HourglassAmbient Lighting Edit Unlocked Elephant, £78
The Must-Have Makeup Palette For 2022
Of course Hourglass has created this season’s most wanted makeup palette, the brand’s Ambient Lighting Palettes are iconic. Encased in eco-friendly tin (rather than plastic) palette, you’ll find two complexion boosting blush shades, a gorgeous highlighter, a flattering bronzer and two of the bestseller Ambient Lighting Powders – all of which are vegan. If that wasn’t enough, Hourglass is also donating 5% of profits from Unlocked to support the Nonhuman Rights Project.
HandlePaddle Hairbrush, £55
Best Upcycled Hair Gift
Made from recycled beauty packaging, Handle’s Paddle Hairbrush is a gift they’ll treasure long after they’ve unwrapped it. The flexible bristles work on all hair types, and we’ve found that this particular brush is good for cutting down blow-dry time as it distributes the heat more widely. Don’t forget, you can help contribute to Handle’s brushes and mirrors by dropping off your used beauty packaging at your local Space NK store. You can find out more, here.
Space NKRewild Hand Duo, £28
Best Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift For Tired Hands
A soothing hand care set makes for a thoughtful treat at any time of the year, but especially Christmas when the cold weather is starting to take its toll on our skin. Space NK’s bestselling Rewild Hand Duo not only calms and nourishes dry hands, but the clever adaptogenic formula also helps to soothe a whirling mind. The lucky recipient of this duo can refill their bottles in-store or online too.
Rose IncRadiant & Refillable Set, £95
Best Sustainable Makeup Gift Set
It was one of Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s key objectives to ensure that Rose Inc formulas not only worked for all skin types and tones, but that they proved that sustainable beauty products are just as effective as their counterparts. All of the formulas are vegan and refillable, and this gift set includes the brand’s bestsellers, including our favourite Blush Divine Radiant Lip and Cheek Colour.
Ren Clean SkincareBrightening Skin and Eye Duo, £41.6
The Iconic Skincare Set
A roundup of the best eco-friendly Christmas gifts wouldn’t be complete without at least one Ren Clean Skincare product. The brand is renowned for championing the environment with its global campaigns and formulating some of the best sustainable beauty products that really do deliver results. This money-saving duo is made up of two of the bestselling buys, including the iconic Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic.
NécessaireThe Hand Cream Fragrance Free, £20
Best Eco-Conscious Hand Cream
Few brands have better green credentials than Nécessaire and The Hand Cream Fragrance Free is next level. Packed with niacinamide to soothe and strengthen your skin barrier; vitamin E, omega 6 and omega 9 to nourish; and peptides to further support skin, this is one of the best hand creams we’ve tried for fending off dryness. In case you needed even more of an incentive to buy, you’ll receive a complimentary travel-size The Body Exfoliator Eucalyptus when you spend £40 on Necessaire right now. It’s win-win; you can buy a friend a thoughtful eco-friendly Christmas gift and treat yourself too.
UpcircleFace + Body Soap Bar Infused With Repurposed Chai Spices, £5
Best Sustainable Beauty Gift Under £10
If you’re looking for a small but thoughtful stocking filler rather than an eco-friendly gift set, UpCircle’s multitasking soap is ideal. Formulated with residual chai spices and French pink clay, this face and body bar helps cleanse and soothe your skin from head to toe. The ginger and cinnamon infusion leaves your skin smelling divine too.
Stella by Stella McCartneyAlter-Care Serum, £110
The Skincare Brand Everyone’s Talking About
In case you haven’t heard, Stella McCartney has ventured into skincare with Stella by Stella McCartney and yes, the products are every bit as impressive as you would expect. All three vegan products are formulated with the finest natural ingredients and encased in fully recyclable packaging. The hero of the range for us is this serum – it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth in days.