The Best Gifts for Beauty Minimalists
By Danielle Fontana , Associate Editor |
Straightforward, simple and effective. We all have that one friend who subscribes to a minimalist lifestyle and wouldn’t have it any other way. To help streamline your own beauty routine or add to a friend’s already no-nonsense approach, opt for one of these must-have finds anyone’s sure to love.
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Huxley Oil Duo ($99)
Even the biggest minimalists want radiant skin. This oil set Huxley delivers everything your skin needs—and nothing it doesn’t—to glow with two highly concentrated blends of oils, all infused with the brand’s core ingredient: prickly pear seed oil sourced from the Sahara Desert.
gisou Texture Comb ($65)
Glide this ultraluxe, hand-carved comb through wet or dry strands to gently detangle (and even tease!) while preventing breakage, split ends and frizz. When you’re done, stow it away in its handmade velvet storage pouch that will make you feel like royalty.
ILIA Love Me Do Gift Set ($42)
Stunning and straightforward, this two-piece set includes a Tinted Lip Conditioner that’s sure to become your new go-to balm, and the popular Multi-Stick for buttery-soft and nourishing color on your lips, lids and cheeks.
m/f Shower Kit ($49)
Unisex and universally appealing (the brand stands for male/female), these refreshingly simple shower staples—shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body scrub and body lotion—will make anyone smile while making your bathroom feel a touch more spa-like.
This sure-to-please trifecta includes three cult-classic favorites—Regenerating Cleanser, Reparative Moisturizer and a full-sized Resurfacing Mask—for dewy skin naturally, minus any harmful ingredients.
quip (Starting at $25)
I, too, thought toothbrushes were only an acceptable gift to receive from your mother—until I found quip, a sleek yet just-as-smart alternative to clunky electronic toothbrushes. It features a 30-second quadrant timer, dentist-approved bristles and an optional auto-refill plan so you'll never forget to change your brush head again.
Lawless Beauty Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick ($25 each)
All pigment and no harsh additives is what put this trendy brand on the map (each tube is 100-percent natural) but its long-lasting, look-at-me shades that never dry skin out are what’s keeping it there.
K-beauty merges with self-care and high-quality actives in this line that's made for everyone (it's also unisex) as the three-step process (cleanser, moisturizer and daily SPF) aims to create a foundation for a healthy complexion and mindset.
For a gift that keeps on giving, opt for this calming, read-to-gift set that includes organic lavender bath and body oil, a natural blend of essential oils to ease headaches, stress and tension, a lavender eye pillow and positive affirmation cards that will last long past the holidays.
Orgaid Organic Sheet Masks ($6 each; $42 box set)
Aside from putting a wholesome spin on traditionally cheeky sheet-mask packaging, these organic sheet masks also focus on changing what's inside the wrappers. Organic ingredients like aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, Greek yogurt and vitamin C replace high concentrations of parabens, alcohols and fragrances for an all-around more rewarding experience.