Looking for a sustainable, recyclable, ethical or cruelty-free gift for a loved one who’s into green beauty? We’ve got your back! Here’s our pick of the best eco-conscious beauty gifts to give this festive season.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Beauty Bag (R220.00)
The Body Shop Soothing Almond Milk and Honey Gift Pouch pouch is a special treat for dry, sensitive skin. Pouch contains refreshing shower cream, richly-textured body butter, and pocket-sized hand cream. Made with community fair trade organic almond milk, this nourishing trio is the perfect Christmas gift for yourself or someone special. Shop here.
NUXE Bio Organic Radiance Detox Mask (R495.00)
This certified organic face mask detoxifies skin to enhance its radiance thanks to a formula containing Sesame oil and a Citrus extract. Its sensorial gel with a citrusy scent transforms into an oil and then a milk that can be rinsed off in the blink of an eye to reveal a delightfully fresh complexion. Shop online here.
NUXE Bio Organic Ultimate Night Recovery Oil (R795.00)
This certified organic face oil works overnight to repair the skin thanks to a Rice Oleo-extract and cloaks it in comfort with its organic botanical oils. Its silky feel and aromatic green scent enchant the senses. On waking, skin is smooth and radiant, seeming renewed. Shop online here.
Skin Creamery Slow Beauty Collection (R350.00)
Mini-sized luxury products to smooth, refine and protect. Perfect for trialling, overnight bags, gifting and xmas stocking fillers. The Slow Beauty Collection includes 30g Deep Cleansing Powder, 15ml Facial Hydrating Oil, 15ml Wildflower Water-Cream. Shop online here.
Diego dalla Palma Professional All-in-One Multi-tasking Oil (R695.00)
Elasticizing, repairing, nourishing and moisturising, with a fast-absorbing texture that instantly leaves a feeling of hydration and wellbeing. Shop at select spas and salons.
INOAR Virgin Coconut Oil (R450.00)
This cruelty-free, vegan Virgin Coconut Oil uses the best that the coconut has to offer to promote healthy hair. Due to its composition, it has the ability to deeply penetrate both the strands and the scalp. It can be used in many ways to care for the hair: moisturizing, massage, as a finalizer or leave-in. Stimulates hair growth, getting deep into its follicles. Promotes scalp and skin health, fighting concerns such as dandruff, dryness and skin irritation. Adds luster, shine and softness to the hair. Shop online here.
Lulu & Marula Calming Bath & Body Kit (R400.00)
This bath and body duo is crammed with floral ingredients like neroli, geranium and ylang ylang that will transport your mind to an exotic seaside paradise. Contains a seriously moisturising body balm that indulges your skin and leaves you feeling fabulously relaxed, and a comforting bath oil that scents the room to melt away stress and inspire positivity. Both products come in handy travel sizes of 50ml each. Shop online here.
Bramley Aloe Vera Gift Set (R29.99)
This gift of body care products is beautifully formulated with sustainably selected 100% natural Olive Oil and sustainably sourced Aloe Vera. Its elegance and fragrance will enhance and amplify your mood and confidence. Aloe Vera is known for its intensive moisturising and cooling properties. It has the ability to restore, revitalise and rejuvenate dry skin. Olive Oil has antioxidant properties, is moisturising and protects skin against premature ageing. Shop at Pep stores.
Skin Creamery The Basic Set (R320.00)
These handy 50ml travel size Skin Creamery basics make a fantastic gift! The luxurious cleanser gently nourishes as it lifts makeup and impurities. The best-selling The Everyday Cream deeply regenerates and rejuvenates the skin thanks to its rich protein content. Shop online here.
ZERO 100% Natural Hand & Nail Cream (R299.00)
ZERO by SkinAcademy is a truly 100% natural, vegan, plant-based skincare range from the UK. Sustainably packaged, ZERO Hand and Nail Cream is a luxuriously rich yet easily absorbed cream that helps restore dry hands. Shop online here.
SOiL Aromatherapy Advent Calendar (R300.00)
An Advent Calendar counting down the 24 days before Christmas. Each day’s window holds an amber vial containing 1ml of SOil oil. There is a mix of 24 vials containing either an essential (17), a carrier oil (4), or a massage blended oil (3). Shop online here.
sk.in gloss radiance shot (R1300.00)
All sk.in gloss products are designed to release a powerful antioxidant radiant shot to counteract the signs of UV and environmental damage, including pigmentation and intrinsic skin ageing. Specifically, sk.in gloss is effective in improving hydration, reducing pigmentation, increasing collagen production, and improving fine lines and wrinkles.sk.in gloss is vegan and can be used by all skin types. Shop online here.
Skin Republic Wild Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Koala Face Mask Sheet (R55.00)
Instantly hydrates, for skin that looks like it’s been on holiday. Shop online here.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules Hydra-Plumping Serum 60pc (R1095.00)
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules Hydra-Plumping Serum 60pc is formulated to visibly plump, firm and hydrate the skin. Powered by moisture sealing Double-Lock Hydration, this silky, lightweight serum combines two essential youth factors in a single-dose capsule. Shop online here.
Eau Thermale Avène A-Oxitive Sheet Mask (R99.00)
The new Pro-vitamin mask for smoother skin and a radiant complexion skin in 10 minutes. The antioxidant shield complex [Pro-Vitamins C & E] protects against daily environmental stress and the harmful effects of pollution. Enriched with GP4G (a cell energizer) to strengthen the skin’s natural defence mechanisms. It is a single-use mask, made from natural origin fibres, making is 100% biodegradable. Shop online here.
INOAR Résistance Lotus Flower Oil (R130.00)
INOAR Résistance Lotus Flower is composed of plant ingredients that penetrate deep into the hair fiber and give back its natural moisture. It strengthens, repairs, realigns, reduces frizz, and, in much health, the hair shines. Put a small amount of Résistance Lotus Flower Fiber Oil in the palm of your hands and apply on dry or wet hair, over length and ends. Cruelty-free, vegan and sulphate-free. Shop online here.
The Body Shop Bath Blends Gift Set (R300.00)
The Body Shop Bubbling Bath Blends Gift Set includes fragrantly fruity bubbling mango and berry bath blends that will leave your skin feeling hydrated, nourished and smelling seriously sweet. This duo is the perfect Christmas gift or stocking filler for your favourite pampering aficionados. Shop online here.
Thank you for all the interesting info – will keep this list for future reference.