Mirroring last year’s successful holiday season for the beauty industry, this year’s is anticipated to be even bigger and better for the beauty sector. And while the $445 billion industry hasn’t shown signs of slowing, the holiday season is its true time to shine with the market kicking into overdrive.
We’ve rounded up five beauty companies with purposeful products that would make great holiday gifts. From skin-healing seaweed bath products to green beauty free from toxins, these companies care about the products they’re producing. And what’s more? Many of these companies are actively hiring — just in case you’re on the lookout to makeover your career and refresh it just in time for the new year.
Only 1 in 10 men report being comfortable talking with their doctors about their looks and health, and hims is on a mission to change that. Normalizing self-care for men, hims offers tons of simply packaged but effective beauty options. Andrew Dudum launched the wellness brand in 2017 with the goal of ultimately addressing “the full spectrum of men’s issues.” In less than one year, the San-Francisco-based e-commerce company is worth more than $200 million and is actively hiring. As for gifting ideas? The Non-Perscription Hair Kit covers all the bases.
Renowned for their glowy highlighters and smooth-finish foundations, Hourglass is a trailblazer in the luxury cosmetics niche. Founded by Carisa Janes, the California-based beauty brand has drawn a cult folowing among celebrties like Margot Robbie and Jessica Alba for its 100 percent cruelty-free skincare and makeup products. In 2017, their Curator Realist Defining Mascara formula was awarded “best mascara” in the Glamour Beauty Awards.
3. Province Apothecary
Province Apothecary is leading the way in green beauty. Made in small batches, using the highest quality certified organic ingredients and free of toxins, parabens and synthetic dyes and fragrances, the skincare and oils are perfect for those with sensitive skin. Created by a certified holistic esthetician and aromatherapist, Julie Clark, Canadian-born Province Apothecary is also vegan and cruelty-free. Their “Try Me” kits (for either normal/dry or oily skin) combine a number of their top-selling serums, cleansers, toners, and masks. They make perfect gifts for those looking to simplify their beauty routine with purposeful products.
4. The Seaweed Bath Co.
The Seaweed Bath Co. has some stand-out options. Started in 2010, The Seaweed Bath Co. is devoted to providing nutrient-rich formulas that are combined with a unique ocean-inspired sensory experience. The science-backed products all include one hero ingredient: bladderwrack seaweed harvested off the coast of Maine. The hand-harvested organic seaweed naturally detoxifies, replenishes, and protects skin and hair. Their Lavender Hydrating Seaweed Bath, Eucalyptus & Peppermint Bath Bomb or Exfoliating Detox Body Soap are all perfectly priced and sized to fill the stockings of ocean and beauty lovers alike.
Built by two female founders, Kopari believes in creating natural beauty from the inside out. Creating products that are as pure as possible (no sulfates, parabens or phthalate’s here!), Kopari is committed to good, clean, coconut-based beauty. Everything, from their natural deodorants to their lip glossys, is sustainably sourced from small family farms in the Philippines. The Beauty Besties kit, which includes four of their most popular products, would make a fun gift for your BFF!
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