Do-Gooder Holiday Guide: 5 Beauty Gifts That Give Back

November 17, 2021

It’s a fact that giving feels better than receiving—that warm feeling you get from giving a gift is the greatest present of all, especially when that gift does good in the world.


A growing number of brands offer products that further important causes ranging from environmental conservation to mental health. This holiday season, pick up thoughtful beauty presents and stocking stuffers from our list below and know that your gift will keep on giving throughout the year.


Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shade, $52

Known as a platform with a voice for change, Chantecaille created Luminescent Eye Shades inspired by the wildlife of Africa with each shade dedicated to protecting a specific endangered species. The light-catching shades illuminate issues facing animals on the verge of extinction with a portion of the proceeds donated to conservation organizations. With every swipe of pearlescent color, know that your gift is making a difference.


Kjaer Weis The Holiday Collective, $45

Refillable beauty is the way of the future, and Kjaer Weis has always been ahead of the curve. This holiday season, the brand is going even further. Housed within a chic compostable, recyclable, refillable, and plastic-free palette, this limited edition collection of award-winning eyeshadows and lip tint delivers universally flattering looks. Gift to friends and family confident that your purchase cuts down on plastic waste.


Kitsch Eco-Friendly Ultimate Cleansing Kit, $24

Encourage loved ones to find eco-friendly beauty swaps by gifting an updated collection of consciously crafted cleansing items. The Ultimate Cleansing Kit from Kitsch features reusable alternatives for disposable cotton rounds and makeup wipes, including mini face rounds, an exfoliator sponge, a cotton face towel, and more. Made from plants, the soft material is highly absorbent, sustainable, and gentle on all skin types.


SELFMADE Secure Attachment Comfort Serum+, $36

Wellness brand SELFMADE is all about blurring the boundaries between beauty and mental health. The brand is building a safe community for mental health awareness, and their Secure Attachment Comfort Serum+ is based on the “secure attachment style”—a healthy self-awareness to approach all relationships with a sense of safety and comfort. Their hydrating serum is informed by this important foundational aspect of all relationships in life, including the one we have with ourselves. Infused with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, your gift recipient can treat themselves to a glowing, perfectly primed canvas for lit-from-within looks.


Dominique Cosmetics Latte 2 Palette, $42

Featuring pigmented colors that glide onto the lid just as smooth as your favorite cup of Joe, the Dominique Cosmetics Latte 2 Palette invites recipients to create a variety of mocha-scented eye shadow looks. Founder Christen Dominique also donates a portion of the palette proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support their ongoing efforts in treating and defeating childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


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