By Beth Doane
Here are the top luxury eco products for the holiday gifting season. All of these brands are ethically made and many feature organic and 100% natural ingredients too. We also always test everything we feature to ensure we bring you the very best!
Eminence products are handmade without any severe heating or hydrogenating processes that can affect the nutritional content and potency of natural ingredients. Vitamins are captured in their all-natural fresh base, offering dramatic results as actual seeds, pulps and peels impart regenerative and healing powers that only nature can produce.They even plant a tree for every product sold!
Dr Jürgen Klein, a biochemist, and his wife Ulrike, a botanist combined the ancient arts of alchemy, herbal medicine and homeopathy to create Jurlique. The brand is now known and loved as one of the top eco conscious beauty lines on the market today.
LASHFOOD produces lash + brow products made with skin-loving ingredients that make a noticeable difference and have proven benefits that are good for you and good for the earth.
$90.00 Phyto-Medic Eyebrow Enhancer
4. Perris Swiss Laboratory
The Perris Swiss Laboratory – Skin Fitness is a line of luxury skin care that uses groundbreaking technology and formulations that use the purest ingredients. Developed and produced in Switzerland with a team of expert scientists and leaders within the industry is what sets the brand apart. Their eco- friendly products packaging follow the FSC Standards, and they implemented airless pump technology within their Mask Serum and Active Anti-Aging Face Cream to ensure the composition of the formula. All products are also 95% from natural origin ingredients and must pass their company ethical chart.
$280.00 Skin Fitness Concentrated Serum
5. Mulberry Mongoose
I recently met the founder of Mulberry Mongoose in Zambia and fell in love with this company. They employ a group of local Zambian ladies to hand make beautiful accessories and their workshop is based along a well-trodden elephant path. Mulberry Mongoose use organic and unique local materials in their work and their most celebrated collection mixes snare wire collected by anti-poaching patrols with semi precious stones and freshwater pearls. A portion of the proceeds from every sale is donated back to the patrols, raising thousands of dollars for their vital work to protect iconic wildlife. Celebrities including Hilary and Bill Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg and Supermodel Doutzen Kroes have worn their jewelry.
$230.00 Arrow Snare Necklace
$35.00 Drop Earrings
6. Ursa Major
Ursa Major was created to provide a healthy and highly effective skin care solution that’s also a real pleasure to use – a robust, natural alternative to the bland, toxin-laden products that pervade today’s marketplace. Their advanced formulations artfully blend nature’s most effective ingredients to provide exceptional performance and a truly sublime experience - that’s why they are called ‘super natural.’
$70.00 The MINIMALIST Skin Care Set
7. Use Me
Developed by former trend development executive and global hair educator Devin Graciano, Use Me is a universal hair care line that will simplify your everyday hair care routine. All products are safe to use on Kerotin or chemically treated hair and created with natural and organic ingredients. Use Me is also proud to be produced by a USDA-certified lab.
7TRUE, a subscription beauty box, features a clean beauty nail care experience that is free of seven dangerous toxins. All 7TRUE nail polishes and treatments are created in the U.S. and are free of seven toxic ingredients that you’ll find in most nail care products: Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Camphor, Parabens and Xylene.
$54.00 Monthly Maven Winter Collection Box December
Puritii is a portable water filtration system that ensures clean drinking water while on the go. It is a technological breakthrough in water filtration for clean and safe drinking water. One Puritii filter can save over 3,000 plastic water bottles from landfills a year. The duo product comes without the cost, harmful toxins and negative effects on the environment of bottled and tap water.
$115.00 Puritii Tritan Bottle System w/Filter
10. Susan Hoff
Susan Hoff is an incredible designer and she creates bags and accessories inspired by her years spent at sea and her upbringing on a Midwestern horse farm. Reclaimed sailcloth and vintage horse tack are brought together to create products that are not only sustainable but rich with character, evoking stories of their former lives. The Origami Totes are my favorite and these bags are great for everyday use. Handles are cut from vintage horse reins and are hand sewn with reinforced stitching.
$130.00 Small Origami Tote
Brothers Max and Graham Fortgang founded MatchaBar in Brooklyn, New York and as native New Yorkers, entrepreneurs, and full-time students, the pair were naturally full-blown caffeine addicts. In an effort to put an end to their daily cycle of coffee and energy drinks, the pair ventured to a local tea retailer on the lower east side where they tried matcha and were blown away by the energy and focus they experienced. As they delved deeper into the history of matcha and it’s well-documented wellness properties (energy, focus, antioxidants), Max & Graham became fixated on the idea of bringing this ancient tradition into the modern metropolis they call home.
$50.00 MatchaBar Starter Kit
GrubMarket's mission is to make fresh and healthy food accessible to everyone. They firmly believe that you, your family, and your friends should always have the opportunity to eat well and their farm box provides you with small local producers and farmers market favorites. Lack of time and access should never be a barrier between you and healthy, delicious, and freshly-harvested food.
$99.95 Grubmarket Farm Box
Launched in the fall of 2008 out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s kitchen as a homespun weekly newsletter, GP wanted a place to organize her unbiased travel recommendations, health-centric recipes, and shopping discoveries for friends, and she also wanted to get her own questions—about health, fitness, and the psyche—answered. Their new skincare line is also getting a lot of attention and for good reason. The products are amazing and use pure healthy ingredients.
$185.00 Goop Skincare Kit
All of Kalumi's ingredients are gluten free, non-GMO, non-dairy, soy free and fake free. Kalumi BEAUTYfood comes in convienient, chic packaging that allows you to take it with you on your busy days. It’s a meal replacement + BEAUTY supplement designed to match any ensemble and fit right in your purse, casting bag, carry-on or briefcase for back to back meetings.
$53.00 Cocoa Kiss Marine Collagen Bar
15. Province Apothecary
After struggling with allergies and eczema all her life, Julie Clark began crafting natural, organic beauty products out of her kitchen. Despite her busy schedule as a costume designer and stylist, Julie found herself drawn to holistic skincare, using her time off to experiment with oils, waxes and herbs- all in pursuit of the perfect skin care regime. Province Apothecary remains committed to innovation, sustainability, and small-batch skin care of the highest quality.
$44.00 Jade Facial Roller
Crateful set out revolutionize meal delivery by combining slowly and artfully prepared food with fast and convenient delivery. Inspired by their Italian roots and new world innovation, they bring you chef-prepared gourmet meals with locally-sourced and organic ingredients. Their dishes are designed and prepared, using state of the art techniques, to taste just as delicious when you eat them as the moment they came out of their oven. Crateful maintains all the flavors and essential nutrients while creating an artful, culinary experience. Eat well. Be Well.
Packages starting at $235
Incausa is one of my favorites this year for holiday gifting. Their product line is designed for your ritual and meditation practice and it touches on the ancient traditions, that are pure in essence, materials and simplicity. Their design is elegant and sustainable too.
$84.00 Singing Bowl
Otherland transforms your home into an immersive world that never stands still with their cruelty free and vegan candle line. Their Core Collection includes the essential five scents, while their Limited Editions always keep things fresh. By selling directly to you, they're also able to ditch the industry-standard markup.
$36.00 for Individual Candles