Hey y’all- hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Today’s gift guide features clean beauty gift ideas for Holiday 2021! If there’s a beauty product junkie on your Holiday 2021 shopping list, I recommend choosing clean beauty products over your typical beauty products on shelves, and here’s why:
The US hasn’t passed a major federal law regulating ingredient safety in cosmetics in over 80 years. As a result, many beauty products on shelves contain known or potential irritants, hormone disrupters, and carcinogens. Using products with these chemicals every once in awhile won’t necessarily harm you. However, the cumulative effect of using them day after day can negatively impact your health. (For more info on why I switched to clean beauty products, check out this post.)
Fortunately, multiple clean beauty brands formulate their products without many of the harmful or questionable ingredients found in traditional beauty products. The best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice performance when you use clean beauty products. In fact, the safer products I use are so amazing and honestly so much fun to use that I don’t even miss my old stuff! It’s my pleasure to recommend gifts for the beauty fanatics in your life that they will love and that are good for them!
Now, here are my clean beauty gift ideas for 2021. I’ve divided them into three categories: makeup, skincare, and bath & body.
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Clean Beauty Gift Ideas for the Makeup Lover
Any makeup lover will be happy to receive these clean makeup products this Christmas season!
This set is great for the makeup lover on your list, or perfect to break up and give to multiple people. It includes mini tubes of four limited edition shades of Beautycounter’s lip gloss: truffle shimmer, cinnamon shimmer, ginger shimmer, and rosy shimmer. It’s also a great gift for yourself, as these shades scream holidays. Beautycounter Beyond Gloss is flavored with ethically sourced vanilla as well!
This Beautycounter gift set includes a mini size of Beautycounter’s new & improved mascara formula that came out several months ago, a shimmery sheer caramel flavored lip gloss jellie, and a tube of liquid eyeshadow. The Ready, Set, Makeup Trio would be especially great for a tween or teen who is just starting to get into wearing makeup, or for the makeup minimalist.
The Beautycounter Good Glitz Duo has an eyeshadow palette with three shimmery shades (Mirage, Ray, and Halo) and one matte shade (Noir). There’s also a mini lip gloss in Gilded. This is another set that would be great to gift yourself for holiday season makeup!
Beautycounter Sheer Genius Conditioning Lipstick features a creamy formula with rich color payoff that won’t dry your lips out! In addition, ethically sourced vanilla gives it an amazing flavor. With 12 different shades ranging from neutral to bold, there’s something to please any lip color junkie.
Clean Beauty Gift Ideas for the Skincare Guru
Treat your recipient to high quality skincare with these clean beauty gift ideas!
The Mini-Must Haves Beautycounter gift set has mini bottles of three Beautycounter skincare items: the Overnight Resurfacing Peel, All Bright C Serum, and Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum. These adorable bottles are perfect for travel, and are easily refillable in the future. It’s also a great way for your recipient to try three of Beautycounter’s best-selling products!
Using the Overnight Resurfacing Peel and All Bright C Serum help brighten skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots. he Overnight Resurfacing Peel also provides chemical exfoliation and helps even out skin tone, while the All Bright C Serum provides antioxidant protection for anti-aging benefits. Both of these work with all skin types and are great add-ons to any skincare regimen. The Countertime Radiance Serum targets fine lines and wrinkles and increases firmness. It’s an anti-aging serum that contains a less irritating alternative to retinol.
The Beautycounter Detox & Done Duo consists of a full-size tube of the popular Beautycounter Charcoal mask, plus a special silicone 3-in-1 facial tool. One end has a spatula to make application of the charcoal mask easier. Then the other end has bristles for exfoliation and easier removal of the mask, and a facial massager to finish off your routine.
The Beautycounter Clean Sweep Minis set has travel sizes of Beautycounter’s four facial cleansers: Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser, Countertime Cleansing Oil, Countermatch Foaming Cleanser, and Counterstart Cococream Cleanser. This is a great way for someone to try out all of Beautycounter’s face washes, and have a travel size of their favorite!
The Beautycounter Best in Clean Heroes gift set is the ultimate way for someone to try the best of what Beautycounter offers. It includes mini sizes of five of Beautycounter’s best-selling “hero” products: Overnight Resurfacing Peel, All Bright C Serum, Countertime Radiance Serum, Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion, and Beyond Gloss. The Peel, C Serum, and Countertime Serum serum in this set are a bit larger than the ones in the Must-Have Minis, but they are still super portable!
The Beautycounter Smooth and Bright Duo has a half-size bottle of the All Bright C Serum, and the NEW AHA Smoothing Mask. This gift set is the only way you can get your hands on the Beautycounter AHA Smoothing Mask right now. You apply the AHA Smoothing Mask on clean, dry skin, let it sit for 10 minutes, and then wash off with warm water while rubbing with gentle circular motions. The mask provides both chemical and physical exfoliation, and you can use up to two nights a week. I definitely like this better than another chemical exfoliating mask I’ve tried. Any skincare afficionado on your list will love the Smooth & Bright Duo!
I also really like Drunk Elephant’s Jelly Cleanser, and it comes in a mini size that is perfect for a stocking stuffer!
ILIA is another one of my favorite clean beauty brands. The Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment is one of their new products for 2021. It has hyaluronic acid to keep your lips nice and moisturized. I’ve been using almost every night since April, and my lips haven’t been cracked or dry, even as the weather is getting colder.
Clean Beauty Gift Ideas: Bath & Body
This last portion of my clean beauty gift ideas for 2021 are bath and body products. These are perfect for a self care spa day at home, and a much better alternative to the heavily scented lotions and shower gels from Bath & Body Works.
The Beautycounter Wash & Go Minis set features travel sizes of Beautycounter body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion. They’re in super chic aluminum bottles, and come in an adorable mesh travel bag. The body wash is a lovely citrus mimosa scent, and the lotion, shampoo, and conditioner are a grapefruit scent. I’m obsessed with travel sizes of anything, and before I switched to clean beauty products I was always collecting hotel toiletries.
As the name suggests, this set helps target dry, flaky skin on the bottoms of your feet. It includes an exfoliating tool, and then an overnight foot balm to apply afterwards. The foot balm provides AHA chemical exfoliation. The Solemates Exfoliating Duo is perfect for a self care at home spa day!
During Fall 2021 I finally discovered Skylar, a clean perfume brand that doesn’t use sketchy artificial fragrance. I bought this Skylar Perfume Sampler from the November Sephora sale so I could try some additional scents! It includes mini vials of Salt Air, Isle Escape, Capri Summer, Pink Canyon, and Vanilla Sky. This is a great way for someone to test out the different scents to determine what they might want in a larger size!
The Beautycounter Citrus Mimosa Hand Cream was a popular holiday gifting pick among my Beautycounter customers last year! It’s under $20, and a good size for throwing into your bag to make sure your hands stay hydrated on the go!
The Beautycounter Citrus Mimosa Body Lotion was one of the first Beautycounter products I tried, and it remains one of my favorites. This hydrating lotion has a delicious citrusy scent, and it’s perfect for soothing dry skin from the upcoming colder weather! Like all Beautycounter products, the amazing scent of this lotion comes without any artificial fragrance containing harmful ingredients. The Citrus Mimosa body lotion is included in the 20% off promo for new customers!
The Beautycounter Melting Body Balm melts into an oil as you apply to your skin, and it literally smells like a tropical vacation. A great way to get a taste of the tropics during this season of limited travel! The Melting Body Balm is richer than the lotion, and is especially great for extra dry spots. In addition, the Melting Body Balm won an Allure Best of Beauty Award!
The Drunk Elephant Head to Toe Littles includes a travel size of all seven products in Drunk Elephant’s Hair & Body collection. They come in a clear neon orange travel case. (The yellow pictured here was in the edition of this set that I got in 2020.) A Drunk Elephant branded neon acrylic comb also comes in this set. This clean beauty gift idea for 2021 will please a variety of recipients.
The Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser has a light cherry almond scent, and definitely enhances a relaxing hot shower.
This Beautycounter Sugarbuff Body Polish gently exfoliates and leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated. Plus it has an amazing lemongrass scent. I like to use it on my legs prior to shaving at least once a week.
One of Beautycounter’s new products for 2021, the Hand Savior Radiance Boosting Serum + Hand Sanitizer brightens and evens skin tone on your hands, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid helps your hands retain moisture. As a bonus feature, this hand serum is a CDC approved hand sanitizer. Plus, it has a wonderful mandarin bergamot scent.
Cheers to Clean Beauty Gift Ideas 2021
I hope you found this post featuring clean beauty gift ideas for 2021 helpful and that it gave you some good ideas to get a jump start on your holiday shopping. As you can see, I personally use and love most of the clean beauty products in this gift guide. Please feel free to contact me if you have any general questions about clean beauty!
You can check out other Holiday 2021 Gift Guides here. And if you’re looking for something specific to gift to someone this season, I’m happy to send suggestions your way.
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