Give the gift of clear, beautiful, radiant skin this holiday season!
Since I am a HUGE skin care junkie, it’s only fitting that my first holiday shopping guide is full of my favorite skin care products for under $100! These make perfect stocking stuffers and gifts for anyone on your list. I think it’s important for MEN and women to practice good skin care routines, so every holiday I snag some of the best products for my husband and brother. Honestly, they always thank me too! So when you’re scrolling through this list don’t just think about the women you are shopping for- men need great skin too! There is NO shame in a little manscaping.
Why You Should Only Shop CLEAN Skin Care
I am a FIRM BELIEVER in only using clean, non-toxic products on your body so you won’t find anything toxic or full of harsh chemicals on this list. We can forget the Bath & Body Works shower gels or glitter face masks. Although they may seem like cute gifts, they are causing WAYYY more damage than you know.
In 2005, the Environmental Working Group published a combination of two studies that found toxic chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies born in the U.S. in the fall of 2004. They screened for more than 400 chemicals, and an astounding 287 toxins were detected within the umbilical cord blood of these newborns. Of these 287 chemicals, 217 were neurotoxins, and 208 are known to damage growth development or cause birth defects. These toxins included mercury, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polybrominated and polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and furans (PBCD/F and PBDD/F), perflorinated chemicals (PFCs), organochlorine pesticides like DDT and chlordane, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated napthalenes (PCNs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and many others. Basically a bunch of words you can’t pronounce.
However if you go in your shower, make up drawer, or bathroom you will see those big words included in the ingredients of almost ALL of your products. If you’re still not convinced what we put on your skin gets absorbed, think about the nicotine or birth control patches. A simple patch worn on your skin to prevent pregnancy or help you quit smoking. That right there is PROOF. So I encourage everyone to think twice before shopping the cute products or grabbing the $6 scrubs from Target.
If you feel a little overwhelmed trying to figure out what’s clean or not, you can download the ThinkDirty App which scans your product and rates it 1-10. The lower the number the cleaner the product. Also, the less ingredients THE BETTER.
Alright, let’s get started!
Skin Care Gifts For Under $100
Kinder Beauty Box
Vegan and cruelty-free makeup, skincare, hair-care and accessories, curated with kindness and delivered to your door each month for only $24!
This mask is serious detox for your face, with a bubbly chaser.
Natural clay and activated charcoal deeply penetrate your pores to draw out impurities while carbonated bubbles effervesce into a lightweight foam that clings to your skin. Hello comfortable! Goodbye tight pinching of traditional clay masks. Plus there’s no gloppy drips, so you can go about your biz without it sliding off your face and onto your phone.
One Bad Motha’foamer deep-cleans pores and smooths out dry, patchy skin for a soft, glowing complexion. It works hard on behalf of your gorgeous face.
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Hanalei’s Papaya Enzyme Powder Face Cleanser features natural papaya enzyme, known to brighten and exfoliate skin and containing Vitamins A & C. Hawaiian Noni moisturizes skin and helps reduce signs of aging, while providing fatty acids and antioxidants.
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Michael Todd Beauty
Clear Bilight is an FDA cleared LED Light Therapy device featuring two LED wavelengths. Powerful and effective BLUE + RED LED Light Therapies are clinically proven to kill bacteria that is present in acne blemishes and calm inflammation while preventing future breakouts. Restore your skin’s balance, clarity and radiance without the negative side-effects of alternative acne treatments. Safe, painless, easy to use and nontoxic. Clear Bilight is a safe and effective way to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne.
Blue LED: Clear Bilight blue bulbs are 405-420nm
Kills acne related bacteria present in both mild and moderate inflammatory breakouts without the negative side-effects of topical or oral medications. Safe, effective, painless and chemical-free. Powerful yet suitable for all skin types including Sensitive Skin.
Red LED: Clear Bilight red bulbs are 630-660nm
Helps to stimulate the skin to speed the blemish healing process, fade the look of post-acne dark spots and restore the skin’s healthy glow. A noninvasive approach to enhancing your complexion. Red LED is demonstrated to provide anti-aging benefits by reducing the look and feel of fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin tone, skin volume and elasticity.
Take some time to unwind. Start with Rescue & Renew Detox Face Mask (5 fl. oz.) made with creamy French pink clay to draw out impurities from the skin’s surface resulting in smaller-looking pores. Follow with a spritz of our Detox All Over Mist
(4 fl. oz.) for a refreshing finish. Includes headband.
Our Teami Repair Facial Oil is infused with chamomile tea and jojoba oil to provide ultimate hydration and skin renewal. Oils are a pure form of moisturizer that seamlessly absorbs into the deeper layers of your skin leaving it soft, nourished and glowing! Perfect for all skin types.
- Chamomile Tea Flowers – traditionally used by the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians to treat wounds and promote healing, this tea flower is known for its oasis of calm and tranquility.
- Jojoba Oil – because Jojoba oil is very similar to our own skin oils, it immediately penetrates skin and absorbs easily for ultimate moisture without clogging pores.
- Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil – extracted from the berries, leaves and seeds of the sea buckthorn plant, this carrier oil is bursting with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals beneficial for healthy skin complexion.
- Vitamin E Oil – rich in antioxidants, this oil is bursting with hydrating and protective benefits.
Made with 100% pure plant extracts and natural mineral ingredients, you will not find any harmful fillers, preservatives or chemicals added. We uniquely formulated each oil by selecting the perfect ingredients to blend together harmoniously.
Teami Repair Facial Oil seamlessly absorbs into skin and is perfect for morning or night time application.
Is your complexion feeling congested with dirt and excess oil? Time to detox! Overly congested skin gets a deeper, detoxifying clean with this oil-absorbing, kaolin clay face mask filled with charcoal that removes 2,000 times its weight in impurities, while helping reduce the appearance of imperfections with tea tree.
Charcoal powder holds up to 2,000 times its own weight in surface impurities, oil, and dirt and helps detox skin for a cleaner and clearer looking appearance
Kaolin clay absorbs excess oils and impurities, visibly tightening the appearance of large pores for a clear, healthy complexion
Tea tree helps cleanse pores and soothe skin; it also helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections
Olay Face Cleansing Brush
2-speed rotating facial cleansing brush delivers daily deep cleansing and gentle exfoliation
ProX by Olay Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser renews skin texture for a refreshed, smooth feel
Facial Cleansing System delivers superior cleansing on hard-to-remove makeup
Designed to maximize the immediate hydrating effectiveness of your anti-aging moisturizer
System includes 2-speed, water-resistant Facial Cleansing Brush, Cleansing Brush Head, Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser (0.68 fl. oz.) and 2 AA batteries
Make Up Eraser
Erase ALL makeup with JUST water! MakeUp Eraser is made up of millions of tiny hairlike fibers that stand straight up and when wet, work together to reach and suction all makeup, dirt and oil out of each individual pore. Bath towels are typically woven in a loop or pile that is absorbent and general microfiber cloths are made with a conjugation of polyester, polyamide, and polypropylene that can be abrasive to the skin. The Original MakeUp Eraser is a premium, plush, polyester blend designed for sensitive skin and dermatologist approved.
MakeUp Eraser is dedicated to creating the most sustainable makeup removal product in the world. Driven by millennials that believe we can eliminate the 3rd most wasteful product in the world: WIPES.
Thanks for reading and happy holidays!
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