This year, giving the gift of a healthy earth is quite possibly the best gift of all, but that doesn’t mean you have to ditch your favorite skin care or wellness products from your shopping list altogether.
meejee’s wide array of facial cleansing massagers use sonic pulses and hundreds of soft silicone bristles to remove dirt buildup from inside the pores, but the brand has their sights set further than solely promoting clean skin for their consumers. By building their massagers with recycled plastic, which saves 100 plastic bottles per device made, they’re promoting a product you can safely use without the worry of damaging the planet.
Nomadix Towel ($40)
For the yogi or the ocean lover, this versatile towel suits any hobby and fits perfectly in your bag, no matter the destination. But when the earth is your playground, you need products that are going to help the environment more than hurt it. One of Nomadix’s biggest partnerships is with 1% for the Planet, who commits Nomadix to sacrifice 1-percent of their sales to environmental causes.
By Humankind Body Wash ($12)
Body wash tends to be a product that we always find ourselves repurchasing, which is why By Humankind made an extra-moisturizing bar soap that sloughs off the day’s grime without putting a damper on the environment. The soap bar, its holder, and any refills come in a recycled paper box with soy-based ink that can be recycled with your other paper materials.
Sanari Scented Candle ($44)
Having a fresh-smelling room doesn’t have to take away from the earth, and Sanari’s reusable candle proves it. It’s packaged in a recyclable box, formulated with 100-percent organic and natural essential oils, and the wick is built with 100-percent unbleached cotton and paper.
Everything’s better when it comes in a glass bottle, especially Isla Apothecary’s skin-smoothing scrub. These eco-friendly glass bottles protect the longevity of the magic that lives inside while keeping waste to a minimum (I re-used my jar as a flower vase). The scrub is also made in small batches sans any signs of microbeads, making it even more gift-worthy this year.
Containing hyaluronic acid, vitamin B3 and vitamin B5, this all-over body serum delivers on its skin-smoothing claims. Apply this as you would a moisturizer: Post-shower, rub this serum onto the areas that need a little extra love. The brand also uses 85 percent post-consumer waste boxes with 100-percent recyclable paper for their boxes and shippers.
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