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perfect pressies: INIKA’S CLEAN BEAUTY CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

Nikki Yazxhi

WE KNOW WE SAY THIS EVERY YEAR, BUT CAN YOU BELIEVE THE FESTIVE SEASON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER?
It’s a good time to indulge in some self-care, which is why we wanted to hear about some clean beauty ideas to pamper the special people in our lives. To make your shopping easier, we asked the experts at INIKA Organic to share their clean skincare and makeup picks for four ladies in our lives…


1. The Effortless Beauty

We all know the girl who rolls out of bed, brushes her hair and walks out the door looking bare-faced and beautiful. She’s new to makeup, and she’s looking for simple products she can use on the days when she needs to look more polished.

These 3 goodies will help her to build a basic makeup collection:

*Fresh and Flawless Foundation Kit. Flawless makeup starts with a good base, which is where this foundation kit comes in. She can use the Certified Organic Liquid Foundation to even out her skin tone and cover up imperfections, and the Certified Organic Cream Illuminisor to show off her brow and cheekbones. A dusting of the Mineral Mattifying Powder will set her makeup for the day.

*Certified Organic Lip Balm. A handbag must-have, this luxe lip balm contains organic coconut oil and shea butter to soften and nourish the lips all day long. It can be worn alone or on top of lippy for a smooth finish. Plus, it smells exactly like peppermint candy canes!

*Maca Root Day Cream. Our skin is exposed to environmental aggressors every day, which can leave us dealing with clogged pores, redness and angry breakouts. Enter: Anti-pollution skincare. The Maca Root Day Cream is infused with rose of Jericho, a hydration heavy-hitter that locks in moisture and strengthens the skin’s barrier so it doesn’t let pollutants in.

2. The Beauty Buff

Between beauty blogs, podcasts and Instagram accounts, this girl is on top of all the latest trends in the world of skincare and makeup. She’s the first to try new products and report the results to her friends, and she’s always looking for the next cult product.

Luckily, she’s easy to buy for! These are our top picks for beauty addicts:

* Sahara Sand Dunes Limited Edition. Reminiscent of the rich, earthy tones of the desert, this beauty gift set has everything she needs to achieve a sun-kissed makeup look. She can create a bronzed smokey eye with the limited-edition Eyeshadow Quad in Mirage and pretty up her pout with the Creamy Matte Lipstick in Sand Dunes or Soft Coral.

* Baked Contour Duo. For chiselled makeup, it’s hard to go past the Baked Contour Duo. The palette has a darker contour powder to sculpt the cheeks, nose, chin and neck, and a light shadow to illuminate the high points of the face, like the cheekbones and cupid’s bow.

*Moroccan Days and Marrakesh Nights Bundles. We’d bet this beauty buff follows her morning and nighttime skincare routines religiously. Together, the Moroccan Days and Marrakesh Nights Bundles contain an oil cleanser and lightweight day cream, and an eye cream and rich, nourishing night cream to help her wake up to soft, hydrated skin.

#3 The Life of the Party

The festive season may be a little different this year, with many events happening over Zoom! But that doesn’t mean we have to keep our makeup minimal, too. This girl is a social butterfly, and she loves experimenting with new makeup looks — so she isn’t afraid to rock a little shimmer or colour.

She’ll love playing around with these vegan makeup products:


*Party Eyes Limited Edition.
There’s no better time than the festive season to break out a metallic eyeshadow palette. The Party Eyes trio has a quartz, emerald and bronze shade. The shadows are vibrant and ultra-pigmented and can be used alone or blended together for a show-stopping finish.

*Illuminated Isles. Summer calls for beautiful, bronzed makeup, and the Illuminated Isles kit will cut down the amount of time it takes her to nail that look. A dusting of the Baked Mineral Bronzer and a little Baked Mineral Illuminisor will warm up her complexion and highlight her best features for a glowy finish.

*Brow Perfector Kit. Shaping the brows is the easiest way to frame the fame and elevate an entire makeup look. The Brow Perfector Kit is a dual-sided brush that tints and volumises brows with the help of bamboo-derived fibres. Along with creating beautiful, bold brows, it softens unruly hairs with sunflower oil and magnolia bark extract.

#4 The Eco-Conscious Beauty Lover

This lady went “green” way before it was mainstream, and she’s been leading the way ever since. She’s socially aware and careful about only using clean, cruelty-free and sustainable beauty products. That’s our ethos at INIKA, so any product would make a good present.

If you can’t decide on a gift, go with these organic beauty brand bestsellers:

*Phytofuse Renew Caviar Lime Exfoliator. Chances are, your eco-warrior friend avoids exfoliators with microbeads, so she’ll love this gentle exfoliator. It contains natural fruit acid AHAs to dissolve dead skin cells, and bamboo stem and pumice to purify pores and leave the skin soft and smooth. That’s not all: it comes in a tube derived from sugarcane, a biodegradable and 100% renewable resource.

*Phytofuse Renew Avocado Hand Cream. Between the extra hand washing and sanitizing we’re all doing, our hands need more TLC than ever. Enriched with rose of Jericho and potent botanical ingredients, the Phytofuse Renew Avocado Hand Cream works to restore moisture and softness to the skin on the hands. It’s free from synthetics and is housed in eco-friendly cosmetic packaging derived from sugarcane.

Give the gift of clean beauty this holiday season

Head to INIKA’s website to shop their skincare, makeup and beauty gift sets. Every product is certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free, so you’ll feel good treating the special people in your life this Christmas.