Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty + Health & Wellness

by Rona Berg

Facetime

After many moons without a facial and plenty of stressors, mama’s skin needs a reboot. Enter new self-care sets from nontoxic skincare line Herbivore, including Cloud Nine (with dreamy products from Pink Cloud Cleanser to Blue Tansy Mask), head-to-toe Exfoliate + Glow (with Amethyst Crushed Body Polish and Prism Glow Serum) and oil sampler De-Puff + Glow (with a Jade Facial Roller). Smells like heaven, feels like bliss, works like a charm. From $22; herbivorebotanicals.com

Yin and Yang

Give the gift of a silky smooth and invigorated face with the help of Redmint 5 Elements Ageless Facial Oil. Traditional Chinese Medicine combines with a luxurious, rich oil and uplifting, earthy scent for flawless looking skin. Redmint is also featuring three Holiday Gift Boxes with face masks, herbal extracts and more. $99 and up; redmint.com

Gorgeous Glow

Eminence’s Turmeric Energizing Treatment is at the top of our list this year, and the smoothing, exfoliating property is just one of many reasons. Part of the fantastic new Gemstone Collection by Eminence, this fluffy mousse, after adding water, is warming upon application and leaves your skin looking radiant and bursting with energy. $90; eminenceorganics.com

Cranberry Dreams

In true holiday spirit, this Cranberry Creme Moisturizer from Yum Skincare both smells and feels like a wintertime treat. Pillowy and fresh, the ingredients speak for themselves. It’s rich in nutrients and antioxidants that encourage healthy, vibrant skin. $50; yumskincare.com

Small But Mighty

Mad Hippie’s leap into the makeup world brought some ideal stocking stuffers, namely their two-in-one Cheek & Lip Tint. Three stunning colors (gorgeous deep fig, vibrant poppy and classically pink plum) set the stage for a perfectly effortless look. Simple, versatile and buildable! $22; madhippie.com

A Statement Serum

Say goodbye to puffiness and dark circles this holiday season with this brightening and hydrating Under Eye Serum from HollyBeth Organics. Formulated for all skin types with a unique blend of organic ingredients, each simple roll-on application works toward diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. There’s no better gift than a well-rested, youthful appearance. $65; hollybethorganics.com

Coming Up Roses

A cleanser worth boasting about, Evan Healy’s Rose Cleansing Milk pairs the creaminess of a plant-milk with the light lathering action of natural yucca root. Not only does it create smooth and flawlessly clean skin after a good rinse, its formula also balances facial properties by drawing out impurities and adding natural plant oils. This is pampering in a bottle! $36; evanhealy.com

Dream Cream

Inspired by the Indian royals who discovered the healing benefits of their “sacred lake,” surrounded by roses, and famous for healing skin ailments, Ranavat decided to create the Botanics Sacred Rose Hand Cream, a silky cream to mimic the same magical mood. $32; ranavat.com

Soothing CBD

Acne-prone, sensitive skin won’t know what hit it after it meets Hempfield Botanicals’ Soothe Face Oil. Made with an anti-inflammatory cannabidiol (CBD) oil blend, the product applies seamlessly for a boost of soothing and healing properties. $50; hempfieldbotanicals.com

CBD & Toner

Bring that youthful, balanced glow back to your skin with the My Hemp Rx Regiment Toner. One spritz and the formula will work its magic to purify the skin of pollutants and grease, help prevent breakouts, and reduce the appearance of visible pores. $32; myhemprx.com

Stress No More

There are few better ways to relax than with a soothing bath. The Odacité Energy Awakening EveryGreen Bath Soak is a relaxing mix of Himalayan crystal salt, eucalyptus and rosemary, all coming together to help eliminate pollutants and impurities. The perfect respite from holiday stress. $28; odacite.com

A New Leaf

Want to release some tension? LEEF’s new Skin Balance Body Oil in Orange Blossom doesn’t just smell like a spa in a bottle, it’s also organic, non-GMO and made with whole-plant CBD. It nourishes and soothes aches and pains, mind, body and soul. $55; leeforganics.com

Black Soap

Gentle and effective, the Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap Body Washes (we love the Charcoal Honey) are made with certified organic, unrefined raw shea butter and orangutan-safe West African palm oil. With each application, the formula works to cleanse, clarify and soften even the most sensitive skin. Plus, it’s Fair Trade! A gift that keeps on giving. $10; alaffia.com

SHAZ & KIKS

Drawing upon the herbal beauty rituals of their grandmother in India, sisters Shaz and Kiku created the stellar Scalp + Hair Prewash, a mask-conditioner combo packed with dozens of nourishing, pH-balancing herbs, oils and flowers. Available for different hair types, this set includes the treatment plus a comb handmade from antimicrobial neem wood. $60; shazandkiks.com

A Gorgeous Garden

The new organic Beauty Garden brand is one you’ll want to return to, for your skin’s health and well-being. We love the vegan Nourishing Organic Oil with Calendula, a semi-dry oil that softens and soothes the skin with oil from calendula blossoms sourced in France ($38). The special Organic Balm with Wild Pansy protects against environmental assaults and detoxes the skin with wild pansies—perfect for those who love outdoor winter sports! $40; beautygarden.com

Let it Glow

Add shimmer to the season with this set from CBD-infused line, Beauty Releaf. The special holiday trio includes the best-selling Multi-Tasker (face serum, makeup primer and hydrating mask), a Champagne Fizz Lip-Tasker treatment and sparkly gloss, and a mini Nude Glow Light-Tasker, a body and face highlighter. $116; beautyreleaf.com

A Touchpoint

What if there was a way to calm yourself at the touch of a button? Well...now there is! The TouchPoints for Calm wristband uses gentle, alternating microvibrations that are meant to calm you instantly, as soon as you press the button. Wherever life may take you, these bands are there to help. $159; thetouchpointsolution.com

Because You’re Amazing

This gift set from the Handmade Soap Company, an EcoCert Irish import will spice up your shower routine with the clean scent of lemongrass and cedarwood. Loaded with plant oils, it includes shower gel, body lotion and hand cream, and the unique packaging is simply gorgeous! $55; thehandmadesoapcompany.com

A Self-Care Classic

Everyone is buzzing about dry-brushing, again, because it is such an easy and effective at-home treatment. The SpaRitual Dry Body Brush, will help eliminate toxins, stimulate the circulation and leave your skin looking—and feeling!— refreshed. $18; sparitual.com

Calming Candles

The calming aromatherapy Prosperity Tranquility candles are made with essential oils and natural soy and coconut wax, and each scent is made in consultation with an aromatherapist by a woman artisan to ensure the most calming blend. The mission is to give back to women artisans in the U.S. $34; prosperitycandle.com

Good Gummies

Give the gift of health with a three- or five-month supply of Goli apple cider vinegar gummies. Made from GMO-free organic apples, beetroot, pomegranate, carrots and blackcurrants, the tasty, easily-absorbed chewables help boost energy and support weight management and healthy gut, cardiovascular and immunity systems. Three bottles starting at $57; goli.com

Gift of Health

Help someone in your life start down the path to good health with the Farmbox Direct holiday box, loaded with fresh organic produce. Send a single Holiday Box—gift wrapped and ready to go!—or sign up for a subscription! Customizable, if you wish. Either way, your friends or family will thank you. Starting at $30; farmboxdirect.com

Listen Up

The 24K gold Ear Seeds from Vie Healing are chic gold-plated ionic “seeds” that stimulate reflex centers of the brain. Apply them to pressure points on the ear to target specific symptoms, ease pain, bring about calm. The magnets stimulate the points indicated on a chart included with the set, to create well-being in the body. $34; viehealing.com

The Wellness Retreat

Lather’s The Wellness Retreat gift set is the perfect way to bring wellness into the life of someone you care about. This pretty box has it all: Eucalyptus foaming foot scrub with pumice, Muscle ease bath salts, Muscle ease gel with botanical pain relievers, Quiet night pillow mist, Quiet night relaxing balm, Quiet time eye pillow, Lavender & bergamot deodorant crème, Lip conditioning balm and Revive and thrive awakening balm. $83; lather.com

Handmade

The beautiful K-Apostrophe Notebooks feature printed designs based on artist K’era Morgan’s artwork. Use this beauty to journal, doodle, take notes or plan your day! With 48 unlined acid-free, pages and a scuff-resistant, matte cover, this notebook will last! $24; k-apostrophe.com

Aromatherapy Diffuser

Breathe better with this one-of-a-kind combination humidifier and aromatherapy diffuser. The sleek mini- tower provides up to 12 hours of mist to help combat dryness and improve air quality, and can be infused with essential oils. Guru Nanda also makes all-natural, sustainably sourced essential oils, from single scents to blends like the Immunity and Breathe Easy. $80; gurunanda.com

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