“I don’t mind what you get me for Christmas. Just don’t get me any more skincare”, said no beauty buff ever.
These are the people who love trying the latest ingredients, breakthroughs and innovative products - and probably have a bathroom full of tried and tested products to prove it. Sound familiar? If you’ve got someone like that on your list (or, let’s face it, that someone is you), look no further. This is the only beauty gift list you need this year.
This vitamin C serum is the gold standard among skincare buffs. Used daily, it rejuvenates and brightens the skin, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves loss of firmness for fresher, younger looking skin.
Because your lips deserve just as much TLC as the rest of you. The Exfoliator by Lip Dr removes build-up of dead skin, and boosts collagen and hydration to give you your softest, plumpest lips yet.
Lip care goes to the next level with this little pot of wonder from Imbibe. This natural active collagen peptide lip treatment volumises, stimulates collagen production, and hydrates. Use it as a lip treatment, mask, or everyday balm.
At-home facials just got extra-luxe. This tool depuffs, tightens and defines - and it’ll look boujee in their bathroom. It glides over the skin with microcurrents to stimulate collagen production, lymphatic flow, circulation, detoxification and cellular renewal. Oh, and it’s battery operated. Seriously, there’s (almost) nothing this tool can’t do.
An easy, everyday way of boosting collagen? We’ll take it. This nourishing powdered collagen booster supports your natural production to help aid hair and nail growth, reduce signs of ageing and more. It’s scent and flavour-free too, so you can pop it in your morning coffee or smoothie without noticing it.
Haven’t quite mastered the feathered brow? Don’t stress, babe. This pencil and brush combo will help you achieve the perfect brow on the daily - and there are four different shades to suit every brow colour (or your mood).
Skin around the eyes telling a few too many stories? Treat them to this eye serum. The
revolutionary (it took a cool 8 years to develop) molecule retinyl retinoate is a hybrid of traditional retinol and clinical strength retinoic acid - so you know it’s going to be good. It softens fine lines and wrinkles, reduces any pigmentation and refines the skin’s texture, brightening your eyes to boot.
Everyone’s skin needs a li’l antioxidant protection. And iS Clinical’s Pro Heal Serum Advance provides some of the best. Advanced L-absorbic acid (vitamin C), Olive Leaf extract and vitamins A and E increase protection, and improve the appearance of blemish-prone, ageing skin.
This one’s for the person in your life who’s all about the low maintenance beauty. Who’d rather be down at the beach or spending an extra 20 minutes catching some Zs than doing a 12-step skincare and makeup routine. This 4-in-1 moisturiser, sunscreen, colour corrector and primer blends to any skin tone and leaves a hydrated, dewy finish.
Dry, ageing skin? Define will restore smoothness, even skin tone and help soften those tell tale signs. Formulated with alpha hydroxy acids, this multitasking cream helps exfoliate the skin to refine texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and smooth imperfections.
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