Disclaimer: Beautiful Touches has received products from many of the brands below, to facilitate this article, which is part of our series of Gift Ideas and Buying Guide publications. No monetary compensation has been exchanged. All information an images comes directly from the brands. Any opinions stated are those of the author.
Want to pamper the special woman in your life? We’ve got some suggestions for you…
Welcome to the 2022 Holiday Gift Ideas and Buying Guide – FOR HER
“Kayleigh-May, the designer and founder of Kayleigh May L.L.C. always dreamed of mermaid-length hair. However, for years she struggled with constant breakage and brittle hair due to damaging elastics and harsh chemical products. Determined to finally grow her mermaid locks, Kayleigh-May sought out a better way to take care of her hair.
In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, she began sewing scrunchies and experimenting with different fabrics. That’s when she came across Mulberry Silk. Not only did the scrunchie style allow for less “tug” on her hair, the benefits of Mulberry Silk allowed her to grow her hair with ease! The Mulberry silk provided a smooth finish to her scrunchies that allowed for natural hair movement which resulted in less breakage, less natural healthy oils removed from her locks, and locked in hydration!
With her hair now long and thriving, Kayleigh-May wants to help other women and men achieve their hair goals while still looking super fashionable.”
“Plant-Based Body Care Products
Healthy skin is for everyone and can be attained naturally. That’s why at Mondiah Essentials, we’ve created plant-based formulas that are preservative-free for moisturizing and rejuvenating all skin types. With ingredients that are sensitive enough for baby and effective enough for daily adult use, our mission is to provide skincare that offers results, satisfaction included.
Simple. Natural. Sustainable.
We are ME.”
“A Claw Clip for EVERYONE!
Pixie woo is a female-owned small business based in Montreal, Canada. For us, durability and quality is KEY. Our products won’t break, neither break your beautiful hair. When you purchase from us, you’re not only purchasing a product, you’re becoming part of our brand. We strongly believe in a purchase being an experience rather than a transaction.”
Our mission is simple – make the world a better place one gift at a time. We achieve this through our partnership with charities such as Trees for the Future and use of the magic of bamboo. Most importantly, we achieve it through the support and generosity of wonderful customers.
Affordable prices for everyone – sustainability should be inclusive.
Regenerative, eco-friendly & ethically made in San Diego, CA
Maximizing Positive Impact on people and the planet, empowering communities everywhere.
Goods That Are Built to Last – high quality, practically unbreakable goods with a lifetime, no-questions-asked warranty.
Zero-Waste – “plastic-free”, “compostable”, “reusable”, and “recyclable” are our four favorite terms – you’ll be seeing them on the description of every piece we make.
Exploitation-Free – The Earth is not the only victim of mass consumerism. We are committed to creating our goods with efficient, local methods that don’t exploit other human beings. Once a design is ready, we send it to a laser cutter in California who uses efficient means to cut and engrave our bamboo pieces. Every other part of the process is completed in-house for fair wages by our San Diego team.
Responsibility – We aren’t here to create useless waste. We are low-waste and 100% plastic-free.”
“Inspiring women using generations of insight on skin wellness and self care.
Clean ingredients / Cruelty-free / Vegan
Skincare for all skin types
Since the beginning of time, women from all cultures and social classes have practiced skincare rituals with ingredients made accessible to them by Mother Earth. In early Egypt, women would exfoliate using salts from the Dead Sea and make soap paste out of clay and olive oil. Just like food, customs, and other traditions, beauty rituals were passed down through the generations, and my family is no exception.
Watching the southern matriarchs of my family observe their daily beauty rituals sparked my passion for skincare. My mother, the youngest of seven grew up on a large farm in rural Alabama. Growing up, she’d watch my grandmother hand craft soaps made from simple ingredients harvested on their farm. She would later share this inherited wisdom with me.
Clay & Olive Skincare carries on the legacy of generations of women in my family.”
Beth Pestotnik is the founder and CEO of Skin Essentials Medical Skin Care & Day Spa located in Littleton, CO. She is a medical Aesthetician, laser technician, and an expert when it comes to helping her community look and feel their very best. For over 22 years, Beth has performed and trained her team in the latest forms of skin rejuvenation, resurfacing, and advanced anti-aging and acne care. Her passion for quality skin care has been a top priority. She has created a skin care line that is easy to follow and has all of the important ingredients for anyone looking for an anti-aging regimen. When Beth started her business, she was overwhelmed by the amount of skin care lines there were to choose from and did not want a line with too many SKU’s. The Essentials collection is the perfect choice for any practice that wants the simplicity of a clean, clinical skin care line.
- No harmful ingredients, synthetic fragrances, parabens or sulfates
- Neutralizes free radicals
- Provides antioxidant protection
- Addresses signs of aging
- Improves acne prone skin
- Clinical ingredients
- Dermatologist tested”
“We are a beauty brand by redheads, for redheads. We are dedicated to creating space in the beauty industry for all
humans with red hair.
We have chosen perfectly curated shades to suit the eyebrow colors of our specific redhead tones. We want all redheads to feel uniquely beautiful, because we are gingers, and we are beautiful.
We are Ginger Beauty.”
“We create ethical, eco-friendly, athletic wear. Each sale diverts one pound of ocean-bound plastic.
If you’re anything like us, looking good when you sweat isn’t enough—you want to do good, too. Whether you’re hitting the gym, hiking a mountain, or getting your daily dose of vitamin sea, we can help. Meet the activewear that’s made from plastic bottles. Meet SEAAV.”
“Developed with the essential elements of good hair health in mind, My Moxy is a clarifying shampoo and conditioner with everything you need to remove oils, dirt and product build up left behind in your daily cleansing and styling routine.
“Dedicated to Sunny days and Beautiful skin, Sunny Skin is your source for the worlds most naturally sourced sunscreen & skincare. Our mission is to make you and your family look & feel your best without compromising your health or the environment.
Danielle is the Australian Facialist behind Sunny Skin, she created both mineral sunscreens after performing thousands of facials.
She knew she wanted to protect her clients with the highest level of protection from UV, Blue light and environmental pollution but also be compatible for clients undergoing a skin journey with acne, barrier repair, pigmentation, sensitivity & inflammation.
Sunny Skin launched in July 2021 after many years of hands on experience.”
“The Original Plantable Sprout Pencil.
Yes, you read that right. Sprout’s pencils can be planted after you’ve used them and they grow into herbs, flowers, vegetables and even spruce trees.
The idea behind this unique item is that if you can upgrade a pencil so it has a second life as a plant, what other small changes can you make in your everyday life to be more sustainable?
Planting a pencil is not just about celebrating the glory of plants and making the unusual possible, it’s also a step on the path to zero waste living, and considering the full life cycle of anything you use.
This innovative idea is making a big impact, with over 40 million pencils sold across 80 countries.
We’re proud to be the inventors of the only plantable eyeliner and browliner in the world. Instead of throwing your makeup pencils in the trash after use, where they could contribute to pollution, Sprout makeup pencils can be planted to grow into bee-friendly wildflowers.
We made the makeup pencils because we want to prove that a sustainable makeup pencil can be effective, easy to use and be good for both nature and humans.
Sprout makeup pencils are made in collaboration with a leading European vendor within the beauty industry. They took up our challenge to make a makeup pencil made with an allergy-free vegan formula that doesn’t compromise on quality. They achieved everything we asked for and more. The result is a rich, color intense eyeliner that is easy to apply.
Using a Sprout eyeliner or browliner, you’ll look good and feel great. Our makeup pencils are made from certified wood with a vegan formula that uses natural ingredients. Most importantly, you know the makeup you’re using gives back to nature.”
Founder & Creator of Sugar Scents
Kimberly Hebert has a major obsession with hairspray! She grew up in the 80’s when it was all about big hair and big dreams, this is where she developed her life-long passion to create a multi-functional styling product that smells as great as it performs.
As a department manager of SAFEWAY in Washington State, Hebert did not let her ‘day-to-day responsibilities’ of managing a day job, farm and family get in the way. Fully self-funded, she took to the labs with her Hair-Criteria and business acumen to develop a customizable spray which holds, protects, moisturizes, and maintains shine.
Kimberly believes that hair products that smell good are hair products that every woman deserves. It’s a misconception that good styling sprays have to have a strong alcohol smell to them. Hebert wanted to create a formula that would not only make your hair look great, but also smell great!”