Beauty & Self Care, Bodywork & Body Care, Nurture Yourself

Clean Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

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Nutritious Life is making holiday shopping effortless this year. We have handpicked (and tested so you can shop stress free) the healthiest, most practical and inspiring items for every area of your life. We have something for everyone on your list. We’ll help you (and your loved ones) get better sleep, relax, cook up healthy and delicious meals, sparkle with self-care, and simply be more joyful! 

Here are our favorite items for the person who loves to nurture themselves from the inside out. We’ve got everything from toning technology to gold-infused serums. 

Outdoor Benefits, Inside

The heal is real with this product, which is essentially forest bathing in a bottle. When you’re unable to get outside and ground yourself, which seems to be the challenge of all quarantine challenges, simply spray the mist to bring on the healing benefits of nature instantly. Actual time outside is essential for our wellbeing, as it’s proven to reduce the production of stress hormones, improve feelings of happiness and creativity, lower heart rate, boost the immune system and accelerate recovery from illness. But on those crazy busy days when you’re glued to your desk dreaming of adventure, use this to get the mood boost you’d get from being outdoors. 

I’m Outside Forest Bathing in a Bottle, $28

Set Up Your Beauty Space

Setting your bathroom up for relaxation is a great beauty ritual. We love this candle from Lake & Skye. All products are unisex, vegan cruelty-free, and formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates or palm oil. Their 11 11 line is inspired by numerology and the practice of kundalini yoga and designed to enhance and elevate the everyday beauty routine. It’s a gift that gives back, too. One tree is planted with every order! 

LAKE & SKYE 11 11 Candle & Fragrance Duo, $86

The Ultimate Beauty Tech

Get a microcurrent facial right at home. In just 5 minutes a day, you can get a visible improvement in skin’s appearance. Beloved by celebs, aestheticians and spa professionals, NuFACE is designed to tighten, tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s the ultimate gift for a beauty lover.

NuFACE Mini Petite Facial Toning Device, $180

Tap into Your Inner Spirit Animal

Truly’s best-selling product and one that’s gone viral on TikTok (check it out here & here), this product is known for its rainbow look and chocolate smell. Clean and packed with four of the brand’s favorite ingredients: Matcha, Acaii, Chia, Rose. It’s super fun, but also really hydrating. Truly uses vegetable collagen, which brings a youthful appearance to the skin. 

Truly Beauty Unicorn Fruit Whipped Body Butter, $20.00

 

A Complete Facial Gua Sha System

If your loved one is missing their facials, this is the gift for you! Wildling’s Empress Collection really brightens your skin. It’s made with ingredients chosen for their ability to support facial gua sha, a technique adapted from ancient Chinese practices. The method works to lift, sculpt, and clarify skin on the face.

Wildling Empress Collection, $129

Use Matcha for More Than Your Morning Latte

Looking for a skincare line with a “less is more” approach and plant-based products that are effective, sustainably made and yield positive results? Well, then look no further. Matcha Mask: for the self-care guru—this is the perfect gift for that person on your list who is constantly looking for efficient ways to practice self care. A 5-minute flash mask will brighten up their skin—and day! Add in a face cloth, made from organic bamboo, for a little set.

Berlin Skin Matcha Mask & Bamboo Face Cloth, Mask, $58.00; Face Cloth, $17.00

Beat Winter Skin By Dry Brushing

We  like to support companies that are into the environment and One Ocean Beauty is all about the ocean. They are committed to creating clean products through blue biotechnology, using sustainable practices and working toward conservation of the world’s oceans via their partnership with Oceana.  This is a great gift for your ocean (and beauty) lover! The Body Wellness Kit is a three-in-one kit that helps smooth skin. It’s been tested to increase the breakdown of fat nodules by 35 percent. Plus it smells great! 

One Ocean Beauty Body Wellness Kit, $125

Light Your Life Up

Put the fa-la-la into her beauty routine. With not one, not two, but three dimmable LED light settings, AURA is the mirror she wanted to make her beauty routine more effective and level up her beauty game. With premium-quality glass, it offers maximum clarity and has a large 1X mirror and a detachable 15X magnifying mirror so you can see every pore in detail.

Fancii LED Makeup Vanity Mirror, $49

Strike Gold This Season

Our skin has never looked better since we tried Makanai. The beloved, clean J beauty line, Makanai, launched in the US this month and we are super psyched about it. Kanazawa, Japan is known for gold leaf, which is the foundation for this line. Gold has the unique benefit of increasing fibroblast production—which improves skin’s elasticity and texture. Give anything from their skincare line and you’ll impress. We like their Skin Jewel Oil Serum,  a 100% natural beauty oil made with seven different botanical oils and flecked with pure 24K gold leaf. Shake the bottle and the gold flecks float, snow globe-style.  

Makanai Beauty 24K Gold Sheets & Serum Duo; Serum, $50; Sheets, $25

Get That Glow & Give Back

Inna Organic is certified-organic and 100% vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free beauty. The  “Let It Glow” set features ten of the brands’ best-selling sheet and eye masks, all formulated without parabens, phthalates, silicones, sulfates (SLS/SLES) and artificial fragrances. Plus, Inna Organic is donating 10% of the set’s revenue to the Africa Educational Trust, an organization that provides education to children and adults affected by conflict and poverty in Eastern Africa. 

INNA ORGANIC “Let It Glow” Sheet Mask Gift Set, $72

A Flower Bouquet in a Bottle

Floral Street is a vegan fragrance brand powered by flowers. The ingredients are sustainably and ethically sourced and the (super cute!) packaging is recyclable, reusable, and compostable. They’re sustainable every step of the way. A great stocking stuffer is the Discovery Set. It has eight different scents so they can pick a favorite or mix and match depending on their mood. 

Floral Street Eau de Parfum Discovery Set, $19

 

Pretty Brushes

A makeup brush set is something we all need, but rarely prioritize when buying beauty products. So it’s the perfect gift. This set by Luxie has all you need for natural to glam looks. Plus, they are so pretty with rose quartz designs.

Luxie Glimmer Brush Set, $64

Give Your Cheeks Some Love

Undone Beauty is a minimalist beauty brand with major benefits.  We love their whole aesthetic—inspired by multitasking women, who want great makeup, but don’t have a lot of time. Each product multitasks (genius!) and has clean ingredients like coconut and castor oil. Their 3-in-1 cheek palette is a great stocking stuffer.

Undone Beauty Lip 2 Cheek 3-in-1 Cream Palette, $22

Soothe Dry Lips

ASE Beauty is a collection of high-performing, clean beauty products, especially for women of color. The Clean Kisses Chocolate Hydrating Lip Scrub cleanses, exfoliates and conditions your lips to give you the cleanest, kissable pout.

ASE Beauty Clean Kisses Chocolate Hydrating Lip Scrub, $23

Calming Oils

LOUM Beauty of Calm, Daphne Oz’s new line, was developed with Dr. Francisco Tausk,  a leading US psychodermatologist who has been studying the mind-skin connection for over 30 years. The line is cruelty-free, vegan, responsibly sourced, dermatologist tested, and made in the USA. Designed to help you de-stress, the NEW Unwind Sleep & Recover Essential Oil Blend supports relaxation for a more restful sleep. Thoughtfully formulated, this soothing fragrance oil contains Broad Spectrum CBD, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Neroli and Lavender, which are known for their ability to temper anxiety levels. 

LOUM Beauty of Calm Unwind Essential Oil Blend, $35

A Fix for Every Skin Situation

Green Goo makes 100% all-natural salves and other skincare essentials. Their potent, plant-based, and multi-purpose quartet covers almost everything your skin might need, like the Dry Skin salve for eczema and the Skin Repair for under eye bags. They’re available in a mini Travel Pack which is great for testing them out or their wellness bundle.

Green Goo Wellness Bundle, $34

Polish & Protect

Dedicated to clean, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic nail polish enriched with organic ingredients, vitamins, wheat protein, tea tree oil, lavender, and garlic bulb extract, Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Care proves quintessentially perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails. All products are vegan, paraben free, cruelty free  and made in the USA. Their Simply Sincere Holiday Gift Set includes 3 holiday polish colors, a two-in-one base and top coat and two face masks—breathable and comfortable with a double ply poly fabric.

Dr.’s Remedy Simply Sincere Nailcare Gift Set, $49

Base Coat Nail Salon is the first non-toxic nail salon in Denver and one of only a few in the entire country. Founded in 2013, Base Coat Nail Salon set out to reduce toxicity, raise the standards of clean, ethical beauty, and change the nail industry, from their products to their employees’ wages. We love to support them! This holiday give their Little Mama Nail Kit. It has everything they’ll need for a great mani/pedi. Plus, you’re supporting small businesses!

Base Coat Little Mama Nail Kit, $50

Masks

Zago’s happy in pink mask gives you a boost of antioxidants that will make you glow. With a combination of strawberry and raspberry extracts, this mask will brighten both your skin and your day.

Zago Happy In Pink Illuminating Powder Mask, $28.00

Give your face a break from impurities and the darkest pores. A soothing mask to add to your daily routine. Some of the main active ingredients include glycerin and green tea that will help revitalize your skin after a long day. 

Rude Cosmetics Pineapple Face Bubble Peeling Gel, $21

 

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