The idea that eco-friendly beauty is always more homespun than high end is something that's been outdated for awhile—but 2015 swiftly buried any lingering falsehoods as far as we're concerned. The market of luxe, green beauty really exploded this year, and there are now countless brands (and storefronts!) devoted to naturally formulated products that in many cases outperform their synthetic competitors—and they're better for you and the planet too.
On the other hand, while it's so good to know that these guilt-free formulas are finally getting the limelight they deserve, we'd be lying if we said that we don't love the fact that many of them are gorgeously packaged, to boot. And it's for this reason that they make wonderful, do-good holiday gifts—for anyone. (Not just your resident flower child.)
Keep reading for the ultimate in green eye candy!
Complete with goodies from May Lindstrom, Moon Juice, Kjaer Weiss, and more, this box features some of the best products the natural beauty world has to offer—lovingly curated by CAP Beauty founders (and all-around gurus) Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima.
No matter if a staycation is the only thing on the agenda: This shell-encased, jasmine-scented solid perfume will bring the beach to anyone's stocking.
Found: The only pre-made drink mix we can officially recommend. Just add vodka to Sakara's detoxifying blend of hibiscus, rose, and beet sugar.
These beautiful bath infusions are bound to impress anyone from your mother-in-law to your favorite flower child.
Make 2016 the year you officially commit to mindfulness with the help of Vitruvi's Zen-enhancing aromatherapy blends.
With gorgeous lip and cheek stains, a bronzer, and RMS's cult-loved Living Luminizer, your makeup bag is officially stocked.
Thanks to all-natural formulas that do all the heavy lifting of chemical-laden products—with none of the build-up or damage—this trio from Rahua is the perfect way to detox your strands from the holiday party season. (Plus, we all but guarantee that you'll be addicted to the palo santo scent.)
Start the new year on a celestially healthy note with Moon Juice's full range of nutrient-packed powders formulated to keep your mind and body sharp and in tandem.
This trio of massage-ready oils looks as pretty as they smell.
Clown contour, no more. W3LL People's all-natural sticks blend seamlessly for a slightly-sculpted look that's, well, natural.
We're big fans of Herbivore's minimalist packaging and stellar formulas here at Byrdie HQ, and this display-worthy set is most definitely on our lists.
Your favorite DIY-er will have an array of top-notch botanical ingredients at her fingertips, all ready for mixing into her own custom skincare blends. (Adina Grigore's amazing book about detoxing your complexion from the inside out is just a bonus.)
Moisturize skin and add a touch of shimmery color—no one has to know that you spent the break on your couch with Netflix rather than at the beach.
We don't think you'll be able to stop at just one beautiful bottle. In addition to being camera-ready, Lurk's fragrances smell divine and are eco-friendly, to boot.
Armor your skin against anything winter wants to throw at it with this moisturizing set. (Psst—the Skin Savior balm is the perfect cold weather makeup remover.)
Keep this sweet-smelling votive by the bathtub for your next at-home spa day.
We always keep Lotus Wei's aromatherapy mists on hand for an instant boost when needed. This particular set is infused with a floral blend and pink tourmaline crystal to help banish anger and resentment and encourage feelings of self-love.
For serious spa junkies only: May Lindstrom's complete set of hand-crafted masks, serums, and balms is the ultimate indulgence. (Your skin will thank you—trust us.)
Know someone who somehow still isn't convinced that natural makeup measures up to the rest of the market? This gorgeous collection from Alima Pure should set her straight.
Sleekly packaged in a white pop-out container, this lip and cheek stain is impressive for its size.
Sjal takes an "East-meets-West" approach to skincare: That is, combining the best methodologies of alternative medicine with modern science. Case in point: This gift set, which consists of formulas infused with botanicals and crystals to balance, hydrate, and perfect your complexion.
Don't underestimate the impact of a beautiful environment to your entire well-being. When arriving home after a particularly stressful day, you'd be amazed at how well this incense can help restore order and relaxation.
Which of these Earth-friendly gifts are you loving? Tell us in the comments below