Welcome to my annual natural and organic Christmas Gift Guide! This year I have a lovely mix of skincare, beauty and candles to share with you. They’re all from natural, cruelty-free, eco-friendly & ethical brands that are firm favourites of mine or amazing new discoveries!
Lyonsleaf have redesigned their gift sets for this year and I’ve got three to share; the Hot Cloth Cleansing Kit, the Face & Body Set and the Mum & Baby Survival Kit. They all come with a white flannel inside, as well as two or three miniature products.
Myroo have had a gorgeous packaging makeover since I featured them in my last gift guide and a lovely selection of new products in the range. If you’ve not heard of Myroo before, they’re a natural skincare brand aimed at those with sensitive, allergic and problem skin. They’re free from gluten, nut & dairy ingredients and a lot of the range is also fragrance free.
Naked Pinecone are an online eco, natural & cruelty free skincare boutique who stock a range of brands. They have curated some amazing travel packs that are perfect for weekends away or holidays. Their Weekend Retreat Kit has three full-size products for the perfect girl’s weekend or pamper party. A clay face mask, salt body scrub and indulgent face cream…get the girls together and start pampering!
All of the Naked Pinecone eco-friendly travel pack ranges contain either plastic-free, biodegradable, recyclable or reusable packaging so you can head off on your travels safe in the knowledge that you are not harming the environment. They have luxury kits, backpacker bundles and ones for men too – something for everyone!
Unearthd.co are a new brand I’ve recently discovered – sister company to well-known natural beauty company, Naissance. Two of their newest launches are Cosmos certified organic products that work well on their own but even better as a duo. Face the Day is a lightweight day serum that has organic Moringa oil and Blue Oleactif® which is clinically proven to protect and repair skin damage caused by blue light and pollution. It’s nourishing, protecting and anti-inflammatory to help create a barrier against pollution and the blue light from the devices that we all love so much.
The second product is the Sleep On It night serum which is aimed at reducing redness. It’s a nourishing & soothing blend of ethically sourced plant oils, with bioactive ingredient Diam Oleactif® which is clinically proven to help reduce redness caused by inflammation and skin sensitivity. I don’t know about you but using these two products in the day and night sounds like they’ll help to solve most of my skin problems! Use code XMAS10 at checkout for 10% off your first order.
JECCA Makeup are a new brand, created by make-up artist Jessica Blackler. JECCA’s first product is Correct & Conceal, a colour corrector that offers long-lasting, full coverage for flawless skin. The brand is cruelty-free, vegan and unisex. Jessica recognised the lack of dedicated trans makeup services and as a believer in the transformational power of makeup and that everybody has a right to feel fabulous, she saw a big opportunity to apply her skills from the media industry to help the transgender community.
The palette has two shades – a colour corrector and a concealer. You can use both together to reduce the appearance of dark circles and imperfections or use the concealer on its own to mask blemishes. There are six shades available and the palette even works to cover birthmarks, acne and beard shadows, meaning it can be used by all. JECCA donates 5% of their profits to Stonewall, an LGBT charity.
Lucky Cloud are an Edinburgh based botanical skincare brand & all of their products are natural, vegan and cruelty free and include balms, body butters, facial oils and lip balms. New for 2018, Lucy has created two eco candles using soy wax, essential oils, wooden wicks and sleek white reusable glass jars. There are two scents to choose from – Peace, a blend of cedarwood & patchouli or Restore, a blend of rosemary and mint.
My personal favourite is the Restore blend as it’s lovely & uplifting and both essential oils work to cleanse the air, aid concentration and stimulate the mind. I especially love that the candles come with a lid, so the jar can be re-used when the wax has burned out and the crackle as the wooden wick burns is a beautiful feature.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my gift guide! Don’t forget to share with your friends and family – it’s a great way to ask them for a natural & organic gift for yourself!
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