12 Days of Christmas Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday season is here and it is the perfect time to splurge a little on those we love and cherish. Skincare gifts are always a great idea for the holidays because everybody's skin undergoes a transition during the colder months. Your beauty enthusiast bestie or even your mom who has been loyal to a skincare brand for decades can never say no to some amazing new cleansers and moisturizers.
To help you choose the best gifts according to your budget, we've curated a "12 Days of Christmas" gift guide.
Each of these products has been tried and is trusted by a wide array of users, so, rest assured that you're in safe hands.
Gifts Under $25.
For those whose skin barrier needs some repair: Collagen Moisturizer
We all have that loved one whose skin barrier has been compromised by the use of harsh products, exposure to the elements, or poor skincare habits. You can play Santa this year by giving such a person a gift that would strengthen his/her skin barrier.
We recommend a skin-friendly moisturizer such as the Collagen Moisturizer. The plant collagen cream is a "healthy skin barrier in a bottle," thanks to its long list of nourishing ingredients.
You and your loved ones can count on this soothing blend to improve skin issues such as dryness, irritation, flakiness, itchiness, redness, burning, and tingling.
Here's what one user had to say about this product;
Very moisturizing. I could not rate it for smell because it is natural and no artificial scent was added. It is easy to apply and the skin is very moisturized after applying. After using this for over a week my skin feels much more supple and moist. I can recommend this moisturizer - Prime U.
Read this blog: The Benefits of Collagen in Skin care
For tired, dry winter skin: Glycolic Acid Cleanser
Erase dull, flaky, and dry winter skin with a gentle exfoliating cleanser such as the 10% Glycolic Acid Cleanser. We love that the non-stripping cleanser is an all-rounder; it deals with wrinkles, discoloration, acne, etc.
This exfoliant is a super-luxe gift idea for everyone around you (including yourself). After all, who doesn't need happy, radiant skin this freezing season?
This user couldn't agree more!
Since I started using the face wash I see my face in a clearer, cleaner, and brighter light. I am so glad that I try the products, they do work in more ways than one. I do have a routine with some of the face products and there’s not one that I like better than the other they all do their jobs. - Doris
Read this blog: Should You Change Your Skincare Routine this Winter?
For the one with sensitive skin: Glycolic Acid Toner
Sensitive skin types can be quite tricky to care for but they deserve some TLC, too. Trust us to come up with a solution for your loved ones with sensitive skin - the 7% Glycolic Acid Toner.
This Glycolic toner sloughs off dead skin cells that may have accumulated rapidly due to the cold weather. But don't let the "acid" in it discourage you. This non-drying formula is soothing and best suited for sensitive skin - thanks to the presence of calming ingredients such as aloe vera, glycerin, propylene glycol, and witch Hazel.
Not convinced enough? See what a user who calls this product "Liquid Gold" had to say about this crowd-pleasing toner.
Love this stuff! I have horrible skin right now due to a crazy hormone imbalance and I was on a mission to find something that would help reduce pore size this stuff is legit! I noticed that about 10 minutes after I put it on my skin looked MUCH better...large pores were almost invisible and my skin tone was more even. It doesn't have a smell which is nice as well...it does make my face itch a little for a few minutes after I put it on but I believe it's just it doing its thing - Amazon C.
Read this blog: Toner: What Does It Do and Why Do You Need One?
For the one who craves an at-home spa experience: Microdermabrasion
Have you thought of a remarkable gift to offer that pal or sibling or coworker of yours who works round the clock but still manages to squeeze out some time for a beauty ritual? Well, we have an amazing suggestion - the gift of a radiant complexion.
Wipe away signs of stress from your loved one's skin by offering them an at-home facial gift such as the microdermabrasion scrub.
The at-home spa product made of tiny particles removes dead skin cells without causing injury to the skin. Anyone who uses this scrub would feel pampered, nourished, and de-stressed after every single use.
What a user said about this product;
This product is very gentle on the skin yet cleanses deeply and effectively. I have mature, sensitive skin, yet I can use it every day and my skin is never irritated! I highly recommend this scrub--rids skin of old cells to reveal the soft skin beneath, all in a gentle way. Most scrubs are far too harsh on sensitive skin or they barely do the job if the exfoliating material melts away. I've tried many exfoliators and this is the best I've found - Barbara L.
Read this blog: At-Home Microdermabrasion to Make Your Skin Glow
For the one with enlarged pores: Glycolic Acid Pads
Chances are that if you've dealt with enlarged pores, one or more of your family members are dealing with it, too (genetics is the culprit). A lovely gift to hand over to them this period is a pore-shrinking gift - the Glycolic Acid Pads.
Don't trust our word for it? Here's what this user observed after using this product.
These work great for breakouts and shrinking pores.
I have pretty sensitive skin. I use these about twice a week or whenever I'm having active acne. They work great at clearing my skin without over-drying. Also notice my pores shrinking when I use them - Jessica H.
Read this blog: How to Minimize your Pores in 3 Simple Steps
For the outdoorsy one: Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Does your beloved enjoy sledding, camping, hiking, skiing, and shopping during this cold, dreary season? If yes, a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 is a thoughtful gift for that person.
On chilly winter days, the harmful UV sun rays are still in full effect, attacking the skin cells of anyone they come in contact with.
Send your loved one(s) the Anti-aging moisturizer with SPF 30 to add to their beauty shelf. The product is lightweight and applies like a dream; no greasiness, no ickiness.
What's more? This sunscreen doubles as an excellent hydrating moisturizer which keeps the winter nasties away.
One user gushed about this product saying;
Does what it advertises, smells good, and moisturizes well. Good product for daily use. - Jamie D.
Read this blog: How to Prevent Early Signs of Skin Aging
Gifts Under $50
For the one dealing with dry skin: Keratosis Pilaris Lotion
Winter season can contribute to your already dry skin. Very hot water can dry out your skin even more and a long shower is more likely to cause skin dryness than a short shower.
How to remedy that? Keratos Pilaris Exfoliating Lotion deeply moisturizes your skin. It contains glycolic and salicylic acids to reveal smoother and more even skin.
Here's what one user observed after using this bump-reducing lotion.
Check out one user's review.
Touch for healthy skin
I'm very impressed with this product! I've wasted sooo much money on lotions. I finally gave up on the belief that I could have soft, smooth skin....and then I tried Touch. Within 2 days I noticed a big difference in the texture of my skin. No more red bumps, dry patches. My elbows have never been so smooth and soft! - Paula
Read this blog: Keratosis Pilaris - All You Need to Know
For the one dealing with hyperpigmentation: Bright & Clear Cream
Does your friend, relative, or neighbor complain about a stubborn dark spot that has refused to fade away? It's time to try something that works; the Bright and Clear Cream.
This holiday gift is superb for anyone battling stubborn dark spots, hyperpigmentation, dull skin, melasma, and age spots.
The color-correcting cream boasts 4 powerful lightening ingredients that help to clarify and brighten the complexion.
What one user thinks;
Bright and Clear for the win!
This product is amazing. It has reduced my hormonal acne and dramatically lightened up not only some sun spots and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation but some of my freckles and moles are starting to disappear too! The cream easily absorbs and doesn’t pill. Perfection! - CS
Read this blog: How to Fade Red Marks Quicker with Skincare
Gifts Under 100.
For the one who needs some winter glow: Bright and Clear Bundle
Winter blues dulling your loved one's shine? Well, not on our watch. Give your family, bestie, or partner the gift of super-glowy skin this season by snagging the Bright and Clear Bundle for them.
This skin set features the Glycolic Acid toner, Bright and Clear Cream, and SPF 30 moisturizer. The bundle is great for fading dark spots, eating away worn-out skin cells, banishing dullness, boosting skin radiance, and promoting a healthy glow.
What a user had to say;
Skin loves it
MY skin has improved since using this product - Nia.
Read this blog: Your AM and PM Skincare Routine this Winter
For the one with chicken and bumpy skin: KP Bundle
Dealing with Keratosis Pilaris on a normal day can be quite uncomfortable, so, imagine what your loved one may be going through during this wintertime. (Cold season is known to aggravate the condition).
You can bring relief to anyone with this condition by buying the Keratosis Pilaris bundle for them as their holiday gift. The KP bundle offers double defense against bumpiness. The body wash cleanses the skin and decongests pores, while the lotion improves the appearance and feel of the skin.
Here's what one user observed after using this bump-reducing bundle.
I have Keratosis on my back, arms and face and I just hate it! Your product is the first I have tried and has made a drastic improvement! Let me know if you have a stronger one or what may come in the future. Thank you!
Wonderful! Yet it’s always a work in progress, as there is no cure I know of!
Read this blog: How to Manage Keratosis Pilaris Effectively
For the one with mature skin: Anti-Aging Bundle
Is any special someone in your life already showing signs of aging e.g sagginess, crepey skin, fine lines, and wrinkles? You can show them some love by buying them anti-aging products to target some skin concerns they might be dealing with.
An excellent present is an anti-aging gift that consists of a trio of goodies; Glycolic acid pads, collagen moisturizer, and sunscreen.
The skincare set nourishes, protects, and keeps the skin firm. The acid-based cleansing pads exfoliate old skin cells to reveal a youthful complexion while the collagen moisturizer promotes collagen formation and firmer skin. The SPF in this set fights free radicals that may destroy collagen and the DNA structure of the skin.
What a user said about this set;
I love these, will be ordering again!
These are easy to use and have been great for my skin! That being said I do not have sensitive skin and it is very oily! This has helped with texture and appearance. My skin is smoother and pores are tighter! I use these in conjunction with a mild cleanser, vitamin c serum, green tea toner, and oil of olay retinol night moisturizer! In a month I have the best skin I have ever had in my life! There is a visible decrease in wrinkles, less sebum production, and just healthier and brighter all around. I would recommend to start at 1 use a week if you have sensitive skin and rinse off after letting it sit for a few minutes, just my opinion, not intended as medical advice(have to cya). I also use these on the back of my arms where I have a skin condition that causes bumps and acne. I have seen significant improvement! - Ninnyfurr.
Read this blog: How to Slow Down Natural Skin Aging
For the skincare minimalist: Acne Bundle, KP Bundle, and Spotless Bundle
If your best friend, relative, or colleague at work is big on skinimalism, you're in luck! We have a perfect gift for that person.
Our bundles targeting different issues such as acne, keratosis pilaris, and pigmentation, contain 4 products - the right number of products needed for a minimalistic skincare routine.
If your loved one is dealing with chicken skin, the Keratosis Pilaris set would be a great addition to their skincare arsenal. For skin challenges such as discoloration and dullness, you need to cop the spotless set. There are also tailor-made bundles for acne care and premature aging.
Read this blog: The New Clean Beauty: All you need to know
The holiday season is one of the most enjoyable times of the year when we engage in lots of eating, partying, and other fun activities that may leave our skin stressed. The cold temperatures and low humidity can trigger more skin issues and that's why we highly recommend that you add a skincare product to every gift hamper you plan to hand out this year.