13 Eco-Friendly Beauty Gifts to Give and Get

Face it: Finding eco-chic beauty products that are cute enough to give as gifts can be hard. So we’ve rustled up the season’s most darling offerings that keep you looking and feeling beautiful from head to toe, without using today’s most controversial chemicals.

These choices range from completely natural to having significantly less additives than typical products in their categories—but all are formulated without parabens and sulfates. Be sure to read the complete ingredient label if 100 percent natural is important to you.

Now, onto the giving!

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1Rollerball Relief

21 Drops Quick Fix Gift Set, $15

Made with 100 percent natural ingredients, each 21 Drops scent treats a specific concern or aspiration with therapeutic-grade essential oils. This clever set addresses the stresses of the holiday season, with aromatherapy that helps headache, sleep, focus and passion. Simply roll onto temples, inside wrists and on the sides of your neck, and inhale throughout the day or night.

2Foot Saver

The Good Home Co. Peppermint Foot Scrub & Foot Lotion, $45 

For a gift that shows extra thought, The Good Home Co. makes peppermint foot scrub custom made to order with a label signed and dated by the mixer. The cute jar contains sea salt from the Atlantic, organic olive oil, essential oil of peppermint from India and the brand’s signature sulfate-free soap. An accompanying lotion restores and energizes feet.

3Savvy Skincare

Ava Anderson Non Toxic 6 Piece AvaSKIN Set, $102 

For the green gal with the most discerning standards, Ava Anderson Non Toxic’s skincare collection is entirely free of potentially hazardous chemicals. This complete daily regimen includes products for scrubbing, cleansing and hydrating your face, from lip scrub and eye makeup remover pads to cleanser, toner and moisturizer. It’s a gift that’s sure to delight the obsessive label-reader in your life.

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4Fruity Fun

The Body Shop Born Lippy Fruity Lip Balm Lollipop Gift, $20 

How cute is this idea? The Body Shop’s lollipop-shaped lip set includes flavors like passionberry, watermelon and strawberry, blended with Community Fair Trade beeswax from Cameroon. At only $20, it’s an impressive buy that will no doubt delight any giftee.

5For The Beauty Junkie

Jane Iredale Glamour Eye & Lip Palette, $75 

Mineral makeup fans will love that these high pigment eyeshadows are conveniently pan pressed, and they come with a full array of complementary lipstick and gloss shades for countless day and night looks. The fancy rose gold mirrored compact folds down super sleek, so you can easily carry 30 color options on the go.

6For Dudes Or Dames

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Burt’s Bees Essential Burt’s Bees Kit, $10

At just $10, this collection of unisex Burt’s Bees classics is smart to keep on hand. The kit includes a milk and honey body lotion, deep cleansing cream, coconut foot lotion, beeswax lip balm and nourishing hand salve. At all under an ounce each, they easily tuck into a handbag or carry-on.

7Calming Candle

Juara Hope Candle, $32

Who doesn’t love a luxury candle? Wrapped in a lovely hand-drawn pattern, Juara’s blend of soy and vegetable oils is scented with the brand’s cult favorite candlenut aroma—an exotic blend of Indonesian greens, bergamot, coconut and white blooming jasmine that warms up any room. Best of all, 10 percent of all sales of the candle benefits disaster-hit areas of Indonesia.

8Cheery Waste-Saver

Lush Cosmetics Knot Wraps, $7 each 

According to the Clean Air Council, an extra million tons of garbage is generated each week between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, among which are endless bags of tossed wrapping paper. Instead, try tying your gift in one of Lush’s adorable knot-wraps. Each one is made from two recycled bottles and can be used as a scarf afterwards. Now is that eco-chic, or what?

9Votive Value

Joya Lavish 5-Piece Mini-Votive Set, $25

Everything about this mini candle set—from the elegant blends of aromatic oils to the impeccable packaging and clean-burning waxes—feels super special. And for $25, you get a set of five jewel-toned votives that are sure to impress when your giftee slides the box open to peek.

This product is available at our shopping site, BeautySage, where we only sell products proven to work!

10Super Gloss

LaRocca Lip Shield Holiday Duo, $20

LaRocca’s tinted lip balms are true wonders: Made with camu camu, mangosteen and cha de burge extracts, the formula boasts anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties that helps add an extra shield against winter germs. We’re going to slick it on before heading under the mistletoe!

This product is available at our shopping site, BeautySage, where we only sell products proven to work!

11Yummy Goodness

Nourish Organic Season’s Greenings, $36

Nourish Organic is the first full bath and body collection made entirely of 100 percent USDA-certified food grade organic ingredients. The Season’s Greenings collection includes the brand’s six most popular products, from almond vanilla hand wash to wild berries body lotion and an effective all-natural deodorant. It’s truly the bee’s knees for the natural-lover in your life.

12Bathing Beauty

Tree Hut Coconut Lime Soft Skin Bath-Pack, $10

We’re obsessed with the super yummy Coconut Lime scent featured in Tree Hut’s body scrub and moisturizer gift set. First exfoliate rough winter skin with the help of ground coconut shells, and then slather on a certified organic shea and coconut butter blend of fine oils that includes safflower, evening primrose, sweet almond, macadamia and avocado to deeply hydrate skin.

13Nail It

LVX Holiday Trio 2013, $36

With beautiful polishes that could pass for the likes of leading luxury labels on the market, LVX is a new cruelty-free vegan lacquer that is formulated without the use of formaldehyde, DBP, toluene and camphor. We love the stunning Holiday Trio of classic celebratory shades, of which 20 percent of all proceeds will be donated to PETA.

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