This holiday season let your family and friends know you love them by giving them the gift of clean beauty.
I won’t do this whole diatribe around clean beauty, as I want to get straight into why you are here and how you can pamper those you love with these clean beauty skincare and makeup gift sets.
But, real quick. Know what is in the products you purchase. Shop with companies and brands that have strict safety standards.
The average person uses 12 products and 168 ingredients daily, per the Environmental Working Group. Since safety tests on ingredients are not required in the beauty industry and we have over five million pores on our body, with 20,00 on our face alone, we and those we love are at risk of consuming toxic chemicals. Chemicals like the 1300+ that the EU has banned. It’s important we are aware, even if it’s small choices we make.
I purchase from the brands below. I will only share with you products I’ve researched – looking at reviews and ingredients.
Not only are these clean, but they work my friends.
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Do you also need stocking suffers? Check out my post on clean beauty stocking stuffers.
Clean Beauty Skincare
Let’s start first with skincare.
Help your loved one swap out just one clean skincare product this holiday season.
Below I showcase collections from the company or collections I’ve concocted myself that will make for a beautiful presentation. For someone who struggles every year to get the wrapping just right, presentation matters to me.
Any of the collections will save you money. Also, many of the items from BeautyCounter are now offering zero-interest payment plans. How cool is that? Takes me back to the days of layaway ?
Fresh Start Cleanser and Moisturizer Gift Set
I use this skincare cleanser and moisturizer daily. This natural cleanser and moisturizer will help rebalance the skin of your loved ones. These two gems are also packed with natural fruit extracts and hydrating oils, such as safflower oil, soapberry, aloe, oat protein, and more.
You also save $10 by purchasing the Fresh Start Collection
What to choose based off of skin type
Dry Skin: Quench Cleanse and Skin Therapy
Oily Skin: Dream Clean and Cool Balm
Combination Skin: Dream Clean and Skin Therapy
This set lasts me a little longer than 6 months.
Counter+ Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm
This truthfully is the cleansing balm that does it all. I prefer to double cleanse as part of my evening regimen – it’s so important to remove the makeup, dirt, and everything else from the environment that has accumulated on your skin throughout the day. When I don’t double cleanse I notice a difference and my face breaks out more.
Watch to see how I double cleanse and you can see how it melts the makeup away.
The cleansing balm is also great for hydrating your skin and you can wear it overnight as a hydrating mask. It helps to smooth and destress the skin with a mix of jojoba and avocado seed oils.
I also use this to remove my charcoal mask, so I don’t have to rub at my skin causing irritation or increased dryness.
BeautyCounter also has a special edition version of the cleansing balm, where you get almost double the product for only a quarter more of the price.
Countermatch Regimen Set
This is a go-to clean beauty regime that I’ve heard such good things about. If I didn’t use the combination above I would use this. It’s formulated to match the natural structure of your skin with featured ingredients such as squalane, derived from olives and Plum Oil.
Type of skin: normal to dry skin.
Save: with the collection you save $20
Results: After 4 weeks 97% reported their skin looked more radiant, 100% said it helped to even skin tone and provided long-lasting hydration.
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Anti-Aging Power House Gift Sets
Below are two safe beauty anti-aging collections that will be a perfect gift this holiday season.
Countertime Radiant Skin Set
Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum is one of BeautyCounter’s best sellers. It’s going to help with firmness and elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It comes with the Turn Back Time Facial Roller which boosts the benefits of the plant-derived Retinatural Complex, as you use it to massage the serum into your skin.
Results: After just four weeks of use:
- 97% agreed skin felt firmer
- 100% said skin texture felt smoother
- 97% experienced brighter and more radiant-looking skin
- 97% agreed appearance of fine lines and wrinkles was reduced
Save: with the collection you save $20
Budget: mid-priced to premium
Sotoks and One Drop Wonder Collection
This anti-aging duo includes One Drop Wonder and Sotoks (botox in a bottle). It reduces the appearance of dark spots and tightens skin. One Drop Wonder acts as a booster and provides skin with beneficial antioxidants and Omega-6 known to fight visible signs of aging.
You only need half-a-pump of Sotoks and literally one drop of the One Drop Wonder. This is a long-lasting collection.
Bright Side Duo
This limited-edition Bright Side Duo includes a one-two punch towards knocking out skin damage and sunspots.
This gift set will give your loved one a 24/7 glow.
The Counter+ All Bright C Serum will give their skin a potent dose of vitamin C that will help brighten skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots.
While the Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel will work overnight to improve skin texture, clearing away dull surface cells.
I use this combination and in the video below do a brief demonstration so you can see what the inside looks like. Note: these videos are clips from a Facebook Live. I’m not talking to myself ?
Body and Lips Care
Polish and Protect Lip Duo
This safe lip duo will exfoliate, soften, and condition their lips while removing lines.
Made with conditioning murumuru butter
I only used this once since I opened the package and the next morning I could feel my lips were softer, not to mention it smells so good.
Watch me use it.
Skin Courage Collection
These are two of LimeLife’s best-selling booster oils. I religiously use the One Drop Wonder. I mix it with my Sotoks morning and evening to hydrate my skin and work on those fine lines and wrinkles. This collection comes with the Dew Confidence, this firming body oil treatment is made with aromatic essential oils.
See results below from this powerful duo.
Give the gift of an at home spa
This is one of my own assortments and an at home favorite.
Have a friend or family member that is in need of some rest and relaxation?
Give them this collection – tell them to take 30 minutes 3 times a week and lock themselves in the bathroom. They will start by applying this nutrient-rich Skin Polish mask with jojoba beads and oils from olives and lemons. The ingredients will work together to roll away their impurities, dead skin, and restore and protect their skin.
While the mask does its magic, they can invigorate their skin with the Bamboo Renew body scrub made with an essential oil blend of lemongrass, mimosa flower, and litsea. This scrub will leave their skin silky and smooth.
They will then hydrate with Forty Cure therapeutic body cream with a blend of citrus and lavender oils, including tamanu seed oil from the Forty Cure tree in Tahiti. This cream is also amazing for eczema, rosacea, and dry skin.
Good Glow Body Duo
The winter months are almost here. This Good Glow Body Duo includes a Sugarbuff Body Polish and Body Glow Illuminating Lotion. The combination is made from organic finely milled sugar and botanical oils that exfoliate and polish your skin and provide a flattering, natural-looking sheen.
Budget: budget-friendly to mid-priced
Good Scents Hand Cream Trio
These limited-edition hand creams make perfect stocking stuffers. Lightweight yet ultra-hydrating, they’re enriched with shea butter, grapeseed, and jojoba oils, plus squalane for a rich, non-greasy texture.
Clean Beauty Makeup Gift Sets
Nothing will make your loved one feel better than some lip color, a little blush, highlighter, and mascara.
Below are some simple clean makeup collections that would make the perfect holiday gift.
Grab the Take-Two Collection, where you get a mascara and eyeliner pen. You save $4 by getting them together.
See the look below. I used Birthday Cake Enduring Lip Color, Sugar Enduring Lip Liner and Perfect Blush – 03 Possible.
These makeup products are professional grade and paraben-free. Which means it’s safe and you need very little product.
Get the Look Bundle
This set includes four clean beauty staples for your every day look.
- Velvet Eyeshadow Palette
- Bronzer or highlighter
Use the interactive feature on BeautyCounter to choose the skin tone you are shopping for and choose your look.
In the below video I’m using the classic palette, which are perfect fall colors.
What gift will you be choosing this holiday season?