As it gets colder and closer to Christmas, I’ve had the opportunity to spend some much-needed time at home, the travel season is truly over and I’m in hibernation mode. While at home, I have selected 8 wellness brands to look out for this festive season that are the perfect gifts for a loved one or indeed yourself.
Created by a team of experts in ancient alchemy and skincare specialists to produce forward-thinking formulas, AEOS products utilise plant-derived, natural colours in all its formulations. AEOS offers Pink, Blue, and Yellow skincare ranges, each designed to support and nurture our emotional well-being. AEOS also believe that choosing products via colour and mood can help boost their efficacy as it’s the body’s intuition saying what it needs.
I was kindly sent the Pink starter kit. This is the ultimate mix-and-match introduction to AEOS skincare, it’s the go-to collection for discovering the luminous hydrating results of organic and biodynamic beauty and the well-being powers of crystals. It’s also the perfect opportunity to try the different products before upgrading to the full size. You can purchase it here at AEOS.
Evolve Organic Beauty was founded in 2009 with the idea of creating a natural and organic beauty range that would help people live a little greener every day. The mission was to make affordable, highly sensorial products that deliver effective wellness results, yet are healthier and kinder for you and the planet.
Their products use the beauty of nature to bring a little pot of happiness to your everyday routines. From delicious textures to relaxing aromas found in natural fragrances, Evolve Organic Beauty products allow you to take back control of your time and indulge in a moment of self-care every day.
I was sent the trio “Super Treats”, three targeted face masks to clarify, exfoliate and nourish. This included fruity exfoliation with their Miracle Mask, a golden glow with the Bio-Retinol Gold Mask or clarity with their True Balance SOS Mask. The bio retinol won, if not for the shimmering gold aesthetic; my skin felt smoother and there was a definite glow.
On another positive note (as you may have guessed by now, I only work with cruelty-free brands) Evolve is Leaping Bunny and Vegan Society approved, so whilst you’re indulging in your new jar of organic goodness, you can be assured that not only are we kind to your skin, but animals too. You can purchase these and their whole amazing range here Evolve Beauty.
Aviela is a natural wellness range using ethically sourced 100% highest grade, unrefined pure Shea Butter as the hero ingredient.
Raw unrefined Ghanaian Shea Butter is a personal passion of founder Patricia Monney, she began researching extensively what is now known to be ‘nature’s miracle product’ not only for anti-inflammation but also for helping heal and repair Dry skin. Hence, she created Aviela Skincare, a range of all-natural skincare products, each containing high concentrations of 100% pure, highest grade, unrefined Shea Butter with outstanding power to help naturally heal Dry skin.
I was sent the All-natural miracle body butter that significantly hydrates the skin. With 100% pure, highest grade unrefined Shea Butter, antioxidant Grape Seed, nourishing Avocado Oils and a delicate touch of Vanilla, all generously whipped into a light butter; it smells good enough to eat!
This luxurious blend is rich in fatty acids, vitamins A, C, D and E, and with natural soothing properties, which absorb deeply into the skin to nourish and plump the skin and protect it against free radical damage. You can treat yourself here to Aviela.
I was sent their latest product, The Hypoallergenic Derma Roller, the first ever 1st Metal-Free Polymer Derma Roller. The microneedles are created in a single mould for greater strength and stability. This also eliminates the risk of a single needle becoming detached and posing any risk.
Derma rolling works as the micro-needles create micro-injuries to the skin at a very superficial level. This activates the body’s natural healing process to break down any misaligned collagen in the area. It is then replaced by a new and completely smooth layer of your own natural collagen.
I’ve been a fan of their brand since lockdown, they’ve been featured previously in one of my editorials featuring their Gua Sha (their silk pillowcases are amazing, I’ve even bought Chris a silk-lined baseball cap for his golfing adventures). Their dedication is palpable through extensive clinical experience, professional training programs, and a meticulously curated collection of premium holistic beauty treatments and products.
White Lotus Beauty is a leading name in skincare innovation in Australia, founded by Anthony and Kamila, esteemed authors and speakers in the realm of Traditional Eastern Cosmetic Medicine. Their life and work revolve around harmonizing ancient wisdom with contemporary beauty solutions.
They use crystals that are pure grade A, from their Gua Sha to their Jade combs, each piece is hand-carved; combining these traditions with the latest scientific advances.
Moreover, the brand’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is steadfast, led by a female Director of BAME origin. Their products prioritize safety across all skin types and ethnicities, reflecting a holistic beauty approach that embraces and caters to everyone. White Lotus can be purchased via this link.
I discovered Margo and Roxy Marrone via the Organic Pharmacy, the London-based mother/daughter duo. I’ve been chatting with Roxy regarding the launch of her Vegan beauty brand Eyeam in particular.
Eyeam is a community-driven wellness destination on a mission to align your skin with your mind, body, and spirit. Marrying tradition with innovation, they believe in our cells’ ability to heal through the powerful connection of nature, science, rituals, and affirmations.
“While wellness has traditionally separated these fundamental pillars from one another and treated each in isolation, we feel that true wellness is achieved when they are in harmony with one another”.
With beautifully aesthetic packaging, The Hormone Check drops are made of Natural ingredients, backed by science. Formulated with high-impact anti-inflammatory ingredients + activated crystal infusions, this daily supplement was formulated to balance your hormones, lower stress, and support your mind. These drops are here to work on your psycho-dermatology and you can purchase here Eyeam Hormone drops.
Inspired by Gaia, the ancient Greek goddess known as mother nature, GAIA wellness products are handmade in Britain using traditional production methods.
I was sent their Christmas Skin Care set, it features a selection of carefully selected skincare products, and this gift set offers a gentle introduction to natural skincare. Including the mini Face Exfoliator to leave your skin feeling smooth, along with a mini Facial Wash, Facial Toner and Face Moisturiser, to cover the three key stages of your daily skincare routine. The set also includes a Muslin Cloth, which can be used to apply and remove skincare products.
These arrived in beautiful bottle green packaging and make the loveliest gift! You can find their range here Gaia Christmas Skincare.
Q+A is a natural, affordable and ingredient-led wellness brand on a mission to demystify skincare. If you’re wondering, it’s pronounced ‘Q and A’ – we’re here to answer your skincare questions! Our 98% natural range is made in the UK, with the highest quality naturally derived ingredients from antioxidant-rich plant extracts to your favourite expert active ingredients.
Featuring a four-step skincare regime to nourish, balance, hydrate and brighten, our Festive Favourites Gift Set is perfect for both skincare beginners and experts. Including four of Team Q+A’s top picks, this gift is a fail-safe treat for any skincare lover.
Kickstart your regime with the Oat Milk Cream Cleanser to cleanse and nourish. Follow with the Azelaic Acid Balancing Serum to restore and soothe your skin. Finish off with the Hyaluronic Acid Daily Moisturiser and Vitamin C Eye Cream for a boost of hydration and radiance. See online for the range.
Pyjamas are not just items of clothing, they are a part of our daily lives (well, they are in our household), to let go of the day and slip into luxurious pyjamas is a daily ritual, a retreat from the day-to-day grind.
I was sent a set of Silky Luxe PJs these are handmade and combine quality with simplicity to bring comfort at the end of every single day. These were perfectly cut, with a smarter narrower, feminine fit than the usual style. Their tagline, “Sienna London – Dream In Luxury” is most certainly the case. You can purchase them here Sienna London.