Here at BuyMeOnce, we love thorough beauty product research. We look for products that are made as naturally as possible, cruelty-free, ethically sourced and contain organically grown ingredients we can actually pronounce. We want to know what we’re putting on our skin and we love supporting communities at the same time. With a myriad of beauty products out there, it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. We’ve done the sifting for you, just in time for Christmas, so you can make your loved one (or yourself) shine on the inside and outside.

1. Aveda’s Invati Scalp Revitalizer

Aveda’s Invati Scalp Revitalizer is one of Aveda’s bestsellers and we can see why. It’s been clinically proven to reduce hair loss and breakage, and its natural active ingredients include a blend of Vitamin E and Ayurveda herbs. We absolutely love Aveda’s initiatives too, such as their commitment to giving back to local communities like the Yawanana people in Brazil. They were also the first beauty company to use 100% wind power and 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles and jars – we think that’s pretty awesome!

2. Eco Tools Starter Kit

This set of everyday brushes is made of bamboo, a renewable and easy-to-grow resource. Not only are these brushes environmentally-friendly, but they’re also durable, made from high quality materials and won’t have you scrambling to take out a loan! EcoTool’s commitment to using only recycled materials, tree-free paper in their packaging and their pledge to The Girl Project, which supports global efforts to send girls everywhere to school, makes them a fabulous company to support all year round.

3. Dr Bronner’s Organic Almond Castile Liquid Soap

Practicality always wins us over here at BuyMeOnce. It may not have shiny Christmas packaging but the uses of Dr Bronner’s Castile soap makes this a great stocking filler. Castile soap’s many uses are legendary, and this one bottle can be used in just about any cleaning task from cleansing your face, body or hair to safely washing babies and even cleaning around the house. And yes, their bottles are made from 100% post-consumer recycled bottles and even the labels are worth reading!

4. Zao’s Mineral-Cooked Vegan Refillable Bronzer

We can’t get past Zao’s refillable makeup bronzer to achieve that all year glow! Zao’s makeup products are 100% natural and made from certified organic ingredients – no petrochemical industry products or preservatives here. Their powders, like this one, are talc free and contain no nanoparticles. Encased in a varnished bamboo case and attractively presented in a cotton pouch with a drawstring, this is one beauty product you’d like to show off again and again. Their range also extends to other makeup products, such as foundation, lipstick and blush.

5. Japonesque’s Power Curl Eyelash Curler

Eyelash extensions may be on trend right now, but for those beauty lovers who like keeping it au naturel, Japonesque has an excellent eyelash curler with a program that provides free pad refills for life. Subsequently keeping perfectly functioning lash curlers out of the landfill.


6. Elvis and Kresse’s Unisex Wash Bag

A bag made from decommissioned fire hoses and a lining made of reclaimed parachute silk? With materials like these, you know they’re made of sturdy stuff. This upcycled wash bag can store all your essential eco-friendly beauty products and is perfect for traveling. No two bags are the same and it can also be personalized to give it that extra touch.