How’s your Christmas shopping going?
If you’ve done most of it and are just looking for the perfect stocking stuffer, I’ve got you covered. I’ve rounded up the cutest little treats on the web. They got the cute factor, work like magic and won’t set you back more than $20. Curious?
Here are the best skincare stocking stuffers for holidays 2017:
IT’S SKIN MACARON LIP BALM STRAWBERRY ($10.00)
Cutest. Lip. Balm. Ever. Made with mineral oil and shea butter, this little treat is guaranteed to keep your lips soft and kissable all winter long. The strawberry scent is delicious, too. But if that’s not your thing, It’s Skin Macaron Lip Balm is available in three more flavours: pineapple, green apple and grape. Take your pick!
HYLAMIDE GLOW RADIANCE BOOSTER ($20.00)
Have a friend who can’t live without her tan in winter? She needs to try this. Hylamide Glow Radiance Booster is free from DHA, that thing that gives you a streaky, orangey tan. Instead, it uses a raspberry keto sugar that reacts with your skin cells, turning them a darker hue. The tan you get from this sugar is much more natural and even. Plus, it gives your skin a lovely glow, too. You can read my full review here.
OH K! SHEET MASK BUBBLE (£6.00)
How cool would it be if your face turned into a cloud? That’s just what this sheet mask does. When you put it on your skin, the oxygen in the air reacts with the mask, creating tiny bubbles all over your face. Plus, it gives it a good cleanse. Once you take it off, your skin is clean and soft.
SOAP & GLORY HAPPY PAMPER GIFT SET ($7.00)
Pamper time! Soap & Glory Happy Pamper Gift Set contains Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel, a citrus-scented shower gel with in-built lotion, and super moisturising The Righteous Butter Body Butter. It’s loaded with moisturising shea butter and soothing aloe vera and smells like roses.
Available at: Ulta
THE ORDINARY ORGANIC COLD-PRESSED ROSE HIP SEED OIL (£9.00)
ANY product from The Ordinary would make a good stocking stuffer. It was really hard to choose one but in the end I settled onto The Ordinary Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil because it’s something everyone can use. It’s moisturising but fast-absorbing so oily skin can use it, too. It’s a natural source of retinol, so it keeps dry and mature skin soft and younger-looking. It’s soothing so most people with sensitive skin won’t react to it (a few do, though). Did I mention it also helps treat acne? If you need more convincing, click here to check out my post on why rose hip oil is my fave go-to oil for every skin woe.
THE BODY SHOP FESTIVE BODY BUTTER SEASONAL TRIO ($18.00)
I adore The Body Shop body butters. They’re just what the doctor ordered for dry winter skin. A little dollop of butter and your skin stay soft and smooth for the whole day. For the holidays, The Body Shop has created three new festive scents. The Body Shop Festive Body Butter Season Trio contains three body butters in Frosted Plum, Frosted Berries and Vanilla Chai. Yummy!
Available at: Ulta
PAULA’S CHOICE LIPSCREEN SPF 50 ($10.00)
I know, Paula’s Choice Lipscreen SPF 50 doesn’t look like much but it’s a total lip saver. Most brands forget that our lips need sunscreen all year round (yes, even in the middle of winter!). Paula has packed SPF 50 into it to keep your pout safe from UV harm. Plus, it has a bunch of oils and butters that moisturise your lips, leaving them soft and kissable all winter long.
CLINIQUE DOUBLE CLEANSING DETOX SET ($10.00)
Good skincare starts with a clean foundation. You need to take everything off for your retinol and vitamin C to be able to penetrate skin deep enough to work their magic. Clinique Double Cleansing Detox set features Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel, a subtly foaming cleanser for daytime, and Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, a moisturising cleansing balm that removes every last trace of makeup. You can even take the set apart and donate the foaming cleanser to a friend with oily skin and the cleansing balm to a friend with dry skin.
SKINFIX 12 HOUR MIRACLE OINTMENT ($14.99)
Skinfix 12 Hour Miracle Ointment is a godsend for dry, sensitive skin. I’ve rarely seen a lotion packed with so many soothing ingredients. Allantoin, aloe vera, bisabobol… all the top skin-sootheners are there. Plus, natural oils and butters like shea and coconut that deeply moisturise even the driest of skin types. They also create a barrier on the skin that protects it from harsh weather and germs.
Available at: Ulta
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Are you gonna get any of these skincare stocking stuffers for your loved ones this year? Let me know your picks in the comments below.