Opening my stocking is one of my favourite Christmas traditions. I love tipping it upside down to find everything from chocolate coins, boozy miniatures, hair bobbles and nail files inside. I also love all the gift sets filled with travel-sized goodies available at this time of year. They are such a fun and affordable way to try out bestselling products without having to invest in full-sized versions. All of the stocking fillers featured in today’s post happen to be cruelty-free skincare brands that have been favourites of mines for years…
Bee Good, an award-winning company that is proud to be the only British premium skincare brand to exclusively harness the natural healing powers of British beeswax, honey and propolis. Their natural and innovative products contain ethically sourced bee-ingredients, meaning that their bees are never harmed. They are very passionate when it comes to supporting British bees, not only do they give a percentage of their proceeds back to beekeeping causes and the apprenticeship and education of young bee farmers in the UK, with every order placed on their website, they also include a little pack of Seed Balls, each containing around 100 seeds of various bee-friendly plants. The Bee Good Lip Trio (£10) contains three deeply replenishing lip balms (10ml each) that intensively condition, repair and protect dry lips. Each lip balm tastes and smells delicious.
The Botanicals collection consists of a range of beautifully packaged and handmade face, body and bath care products that harness the pure power of plants and other certified organic ingredients. Their entire range is vegan-friendly, certified organic by the Soil Association and are produced under strict performance and ethical standards. Their range of products includes mineral bath soaks, organic facial and massage oils, hydrating mists, balms, polishes and cleansers. The Nourish Cleanse Melt dissolves makeup, lifts impurities and leaves the skin feeling nourished, soft and hydrated.
This is the gift set I’m most excited by! The One Pot Wonder Wild Rose Beauty Balm Gift (£15) contains a muslin cloth and a 15g tub of one of my holy grail skincare products, the Wild Rose Beauty Balm by Neal’s Yard Remedies. If you’ve never tried this indulgent multipurpose balm, you need to pick up this set! The full-sized jar retails for £40 so this is an amazing way to try before you buy this Christmas. The balm contains antioxidant-rich, organic wild rosehip oil and a balancing blend of organic geranium and patchouli essential oils. It’s intensely calming and hydrating and leaves skin feeling soft and glowing. It can be used as a cleanser, mask or overnight treatment.