Welcome to Well+Good’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guides, where we recommend five (or more) healthy, stylish gifts for everyone on your list (or for you to add to yours!).
These five fabulous gifts were influenced by cold winter weather and holiday stress and the horrible things they do to our nice faces. They range from a brand-new, bespoke beauty balm to a set of natural skin-care minis that will help zoom you through TSA or the gym locker room. They’re so amazing, however, that it might occur to you to keep them. We will not judge. Check them out now…
Organic-beauty maven and model-celeb Miranda Kerr created Kora, and her Deep Care trio is great for skin that could use a little red-carpet treatment. The Exfoliating Cream sloughs and smoothes, the Clay Purifying Mask decongests, and the Luxurious Rosehip Oil hydrates and gives a glow. Imagine your giftee actually loving the family holiday pics this year.
This bespoke balm has the effect of an anti-anxiety on your skin (and maybe your mind). It’s the latest from May Lindstrom, who puts an incredible amount of love into her products. This one sumptuously liquifies at the touch into a silky, smooth salve that leaves even the most delicate skin nourished and calmed. The tint comes from blue tansy (Moroccan chamomile), which reduces redness and irritation.
By adding this potion into the tub, you’re giving the gift of bath time. It’s made by holistic UK brand, where they know their detox, and it helps with fluid retention and other holiday ailments.
This trio, created by a New York editorial hair stylist-formulator, contains high-performance yet consciously sourced ingredients. So the mousse, leave-in-conditioner, and hair spray bundle actually improve hair besieged by dryness and winter hats, not just make it pretty.
5. S.W. Basics of Brooklyn Pampered Mini Kit, $50
This adorable set includes the indie brand’s best-selling cleanser, toner, cream, exfoliant, and body scrub. Gift it to your best friend—and hope she gets you one, too. It’s great for all skin types and is perfectly sized for travel or your gym bag.