Who on your holiday shopping list has been especially good this year? Giving luxury skin care is the ultimate gesture. Whether you’re looking to treat a friend with a decadent mask or go all out for that special someone with a big-ticket skin care set, we’ve got plenty of festive gift ideas.
Do you know someone with sensitive skin looking to bring a little zen into their regimen? This four-piece skin care collection aims to calm and soothe irritated skin, making it a dream gift for sufferers of rosacea, eczema or acne.
For starters, it contains a full-size Cleansing Complex, a gentle, purifying cleanser that keeps breakouts at bay with glycolic and salicylic acids.
Next, Pro-Heal Serum Advance+ contains vitamin C, vitamin E and retinol to calm inflamed skin and protect against further damage, while the Hydra-Cool Serum cools the skin with menthol and hydrates with hyaluronic acid.
Last but not least, there’s Eclipse SPF 50+, a daily sunscreen with mineral protection and a matte finish.
This relaxing, rebalancing mineral soak is just right for a bath fan looking to level up their self-care game. The key ingredient in this foaming elixir is called Oligomer, and it’s essentially a seawater concentrate brimming with 104 trace elements to reduce tension and restore the skin. Let’s put it this way: if you can’t get to the ocean for a restorative dip, this is the next best thing.
This four-piece kit is the perfect high-powered anti-aging system for mature skin. SkinMedica’s potent growth factor serum, TNS Advanced+, smooths deep wrinkles and lifts sagging skin.
HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator plumps up skin with much-needed moisture thanks to five forms of hyaluronic acid, and the Retinol Complex goes to work on discoloration, dark spots and fine lines.
Finally, no anti-aging lineup is complete without a sunscreen. Essential Defense Mineral Shield SPF 35 protects against sun damage with a pair of mineral sunscreens, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
The chocolate lover in your life will revel in this deep, dark, decadent facial mask. Cocoa not only gives this treatment its intoxicating scent, but it also delivers antioxidants to the skin to fight free radicals. A trio of oils—macadamia, almond and jojoba—works together to nourish and moisturize the skin, while ginseng provides a revitalizing boost.
Give the gift of more youthful skin with this three-piece set of full-size products from DefenAge featuring defensins, which are exclusive skin-renewing molecules.
The DefenAge 8-in-1 BioSerum delivers a slew of skin benefits, including reducing redness, improving elasticity and reducing skin discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles.
This set also includes 24/7 Barrier Balance, a powerhouse moisturizer, as well as the 2-Minute Reveal Mask, a speedy face treatment that gently exfoliates with lactic acid and sugar crystals.
These two products are complementary companions, so it only makes sense to give them together. Both contain PSP, a proprietary blend of growth factors that heal skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. The Bio Cream is a rich overnight treatment for the entire face that hydrates skin and smooths rough textures, while Lumiere Riche is a luxurious eye cream that reduces crow’s feet and dark circles.
This is a stellar stocking stuffer for a spa lover craving a getaway. With its tropical citrus scent, this fluffy mask feels like a vacation in a tube. It also lightens dark spots with encapsulated vitamin C, restores elasticity with shea butter and rejuvenates with antioxidant-packed bitter orange extract. If all you asked for this year was refreshed, glowing skin, here you have it.
For that splurge-worthy someone on your list (and maybe that someone is you!), this seven-piece collection from anti-aging line Vivier has every skin care step covered, from cleansing to sun protection.
Daily Age-Defying Moisturizer provides daytime hydration and anti-aging benefits with vitamins E and C, while the Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 provides sheer, fast-absorbing protection against the sun’s harmful rays.
To wash the day away, use the HEXAM Cleanser, a calming formula that treats redness and inflammation while it cleanses the skin. Follow that up with the Refreshing Toner, an alcohol-free formula that regulates pH levels.
For erasing signs of aging overnight, there’s the Peptide CR Eye Cream, Retinol 1% Night Complex and CE Peptides, which work in tandem to smooth uneven texture, improve the skin’s elasticity and lessen fine lines.
All seven products are tucked into a snow-white bag with a butterfly logo rose gold zipper pull, making for an especially pretty presentation.
Are you looking for more holiday gift ideas? Browse our SkinCeuticals Holiday Gift Guide for more anti-aging skin splurges and stocking stuffers.