Everyone’s skin is different, which often makes shopping for skincare hard to do. That’s why it’s important to defer to skincare experts.
Just in time for the holidays, we have an abundance of doctor-approved gift sets from our fabulous, and more importantly, effective, medical-grade skincare brands. If you’re looking to buy holiday gifts for the beauty-lovers in your life, you might as well get them products you know will work.
We also wouldn’t blame you if you tried to snag a skincare goodie for yourself. The season of giving isn’t exclusively about giving to others…it’s the perfect time to treat yourself, too.
You could also think outside the gift box this season by treating your loved ones to a luxurious treatment at our spa. Trust us, a gift card for a medical aesthetic procedure with a bow on it looks equally as nice under the tree.
So whether you have dry, oily/acne-prone, ageing, or damaged skin, here are 12 holiday gifts for any skin type. Ready, set, glow.
For Dry Skin:
1. Alumier #LetItGlow
Let it snow, and let it glow! Curated for Christmas, this gift set from Alumier has three of the brand’s most effective products: the Enzymatic Peel to exfoliate dry skin, the Aqua Infusion Mask to hydrate, and the Recovery Balm to lock in moisture. Plus, it comes with a headband and specialty application brush. (Score.)
2. Gift card for a Hydradermabrasion Treatment (Glow and Go facial)
A hydradermabrasion treatment combines all your favourite facials in one: aspects of microdermabrasion for exfoliation, aspects of the chemical peel for skin renewal, and aspects of a spa facial to extract, cleanse, moisturize, and protect. It’s the best all-in-one gift you can give.
3. Vivier Hydrated Skin Gift Set
This luxurious hydrating gift set includes Vivier’s C E Peptides (the highest-quality stable vitamin C serum), Radiant Eye Contour Cream, and Daily Age-Defying Moisturizer to effortlessly smooth skin.
For Oily/Acne-Prone Skin:
1. Zo Skin Health, Complexion Clearing Program
Acne is such a frustrating skin condition, so wouldn’t it be nice to give the gift of a blemish-free complexion? The Complexion Clearing gift set from ZO Skin Health contains a comprehensive four-step program to clear acne fast by getting rid of excess oil, unclogging pores, and preventing inevitable future breakouts.
2. Éminence, Clear Skin Starter Set
When it comes to acne, everyone has to start somewhere. The award-winning Clear Skin Starter set from Éminence might just be the perfect gift for your acne-prone teen who’s just noticing blemishes for the first time. They’ll like it even more if they’re partial to all-natural products.
3. Gift card for a microdermabrasion
Exfoliating is the optimal way to get rid of acne and acne scarring, and sometimes, it’s best left to the professionals. ReNue has top-notch facials offering the latest in technology. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion exfoliate and clean your skin, making it a great gift for someone who wants to clear up any imperfections.
For Aging Skin:
1. Zo Skin Health, Anti-Aging Program
Many women wish they could bottle up their youth while they have it. Well, now you can gain it back in a bottle with the Zo Skin Health Anti-Ageing Program. The five-step regimen will make you look even more youthful than you already do by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Éminence, Age Corrective Starter Set
Looking younger is great, but looking ageless might be even better. The five products in Éminence’s Age Corrective Set use ingredients like bamboo and coconut combined with a Natural Retinol Alternative and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cell Technology to nourish and reduce signs of ageing. It won Best Anti-Aging Range at the Natural Health International Beauty Awards, so we can confidently say it will make a winning gift.
3. Gift card for wrinkle smoothing injectables
Wrinkle smoothing injectables, like BOTOX COSMETIC® and XEOMIN® COSMETIC™ are extremely popular ways to get rid of any signs of ageing—and fast. While this gift might be best suited for yourself, we see many women and men jumping at the chance to smooth out wrinkles around the eyes, lips, neck, and jaw. Skin will look tighter and rejuvenated within a couple of days.
This Brighter Skin Set from Vivier is perfect for those with hyperpigmentation. The three products inside—the Radiance Serum, Skin Brightening Cream, and Radiant Eye Contour Cream—reduce the appearance of dark spots to leave your skin looking merry and bright for the holidays. The gorgeous packaging is truly the icing on the cake and will be the crown jewel underneath the tree.
The experts at Alumier came out with the perfect gift set to cure hyperpigmentation and discolouration. The set contains the Lightening Lotion, an extremely effective and luxurious product to brighten your skin tone and leave it looking radiant. While this collection is for those with normal/oily skin, it also comes in a version for those with dry/sensitive skin.
3. Gift card for a Radiance IPL treatment
A Photo Rejuvenation (IPL) uses pulsed light to break up your skin’s pigment so it fades away. Offered at our Calgary Downtown, Calgary Seton, and Airdrie clinics, this next-gen light technology fades discolouration in 10 to 14 days. This treatment is great for the friend/family member who needs instant results.
Come Shop With Us
Stop by the clinic to do your holiday shopping, or call us to reserve your gift set and/or treatment. As always, if you’re not sure what skin type you or your loved one has, you can book a free consult with us. (That’s our gift to you.)