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holiday season, give some gifts you (and your giftees) can really feel good about.
There are plenty of beauty brands
taking an eco-friendly approach to beauty. Some use sustainably sourced, naturally derived (sometimes certified organic) ingredients, others put an emphasis on recycled and recyclable packaging. And some do both. Buying an eco-friendly beauty product is a win-win: You can feel better about what you’re putting on your skin and back into the world.
Below, we’ve rounded up great beauty
gift ideas from some of our favorite eco-conscious brands ― perfect for the beauty-obsessed eco-warriors on your list.
Check them out below:
Herbivore Dead Sea Soaking Salts Herbivore products are natural, chemical-free and nontoxic. Plus, they're made with sustainably sourced ingredients. Get Herbivore Dead Sea soaking salts for $18. Lush Magic Crystals Gift Box Lush has been at the forefront of sustainably minded beauty since day one. The company uses the least amount of packaging possible (sometimes, that means none) and 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials for its plastic pots, store bags and gift wrapping. Get the Lush Magic Crystals gift box for $49.95. Andalou Naturals Brightening Kit Andalou Naturals is the first beauty brand to achieve non-GMO Project Verified status, according to its website. The company uses certified organic, sustainably sourced, fair-trade ingredients in its always cruelty-free products. Get the Andalou Naturals brightening kit for $19.99. Cosmos Gift Set Cosmos is a plant-based skin care company that makes its products ― many of which contain organic ingredients ― and its packaging in the United States. All of the packaging is also reusable, compostable and recyclable. Get the Cosmos gift set for $108. BYBI Bye Bye Dry Skin Set U.K.-based BYBI is a beauty brand with a focus on using 100 percent naturally derived ingredients with no synthetic ingredients. The brand also uses plastic derived from sugarcane (which is recyclable) and boasts carbon-neutral delivery. Get the BYBI Bye Bye Dry Skin set for approx. $46. Tata Harper Let There Be Light Holiday Set Tata Harper is another brand at the forefront of the sustainable beauty movement. The brand uses mostly glass packaging, which is recyclable, and plastic derived from corn. It also uses recycled paper for its boxes and soy ink for printing. . Get the Tata Harper Let There Be Light holiday set for $92 Kjaer Weis The Glow Kit What we love most about Kjaer Weis, an organic luxury beauty brand, is its intelligent refill program, which really cuts down on the need for excessive packaging. Get the Kjaer Weis The Glow Kit (available in two color combos) for $105. Meow Meow Tweet Migrator Kit Meow Meow Tweet is another naturally derived beauty brand with a focus on using the least amount of plastic possible. The brand's products are wrapped in paper or bottled in glass containers, which can be recycled. Get the Meow Meow Tweet migrator kit for $48. LOLI Beauty Matcha Coconut Paste LOLI Beauty considers itself the first zero-waste organic beauty brand. Its products come in food-grade glass jars that can be reused again and again. Additionally, LOLI eliminates 95 percent of water, fillers, synthetics and chemicals from its products, according to its website. Get LOLI Beauty matcha coconut paste for $48. Elate Capsule Beauty Box Elate lists sustainability as a crucial part of its brand. All of its product casings ― palettes, compacts and tools ― are made from bamboo, and it sells refills wrapped in seed paper. Get the Elate Capsule beauty box for $128. HuffPost may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Also on HuffPost Tarte Beauty Tarte's "eco-chic" makeup is cruelty-free and made with naturally derived ingredients. The brand, founded by Maureen Kelly, also aims to make sustainability a focus of its business model. According to Tarte's website, the company ensures its ingredients are sustainably harvested and supports the communities where its ingredients are sourced. Shop Tarte here. Maya Chia Maya Chia was founded by Susanne Norwitz with the goal of creating high-quality skin care that gives back. The products are made in the U.S. using natural, organic ingredients from conscious growers all over the world. Beyond that, Maya Chia donates a portion of its net profits to charities that help build schools and farms for the Maya people of Central and South America. Shop Maya Chia here. Kjaer Weis Kjaer Weis, founded by Danish-born makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis, considers sustainability a huge pillar of its brand philosophy. Thanks to the brand's refill system, you don't need to waste money on packaging you'd otherwise throw out. Kjaer Weis also uses ingredients that are Certified Natural or Certified Organic. Shop Kjaer Weis here. True Botanicals True Botanicals' entire line of products is Made Safe certified, which means there are no ingredients known or suspected to harm humans. The brand, founded by Hillary Peterson, is on a mission to create skincare products that work but don't harm our health or the environment. True Botanicals products are also cruelty-free and non-GMO. Shop True Botanicals here. Plain Jane Beauty Plain Jane Beauty offers a huge selection of natural and organic cosmetics, including a foundation available in 17 different shades. Talk about inclusivity. Aside from that, the brand prides itself on its sustainable practices. For instance, PJB says it uses fair-trade coffee, cocoa butter and shea butter as well as certified organic ingredients when possible. The company also reuses its shipping materials, prints on recycled paper and uses vegetable-based inks. Shop Plain Jane Beauty here. Prestidge Beaute Prestidge Beaute is the brainchild of makeup artist Shawnelle Prestidge, who uses organic ingredients sourced from conscious growers all over the world and makes products in small batches at her home in Brooklyn, New York. Shop Prestidge Beaute here. Cosmos Cosmos products are created with 100 percent plant-based ingredients, which the company says are completely safe for your body and the planet. The brand also uses reusable, compostable and recyclable containers to cut down on waste, and it doesn't test its products on animals. Shop Cosmos here. Tata Harper Tata Harper's products are handmade in Vermont but contain ingredients sourced from all over the globe; they're natural and nontoxic. Additionally, the majority of the brand's packaging is made of reusable glass, and its plastic is derived from corn instead of petroleum. In terms of packaging, Tata Harper also says it uses 100 percent post-consumer materials and soy-based ink. Shop Tata Harper here. Love HuffPost? Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today. This article originally appeared on HuffPost.