Whether you’re shopping for your mom, partner, sister, daughter or friend, the ladies in your life will appreciate a gift that encourages them to spend a little extra time on themselves.
When life gets busy, self-care often falls by the wayside. But those busy seasons are when we crave even small moments of self-care the most. That’s why our skin care line contains only the essentials — products that work effectively and elevate everyday routines.
If you need a gift to celebrate the women in your life, here are our favorite skin care gifts for her.
What are the best skin care gifts for her?
Part of the excitement of giving someone a gift is the surprise — it’s always exciting to watch someone you love tear into something they really appreciate. However, when it comes to gifting skin care products, there are some important things to keep in mind.
Skin care is very individual, and people are often attached to their products and routines. Plus, those with sensitive skin may be even more particular about the products they use.
Don’t be afraid to covertly ask the person you’re shopping for about her routine or find out if she has any skin concerns. If all else fails, there’s nothing wrong with getting her a gift card so that she can pick products out for herself.
With that in mind, here are some fan-favorite beauty gifts for every skin type.
Kaolin clay masks
When buying skin care gifts, make sure you take her needs into account. And what better way to give her some much-needed TLC than with a luxurious clay mask?
One mask that works well for most skin types is a kaolin clay face mask like our Clay Time polishing charcoal mask. The benefits of kaolin clay can help balance, soothe and cleanse the skin, as well as minimize the appearance of breakouts.
All skin craves hydration — it’s crucial for supporting the skin barrier and overall skin health. Unfortunately, factors like cold weather, hot water and environmental stressors can dehydrate your skin. This causes the skin to look dull and can even contribute to premature signs of aging.
While it’s important to drink enough water, water intake alone often isn’t enough to support the needs of your skin. That’s where a nourishing moisturizer comes in. Gifting the special woman in your life a quality moisturizer can keep her skin looking, feeling and acting its best.
Look for a moisturizer that includes brightening ingredients like green tea extract and vitamin E. You may also want to check for hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and peptides. Even simple hyaluronic acid serums can work as lightweight moisturizers.
The truth is, as important as cleansers are, no skin care routine is complete without moisturizer. This is a great gift that’ll help support glowing, dewy skin, no matter how busy she is.
Don’t forget body care, either. If you want to show her a little extra appreciation, throw some SPF lip balm, hand cream, body wash and body lotion into her gift set.
The skin is incredibly effective at renewing itself, revealing fresh, new skin every 40 to 56 days. However, dead skin cells can sometimes build up on the skin's surface, which can cause a dull appearance and an uneven skin tone. These dead skin cells can also clog pores, which is a recipe for a breakout.
The right cleanser can make a massive difference in your skin’s appearance. Cleansing the skin with a gentle exfoliating face wash can help clear away buildup and prepare the skin for the skin care steps ahead.
Our Papaya Enzyme Cleanser, for example, utilizes salicylic acid and naturally-derived papaya enzymes to gently but effectively cleanse and provide antioxidant-based protection. This cleanser is safe for all skin types, works especially well on oily skin and is even pregnancy-safe.
Fill out her routine with our Founder’s PM Routine set. This starter kit features a cleanser, mask, gentle retinol serum and moisturizer that can help support her skin through any season.
Pair the cleanser with a toner and sheet mask, and she’ll have all the ingredients for a relaxing spa night at home.
We all deal with lack of sleep from time to time, and this can show up on our skin. Two of the most obvious symptoms of poor sleep are undereye circles and bags, which can form due to a collection of fluid in the area.
One of our favorite gifts for new moms is a supportive eye cream that helps counteract undereye concerns. give the mom in your life a supportive eye cream. Our Eye Sculpt, for example, helps to plump up the undereye area with additional hydration thanks to specialty peptides and hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a must when it comes to keeping the moisture barrier firm, which can help make sure your lack of sleep is far less visible. Just a small dab of this product under the eyes twice a day can work wonders to support visibly smooth, more youthful-looking skin.
What about skin care gift sets?
Why buy a single gift when you can get her an entire set? Skin care gift sets come with everything she needs to t complete her skin care routine.
If you’re looking for a simple skin care gift set that anyone will love, check out our At-Home Spa Set. This face mask set comes with one of our bestsellers — a full-size jar of our Clay Time polishing charcoal mask — and our signature scented candle. It’s the perfect combo for a relaxing spa moment at home.
Another favorite set is our Beauty Rest Kit. In the absence of good (or at least more) sleep, the Beauty Rest Kit helps the skin feel and look refreshed by hydrating and minimizing visible signs of aging. She may not get eight hours a night, but she’ll still wake up looking well-rested.
If she’s always on the go, you can help support her skin even when she’s away from home by gifting her our Jetsetter Kit. This set comes with TSA-friendly, travel-size bottles of our Foaming Cleanser and Recovery Lotion so she doesn’t have to leave high-quality skin care at home.
Can you give gift cards?
We’ve repeatedly been told that gift cards aren’t a thoughtful gift, but that’s not true. Many people like to have a little more control over what they use on their skin (especially if they have sensitive skin or allergies).
In these situations, a gift card is perfect. Plus, the lucky recipient can choose to use it toward one of our many skin care treatments, including:
Cosmetic injectables (Botox + Dysport)
Dermal filler (Juvederm, Restylane + Sculptra)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Gold Infusion facials
You can also encourage her to schedule a skin care consultation if she’s unsure where to begin. Our knowledgeable and passionate skin care providers will work with her to determine a set of skin care products and treatments to help her get the skin she deserves.
The bottom line…
Skin care gifts are a small way to express your love and appreciation for the special women in your life while also reminding them that they’re worth the gift of self-care.
Skin hydration: interplay between molecular dynamics, structure and water uptake in the stratum corneum | Scientific Reports
Get the Facts: Data and Research on Water Consumption | CDC
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