Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Bestie (+ enter to win!)

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It is December and time to get serious about shopping for all of your gift giving needs! It is no fun rushing around just days before Christmas trying to find the perfect gift (speaking from experience!) so start now and save yourself the frustration!

Gift giving doesn’t have to be expensive or come from fancy stores. You can find a lot of great gifts and stocking stuffers in your local drug store. I suggest you start there because you’ll have many options for a variety of people on your list.

Take, for example, your best friend who is committed to using products that are good for the earth and her body. She loves educating others about ways to save the planet and live a more natural lifestyle.  Perhaps it is your turn to educate her?

Neutrogena Naturals are pure, effective skin care products created to be both good for your skin and the earth. The line is 94% naturally derived (on average) skincare that works. Check out what Neutrogena says about their Naturals line:

“Committed, Inside and Out

Leveraging our skincare expertise, we’ve created pure, high-quality, naturally derived formulas that deliver results.

% Naturally Derived
We leveraged natural plant derived ingredients where possible and the average of our line is 94% natural.

Not tested on animals
We have a public commitment not to conduct animal testing on cosmetic products and ingredients, unless required by law or government authorities.

Post Consumer Recycled Plastic
We’re using up to 50% post consumer recycled content in our bottles.

100% Recycled Paper
Our folding cartons are made from 100% recycled paper with 60% post-consumer recycled content. Our recycled paperboard cartons use 75% less water in processing than virgin paperboard does.

Supports Clean Water
We partnered with The Nature Conservancy, a global organization dedicated to protecting natural sources of clean water for people, plants and animals.

Renewable Energy
The Neutrogena® Brand supports renewable energy through a solar array on our headquarters/manufacturing site in CA that produces on average 678,000 kWh annually”

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With this information, you are armed with information to share with your bestie when she opens your gift containing some really great Neutrogena Naturals products… it will make the gift that much sweeter to give!

Here’s what I am recommending for your Eco-Friendly Bestie:


I love these products! Anytime I can use products made with natural ingredients, I am happy to do so. (I’ve been using Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser for years.)

I am a sucker for a good scrub.  My skin tends to breakout on my chin and around my mouth. Clogged pores are often due to dead skin cells not being taken care of so a gentle scrub is an important part of my routine. It is refreshing to me and I love how smooth my skin feels after using a good scrub.  The Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub is especially delightful with its gentle formula that can be used daily.

Now, let’s talk about the Neutrogena Naturals Brightening Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 25. This is my first experience with this product and now I want to drench my entire body in it! The fragrance is subtle but amazing (it has lemon peel in it). It leaves my face feeling soft and the formula is not heavy. I’m really impressed with this one! I use it on the back of my hands as well because my hands have age spots and always feel dry. The combination of brightener, to reduce skin discoloration, and SPF 25 gives my hands both protection and a more even skin tone. Hint: you’ll want to pick up one for yourself as well as your bestie!

To stay with the eco-friendly gift giving theme, pack the Neutrogena Naturals in a makeup bag made from recycled and sustainable materials.

A gift like this is thoughtful and personal. She’ll love that you got her something that really suits her lifestyle (so much better than the Best Friend socks you got her last year!).

Learn more about Neutrogena Naturals and where to shop on

Enter to Win:

12 Days of Beauty - sponsored by Neutrogena |

Neutrogena has generously offered some fun prizes for you to enter to win!  Each day, there is a new beauty blogger featuring a different Neutrogena product(s). Follow the links of bloggers to enter to win on each of their sites!  Tomorrow’s blogger is Cindy from Prime Beauty Blog. Check out her post tomorrow for your chance to enter to win (hint: she’ll tell you who’s blog to check on Sunday so you can follow the chain of beauty giveaways!)  Follow her on Instagram (@primebeauty) and Twitter (@PrimeBeauty50) also!

Win a BIG Prize:
Comment on any of my social media posts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that refer to Neutrogena’s 12 Days of Beauty for your chance to win ALL of the products featured during the 12 Days of Beauty promotion! Wow, that’s awesome, right?!

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FINALLY, enter to win the two products I talked about right here on this blog post!

Leave a comment in the comment section below telling me who you would like to gift the Purifying Pore Scrub and Brightening Daily Moisturizer to. I will randomly select TWO winners on December 14. Both winners will receive both products! Neutrogena will ship the products. Failure to reply to the winning email within 48 hours will result in a new winner being selected. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck! Spread the word to your family and friends…there is a lot to win here, compliments of Neutrogena!  Have fun!

Love, Tammy

Disclosure: I have partnered with Neutrogena to bring you this information. I received free products to review as well as compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. The brand will be providing the prize packages.


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  1. Thank you and Neutrogena for this great giveaway. As for your question — as much as I like my friends I’m going to gift the Purifying Pore Scrub and Brightening Daily Moisturizer to myself, what a great way to start that extra pampering in a new year.

  2. I love Neutrogena products and although I have never tried these two, I would gift this to my daughter in law because she is trying to use better products in her routine. Thanks for the chance at trying these products.

  3. I would gift these 2 products to my sister-in-law who is thrilled whenever I give her beauty care products – even samples! Neutrogena makes great products and she would love these.

  4. Love it and I love face cleansers!! I would gift these great gifts to my mom!

  5. leslie richman says:

    I’d share with my teenager! Thanks 🙂

  6. Tabathia B says:

    I would love to gift to my daughter

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  7. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    How generous of you and Neutrogena for offering these fun giveaways. I would gift this to my sister and she would love it. Thanks so much.

  8. can I keep them both? My skin would appreciate it!

  9. Paol Trenny says:

    I am giving to my niece if I win this prize. Thanks

  10. Christine says:

    I would love these for my daughters.

  11. Anacelis Cruz says:

    How can I pls Winn this product???

  12. I would gift to my daughter if I won this. She is in college studying opera performance and per every DIVA wears full makeup daily. (she doesn’t do that weird contouring stuff though) Anyhow, this would sure help her get the gunk off and help keep her skin fresh and glowing.

  13. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I would give the Purifying Pore Scrub to my daughter and I would keep the moisturizer for myself.

  14. Tina Barker says:

    I’d gift the Purifying Pore Scrub and Brightening Daily Moisturizer to my sister-in-law, Cherie.

  15. My wife uses the daily moisturizer already, and the scrub would be a wonderful addition to her routine (although I’d have to get up 10 minutes earlier to give her time in the mornings to use it!)

  16. I would gift these to my daughter-in-law. A month to go till her first baby and she can certainly use a pick me up and some pampering.

  17. Happy Holidays! I started using Neutrogena Products,
    as a teenager. I have tried many other brands
    of facial care products, throughout the years;
    but even at my extended age, Neutrogena
    Products, remain my first choice…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  18. I would give this set to my sister. We have both used Neutrogena for years.

  19. I would gift both sets to my two daughters, Sarah and Sadie. Sadie uses ONLY Neutrogena !

  20. I’m recently making the move to natural products. I would love to try Neutrogena. They have such a good reputation. I would like my mother to try it too!

  21. I would gift them to my sister

  22. i would give these to my sister who’s struggled with her skin and loves neutrogena products!

  23. I would definitely give these to my older sister, I know she loves new products to help with skin!

  24. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I would like to gift the Purifying Pore Scrub and Brightening Daily Moisturizer to my son’s girlfriend. Neutrogena products are the best!

  25. I would like to gift these to my younger sister. She too struggles with her skin and has a tight budget for buying things to “try” them is difficult for her

  26. If I win, it will be a gift for a friend who has been very helpful and giving to me. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  27. I would give these to my aunt. She would love them.

  28. I would keep them,i really need these.

  29. Grace Bertou says:

    I’m an esthetics student and I love trying new products! I’m hoping to find a new line to work with

  30. Jennifer Hansen says:

    My teenage daughter – she has been struggling with skin issues 🙁

    parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

  31. Jennifer b says:

    I would gift to my daughter. Shes always looking for a good face product

  32. I would like to gift them to my sister

  33. I would gift it to my friend Kim

  34. My sister would love both the Purifying Pore Scrub and Brightening Daily Moisturizer. She is a Neutrogena fan and has been using Neutrogena products for years.

  35. Anita Duvall says:

    I would gift this to my daughter, Emily.

  36. I would gift them to my significant other since he uses Neutrogena face products

  37. I would like to give this to my sister because she loves beautiful stuff like I do.

  38. Melissa A. says:

    If I win, I would use the brightening moisturizer and give the scrub to my sister in law!

  39. I would give the products to my friend Dianne

  40. I would like to gift them to my mom.

  41. I’ve never tried their naturals line. I am looking forward to a change in facial products often I find they have been drying my skin instead of helping it.