Cruelty-Free, Luxury, & Sustainable Holiday Gifts
With the holidays just around the corner, you may be wondering what are some of the best cruelty-free luxury beauty products that you can nab before it’s too late. For the extra mile, you may decide that selecting strictly vegan beauty products is the best route to go for your giftee. From skincare to haircare and cruelty-free fragrance options, shop these luxury yet sustainable vegan beauty brands before the holiday rush comes to a close.
For the skincare lovers in your life, there are tons of incredible cruelty-free & vegan beauty brands to choose from. All of the brands featured in this article also incorporate sustainability into their product development, making these luxury beauty picks even sweeter.
After a life-threatening battle with a brain tumor that doctors attributed to environmental factors, Indie Lee launched her aptly named clean beauty brand. Made using organic & naturally derived ingredients, this eco-friendly brand is also EU compliant and bans more than 1300+ ingredients from its formulations.
Indie Lee offers an array of vegan skincare options for all skin types, whether your giftee has oily acne-prone skin or skin that’s as dry as the desert. And good news – holiday bundles are available for up to 25% off!
May Lindstrom Skin
May Lindstrom’s fresh and soothing ingredients serve as the heart of the brand. This company uses powerful botanical ingredients that are ethically harvested and sourced directly from farms around the world. Safe for you and the planet, this luxury cruelty-free skincare line ensures that its formulations honor the integrity of its ingredients by processing them in ways that do not compromise their potency.
Almost every May Lindstrom product is vegan, with the exception of The Honey Mud, which contains ethically sourced raw honey.
OSEA products have become a cult classic among many beauty lovers routines, and rightfully so. This vegan skincare line uses natural and organic ingredients sustainably sourced from the ocean.
OSEA uses good-for-you ingredients that are non-carcinogenic. In fact, OSEA became the first company to sign The Compact for Global Production of Safe Health and Beauty Products, an initiative from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Its mission? To ensure products are free of chemicals that are known or strongly suspected to cause cancer, mutation or birth defects. Now that’s what we call a safe & sustainable brand.
For another highly sustainable option, consider Common Heir Skincare. Common Heir’s products are made with the environment at top-of-mind. Which is exactly why this brand only chooses to use capsule-based products to deliver your daily and nightly dose of skincare.
Each capsule is biodegradable and comes in a recyclable carton container. No plastic allowed! Common Heir currently sells two skincare products: the daily Vitamin C Serum, and the nightly Retinol Serum. Potent and effective, you’ll also find this sustainable skincare line to be one of the most luxurious ones yet. For a deep dive on this brand, check out our interview with the founders.
Not feeling skincare? Not a problem. Check out these cruelty-free & vegan haircare companies that are not only animal friendly, but are super sustainable and good for the planet.
For the most eco-conscious consumers, Everist haircare will be one of the best brands to reach for this holiday season and beyond. Everist develops waterless formulas, an eco-friendly approach to water conservation. UN Water estimates that 2.3 billion people currently live in water-stressed countries, and products that exclude water from their formulas help to play a part in promoting water conservation.
Waterless beauty products are usually more concentrated than water-based products, as there is less dilution, making the present ingredients more potent and effective. For a sustainable haircare brand, Everist is a great choice for any beauty lover on your list.
Lovesong Beauty is yet another incredibly sustainable haircare brand that’s worth shopping this holiday season. Lovesong products are cruelty-free, vegan, and made using wind-powered energy. It’s aluminum bottles are both chic and recyclable, and contain luxurious non-toxic ingredients that will nourish even the most brittle of hair.
This small indie brand has taken the clean beauty industry by storm. With Lovesong Beauty, you can shop small and sustainable for both friends and family just in time for the holidays. (P.S: limited edition holidays sets are also on sale!)
Looking for hair growth products that actually work? Enter Vegamour, a powerful line of anti-hair loss products backed by science. Vegamour products encourage hair growth by using clinically backed phyto-active ingredients that are shown to increase the appearance of hair density while reducing signs of shedding. Vegamour products are best used daily in order to produce thicker, fuller looking hair.
Here you’ll find every product to cover an anti-hair loss routine. For the uncertain shopper, consider purchasing one of Vegamour’s incredible value sets, such as the GRO+ Advanced Hair Serum Set, or the GRO Foundation Kit.
Luxury Cruelty-Free Fragrance
Looking to gift a perfume or home decor scent instead? These four cruelty-free & vegan fragrance brands take sustainability to the next level. It’s time to gift without the guilt!
The 7 Virtues
The 7 Virtues is one sustainable fragrance brand you won’t want to skip this holiday season. This perfume company creates luxury scents using ethically sourced natural materials from nations rebuilding their country after war. Plus, The 7 Virtues also uses upcycled ingredients in its formulations too.
The 7 Virtues goes beyond just creating sustainable perfume though. This brand also ensures that workers receive fair wages in order to support their families and communities. Plus, their corporate office is even powered by 100% renewable energy.
Ellis Brooklyn has quickly become a cult classic in the cruelty-free & vegan perfume category. Like The 7 Virtues, Ellis Brooklyn often uses upcycled ingredients in its formulas, giving second life to previously discarded ingredients. Upcycled ingredients also give way to creating unique scent profiles. Ellis Brooklyn is one of the few beauty companies to take part in this small but sustainable initiative.
Not sure which perfume to purchase for your loved one? Fear not, as Ellis Brooklyn has several travel sets to choose from; a great option for your recipient to try before (you) buy the full-size for the next gift giving occasion.
Nest New York
If you haven’t heard of Nest New York before, let us be the first to say that you’re seriously missing out. This cruelty-free & vegan fragrance brand truly has something for everybody. Nest New York offers some of the most luxury perfumes and layerable perfumes oils on the market – all free from animal byproducts and animal testing.
Not so sure about gifting a perfume this holiday season? Fear not, as Nest New York also offers a vast array of candles and diffusers for the home. A perfect gift to give anyone this holiday season.
Skylar fragrances are made for the most sensitive of skin, striving to create hypoallergenic formulas that won’t cause irritation or allergies.
Skylar strictly formulates its products using safe, synthetic ingredients in order to prevent agricultural scarcity – a large issue that has only become more prominent due to the booming beauty industry. Not only that, but many allergens are derived from naturally sourced ingredients. By choosing safe & synthetic, Skylar can cater to the most sensitive of skin.