Finding gift-worthy clean beauty products used to be a challenge—but not anymore.
Every holiday season, the selection of natural and non-toxic skincare, makeup, fragrance and haircare sets keeps on getting better, and this year is no exception.
Not only are these products made with safe ingredients, but they perform just as well as conventional brands, with the same luxe textures and gorgeous packaging.
Whether you're shopping for a loved one or treating yourself, here are my top clean beauty gift picks.
The Best Clean Beauty Gifts of 2020
Kosas Keep It Clean Set
Kosas Keep It Clean Set is for the makeup minimalist, with three cleanly-formulated basics in a transparent hot pink pouch. Both the lip balm and oil-based lip gloss are full-sized, and coat your lips in a clear veil of hydration. You also get a mini mascara for big, fluffy lashes.
Tata Harper Ageless Skin Set
Tata Harper Ageless Skin Set is a duo of luxe, all-natural anti-aging products that are especially suitable for dry and mature skin. The serum is the brand's most intensive treatment, with botanically-derived neuropeptides that act as natural muscle relaxants (making it an alternative to Botox). Seal it in with the ultra-rich, peptide-powered night cream.
Herbivore Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio
Herbivore Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio is an all-natural moisturizing kit for face and body. You get a body scrub (reviewed here) to soften dryness and rough patches, a face mist (reviewed here) to refresh and hydrate, and a lip balm to keep chapped lips at bay. All are infused with nourishing coconut and antioxidant-rich rose extract.
ILIA Eye Love Clean Eye Makeup Set
ILIA Eye Love Clean Eye Makeup Set makes your eyes pop with three clean makeup essentials, all in a lavender travel bag. You get a full-sized tube of mascara, which is widely touted as the best natural formula. There's also a full-sized black liquid liner, plus a mini tube of the brand's new cream eyeshadow in a universal taupe shade.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir Essentials Set
Caudalie Beauty Elixir Essentials Set has all you need for clean, fresh, glowy skin. I'm a huge fan of the sulfate-free foaming cleanser, which is gentle but so effective. The kit also includes a glycolic acid exfoliating peel, and the cult-favourite aromatherapeutic face mist.
RMS Beauty Kiss of Color Gift Set
RMS Beauty Kiss of Color Gift Set features Rose-Marie Swift's brand new tinted lip balm in five shades. The sheer hibiscus pink is only available in this set; you also get a clear, a shimmery pink, a sheer red and a sheer berry. All are made with ultra-natural ingredients, including coconut oil, beeswax and cocoa seed butter.
Briogeo Merry Multi-Masking
Briogeo Merry Multi-Masking is all about the brand's limited-edition honey hair mask in this adorable (and full-sized) honey bear packaging. It comes with two more masks for all hair types—one for repairing damage, and the other to add moisture and softness.
Heretic Discovery Set
Heretic Discovery Set is an introduction to perfumer Douglas Little's line of 100 percent natural, hand-crafted, unisex perfumes. (Fun fact: He's also the nose behind the Goop fragrance range.) This set features 12 unique scents, ranging from grass to mango to ginger.
Westman Atelier Le Box
Westman Atelier Le Box is the creation of celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman, who took inspiration from Gwyneth Paltrow's effortless beauty look to curate this collection. Included is a warm gold cream highlighter, a nude rose cream blush, and an iridescent highlighter stick.
Indie Lee Clarity Kit
Indie Lee Clarity Kit is a mini clean skincare set for all types of complexions. You get a purifying gel cleanser, which deep-cleans without stripping your skin, the cult-favourite hydrating toner, and a silicone-free, oil-free moisturizer. I did a complete review of this brand here.
Drunk Elephant The Littles Head to Toe
Drunk Elephant The Littles Head to Toe is filled with seven of the brand's new haircare and bodycare formulations, along with a bonus hair comb and zippered pouch. You get a sulfate-free shampoo, silicone-free conditioner, scalp scrub, detangling spray, body wash, body lotion and deodorant.
Bite Beauty Starlit Succulents 3-Piece Agave+ Lip Care Set
Bite Beauty Starlit Succulents 3-Piece Agave+ Lip Care Set will help you keep your lips smooth, soft and hydrated throughout the winter months. The kit consists of a lip scrub and two lip masks—one that doubles as lip balm, and one that's more intensive to wear overnight.
HoliFrog HoliNIGHT Duet
HoliFrog HoliNIGHT Duet has everything you need for the ultimate double cleanse. Start with the cleansing balm, which dissolves grime and makeup without drying you out. Then use the sulfate-free foaming gel cleanser, which leaves your skin soft, not stripped.
Tower 28 Beauty Magic Hour and Chill Lip + Cheek Balm and Gloss Duo Set
Tower 28 Beauty Magic Hour and Chill Lip + Cheek Balm and Gloss Duo Set creates a naturally sun-kissed look, thanks to the multipurpose lip and cheek balm in a universally flattering rosy nude. It comes with a clear lip gloss that gives both hydration and high shine.
Kora Organics Love to Mask Set
Kora Organics Love to Mask Set includes two certified organic face masks for all skin types. The brightening and exfoliating mask uses both physical and chemical methods to remove dull, dead skin build-up. Follow with the gel sleeping mask to increase hydration, bounce and elasticity.
Ellis Brooklyn Library Fragrance Discovery Set
Ellis Brooklyn Library Fragrance Discovery Set lets you try out eight award-winning indie fragrances by New York Times beauty columnist Bee Shapiro. They're all vegan and phthalate-free, and can be worn solo or layered together.
Grown Alchemist Hand Care Kit
Grown Alchemist Hand Care Kit not only looks chic beside the sink, it also ensures that your hands are clean, soft and well-moisturized. You get a sulfate-free hand wash as well as a rich hand cream, made with nourishing botanical ingredients.
Honest Beauty Glam Gaze Kit
Honest Beauty Glam Gaze Kit helps you ace your cat eyes with two products. The black liquid liner draws the perfect wings, thanks to a precision tip and smudge-proof formula. Meanwhile, the dual-ended mascara wand primes and then defines your lashes to build extreme length.
Biossance Your Clean Routine Overachievers
Biossance Your Clean Routine Overachievers is a clean skincare routine in five mini products. The 10 percent lactic acid serum exfoliates your skin overnight, while the vitamin C-infused squalane oil brightens skin tone. Choose between the gel or cream moisturizer, and then finish with lightweight eye cream.
COOLA Mineral Liplux SPF 30 Organic Tinted Trio
COOLA Mineral Liplux SPF 30 Organic Tinted Trio is a set of three tinted lip balms with mineral sun protection. The nourishing formula is made with naturally-derived pigments and more than 70 percent organic ingredients. You get a coral, a deep pink and a light pink. I reviewed these lip balms here.
By Rosie Jane 7-Day Detox Fragrance Discovery Set
By Rosie Jane 7-Day Detox Fragrance Discovery Set helps you discover your perfect everyday scent by introducing you to seven of the brand's simple, California-inspired natural fragrances. The notes range from jasmine to gardenia to neroli, and all can be mixed and matched. I've been wearing this range for years and love it!
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Which clean beauty gifts are on your list this year?