Skincare Gift Guide

Happy December!! It’s finally is starting to feel like Christmas in Charleston and I’m feeling festive! Since it seems all of my holiday party invitations got lost in the mail, I’ve had plenty of time this weekend to work on a Holiday Skincare Gift Guide. I’ve put together some gift ideas of skincare products/devices that I like and that will work for the majority of skin types! These are great gift items for family, friends, Secret Santa parties, etc. Hope this helps make your Christmas shopping a little easier!

THe device junkie

  1. BeautyBio GloPRO(R) Microneedling Regeneration Tool: A tool that works from the inside out by triggering skin's natural healing process and inducing micro-regeneration deep within the skin. This is perfect for treating fine lines/wrinkles/acne scarring.

  2. FOREO LUNA Face Exfoliator Brush and Silicone Cleansing Device: I am a huge fan of silicone cleansing devices over the Clarisonic. I’ve been using the ZOE by QYKSONIC for almost a year and love it (use code: JORDANHARPER for 10% off). Click here for full blog post on silicone cleansing devices.

  3. Jade Facial Roller: “Jade rolling counter-acts accumulating negative emotion and blockages in the facial tissue as it eliminates lymph stagnation to reveal your true skin, your best complexion.” Perfect for treating areas of “puffiness” in the face.

  4. Light Therapy Mask: This is a great affordable device to help clear acne and allow skin to heal itself. Here is how light therapy works: blue light targets acne-causing bacteria while red light reduces acne inflammation. 

  5. Jade Gua Sha Sculpty Tool: A tool specifically designed to enhance circulation while helping to de-puff, lift and sculpt your face.

  • all devices listed above are safe during pregnancy/nursing

THE SUN-WORSHIPPER

  1. EltaMD UV Elements Tinted: It’s no secret I love EltaMD and use it on a daily basis. I truly believe they have the absolute best sunscreens out there. UV Elements is a great product to use in place of a BB cream. Its tint has more coverage (still good for all skin types) and great to wear when out in the sun.

  2. Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen: I love this product for SPF reapplication. Instead of having to put on a cream/lotion SPF to reapply this is an easy way to dust on sunscreen without having to touch your face or mess up your makeup. (Also, good for kids who don’t like to be bothered with SPF reapplication).

  3. C E Ferulic: Vitamin C serum is a must (click here for more info). Using a Vitamin C serum in conjunction with an SPF gives the skin SEVEN times more protection than just using a sunscreen alone. Different Vitamin C serums work best for varying skin types. Click here to see which one is best for you.

  4. Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum: Longterm sun exposure causing hyperpigmentation (aka sunspots). This product helps “lighten” the sunspots. (safe during pregnancy/nursing)

  5. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse: There are so many amazing sunless tanners available now (this one is definitely a fan favorite). So load up on your sunless tanner and SPF and look great until you’re 90 years old!

MISS fancy pants

  1. Serum Discovery Set: Barbara Sturm has the luxury medical grade serums formulated to perfection, which is why she charges a pretty penny. This set features a Hyaluronic Acid Serum: which provides intense hydration; a Calming Serum: which rebalances irritated skin and helps to reduce redness; a Brightening Serum: which helps brighten skin; a Super Anti-Aging Serum: a potent concentrated anti-aging cocktail packed with active antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients that nourish the skin while visibly reducing the depth of fine lines and wrinkles.

  2. TNS Essential Serum: a rejuvenating treatment that hydrates + firms to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven tone, large pores and rough texture.

  3. Triple Lipid Restore: is a unique lipid correction cream that contains the first 2:4:2 cholesterol-dominant ratio to help restore skin's external barrier and support natural self-repair, while potently nourishing aging skin for improvement in the visible appearance of skin smoothness, laxity, pores, and overall radiance.

  4. Slip Silk Pillowcase and Eye Mask: We spend a third of our lives in bed, so what we sleep on is important. Silk fibers are significantly less absorbent than many other fibers, so they help keep your skin’s moisture and expensive face and hair products where they belong—on your face and hair, not your pillow.

  5. La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream: This ultra-soft cream deeply replenishes for a beautifully glowing radiance.Ideal for combination/drier skin.

MISS “I’ll take one of Everything”

  1. Drunk Elephant- Big Reveal Kit: includes the Sukari Baby Facial, Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, and Lippe Balm

  2. Mask Frenzy: A face mask kit that contains six travel-size formulas for every skin concern.

  3. DR. JART+Maskapalooza!: A mask set with 21 masks packed inside—to bring you joyous masking moments and great skin all year long.

  4. Facial Spray Trio: Chamomile and Lavender, Cucumber and Green Tea, Herbs and Rosewater travel sized facial sprays.

  5. 25 Days of Beauty: The perfect gift a beauty enthusiast; a curated exclusive box filled with downsized editions of products that you can stow in your everyday tote or carry-on. 

Boys will be boys

  1. Jack of All Trades: A head-to-toe grooming solution in one convenient, five-piece set. 

  2. EltaMD UV Clear: The perfect lightweight daily SPF/moisturizer combo.

  3. Eye Fuel: This eye gel, specially formulated for the needs of men's skin, is infused with caffeine and vitamin B3 and is clinically demonstrated to diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

  4. PM Therapy: hydrates the skin while strengthening your skin's natural moisture barrier.

  5. Intense Therapy Lip Balm: An emollient balm enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants that soothes and relives dry, chapped, irritated lips. SPF 25 offers optimum sun protection while guarding against windburn and extreme temperatures.

The littles

  1. Barbara Sturm Baby Set: suitable for the most delicate skin, we this set is perfect for pampering your little ones and gifting to new moms.

  2. Noodle & Boo Starter Kit: a starter kit featuring baby shampoo, body wash, and lotion is perfect for gifting.

  3. Honest Baby Arrival Kit: includes 7 essential items made with non-toxic, safe & natural ingredients for both baby & mom.

  4. Burts Bees Baby Kit: includes shampoo wash, lotion, soap and rash ointment

  5. Babyganics Essential Gift Set: foaming shampoo, body wash, bubble bath and moisturizing lotion using all non-allergenic ingredients that are soothing to the most sensitive skin.