Here at BuyMeOnce, we love thorough beauty product research. We look for products that are made as naturally as possible, cruelty-free, ethically sourced and contain organically grown ingredients we can actually pronounce. We want to know what we’re putting on our skin and we love supporting communities at the same time. With a myriad of beauty products out there, it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. We’ve done the sifting for you, just in time for Christmas, so you can make your loved one (or yourself) shine on the inside and outside.
1. Neal’s Yard’s Lavender Bath Salts
’Tis the season for entertaining and ’tis also the season for some much needed relaxation and self-love! Neal’s Yard’s Lavender Bath Salts are not only cleansing but also relaxing due to the combined effects of organic lavender oil and naturally harvested French sea salt. Neals Yard’s ethos is steeped in nature, honesty and transparency. The glass jar is 100% recyclable and can be gorgeously upcycled too! Homemade soy candles for the bath anyone?
2. Aveda’s Invati Scalp Revitalizer
Aveda’s Invati Scalp Revitalizer is one of Aveda’s bestsellers and we can see why. It’s been clinically proven to reduce hair loss and breakage, and its natural active ingredients include a blend of Vitamin E and Ayurveda herbs. We absolutely love Aveda’s initiatives too, such as their commitment to giving back to local communities like the Yawanana people in Brazil. They were also the first beauty company to use 100% wind power and 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles and jars – we think that’s pretty awesome!
3. Dr Bronner’s Organic Almond Castile Liquid Soap
Practicality always wins us over here at BuyMeOnce. It may not have shiny Christmas packaging but the uses of Dr Bronner’s Castile soap makes this a great stocking filler. Castile soap’s many uses are legendary, and this one bottle can be used in just about any cleaning task from cleansing your face, body or hair to safely washing babies and even cleaning around the house. And yes, their bottles are made from 100% post-consumer recycled bottles and even the labels are worth reading!
4. Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Hot Polish Cleanser for Men
Since 1995 Liz Earle has been passionate about using the finest quality natural active ingredients such as plant oils and extracts in their skincare, haircare, body care and makeup products. This powerful yet gentle cleanser for men is perfect for revitalising, cleansing and moisturising skin at the same time.
5. Japonesque’s Power Curl Eyelash Curler
Eyelash extensions may be on trend right now, but for those beauty lovers who like keeping it au naturel, Japonesque has an excellent eyelash curler with a program that provides free pad refills for life. Subsequently keeping perfectly functioning lash curlers out of the landfill.
6. Elvis and Kresse’s Unisex Wash Bag
A bag made from decommissioned fire hoses and a lining made of reclaimed parachute silk? With materials like these, you know they’re made of sturdy stuff. This upcycled wash bag can store all your essential eco-friendly beauty products and is perfect for traveling. No two bags are the same and it can also be personalised to give it that extra touch.