While teenage girls are notoriously hard to buy for – our Holiday Gift Guide 2016 contains 11 of the best green beauty gift ideas guaranteed to elicit all smiles. And with everything under $50, you are sure to find the perfect Christmas gifts for the beauty loving teens in your life without breaking the bank.
1. HURRAW! Lip Balm
If your teen isn’t already obsessed with HURRAW all-natural lips balms – they will be. Slip one (or a few) into your teens stocking. Chai Spice, Black Cherry, Root Beer and Coffee are always teen favorites though you really can’t go wrong with any flavor. While you’re at it, treat yourself to a HURRAW Moon Balm to keep your lips healthy & hydrated through this holiday season.
2. Deco Miami 8 Free Nail Polish
These trendy nail lacquers from Deco Miami and the playful references to pop culture are always a hit with nail polish obsessed teens. The adorable box makes them the perfect stocking stuffer. Teen girls love colors like: Black Like My Soul, Boy Bye, Male Tears, Tied Down & Champagne Mami. Health conscious moms will love this 8 Free nail polish: NO formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, camphor or formaldehyde resin. It is also free of camphor, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide or THPH.
3. ReCLAYm Face Masks
Bring the spa home! The face mask craze is not ending anytime soon – and for good reason! Teens are often coping with oily and acne prone skin and will appreciate this Detoxifying Green Aussie Clay Mask with White grapefruit. Mineral rich clay helps to rebalance oil flow while gently cleansing skin and tightening pores giving skin a much-needed refresh. Instagram selfie optional!
Fact: Researchers have found a whiff of vanilla elevates feelings of joy and relaxation. Is your teenager stressed out with school? Gift them this super hydrating vanilla scented body butter from Metta Skincare. This all-natural body butter melts on contact to provide long lasting protection, hydration and softness. The fact that it smells like a batch of fresh baked cookies is a plus.
This ECO Minerals Limited Edition kit is a great option for teens just starting to get into makeup. This kit comes with a full size mineral foundation, mascara, kabuki brush and bronzer. ECO Minerals is a non-toxic pure mineral makeup line. It blends easily with your natural skin color for a look that is totally natural – never overdone. Unlike most brands, it is available in two finishes – matte (best for oily/combination skin) or dewy (best for dry/mature skin). The mascara adds color to lashes without making them thick or goopy. The entire line is safe for sensitive skin.
Keep it simple - Mascara is often the first product teenage girls try. ECO Minerals all-natural mascara beautifully enhances lashes without making them look overdone. The gentle formula is soft and nourishing and is safe for sensitive eyes. Available in brown or black.
7. Mokosh Pure Hydrosol Toner
If your teen is battling oily or acne prone - stuff this toner in a stocking or leave it under the tree. Teens will appreciate this all natural mist derived from a calming blend of rose water and lemon balm. Mokosh Pure Hydrosol Toner is a super gentle, all natural, toner. Mildly astringent, it helps improve teen skin by minimizing pores, absorbing excess oil, rebalancing sebum and restoring skin PH. This all-natural toner is an excellent addition to your teenage girls daily skincare routine to help minimize breakouts.
8. Mokosh Certified Organic Elderberry & Chia Seed Beauty Serum
Gift your teen beautiful skin! Mokosh Certified Organic Elderberry & Chia Seed Beauty Serum helps promote healthier, clearer, more radiant skin. This organic face serum is comprised of a range of precious oils including borage, hemp, pomegranate, chia, black cumin and elderberry, chosen for their ability normalize sebum, reduce inflammation and repair the skin barrier. Our tester found her skin noticeably clearer after only a few days.
9. Axiology Organic Lipsticks
Your teenage lipstick lover will fall head over heels with these all-natural, organic lipsticks. Axiology natural organic lipsticks glide on smoothly leaving lips soft & beautifully hydrated for hours on end. Available in a range of colors from bright and bold to more subdued. Not sure what color to pick – pale pinks (Identity & The Goodness) or neutral shades (Devotion & Philosophy) are well suited to teenagers. If she has never worn lipstick - Intrinsic is a beautiful sheer nude with just a hint of shimmer.
10. Kabuki and Eye Shadow Brush
These luxurious, yet budget friendly, brushes provide the same flawless coverage as more expensive brands. ECO Minerals is a 100% cruelty free brand that uses super soft synthetic fibers that are gentle on sensitive skin. The washable fibers means they are more hygienic and last longer.
Can’t decide? – Fill her stocking with beauty samples!. The teenage beauty lovers on your list will love getting samples of new products to try. At a starting price of $1.55 you can’t go wrong.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Holiday Season!
Updated July 2017
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