanted my V.A. to try it, and she loved it as much. Then my hubs was next, he literally has stolen the jar from me every night- it’s good, that good! What’s even better is the price. Most creams can be close to $100, but this cream lands right at $48. Get it here!
One Love Organics Botanical B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover-
If you haven’t heard of One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleansing Oil, allow me to introduce you. The is an iconic clean beauty product. I mean it has RAVING fans to say the least and everyone who tries it loves it. It is an oil cleanser but then turns into this creamy consistency the minute you add a little water. It smells divine, like you just landed yourself in the tropics. I mean who doesn’t want to pretend like their on vacation every time they cleanse their skin?! Needless to say I gave it to my V.A. to try and she loved it. Another win for this legend of a cleanser! Get it here.
Beautycounter All Bright C Serum-
It wouldn’t be a proper ultimate clean beauty gift guide without this serum in it. 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. My husband is obsessed! And by obsessed I mean he literally opened all my gift sets with it in them and put them on his side of the bathroom sink. Not too mention he always asks for me to order more. I can’t blame him, since he started using it he’s gotten more compliments on his skin. It’s a winner! Get it here.
Clove & Hallow’s Lip Velvets-
Looking for a lip product that stays put and won’t budge but’s also clean?! Well, look no further. Clove and Hallow’s Lip Velvet’s are where it’s at when it comes to high pigment and longevity. They’re like a lip stain but with way more color payoff. Great for anyone wanting to make the switch to clean, but also as a gift for yourself for holiday parties and get togethers! Love all the colors but I’m partial to Road Trip, Fiesta, Roulette, and Napa. Check out all the colors here.
Innersense Beauty Hair Products-
Anyone else had a hard time finding clean beauty products when switching over to natural beauty? Yeah, both my hands are raised too! However, that was until I found Innersense. I have a deep fondness for so many of their styling products. The Whipped Creme Texturizer is a non-negotiable in our house. We have one in our bathroom, my kids and downstairs in the kitchen- you could say we’re obsessed! I use it on my hair after curling or styling to add texture and some hold. It also helps to smooth frizz and those tiny baby hairs that like to pop up around the hairline. My hubs loves it for adding definition and some hold to his hair and I use it on my little guy for the same thing. My two girls I use it to add hold, and smooth flyaways. Then theirs the Leave In Conditioner we always have on hand too! Great for detangling hair, but also for adding smoothness and de-frizzing my daughter’s hair. I also love their I Create Volumizing Foam– the best volumizer I’ve found in clean beauty. Their I Create Waves Spray is perfect for adding tousled waves to hair and giving curls the beachy look. I also always have their Detox Hair Mask in my shower at all times- a product everyone needs! Check out all their products here.
Leahlani Mermaid Mask-
I’m pretty sure this mask has been on my ultimate clean beauty gift guide for the last 5 years- it’s that good and a staple. 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! Get it here.
Beautycounter Sheer Genius Conditioning Lipstick-
I don’t know who wouldn’t love this little lipstick?! I love how these feel on my lips. They’re hydrating, give a slight sheen and give the perfect subtle pop of color. They are the everyday lip product you won’t want to stop wearing. Give one to your mom, daughter and grandma and have them all swoon over it! I have Rose, Lilac Petal, Plum and Rosewood. Check them out here!
Honest Beauty Mascara-
This is hands down my favorite natural mascara in clean beauty currently. I know, that says a lot but it’s true. The formula checks all the boxes. It offers thickness, length, separation- it’s just awesome! The formula isn’t too dry or too wet and I love that I don’t have to apply 5 coats of mascara to see product on my lashes. In just two coats my lashes are instantly lengthened, thicker and have overall more volume. I’m sold! On one end of the mascara wand is a primer and the other the mascara color. I apply the primer first and then the mascara. It doesn’t smudge by the end of the day either- it’s a win/win overall. Did I mention it’s also the most budget friendly mascara I’ve found? Yes, just at $16.99. Get it here!
Beautycounter Countertime Deluxe Mini Set-
I love that Beautycounter is offering their coveted Countertime plant-derived retinol line in a mini set! Perfect as a gift or to try out for yourself. 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 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. Get it here.
By\ Rosie Jane Natural Fragrance-
I don’t know what it is about by\ Rosie Jane scents but they are just so good! I discovered them last year and have been talking about them every since. I’m not a person that loves scents in general. Whether they are natural or not but by\ Rosie Jane has definitely changed my whole outlook. These aren’t too strong and are more complex than just one fragrance note. I’ve already gifted her 7 Day Detox Fragrance Discovery Kit to so many people! It’s the perfect gift for someone branching into natural perfume and trying to find their natural fragrance favorites. It’s only $25 and you get all 7 of her scents in the cutest box! Then once you’ve tried them you can purchase the larger size. I can’t recommend her fragrances enough. Plus, the perfect gift for someone who hasn’t swapped out their conventional fragrance yet. Check them out here.
Westman Atelier Clean Makeup-
If you’ve been following me for a hot minute then you know I love a good Westman Atelier product. I discovered them this last year and haven’t looked back. They are a luxury clean makeup brand and deliver on all fronts when it comes to performance, ingredients and overall ease of use. Some of my favorites are the Vital Skin Foundation Stick, their Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Poppet and Petal, Lit Up Highlight Stick in Nectar, and Face Trace Contour Stick in Biscuit, Lip Suede in Les Rouges, it offers such bright pigement and their Beauty Butter Bronzer in Coup de Soleil– best powder bronzer. I also can’t say enough about their brushes- handmade in Japan, they are literally what makeup brush dreams are made of. Totally an investment but once you make it, you won’t want another brush. I love the Blender Brush– your do it all brush. If you shop Credo Beauty, they are offering a Les Petites Clean Glow Trio which includes the blush stick, highlighter sitka and the contour stick in minis- such a great gift set! Check out all their products here!
Athr Beauty Eyeshadow Palettes-
Aether Beauty is a sustainable clean beauty brand that was founded in 2018. For this company, being sustainable goes into everything they create – the formulas, the ingredients and even the zero-waste, recyclable packaging (no mirror or magnets makes it FULLY recyclable)! The Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette features the perfect mix of shimmers and matte colors, not to mention a great range of colors. This would be perfect even if you have mature eyes as the shimmer shadows aren’t sparkly looking but more subdued. With ingredients like shea butter, rosehip oil and coconut oil, the formula feels so silky smooth on the skin. Trust me, you’ll be hooked after your first swipe. Check out their Moonstone Crystal Gemstone Palette here.
Ilia Clean Line Liquid Liner-
Truth be told I felt like I had tried Ilia’s whole line except their Clean Line Liquid Liner. I kept hearing how amazing it was but had yet to try it. It has everything you could want in a liquid liner in my opinion! While most liners can be a paint brush for an applicator, Ilia’s is a felt tip applicator. This makes it so much easier to apply and get the winged eyeliner look. So much more control. I also love the longevity on this liner. It really lasts the whole day! I can put it on at 8 am and by 8 pm I still have the winged look going on. (note: I always prep my lids with a translucent powder to soak up all the excess oil first before applying liner). This is my favorite translucent powder. I can’t recommend this liner enough! It does what it’s supposed too and so well. Get it here.
OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil-
This body oil is full of antioxidants! It has Undaria seaweed which is then mixed with a ton of skin loving oils like açaí, babassu and passion fruit. This combination helps to smooth and firm skin from stretch marks, as well as tone your skin. It doesn’t feel too heavy or greasy. It absorbs nicely into the skin. The Algae alone is soaked in barrels for 6 months in order to extract all the rich vitamins and minerals from it. It’s basically a living oil that transforms and treats your skin! It feels very energizing too with an overall citrus scent. Great for in the morning after your shower and you want a little zesty pick me up! I gave it to my V.A. Becky to try and she reported back on how much she loved it- was I surprised? No, this stuff is what body oil dreams are made of! If you’re not into oils, then check out OSEA’s Anti-aging Body Balm, also obsessed with it! Get it here.
Dazzle Dry Nail Polish-
Dazzle Dry is a healthy gel polish alternative to conventional nail polish. It uses a 4 step system to achieve its superior results. It is cruelty-free, vegan, hypoallergenic, non-yellowing, long wearing, and quick drying. It does it all! The system is from 30 years of research and development. Dazzle Dry is a safe alternative to traditional gel polish. Conventional gel polish leaves your nails brittle and yellow, especially with prolonged use. Many polishes contain the ingredient nitrocellulose, which is what turns your nails yellow. However, Dazzle Dry does not contain that so it doesn’t turn your nails yellow. My nails feel stronger and don’t turn yellow, even after using multiple times in a row. I tell everyone about this natural nail polish system because it truly is so great! Get their system here and check out their colors here!
OSEA Salt Of The Earth Body Scrub-
Talk about a scrub! This body scrub doesn’t mess around. It is filled with Dead Sea and Himalayan Pink Salts, Bolivian Rose and Organic seaweed of course. Plus, it boasts some Acai, shea butter and passionfruit that leave your skin feeling like butter. I applied to wet skin and used circular motions. My skin felt so refreshed and clean! Sometimes we focus on facial exfoliation but our body needs great exfoliation as well! Another product my hubs is obsessed with as well. Grab your Salt of The Earth Body Scrub here!
Primally Pure Deodorant-
Primally Pure as I mentioned takes the natural deodorant cake in all areas. From an affordable price, squeaky clean ingredients, smell good scents and no irritation. Overall the formula works so well! They have a couple blog posts that really help understand natural deodorant. Check out what you need to know about using natural deodorant and also their blog post on the science of natural deodorant and why their formula works so well. My hubs loves the Charcoal Deodorant. I love their Blue Tansy. Although I tried the Charcoal and I have to say I would use that any day too! It’s crazy because the more I tell people about their deodorants the more feedback I hear on how amazing they are. It seems to work for the majority of people. Use code GURLGONEGREEN10 to save 10% off your purchase. Get it here!
Josh Rosebrook Hair Spray–
The best natural hairspray I’ve found! It’s in pump form, there’s no aerosol. I love the smell! It has a list of essential oils but the ones that stick out to me are the rosemary and lavender. I love knowing exactly what I’m breathing in, no hidden fragrance! Second, it doesn’t goop up when you spray. And it actually has a mist feel. Yeah, pretty cool. Lastly, it just works. With my hair being fine and thin, this product delivers hold throughout the day, volume, and doesn’t get crunchy…you know what I’m talking about. It’s just good stuff. I would recommend this for anyone transitioning from a mainstream hairspray. Get it here!
True Botanical’s Moisture Lock Overnight Mask-
This had to go in my ultimate clean beauty gift guide. This mask really offers some serious hydration. You cleanse your skin and apply your products as you would normally and then you apply the mask. Instead of rinsing it off you sleep in it! When you wake up your skin is silky smooth and moisturized. Like a big gulp of water for your skin. I put down a hand towel on my pillow so the product didn’t get on my pillow case. But it really does soak in to the skin so well you hardly notice anything. I can’t think of a better product for your skin in the dry winter months or even in the summer months when your skin takes a beating from the sun and gets dried out.
The mask includes all star ingredients like mango butter, squalene- both known for their healing properties. Mango butter has a blend of vitamin a and vitamin c, plus essential fatty acids, While squalene-derived from olive oil, helps to firm the skin. Another key ingredient in this mask is hyaluronic acid. Able to hold 1,000 times it’s weight in water, this ingredient really draws all the moisture to your skin. Keeping it well hydrated. I also can’t not mention a key ingredient called AC collagen Pre-peptide, this ingredient comes from seaweed and is known to increase collagen synthesis by 400% after 48 hours! I know- kind of amazing. It’s small molecular size, makes it easy for the product to get deep into the skin and do the work. I also love that it doesn’t contain a lot of the typical pore clogging ingredients like many facial creams. Another fave from my V.A. Becky as well! Get it here!
Saint Cosmetics Velvet Lip Cream-
I had the pleasure of testing these lipsticks out this past summer and did I quickly fall for them! They are true to their name, velvety soft on the lips. They’re offer some hydration and don’t feel drying like so many lipsticks, but they don’t bleed. They also stay put and offer loads of pigment. A truly clean lipstick without any added artificial dyes. I can’t recommend them enough! Plus, they have so many colors to choose from. Check them out all here.
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