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Yes, skincare can be a basic necessity, but it can also make a great gift. After all, who wouldn’t want to get that fancy face cream or luxe sheet mask that they normally wouldn’t buy for themselves? Plus, it’s practical, too—you have to moisturize, people.
Ahead, the best gifts that will please every skincare junkie on your list, from your Sephora-obsessed sister to your face mask-loving friend.
Renée Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel
Byrdie HQ is collectively obsessed with this chemical peel and its results. It clears clogged pores and brightens the skin like no other, thanks to a hard-hitting blend of fruit AHAs, BHAs, and enzymes. Dull skin will literally transform in front of your eyes, making this treatment worth every last penny.
Sunday Riley Acid Appeal Kit Vol. 2 Collection
Everything you need to combat dull, aging skin is included in this kit of fan-favorite Sunday Riley products, including Good Genes and Luna Sleeping Night Oil. Best of all? You can nab the whole thing for way less than its full value.
Glow Recipe Glow Baby Glow Set
This duo pairs one of the brand’s OG products—the hydrating Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, which sold out seven times and at one point had an 8,000 person waitlist—with its latest launch, the skin-smoothing Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask. They complement each other and work to boost the skin overnight, so you wake up looking refreshed and positively radiant. Beauty sleep indeed.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Winter Essentials Kit
If you really want to 'wow' your friends and loved ones, gift them this kit of essentials that can intensely hydrate the skin and protect against the harsh winter conditions. Included are six beloved Dr. Barbara Sturm products, including a cleanser, face scrub, face mask, face cream, and two serums, plus a handy pouch to store it all in.
NuFace Shimmer All Night Mini Kit
Giftees can use the NuFace mini, a micro-current device that tones, lifts, and contours before any and every holiday party. Then they can bring the included compact and NuFace Fix Serum (which instantly brightens, tightens, and moisturizes even over makeup) along for touch-ups.
Dermaflash Dermapore Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser
Facial fanatics will appreciate this tool, which uses ultrasonic vibrations to deeply decongest pores, clearing out blackheads, whiteheads, and other gunk and grime. It also pulls double-duty, improving the penetration of any active ingredient in the products you’re using.
PMD Beauty Personal Microderm Pro
With this revolutionary tool, you (or a friend!) can enjoy the benefits of microdermabrasion from the comfort of the couch. We're talking a reduced appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, and enlarged pores, plus a brighter skin tone and more refined texture with continued use over time. Now tell us, who would be unhappy with a gift like that?
SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System
When it comes to skincare backed by science, SkinCeuticals is one of the brands we immediately think of. The products are powerful, yes, but they're effective because the formulations are a perfect cocktail to combat skin concerns. That's why anybody would be happy to receive this four-step regimen that boosts the skin's tone and texture. It's pricier than some of the other kits, but when you factor in that it's selling at almost $100 off its value price, you know you're getting the best deal.
Tria SmoothBeauty Laser and Beauty-Boosting Eye Mask
Using a skin laser at home sounds scary, but there's nothing to fear here. This one has been cleared by the FDA to be safe and effective on all skin tones and types. As for what it can do, the list is lengthy but the most impressive benefit of all is the promise of younger-looking skin in as little as two weeks. The brand's beauty-boosting eye mask—infused with copper—is included as well to really take beauty sleep to the next level.
Tatcha Special Edition Luxury Obento
This stunning box—hand-crafted in Japan, it’s traditionally used to serve treats during important celebrations—houses eight, full-size Tatcha essentials. It’s the definition of well-worth it skincare splurge.
Kiehl’s Bright Delights Skincare Essentials Set
We think of Kiehl’s as the LBD of skincare brands—it never goes out of style. This Sephora exclusive offers a smattering of five of their best-sellers and fan favorites, including the Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, Ultra Facial Cream, Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask, and Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Natural Brightening Stars Set
A three-step system for glowing skin, this is perfect for anyone who craves an ultra-radiant complexion. It features the brand's Brightening Glycolic Essence, Anti Dark Spot Serum, and Brightening Glycolic Overnight Cream. Also nice: For every set purchased, Caudalie will plant one tree, and the eco-friendly set is also made with recyclable materials.
Bioderma Sensibio Routine Kit for Sensitive Skin
This kit may be geared towards sensitive skin types, but anyone can benefit from the items inside—a hard-working micellar water that Byrdie editors are obsessed with, a light face cream to hydrate skin post-cleansing, and a gel eye cream to keep under-eye bags and lines in check.
MoonJuice Beauty Shroom Vegan Collagen Protection Supplements
Collagen supplements are a dime a dozen, but if you want a vegan option, reach for this formula. While it doesn’t contain actual collagen, it does utilize a blend of superfoods including, you guessed it, mushrooms, to protect against free radicals, hydrate skin, and minimize lines and wrinkles.
NanoSteamer Nano Ionic Facial Steamer
This facial steamer has more benefits than we could list here but among them is better absorption of skincare products and improved blood circulation. Plus, this steamer, in particular, comes equipped with a five-piece stainless steel blackhead extractor kit to help unclog pores for clearer-looking skin.
Harper + Ari Sugar Scrub Cubes
These sugar scrub cubes take the guesswork out of exfoliating. Simply add one cube to water and then gently massage it over wet body skin; you'll get the perfect amount each time (without overdoing it) and soft, smooth skin to boot. The chic packaging also makes it ideal for gifting.
BeautyBio Bright Eyes Collagen-Infused Eye Gels & Sleep Mask Set
This features five pairs of the brand’s colloidal silver-infused eye patches…which can give you the look of 10 hours of sleep after just 10 minutes, thank you very much. Paired with a snuggly eye mask, it’s the ideal gift for anyone craving a little more beauty sleep.
Kate McLeod Atelier Stone I
All of the body stones—solid lotions made from only five hydrating ingredients that feature completely recyclable packaging and no plastic—from this brand make a great gift. But this limited-edition holiday offering features a vetiver and bergamot scent to help keep you balanced (a major plus during the craziest time of the year) and has a unique crystal hidden inside, too.
Osea for Parachute Nourishing Hand Soap + Cream Bundle
This soap and hand moisturizer duo is made with lemon peel oil, vetiver essential oil, and other plant-based ingredients. The formulas, made by clean beauty powerhouse Osea, promise to remove impurities and deeply hydrate with every wash. The slick white glass bottles are a perfect finishing touch in any bathroom.
Ouai Body Cleanser
Anyone who loves the hair products from celeb stylist Jen Atkin’s brand will appreciate her latest body offering, a deeply hydrating, luxurious cleanser. And yes, just like all the hair goods, you better believe it has a sophisticated fragrance, too.
L’Occitane Hand Cream Bouquet
There are certain beauty products that are always a foolproof gift, and hand cream is one of those. Here, you get six varieties; gift the entire set, or split it up for individual presents.
Pradas Glow Skin Essential Face & Body Serum
Get glowing from head-to-toe with Pradas's ultra-hydrating, ultra-soothing serum that also comes in four shimmery shades to make skin look even more radiant.
Town & Anchor Conscious Facial Set
With this set you get to take your pick from one of the brand’s two oils, either a restoring or balancing option; both are handcrafted with responsibly-sourced ingredients and are PETA certified vegan and cruelty-free. It also comes with a face roller, konjac sponge, and tote bag.