Ethical Christmas beauty gifts

Ethical Christmas beauty gifts are always welcome at this time of year and are the perfect surprise to find under the tree or nestled in a stocking.

From skincare favourites, to festive lotions and sweet-smelling bath treats, we’ve rounded up the very best of the beauty buys available this Christmas from companies with goodwill and cruelty-free goodness at their heart.  

Pour yourself a festive drink, get snuggled on the sofa and take a look at our best ethical Christmas beauty gifts in 2019.

Gift sets from Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard Remedies was the world’s first beauty company to be rewarded 100 out of 100 for its ethics and is passionate about trading sustainably and ethically. The company’s products are cruelty free and approved by the vegetarian society. They’re also rather lovely!

The Frankincense Intense collection is a festive feel-good gift that’s recently caught our eye – in  particular, the Frankincense Intense Lift Collection. This set offers the ultimate skincare ritual and targets the second signs of ageing by visibly lifting, firming and recontouring the skin.

The additional scent of frankincense is a festive bonus. This gorgeous and relaxing aroma uses organic frankincense from Oman to leave you feeling all Christmassy.

And, for an additional stocking filler, try the certified organic Frankincense Intense Hand Serum. Enriched with rosehip seed oil, this lightweight serum will leave skin looking and feeling smoother, with a more even tone.

Frankincense Intense Hand Serum from £30
Frankincense Intense Lift Collection from £175

Natural gifts made from Scottish seaweed

Discover a range of beauty products that harness the natural anti-oxidants, healing and anti-ageing properties of Scottish seaweed with the products from ishga skincare.

Hebridean seaweed is harvested by hand for ishga’s products, being environmentally friendly while also promoting sustainability. The seaweed is then gently dried and milled to create the extracts and powders used in the ishga skincare products.

We love the Anti-oxidant Marine Face Cream from ishga. Easy to apply, it leaves skin feeling soft and moisturised, without any oily residue. The Hebridian Sea Salt Scrub is also a gorgeous product for exfoliating and leaves skin feeling wonderfully smooth.  

Find out more about ishga skincare

Sleep well with REN Skincare

REN Skincare is passionate about creating beauty products that are just as good for the earth as they are for your skin.

With bottles made from ocean plastic, ingredients from sustainable sources and a commitment to never testing on animals, REN is one beauty company dedicated to making the world a better place.

Treat your loved one to some REN goodies and choose from an exciting range of gift sets. There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep (especially during the busy festive period) and we particularly like the Beauty Sleep Bolster Nightcare gift set.

Complete with a relaxing pillow mist, soothing cleansing balm and nourishing night cream, it’s a ticket to a good night’s sleep.

Beauty Sleep Bolster Nightcare gift set from £22

Smell sweet with The Body Shop

The Body Shop is a brand that has long had ethics and cruelty-free beauty at its heart and is a favourite of many when it comes to Christmas gift giving.

This year, The Body Shop has a host of festive scents for loved ones to enjoy smothering on themselves in the form of body butters, yoghurts and scrubs.

Choose from warm vanilla, rich plum or (our favourite) juicy pear. Buy individually for sweet-smelling stocking fillers or buy one of the Body Shop’s indulgent sets for the full works.

Discover the seasonal collection from £1.50

Heavenly hands and feet from Botanicals

Botanicals is a natural and organic beauty company that prides itself on creating vegan and cruelty-free products at affordable prices.

Just in time for Christmas, Botanicals is currently letting you put together your own festive giftbag online. Choose from their extensive range of products and pick and mix your favourites to give your loved ones a treat they’ll adore.

We especially love the Botanicals Hands and Feet gift set. Winter can be a tough time for hands and feet so show them some love with a soothing footbalm or seriously replenishing hands, nail and cuticle serum.

Botanicals Hands and Feet gift set from £45

Relive the jazz age with Molton Brown

There’s more to brandy than just the creamed topping you find on your mince pies, as Molton Brown has proved in its latest festive offering.

The Bizarre Brandy collection features a rich and indulgent fragrance that’s woody and smoky and presented in art deco-inspired packaging well worthy of the roaring twenties. It’s a scent that the men in your life will love.

Plus, the collection is also vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free, continuing Molton Brown’s commitment to creating products that are never tested on animals.

Bizarre Brandy gift set from £51

Natural skincare from NISKAMA

NISKAMA is a natural skincare company that hails from Cornwall. The brand is passionate about creating products that are made only from natural plant oils and extracts.

With an exciting range of vegan-friendly products, NISKAMA offers oils, polishers and moisturisers for both face and body.

We particularly love the Gentle Smoothing Face Polish and Nutrient Boost Daily Moisturiser for a spa-like facial at home.

Smoothing face polish from £8

An oil with universal appeal

Olverum body oil product shot

Luxury body oil brand Olverum is a company that focusses on using carefully selected plant extracts with therapeutic properties.

The oils – which are available as both bath and body oils – offer a luxurious way to unwind, soothe aching muscles, relieve stress and even promote a good night’s sleep. The unisex fragrance of Olverum adds to its universal appeal, with the oil leaving skin feeling silky and smooth.

For a limited time only, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Olverum to offer you an exclusive discount on all Olverum oils. Simply enter LIZLOVES20 at the checkout to enjoy 20% off your purchase*.

Buy Olverum from £35

*Offer ends 20th December 2019.

Handmade natural skincare

The cruelty-free range of skincare from Angela Langford contains natural oils and plants to promote a glowing complexion. The brand also has a charming backstory too.  

Angela, who has a passion for cooking and once appeared on the BBC’s Masterchef, was struggling to find the right skincare products while living in Spain and from here decided to turn her culinary skills to cooking up her own remedies.

Five years on, Angela is still creating her own beauty products, handmaking small batches of the products from her base in Pembrokeshire. We particularly like the Bloom and Glow face oil, containing chia seed and sea buckthorn, and the Clean Sweep cleansing balm.

Bloom and Glow face oil from £20.50

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