December 10, 2020
Gifting skincare can be challenging this time of year. Knowing which skin type to buy for, their preferences of textures and smells, and even how their skin may react can make this process difficult. Would we ever leave you hanging? Nope. Our holistic estheticians are here to help! We’ve gathered our list of top skincare picks that have that wow-factor, are results oriented and are versatile enough for anyone on your Christmas list. Because the gift of good skin and an excuse for more self care is the best gift of all!
1. FOR AN OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD G-L-O-W:
Looking to help that special someone glow a little bit brighter without the harsh peels or chemicals? goopglow Vitamin C Glow Serum provides the ultimate glow, fast! One of our strongest Vitamin C serum’s yet, this unique live-mixed two-bottle design maximizes potency and freshness, delivering a serum that stays active all the way through its use. Combining 20% Vitamin C (a robust antioxidant that protects and heals damaged skin cells), with 3 different molecular sizes of Hyaluronic Acid (a hydrator that’s naturally present in the body), this serum will plump and hydrated skin like no other. The best part? These two skin-care powerhouse ingredients are suitable for all skin types. goop’s potent serum will not only brighten their skin but will 100% dramatically improve their skin’s hydration levels. This is the perfect product for anyone hoping to reduce pigmentation, dark spots, or acne scares. Have them apply after they cleanse and tone the skin in the morning and at night. Immediately follow with their favorite moisturizer and sunscreen.
* A perfect gift for a mother-in-law, sun kissed friend, or nanny.
2. FOR A CLEAR COMPLEXION
Do you have a friend or family member who struggles with hormonal acne, blocked pores, or oily skin? Gift them Tata Harper’s Purifying Mask! It’s the perfect detox treatment that purges pores of dirt and grime, without stripping the skin of moisture. This award winning mask combines Sandalwood and Willow Bark, both mildly astringent and anti-inflammatory ingredients that help soothe and calm inflamed skin. Broccoli helps deliver intense hydration without clogging your pores, while Arnica and Calendula help to relieve any irritation and redness. After using this beautiful creamy pink mask, your giftee will feel oh so refreshed and deeply cleansed, with soft + supple skin. For maximum results, have them use this mask 2-3 times throughout their week by applying it on dry skin for 10-20 mintues and rinsing off with cold water.
*A perfect gift for your younger sis or skincare-loving bestie!
3. FOR SOOTHED SKIN
For those outdoor adventure types that experience dry, red, and irritated skin, give them Botnia’s Soothing Repair Mask. This moisture intense treatment refreshes and rejuvenates one’s skin with deep hydration. It is a gentle gel mask, filled with Hyaluronic Acid + Saccharides to nourish and hydrate dry/dehydrated skin, and combined with handcrafted Rose Extract and Geranium Hydrosol that fight bacteria + inflammation. Have them apply the mask on freshly cleaned skin, covering the entire face and décolleté. Let it sit for 15 mins, then rinse clean. Follow with their daily skincare routine.
* A perfect gift for the outdoor-lovers (surfers, snowboarders!) or even professional chefs (cooking over a stove dries skin out).
4. FOR A HYDRATING BOOST
Everyone can use a little boost right now, especially when it comes to hydration! With the cold weather, PPE mask wearing and stronger winds, most people’s skin is yearning for some extra dose of water – which is why you can’t go wrong gifting Osea’s Hyaluronic Sea Serum to anyone on your Christmas list. This lightweight water-based moisture is filled with Mineral-rich Seaweeds and Hyaluronic Acid that strengthens one’s natural moisture barrier and encourages brighter, firmer skin. Apply after cleansing + misting, both morning and night, by using 2 pumps to the face and décolleté. Always follow up with a water based moisturizer, allowing the Hyaluronic to pull the water molecules deeper into your skin, thus leaving you more hydrated.
* A perfect gift for your boss, work wife, or man!
5. FOR YEAR-ROUND PROTECTION
The sun is always out, even in the winter! It may not be as strong, but it is still there slowly aging our skin (especially in Southern California!). Surprise a loved one with Josh Rosebrook’s Nutrient Day Cream for all the year-round skin protection. This dual-action day cream performs as a regenerating moisturizer and natural, broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. This luxurious, lightweight cream finishes matte, smooth and comfortable without any white residue. Neem helps with inflammation, Rose Hips (a natural vitamin c) helps to fight free radicals, and Marshmallow Root helps to soothe the skin. This moisturizer (and sunscreen) will soon become a staple in their skincare routine, leaving their skin ready for those unexpected sunny days.
* A perfect gift for the stubborn teenager who refuses to wear sunscreen, or the young adult who has begun to notice sun damage creeping in!
Have additional questions? Book a Virtual Skin Consult with Katrina now!