30 November, 2020 – By Rebecca Hitchon
Senteurs d’Orient Bath Salts
To give someone an at-home luxury experience this Christmas, Senteurs d’Orient is your go-to brand. The bath and body company’s handmade and natural products will make bathing a special part of anyone’s day.
A good choice is the Mediterranean vegan bath salts, wrapped in sustainable gauze pouches and infused with minerals and petitgrain and jasmine essential oils. Their floral fragrance calms the nervous system, making these salts the perfect gift for the woman that deserves a break.
STARSKIN Mask Set
If you’re looking to gift someone the ultimate pamper night, look no further than STARSKIN. Their Happy Masking Set includes a face mask, lip mask, exfoliating puff, eye masks and hand masks. The clean skincare brand uses natural ingredients grounded in ancient herbal science, that are key for glowing and hydrated skin.
For example, the face and lip fitted sheet masks use the natural and biodegradable fibre bio-cellulose. The masks are then saturated with premium serums to create a direct cooling and successful effect on skin. This set has me debating whether to give it as a present or keep it for myself!
Milk Makeup Set
What we love about 100% vegan and paraben-free brand Milk Makeup is their dedication to good ingredients. You can be sure you’re giving a makeup fan skin-loving products. Their KUSH Party Pack gift set includes 3 fast absorbing lip balms for a quick moisturising fix.
Shea, cocoa and mango butters, along with plant-derived olive and jojoba oils, lock in moisture and protect against free radicals and environmental factors. The balms also add a wash of colour. ‘Green Dragon’ has a slight green tinge, ‘Bubble’ is pastel pink, while ‘Plushberry’ has a deep berry tint.
Clean Reserve Perfume
We’ve talked about Clean Reserve here on KeiSei before, in our sustainable perfume edit. Not only are the brand’s ingredients ethically sourced, but their glass bottles are recyclable with sustainably sourced oak caps. Solar energy even powers the production of each fragrance.
A Clean Reserve bestseller is the rain perfume, a scent reminiscent of clean air after rainfall. It has botanical notes of white flowers, bergamot, patchouli and vetiver. The natural fragrance is light and complimentary, therefore a unique scented gift to brighten someone’s Christmas.
Antipodes Skincare Set
2020 has wreaked havoc with many people’s skin so a nourishing skincare set, like this one from Antipodes, is the ideal gift this year. Antipodes is a New Zealand brand that source its vegan, toxic- and pollution-free ingredients from sustainable growers there. The brand is committed to robust scientific testing to ensure that their 100% natural products always have enhancing results.
Their Beauty Icons set includes a soothing kiwi seed eye cream, vanilla pod hydrating day cream and skin-brightening serum. For further hydrating formulas, perfect for nighttime skincare routines, Antipodes’ Hydration Heroes set is a great choice.
Coco & Eve Hair Kit
We can’t forget about our hair this Christmas, which is why we’re introducing you to Coco & Eve. The brand ethically source tropical fruit and plant ingredients from Bali for their products. Their Pamper Pals gift kit, which contains a hair masque, tangle tamer, microfibre hair towel and cotton cosmetics bag, is vegan.
The coconut and fig hair masque keeps moisture in cuticles, repairing hair and giving it a healthy, shiny look. Raw virgin Balinese coconuts are Coco & Eve’s hero ingredient due to its naturally nourishing and revitalising properties. The tangle tamer detangles with minimum breakage, while the towel quickly dries hair but with less frizzy effects.
Vapour Beauty Eyeshadow
Christmas and New Year’s Eve might not be back to normal this year, but that’s no reason not to gift someone the chance to get glammed up. Vapour Beauty’s rich colour and long-lasting formulas will make the recipient of their products want to do just that. The makeup brand uses organically farmed, plant-powered plus minimally processed formulas. Waterless products are also a huge part of the business in order to preserve this resource.
The eye quads palette in ‘hypnotic’ is perfect for creating a smoky eye and features different finishes to produce a range of looks. Ingredients are all natural, for instance mineral pigments and amino acids.
Aesop Hand & Body Set
Australian hand and body care brand Aesop’s gift set has us thinking of keyworkers. Its hand wash contains natural antibacterials mandarin, rosemary and lavender that prevent drying for those that frequently wash hands. The hand balm has the same effect, with natural oils moisturising without a greasy effect. This balm is similarly great for restoring moisture to worn out feet.
Then, the set contains a shower gel, which doubles as a hand wash, to cleanse skin without drying it out and a hydrating body balm, both with citrus scents. Aesop investigates widely to ethically source its vegan ingredients and makes significant efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
Aromatherapy Associates Essential Oils
Another gift for the woman needing a rest is essential oils, like Aromatherapy Associates’ that are in spas globally. These bath and shower oils will drastically improve physical as well as mental health at the start and end of the day. Each oil has a different purpose, with peppermint and juniper berry essential oils energising, frankincense tackling anxiety, and vetiver and camomile encouraging deep relaxation.
Aromatherapy Associates uses pure, botanical ingredients that enhance the natural properties of essential oils to create high performance, aromatic products. The brand’s sustainable shower oil bottles are also made from 50% post-consumer-recycled materials that are 100% recyclable.
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