Holiday Gift Guide 2016: The Best Gift Sets For The Skincare Obsessed

by Gio

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It’s that time of the year again.

That time when you hurriedly make your Christmas wishlists, hoping your friends, your SO and even your mom may get you all your heart desires.

Err, I meant when you’re looking for presents for your loved ones. To let them know how much you appreciate them.

I’m not fooling anyone, am I?

But, we all deserve amazing skin this Christmas so why not treat both yourself and a loved one? That way, everyone’s happy.

If you don’t fancy spending hours scouring the skincare aisles of your fave beauty store (is that only my idea of fun?), fret not. I did it for you.

I’ve found all the best skincare deals of this holiday season and put them all together in this little guide. Just for you:

DRUNK ELEPHANT AHA KIT ($96.00)
This set is literally a dream come true. It has ALL my fave products from the brand. B-Hydra features hyaluronic acid to keep your skin super hydrated even in the freezing Christmas weather. C-Firma is made with vitamin C to make your complexion firmer and brighter. And T.L.C. Framboos exfoliates and fights off wrinkles. What more could your skin possibly want? Get it at Sephora.

PAULA’S CHOICE RADIANT SKIN COLLECTION ($110.00)
This is the perfect gift for any friend who’s constantly battling with oily skin and wrinkles. The RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum is chockfull of antioxidants and retinol to fight off wrinkles and dark spots and make skin smoother and brighter. The RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer keeps skin well-protected from the harsh winter weather. And the two bottles of SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid exfoliates skin, unclog pores and keeps pimples away. Buy at Paula’s Choice.

DR DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE FERULIC + RETINOL 4 EVER GORGEOUS COLLECTION ($68.00)
You know what’s even better than retinol (the gold standard for anti-aging?). Retinol + ferulic acid. This antioxidant fights 3 types of free radicals on its own! This set features Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum (full size), Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel (1 treatment), Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution (15ml) and Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer (15ml) to keep wrinkles away from the entire face. Available at Sephora.

NEUTROGENA HEALTHY-SKIN ANTI-WRINKLE SYSTEM ($23.99)
Have a friend who only uses soap and Nivea Creme to take care of her skin? Do her a favour and introduce her to a proper skincare routine. This affordable set does the job without overwhelming her. The Fresh Foaming Cleanser gently cleanses skin. The Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 15 has retinol so its fights off wrinkles while moisturizing skin. The Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Cream has a gentler form of vitamin A (same family as retinol) so it keeps the delicate area young and healthy without irritating it. Grab it at Ulta.

FOREO HOLIDAY T-SONIC SKINCARE COLLECTION (£169.00)
It is no secret that I’m obsessed with my Luna Play. They try to pass it off as a cleanser, but it’s an exfoliant and does the job oh-so-well! Here, it comes with its big sister, Luna 2 Normal Skin, a day cleanser and a night cleanser to leave skin cleaner and brighter. Bye bye breakouts! Available at Feel Unique.

OLAY PROFESSIONAL PRO-X INTENSIVE WRINKLE PROTOCOL ($44.99)
I know, Olay has a boring, old lady reputation. But, they still make some of the best products you’ll find at the drugstore. They’re one of the few brands who use niacinamide, which does everything: hydrates skin, soothes irritations, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots, and even treats acne. And, they use vitamin A to get rid of wrinkles, too. This set features ProX Lotion SPF30, ProX Deep Wrinkle Cream and PROX Smoothing Cream. Get it Ulta.

SUNDAY RILEY POWER COUPLE DUO: TOTAL TRANSFORMATION KIT ($85.00)
I love Good Genes because it’s one of the few products out there that uses the gentle lactic acid to exfoliate skin. Here it comes with Luna Sleeping Night Oil, which deeply moisturizes skin while you sleep. But, if you’re prone to irritations, beware. Some of the oils may be irritating for your uber sensitive skin. Everyone else, enjoy! Available at Sephora.

PROACTIV 3-STEP SYSTEM ($50.00)
Got a friend stuck with acne? These lotions and potions are enriched with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, two powerful acne-fighters. If they can’t do the job, your friend needs to see a good derm, pronto! The set features Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, Pore Targeting Treatment and Complexion Perfecting Hydrator. Grab it at Ulta.

JACK BLACK IT’S THE BALM ($25.00)
Jack Black makes the most moisturizing lip balms I’ve ever tried. And in this dreadful weather, your lips need all the moisture they can get. Here you’ll find the Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF25 in 4 different flavours: Natural Mint & Shea Butter, Vanilla & Natural Mint, Shea Butter & Vitamin E and Mango & Mandarin. Yummy! Buy it at Sephora.

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4 comments

cathy December 13, 2016 - 4:02 pm

Yu-Be Skin Care makes some great gift sets, and their stuff is so effective. You can get their moisturizer, exfoliator, lip balm, lotion, and these heel and elbow moisturizer socks in different variations for gifts, and all of it is really powerful and really soothing, so good for a spa night gift or even for someone that works a lot with their hands.

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Gio December 13, 2016 - 9:17 pm

Cathy, thank you for sharing. I will have to check them out.

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H December 16, 2016 - 7:52 pm

Ohhh! I love Sunday Riley! Their UFO oil is good for oily skin.

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Gio December 16, 2016 - 8:06 pm

H, it’s great, isn’t it?

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