There’s something very personal about giving vegan and cruelty-free skincare or beauty products to someone. Not only do they make lovely Christmas gifts, but I think it shows you know someone pretty well, as it can be very hit and miss! Everyone has their favourite brands and products, and it’s hard to know what people will like. Do they have dry, normal or combination skin?! Who knows!! If you can get it right though, whoever is receiving the gift will be sure to be very grateful you’ve taken the time to think about what might suit them.
We’ve come up with eight vegan and cruelty-free skincare and makeup Christmas gift ideas, all of which would make lovely presents!
Here are our top vegan skincare and makeup gift ideas for Christmas this year:
01.ONLY GOOD HYDRATING MIST & FACIAL TONER
Holland And Barrett – £9.99
I’ve been using Only Good products for about a year now, and I love them all! This toner is so wonderful at hydrating the skin, which is just what you need throughout winter. They’re all vegan and cruelty-free and can be found in most Holland & Barrett’s. I’m a bit of a skincare product addict…so it’s the perfect kind of gift for me! If you also know a skincare fiend, then Only Good’s products would be ideal.
02.REVOLUTION NAIL VARNISH
Superdrug – £4
Finding vegan nail polish is still something that isn’t super easy. A lot of vegan makeup brands in stores like Superdrug don’t sell nail varnish, so when I stumble across a brand that does, I tend to keep coming back to them! Revolution has a small range of vegan and cruelty-free nail varnishes in a lovely range of colours, and at a very affordable price. Perfect to pop in a stocking!
03.AHA 30% + BHA 2% PEELING SOLOUTION
The Ordinary – £6.30
The Ordinary can be a bit of a minefield! The products all have very technical and confusing names if you don’t know what you’re looking for. But please don’t let this put you off! Their products area ll amazing, and so affordable too! I particularly love this Peeling Solution. This is a great one for all the skincare lovers in your life!
04.E.L.F BOUNCE BACK JELLY CLEANSER
Boots – £5.25
The e.l.f felly cleanser is very similar to Glossier’s Milk Jelly Cleanser but at a fraction of the price! I’ve tried both, and to be honest, I can’t notice a difference between them. e.l.f is a fully vegan and cruelty-free brand, so you’ll always be safe buying anything from their range. They sell a big selection of skincare and makeup products, so go knock yourself out!
05.B. LIQUID BLUSH – PLUM
Superdrug – £6.99
A cream blush would make a lovely gift, and for a wide range of ages too. I personally prefer cream blushes to powder as it gives your skin a more natural glowing look compared with a layered more matte look. The ones from Superdrug’s B. range are fab! I’ve tried a few different colours, and they’re all great. They have lots of colours to suit all different skin tones. B. is a fully vegan and cruelty-free brand too, so what’s not to love?!
06.LANI BEAUTY STONE
Lani – £24.99
I first heard of Lani where I hear of most new things nowadays…Instagram! I saw their gorgeous hair care products popping all over my feed, so I was super excited when they sent us a bunch of things to try! I’m sure most of you have seen or heard of jade rollers before. This Beauty Stone is to be used in the same way, but in my opinion, it’s better! You can work the different areas of your face better, and get a better massage out of it. It also feels much sturdier. I’ve had a few jade rollers break in the past, but this jade roller definitely won’t be breaking half way up your face! They’re a little more on the expensive side, but it’s something you can keep for a long time and use over and over again.
07.THE INKY LIST POLYGLUTAMIC ACID
Boots – £12.99
I’m new to The Inky List, but I’ve heard so many great things about their products. They’re ever so slightly more on the expensive side, but still cheaper than some of the larger high-end brands. Their products are similar to that of The Ordinary’s, being ingredient-focused. So you’ll see lots of words like “acid”, “peel”, “solution” etc, which can sound a bit intimidating.
Superdrug – £6
If you’re looking for an extra little gift for someone, then a vegan & cruelty-free lipgloss could be just the thing to bring a smile to their face! I always feel that little bit fancier when I’ve got lip gloss on…maybe it’s something to do with the sine! My go-to lip products for day to day wear is just a good lip balm, so putting on a gloss or lipstick makes me feel that bit extra put together. The e.l.f ones are lovely. You can find them in either Superdrug or Boots, and they’re not too pricey either. It’s a win-win!
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