December 02, 2020 11 min read

The countdown to the holiday season is officially on, which means one thing: it’s time to start shopping! There’s no doubt that we could all use a little more pampering this year, and clean beauty makes us feel good about the time we take for ourselves. Our Clean Beauty Gift Guide has our top picks for 11 types of ladies in your life, from the eco-friendly makeup lovers to social media stars...

INIKA Clean beauty gift guide

#1 The Beauty Addict

We all know this girl. She adores all things beauty, and she’s always trying out new skincare and makeup products and reviewing them for her friends. Luckily, she’s easy to buy for! Go for the latest trends and “next-level” natural skincare and makeup gifts.

#2 The Frequent Flyer

This is the lady in your life who’s running out of pages in her passport. She may not be jetting from one destination to the next as much these days, but these Christmas beauty gifts will prep her for her next trip — and fuel her wanderlust!

#3 The Ingredient Genius

Nobody can trick this clean beauty lover. She cares deeply about what she puts in and on her body, and she scans every single label. She knows about the best eco-friendly skincare and makeup ingredients, and only uses products that match her high standards.

#4 The Social Butterfly

‘Tis the season — even if most parties are taking place on Zoom! This girl is always the life of the party and the person everyone wants to talk to. Along with playing the part, she loves to play around with makeup and experiment with shimmer and pops of colour.

#5 The Beauty Beginner

This girl is the definition of effortless beauty. She goes bare-faced most days, but wants to build a basic makeup kit for those days when she needs to look more polished (and the nights she wants to glam it up!). The perfect entry points into beauty, these products will take her from rookie to buff in no time.

#6 The Dreamer

She goes about her day with style and grace, but this girl has a burning desire to quit her job and become a makeup artist. She’s a master with a makeup brush, and is constantly looking for ways to improve her skin and become even better at painting faces.

Vegan Makeup Brush Set.

Give her the tools she needs to make her dream a reality with this 6-piece brush set. It has 6 ultra-soft brushes for foundation, concealer, powder, eyeshadow and brows, plus one that makes blending a breeze. The brushes come in a travel-friendly vegan leather case which can be folded into a brush stand. She can add more makeup brushes to her collection over time, too.

Phyto-Active Micellar Rosewater.

The key to flawless makeup is a good skincare routine, and micellar water is the best first step. The Phyto-Active Micellar Rosewater soothes the skin and whisks away bacteria and pollution, leaving you with a clean canvas for makeup. It also doubles as a gentle makeup remover at the end of the night, so bring on the smokey eye looks!

#7 The Artiste

For show-stopping eye makeup, this is the person to call. The Artiste can do it all, from chic winged eyeliner to bold, bright eyeshadow looks. This holiday season, surprise her with some shiny, new and ultra-pigmented products (and let her know you’re always available to be a test model!).

#8 The Eco-Warrior

This lady lives by an eco-friendly philosophy. She’s socially aware and passionate about the environment and animals, so she’s drawn to sustainable makeup brands who share her ethos. Enter: INIKA. All of our products are 100% vegan, natural and cruelty-free, so there are plenty of gift ideas to choose from. These are some of our favourites.

Phytofuse Renew Caviar Lime Exfoliator.

Move over, microbeads. This gentle exfoliator contains natural fruit acid AHAs to dissolve dead skin cells, and bamboo stem and pumice to purify and smooth the skin. The feel-good factors don’t end there: this beautiful product comes in a tube derived from sugarcane, which is a biodegradable and 100% renewable resource.

Phytofuse Renew Avocado Hand Cream.

With all the hand sanitizer we’re using these days, the skin on our hands needs more TLC than usual. The Phytofuse Renew Avocado Hand Cream is a handbag must-have, and it’s housed in eco-friendly cosmetic packaging. Made with rose of Jericho and a long list of 100% botanical ingredients, it restores moisture and softness without the help of synthetics.

#9 The Social Media Queen

Your profile picture may date back to your uni days, but this girl stays on top of social media. She’s a pro at taking selfies, and loves documenting her life on social platforms. If you ever need beauty, food or lifestyle recommendations, her feed is the place to go! These products will make sure she’s always ready for her close-up.

#10 Your Kris Kringle

Don’t get caught without a stocking stuffer! These gifts are perfect for people you may not know well and those who show up with unexpected presents. They’re versatile, and suit a range of tastes and colour choices. In other words, you can’t go wrong.

#11 Yourself or someone special

You’ve made it through the year, so you deserve to treat yourself! This gift is our go-to whenever we want to reward ourselves or surprise a really special person in our lives. The best bit? It’s the gift that keeps on giving…

Beauty Advent Calendar.

The hero of our Christmas collection, this advent calendar has 12 days’ worth of minis to pamper yourself with. From mineral eyeshadows and mascaras to moisturisers, limited-edition lipsticks and a travel-sized blush brush, it’s the capsule collection you never knew you needed.

Shop the best clean beauty gifts online

From the comfort of your couch, shop our range of natural skincare and vegan makeup and feel good about your gifts this year. Our entire range is certified organic and cruelty-free, and we offer free standard shipping on all orders over $75. Enjoy the holidays — you deserve it!

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