For Christmas 2022, let’s keep it local, beautiful and sustainable …
We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to great Irish beauty gifts. Whether you want seaweed-powered body creams, glorious natural essential oils and candles or high-performing, sustainably sourced skincare. We’ve kept our top ten list pure and simple – which means Irish-made as well as owned.
We might not usually give skincare as a gift, but there are exceptions – Nicola Connolly’s Nunaia (both the cleansing balm and oil serum are exquisite); Seabody skincare (luxurious, efficacious, beautiful to use) and Daughters of Flowers, made by Reidin Beattie in Co Cork, are all excellent.
For best results, look for “Made in Ireland” on labels and, even better, Ecocert Cosmos Organic certification from the Soil Association. These ten are some of our favourites, but are really just the tip of the iceberg – we’d also love essential oils from The Nature of Things, Oxmantown Jasmine Ylang perfume oil and Arona Delicate Rose solid perfume (www.aronanaturalfragrance.com) – and absolutely anything and everything from Cloon Keen (in Galway and Powerscourt Townhouse Dublin – try their Bealtaine eau de parfum for instant uplift, and Noble Fir candles for the ultimate winter beauty and glow) … the list is endless.
THE HANDMADE SOAP COMPMANY
The Indulgent Essentials gift set, €120; www.thehandmadesoapcompany.ie.