With the abundance of options available (and advertising done) during the holidays it may be challenging to navigate what products are not only effective, but full of good-for-you ingredients. Fret not, we’ve done the legwork and compiled a list of favourite eco-friendly beauty products we’ll be gifting our loved ones this holiday season. —Vicki Duong
om organics. Perfect for natural skin-care fanatics that are always on the go, the Om Organics Mini Face Care Kit ($74) comes with eight travel-friendly products to keep your skin looking its best regardless of the destination. Items include cleansing gel, face oil and, our personal fave, a spirulina tonic mist, perfect for clarifying blemishes!
ilia beauty. Give the gift of perfectly soft lips this holiday with Ilia Beauty’s limited-edition Lip Service Kit ($52), which comes with a clear travel bag. The trio contains a lip balm for hydration, an evening formula for slight exfoliantation and a tinted lip conditioner for a flush of colour! Perfect for prepping smackers for a mistletoe moment.
ag hair. With up to 98 per cent plant-based and naturally derived ingredients, you can feel guilt-free about gifting the AG Hair Natural To-Go Kit ($29). Both the shampoo and conditioner contain apple cider vinegar, to naturally increase shine, while argan oil helps to smooth and moisturize your hair.
burt’s bees. As temperatures continue to drop, moisturizing your hands becomes even more essential. Burt’s Bees makes hand hydration easy with its Holiday Hand Cream Trio ($15). With different scents (our fave is Lavender & Honey), each hand cream adds a dose of moisture with its blend of Shea butter and other natural ingredients, leaving hands soft, never sticky.
pura botanicals. Have someone in your life who is a masking addict? Gift them three of Pura Botanical’s best offerings this holiday with the Overnight Mask Trio ($68). The watermelon formula helps repair sun damage and the mango works to diminish the appearance of fine lines, while the garden mask is perfect for oily skin.
groom industries. This one is for the bearded loved ones in your life. The Groom Deluxe Set ($155) comes with all the products needed for a smooth shave as well as a full-sized shaving brush and safety razor, all made in Canada! It’s the perfect intro to the brand and users can easily buy replacement blades to fit the reusable razor.