5 Cosmetic Products That Will Make an Excellent Christmas or New Year’s Gift

5 Cosmetic Products That Will Make an Excellent Christmas or New Year’s Gift With Christmas and New Year approaching, more and more people are wondering what gifts to buy for their friends and family. On the one hand, your nearest and dearest deserve the best; on the other hand, your budget is probably not limitless. Have you thought about buying cosmetics for your female friends and relatives? Check out out list of cosmetic products that will make an excellent present.

The choice of Christmas and New Year’s gifts can be a tough task that you shouldn’t approach lightly, especially when it comes to buying gifts for your closest friends and family. When you’re choosing a Christmas gift, you should take into account personal preferences of the person you’re buying it for.

At least, this is how it is supposed to happen in a perfect world. Reality, however, can be different. When you have little time and even less money, choosing the perfect gifts for everyone can seem like an impossible quest. Luckily, there is a way out of this tight corner. Most women (and even some men) will appreciate skin or hair care products as a Christmas or New Year’s gift. Of course, there are some things you should keep in mind while choosing such a gift because it still needs to suit one’s preferences.

First of all, if you’re not sure about someone’s tastes, you should never buy them make-up products (lipstick or lip gloss, mascara, eye shadow, etc.) because it’s very hard to guess the right colour, texture and other characteristics. Things may get especially awkward if the person you’re buying a present for doesn’t use make-up at all. Second, you should be very careful when choosing a perfume, fragrant water or any other fragrant product because if the aroma is wrong, it may cause discomfort or even headache.

Third, stay away from mundane gift sets from chain stores or shopping malls. Such gifts are literally screaming, “I don’t really care about you and your tastes, I just bought the first thing I saw.” Besides, it’s impossible to check the shelf life of the products in a gift box.

So, what should you choose? Natural and organic cosmetic products are considered one of the best gift options. They are formulated with natural plant-based and mineral ingredients that are considered safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and have a wide range of benefits. Besides, most natural and organic cosmetics have nice (and recyclable!) packaging that makes them a really great present. Here’s our pick of natural and organic cosmetic products that will make an excellent holiday gift.

Natural Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera leaf gel is a multi-purpose product that has numerous application and can be used to take care of all skin and hair types. Some people prefer to use it as a skin moisturiser or a soothing lotion, some apply it to their hair, some turn to aloe vera gel when they need to treat sunburnt skin.

Aloe vera leaf gel is a highly effective, natural product with powerful hydrating and emollient properties. It soothes irritated skin, relieves inflammation, and stimulates skin regeneration and renewal. Besides, aloe vera gel has an antibacterial effect, and therefore it helps to combat acne and dandruff.

Floral Water (Hydrolate)

Just like aloe vera gel, hydrolate (also known as hydrosol, floral water, herbal water, fragrant water or essential water) is a multi-purpose cosmetic product. Hydrolates are obtained by steam distillation of various plant parts (flowers, leaves, stems, peel, etc.) and can be used for many purposes. For example, you can use floral water as a facial toner, as an odour neutraliser, or as a hair detangler. Some hydrolates effectively soothe sunburn and razor burn.

Fragrant waters can be obtained from many plants, including ylang-ylang, geranium, rose, jasmine, lavender, peppermint, lemongrass, tea tree, bitter orange, grapefruit, bergamot, lemon, green tea, rosemary, chamomile, and more. If you’re looking for a Christmas present, check out orange and cinnamon hydrolates.

Handmade Soap

Regular soap bars are boring and definitely won’t make a good present. But handmade soap is another thing entirely. Such soap is made from natural ingredients (carrier oils, essential oils, extracts, herbs, cosmetic clay) in small batches and comes in different shapes and colours. You can even order custom soap that will be made individually for you.

If the person you’re choosing a gift for isn’t afraid of experiments, check out African black soap. It has a long history of use in West Africa, especially Ghana. Black soap is made with shea butter and the ash of locally harvested African plants (palm tree leaves, plantain skins, shea tree bark, cocoa pods). It is valued for its pronounced detoxifying and antibacterial properties.

Products for At-home Spa Treatments

Spa procedures are often associated with relaxation and holidays, even when one is doing them at home instead of a beauty salon or a wellness centre. That’s why cosmetic products for at-home spa treatments are a great Christmas or New Year’s gift, especially if you find something with a truly delicious aroma. They include various body scrubs, body butters and mousses, bath salts, essential oils and oil blends, and many other options.

At Organic Store, we have a lot of organic and natural products that can be used for at-home spa treatments. One of the most popular spa collections is produced by Organic Shop. It includes body creams, mousses and delicate scrubs scented with Indian lotus, pink lychee, Japanese camellia, Bourbon vanilla, ripe strawberry, Belgian chocolate, Brazilian coffee, exotic mango, sweet raspberry, and more.

Travel-Sized Products

Travel-sized products are popular for two reasons. First, they are perfect for, well, travelling. Small bottles and jars won’t take up much space in a suitcase and can be carried in hand luggage, which is especially important for those who travel on a budget. Second, travel-sized products also act as samples; people buy them to try and decide whether a big bottle or jar is worth buying. To make a nice Christmas present, you can buy several travel-sized products to make a custom gift set. Just don’t forget to wrap them nicely.

Russian beauty brand Organic Kitchen (owned and produced by Organic Shop) specializes in producing travel sized products in 100 ml jars. Their funny names and cute packaging make them an excellent option for a Christmas or New Year’s present. Check out the brand’s winter-themed products, such as Christmas Eve Relaxing Thick Body Butter, Christmas Snow Refreshing Body Scrub, Ice Dancing Refreshing Foot Cream, Reindeer Sweater Nourishing Body Scrub, Snow Queen Lip Balm, Warm Mittens Protective Hand Cream, and Warm Socks Nourishing Foot Cream.

It is especially pleasant to give Christmas and New Year’s gifts when you know for sure that the recipients will like them. And it’s nice to buy cosmetic products when you know that they consist of natural ingredients, have an affordable price and can be delivered to you as soon as possible. You can find such products in our online shop Organic Store. It’s time to do some Christmas and New Year’s shopping, don’t you think?

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