In recent years, the success of local shops devoted to natural skin care—such as Take Care and Ivy Wild—have shown that consumers are interested in how and where beauty products are made. Luckily, a number of “clean beauty” businesses are now based here. These are seven favorites, with the most fitting gift recipients.
For: The hostess
The product: Maré Naturals Cleansing Bars.
Because: Nothing says “safe gift” like sweet, scented soaps made with Ethiopian honey.
Buy it: $7 for a four-ounce bar at marenaturals.com.
For: Your frenemy
The product: Skincando CBD Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover.
Because: She needs to chill out and stop being so fake.
Buy it: $60 for four ounces at skincando.com.
For: Your Tinder hookup
The product: Savage Soaps Kentucky Bourbon Beard Oil.
Because: Bourbon kisses > bristly kisses.
Buy it: $17 at savagesoaps.com.
For: Your mom
The product: Handmade Habitat Nourish Bath Salts.
Because: You can’t always make her life the bed of roses she deserves, but you can deliver on a bath of pink Himalayan salt, geranium, and rose petals.
Buy it: $24 for an eight-ounce bottle at handmadehabitat.co.
For: Your bestie
The product: Pax Apothecary Face Clay.
Because: The exfoliating clay goes deep—like your friendship.
Buy it: $18 for a two-ounce jar at paxapothecary.com.
For: Your baby bro
The product: District Batch Geranium Deodorant.
Because: Tea-tree oil and lavender help keep body odor at bay. And if you don’t tell him, who will?
Buy it: $13 for 2.5 ounces at districtbatch.com.
For: Your significant other
The product: Florescent natural perfumes.
Because: Show you care with vegan scents free of synthetic and petroleum-based ingredients.
Buy it: $79 for 15 milliliters at florescent.co.
This article appears in the December 2019 issue of Washingtonian.