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Five Best holiday beauty buys on a budget

December 23, 2009 Reviewed by admin 1 Comment
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but what goodies will you fill them with and from where? If you feel like you've already spent too much this holiday season or you're trimming expenses along with the tree, look no further than our Five Best beauty buys under $10. These modest gift ideas go easy on the wallet and take the heavy lifting out of shopping. All can be found at your nearest drugstore, supermarket, or big-box store, just in time for a last-minute deal.

Whether you're in need of a small stocking stuffer, a welcome Secret Santa surprise, or the most sought-after white elephant party prize, the following beauty gifts are sure to please.  Click on the images below for easy-to-find and easy-to-appreciate Yes to Carrots, Yes to Tomatoes, Aveeno, Burt's Bees, and Yardley of London gift item ideas. Don't forget to earn brownie points by mentioning that their formulas got Truth in Aging's holiday stamp of approval.

Click on the product names below for our full reviews:

Ingredients in Aveeno Positively Ageless Warming Scrub:

PEG-8, Magnesium Sulfate, Poloxamer 338, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Polyethylene, Cetyl Alcohol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Stem Extract, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Algae Extract, Fragrance, Stearyl Alcohol.

Ingredients in Burt's Bees Pomegranate and Soy Shampoo:

Aqua, decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, coco-betaine, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, honey, glycine soja (soybean) protein, glycerin, sucrose laurate, betaine, glucose, fragrance, punica granatum (pomegranate) extract, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, soy amino acids, xanthan gum, citric acid, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase.

Ingredients in Burt's Bees Pomegranate and Soy Conditioner:

Aqua (water, eau), decyl glucoside, betaine, glycerin, lauryl glucoside, coco-betaine, sucrose laurate, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, parfum (fragrance), punica granatum seed oil, soy amino acids, sodium cocoyl hydrolyzed soy protein, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, xanthan gum, citric acid, glucose, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, benzyl benzoate.

Ingredients in Yes to Tomatoes Tender Touch Hand Cream:

Aqua (Water), Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomatoes) Extract*, Stearic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel*, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Extract*, Capsicum Annuum (Red Pepper) Extract*, Aspalathus Genus (Red Tea) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Calendula Officinalis Oil*, Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Extract*, Capsicum Annuum (Green Pepper) Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water), Algea (Spirulina, Rhodella, Dunaliella) *, Maris Limus (Silt) Extract, Glycerine Triisostearate, Benzyl Alcohol, Magnesium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Propolis Cera*, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ginkgo Biloba Extract*, Niacin*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E). *Organic.

Ingredients in Yes to Carrots Natural Smile Lip Tint:

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Beeswax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Mica, Iron Oxides, Tocopherol, Limonene, Linalool, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract.

Ingredients in Yes to Carrots Rose Bliss Lip Gloss:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Beeswax, Silica, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Limonene, Manganese Violet, Iron Oxides, Linalool, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract.

Ingredients in Yardley of London Lavender Wisteria Natural Soap:

Palm oil, Coconut oil, Palm kernel oil, Vegetable glycerin, Shea butter & Sunflower oil blend, English lavender extract, English lavender petals, Certified organic honey, Certified organic shea butter, Rose hip extract, Natural essential oils.
  • May 28, 2012

    by Marta

    I just found this review and was surprised to see Yes To Lip Gloss on here... very frustrated as I've just read on another article on your site that 'linalool' is cytotoxic. I was hoping this site would make it easier to choose products!! no such luck

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