By: Ariana Palmieri
Looking for a gift set that won’t break the bank and the environment? You’ve come to the right place: I’ve assembled a list of my favorite green beauty gift sets. Some contain makeup, some contain skincare, and some contain a mix, but you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for that special someone.
It’s so important to shop green during this time of year, especially with all the chemical-ridden beauty products out there.
For example, you know those cute scented lotions places like Bath and Body Works sell? Take a look at the ingredients: I guarantee you half of them are chemicals. Not to mention that their scents are completely artificial and are known to cause allergic reactions. The same goes for most products that contain artificial fragrance such as perfume, soap, and air freshener. Whenever I was little I would always wonder why smelling these products caused my nose to have a sneeze-marathon. Now I know why: Fragrance is in them (which is linked to allergies, respiratory distress, and even dermatitis).
This, among other nasty ingredients, can be found in most conventional beauty products you’ll probably get shoved in your face this holiday season. Why you ask? There’s no proper regulation on beauty products: A beauty company can pretty much put whatever they want in their products because they are not required to have FDA approval before selling it to you.
That’s why this gift guide is so important: I made sure to choose only the best, most natural gift sets I could find under $100. None of these gift sets contain any harmful chemicals, and I’ve listed the ingredients in all of them so you can see for yourself. Happy shopping!
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Why you want it: Literally, this is the perfect gift for someone who is completely new to green beauty products. I’ve tried Juice Beauty, W3ll People, and Vapour Beauty products in the past and can honestly recommend them all. You can also choose between different color options for two items in this set: Smoke or Rose. Choose rose if the person you’re getting it for is more girly, smoke if the person is more edgy and bold. Bonus: Comes with a custom Credo canvas travel bag! Perfect for any age.
- W3ll People Mascara
- Vapour Halo Illuminator
- Illia Lipstick Lucy’s Party
- Priti NYC Sympathie Rose
- Alima Pure Eyeshadow Volt (Smoke)
- Juice Beauty Last Look Blush Flush (Smoke)
- Alima Pure Eyeshadow Siren (Rose)
- Juice Beauty Lash Look Blush Orange Blossom (Rose)
Vegan: No – W3ll People Mascara, Vapour Halo Illuminator, and Illia Lipstick Lucy’s Party contain beeswax.
Its value: $40 (originally $52!)
Why you want it: This gift is perfect for anyone you know who suffers from dry skin in the winter (and loves the smell of lavender). It’s also great for anyone who loves Provence, France! Perfect for any age.
- French Lavender Nourishing Body Cream
- French Lavender Shower Gel
- French Lavender Hand Buttercream
Vegan: No – the shower gel is vegetarian. The body cream and hand buttercream is vegan.
The Detox Market
Its value: $75
Why you want it: Know someone who’s always rocking the smoky eye (or just loves eye makeup in general)? Get them this. It’s perfect for teenagers or young adults.
- Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow
- Pearluster Eyeshadow
- Satin Matte Eyeshadow
- Satin Matte Eyeliner
- Natural Definition Eye Pencil
- Natural Definition Mascara
Vegan: No – Natural Definition Mascara contains beeswax and lanolin.
Its value: $34
Why you want it: This beautiful set of eye shadows are perfect for creating a neutral look one day, and a bold look the next. It’s the perfect clean swap for Urban Decay Naked palette. Pairs well with the Antonym 6 Brush Set (listed below). Perfect for young adults.
The Laid Bare Collection includes:
- Stark Naked – Matte, nude pinky beige
- Au Naturel – Shimmer, pink nude
- Skinny Dip – Shimmer, golden beige
- Shy Away – Shimmer, smoky taupe
- Lady Godiva – Shimmer, rich gold
- Birthday Suit – Matte, grey brown
- Exhibitionist – Matte, olive brown
- Exposed – Demi-matte, charcoal
Citrine Natural Beauty Bar
Its value: $82
Why you want it: This 6-piece vegan makeup brush collection is all you’ll ever need to apply eye makeup. The brush handle is made out of eco-friendly bamboo, the black ferrule is made from black aluminum, and the bristles are made from laser-cut synthetic bristles. In other words, no animals were harmed in the making of this product. Plus it comes with its own travel case! Perfect for any age.
The Antonym Brush Set includes the following vegan brushes:
- Large Eye Shader Brush (#6)
- Blending Brush (#10)
- Pencil Brush (#9)
- Smaller Shader Brush (#12)
- Small Angled Brush (#13)
- Mascara Brush (#16)
- Storage/Travel Case
Its value: $39 (originally $59!)
Why you want it: This set of vegan lipsticks are perfect for those who love both matte and creamy textures. The cocoa butter matte lipstick comes in a warm chocolately nude-brown color. The pomegranate oil anti-aging lipstick comes in a cool, deep wine color. Both lipsticks make a great fall and winter lip, but hurry: There’s less than 22 left! If they run out you can still find the individual lipsticks on 100% Pure’s site under ‘makeup’ and ‘lipstick’. Perfect for teens, young adults, and middle-aged folk.
- Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick: Agave
- Fruit Pigmented Pomegranate Oil Anti-Aging Lipstick: Black Rose
Its value: $28 (originally $36!)
Why you want it: Know someone who loves nail polish? This is bound to make them happy: All three nail polishes included in this set are free of the common carcinogens in most nail polishes. These 100% Pure nail polishes are free from formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, campho, and formaldehyde resin. Perfect for teens, young adults, and even kids.
- Creamy Polish: Forever
- Creamy Polish: Jam
- Creamy Polish: Pie
Citrine Natural Beauty Bar
Its value: $70
Why you want it: If you know anyone who enjoys high-quality skincare products, do them a favor and get them this. It’s ideal for the frequent traveler, or anyone who has been dying to try out the Tata Harper collection. This step-by-step regimen is designed to restore your skin, give it nutrients, and promote anti-aging. Perfect for young adults, or middle-aged folk.
- Regenerating Cleanser (15 ml)
- Hydrating Floral Essence (15 ml)
- Rejuvenating Serum (10 ml)
- Repairative Moisturizer (10 ml)
- Replenishing Nutrient Complex (3 ml)
- Restorative Eye Crème (1ml)
- Resurfacing Mask (7.5 ml)
Vegan: No – Rejuvenating Serum and Repairative Moisturizer are not vegan. The other products are.