Today’s gift guide features clean beauty gift ideas for Holiday 2022! If there’s a beauty product junkie on your Holiday 2022 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 2022. 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: cosmic shimmer, cranberry shimmer, cappuccino, and wild berry. The cranberry shimmer shade is especially great for the holidays, so the Beautycounter Beyond Gloss Vault is also great to gift yourself right now! Beautycounter Beyond Gloss is flavored with ethically sourced vanilla as well!
The Beautycounter Going Places Makeup Kit includes a mini size of Beautycounter’s Think Big All-In-One Mascara, a mini Beyond Gloss in Lotus Shimmer, and a tube of liquid eyeshadow. The Going Places Makeup Kit 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 Gloss & Glow Duo features a cream blush in Nectar and The Jellies in Pomegranate. Nectar was a popular shade in Beautycounter’s old powder blush, and it’s making its appearance in the cream formula for the first time for the holidays! The cream blush comes in a refillable compact that includes a mirror. So it’s great for touch-ups on the go. The Jellies is a lip gloss tube with just a hint of color, but a lot of shine and flavor! It’s a nostalgic throwback to the Lancome Juicy tubes of the 2000’s, but with safer ingredients!
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.
The At the Red-y Lip Duo includes a Sheer Genius Conditioning Lipstick in Cherry (a limited edition shade), and a Beyond Gloss in Quartz Shimmer.
The Essentials Eye Palette includes a combination of matte and shimmer eyeshadow shades in gorgeous neutrals with fun names: Pashmina, Kona, Rosé, Parfait, and Silhouette. All shades are talc-free, and tested multiple times to ensure they don’t contain unsafe levels of heavy metal contaminants.
The Beautycounter Clean Swipe Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm Trio set includes two tinted lip balms and one clear lip balm. The tinted lip balms are berry-tinted with a citrus scent, and beige-tinted with a coconut scent. Then the clear lip balm has a peppermint scent. All three shades have ultra-moisturizing hyaluronic acid.
Clean Beauty Gift Ideas for the Skincare Guru
Treat your recipient to high quality skincare with these clean beauty gift ideas!
The Beautycounter Clean and Polished Minis Set includes a minis of two of Beautycounter’s cleansers: the Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser and the Countertime Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil. In addition there’s a mini of the new Reflect Effect Bamboo Exfoliating Polish. A small amount of this can be mixed with either cleanser for physical exfoliation.
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: All Bright C Serum, Countertime Radiance Serum, Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion, Think Big All-in-One Mascara, and Beyond Gloss in Magnolia Shimmer. In addition, there’s a mini of the new Reflect Effect Overnight Resurfacing Peel for the body. The skincare products in this set are all refillable, so it’s great for someone who already loves these products to have on hand for travel.
The Beautycounter Multi-Masker Set includes a full size of Beautycounter’s best-selling Charcoal Mask, and a travel size of the Reflect Effect AHA Exfoliating Mask. There’s also a 3-in-1 silicone applicator tool. The Reflect Effect mask debuted during last year’s holiday collection, and it got a permanent spot in Beautycounter’s product line-up this year! It provides both chemical and physical exfoliation, and is a great addition to any skincare routine.
The Beautycounter Beyond Bright Minis holiday set includes a mini All-Bright C Serum, a mini All-Bright Triple Acid AHA Toner, and a mini All Bright Brightening Facial Oil. All three of these products can be incorporated into any skincare routine, and they all help brighten the appearance of your skin. The All-Bright C Serum also helps protect against dark spots and evens skin tone. This is my favorite Beautycounter skincare product, and when I look back at old pictures before I started using this, I can tell a huge difference. Although the All-Bright C Serum in this set is described as a “mini,” it’s honestly a pretty generous size. It is about half of the full-sized product, and will last you for approximately two months with daily use. It’s larger than the mini C Serum in the Best in Clean Heroes set.
The All-Bright Triple Acid AHA Toner is one of Beautycounter’s newest skincare products, and it brightens and resurfaces skin. This set is a great way to try it out before purchasing the full size. Then the All-Bright Brightening Facial Oil nourishes and moisturizes in addition to brightening.
I mainly use Beautycounter cleansers, but 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. I started using the Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment shortly after its debut in 2021. It has hyaluronic acid to keep your lips nice and moisturized. I use it nightly, and it definitely helps prevent my lips from getting cracked and dry, which is essential during these colder months!
Clean Beauty Gift Ideas: Bath & Body
This last portion of my clean beauty gift ideas for 2022 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 Goodbye, Dry Body Duo has a Superquench Body Butter and Sugarbuff Body Polish in a limited edition Monoi scent. This monoi scent is found in Beautycounter’s permanent body care line via their Melting Body Balm, but this is the first time it’s been in the Body Butter or Sugarbuff Body Polish. The Superquench Body Butter is a new ultra hydrating formula. And the Sugarbuff Body Polish is great for exfoliating before shaving, or for combatting dry winter skin.
The Beautycounter Good Scents Hand Cream Trio is one of my favorite holiday sets each year, and this year is no exception. This year’s Beautycounter holiday hand creams come in chic aluminum tube packaging. Three different scents are in this hand cream set: Coriander & Cucumber, Jasmine & Citrus, and Cedarwood & Bergamot. These are the perfect size for throwing in your purse so you can keep your hands hydrated on the go during these chilly winter months! And the best part is, you don’t have to worry about any of the harmful or questionable ingredients found in many hand creams out there!
The Beautycounter Renew You Body Duo features two all-new Beautycounter products making their debut for Holiday 2022: Overnight Resurfacing Body Peel, and Tightening Body Serum. The Overnight Resurfacing Body Peel has a similar concept as the best-selling Overnight Resurfacing Peel for the face, in that AHAs provide chemical exfoliation to reveal brighter and more radiant skin. This is formulated especially for the body though. Then the Tightening Boost Body Serum helps reduce the appearance or crepey skin and cellulite, and improves skin elasticity.
Last I finally discovered Skylar, a clean perfume brand that doesn’t use sketchy artificial fragrance. This Skylar Perfume Sampler is a great way for someone to try various clean fragrance 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! I actually got this for my mom for her birthday, and she loved it!
Beautycounter repackaged their body lotion at the beginning of the year, and it now comes in a chic aluminum pump. If you loved Beautycounter’s old Citrus Mimosa body lotion, then you will love the new Grapefruit Ulta-Hydrating Body Lotion. This hydrating lotion has a delicious grapefruit scent, and it’s perfect for soothing dry skin from the upcoming colder weather! In fact, the pump is super convenient to keep on your bathroom counter as a reminder to apply after washing your hands. Like all Beautycounter products, the amazing scent of this lotion comes without any artificial fragrance containing harmful ingredients.
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 even when you cant’ be there physically! 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!
Beautycounter’s 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 2022
I meant to get my Clean Beauty Gift Ideas for 2022 post up sooner, but hopefully this is still helpful for last minute gift ideas. If you order by 2:00pm ET on December 20 and choose expedited shipping, you can still receive in time for Christmas. Also, Beautycounter’s Winter Sale just started, and many of the holiday sets are now discounted up to 40% off!
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 2022 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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