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Beauty and Healthy Aging
Gift Guide: Beauty Products For the Lady Who Loves Pampering
Amanda H. • December 22, 2014

In my opinion, some of the best gifts for any woman are beauty products. I mean, what woman doesn’t want a few things to make her feel pretty?

Since I found out how many chemicals are put in most beauty products off the shelf, I switched over to using more natural brands, and we here at Swanson carry some really awesome items that I feel great about using.

So for the makeup fanatic or beauty junkie in your life, here are the top 10 beauty products I recommend:

1. Swanson Organic Certified Organic Flavor Free Coconut Oil

This is probably the most versatile product out there! Coconut oil can be used for oil pulling, making your own lip, face and hair masks, as an all-natural moisturizer, makeup remover, as a scrub when mixed with sugar, even in the kitchen for cooking! We have regular coconut oil too, if the lady in your life likes the scent and taste of coconuts. I don’t believe that any household should be without this product.

2. Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunless Tanner

This is one of my most favorite products. It’s easy to use, doesn’t stain or streak, and gives you a lovely subtle glow while also moisturizing, and it actually smells good, unlike most self tanners. I use this year-round.

3. Aubrey Lip Balm in Raspberry

This lip balm is a must have, plus makes a great stocking stuffer. It moisturizes beautifully, smells great and feels delightful on lips.

4. Yes To Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes

Makeup can be a drag to remove before bed, but these wipes make it easy. They’re refreshing and remove makeup while freshening your face—without rinsing! This pack of 10 towelettes is also perfect for travel!

5. EcoTools Retractable Kabuki Brush

Every woman needs a reliable, versatile makeup brush, and this one fits the bill. The bristles are soft and don’t fall out, and it applies powder and blush like a pro. Plus, the price is hard to beat, AND it’s retractable and comes with a cap, making it so easy to take on the go.

6. J.R. Watkins Shea Butter Hand Cream in Lemon

This hand cream is such a treat! It smells absolutely delightful and moisturizes even the driest hands in winter without being greasy. The size is just right for tucking away at your desk too.

7. Alba Botanica Very Emollient Foam Shave in Mango Vanilla

Shaving can feel like such a chore, but this foam makes it more enjoyable! It makes legs feel soft and luxurious, and the smell is sweet and lovely. Your girl will never look back to those thick creams or gels in clunky aerosol cans after this.

8. Giovanni VitaPro Fusion Leave-In Hair Treatment

This basically puts vitamins in your hair, which I think is super cool. Great for the girl that wants a little something extra for her tresses.

9. Petit Vour Box Beauty Subscription Box

Subscription boxes are such a great way to help your friend discover her new favorite products. This particular box delivers 4-5 luxury cruelty-free, natural beauty products to her door every month (many are vegan too!). You can choose a monthly subscription or gift her a 3-month plan. It’s like fun mail!

10. Harvey Prince Hello Perfume

This perfume is absolutely lovely, and its crisp, clean scent could be loved by any lady. It comes in a full-size version, as a rollerball or sample size.

What awesome natural beauty products would you add to the list?

Which one do you think would be great to give away this year?