December 16, 2013

2013 holiday gift guide: skin care

life in blush holiday gift guide_skin care

  1. osmia organics ‘Perfect Pair’ ($30; for both) – choose from 8 combinations based on scent for this perfect organic body soap and velvety body oil duo
  2. livinglibations ‘vetiver poetic pits‘ ($25; for him) – perhaps the next big thing in non-toxic deodorants? essential oils of sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver will mix with your guy’s own scent to create a very earthy and masculine effect.
  3. province apothecary ‘holiday gift sets’ (starting from $22; for both) – choose from 5 different sets that will cleanse, tone and protect your skin from the winter winds
  4. josh rosebrook ‘cacao antioxidant mask’ ($60; for both) – kick start circulation in your skin for clearer, more youthful appearance. (warning: it smells so delicious that I recommend drinking hot cacao to give your insides a treat too!)
  5. graydon clinical luxury by nature ‘the putty’ ($29; for both) – a brilliant mix of nourishing ingredients to soften and heal skin, it should actually be called ‘the saviour’
  6. living libations ‘roseglow poetic pits’ ($35; for her) – reduce toxins from your daily routine with an essential oil deodorant made of sandalwood, rose otto, lavender and geranium distilled with rose
  7. olie biologique ‘natural whisker oil’ ($48; for him) – protect his skin from shaving with this pre-and-post shave oil that includes powerhouse oils such as camellia, pumpkin seed and blackseed (cumin)
  8. la  bella figura ‘perfect luxurious traveler kit’ ($70; for both) – take luxury on the go with you with this kit that contains the barbary fig renewal serum, barbary fig seed oil, decouverte under eye repair serum, and rainforest hydration treatment
  9. wild honey apothecary ‘buttermilk sandalwood honey mud’ ($20; for both) – made with bio-dynamic honey from a local organic farm, this honey ‘mud’ will infuse your skin with vitamins and your mind with a wonderful sense of relaxation


  • That Living Libations website is a trip (as in: I’m feeling trippy just reading all the alternative treats!) I’ll be spending quite a bit of time in that shop! Thanks for the intro. Meanwhile, love the rest of this collection too. I LOVE Kat and Wild Honey Apothecary. She’s awesome and so is her knowledge of herbs. But it’s not fair to just single her out as there are so many outstanding products here and I’m so happy that I own and can play with many of them 🙂 Can you imagine if we’d get together? Who knows what would wind up on our faces :-)?! XO

    • lifeinblush

      haha it is a little trippy, but I love their whole philosophy and approach to creating clean, skin-nourishing products. I’m going to be exploring more of their products in the new year and will be doing a full review! And yes I can imagine and yes I do want to make that happen sometime! 😀

  • Mademoiselle nature

    What a great list! the Honey mud from Kat is definitely my fav! a must try for 2014!x

    • lifeinblush

      I wanted to include her whole line, but this one is definitely a treat everyone should try out!

  • Margie

    How nice, lots of skin care product ideas for him too! Shopping as never been easier,with online purchasing usually available. Great list!

    • lifeinblush

      there are so many great options emerging for men now! finding one they’ll like is going to be much easier on the lady who’s doing the shopping 🙂