Growing up in the shadow of the climate crisis, it’s no surprise that sustainability is front of mind for Gen-Z when it comes to purchasing decisions. But with new developments in beauty everyday, you no longer have to compromise quality, efficacy and aesthetic when it comes to choosing products that do-good by the environment, making them the perfect gifting choice for everyone in your life.
Here’s our roundup of the best in sustainable beauty to add to your gift or wish list this Christmas.
Face Halo XO Gift Box Skincare Bundle
The much loved alternative to makeup wipes, Face Halo is better for your bank account and for your skin. The unique HaloTech fibre strands remove makeup with only water, plus can be thrown in the washing machine (up to 200 times). This means that are much more effective in removing makeup, plus it’s the gift that keeps on giving, with the ability to use them over and over again.
Lucky for us, the brand has launched the Skincare Bundle just in time for Christmas, meaning you can get all the essentials in a single pack. The XO Gift Box comes with three original Halos, four Halo X’s and one Halo Body.
Shop Face Halo XO Gift Box Skincare Bundle here.
Biologi Bon Bon Collection
Locally and sustainably made in Byron Bay, skincare brand Biologi boasts a cult following thanks to some seriously impressive results. A clean cosmeceutical company, Biologi prides itself on being the first in the world to utilise stable, 100% active plant-phyto nutrients, while hand selecting everything from the plants to the farmers before bottling.
This Christmas, you can now get your hands on any of the brand’s hero products (which is basically all of them), in festive bon bon form. From the best-selling Bf Restore Face & Body Serum, to the brand new Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum, there’s an option for everyone and you’ll be the new favourite in the family, we promise.
Shop Biologi Bon Bon Collection here.
Recreation Beauty This Love of Mine EDP
While fragrance is an undoubtedly personal gift, there are a few scents you can’t go wrong with… ‘This Love of Mine’ is one of them. With gardenia, jasmine and tuberose at its heart and vanilla and ylang ylang as the base, this EDP is grown up and sultry, while still being appropriate for day or night wear.
Plus, based in Bondi Beach, Recreation Beauty boasts ethically sourced ingredients, vegan, cruelty and chemical free formulas and work to ensure no single use plastic features in its packaging at all. Now, that’s a gift you can feel good about giving.
Shop Recreation Beauty This Love of Mine EDP here.
Biossance Uplifted & Bright Limited Edition Anti-Aging Kit
Pioneers in sourcing hero ingredient, squalane, sustainably and ethically (more on that here), Biossance quickly developed a loyal and global customer base. Based in California, the brand prides itself on the development of clean, non toxic skincare, using the highest in industry standards and leaving out of 2,000 banned ingredients (toxic to humans and the environment).
The holy trilogy in nailing clean, luxury and effective skincare, plus, the brand has its finger on the pulse in working with names including Aimee Song and Jonathan Van Ness. Consider your older sister, mum, dad or aunty taken care of with the Uplifted & Bright Limited Edition Anti-Aging Kit; inclusive of three cult favourites, the Rose Oil, Phyto-Retinol Serum and Omega Repair Eye Cream. You can thank us later.
Shop the Biossance Uplifted & Bright Limited Edition Anti-Aging Kit here.
Briogeo Limited Edition Detox + Restore Set
With the mentality that hair health is rooted in scalp health, but with very few brands to choose from– Briogeo founder Angela Twine created the clean ingredient scalp care routine she was looking for.
As a natural but performance based haircare range, the brand intentionally excludes ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, silicones and has less than 1% synthetic fragrance. Instead, the brand includes charcoal, coconut oil and pathenol, which work to exfoliate, prevent dryness and itchiness and strengthen the hair root and shaft.
Shop the Briogeo Limited Edition Detox + Restore Set here.
Westman Atelier The Shanghai Edition
For Christmas or not… founder Gucci Westman manages to tick the festive box with every Westman Atelier product. Combining colour cosmetics with vegan formulas, sustainable values and truly luxurious packaging, the brand has quickly become a crowd, expert and celebrity favourite.
But since you’re buying for Christmas anyway– The Shanghai Edition combines Westman Atelier’s hero products, the Eye Love You Mascara and Lip Suede with the divine, luxury packaging the brand is known and loved for. The boujee beauty gift your loved ones deserve.
Shop Westman Atelier The Shanghai Edition here.
Ellis Brooklyn Pseudonym Terrific Scented Candle
Founded by New York Times beauty reporter of 11 years, Bree Shapiro, this luxury beauty brand, prioritises clean ingredients and sustainable sourcing — both things hard to do in the fragrance industry. Additionally the brand is handmade in New York, PETA-certified cruelty free and vegan, so you can gift (yourself or others) guilt free.
With a burn time of 50 hours, a recycled, lead-free glass vessel and notes of bergamot, pepper, fig, jasmine, violet, tonka and sandalwood, this candle is the gift for the chicest greenie in your life.
Shop the Ellis Brooklyn Pseudonym Terrific Scented Candle here.
Alpha H Liquid Gold Ornament
Unparalleled in its cult following (and for good reason), Liquid Gold is the OG in chemical exfoliants– heralded for it’s ability to resurface and brighten the skin. But what makes it even better is Alpha H’s commitment to sustainability. The head office and production facility are solar powered, reducing annual CO2 emissions by 67,000kg a year. The brand also prides itself on using sustainable packaging (PCR resin) and sourcing ingredients locally to power up and support other local businesses.
For the serious skincare lover in your life, they’ll already be firm fans of the product and you’ll be topping up their stash, or you’ll be responsible for introducing them to their new favourite product.
Plus, with limited edition packaging, the product’s festive appeal has skyrocketed.
Shop the Alpha H Liquid Gold Ornament here.
ZOEVA Limited Edition Share Your Radiance Brush Vault
If you’re looking to go big when it comes to Christmas gifting, ZOEVA well and truly has you covered. Whether you’re buying for a makeup novice or expert (or either, yourself), this limited edition 12-piece set is a beauty game changer. Plus, with ZOEVA prioritising sustainability and philanthropy, working with a range of programs that support women facing domestic abuse and homelessness, your choice of gift could be doing much more good than you think.
Shop the ZOEVA Limited Edition Share Your Radiance Brush Vault here.
We understand this is a unique and difficult time and that some people may be under more financial pressure than usual. On-site, our intention is to help those who are actively looking for recommendations, not to add pressure or expectation at an already stressful time of year. We hope we can provide useful information for those who need it and are sending love to anyone struggling over the holiday period.