Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gift Ideas for the Skin Care Enthusiast

BY Rahimah Herd · November 7, 2017

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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 excessively scrubbed, it’s safe to say 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.

Under $50

Dermalogica Lip Smoothing Duo, $26

When it comes to protecting our skin and preventing visible signs of aging, we often forget about a very important focal point—our lips! But don’t fret, Dermalogica offers a nourishing duo to help our pout look its very best. We love using the included Nightly Lip Treatment that has a sesame seed and Indian gentian extract blend that improves elasticity and reduces fine lines overnight. If you’re looking to smooth and restore your lips, we recommend this rejuvenating kit at just $26.

First Aid Beauty Shining Stars, $38 ($79 Value)

This season, we’re wishing for peace, joy and buttery soft skin. And thanks to this fab foursome created by First Aid Beauty, our last wish is bound to be granted. Shea butter and colloidal oatmeal work to deeply moisturize and protect skin while relieving it of rash and eczema symptoms. We love the included Ultra Repair Cream that keeps our dry skin hydrated from head-to-toe, without the greasy feeling. A $79 value, this holiday collection is an amazing deal at $38!

Erno Laszlo Cocktail Cleansing Set, $38

During the holidays, we probably wear much more makeup than normal and consume more alcohol, which can potentially wreak havoc on our skin. Thankfully, Erno Laszlo comes to our skin’s rescue with this must-have collection. Featuring three cleansing oils and a bar soap for the face, this kit detoxifies, balances and moisturizes to keep our complexions looking its best—all for $38!

Under $100

Dr. Dennis Gross Firm Believer, $68 ($138 Value)

They say seeing is believing and what better way to show off a revitalized complexion than with this anti-aging kit by Dr. Dennis Gross. Complete with four of the brand’s best-selling products—including a full size Ferulic and Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum that we love for toning our skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—this skin care set will unveil your most radiant self this holiday season. Valued at $138, we’re offering this collection for nearly half the cost at $68.

Peter Thomas Roth Mask-A-Holic Kit, $75 ($241 Value)

We can’t think of anything more fun and versatile in the skin care world than a face mask (bonus if it’s a staple in your “girls’ night in” gatherings). Featuring five travel-size masks and an all-in-one applicator, this set boasts dynamic ingredients like pumpkin enzymes and Irish moor mud that remove dead skin cells while drawing out toxins from your pores. Priced at $75 (valued at $241), this luxurious collection is the perfect way to treat yourself this season.

BY TERRY Preciosity Baume de Rose Trio Set, $75

Stop and smell the roses this holiday with BY TERRY’s Baume de Rose set. This trio is not only moisturizing, thanks to ingredients like coconut oil and rose essential wax, it also lends an unforgettable, feminine fragrance via rose flower extract. If you’re looking for the perfect way to pamper yourself this season, you can’t go wrong with this lovely $75 set.

Drunk Elephant Dermstore Exclusive Happy Hour Kit, $96 ($120 Value)

These clean and effective products from Drunk Elephant are must haves in everyone’s regimen. They are super easy to use and deliver powerful results. Exclusive to Dermstore, buy this kit now that saves you 20%!

Under $150

Avène Timeless Radiance ADVANCED Regimen, $105

Getting older may sound scary, but it doesn’t have to be, especially when we have access to phenomenal products that can help us age more gracefully. Take the Timeless Radiance ADVANCED Regimen, for starters. Avène offers some of their top-performing products in this set that works to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Blending active ingredients like hyaluronic acid and retinol, this travel-size kit boosts moisture levels while improving your skin tone.

Obagi ELASTIderm + Hydrate Gift Set, $130 ($162 Value)

Shea butter, marula and avocado oil may sound like the ingredients featured in a fancy dish, but Obagi includes them in this anti-aging set so you can gift yourself the look of beautiful, nourished skin. Complete with an eye cream and a facial moisturizer, this kit not only fights free radical damage but also boosts collagen production and prevents moisture loss. As a bonus, its included cosmetic bag is perfect for toting the two travel-size formulas.

$150 and Above

Elemis Pro-Collagen Perfect Duo, $190 ($285 Value)

Flawless skin is definitely at the top of our wish lists, and luckily for us, Elemis helps make it possible with this collagen-boosting duo. The award-winning Pro-Collagen Marine Cream in this kit boasts marine extract padina pavonica that can reduce wrinkle depth by up to 78% while increasing hydration by up to 45%. A $285 value, this holiday set is the ultimate way to treat yourself to a gorgeous complexion.

Lancer Skincare Dermstore Exclusive Day & Night Set, $196 ($280 Value)

Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle, this Dermstore-exclusive set boosts your skin’s hydration levels while smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It boasts stellar, anti-aging ingredients like marula oil and hyaluronic acid that visibly plump skin and improve its tone. If you’re looking to ward off the visible signs of aging, this $196 skin care kit is your best bet.

Rahimah Herd

Rahimah Herd is a Content & SEO analyst at Dermstore.  Throughout her copywriting career, she’s written across multiple categories from children’s footwear to home decor to young women... Read More >

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