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Skin care is a self-care practice that many don’t take lightly. If you or someone you know can relate, this gift guide is right up your alley.
This year, skin care products, accessories and sets are available from tons of brands and retailers, but there are 10 that we’ve found that are actually useful and, dare we say, necessary to every skin care routine (sunscreen, anyone?).
From biodegradable, disposable face towels and a microfiber wristband that keeps water from running down your arms to a five-step Korean skin care set and a $25 sunscreen three-piece kit that’s a must-have for any routine, there’s something here for everyone and every skin type.
One of the easiest ways to harbor and transfer bacteria is with a standard face towel that you use over and over again. Since it hangs while damp after you dry your face, that moisture traps and grows bacteria that you just spread across your clean face the next time you cleanse.
CLEAN SKIN CLUB found the perfect way to combat this by creating the world’s first biodegradable, disposable face towels. After one use, just toss them in the trash. Over time, they’ll fully decompose on their own.
If you’re like me, you absolutely can’t stand the feel of soapy water running down your arms and elbows from washing your face in the morning and at night. To keep this from happening, I use these Wrist Spa Microfiber Absorbent Washbands — and they work like a charm.
The bands trap the water right at your wrist, keeping the rest of your arms — and your clothes — completely dry and mess-free.
3. Farmacy Healthy Skin Starter Kit, $42
Sephora has some really impressive skin care sets this year and this one has all of Farmacy’s best sellers like the Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm, the Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleansing Toner, the Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum and the Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer.
If you’re shopping for someone who just started loving skin care, this is the perfect starter set to get them.
In the fall and winter time, especially, keeping your skin barrier healthy and uncompromised is key. This keeps your skin from breaking out, drying out or getting too oily.
Skinfix is one of the best dermatologist-approved brands that’s made specifically for this purpose and this three-product kit has everything you need to protect both your face and hands.
Korean skin care is still one of the most effective and most popular beauty crazes in the world and this set is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to indulge in multiple steps.
The Soko Glam 2022 Best of K-Beauty set has five award-winning products that are suitable for all skin types. Included are the Good Light Cosmic Dew Water Cleanser, the Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner, the Manyo Factory Bifida Biome Complex Ampoule, the Then I Met You Renewing Rich Beauty Cream and the Live Tinted Hueguard.
6. MEDIHEAL Sheel Mask Heroes, $11.94
A sheet mask is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to treat and calm your skin and this six-piece Sheet Mask Heroes set comes with Mediheal’s top-selling picks that are great for all skin types. There’s one for hydrating, lighting and firming, tightening, blemish control, brightening and protein boosting.
7. Pure Daily Care 3-in-1 Nano Ionic Facial Steamer and Humidifier, $39.95 (Orig. $64.95)
Facial steamers are said to unclog your pores and allow for your skin care products to easily and more effectively penetrate your skin barrier. The Pure Daily Care 3-in-1 Nano Ionic Facial Steamer is one of the best-selling options on the market with over 30,000 Amazon shoppers raving about how well it works.
Also, when you’re not using it for your skin, it also doubles as a humidifier and comes with a five-piece skin care tools kit to extract blackheads.
If you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your skin care-loving friend, these next two products are the ones to buy. Pimple patches are some of the safest, easiest and most affordable ways to literally remove and reduce blemishes overnight. This 42-piece set from The Klog retails for just $6.
Those with dry skin know the struggles it takes to keep your skin hydrated, especially in the colder months.
Snail mucin is a powerhouse ingredient that deeply hydrates, nourishes and plumps the skin, and it’s 90% of The Klog Snail Mucin Energy Essence. This product is a fast-absorbing gel-to-liquid formula specifically made to tackle dryness and dehydration. After using it for three months, it’s quickly become my favorite skin care product in a while.
It’s fragrance-free, incredibly hydrating and skin-soothing and, best of all, affordable! Apply this right after your toner and before your serum.
Sunscreen is, hands down, the most important skin care ingredient you can possibly use. None of the products you use will work to their full potential if you don’t protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays, year-round.
If you can’t decide on one SPF and would rather sample a few best sellers, the Supergoop!’s SPF Bestsellers Starter Kit is the one to buy. It comes with the Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, the PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 and the Glowscreen SPF 40.
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