6 Beauty and Fashion Gifts for Environmentally-Conscious Girls

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As the holiday season quickly approaches, many of us are either building our own holiday gift lists or are shopping for others—or maybe a little bit of both! No matter who you’re shopping for at the moment, these gifts are surefire crowd-pleasers for any gal that’s environmentally-conscious.

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From fashionable leggings made from recycled plastic to sustainable beauty brands, this gift guide has plenty of items that will certainly inspire your holiday shopping this season.

1) From recycled plastic to chic activewear
Whether or not you’re actually on your way to your workout, activewear is never a bad idea. It’s comfortable, convenient, and it goes with everything if you want it to. But as we all know, fast fashion is a major contributor to environmental damage around the globe and its labor practices aren’t necessarily admirable either.

Thankfully, there are some excellent alternatives out there that enable you to wear your favorite styles while still upholding your eco-friendly standards. There are many sustainable leggings that are not only adorable and inspired by natural tones, but they’re also fashioned out of recycled plastic water bottles. What’s more, many of them have complementary sports bras and can even double as casual crop tops!

2) Alternative oil beauty products
It doesn’t take a chemical engineer to know that many of the beauty products we apply to our skin, hair, and bodies contain tons of harsh ingredients that can often cause more harm than good. To make matters worse, many of these same ingredients also pose a number of risks to the environment. It’s pretty much a lose-lose situation if you think about it.

But by implementing safe and sustainable alternatives like this coconut oil face cleanser, your skin and the planet will thank you! Coconut oil in general is a great option if you’re wanting to reduce your beauty bag’s impact on the earth. Compared to other base-formulas, coconut oils have substantially less environmental impact. This is mainly because coconuts can grow (on a large scale) without the use of pesticides and they can be harvested by hand rather than having to use gas-guzzling machines to do so.

3) Eco-friendly every day soaps and bath products
In addition to skin care and other beauty products, many of our household chemicals are found in soaps and body washes. If you’re looking for a great gift that’s simple-yet-sustainable, Lush is a great place to start. From bath bombs to skin care products, moisturizers and more, this brand is leading the way to a more eco-conscious universe. If you’re shopping for a Lush fanatic, you might opt for one of their gift baskets that are filled with a combination of fun and delightfully-aromatic products.

4) Designer hair care without chemical cruelty
Finding the right products for your hair type is a challenge in and of itself, but finding a product that works for your hair and suits your moral compass is a whole new story. But as consumers become more keen on sustainable and natural products, manufacturers have followed suit.

This 100% vegan and cruelty-free hair dye is just one example of hair care lines taking environmental responsibility into their own hands. With unique tints and conditioners you can play with your look throughout the new year!

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5) Blue jeans that fit your physique (and your environmental ethics)
I think I can speak for all of us when I say that finding the perfect pair of blue jeans is no simple task—especially when you’re trying to find a pair that align with your environmental standards as well as your style. Some companies make jeans with ethical and sustainable practices for all of their products, allowing you to look and feel great in your favorite pair. Plus, if you’re a fan of Reformation, you’ll be stoked to know that these jeans are expertly designed by their ex-denim director.

6) Leather bags you can feel good about buying…or gifting
Real leather bags are essentially a thing of the past at this point. Not that they’re not gorgeous to marvel at or nice to touch, but they’re just not so great for the environment or the animals that are affected in the process. This company makes faux-leather bags and other products that are still oh-so-stylish but without all of the guilt.

Final thoughts
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, use this post as your guide to goodies that everyone—including the earth—will love this season!

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6 Beauty and Fashion Gifts for Environmentally-Conscious Girls
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As the holiday season quickly approaches, many of us are either building our own holiday gift lists or are shopping for others—or maybe a little bit of both!

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