Indie Beauty, A Clean Gift Guide For Her

green beauty gift guide

Inspired by the brands that have exhibited at the Indie Beauty Expo, we have carefully curated a sophisticated guide with the best green beauty gift ideas for her.

Made in small batches with natural and organic ingredients, these clean beauty picks include some of our best green discoveries for 2019. Sustainable and cruelty-free, these green beauty gifts are perfect for the beauty-obsessed gal that wants to experiment with haute naturals, or for that special friend that wants to test the waters of clean cosmetics.

Indie beauty with green holiday gifts for her

1. Luk Beautifood KissMas Gift Set Trio ($89.00): This is truly one of the most elegant green beauty gifts of the season. Build a custom green gift with the new KissMas set, and use this occasion to show your loved ones how much you support their sustainable approach to the world of beauty. Packed in a deluxe gold foil box without excess packaging, three all-natural lipsticks await. Do you need some guidance to pick the right shades? All of them are universally flattering and have buildable coverage, but this is a great occasion to test Luk Beautifood’s new Lip Nourish shades . Rose features notes of red fruits, citrus and florals in a classic warm rose shade that looks beautiful on all skin shades. Nude Pink puts a twist in the ever popular light pink caramel shade that is created using vanilla and woody sweet cinnamon. And what about the third shade? Our all-time favorite is Cherry Plum, a deep berry red that is perfect to look great at work and at date night.  Formulated with avocado oil to feed and moisturize lips, Luk manufactures its organic lipsticks using only natural ingredients and pigments. Their formulas are so clean that you can literally eat them! 100% natural and vegetarian, they are the perfect green gift for the clean beauty-obsessed who is looking for a natural lipstick with a glamorous shade minus the chemical nasties.

2. Ayuna Spirulite Multiactive Mask ($79.00/pack of 5): In the world of green beauty, brands tend to put sustainability at the forefront of their products. The Spirulite Multiactive Mask is one of those green beauty hero products because a single bar helps cleanse, exfoliate, regenerate and even treat cellulite and dryness with zero waste.  The perfect green and sustainable gift for the beauty-obsessed, this multitasking body bar contains natural loofah to leave an incredibly soft and nourished skin. With calendula, spirulina, and the most incredible herbal scent, Spirulite makes skin glow and elevates the senses for the perfect start or end to the day. And as Ayuna crafts mindful, haute natural cosmetics, its formula is designed to help your loved ones take a few minutes for self-care every day. For glowing skin, Ayuna recommends to massage the bar in circular motions all over the body (and especially in dry and cellulite-prone areas), allow the mask to remain for thee minutes on the skin, and then rinse for the ultimate eco chic experience. Mindful, green, and clean, Spirulite is the perfect genderless gift that your loved ones will use again and again.

3. Nu Evolution Lip Gloss in Fig ($28.00): Help your loved one’s with their New Year resolutions by gifting the perfect non-toxic starter for a green beauty routine. NU Evolution’s non-sticky and gluten-free lip glosses add a subtle hint of spark and have an excellent color payoff. Fig is a beautiful plum lip gloss with just the right hint of gold shimmer for a very natural sheen. A go-to everyday color that looks great to liven up a Winter look, it is lovingly made in USA with all-natural and certified organic ingredients, like shea butter and a savvy blend of vegetable oils. To make it extra giftable, during the holiday season this lip gloss comes packed in the most luxurious black velvet pouch. Beautiful inside and out!

4. Intelligent Nutrients Liquid Green Renewing Oil ($72.00): This renewing oil with Intellimune Super Seed Science packs a powerful punch of green goodness in a non-sticky, easy-to-use formula. Antioxidant ingredients of Acai, Argan and Blue Tansy go hand in hand with plant sterols, vitamins and fatty acids to moisturize and smooth skin. The result? A glowing skin with improved radiance, enhanced tone, and beautiful texture. Certified organic by the USDA, this green and mean renewal serum is perfect for the advanced clean beauty lover who loves to amp up her routine with environmentally-friendly yet advanced formulas. Believe us: Liquid Green is capable of extending the natural glow of the holiday season well into the deep of the winter. Plus, it is suitable for all skin types, so you will be sure that you are gifting something that your loved one can actually use. A 100% clean and lovingly made in the USA green beauty gift.

5. Aromatherapy Associates Revive Energising Exfoliator and Body Brush ($62.00 and $32.00): Give the art of living well with this smoothing exfoliator that combines glow-boosting actives with exfoliating grains of sea salt. Infused with cold-pressed green coffee oil, this exfoliant protects the skin barrier from environmental stress with a refreshing and invigorating scent. The savvy aromatherapy blend of rosemary, juniper berry, and grapefruit helps relax the mind after a long and harrowing day. A wonderful gift to leave skin beautifully scented and intensely nourished, it is perfect for the high-achiever in your life who needs to unwind before a long day. And if you want to create the perfect green beauty gift, add the revive body brush. Made with wood and Agave cactus bristles, the rounded tips leave skin supremely smooth and it is perfect for dry body brushing.


Green beauty holiday gift guide 2019

6. The Choosy Chick Green & Glam holiday beauty box ($99.00): For the green beauty gal, this box is one of the clean beauty events of the year. Margo, the founder of The Choosy Chick, carefully selects the store’s bestsellers of the year and bundles them in a limited-edition beauty box with enough goodies to last for a year. The Green and Glam 2019 edit includes six full-size skincare and makeup products. The WYLD Konjac Loofah Sponge is a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative for exfoliating rough areas (like heels and elbows). The super famous Lily Lolo Natural Mascara is a UK-based green beauty miracle that adds dramatic volume and length to the lashes, without the chemical nasties. Perfect for sensitive peeps, it is one of the most celebrated green makeup products across the Globe. The Solavedi Green Tea Eye Cream is a clean beauty staple for under-eye skin. Creamy and hypoallergenic, it includes marigold and tea to reduce puffiness and dark underlies naturally. The Kari Gran Skincare Travel Set is an exciting starter kit to try the brand’s 4-part skin care system. It includes a two-week supply of skincare products to cleanse, hydrate, protect, and go. Rich in antioxidants and omega fatty acids, it is perfect to pamper skin in the winter months, whether on a trip or to celebrate a much-deserved staycation. The box also includes Kari Gran’s Lip Whip in Rose Gold, a super cute shade that combines pink tones with a subtle touch of shimmer for a barely-there healthy look with the right dose of festive. And last, but not least, this treasure trove of green goodness also includes the 28 Litsea Top one Body Oil in Red Ginger, one of my favorite body products of all time. With a citrus and spicy scent, it absorbs quickly and leaves an irresistible and natural perfume behind. 

7. Na Pali Pure Cream + Anti Aging Serum ($185.00): The Na Pali Pure serum and crème regimen combines a powerful anti-aging compound with naturally moisturizing, healing ingredients. Unleashing the power of a 3 billion year-old ecosystem, the NaPali actives come from the Hawaiian Red Algae, which is naturally found in ocean water. The brand has a unique fermentation and distillation process to carefully extract all the gooey goodness of this nutritional miracle, which requires more than 5 months of harvesting and bio fermentation. To preserve the limited natural resources of algae, Na Pali harvests it in cycles and produces its products responsibly and in limited quantities. The Na Pali skincare regimen is only offered as it is available, making this an extra special gift for the green beauty lover who focuses on sustainability. Carefully handcrafted to deliver effective results without the nasties, their clinical testing has proved a significant reduction in wrinkles, as well as an increase in firmness. Their savvy formulas combine the best of nature, and include ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, licorice root extract, gotu kola, squalane, gingko biloba, vitamins, and Coenzyme Q10. I have tested this beauty regime for a little over two weeks, and I has honestly surprised by how comfortable my super dry skin felt even after a winter storm. Extremely renewing, it gives skin a dewy glow that has made me ditch my tinted cream in the morning.

8. Love + Snow Intensive Hair and Scalp Tonic ($25.00): With a mission to nourish and restore hair naturally, this organic powerhouse includes jojoba oil and natural essential oils of lavender, rosemary, ylang-ylang and cedarwood to fight frizz and nourish brittle, dry and damaged hair. And because a beautiful mane starts at the scalp, Love & Snow’s Intensive Hair and Scalp Tonic uses organic ingredients to balance excessive oil production, calm scalp irritation, and reduce flaky scalp conditions such as dandruff and eczema. Conceived as a weekly treatment to nourish the scalp and treat the hair shaft, it is suitable for any hair type and works wonderfully in reviving curls. The perfect gift for the eco-conscious gal who wants to take a more natural approach to her hair routine, this serum is lovingly made in the USA with organic ingredients.

9. Rahua Customizable Daily Hair Care Kit ($40.00): Rahua is an award-winning hair care brand that led the way to the development of haute natural beauty alternatives. This holiday season, they have curated a highly giftable box with a customizable routine. With four shampoos and four conditioners from the Classic, Color Full, Hydration and Volume lines, they can be mixed and matched to suit each hair care needs and goalds. Powered by plants and Rahua’s proprietary blend of Rainforest grown oils, this unisex gift set is perfect for all hair types and helps nourish, strengthen, hydrate, protect, and maintain the health of your loved one’s beautiful mane. With its well-rounded scents, this is the perfect green gift for the naturally curious who loves to try new formulas out!

10. Trilogy Rosehip-It-Up Kit ($44.00): Looking for true organic skincare that doesn’t break the bank? Trilogy has compiled the best of the best of their rosehip collection in a beautiful reusable cosmetic bag. This kit includes the brand’s multiple-award winning original rosehip oil, a transformation cleansing oil, and a vital moisturizing cream in travel-friendly sizes. A perfect introduction kit for that friend who doesn’t know where to start her clean beauty routine, this gift set has everything she needs to cleanse, repair and protect skin from the harsh winter weather. {This is a 100% natural product, certified organic by Natrue, and sustainable by CarbonZero}

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