The Definitive Self-Care Holiday Gift Guide From a Clean Beauty Connoisseur
As in, self care. To curate the ultimate guide, we asked Gregg Renfrew, founder of clean-beauty brand Beautycounter, to share the products she's actually gifting to her loved ones this year—and her recommendations are legit.
Just like she founded Beautycounter on the premise that women deserve products that make them look and feel good (and aren't harmful to their health), she applies the same philosophy when she's shopping for the women in her life.
"Giving a gift they are going to love that’s also good for them is so much more compelling than a bottle of wine or cocktail napkins," she says. "It shows that you care." Consider that an automatic holiday win.
Scroll down for her self-care holiday gift guide—and click the hotspots to read more about why she picked each gift.
Beautycounter Charcoal Essentials
With a purifying charcoal cleanser and clay mask, this is the detoxifying skin-care set she’ll be using through the New Year.
Beautycounter Shimmer & Shine Body Set
The women in your life already shine on the inside thanks to their glowing personalities, but this set of skin-care essentials will help with their outer glow. With a sugar body scrub, creamy body butter, and hydrating shimmer oil, you’ll be giving the gift of their most luminous skin to date.
Exhale Spa Gift Card
Treat her to a spa day at one of Exhale’s luxurious locations in 10 U.S. cities (or Bermuda or Turks and Caicos if you’re feeling really fancy).
Beautycounter New Nudes Lip Gloss Trio
Non-sticky lip gloss FTW. These glosses are formulated to nourish lips with jojoba seed oil, and come in three looks-great-on-everyone shades.
Hurraw Lip Balm Five-Pack
Hurraw lip balms check all the boxes for a clean-beauty obsessive. Vegan? Check. Made from raw, organic ingredients? Check. Designed to be melt-proof while still being effective and long-lasting? Check, check, and check.
Pro tip: Renfrew suggests buying a five-pack and using them as stocking stuffers for the whole family.
OPTP LoRox Aligned Foam Roller
Despite being a total beauty connoisseur, slathering on complexion-boosting products isn’t the only element of Renfrew’s nighttime routine. One non-negotiable? Foam rolling. “Always before bed!” she says.
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak
Taking a steamy, restorative bath is self care 101. Elevate the experience with a coconut milk-based soak that will leave skin silky smooth.
Unplug Meditation App Subscription
Unplug offers timed meditations with customizable playlists to help carve out a little me-time every day. Memberships for online classes start at $7 a month, or you can grab a gift card for an IRL meditation class in the Santa Monica or West Hollywood studios.
Dyson AM10 Humidifier
To help her skin stay hydrated all winter (and to keep her house plants from dying, no thanks to over-zealous radiators), get her the queen of all humidifiers that doubles as an air purifier.
KitchenAid 1.25-Liter Electric Kettle
“We drink a lot of tea in our home,” Renfrew says. “Pair this with your favorite tea for a gift for a friend.” Because snuggling up with a mug of tea and a fuzzy blanket is what that hygge life is all about.
Cote No. 25
Cote nail polishes are vegan, cruelty-free, and free of all the toxins most commonly found in drugstore polishes. Pick out a few festive shades so she can keep her manicure photo-ready, naturally.
Ivory Silk Sheet Sets
Silk pillowcases are great for healthy hair and skin, but outfitting her whole sleep situation in silk is a guaranteed way to make her feel like a queen (and sleep like a baby).
Pursoma Detox Beauty Body Brush
“A dry brush is a great addition to your shower routine,” Renfrew says, for its exfoliating, circulation-boosting properties. Bonus points for gifting one with extra soft jute bristles, so the experience is actually enjoyable (not super scratchy).
In partnership with Beautycounter
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