Best Beauty & Skin Care Products

50 Beauty Gifts to Buy on Dermstore

Between all the hall decking and jingle belling (ok, fighting over the last tree and spending hours searching for New Year’s Eve outfits), there’s a certain list you should be double checking.  And if you’re anything like us—and being the one that always gives the best presents is a big part of your identity — our roundup of the best beauty gifts will ensure your sense of self remains intact for another year.

Skin Care

If your nice list has an entry or two with a skin care closet instead of a cabinet, our curated gift guides are here to help you navigate everything from essentials by cult-favorite brands to wowers beloved by the pros.   

Those aforementioned essentials? They’re right here. This four-step regimen has a cleanser, eye gel, hydrating facial serum and SPF to keep all skin types clean, hydrated and protected. 

A household name to the skin care obsessed, this skin-quenching set from Obagi gives an extra dose of moisturize. This limited-edition duo includes Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum and Hydrate Luxe® to provide hydration all day and night. 

A trio of powerful formulas that really lives up to its name. It provides skin with lasting hydration, targets deep wrinkles and brightens and corrects the look of hyperpigmentation for a luminous complexion. 

There’s no better gift than happy, healthy-looking skin. Featuring an iconic melting cleanser and their bestselling moisturizer, this pair of Pro-Collagen must haves help skin look firmer and younger, with a lit-from-within radiance. 

To us, basking in the holiday spirit means head-to-toe retinol. This duo works together to smooth and firm, support cell turnover, refine pore size and even tone everywhere you need it. 

For the ones who have been very good this year (hint: yourself), this indulgent and incredibly effective set of four formulas are powered by patented formulas to deeply hydrate and help protect skin’s barrier for a radiant, nourished, and healthy-looking complexion. 

Like Santa and reindeers, some things just go better together. Case in point: this travel-size skin care duo to brighten & exfoliate skin. 

The craziness of the holiday season can sometimes get the best of us, and this FDA-cleared Crystal LED Face Mask combines cutting-edge technology with a holistic sense of “self-love” that instantly zens us out. 

The perfect stocking stuffer that renews and boosts skin’s ability to attract and retain moisture. 

From seasonal soirees to late-night wrapping sessions, we need all the help we can get when it comes to look our best—and these intensely hydrating eye patches are almost as good as a full night’s sleep. 

Just about any skin type can benefit from this blend of hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and panthenol that helps boost moisture retention, radiance and luminosity while enhancing the skin’s natural regeneration process. 

Make sure your makeup stays put through the last chorus of Jingle Bells with this an anti-aging face primer that smooths, plumps and firms skin.  

 A hydrating, skin-nourishing cleanser that removes even the most waterproof of festive makeup. 

 2023 resolution: brighter, smoother-looking skin with this concentrated booster with 15% pure vitamin C. 

We won’t say, “let it glow”, but we will say give the gift of glow. Plus, nothing shows how much you care like giving the gift of protected skin year-round. 

The perfect skin pick-me-up with results so wowing, you might become a believer in holiday magic. Utilizing microcurrent technology, it smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles and visibly creates the look of fuller lips. We still think there’s magic though. 

This glow-giving treatment restores radiance and helps improve the look of skin fullness, texture and pores. 

Hair Care

Dear Santa, we’ve been very good this year and all we want this holiday season is no more bad hair days. Gift your list — or yourself the gift of healthy-hair tomorrows. 

Something gold under the tree? Yes, please. This limited-edition set features a full-size Gold Lust Shampoo & Conditioner and a travel size Nourishing Hair Oil to deeply hydrate and repair dry, damaged hair. 

The legendary bond-repairing favorite is right for just about anyone with hair — and this limited-edition set doesn’t disappoint. Featuring their patented Bond Building Technology™️ it’ll help repair, strengthen, and protect your hair from daily life.  

At the Dermstore offices, effective > aesthetic. Luckily, this limited-edition champagne gold styler hits the mark on both.  A smart styler with predictive technology for stronger-looking hair, it comes in a gorgeous red velvet vanity case—so no wrapping needed. 

We’re not ashamed to admit just how many times we reach for this dry shampoo in lieu of traditional hair washing—because nothing else comes close, thanks to their patented Healthy Hair Molecule that helps keep hair looking cleaner, longer while absorbing oil, sweat and odor.   

Longer, healthier-looking hair one of you 2023 resolutions? This limited-edition duo is designed to restore and maintain the health of your scalp and hair with their cult-fave scalp shampoo and award-winning Deep Conditioning Mask. 

A game-changer for the curly-haired on your nice list, this cleansing balm and curl defining butter nourishes and defines even the driest hair for bouncy touchable and frizz-free curls.  

If fuller, nourished hair is on their wish list this year, this four-step system is it. Each product is designed to achieve a voluminous, healthy-looking mane. 

We could tell you about how much we adore this to promote and extend hair growth, lessen hair loss, thinning, and fall-out, or you could just look to one of the 100s of five-star reviews.  

After we heard about the cult following on this leave-in hair detangler that strengthens, protects and restores hair, we had to see what the hype was all about. Let’s just say we get it. 

This minty-fresh, fast absorbing vegan scalp treatment jingles all our bells— and leaves the scalp feeling moisturized and less dry. 

Body & Beauty

Often overlooked in our skin care routines, indulgent body care has all the hallmarks of a perfect present: something people tend not to buy for themselves and useful for almost anyone. When it comes to beauty gifts, sticking to universally flattering options takes the guesswork out (and embarrassment of choosing the wrong shade).  

Not only will this look stunning under the tree, but this hand and body cleanser duo will also have your skin looking stunningly revitalized and hydrated.  

Despite the winter wonderland, you can get into a summer state of mind. Scented with their iconic Cheirosa 62 scent of gourmand notes, soft florals and creamy sandalwood, this set features their best-selling Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, moisturizing body wash, body scrub and perfume mist. 

Bath lovers and novices alike will love this bathing trio. Formulated to create the perfect moment of serenity, they’ll help relax and rebalance mind and body for a moment of peace and tranquility. 

There’s nothing quite like smoothing on a rich body oil after a warm bath or shower, and this lush, anti-aging bestseller that smooths and promotes elasticity doesn’t disappoint. 

Aromatic oils of Tahitian vanilla, gardenia and plumeria are just the beginning of this salt scrub’s addictive qualities—it also sloughs off dead skin and helps optimize cellular renewal for a more radiant-looking tone and supple texture. 

The foot-softening, intensive exfoliation treatment that helps alleviate severely dry, dehydrated skin that you know and love, in a size perfect for him. 

Treat your body to a routine worthy of your face with this hydrating body serum mist that hydrates, nourishes and protects the skin. 

You can’t go wrong with this beloved body crème for anyone on your list. Its non-greasy and noncomedogenic formula gives skin the boost it needs to repair itself. 

A 100% mineral, tinted sunscreen specially formulated for sensitive or redness-prone skin that makes that crucial SPF reapplication a no-brainer.   

What’s a holiday stocking without the makeup sponge that changed everything?   

The cream highlighter that not only lives up to its name, but exceeds it, enhancing the skin with a subtle, luminous glow.  

We asked for perfect skin in our letter to the North Pole and we’re hoping he answers with this skin-enhancing color palette of concealers and highlighters.  

Dry skin but still need a pore-blurring setting powder? This hyaluronic acid powder plumps up the skin and helps to fill in the look of pores and small imperfections for the smoothest finish.  

The only drama we love in our lives is this gravity-defying, volume-boosting, and curl-enhancing mascara. 

Hang your stockings with care —and add one of these to each of them. And one for yourself, because when we tell you we have one of these in our bags, our desks and our cars, we’re not exaggerating.  

Fragrance 

The weather outside might be frightful, but our fragrance gift picks will leave everyone on your list smelling delightful. From candles to diffusers to personal fragrances, they’re all, dare we say, scent-sational 

Deliciously scented with a blend of white pine, fir balsam, and birchwood over a base of rich musk and amber, it’s like being transported to a majestic winter forest—without all the cold and, you know, nature. 

Possibly the prettiest diffuser we’ve seen, this festively-fragranced set evokes so much holiday spirit, you almost don’t even have to decorate. 

While you’re hanging those stockings with care, this set of 10 signature body washes is sure to show them just how much you care. 

While we won’t choose sides in the long-running east vs. west rivalry, we will stand behind this citrus-scented ode to chasing dreams and optimism. 

An intoxicating, woody scent with a spicy, sensual opening and a lush, robust incense base, this one is perfect for those you like to hold close—or hope to.  

While we’d never go so far as to say absolutely everyone will love this fragrance, but we will say we’ve never met anyone who didn’t fall in love with this genderless, rich & luxurious scent. 

We can’t count the number of times we’ve been stopped on the street when wearing this incredible scent that features notes of gardenia and white florals. 

 We don’t know what kind of voodoo magic this is, but this supplement in fragrance form not only smells delicious, but also actually promotes stress and anxiety reduction. 



Beauty Editor

Teresa Greenfeld

Teresa Greenfeld has worked in fashion and beauty for over 15 years as a writer, editor and content strategist. She has been privileged to work at Carbon38 as a Senior Editor, at OliviaPalermo.com as the Fashion and Beauty Director, and has amassed a resume that includes Vogue, Allure and Elle magazines. Her passions include back-to-back sheet masks, reading peer-reviewed papers on skin care, and obsessive sunscreen application. Though born in Manhattan, she currently lives in LA, and will always consider herself a New Yorker at heart.