The holidays are here and I am filled with cheer.
I love finding that perfect gift for my friends and family especially when it means finding the perfect skin care gift.
There is something about receiving new products…the anticipation of what they may do for your skin combined with intoxicating scents and pretty packaging can really turn a skin care gift set into something very special.
This year I looked for gifts that connected to people’s personalities.
There is nothing like opening a present and feeling the love and thought that was put into it.
Here are my top picks for the season. I have no doubt that you have some loved ones they would be perfect for.
For the romantic at heart…Nuxe Prodigious Love from Paris Gift Set, it is $49
I love the Eiffel Tower on the box, it completely sets a mood of love.
It includes: • Prodigieux Eye Contour which has blue-everlasting flower and is great for dark circles. • Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, this is amazing for your body and your hair. It has macadamia, hazelnut and almond oils and smells divine. • Creme Prodigieuse Moisturizing Anti-Fatigue Care, a light as a feather moisturizer that immediately perks up your skin.
This one is going to my friends who believe in true love and share their magic every day.
For the philanthropist…Clarin’s Feed Kit, it is $32.00
I love that the make-up bag it comes in will always be a cool looking reminder of Clarin’s generosity.
For every purchase of this gift set, ten school meals are provided to hungry children by The United Nations World Food Program. Not only will your conscious feel good, your skin will feel good as well.
This gift includes: • Toning Lotion with camomile • Beauty Flash Balm,a lovely moisturizer with Witch Hazel and olive tree extracts. • Instant Eye Make-up Remover, great at removing the impossible to get off mascara! My son’s teachers will love this gift.
For those of us with fabulous social lives…
Organic Pharmacy’s Party Girl Gift. It is $127.24
This has such a creative collection of products, it includes: • Super Tonic Tincture which boosts your immune system. • Manuka & Peppermint Foot Cream to help repair your feet after wearing fabulous but painful shoes. • Nux Vomica, a homeopathic aid to help one overcome too much champagne. • Lifting Eye Gel which has bilberry, a European blueberry that is a great anti-oxidant. • Champagne Lip Gloss, perfect for New Year’s Eve!
I may have to keep this one for myself!
For everyone who loves to carry hand cream in their bag…Philosophy Holiday Handbook. It is $20.00 and adorable!
All winter we are searching for, grabbing and in need of hand cream.
This gift allows you to have one everywhere you go. Three different hand creams are included: • Peppermint Stick • Fresh Cream • Cranberry Medley
This is a fun stocking stuffer.
For those in need of pampering…Tata Harper’s Complete Spa Experience. It is $ 215.00 and feels luxurious before it is even opened
These products re-in-act a perfect facial and bring your skin back to life. This gift includes: • Regenerating Cleanser with aloe and sunflower seed oil. • Resurfacing Mask which uses pomegranate enzymes to eliminate dead cells. • Rose Hydrating Floral Essence to regenerate soften and hydrate the skin. • Replenishing Nutrient Complex, a great serum with rose, jojoba and olive oil. • Aromatic Stress Treatment, an aromatherapy which helps deepen breathing, sooth nerves and calm one’s self.
This one goes out to anyone trying to juggle parenthood and a career.
For a little Christmas cheer everyone may enjoy…Caudalie Beauty Elixer Ornament for $18.00
I think this is delicate and original. It is a spray toner/serum made with grape, orange blossom, mint and rosemary and instantly hydrates the skin.
A great tip…keep it with you for a quick refreshing glow while you attend all the holiday parties.
I plan on placing a few on our Christmas tree as a perfect last minute gift for any new friends visiting our home.
I wish you all peace, love and a glowing 2015,
Vanessa Baumann has been a licensed, medical aesthetician in New York for over twenty-three years, working with some of Manhattan’s top plastic surgeons. Choosing to change gears and express herself through her love of writing, she is now a freelance writer and beauty editor. Vanessa also may be found on Facebook and Instagram, sharing her knowledge of skincare products, advice, and the quest for glowing skin.