Green Beauty: An Organic Holiday Gift Guide

Green gifting woes? We have curated an impressive selection of organic beauty gift ideas for the holidays to cater to those beauty addicts who are asking Santa for a greener, safer option. Are you scared of the greenwashing efforts that run wild in the industry? Fear not, as we have carefully hand-picked each and every one of our selections to make sure the ingredients are truly natural, safe and effective.

{Psst… For more wonderful ideas, click here to visit all New York For Beginners’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guides!}

Green and organic gift ideas for the holidays at new york for beginners

1. Highlight and Glow Brush Set by Ecotools ($19.99 at Ulta): The EcoTools Highlight & Glow Brush Set features six eco-friendly face and eye brushes to create a fresh, healthy-looking glow. For a perfect look, the Airbrushed Finishing brush creates a flawless base, the Controlled Setting highlights apples of cheeks and the brow arches, the Spoolie brush tames brows and lashes. For the eyes, the Angled Creased brush adds definition, the Flat Eyeliner brush creates a perfect look over the lash line, and the Eye/Lip Blur brush diffuses and blends shadows and lip colors. Made with recycled materials and renewable bamboo, this is the ideal gift for the eco-chic friend who never finds good vegan makeup brushes.

2. Revitalizing Mask by Dr. Hauschka ($58.00): Looking for an organic beauty secret weapon? This revitalizing mask created by Dr. Hauschka is the solution to nearly every skin woe. Carefully formulated with botaicals to offer soothing care and
renewal to all skin conditions, it is a good night’s sleep in a bottle. It works to reduce the apperance of redness or blemishes, diminish pores, helps revive dull skin and imparts a glowy, dewy finish. A green gal’s dream come true, it is a magnificent gift to introduce Mom to the wonders of modern natural cosmetics. {This is a 100% natural product. This product is certified organic by NATRUE}

3. Pore Clarifying Mask by HollyBeth Organics at The Choosy Chick ($48.00): According to Green Queen Margot at The Choosy Chick, this mask is the best gift one can receive. As usual, she’s right! With a beautiful blue hue due to the combination of blue tansy, blueberry tincture and blue yarrow, it reduces inflammation and calms the skin. Are you a bit lost regarding these blue ingredients? Well, they are quite new to the green scene, no pun intended! This wonderful mask is non-drying, making it suitable for any skin type, and is gentle yet powerful. With a savvy mix of fuller’s earth, organic witch hazel and organic willow bark extract, it deeply clarifies the skin for a glowing, fresh face.  This mask gets extra points because it doubles up as a wonderful addition to any Instagram addict’s beauty case; it makes the best #shelfie and #maskingchallenge pictures! {This is a 100% natural product. This product is certified organic by USDA}

4. Organic Travel Kit by Intelligent Nutrients ($76.70): Gifting the avid traveler with a green soul? Then, you’ll know how hard it is to find good organic beauty products that are also compliant with the TSA rules for non-checked baggage. The masterminds at Intelligent Nutrients have thought about us and developed a comprehensive gift set to travel in green style. Each kit comes with four products that nourish, hydrate and soothe
while rebalancing with a proprietary combination of
Plant Stem Cell Science®, Algae Bioactives and Antioxidant Intellimune®
Super Seed Oil Complex.
Available in Normal+Sensitive or Combination+Dry, each kit includes a cleanser, a toner, an oil serum and an emulsion to deliver a portable mini facial. Plus, the scent is so uplifting that it can help calm down those jittery flyers.  {This is a 100% natural product. This product is certified organic by USDA and handcrafted in the USA}

5. Inner Orange Organic Makeup Collection by Vapour Beauty ($96.00): Conceived as the love child of green veteran Vapour Beauty and eco-conscious makeup artist Karim Orange, this three-piece collection is the perfect introduction to true organic makeup for every woman on your list. Conceived as an inclusive and empowering collection to achieve a flawless day look, it is the reflection of Orange’s views as a sustainable/makeup artist. With two different sets to compliment every single skin shade, the “Crave Collection” enhances medium to deep skin complexions, while the “Spark Collection” makes light to medium complexions glow. Each set contains an Aura multi use, a Solar bronzer, and an Elixir lip gloss in the most beautiful warm and vibrant shades. Looking to cut your beauty routine in half? Don’t forget to mention this collection in your letter to Santa. We all know you have been good! {This is a 100% natural product. This product contains 70% organic ingredients}

Green and organic gift ideas for the holidays at new york for beginners

6. Top 6 Organic Essential Oil Synergies by Plant Therapy ($49.95): Not all essential oils are created equal, and in order to earn the stringent USDA Organic certification they must go through a taxing process. This beautiful gift set features six organic blends to complement any essential oil collection. With natural aromatherapy remedies for different minor ailments, this is a multi-tasking set that features Organic Nature Shield, Organic Relax, Organic Rapid Relief, Organic Germ Fighter, Organic Immune Aid, and Organic Energy. To be used topically (with proper dilution), diffused or as the finishing touch of a natural recipe, these blends take off the guesswork as they contain a savvy mix of different essential oils in the right proportions. A wonderful gift for any green lovers who want to experiment with essential oils. {This is a 100% natural product. This product is certified USDA organic }

7. Winter Greens Gift Set by Farmaesthetics ($54): Think green juice for your epidermis: An all-natural
gift set handmade locally in Providence, RI, that
includes a calming-hydrating face mask (a.k.a. the best hangover hydration mask ever), a warming body oil, a vapor bath
elixir, and a soap. With everything needed to pamper and repair skin on the cold, brittle winter days in the city, it is the ideal gift for the Manhattan socialite that needs an extra oomph in her winter green beauty routine.

{This is a 100% natural product. Handmade in USA.}

8. Transformative Night Serum by EO ($39.99): This powerful night serum repairs skin with organic botanical ingredients to help
restore its natural radiance. With a powerful combination of antioxidant and nourishing oils of argan, macadamia, meadowfoam, tsubaki, pumpkin, rose, hemp, sunflower and carrot seed oils, it is the perfect winter companion to keep healthy and younger looking skin despite the weather changes. Packaged in a beautiful and reusable blue glass bottle with a dropper, it is the perfect addition to any green beauty routine. Makes a wonderful gift for your mother-in-law as well.
{This is a 100% natural product. Made in USA}

9. Bonum Artesian Soothing Mask by Baszicare ($198.00): One of the few hydrating masks that can stand up to the East Coast winter, this wonderful soothing treatment is a diamond in a bottle. With artesian water, it penetrates the outer skin layer to deliver intense nutrition where it matters most. For supple and baby soft skin, it protects against environmental stress with a mix of natural butters, oils, and essential oils in a long list of ingredients where royal jelly, agave, rose damascena distillate, shea butter, and black currant seed extract are just a few of the wonderful botanicals carefully chosen to make this very unique and special product. This is an ideal gift for the discerning organic beauty lover. {This is a 100% natural product.}

10. Softening Night Serum and Brightening Night Cream by Goddess Garden Organics ($19.99 and $24.99): An incredible duo of natural goodness to repair sun damage during the night, these products are the multitaskers of the natural skincare world.  Day Undone is THE softening night serum as it hydrates dry skin, attacks dark spots and counteracts the cellular damage caused by sun exposition. Dream Repair is a Brightening Night Cream that acts like a thick night treatment without the greasy feeling. With natural AHAs, it brightens skin for long-term benefits. A wonderful introduction to the natural skincare world, these budget-friendly products prove that there are great green products for every budget. {This is a 100% natural product.}

11. Wild Beauty Gift Set by Shea Terra Organics ($49.00): Looking to gift an eco-conscious friend? Then, Shea Terra is your best option. Based on the healing properties of shea butter, this fair-trade company creates remarkable beauty products based on traditional African beauty remedies while it helps support local communities. The Wild Beauty Set includes four outstanding products that have a direct environmental and social impact. The Moabi beauty butter is a close cousin to shea butter, but with a creamier and softer feel to benefit dry skin types, and at the same time it helps preserve the Moabi Forest and the pygmies. The Desert Date Beauty Oil saves the elephants and protects the epidermis; it is a medium textured oil perfect for wearing under make up and heavier creams. The Gob Tree Facial Cleanser is a mixture of powdered soapy leaves used and harvested by the women at the desert of Somaliland, and the Boswellia Beauty Water is the fragrant water created by distilling frankincense. Aside from being the most wonderful natural toner, it brings much-needed income to Masai men and women. Pure organic beauty with a cause. {This is a 100% natural and organic product.}

12. Sublime Complexion BB Cream by DK UniK at The Choosy Chick ($45): Looking for a natural alternative to traditional makeup for an organic gal? This BB Cream gives a boost of healthy color, stays put and has zero nasties in its formula. With more coverage than a tinted cream, it forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to protect it from pollution and other winter aggressions. The secret sauce? A Skin Perfecting Complex made from Himalayan Nuts that improves skin elasticity,
reducing the appearance of flaws while increasing moisture and
 providing skin radiance. Made in Europe and certified BIO using the most stringent regulations, this is an ideal gift that will be remembered for years to come.  {This is a 100% natural and organic product.}

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