The skin care, beauty, grooming and holiday gift guide

From the tremendous luxurious to the tremendous reasonably priced, there’s one thing on this checklist for everybody.
This checklist is for the individual in your life who loves a skin masks selfie and may dwell at Sephora. With 20 choices to cowl them head to toe, the picks vary from under-the-radar gems (like Egyptian Magic Cream) to over-the-top luxurious (like Oribe hair care).

With just some weeks till Christmas, what are you ready for?

5 finest items in skin care

Egyptian Magic All-purpose Skin Cream is constructed from a mix of components that purportedly date again to the times of pharaohs. We’re undecided if King Tut used it but it surely has many modern-day functions as a lip balm, masks, make-up primer, eyebrow tamer, after-sun and scar care ointment, eczema therapy, cuticle softener, physique cream, break up ends tamer and make-up remover. It has a thick consistency; when warmed up in your palms, it turns into an oil that may be absorbed by skin or hair. Somewhat goes a good distance. Available at

Weleda is a famend title in botanical skin care and Skin Food is its hero product. Beloved for its nourishing components and consistency, this thick cream goes on face or physique and is especially useful with dry winter skin. Apply to dry patches on the face, toes, elbows and physique. The method (made up of lanolin, beeswax, candy almond, calendula and extra pure components) hasn’t modified for the reason that Nineteen Twenties. Available at and Amazon (30 mL).

Another cult product from the depths of Reddit’s strong skin care boards is the Corsx Advanced Snail Mucin Power Essence. (Yes, it’s constructed from filtered snail mucin.) This essence is a combination between a toner and a moisturizer; it provides the skin plenty of bounciness and pairs effectively with masks remedies. Available on Amazon. 

These weird-looking Dr. Jart Cryo Rubber Masks are an intensive, two-step therapy that doesn’t break the bank. There are 4 completely different choices: yellow (Vitamin C, for brightness), blue (hyaluronic acid, for moisture), inexperienced (allantoin, for soothing) and pink (collagen, for plumping). Available at Sephora. 

Biologique Recherche PS50 is tough to seek out, costly and has a pungent odor. It’s additionally one of the vital coveted and efficient skin care merchandise on the planet with a loyal worldwide fan base. There are just a few locations to seek out the product in Canada however with caveats: you will need to register to get the worth (usually about $100 a bottle) and it is typically offered out. For the true skin care devotee on your checklist, it could make a knock-out current. Available in Canada at Glow Therapy, Loshen and One-One Studio.

5 finest items in physique care

Dry scrub brushes are a comparatively cheap and underrated self-care therapy. Strong upward strokes (in the direction of the guts) earlier than a sizzling bathe might help circulation and exfoliate dry skin. (Once per week is ok as extra may irritate the skin.) Available on Amazon.

This Oui scrub works head to toe: the sugar crystals, glycerin and coconut oil method lathers (for scalp and hair) and gently exfoliates (for the scalp and physique). The rose and bergamot scent are delicate and the superb consistency makes it light sufficient for all skin varieties. Available at Sephora.

The no-frills packaging of Nécessaire’s packaging fits the fragrance-free method (preferrred for individuals who prefer to put on a perfume and not odor like lotion). Its enriching method is all about PH steadiness for the skin; nutritional vitamins B, A, C, E and omegas 3 and 6 are the highest components. Available at Sephora. 

Body oils are luxurious and a brilliant efficient and underutilized physique moisturizer. This one from Moroccan Oil is packaged in a twig bottle (helps with even software and avoiding spills) and constructed from a mix of argan, olive and avocado oils. Available on Amazon. 

Combining moisturizer and cleanser, this wealthy L’Occitane shea bathe oil is nice for parched winter skin. Available at Sephora. 

5 finest hair care items

Oribe is on the high finish of costs in hair care; the holiday gift units mix a number of merchandise in journey dimension (this one is Gold Lust & Repair shampoo and conditioner, plus Dry Texturing Spray). It’s a good way to deal with somebody who enjoys a little bit of luxurious of their on a regular basis routine. Available at Sephora.

For styling, Brilliantine by Bumble + bumble is going by the model’s description on the web site: “exhausting to outline.” It’s oil-based however not greasy, provides shine and provides hair a form of bed-head, tousled texture. Available at Sephora. 

For lengthy hair, a Tangle Teezer brush works in and out of the bathe and received’t injury strands; pair it with this gentle AG Haircare detangling mist. Both obtainable on Amazon. 

For a nourishing hair masks, amika’s The Kure is particularly for medium to thick hair and works to deal with break up ends, dryness and breakage. Available at Sephora. 

5 finest magnificence and grooming instruments

The Shu Umera eyelash roller is so iconic it was name-checked in The Devil Wears Prada film. Year after yr, it makes each “better of” checklist and customers rave concerning the high quality and longevity. Available at Sephora. 

Tweezerman tweezers are a little bit of a legend within the magnificence world due to the customer support (ship it to the power in New York and the corporate will sharpen them without cost) and sharp, angled design. Available at Amazon, Sephora and most drugstores. 

PMD (private microderm clear) Smart Facial gadget is a battery-operated silicone scrubber that digs deep to cleanse pores. Users love the ergonomic deal with and the mode choices (light and intense for cleansing and therapeutic massage). It’s cordless and doesn’t require a charger. Available at Amazon. (For a inexpensive, however nonetheless extremely rated, skin care brush, there’s the rotating Olay Regenerist face exfoliator.)

You might have already noticed Nurse Jamie’s signature therapeutic massage stick on a celeb’s Instagram feed. With 24 stones embedded within the curler, it helps soothe, de-puff and quickly elevate skin. This is particularly nice for travellers because it’s straightforward to pack and doesn’t require batteries. Available on Amazon.

Magnetic eyelashes sound like one thing out of a sci-fi film however they’re really fairly sensible. The course of does away with glue and as a substitute makes use of a magnetic eyeliner together with a set of lashes that sticks to it. Reviewers love the power to stay on thick lashes on demand. However, some observe that there’s some trial and error with software. Available at Sephora.

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