Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Gift Ideas for the Skin Care Enthusiast

BY Dermstore Editors · October 31, 2018

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Our skin goes through so much on a daily basis. Whether it’s being exposed to atmospheric aggressors, caked in makeup or excessive scrubbing, it’s safe to say that our skin takes quite the punch. Yet we know how important it is to give it some TLC—and what better time to do so than during the holidays?

Whether you’re looking to find gifts for all of the special ladies in your life—or you simply want to treat yourself—here are some of the best skin care essentials Dermstore has to offer. Read on to discover our top picks.

Professional Skin Care Kits

This amazing kit features some of Dermstore’s best-selling beauty products from prestige brands. Whether you’re a skin care enthusiast or novice, this essential kit is sure to make the grade. It includes:

  • DHC Deep Cleansing Oil 
  • Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask 
  • Bioderma Sensibio H2O
  • SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair 
  • Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 (PA+++) 
  • Lancer Skincare The Method: Polish
  • TULA Skincare Hydrating Day & Night Cream
  • Sunday Riley GOOD GENES All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment 
  • Dermstore Wet Bag



This ultra-fab kit covers many steps in your daily routine and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. Infused with soothing ingredients—hyaluronic acid and colloidal oatmeal—this kit works hard to keep signs of aging, uneven pigmentation, eczema, dry skin and chapped lips at bay. It includes:

  • Ultra Repair Cream: a hydrating face and body cream that soothes extremely dry skin types
  • Face Cleanser: a creamy face wash
  • Facial Radiance Pads: an illuminating, gentle exfoliant
  • Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum: a lightweight gel serum that plumps skin full of moisture
  • Ultra Repair Intensive Lip Balm: a nourishing lip balm that keeps your lips chap-free

Featuring 4 of the brand’s bestsellers, this skin care kit is complete with an exfoliator, brightener, hydrator and eye bag reducer, making it the perfect gift for anyone who likes that glass-like complexion.

  • Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peels: daily exfoliating pads that smooth skin texture and diminish dark spots
  • Hyaluronic Marine Dew It Right Eye Gel: an eye treatment with a cooling formula that plumps and firms skin
  • Alpha Beta® Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel: a non-stripping cleansing gel that exfoliates and tones skin
  • Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion: a moisturizing face cream that combats free radical damage

4. Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy, $75 ($254 Value)

Calling all face mask fanatics! This mask kit contains every mask you will ever need, whether you want to detoxify, purify, nourish, protect, brighten, hydrate or soothe your skin. It includes:

  • Hungarian Thermal Water Mask: a skin-smoothing formula that fights signs of age
  • Cucumber Gel Mask: hydrates, cool, calms and renews sensitive skin
  • Irish Moor Mud Mask:  extracts all the dirt, impurities and excess oil from your skin
  • Pumpkin Enzyme Mask: provides the benefits of a professional-strength peel
  • 24K Gold Mask: a luxurious mask with 24K gold
  • Rose Stem Cell Mask: features plant stem cell technology to rehydrate, soften and strengthen skin

5. iS Clinical Vibrant Glow Collection, $115.50 ($216 Value)

Take the guesswork out of picking the right skin care products for anyone with more mature skin. This precious set combines four of iS Clinical’s award-winning bestsellers in one giftable package, designed to fight fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and discoloration while promoting glowing, youthful skin. Here’s what you’ll get: 

  • Cleansing Complex: a gentle, clarifying face wash
  • Active Serum: a multi-tasking face serum that targets aging and adult acne
  • Neck Perfect: a skin-firming and illuminating neck cream
  • Reparative Moisture Emulsion: a lightweight moisturizer that harnesses the powers of peptides, botanicals, antioxidants and marine extracts to repair damage and lock in nutrients.


Natural Skin Care Kits

6. boscia Dig Deep – The Charcoal Skin Kit, $36 ($55 Value)


For those who like Asian beauty products, this makes an excellent—not to mention, affordable—gift! Combining boscia’s best-selling charcoal products, this skin care kit will detoxify, purify and cleanse skin, revealing a clear and bright complexion. It includes:

  • Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask: a peel-off face mask clinically proven to give you clearer, less oily skin
  • Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser: a gel cleanser that detoxifies skin and dissolves impurities
  • Charcoal Pore Pudding (25mL): a purifying face mask that doesn’t dry out skin
  • Pore Purifying Black Charcoal Strip (1 strip): a peel-off pore strip for stubborn blackheads

Treat yourself to cleaner, healthier-looking skin with Eminence Organic Skin Care’s Beauty Experts’ Top Picks. Ideal for dry and normal skin, this essential kit is powered by a blend of aloe vera and antioxidants that reduce fine lines, dark spots, dryness and so much more. Here’s what’s inside:

  • Stone Crop Gel Wash: a lightening gel facial cleanser for a brighter complexion
  • Bamboo Age Corrective Masque: a nourishing face mask for mature, dry and normal skin types
  • Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer: a calming moisturizer that soothes, hydrates and tightens the skin
  • Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil: an anti-aging face serum for all skin types


This gorgeous kit features Herbivore’s Instagram-famous Pink Clay Bar Soap and Lapis Facial Oil. Together, this two-piece set cleanses, corrects and moisturizes skin to give you a dewy glow. Here’s why they’re great:

  • Pink Clay Soap: a gentle face and body soap that’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and dry skin
  • Lapis Facial Oil: a blend of 100% natural and pure plant oils, this moisturizing facial oil thoroughly hydrates skin

Into natural skin care products? Treat yourself (or any purist you know) to the gift of more radiant-looking skin with this Dermstore-exclusive collection from Eminence Organic Skin Care. Complete with three full-size products that will cleanse, correct and moisturize skin, this kit will not disappoint! It includes:

  • Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer: a calming moisturizer that soothes, hydrates and tightens the skin
  • Bamboo Firming Fluid: a concentrated anti-aging serum that boosts collagen production and tightens the skin
  • Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser: an exfoliating, skin-illuminating face wash

Self-love at the top of your holiday wishlist? Add some to your daily routine with the sensorial Self Love Bath and Body Ritual Kit from Herbivore Botanicals. Composed of products rich in rose and coconut, this natural body kit will leave your skin feeling its smoothest and your soul relaxed. It includes:

  • Coco Rose Body Polish: a moisturizing and gently exfoliating body polish with coconut oil and Moroccan rose
  • Coconut Milk Bath Soak: a hydrating bath soak with coconut milk and vanilla for a calming, therapeutic experience
  • Rose Quartz Illuminating Body Oil: a hydrating body oil that imparts a subtle shimmer and glow

Designed with sensitive and problematic skin in mind, this three-piece kit harnesses the nourishing power of botanicals, clay, lactic acid and tea tree to give anyone who will receive this the gift of a radiant and blemish-free complexion. It includes:

  • GOOD GENES All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment: gentle enough for various skin types, this anti-aging treatment is formulated with purified lactic acid that works to clear skin and produce natural collagen
  • U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Acne Treatment Face Oil: fights acne, blackheads and blemishes with clarifying tea tree and black cumin seed oil
  • CERAMIC SLIP Clay Cleanser: removes all traces of dirt, oil and grime from the pores while brightening your complexion

For Men

Elevate his shaving experience with this sleek electric shaver. Made with durable stainless steel and designed for wet or dry use, this grooming tool provides up to 60 minutes of run time and features convenient micro-USB charging capability and worldwide voltage. Plus, the pop-up detail trimmer is specially made for detailing facial hair and sideburns, delivering a close, clean shave.

Whether it’s for your dad, brother, cousin, friend or significant other, this is the ultimate holiday kit to keep him fresh and clean on the go. With five travel-ready skin and hair care products, it makes packing for a holiday getaway a breeze. It includes:

  • Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser: Gentle face wash
  • Cool Moisture Body Lotion: Hydrating lotion with a cooling formula
  • True Volume Thickening Shampoo: Restores volume to thinning tresses
  • Double-Duty Face Moisturizer: Multitasking moisturizer
  • Charcoal Body Bar Massaging Soap: Purifying bar soap


This tiny trinket is the best way to get the lips mistletoe-ready. Complete with an anti-microbial silicone lip brush and an all-natural, petrolatum-free, antioxidant-rich lip balm, this system buffs away dry, dead skin cells as it plumps your lips with moisture, leaving them soft, smooth and absolutely kissable!

Dermstore Exclusive Instant Eye Relief Kit from skyn ICELAND helps de-puff, smooth and brighten your tired under-eye area. This radiance-reviving collection is formulated with natural botanicals, which work quickly to restore a well-rested look in two simple steps:

  • Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels: Firms, de-puffs and soothes eye area within 10 minutes
  • Icelandic Relief Eye Pen: combats dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles while on the go

16. Dermstore eGift Card, $25, $50, $75, $100 and $200

Still can’t decide what gift to give your friends and family this holiday? Worried you’d get the wrong shade of makeup or a product they already have? We’ve got you covered! The Dermstore eGift Card takes the guesswork out of holiday gifting. Available in $25, $50, $75, $100 and $200, and redeemable for any skin, hair and makeup products on, it’s the perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list!

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