It’s not always easy to gift shop for a skincare enthusiast. After all, they tend to have high standards — rightly so! — and a lot of experience in what does (and doesn’t) work. As complexion aficionados ourselves, we have the advantage of having tried a lot of products. Thus we can recommend products that can impress even the toughest of critics with a wide range of concerns. Next-level serums, creams, and masks right this way.
Charlotte Tilbury® The Gift of Magic Skin Mini Skin Care Set
Give someone the red carpet treatment with this magical trio from Charlotte Tilbury ($75). It features the brand’s best-selling Magic Cream, Magic Night Cream, and beloved Magic Eye Rescue to keep skin hydrated and radiant 24 hours a day. Despite how rich the formulas are, they’re also incredibly lightweight. That means they’ll glide onto skin without any of the uncomfortable pulling or heaviness that can come with some moisturizers.Dr. Dennis Gross® Skincare C Me Sparkle Set
This set from Dr. Dennis Gross ($78) is powered by vitamin C to help brighten and firm. Apply the refreshing serum over your face (don’t forget your neck and décolleté!), then top it off with the eye cream and finish with the moisturizer to help turn back time. It’s recommended for a variety of skin types, which helps eliminate some of the guesswork.Kiehl’s Since 1851® Ultra Skin Lovers Set
This crowd-pleasing (and exclusive) set from Kiehl’s ($59) contains the brand’s most popular skincare formulas. It includes Ultra Facial Cleanser, Cream, Toner, and Hydrating Mask, as well as a cooling eye treatment made with nourishing avocado. Scoop one up for any skincare lover in your life — it’s gender-neutral, so it also makes a great gift for unexpected guests.Tata Harper® Let There Be Light Set
Regenerate and resurface with this green set from Tata Harper ($92), which includes a serum, cleanser and exfoliating mask to help skin clean, youthful and vibrant. Our favorite feature of this set, though, is that the ingredients in each product are 100 percent natural. That means your gift recipient (or you — no judgment) can feel confident about what you’re putting on your face.Eve Lom® The Radiant Ritual Set
In the case of Eve Lom’s chic, gold-trimmed packaging, you can judge a formula by its cover. This festive box in particular ($65) houses five winter essentials, including the brand’s iconic balm cleanser, Kiss Mix lip balm, Brightening Cream, Rescue Mask, and a full-size muslin cloth. There’s also a zip-up pouch for easy carrying on the go.
Foreo is known for its compact yet powerful beauty tools with big purpose, and the latest, Foreo UFO ($279), helps sheet masks work even harder. The tool features a special Hyper-Fusion Technology and relaxing T-sonic pulsations to warm up and activate ingredients in corresponding masks, so they can rapidly work to penetrate and enhance skin. It also links up to an app, so you can track skin’s progress over time.Sunday Riley® Starter Kit
Perfect for the newfound skincare enthusiast, this starter kit from Sunday Riley ($49) contains a curation of best-selling products that will help your giftee get familiar with the brand. Favorites include the C.E.O. Serum (a cooling vitamin C-powered brightener) and Good Genes Glycolic Treatment, which acts like a mini peel in a bottle. As fans ourselves, we can testify that it’s hard to be disappointed by this assortment!PeterThomasRoth® Must-Haves Vault
When it comes to PeterThomasRoth, it’s hard to choose just one — or a few — products, which is why we love this must-haves vault ($175). Valued at $333, it’s stuffed with six heavy-hitters, including the brand’s beloved Cucumber Gel Mask and Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. You’ll also find newer gems like Potent-C Power Serum and Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream. They’ll all work together for brighter, more hydrated skin.Dr. Jart+® Maskapalooza
The popularity of single-use sheet masks shows no signs of slowing down. Feed into the obsession by giving the masking queen in your life this blockbuster set from Dr. Jart ($139). It contains an impressive 21 masks, offering a range of forms and benefits from brightness to firming. You can also split them up to make great stocking stuffers.La Mer® The 12 Days of Radiance Collection
Last, but certainly not least, we present the holy grail of skincare that is La Mer’s The 12 Days of Radiance Collection ($400). This indulgent countdown calendar houses twelve mini treatments from the cult beauty brand. You can expect everything from cleansing foams and serums to the iconic moisturizing creams and lip balm. While beautiful in presentation, this is another gift that can be split up if you want to make multiple giftees swoon (and, ahem, snag a few goodies for yourself).
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