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Skincare and makeup products can make great gifts for your loved ones—especially when they’re actually good for their health. While many of these products have traditionally contained toxic ingredients, today you can find a host of clean moisturizers, eyeshadows, lip gloss, lotions, masks, and more made with natural ingredients. Whether you’re shopping for someone who has a seven-step skincare regime or someone with (*slight shutter*) no skincare regime, you can feel confident gifting the safe and effective products from this list. And if your loved one’s skin is looking (and feeling) a little bit better by the new year, they’ll have you to thank.
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Our favorite clean skincare and makeup products
Know someone who has an elaborate, 10-product, 20-step skincare routine and is still not getting the results they want? Give them the gift of simplicity with this three-step set from Covey. Founded by two women who were fed up with spending loads of money on high-end products that had little impact, Covey aims to make skincare uncomplicated. The company sells just three products—a gentle cleanser, vitamin C serum, and hydrating moisturizer—that work for every skin type and are formulated with high-quality ingredients. By simplifying someone’s daily skincare routine, you’re not only giving them the gift of great skin—but of more free time. Who doesn’t want that? $122
If you’re searching for the perfect gift set for your friend who loves a natural look, we’ve got you covered. This kit from Bobbi Brown’s Jones Road comes with an array of quality clean makeup products, including an eye tint, eyeshadow, clear gloss, and eye pencil—everything they need for a five-minute daily makeup routine. Even better, these products will last hours on their skin, without any harmful mineral oils or parabens. Long-lasting clean makeup? Sign us up. $68
It’s one thing to gift skincare products to a loved one, it’s another thing if they actually use them. If you’re shopping for a man that has been less-than-consistent with his skincare regimen, consider this toner from Leaf People, a plant-based skincare brand. Made with natural herbs, this toner will brighten even the most tired and stressed skin and provide a much-needed boost for those who are just wash-and-go types. We promise their skin will feel (and look) so much healthier. $29
Say goodbye to cheap body lotions, and hello to this luxurious (and clean!) moisturizer from Nécessaire. This soothing, fragrance-free lotion is a perfect gift for someone in need of little extra TLC—plus, it’s something they may not splurge on for themselves. The award-winning moisturizer is great for all skin types, but works especially well to combat dry winter skin (’tis the season). Bonus: a gift of Nécessaire can benefit the environment, too—the company is is climate neutral and plastic neutral certified. $25
Know someone in need of some R&R? Gift them this rejuvenating clay face mask. Made with French green clay, this mask helps reduce inflammation, redness, and irritation. A black-owned beauty company, Doubledown Cosmetics is committed to doing good—and producing quality products. All of the products are organic, cruelty-free, and non-GMO. Plus, a portion of their sales goes to supporting domestic violence organizations. We love a gift that also gives back. $23.99
Two minutes for a full face of makeup? It’s possible with this clean beauty kit from Saie. With mascara, liquid lip balm, brow butter, and tinted face gel, your loved one will have everything they need to quickly get ready for the day with a perfect dewy—yet natural—look. Don’t want to buy the whole kit? You can also buy each of these products individually. $78
Over the course of the past two years, we’ve been applying our fair share of hand sanitizer—and washing our hands much more frequently. While these actions may be great at stopping the spread of germs (yay!), it’s not so great for our hands. This moisturizer is perfect for repairing cracked, dry, and damaged hands. It’s the gift that everyone wants–but never thinks to add to their list. $17.95
Still shopping? Find more ideas in our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide