The holidays are upon us and so is our holiday shopping! I love giving gifts - it's one of my favorite things about the holiday season. What's not my favorite though? The insane amount of waste that often accompanies the season. In the US alone, from Thanksgiving to New Year's, we'll generate 25-30% more trash, equalling 1 million tons of extra waste per week! Finding ways to make your holiday season a little more sustainable (without sacrificing joy & festivities of course) is a powerful step in living a more eco-conscious lifestyle and you may even encourage your friends & family to as well.
I love giving beauty and self care gifts to my loved ones because they're gifts that can be delightful, luxurious and practical! Everything on this list has no compromises when it comes to sustainability. Everything is either plastic free or refillable + reusable and is clean and certified organic. Here are the top 10 sustainable beauty gifts that are at the top of my list this year.
Glotanicals Sustainable Beauty Bundle
$120 at Glotanicals.com
The perfect duo for a sustainable skincare routine witheverything your skin needs without the waste. This bundle includes our refillable cleanser & face oil to complete your bestie's skincare routine - sustainably of course!
Kora Organics Refillable Turmeric Moisturizer
$60 at koraorganics.com
This is a great clean moisturizer for winter because it adds som extra hydration to the skin and includes turmeric for a brightening effect. I love how clean yet effective Kora's products are and how they've started to incorporate refills into their product lines. Their refillable Turmeric Glow Moisturizer looks so pretty on your vanity you might mistake it for decor!
Low Beauty Hydrating Sheet Mask
$16 each at lowbeauty.com
I know what you're thinking, aren't sheet masks really bad for the environment? Not this one! This is an incredible product because it is a fully water soluble sheet mask and you can send back the pouches to be recycled. Finding a sustainable option for a sheet mask is really tough, we love how luxurious and hydrating Low Beauty's mask is and LOVE how low waste it is. A perfect stocking stuffer!
Bangn Body Firming Lotion
$48 at bangnbody.com
I could not be more obsessed with this cult favorite lotion from Australia. This multi use lotion for face in body is super hydrating and firming - providing high quality skincare for your whole body. It really works and smells like a tropical vacation (there is an unscented version too). I just love this lotion because it's a great product and it's sustainable too thanks to recyclable aluminum packaging and multi-purpose application.
Axiology Lip to Lid Balmies
$38 for set of 3 at axiologybeauty.com
We love Axiology's plastic-free, multi-use crayons for eyes, lips and cheeks. You can use them as lipstick, eye shadow, blush, and highlighter. They're not only vegan, clean, low waste and plastic free- they're packaging is also upcycled! Such a win win for a multi use beauty product and super low waste sustainable packaging.
Rose Inc Refillable Lipstick
$28 at roseinc.com
For the luxe beauty lovers on your list, check out the refillable satin lipstick from Rose Inc. This is a high powered lipstick that rivals luxe brands like Dior & Chanel but is formulated with clean ingredients and packaged in a chic refillable tube.
Kjaer Weiss IM-Possible Mascara
$32 at kjaerweiss.com
I've tried & been disappointed with many "eco-friendly" mascaras but not this one! Kjaer Weiss has absolutely nailed the beautiful refillable packaging and the clean yet high impact mascara formula. Plus the packaging is so beautiful you won't even need wrap it!
Athr Moonlight Crystal Palette
$58 at aethrbeauty.com
Did you know that most makeup palettes can't be recycled? This is usually due to the mixed materials in the palette itself- the mirror, plastic, and magnets. For most recycling facilities in the US, anything with mixed materials is automatically discarded for landfill. Aethr Beauty has done things differently and designed a totally recyclable palette. Many clean brands also struggle to make high impact color shades but not this one! I love this for the beauty lovers in my life who like to create bold eyeshadow looks.
Earth Tu Face Jasmine Perfume
$89 at earthtuface.com
Earth Tu Face has an incredible lineup of small batch + high quality skincare products but one of our favorites is their super cute & unique shell perfume compacts. A clean solid perfume formula in a gorgeous jasmine scent, this will delight anyone on your list this year!
Lunaescent Beauty Applicator & Massage Tool
$49.50 at lunaescent.com
For the beauty guru whose tried everything, give her something she hasn't seen yet! This applicator tool is the newest innovation in beauty that makes it safer to apply actives, wastes less product, massages the skin without pulling & tugging, and is so easy to use. I love it because it is well designed, reusable, and helps to stretch your product farther.