Ok, let’s face it, not many of us are that thrilled about going out and facing the shops this year, right? Not with the dreaded maskne threatening to cause our skin more havoc! And even if we are, we might not be allowed to venture out! But Christmas is Christmas and there are still presents to buy. While dragging yourself down to the shops might seem like waaaay too much of a nightmare right now, a trip to your local clinic - or even just to their website - might be just the ticket for finding amazing skincare gift sets for friends, family...and maybe even yourself. There are some incredible products and sets out there right now that will allow your recipient (or yourself) to feel and look fantastic. Let’s check them out together…
Obagi Christmas Crackers
You can’t have Christmas without a cracker, right? And I don’t think there’s a better cracker out there than the Obagi Christmas cracker range. Obagi really had their festive caps on when they came up with this little treat! Not only is each cracker beautifully packaged, but there are different crackers to choose from based on your skin needs. So, whether you want to fight fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate your skin, brighten or more, there’s something for everyone, with prices from £50! Find out more over at Obagi, or at your local Obagi-stocked clinic. You'll find your nearest Obagi stockists here.
If you’re into your gadgets, there are plenty of choices out there that have the added benefit of giving you sumptuous skin while also being just pretty damn cool. So, if you want to reduce wrinkles on your forehead, crow’s feet, cheeks, nasolabial lines or jawline in a slightly different way, LightStim might just be the perfect at-home treatment for you. All you do is hold the device against your target area for 3 minutes and, using LED light therapy, the gadget emits light that reaches down into the skin to reduce the appearance of lines. It’s painless, non-invasive and there’s no downtime. Sound like your bag? Check out the deets, including prices, over on their website.
PCA Skin Micro Peel At-Home Kit
If you know someone who is screaming to get our for a chemical peel, why not give them the gift of an at-home peel instead. The effects of chemical peels can be incredible, so the fact that trusted, medical grade skincare brands like PCA Skin are now offering peels we can do at home, while we can't get out to clinics, is just brilliant!
The PCA Skin Micro Peel kit comes with nine gorgeous products and consists of three easy steps. And it doesn't matter whether your skin is dry, sensitive, oily or combination - the peel is for everyone. It works wonders on skin concerns like acne, ageing skin and discoloration. It's a great 'put your feet up and relax' kind of gift - with the added bonus of great skin.
As if lockdown wasn’t bad enough, it seems that it’s even aged us! Yup, according to our very own research, over a quarter of women say that the Covid lockdown has made them look older. The great news is that you don’t have to simply suck it up! There’s a plethora of skincare-related out there that claim to help minimise the signs of ageing.
If you haven’t forayed into Foreo’s fabulous skincare range, take a look at their offerings. One gadget that can be smoothly integrated into any skincare regimen is the Foreo Bear. Sounds cute, looks cute, works brilliantly. So, what is it? The Foreo Bear delivers low-voltage electrical microcurrents down into the muscles below the skin to tighten and tone skin, and boost collagen and elastin. It can be used on the cheeks, forehead, eye area and neck to give a rejuvenated look. Oh and they also have an awesome range of face masks, which work brilliantly as stocking fillers, so, you know...
AlumierMD At Home Renewal Kit
Nifty skincare bag - check! Gorgeous products - check! The AlumierMD At Home Renewal Kit gives you a great at-home skincare routine - and the results to go with it - that you’ll love. The kit includes the HydraBoost cleanser, the Bright&Clear Solution, the AHA Renewal Serum and the Retinol Eye Gel, so you can really hydrate, brighten and rejuvenate from the comfort of your own home. It’s a Christmas miracle - almost!
NEWA Starter Kit
If you’re a fan of radiofrequency, NEWA has a great range of kits that can be used to deliver radiofrequency energy deep down into the skin to stimulate collagen production and create a rejuvenated appearance. There are three kits to choose from: the first includes your radiofrequency device, plus a LIFT Activator Gel, a travel pouch and a high intensity booster serum that is full of growth factors and vitamin C, which is great for brightening skin; the second kit switches out the high intensity booster serum for a Helio 360° Oil Free Gel that helps protect against sun damage; and the third kit gives you all of the above. Not bad!
SkinCeuticals Illumination Gift Set
Skin illumination? I’m here for that! The SkinCeuticals Illumination Gift Set is a beautifully dynamic duo of products that work to target fine lines, uneven skin tone and discolouration.. So, what are these amazing products? Well, in this set, you get the Simply Clean gel cleanser to give a lovely, gentle cleanse and exfoliation (hello gorgeous skin texture!), and the Phloretin CF - an antioxidant vitamin C serum that combats discolouration as well as lines! These two heroes would make a great addition to someone’s skincare regimen.
So, find out which medical grade skincare brand your local aesthetic clinic works with and see what they recommend for you or your recipient’s skin type. If it’s for you, they’ll be able to assess your skin (either face to face or via an econsultation) to determine which products will work best for you to give you great results. If it’s for a friend or family member, a photo and description will give your practitioner a great idea of their skin needs.
Now, I’m off to heat some mulled wine, wrap some pressies and tuck into some stollen! Remember, great skin is not just for Christmas, but the Christmas gift of great skin care can last a lifetime!
Looking to give your own skincare routine a boost? Glowday is now offering an incredible new Skin Consultation service, where you can speak to a pro to get great medical-grade skincare product suggestions especially for your skin needs. And if you love the sound of these products, you'll get them delivered straight to your door. Merry Christmas, everyone!!