These days, you don’t have to choose between looking good and using products with natural, thoughtful ingredients—and we bet a lot of the people on your list would appreciate all that the clean beauty category has to offer. So, if you want to really hit it out of the park with your Gen-Z niece, your chic BFF or even your eco-conscious Nonna this holiday season, check out these eight products for the clean-beauty obsessed.
8 Gifts for the Clean Beauty Guru in Your Life
1. A Divine Argan Leave-in Spray
File this Argan Oil 5-in-1 Leave-In Spray under a gift your loved one will use every day (or at least every time they wash their hair). Thanks to its nutrient-rich formula of Moroccan argan oil, this five-in-one product adds shine, moisture and heat protection, as well as conditions, detangles and prevents frizz. And, like all of HASK’s products, it’s free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, aluminum and gluten. Consider it clean-beauty devotee approved.
2. A Refreshing Essence That Feels Like A Vacation In A Bottle
The holidays are synonymous with cold weather and dry skin, so a burst of the oh-so-refreshing Pink Drink Firming Essence from B-Corp certified Sunday Riley is just what the doctor ordered. As the name suggests, it puts out all the tropical poolside vibes while resurfacing and balancing skin and also reducing free radicals that can lead to premature aging—all without parabens, sulfates, gluten, phthalates, soy, and artificial fragrance (a massive feat considering how good this stuff smells).
3. A 17-free Nail Polish With Staying Power
Guess what? Science has come a long way when it comes to clean manicures and pedicures, and Ella + Mila Nail Polish is proof. The chip-free formula doesn’t contain many of the harmful chemicals that more traditional polishes do. Plus, it’s festive as all get out. While it won’t last as long as your gel manicure, it’s a must for anyone looking to clean up their beauty routine from head to toenail.
4. An Oil That’s Basically Healthy Hair In A Bottle
Harkened as a miracle oil, the HASK Argan Oil Repairing Hair Oil is one of a kind. The rich argan-based reviving oil soaks into the hair follicle quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy residue, just shine and zero frizz, making it ideal for damaged and dry (or even healthy!) hair.
5. A Clean Volumizing Mascara That Doesn’t Flake
Who needs false lashes when you have Ilia’s Fullest Volumizing Mascara? After trying approximately a thousand natural mascaras, we can confirm Ilia’s is the best on the market. It lengthens lashes and adds mega volume, plus it lasts all day. And it contains arginine and vitamin B5 to strengthen eyelashes as you wear it.
6. A Luxe Plumping Lip Balm
Named after the Italian word for “kiss,” Abaci Organic Lip Balm is the equivalent of a trip to the Amalfi coast after a long winter. The ultra-pure hyaluronic acid, camellia japonica, kukui nut, and prickly pear oil formula is just the thing for parched lips. Plus, the company is female-founded and the packaging is stunning—so skipping the wrapping paper is an approved option.
7. A Face Mask That’s Spa-quality
Tata Harper is the gold standard when it comes to all-natural products and this Clarifying Face Mask makes it very clear why. The Vermont-made and 100 percent natural mask detoxifies skin so she can feel fresh as a daisy even after all the holiday hoopla.
8. A Perfume That Smells Great *and* Reduces Stress
You know those scents that transport you the moment you smell them? The Nue Co Functional Fragrance is one of those—but not because the perfume will remind you of freshly baked pie or a winter vacation. It’s scientifically crafted to calm the senses. The Nue Co products utilize psycho-active compounds (not to be confused with psychedelics) like cardamom, palo santo, iris and cilantro that are proven to reduce cortisol levels—which, after the holidays, is exactly what your loved one needs.