With the happiest season of the year fast approaching, it’s time to start giving some serious thought to that Christmas gifting list! Have you heard about how making other people happy makes you happy as well? Scientific studies found that an act such as gifting produces endorphins in the gifter's brains – the feel-good hormones that make you happy. I'm sure most of us can attest to this and have experienced a high when your recipient loved the gift you took pains to get. So why not put this theory into practice with the upcoming gifting season?
In this article, Yahoo Shopping shares a few of the socially-responsible beauty brands, as well as the major beauty e-tailers where you can get all your Christmas shopping done in a fuss-free manner. What's more, the joyous packaging saves you time and money on wrapping them. Plus Mother Earth will thank you too!
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Did you know that Watsons has over 900 Sustainable Choices products for the eco-conscious consumer? From personal care, makeup to household items, you will be able to get all the essentials you need. The brand recently introduced the Bring Your Bag (BYOB) initiative islandwide to three days a week across Mondays to Wednesdays. On these three days, plastic bags will be charged at S$0.10 per transaction upon customers’ request. Best of all, proceeds collected from the plastic bag charges will be donated to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Singapore), supporting their ongoing conservation projects. Look out for sustainable products such as Dr. Bronner's, Curel, Diane Be True and MegRhythm.
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Known as the champion of sustainability and circularity, look no further if you wish to be a more responsible consumer. At Aesop, ingredients are sourced responsibly from across the globe, giving consumers peace of mind. What's more, the brand introduced their Rinse and Return recycling initiative in November, which encourages consumers to drop off their cleaned bottles (including non-Aesop containers) for recycling purposes.
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The founders of Glow Recipe pride themselves on creating gentle yet effective formulas with clinically proven results. Known for harnessing the antioxidants in fruit extracts, their complete transparency in their products are perfect for responsible consumers including vegans. Glow Recipe is certified clean, vegan and cruelty-free. They walk the talk with their Social Impact Programme and sustainability initiatives, pledging to never formulate products with animal by-products, environmental hazards and colourants.
Check out Glow Recipe's Holiday Glow guide for more gifting inspiration.
Glow Recipe's range of products come in unique shapes and cheery colours that make for great Christmas gifts.
If you or your gift recipient are all about natural products that do not harm the skin, Aardae should be on your shopping list. Holding ethical beauty close to its heart, the brand tirelessly works to bring beauty products that are sustainable and free of toxins to beauty lovers. What caught our attention is the range of products that harnesses the 5000-year Ayurvedic traditions, using herbs and roots to achieve body and mind balance.
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Part of the Estee Lauder Companies’ family of brands since 1999, Jo Malone London rules in the perfumery world. They completely rewrote the playbook of perfumery by using ingredients in unexpected combinations. In addition, the brand is committed to every aspect of its production by using renewable energy, reducing emissions, providing higher transparency around responsibly-sourced ingredients, and respecting local communities and the environment.
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Hailing from Provence, France, L'Occitane has been a proponent of protecting the environment and its people. This is achieved by respecting biodiversity, supporting local producers and communities, fighting against pollution, empowering women and promoting local craftsmanship.
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Founded in France and owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Sephora is the undisputed mother of all beauty brands. One-stop-shop Sephora houses top-of-mind beauty brands, as well as international cult beauty brands. With skincare, makeup, fragrance, body and hair care, in addition to Sephora's private label, you can complete your Christmas gifting in one go. Also, look out for the leaf icon that indicates products with a clean beauty ethos such as the soap bar below.
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These Christmas beauty gift packs from Sephora make for the best Christmas gift for yourself and your loved one.
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Europe’s number one online premium beauty retailer, LookFantastic, is now available to us. Their complimentary delivery to over 200 countries, including Singapore, is a sure-win with online beauty shoppers. Housing over 12,000 products including face, hair, makeup, beauty gadgets, and a section for men, get ready to be spoilt for choice.
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